October 08, 2012 // By: Alexander Roth // Top 5 Apps for October
There are two ways to go about brainstorming in the business world. There is the traditional, unstructured approach, using office whiteboards and scraps of paper. And then there’s SAP StreamWork Brainstorming. The iPad app from SAP is intended for users who want to share their ideas with the team and see some tangible results.
The app links back to SAP’s own collaboration software, SAP StreamWork. Those who are signed up for the software can use the app, which is currently available only in English, to carry out all of the most important functions on the platform. New brainstorming sessions are quick to start, and it’s easy to invite other users to join.
One example: Say a user is looking to develop a name for a new product or activity. They can suggest their idea in a session, and other colleagues can add their ideas, too. Every single action that occurs in the session is displayed with a time stamp for others to see.
Later, participants are able to rank the different suggestions, make comments, or simply vote “yes” or “no” on the idea. An analysis tool shows the current rankings for each idea.
It is also possible to track and save the actions in each session, and import and export content.