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Release Notes 6/19/2017 – Stay In the Know

Time and resource management is a difficult task.  There is no manual on building relationships or creating channels for communications that work for everyone on your private network, but staying in the know is integral to creating a healthy and vibrant private network.  In order to help you stay in the know, Zillable has upgraded features specifically designed to help you manage your time and resources.  Know when things you care about you are being mentioned - Alert Bot Alert Bot is a newly redesigned feature that allows you to set alerts on keywords or phrases on your private network.  You can set [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|

Zillable Pricing FAQ

  Whether you’re just getting started with a collaboration app or ready to accelerate innovation, there’s a Zillable plan that’s right for you.  We believe Zillable is an investment in your people and culture.  That’s why we’ve designed our plans in a way that allows everyone to invest in an expanding platform, based on your needs; and more importantly, provide you and your team great returns.  Refer to our pricing page for all the plan details.  Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Zillable's pricing. What forms of payment do you accept? You can use any major credit card to [...]

By |June 13th, 2017|

Release Notes 5/29/2017 Zillable, Single Solution Platform

    Tired of best of breed apps - one for chat, one to manage projects, one to mind map... and the list goes on and on.  This release is focused on showcasing how Zillable's single solution platform can replace a myriad of apps and help your teams collaborate and innovate better.  Check out our newest promo video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYNPdORmFtI Onto the changes! New Prelogin Pages   Undecided if Zillable is the right solution for your team?  Check out our new "Uses" section to see how our vision aligns with your needs - from Business centric to IT focused teams, learn how [...]

By |May 29th, 2017|

An “Idea Garden”: Finding the Right Venue For Your Ideas

Ideas are like plants. They start out small and unassuming... like a seed. But once an idea starts growing, anything goes. An idea come to life can blossom for years and produce great things, or it can wither and die early in its life cycle. If you’re a true innovator, you understand that the decision to abandon an idea can’t be taken lightly. Even an idea that seems unassuming and small could grow into something big, something that could make you rich, or change the world for the better, or both. How many good ideas have you lost? How many [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|

Why Ideas Die. A Cautionary Tale

  When I was eight years old, I was sure I’d come up with the blueprints for room-temperature perpetual motion machine. 30 years later, I only vaguely remember how the machine was supposed to work. I forgot about the schematics shortly after I made them. I became discouraged when I showed the plans to my parents, friends, and teachers, who didn’t understand them. Did I, at the age of 8, blueprint a device that could have solved the world’s energy problems? OK, I’ll admit that seems unlikely. But we’ll never know if my idea would have worked, or could have [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|

Release Note 4/14/2017 – All Aboard!

  All aboard! At Zillable we understand the importance of a happy contributor.  This release is about giving your private network the tools, guides, and hints it needs to quickly promote adoption and develop fully acclimated users that understand your network culture, their role within the network, and an overall comfort level in introducing new content and providing insightful feedback on existing content. Welcome Tour   New users to your network are now introduced to key features through a newly designed welcome tour, focusing on the key features of your network.  A shorter, more precise messaging coupled with smart indicators and [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|

5 Meeting Mishaps (and How to Avoid Them)

Meetings are great times for team collaboration, but it's no secret that they often end up feeling like a pain. If your team meetings feel like they're getting derailed, dragging on, or just not producing meaningful results, you might be guilty of one of these cardinal meeting mishaps. You don't have an agenda. Have you ever arrived at a weekly meeting and realized you had nothing to talk about? Or, even worse: you have something important to talk about, but the meeting gets stuck on a topic and never moves on to what really needs to be discussed. When you don't have a [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Release Note 3/27/2017 – Board Analytics

This release is all about giving you insights into your processes with added value features that help to ensure that the right work gets done at the right time. Board Analytics Phase one of Board analytics (Basic) gives managers fast insights needed to make fact-based decisions based on the performance of members of a Board.  By combining the science of numbers, data, and analytical discover to work, managers can evaluate problems within workflows and faster than ever and reallocate resources to support bottlenecks and blockages.   Here's how it works. Managers, and optionally Board members, can now call Board Analytics from [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|

Release Notes 3/13/2017 – Building Connections

Connecting with people and content on your private network is the key to that your private network grows successfully.  This release is focused on providing your private network the tools to build better connections. Connecting with your network  through you Homepage Mini pods on your private network homepage have been re-purposed, re-imagined, and redesign to help you quickly connect with people and content on your network.   Here's what you can expect. Mini- Profile Mini - Profile is now built as two mini-pods.  The top mini allows you to gaze lovingly at yourself (profile picture) while being able to quickly [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|

Six Secrets to Project Management Success

Project management derailment: How many times has it happened to you? You create a foolproof project plan. Your team starts working, and everything's going well. But then, it happens. Deadlines are missed. Last-minute issues arise. The project scope shifts dramatically. Sometimes, it can feel like no matter how much managing you do, life just happens and your project gets off track. What can you do? There are times when shifts are just unavoidable, but these tips can help you create a stronger project plan. Step 1: Plan the Project Before It Starts You can't begin if you don't know where you're [...]

By |March 6th, 2017|

Release Notes 3/1/2017 – Rise of the Bots

At Zillable, we make every effort to reduce your mundane work functions and to accelerate your deliverables.   Through simpler user interface and with the introduction of the first in a series of Bots, Zillable is helping you set the foundation of a simpler, smarter private network. Listbot   Trying to keep track of an organically growing network of Ideas can become quite the headache.  Listbot is the first in a series of Bots that we are introducing to make your Board content self populate, through a custom set of parameters. Users will now see added to their options menu [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|

Continuous Improvement Program: Factors That Make It Successful

Cоntіnuоuѕ imрrоvеmеnt іѕ an on-going еffоrt tо enhance products, services, and рrосеѕѕеѕ bу making ѕmаll, іnсrеmеntаl improvements wіthіn a buѕіnеѕѕ.  Conviction is a key component to ensure that small іnсrеmеntаl іmрrоvеmеntѕ will add up to mаjоr іmрrоvеmеntѕ over time.  These improvements can help formulate ѕtrаtеgіеѕ to соnсеntrаtе оn орроrtunіtіеѕ fоr dеvеlорmеnt аѕ орроѕеd tо problems. Hеrе аrе fоur fасtоrѕ thаt аrе еѕѕеntіаl to successful continuous іmрrоvеmеnt рrоgrаmѕ: 1. Lеаdеrѕhір Thаt Walks The Talk Thе ѕuрроrt of аn аѕѕосіаtіоn'ѕ lеаdеrѕhір tеаm іѕ gеnеrаllу rеfеrrеd tо аѕ thе mаіn vаrіаblе for thе success оf a соntіnuоuѕ іmрrоvеmеnt. Leaders must show bеhаvіоrѕ that [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|

Enhancing Your Team Collaboration through Process Improvement

by: Charlotte Kupsch As innovators, we know that good ideas are made better through social collaboration. We bounce ideas off our friends. We brainstorm with coworkers and peers. We combine our strengths with other creative thinkers to find that truly game-changing idea. But where do good ideas come from in the first place? And what can we do to foster creative social environments that are conducive of innovation? Improving Processes, Sparking Ideas Inventors and developers work hard every day to help improve people's lives. We know how important it is to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|

Why Do Your Ideas Die? Sometimes the Answer Lies Within

Ideas come, ideas go. The television network was the idea of the twentieth century. Streaming on-demand TV is the hotness of the new millennium. The telegraph was a prevailing idea for the longest time. Now the concept of email rules supreme. We don’t really mourn the passing of the telegraph. And few of us feel wistful about network TV as we watch the networks age and prepare to hand the baton to on-demand services. The telegraph and analog television are concepts that led long, good lives. Not all ideas are so lucky. Far too many ideas die before their time. [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|

Release Notes 01/25/2017 – Building the Framework to Deliver More Positive Outcomes

This major release is focused on delivering tools and features to elevate your private network's productivity to deliver more positive outcomes - Boards help you to better manage your projects, Network-wide Groups help you to better manage your teams, and SSO integration helps you to better manage your network.  Let's get into it. Boards Boards are now live across all networks.  Use Boards to manage your project and promote a continuous improvement process (CIP) and sharing of Ideas, Publications, Notes, and Tasks across all areas of activity and according to your defined workflow.  Don't have time to define the workflow? [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|

Online Collaboration Tools: R&D for the 21st Century

For decades, industrial R&D has followed a model that is now going out of style. Online collaboration tools are quickly replacing “corporate” R&D. What is The Corporate Model for Team Collaboration in R&D? Modern web-based R&D and more traditional corporate R&D have one thing in common: team collaboration. To understand why team collaboration is so important to research and development, let’s first look at the role of teamwork in the corporate model. It is important to understand that new products are almost never designed by just one person. In looking at traditional models of R&D (and new ones, for that [...]

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Can Online Collaboration Tools Monetize Your Ideas?

“Let’s make lots of money.” It can sound crass. But if you’re an aspiring inventor, isn’t that your ideal endgame? Isn’t that what Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other successful inventors hoped for? And got? Everyone wants to come up with the next big thing. But coming up with a great idea is only half the battle, if that. The road from an idea on paper to a cash cow, in reality, is a long one. This road is so long and winding that many inventors never quite get there. In the race for the next highly profitable [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|

How to Turn Team Collaboration into Innovation in 3 Steps

How can you or your company invent the next big thing? One word: collaboration. Collaboration becomes innovation if the three steps below are followed. Step 1: Create as many connections as you can between people When you collaborate, go big. Cast a wide net for as many qualified, intelligent teammates as possible. Don't just collaborate with people in your immediate department; look for innovative people across your company. Look outside your company too. You never know who may be willing to lend their skills to your project, in your employer's network or outside of it. How can you do this? Through online team collaboration tools. [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|

Sharing Solutions, Not Problems

Is a social networking site the right place for you to air out your problems? Some people certainly think so. For many, the terms “social” and “personal” mean the same thing. Most of us hit up websites like Facebook or Twitter to vent about our personal problems. Cathartic? Maybe. But from time to time, most of us also get tired of hearing our friends complain about their lives on social media. Most of us have days when we feel like we’re just not getting what we want out of the sometimes-very-personal nature of online social networks. What’s missing here is [...]

By |January 2nd, 2017|

Release Notes 12/19/2016 Building an Army of Innovators

A truly successful network needs an army of Innovators.  Although innovation is always the goal, teaching network members to become innovators is key.  The idea is to get network members comfortable with failing fast and weeding out tons of bad Ideas to work the right ones - the ones that will lead to the next innovation.    With this release, Zillable has enhanced your network's ability to build an army of innovators with the introduction of the Network Directory. Network Directory Users can now access as Network Directory for all the members within their network.  Quick stats and social actions [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|

Is Creativity the Secret to Happiness?

Psychology Today notes that creativity increases the happiness of workers. Why does workplace creativity make employees happy? Two words: social collaboration. Human beings are social creatures, and creative creatures. Our natural desire to socialize and create blends together in predictable ways: we want to use our creativity to connect with others. Very few people make a movie, write a poem, or paint a picture just to hide it away. We love getting feedback on our creative efforts. And we’re especially happy when we create things with others, working in teams to make new and interesting ideas into reality. This is [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|

Release Notes 12/06/2016 Express Your Individuality

Profile UI Upgrade You've got great ideas AND mad skills and we can help you prove it.  Your profile on your private network has gotten a generous upgrade.  Information about you and your contributions to your network is easier to find, sort through, and interact with.  Show them what you've got! Here's the skinny: Your Profile picture now sits gloriously within a rounded border.  This is to bring it in line with how your picture is used elsewhere within your network. You can now reposition and zoom into any part of your profile picture.  Want to zoom closer to those [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|

Online Collaboration for Inventors: Beyond Social Media

Do you use social media websites? If you do, you’re like three-quarters of all adults, according to Pew Research. If you use social media, you are-- to put it simply-- like most people. If you are an inventor or aspiring innovator, however, you are not like most people. But you can still benefit from the kind of online socialization that you and everyone else uses. Online collaboration can make your ideas a reality. You’ve probably heard of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing involves an open call for the funding of proposed inventions and creations. It’s a major buzzword on social media these days. [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|

Nurturing Your Ideas: Collaborative Tools That Let Your Innovation Shine

Many creative people have a similar formative experience: as a child, all of their ideas are praised by adults and heard by their peers. Then, as creative people get older, the true nature of adult society really slows down their creativity. The older you get, the less novel your ideas seem to others. By the time you reach adolescence, adults and peers alike may encourage you to “be realistic” and “stop dreaming” when you try to bring exciting new ideas to them. The notion that maturity means being less imaginative can be detrimental to innovation. The most creative children often [...]

By |November 26th, 2016|

Release Notes 11/21/2016 Bigger, Bolder

Showing your support for content, either through social actions or by providing feedback is an important interaction that can really set the pace of the next big innovation.  We've now made all interactions bigger and bolder.   This change is now inherent throughout our entire platform. Channel Enhancements: Space Channels has been swept, cleaned and polish.  Like and Reactions, Comment, and Pins have been moved to the right side of content followed by More Options which includes:  Share, Bookmark, and the newly added Remind Me. In addition, you can now better express your mood in a Space's channel.  While you [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|
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