Gathering ideas is an essential step of the process. Because without ideas, there’s nothing to manage, right? If you struggle with a lack of ideas or the opposite – a high volume of ideas to be processed, the right tool can help you achieve your goals. With eKaizen, anybody can submit an idea (including attachments) from any device whenever they want to. All ideas are automatically sorted and responsible users immediately notified of new additions.
Organize and sort
The most effective and transparent way to organize projects? We say a kanban board. Our kanban board is fully customizable, meaning you can select what is relevant for you. Choose the scope of information you want to have on cards and the number of project stages. Use advanced filters to get an immediate picture of ideas from different workstations or improvement areas. One click and you find all the ideas from one author or managed by a particular employee. Tags help you highlight and group ideas based on specific criteria.
Manage idea lifecycle
Each idea goes through a unified lifecycle – from submission through evaluation to execution. eKaizen helps you manage improvement projects from A to Z, leading you every step of the way. But we know that different ideas require different workflows. That’s why eKaizen allows you to define different workflows and tasks to be completed in each project stage. You will be able to manage simple “go-do” improvements as well as complex projects that require more effort.
Approve and prioritize projects
eKaizen allows you to assess the potential and green-light projects that are worth implementing. The approval process can vary based on the idea complexity. Simple ideas can be accepted with a single click. More complex ideas can go through a multi-step approval process taking into account: costs and savings, ROI, impact on KPIs, approval from any stakeholder. Do you have more ideas than resources for their implementation? Let eKaizen help with scoring and prioritizing projects.
Deploy ideas with potential
Have you completed a game-changing improvement project? Great! Perhaps there’s potential for its deployment within the organization so you can maximize the impact. eKaizen helps you identify areas and locations that might benefit from implementing the same improvement. It will help you deploy good ideas and best practices with minimal effort.
Store and share know-how
No idea should be forgotten – that’s what we always keep in mind. eKaizen creates a digital library of all ideas. Anybody in an organization can be inspired by previous improvements. Ideas that have been rejected are stored as well. They can be revalidated and who knows – perhaps their time will come in the future.