Spigit Selected by Sprint to Power "Idea Network" Innovation Program

Spigit, the leading SaaS solution for crowdsourcing innovation, announced today that Sprint uses its innovation management platform to power the Sprint Idea Network and bring innovative, cutting-edge new products and offerings to the telecommunications market. Sprint is an American telecommunications holding company and global internet carrier, and the fourth largest wireless network operator in the United States, serving over 57 million customers.

The Sprint Idea Network is used to manage employee communities’ engagements across the company, focusing ideation on addressing business needs that drive shareholder value.

Since the introduction of the Sprint Idea Network approximately two years ago, employees from across the company have contributed over 1500 ideas poised to solve business needs, which are presented in the form of challenges. A selection of these ideas are chosen to progress to the prototyping stage and lead to new innovations and business processes.

“Innovation is a core value for Sprint, and our employees are important to us,” says Joao ‘Tex’ Teixeira, Manager of Technology, Strategy, and Innovation. “Spigit helps us facilitate our employees’ engagements across the U.S. and focus the diverse, collective brainpower of our people. Spigit also helps us drive collaborations that lead to the discovery of some great ideas poised to address business needs.”

“Sprint is a leader in using crowdsourced innovation to create tangible business impact,” says Scott Raskin, CEO of Spigit and Mindjet, Spigit’s parent company. “We’re thrilled with the outcomes of their Idea Network program and look forward to seeing how they expand it in the future.”

Spigit crowdsourcing software allows its users to draw on the skills and expertise of those crowds already familiar with a company, in order to solve and execute upon business demands and create significantly better results than are typically found by individuals or small teams. Spigit helps companies:

  • Invent new products
  • Identify new markets
  • Improve customer experience
  • Streamline processes
  • Increase employee engagement with innovation management

Our mobile-first platform offers simultaneous releases in 11 languages, and proprietary information is protected by four global data centers, allowing for real-time, global innovation that is safe, scalable, and repeatable.

Spigit was founded to help companies unleash the power of their employees, partners, and customers to drive innovation. Spigit is the leading software for crowdsourced innovation, and is used by leading companies in systems integration, financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology, and more, including IBM, Capgemini, Citibank, and Pfizer. Spigit’s 4.5M users from 150+ countries have generated over $1B in increased revenue from their enterprise innovation programs. Spigit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mindjet, and is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Australia. To learn more about Spigit, please visit http://www.spigit.com.

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 57 million connections as of June 30, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at http://www.Sprint.com or http://www.facebook.com/Sprint and http://www.twitter.com/Sprint.