Planview Spigit Pros and Cons

Planview Spigit Pros

Eli Gerson
Manager of Innovation at Ameren Corporation
The nice thing is how flexible it is. We can run very small challenges. We can run very large challenges. We haven't had a company-wide challenge but we hope to have one this year. We can run a challenge within a day, with several features, or we can run a challenge over two months or an always-on challenge. We can have different goals, whether they be about culture, workplace improvements, business solutions, or strategic issues.
It has an "Apple" approach where, when you open it, you understand how most of the functionality and features work. With just a little bit of guidance or training, and the videos that we watched, we were up and running really quickly.
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Kori Patrick
Technical Manager, Innovation R&D at Enbridge Gas
The ability to collect ideas for people to be able to comment and vote. We like the pairwise portion of it. It is just a simple way in which people can post ideas and review other ideas. We have used it out-of-the-box, without doing much customization.
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Nick Tso
Sr. Manager of Strategy at Sutter Health
The fully customizable, dynamic platform enables you to get the right feedback earlier on, so in the future you can save real dollars while engaging your employees throughout the entirety of the process.
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JoanSureshkumar
Sr Innovation Coordinator at Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
The biggest impact of using Planview would be that we were able to bridge the silos which existed between a lot of different departments or even locations. We have a very large team member base of about 75,000 employees across various different parts of the country. Being able to bridge that gap and have a way for everybody to communicate together to collaborate together, that was a first for our organization. That's been one of the most valuable things that we've seen. We also see those results in our organizational health survey as well. Our team members truly feel like this is a very inclusive, innovative company. That's been beneficial.
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AntoinetteBurrell-Willoams
Business Analyst at American Express
The most valuable feature of Spigit is the fact that we can reach so many people with crowdsourcing. We can go across departments and branches, still being engaged and doing it so quickly.
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reviewer1289688
Innovation Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The voting ability is its most valuable feature. Teammates can vote an idea up or down. They can also offer feedback, and that feedback is instantaneous. It is a tool which allows us to gauge the temperature of certain product enhancements. Our system enhancements are potential areas of gaps that we have in our business.
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reviewer1286520
Lead Intellectual Property Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
As a global organization, we are able to allow all our associates around the world to contribute and collaborate.
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Planview Spigit Cons

Eli Gerson
Manager of Innovation at Ameren Corporation
There are times when some of the system aspects move a little bit slowly, but that's a pretty minor complaint. For the most part, those are things that we see behind the scenes as administrators or moderators of challenges.
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Kori Patrick
Technical Manager, Innovation R&D at Enbridge Gas
It does enable us to consolidate duplicate responses from employees, but it is difficult sometimes. We are running a challenge right now with two ideas that are pretty close and duplicate. Once they're out there and a significant amount of people have voted on them, it's hard to consolidate or merge them. The merge feature is not very clear, so it basically hides one of the ideas, removing and archiving it. I don't know if that's the best way to do it. I would want to make the secondary idea still visible, but put it under as a possible subidea to the parent idea.
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Nick Tso
Sr. Manager of Strategy at Sutter Health
The backend configuration could be a little bit easier to configure. It was a little bit cumbersome for a layman to understand how to design some of the functionality and programming on the backend. Although they do offer training courses to support building that skillset.
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JoanSureshkumar
Sr Innovation Coordinator at Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Our biggest issue would be whenever there is an update or upgrade version, there are some things that break in the links between some of the login things on the back-end. The Planview team has done a great job of trying to put together information ahead of time and having different sessions to inform us. However, there are some things that we always end up finding in the test sessions after the updates have been done. Once we get those things ironed out, it's perfectly fine until the next upgrade. We've gone through about three upgrades, and it's happened all three times. That's the biggest pain point that we've had.
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AntoinetteBurrell-Willoams
Business Analyst at American Express
I would like more of an ability to create reporting. There are dashboards in there and they are awesome. Maybe there is probably a training class or something that they should do. I went to the Spigit training, but we didn't get into the reporting side, at least not when it came to being able to build your own reports. They showed us the reporting and where it was, but there were already dashboards built into the platform. I would like to be able to go in, create my own reporting, and take out the information and data that I feel is relevant.
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reviewer1289688
Innovation Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't really leveraged the reports. The reports are sort of difficult and archaic, e.g., how it downloads into Excel. They are not in a usable manner where other people can look at them. I personally will look at them, but the reports are not the easiest to generate from their system.
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reviewer1286520
Lead Intellectual Property Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Setting up a challenge timeline is a bit tedious and could be improved. in Spigit, the timeline is done with phases. You have to manually enter the start and stop of each phase. When you change one, all subsequent phases get changed automatically but are not consistent with the way you had it. There is a lot of double checking. This could be simplified to: I want this to start here and go for this many days. It would be a lot easier on the setup.
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Learn what your peers think about Planview Spigit. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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