Idea Management

Streamlined idea management for rapid innovation

Forest provides a simple, structured way to crowdsource and develop ideas, taking opportunities from ideation to value creation.
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A Proven Process for Creating Outcomes

This is how it works.

Build engagement.
Rally employees around important topics and themes.
Crowdsource ideas.
Run targeted campaigns and gather ideas from all levels across the organization.
Develop ideas effectively.
Advance ideas through a step-by-step process and build them out through learning plans.
Manage portfolios.
Organize ideas into portfolios with advanced filtering and management tools.
There’s a beautiful connection of ideas to projects and concepts. You’re doing a lot more than just putting in your ideas – you’re developing them and showcasing outcomes. 
Shyam Krishnaswamy
Director of IT, Former Director of Corporate Innovation
An Intuitive System with All the Features You Need

Designed to make innovation work faster and easier.

Stage-gate Workflows
Move ideas through predefined stages customized to match your innovation process.
Custom Attributes and Fields
Customize information collected on each idea to filter, group, and report on your pipeline.
Data Export & API
Easily share data across tools using our data export features and API.
Comment, Like & Share
Users can easily collaborate on ideas through discussion threads, liking and sharing capabilities.
Build Teams
Assign cross-functional teams to allow users to collaborate on edits and updates.
Get real-time email notifications of important changes and updates to your content.
Step-by-Step Process
Our Idea Builder gives you a structured approach to developing an idea from conception to execution.
Baked-In Expertise
We help you build the the skills of your team by baking in innovation expertise through guides, videos, and examples based on our experience.
Support & Help Center
We offer a robust knowledge center of resources, and our experienced client success team is on hand to help with quick response via email.
Reporting & Analytics
Easily filter and segment data to generate custom reports on anything you might need.
Role-Based Access Control
Forest has a robust permissions layer. We have 3 tiers of access and within each users can be given admin, editor, or team access as needed.
Enterprise Level Security
Our software is built with industry-standard security that meets the demands of enterprise organizations. Learn More

Make idea management simple for everyone.

Forest helps you build a culture of innovation by engaging your organization at all levels.

For Executives
  • Promote a democratic company culture by engaging your entire organization in the innovation process
  • Use our rich reporting and analytics to show your innovation program's success
  • Equip your team with the tools and knowledge they need to transform ideas into outcomes
For Administrators
  • Customize the details of our tools to your company's innovation and ideation process.
  • Robust segmentation, filtering, and exporting capabilities so you can dig in to the data as needed.
  • Easily manage layers of role-based permissions and content visibility for large user bases.
For Employees
  • Engage in the topics, campaigns, and ideas you feel most inspired by.
  • Use an easy-to-follow process to build out innovative ideas to have the greatest impact.
  • Get access to the tools and resources you need to move your ideas forward.
Work with People, not just Software

With Forest, you get more than just a software tool.

We have decades of experience helping customers implement these innovation methods to create massive value in their companies, and we’ve built a tool with those proven approaches baked-in. On top of that, our customizable support packages are built to fit your needs – whether that’s light-touch setup and ongoing support or strategic input from our best-in-class client success team. 

Streamline your ideation process with Forest.

Schedule a demo and experience how Forest can help your business unit thrive.
“This has helped create the foundation of our innovation effort. We can bring in new ideas, move them forward in an efficient way, and give people the opportunity to be a part of generating ideas and tracking them through to a launch.”10:
Dann Briscoe
Planning Project Manager at Boise Cascade

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