We have compiled a list of our most significant software updates from the past year, grouped into five focus areas. These updates have been designed to help our customers around the world make innovation more accessible and efficient. By using these tools, our customers and their teams have been able to achieve better results in less time, using smarter, more effective approaches to innovation.
- Automation & Workflow - we know that time is of the essence for everyone (not only in innovation). As a result, we have designed features that help you streamline your processes, get more done in less time and reduce efforts working on your innovation activities.
- Engagement & Gamification - leveraging the power of collective intelligence is essential for reducing bias and realizing the full potential of your team and external stakeholders. We’ve introduced new features that foster engagement and collaboration so that you can tap into the knowledge and expertise of your colleagues, experts, customers, and other stakeholders (both internal and external) for better results.
- Dashboard & Reporting - prioritizing projects and rationalizing resource allocation with clear indicators and ROII is a prerequisite for portfolio management. We have developed several features to help you identify potential gaps in your innovation efforts, preempt bottlenecks, visualize cost savings and make more informed decisions.
- Content & Insights - understanding cross-industry trends and emerging technologies can help you future-proof your innovation portfolio. Our curated collection of content & insights will help you stay informed about the latest developments in your industry, navigate the future beyond 2023+, and stay ahead of the curve.
- Security & Compliance - aligning with personal information and data protection regulation and law is critical when operating in a corporate Enterprise-grade environment. We've introduced new features to help you maintain compliance and protect your business.
Let's dive in to understand what these updates look like and what they might mean for your business!
1. Automation & Workflow
We've updated the ITONICS software to include more automation and workflow options that support efficient and practical innovation. Widely used, making work faster, easier, and more consistent, automation and workflows complete manual, labor-intensive, and repetitive tasks without human input so that you have the time to focus on what matters most.
Recommendations for relations, tags, and experts: This feature helps users quickly and easily organize keywords or themes (tags) to reveal constellations of topical interest areas for quick analysis. These intelligent recommendations help teams arrive at more profound insights and conclusions about the data faster. We've also included suggestions that help identify relevant individuals, subject matter experts, and/or organizations (relations) worthwhile connecting and collaborating with on the respective innovation projects.
Enrichments from Crunchbase and Tracxn: ITONICS now offers a feature that automatically enriches company and startup profiles with data from Crunchbase and Tracxn. This feature makes it easier for users to access and update information about businesses and startups and helps to ensure that profiles are accurate and up-to-date.
Custom reminders: Never miss a beat! Users can set custom reminders for themselves or others to ensure essential tasks or deadlines related to innovation projects are met on time. These reminders can be set to occur at a specific time or on a recurring basis for easy project management.
Aggregated and weighted ratings: Receiving and consolidating collaborative input can be an intensive process. We have updated our system to provide aggregated and weighted ratings of various criteria for a particular topic collected from multiple users. Evidence of ratings removes bias and contributes to efficient transparency in the innovation process.
2. Engagement & Gamification
Building a culture of innovation requires effective communication of insights, activities, and updates to your interested community. While there are many ways to communicate key findings from innovation activities, we've shipped several features to enhance user experience and increase engagement in the ITONICS platform.
Activity points and badges: This feature rewards the user for participating in innovation activities or achieving certain milestones. Users can earn points and badges for completing tasks, collaborating with others, or contributing valuable insights. These points and badges can be customized to match the specific goals and values of the organization.
Custom notifications: Custom notifications are set to inform users of updates relevant to them. This feature allows users to receive notifications when specific events or conditions occur, such as when a project is assigned to them or when a new idea is submitted. Users can customize their notification preferences to only receive notifications for the events or conditions that are most applicable to them.
Radar embed: Building a culture of innovation requires effective communication of insights, activities, and updates to your interested community. While there are many ways to communicate key findings from innovation activities, we’ve shipped a highly requested feature to support this: Embed.
3. Dashboard & Reporting
Dashboards and reporting provide a comprehensive overview of innovation practices, performance, and results, making it easier to identify areas of improvement and take data-driven decisions. They provide a clear view of the progress of innovation initiatives, enabling teams to prioritize their resources and time more effectively. We’ve introduced several new features to enable managers to track the effectiveness of their innovation efforts, identify areas that need improvement and make informed decisions that can drive innovation forward.
Custom dashboards: This feature allows users to create their own customized dashboards to display relevant information, such as project progress, resource allocation, or key performance indicators (KPIs). These dashboards can be tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of the user or the organization.
Optimized newsletter templates: This feature provides users with pre-designed templates for creating newsletters, making it easier to create professional and visually appealing newsletters that are optimized for various devices and email clients.
Enhanced export capabilities: This feature gives users more options and flexibility for exporting data or reports from the platform. Users can choose from a variety of formats, such as CSV, Excel, or PDF, and can customize the data or layout of the exported documents as needed.
4. Content & Insights
With strategic foresight, organizations can identify potential opportunities for innovation, develop strategies to capitalize on them and make informed decisions about how to allocate resources and efforts. By taking a proactive approach to innovation, organizations can create a competitive edge, stay ahead of the competition, and stay relevant in the marketplace. To get you there faster, we have updated our system to include the ITONICS Trends and Technologies as the ultimate starter pack for teams building an innovation strategy that looks beyond 2023.
Our analysts have curated a collection of over 170 emerging technologies and trends that can help you future-proof your innovation activities and identify new opportunities and risks. This annual update is designed to help you easily access and understand the drivers of change and inspirations that are most relevant to your industry or market.
With our Industry and Megatrend Presets, you can filter down to the trends and technologies that hold the greatest potential impact for your business. Don't miss out on this valuable resource for staying up-to-date and ahead of the game.
Industry Presets: This feature provides users with pre-selected and curated content, such as trends and technologies, that are most relevant to specific industries. This helps users to more easily and efficiently access information that is relevant to their own industry, rather than having to search through a large and potentially unrelated set of content.
Industry Presets include trends and technologies most relevant to:
- Aerospace & Defense
- Banking & Finance
- Chemicals & Materials
- Food & Drink
- Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
- Information & Communication Technology
Megatrend Presets: This feature provides users with pre-selected and curated content on global megatrends, which are long-term trends that are likely to have a significant impact on society, business, and technology. These presets help users to understand and anticipate the future direction of various industries and markets, and to identify opportunities for innovation.
Megatrend Presets include trends and technologies most relevant to:
- Digital Transformation
- Future of Work
- Sustainability Imperative
What’s more, you can copy the content you have identified as most relevant to your business into your own workspace for further analysis. This allows you to visualize, collaboratively rate, and continuously monitor drivers of change.
5. Security & Compliance
Companies that fail to prioritize security and compliance risk financial losses and damage to their reputation. Security and compliance are essential to ensure that any new ideas, products, or services being developed are kept secure and that the data and information related to them is protected. Compliance also helps to protect companies from costly fines and penalties for non-compliance, allowing them to focus more on innovation and growth. We’ve introduced several new features to ensure that you are able to keep to industry standards.
System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM): This feature allows users to manage the identity of users across multiple domains or systems. SCIM enables users to create, update, and delete user accounts, as well as assign roles and permissions, in a standardized and automated way. This helps to ensure that user identities are consistent and secure across all domains and systems.
OAuth2 for REST API authentication: This feature provides users with a secure and standardized way to authenticate and authorize access to REST APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). OAuth2 is a widely used authorization framework that enables users to grant third-party applications access to their data or resources, without sharing their login credentials.
Two-Factor Authentication: This feature adds an extra layer of security to user accounts by requiring users to provide a one-time code sent via email in addition to their username and password. Two-Factor Authentication helps to prevent unauthorized access to user accounts, even if the username and password have been compromised
We are always working to improve and expand our software to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Stay tuned for more new features in 2023 that will help you and your teams to empower and scale innovation. Whether you are looking to automate your workflow, engage and collaborate with others, optimize your portfolio, access valuable insights, or maintain compliance, we have tools and resources that can help. We are committed to providing you with the best possible tools and support to help you drive innovation, and we hope that you will continue to join us on this journey.
See the ITONICS Innovation OS in action