The Innovation App is a tool available on the Marketplace. It fosters innovation through bottom-up idea sharing, allowing employees to submit ideas and users with voting rights to vote on these ideas.
The feature consists of streams and a voting tool.
All users with write permissions can submit ideas within the streams, which sync automatically with the voting tool. All posts on the streams appear in the voting tool.
All users with read permissions have voting rights and can vote on the ideas in the voting tool via a navigation extension accessible under the “More” tab:
Each voting user has an amount of points that they can “spend” to vote up ideas in a given time period. They can allocate the points as they see fit, e.g. spend all voting points on one or two ideas or split among many ideas depending on what they like.
It is possible to withdraw spent points to re-allocate them to a different idea before the end of the time period.
At the end of the innovation period, a post is generated on the stream with the results of voting and the top voted idea is reposted.