Kindling

Kindling

4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

From startups to multinational corporations, organizations all around the world engage their people in conversations around ideas to address their most pressing needs and compelling opportunities.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $200.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Kindling
  • www.kindlingapp.com/
  • Founded 2009
  • United States

About Kindling

Kindling is innovation software that people enjoy using. Whether by smartphone on the run or by laptop in a meeting, people use Kindling to suggest new product features, address operational waste, enhance their customer's experience, and build a better work environment. From early-stage startups to multinational corporations, organizations all around the world engage their people in conversations around ideas to address their most pressing needs and compelling opportunities.


Kindling Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration
  • Creator Tracking
  • Idea Ranking
  • Project Tracking
  • Status Tracking

Kindling Reviews

Good for gathering internal product feedback

May 04, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: One of the challenges we've had at Beatport is establishing a clear way for the team members not part of the product group to give feedback and make suggestions. Kindling has been the channel that we point people to and it helps to get those conversations out of the hallway or email.

We've also used campaigns for gathering new product ideas and people really respond well to them.

The team is very willing to go above and beyond to help set up and leverage the product in the best way for our group and that's really helped. Rarely do you see that kind of support after a sale is closed.

Showcasing idea management in a graduate course setting

May 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I teach a course in a graduate program that looks at innovative ways of working and learning in networked environments. Idea management is one of the topics we explore.

Kindling has been ideal for introducing the students in the course - who are all experienced working professionals (10-12 years business experience on average) - to how idea management software can impact organizational and departmental innovation.

The software is incredibly intuitive and easy to use, which allows us to focus on the process of idea management and not on learning the tools of idea management. I literally spend no time providing any "how-to's" on the software to student participants.

I particularly like the ease with which participants can have dialogue around an idea "Campaign." The collaboration/discussion features make it easy to move an idea-generation process to one that is conversation-rich, vs. just cranking out ideas. Both feed each other in our experience. I also like the evaluation capability - it's providing us with an opportunity to experiment with different models of evaluating.

Finally - I find Kindling Academy (the knowledge base) to be a treasure. Clear, easy to find resources. And great insights and tips on more than just product features, but effective practices as well.

Glad to have had the opportunity to work with Kindling in my course.

Easy-to-use, great software for supporting open innovation.

May 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used this software at two different companies to support our product development efforts. I also recommend it to clients on a regular basis.

It's easy to use.

It allows everyone in the company to contribute ideas for how to solve specific challenges the company is facing.

People can vote and evaluate ideas.

It's easy to see who is participating, which ideas are popular, and which are the most promising to pursue.

I can't imagine building innovative products without it.

Solid product. Great for rallying people around goals.

May 01, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've used Kindling in a few key settings and campaigns here at SFX. When we're trying to rally people around a particular goal, it's a great way to do it (and kind of fun). Setting up and managing campaigns is really easy and easy to track.

There are some niggling UI issues, but nothing earth shattering. Highly recommended.