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Sideways 6

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Integrated crowdsourcing and idea management

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Sideways 6 review by Steve G.
Steve G.
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"Works out of the box with great support"

What do you like best?

I like its simplicity and versatility. If you're a small comms team, Sideways 6 is like having an extra member, helping you with internal social.

What do you dislike?

The preview mode for scheduled posts could be better. The site doesn't seem to remember my login credentials, so I find myself having to type them in multiple times each day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking to get more out of Yammer as a serious business tool, Sideways 6 does a lot of the grunt work and can help you unlock the power of internal social.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Early days, but it's been useful for launching our Yammer education campaign and also harvesting insights and league tables on where the best ideas and most activity is coming from.

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Sideways 6 review by Administrator
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"First campaign with Sideways6 a roaring success"

What do you like best?

The interaction with customers from the team is excellent, whenever I had a question I could ask the live chat or email our customer success manager, and they would ensure to get to the bottom of any questions we had. I love the stages that you can set up to move submitted posts through to work like a pipeline and to more easily manage the flow of ideas through to review and outcomes. This also makes it possible to use Sideways6 as a presentation tool in terms of the dashboard to update stakeholders on the successes of the campaign.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be a bit boring to navigate, but is ultimately sleek and minimalistic - it does the job it is required to do. Sometimes I wish it had a few more gamification badges perhaps, and the number of clicks for certain actions can mean some processes are a little long.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find the way that Sideways6 can work for you and your project/campaign, its very flexible and there are lots of ways to use it to reduce your manual workload.

If you find a feature that doesn't work as intuitively as you need it to, discuss with the customer success manager and product team as chances are its either in the product roadmap, or it could be with your feedback.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Sideways6 on a company wide crowdsourcing campaign for ideas to solve and improve problems in colleagues' working lives. Its benefits are huge, including the mass management of a large number of ideas on the platform rather than having to manually pull them into a spreadsheet from Yammer.

What Idea Management solution do you use?

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Sideways 6 review by Karen A.
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"A fantastic platform for idea capture"

What do you like best?

The team at Sideways 6 offer the best support! Justine has been there every step of the way during implementation and has provided information at just the right level.

What do you dislike?

I use a laptop and find the text is really small and difficult to read - could the font size be increased?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Talk to the team at Sideways 6 and find out how it could work with Yammer for you. They really take the time to show you the ways that you can use the platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sideways 6 has offered a solution our Yammer onboarding in a seamless and streamlined way.

The platform offers a fantastic opportunity to capture crowdsourced ideas and prgress these forward to an end result.

Sideways 6 review by Carlo D.
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"Simplify my Yammer searches"

What do you like best?

one tool to pull data from different yammer groups to simplify my searches and report all in one easy manageable area.

What do you dislike?

The setup could be easier and more intuitive, challenges and other words do not appropriately define the characteristics of their purpose.

Recommendations to others considering the product

one tool to simplify yammer searches, try it and see for yourself how easy it is

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

users post on different threads/groups on topics i need to be aware of. Ease of access to all via the centralised Sideways6 operation.

Sideways 6 review by Adam W.
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"Excellent ideas management tool and support"

What do you like best?

Sideways 6 provides powerful content management for Yammer groups and challenges that helps you keep track of ideas, whereas using Yammer itself may mean those great ideas could get lost.

The platform user interface is simple to understand and easy on the eye...always useful for if you're going to be looking at it for a long time!

Best of all is the relationship we've developed with the team at Sideways 6. They've always been on hand to support with any issues or questions we may have, and have been hugely receptive to feedback on how the platform could be developed to suit our ever-demanding needs.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally the system can lag / run slowly. We're aware this could be linked to the amount of data we're putting through it at any one time, however, and as above the team have always been on hand to support where needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- BAU Idea Management

- Running dedicated challenges and campaigns to drive ideas in certain areas

- Helping make sense of and group together common posts, and split out between feedback and true ideas

Sideways 6 review by Administrator
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"Idea management platform for global business services centres"

What do you like best?

In the project of set up idea management platform for global business services centres we valued the product for being cloud based solution that enables structuring gathered information and its management. Communication feature with ability to predefine notification templates to users to standardise response types, and scheduling notifications to engage and remind employees on the campaign.

What do you dislike?

Basic product lacked extended KPI measures on platform users (if reviews are run in a timely manner, where are the bottlenecks).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Engagement of employees to share their ideas, which resulted in performing continuous improvement projects and activities.

Sideways 6 review by Warwick S.
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"Excellent product from a friendly team"

What do you like best?

It's streamlined and largely intuitive - crisply designed and presented. Simplifies a process that would be laborious using older methods and encourages participation/collaborations across the organisation. And the human team behind it are enthusiastic, friendly and sharp.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the interface could be simplified still further (for amateurs like me)? There were times when I was trying to do the right thing but in the wrong panel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend the product and the team

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Driving yammer engagement/take-up across a sceptical organisation, in particular running and analysing as staff ideas campaign.

Sideways 6 review by Administrator
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"A great bolt on for yammer"

What do you like best?

I love the way that Sideways allows the team to manage the ideas through the stages, and statuses from end to end.

I also think that it is great that the Sideways team are always actively willing to listen to suggestions for improving the system and processes

What do you dislike?

As with all online systems there can be delays and timing issues at time

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great crowdsourcing addition

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have seen a number of great successes through our process that Sideways have helped us manage

Sideways 6 review by Ryan C.
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"Easy to use, great product"

What do you like best?

Product is easy to use, makes capturing ideas from people all around the business simple and easy to review. Attentive staff who make sure they cater for individual needs.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to note. Anything that we have required to change has been done so very quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend, easy to use, support from S6 fantastic and very agile when dealing with changes required.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Company wide problems linked to commercial priorities. Easy to capture all of our people's idea with very little manual work required. Simple rating system enabling appropriate managers to review the idea.

Sideways 6 review by Liam A.
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"Using Sideways 6 "

What do you like best?

The introduction of Sideways 6 in my company enabled a new way of working, allowing the whole organisation (globally) to quickly and easily share their ideas throughout our business. What appealed to us was the focus on the key three pillars of our organisation: ideation, insights and innovation. We're a consultancy based on London, UK and our clients depend on us to be their creative arm; Sideways 6 allows us to become more profitable, by sharing ideas for new projects, new ideas around the office, new ideas within the industry, in one central location. It also helps our organisation be more engaged with our employees; peoples voices are actually heard.

What do you dislike?

We were concious about implementing the solution and thought to ourselves, it is enough? The success of the implementation is measured by converting ideas into actionable movements and how effectively a persons voice is heard. Perhaps our only dislike is the lack of analytical features supporting the application. However, we have regular contact with the team at Sideways 6 and the account managers say they this is part of a next release.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking to transform your internal business processes and introduce a new idea management tool focused on your people, the Sideways 6 should certainly be considered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved a number of business problems, perhaps the largest is the way we log time sheets. We had a big problem with teams not updating their time sheets. The business challenged the employees to voice their opinion, since we have released a new time sheet programme into the business and are using a new tool (thank-god!) to make things easier.

We had a number of problems around internal announcements; many of the teams felt they were not receiving information as others were. We made changes to our Intranet and made sure that HR Teams broadcast information on a fair scale.

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