What it's like to achieve success in innovation
For over 16 years, world-class companies have turned to Imaginatik for leadership and consulting on how to best manage innovation. Imaginatik’s Innovation Central collaboration platform helps to scale their innovation program across the enterprise, and Imaginatik has helped design and implement innovation and idea management programs in more than 400 engagements.
The companies we work with come from a wide range of industries but they all enjoy the same outcome: real results from discovering new business opportunities, increasing annual savings, and reducing waste in their respective organizations.
Windsor Foods, a world-leading manufacturer and marketer of frozen ethnic foods, used Innovation Central to develop a platform for employees across the U.S. to collaborate with each other. This newly engaged employee community directly translated into real business value.
“Imaginatik’s Innovation Central software and best-practices support have been instrumental to our success toward introducing our entire organization to processes and tools for a long-term sustainable innovation culture,” said Lynn Hall, SVP Revenue Team, Windsor Foods.
Pitney Bowes, a software and hardware manufacturer and communication service provider, used the platform to execute ideas for innovation.
“Fortunately for us, Imaginatik’s innovation solution provides both scale and flexibility – an important resource to help us reach ‘best-in-class’ innovation competency,” explained Jeff Pierce, Pitney Bowes’ Innovation Architect.
The Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical organization. CTI uses Innovation Central to combine the ideas of those at leading Academic Medical Centers with CTI’s technology and resources.
A CTI Alliance member said, “Imaginatik was really an extension of our team. Having this site set up to do this was an integral part of the collaboration process. Without it I don’t think we’d be where we are today.”
Ladbrokes, a global leader in online betting and gaming, worked with Imaginatik in order to better understand its innovation maturity and use that knowledge to design the most effective innovation program for its unique business model. Ladbrokes later used Innovation Central to engage employees in shaping the customer experience.
“There’s no point in running a challenge if you don’t have resources for implementation. We knew there was a project ongoing that looked at shop redesigns,” said Colin Smith, Customer Experience Program Manager. “We took the good ideas and put them directly into that program.”
Goodyear, a world-leading tire manufacturer, implemented collaborative innovation within its supply chain with Innovation Central as the hub.
Yves Sinner, Idea Portfolio Manager for Goodyear, said, “Goodyear’s success lies in creating a productive, efficient and secure environment for solving complex problems collaboratively within the supply chain. We see Imaginatik as an important part of that success.”