Organize your innovation priorities as campaigns and control the user participation process for idea submissions according to each campaign's requirements.
Framing your ideation goals clearly and casting them crisply into questions is crucial for your idea campaign. Create effective idea forms using our forms manager.
Categories help segment the ideation space into topics. Or use them to map idea submissions to your organizational structure. Setup category owners and notifications.
Idea teams allow users to work together on an idea, sharing tasks and updating documents. Create teams via invites (invitations mode) or via sign-ups (self-forming mode).
Define a series of lifecycle stages that an idea goes through before it is accepted, rejected, or deferred. These stages help filter a few good candidates from a large set of ideas.
Automate your idea pipeline with graduation thresholds at each stage. Ideas advance based on volume of community activity as well as the quality of interactions.
Administrators can change idea lifecycle stage manually any time even if automated idea graduation is on.
Each graduation stage can be set up with an expiration period. If the idea does not graduate in that time, its automatically closed and put in rejected stage.
Streamline panel reviews of ideas by using consistent evaluation criteria. Assign reviewers, track completed reviews and send reminders for pending ones.
Allow reviewers to post private comments on ideas and share them with rest of the evaluation team. These comments are not shown to other users.
An idea stream widget is available for sharing ideas in an activity stream format. Filter and search ideas based on search keywords, categories, and idea stages.
Involve large user groups to discuss concepts and develop ideas. Get diverse inputs, ask questions and provide feedback. Evaluate ideas via various crowd voting mechanisms.
Follow other users and subscribe to categories, ideas, and comments. Get email digests of subscribed activity on a daily or weekly basis based on user preference.
Publish content from the entire community as well as individual categories, ideas, and comments as RSS feed to related websites. Protect secure content using RSS tokens.
Social Lair uses a dual currency system to incentivize users. Activity points promote user participation while achievement points encourage high quality contributions.
Built-in store allows users to exchange points for rewards. Administrators can easily add store items, track and approve orders, and manage email notifications.
Publish top users and ideas based on popular vote, social network metrics & currency value. Motivate meaningful participation via peer recognition and competition.
Idea market is a fun & effective way to rank top ideas instead of popular voting. Users invest virtual currency to buy stocks in ideas they like and realize profits if their value rises.
Monitor user activity to automatic-ally recommend ideas and potential collaborators. Easily discover like people and ideas in communities with long tail distributions.
Our text analytics engine detects key phrases used frequently in user discussions. Identify conversational themes by automatically parsing the corpus of ideas and comments.
Track community health through advanced metrics on quality of Participation, Connection between community members, and volume of Conversations between them.
Monitor visitor & activity history as well as other community statistics using several pre-defined reports. Create custom reports with charts. Export as PDF and Excel files.
Communities can be configured to be public, protected (requires log in), private (by invitation only), or domain-restricted (only users with a given email domain are allowed).
User authentication can be delegated to the company active directory. Groups in active directory can be mapped to Social Lair roles.
External communities can be set up to allow users with Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn accounts to login using those authentication credentials.
Use encrypted URLs to allow user logins without registration. Users click a personalized URL from their email. Great for quick participation in short-lived campaigns.
Track campaign performance and participation rates by location, demographics etc. Setup custom attributes in user profile to manage that data.
Administrators can easily invite new users, update existing user accounts as well as perform bulk user imports using CSV files.
Customize password selection, account lockout and reset policies per your needs. Automated lost password retrieval and password reset process.
Software-as-a-Service hosted on Amazon AWS Cloud. Choose from a shared, multi-tenant environment or your own dedicated instance. Secure. Scalable. Full Service.
Your site as well as each of the idea campaigns can be easily customized with your logo, branding & colors, and css stylesheets using Social Lair's theme editor.
Our REST-based web APIs and composite application framework allows flexible integration of the idea management system with existing enterprise applications.
Discover similar content and people from external sites like Twitter, Wikipedia and others. Capture the pulse of social media channels for your community.