AnyIdea updates

AnyIdea is continuously optimised, further developed and getting better by the day.
Here you will find information about planned features, current developments and past updates.

June 2021


Trends indicate and inspire, trends must be continuously monitored, the relevance of trends, their connections and mutual correlations must be recognised. Trends should inspire idea scouts, megatrends, macrotrends, microtrends and much more.

Trends, their recognition and an intelligent and digitised monitoring and management are the next important element of AnyIdea.

Idea status

The idea statuses have been adjusted to make the evaluation process as simple and clear as possible. The new statuses are “Submitted”, “Not relevant”, “In evaluation”, “Idea pool” and “Project”. The idea status is visible to all campaign members (including scouts), but can only be changed by campaign members.

Relevance of an idea

In the idea overview, campaign members and evaluators will find a new button. This allows them to set the relevance of the idea.

Idea Overview

The sorting and filtering of ideas has been revised to provide everything you need to keep track of your ideas. For example, you can filter your ideas by status and sort them according to relevance.

Idea Portfolio

The circles in the portfolio are displayed in the matching colour of the innovation class. If you move the mouse pointer over a circle (“hover”), the results of the evaluation are displayed.

May 2021

New idea overview

The idea overview has become even clearer. The detailed views of the ideas can now be clicked through easily and in the campaign overview the ideas of the campaign can be scrolled through endlessly.

Product Update idea overview screen

Create campaign made easy

The creation of campaigns has been further simplified and now contains only one description field, which has numerous HTML formatting options. This means that the design of campaigns is completely flexible and can be customised according to your own wishes. In addition, setting an end date for the campaign is now optional, which makes permanent campaigns possible, for example for a CIP campaign. Other small changes have optimised the creation of campaigns as well as the user-friendliness. Read more here.

E-Mail Templates

AnyIdea’s automated communication has been adapted to the new AnyIdea 2.0 design.

April 2021

New pricing packages

With AnyIdea you can now choose between the packages Start, Progress, Growth, Engagement or Custom. You can find more information under Pricing.

Mar 2021

AD Integration/ SSO

Users of AnyIdea can now log in with their AD account. Many companies already use Microsoft’s Active Directory service, providing easy and convenient access to their applications with Single Sign-On (SSO).

AnyIdea 2.0

This spring we are giving AnyIdea a fresh look. Anydea 2.0 gets new colours, a new font and much more. With this we lay the first foundation for further big changes in the 2.0 version.

AnyIdea new design 2.0 spring
Feb 2021


For more privacy, there is now the possibility to write private comments on your own idea. This is particularly suitable for sensitive information, as only the campaign managers and the person who sent the idea can read the private comments.
In addition, when creating a campaign, it is possible to determine whether the ideas sent to the campaign are publicly visible or private by default.


In the innovation settings there is now the possibility to deactivate gamification for the evaluation, i.e. no points are given for evaluated ideas.

Jan 2021


Due to the growing number of scouts, created campaigns and numerous ideas, we have significantly improved the performance of campaigns, ideas and also of the leaderboard and optimised the loading times.

Dec 2020

Export: campaigns and ideas

The campaign/idea export now contains even more details. In addition, a link to each idea is included for faster and direct access to the idea. Furthermore, the idea tags (categories) are also exported, making it easier to categorise and search for ideas.

Emojis in the comments

Emojis offer the possibility to express emotions, which is difficult to do with text alone. Moreover, communication is becoming faster and faster and with emojis we can express ourselves faster and easier. Therefore, emojis are now also supported in comments at campaign and idea level.

Oct 2020

Category selection when sending ideas

When creating a campaign, you can now decide whether a predefined category must be selected when sending ideas (mandatory) or not. This allows you to better categorise, assign and search for ideas and thus optimise the management of your ideas.

Sept 2020

Idea export

Idea details and campaigns can now be downloaded as .xlsx file. This is helpful for a possible transfer to other systems such as JIRA or Asana for further processing (a direct API connection to various systems we have in our roadmap).

Settings for idea evaluation and portfolio on campaign level

Until now, innovation settings were be centrally defined in the campaign setup. Due to the flexibility of AnyIdea, campaigns are being started for various topics, e.g. hackathons, documentation of internal innovation workshops, product tests etc. This results in the necessity to be able to define evaluation criteria and schemes for each campaign – campaign-related idea portfolios!

July 2020

Automated registration

If you invite people manually or via csv upload to AnyIdea or a campaign, a user with basic data and initial password is automatically created. This eliminates the need for registration and verification of the invited user, only a new password has to be assigned.

May 2020

Display of idea details directly in the idea portfolio ( hover).

In the idea portfolio, details of the respective ideas can now be viewed via mouse over. This means you no longer have to switch to individual ideas to view details.

Trends, their recognition and an intelligent and digitised monitoring and management are the next important element of AnyIdea.

Removal of password defaults!

Due to the numerous feedback and requests we have removed the dedicated passwords. You can enter any password (min 8 characters), the password strength is displayed and you can display the entered password to detect possible typos.

Help Center, Support, Contact, Videos and Content

As Innovation Manager or Admin you can now

1 access directly to the Help Center, where you can find videos, FAQs, studies, etc,
2 View videos e.g. how to get started, product demo or create campaigns from templates
3 arrange a live demonstration,
4 contact our support should questions or problems arise or,
5 Report any errors directly.

Evaluation of single ideas

Often requested, tada! It is now possible to see in single ideas at a glance by whom the idea has already been evaluated and by whom not yet. In addition, you can now send a reminder to evaluators and scouts to evaluate the idea directly in this view.

Apr 2020

Campaigns: Templates and examples

From now on you can find different campaign types and examples in AnyIdea. These show the structure of a campaign, are interactive, have sample ideas, can be licked and evaluated (without saving). Furthermore, you can use these campaigns as templates and easily start your own campaigns.

Campaign templates overview

Scout: Grid and list views at ideas

The practical grid and list views at ideas are now also available for scouts. This means that ideas in campaigns can be displayed in different ways depending on your needs and can also be sorted by creation date, rank or idea title.

Ideas and status “done”

Ideas that are not pursued further or have already been transferred to a project are given the status “Done”. Ideas with status done will be hidden or can be filtered accordingly.

Automatic sending of invitation emails

Do you prefer to invite your scouts personally via an e-mail sent by you or do you want AnyIdea to do this automatically for you? You can now decide this by yourself when inviting new users and scouts.

New campaign view “details”

The display of campaigns has been optimized. Campaigns and the information areas at “details” are now clearly displayed in one column. Thus, a good overview is provided and also photos and videos can be presented better.

Search for tags possible

From now on you can search for ideas and campaigns based on assigned tags.

Mar 2020
Simplified workflow for user invitation
Inviting Scouts, Evaluators and Innovation Managers to campaigns or to the company is now even easier. No matter if these people have already registered or are invited for the first time.

Scout: Send idea without registration

Even more ideas for you! Being able to submit an idea without registration eliminates a major hurdle as to why ideas are not sent.

Scout: Ideas Overview

“Show me what interests me.” Scouts have a search and filter option for ideas.


Campaigns can be designed more flexibly

The number of text fields in a campaign can now be freely selected. This allows you to provide more or less information according to the topic. In addition, the workflow has been optimised and a campaign can now be created even faster.

Images in campaigns

Admins and Innovation Managers can now create campaigns with any number of images. This makes campaigns more attractive and varied and Scouts can be inspired by topic-related images.

Who has already evaluated?

In the User Management of the campaign it is displayed, how many evaluations an evaluator has made.

Simplified workflow for company registration

Scouts can now register their company with AnyIdea. This change simplifies the registration process for both, Scouts and the company.

Jan 2020

Idea Overview – search and filter

For Admins and Innovations Manager the search and filter function in the idea overview has been improved.

Scout: Send an idea faster

We have optimised the process so that an idea is sent faster.


Support function

For all central functions there are explanations, tips and notes that can be called up directly in the portal. Admins and Innovation Managers receive special support when starting with AnyIdea, and experienced users can read up on details.

Campaigns and Scouts

Admins and Innovation Managers get a clear overview and information on campaign level in regards to:

  • Status of a Scout: invited or accepted

  • Activity of a Scout: number of ideas sent

Delete campaign

By popular request: Admins and Innovation Managers can delete campaigns.

Ideas Overview – compact display

For Admins and Innovation Managers, there is an optional list view in addition to the grid view available, which offers a compact display of all ideas with the relevant information; both at campaign and company level.

Idea detail overview

For Admins and Innovation Managers is an improved usability regarding Evaluators available.

Central User Management

Admins, Innovation Managers and Scouts are managed centrally.

Scout: More info at registration

The registration screen informs about AnyIdea in order to reduce inhibition of signing up for something new and unknown.

Scout: send idea

Improved usability and more information to make it clearer what needs to be done.

Scout: delete idea

By popular request: Scouts can delete their idea.


Automatic video transcription

A power feature that doesn’t even exist in this form on YouTube, making life a lot easier for you and your Scouts. Because it has never been so easy to send ideas! Your Scouts don’t have to type in any text or description anymore. And you do not have to transcipt the spoken word in videos anymore. The video is recorded, sent, done! AnyIdea automatically transfers what is spoken in the video into text, and adds it to the description of the idea. That is pure work simplification!

Mass upload for Scouts

With the mass upload you can easily and quickly invite colleagues, partners, customers, experts and potentially interested parties as Scouts.

Scout profile

In the menu “Scouts” it is now possible to select Scouts directly and view their profile details.

Send idea anonymously

This feature was requested by a great number of users. It removes a big hurdle for not sending an idea. No fear, no shame, but more ideas!