Thursday, October 11, 2007

Other Names for Idea Management Systems

The StufBangkok blog suggests that Idea Management Systems go by many names, including Employee Suggestion Scheme or Idea Capture Scheme in the UK, and Employee Suggestion System in the USA.

Other terms include Innovation Management or Innovation Management System. From a New Product Development (NPD) perspective, it might also be called the Idea Generation stage of the process.

The terms evolve over time, and it might not be the case that regional usage is so definite. But it is useful to be reminded that sometimes people are using different terms to refer to the same processes and systems.

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