IdeaScale, the California-based innovation management solution, acquired InnovationManagement.se (IM), the world’s leading platform for cutting-edge innovation management content, best practices and online training programs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal will enable the company to offer an end-to-end innovation solution for organizations of all sizes.
The deal comes as part of IdeaScale’s goal to enhance its offerings and offer an end-to-end innovation solution for organizations of all sizes. As part of the transaction, IdeaScale will now offer fully-featured IM training programs to their existing customers and partners.
Rob Hoenhn, CEO of IdeaScale, said in a statement:
“Innovation was once thought to be the purview of the elite, accessible only to a closed group of researchers,” and also added this: “What we’re seeing is a trend towards openness everywhere and that means making it easy for anyone, anywhere to introduce significant, positive change – whether they\’re an experienced innovation practitioner or not. Innovationmanagement.se clearly shares this goal.”
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Berkeley, California, IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more than 25,000 customers and 4.5 million users. IdeaScale’s software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and delivered on the back-end, making IdeaScale the engine of innovation. It customers includes industry Citrix, EA Sports, Princess Cruises, NBC, NASA, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Xerox, and the US Navy.
InnovationManagement.se is the world\’s leading platform for cutting-edge innovation management content, best practices and online training programs. It clients Include: Ericsson, Cognizant, BNP Paribas, EY, Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd., Weatherchem Corp, PCCW Global and etc.