Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Success stories series: 4/7 - Conference (Speakers’ Instant Feedback Platform)


It's been an incredible ride validating Ranktab's value with key early adopters. We are excited to share our first series of success stories with our followers, here is our fourth case in a series of 7, we hope you like it, and if you do please share!

Case Study: Conference (Speakers’ Instant Feedback Platform)

Organization profile – The largest entrepreneurship education conference organized in western Mexico. 600+ participants, 40+ speakers, 30+ workshops and 4 different stages.
  • Part of a global network of privately organized entrepreneurship conferences.
  • Speakers from leading companies such as Google, Intel, Spotify and others.
  • Exhibition area with 40+ startups from western Mexico.
Business situation – The event organizers required a live feedback tool for gathering attendees’ opinions and interact with invited speakers. Twitter hashtags were enabled but the conversation was highly erratic with comments from other subjects making it hard to communicate through the feed.

Survey & Polling challenge – Expecting over 600 people with 4 different stages and tens of workshops, the organizers required a centralized tool for each conversation, not only for the live event but for the event’s archive.

Solution – Using Ranktab’s Public Platform the event’s speakers were able to interact with the audience as a unified voice. Through a shared opinion repository for the crowd, each track and session had it’s own visual rankings and conversations.

Benefits – Through our solution, the organizers avoided additional headcount and budget for an internal solution. Having 600 talented people in one place, and being able to capture their knowledge and visualize it for everyone was an amazing feat.

Services used -
  • Ranktab’s Public Platform
  • Instant Results Display
  • QR & Short URL Auto-Creator
  • Mobile Webapp

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Success stories series: 3/7 - Corporate Decision Making & Project Prioritization

It's been an incredible ride validating Ranktab's value with key early adopters. We are excited to share our first series of success stories with our followers, here is our third case in a series of 7, we hope you like it, and if you do please share!

Case Study: Corporate Decision Making & Project Prioritization

Organization profile – Leading IT distributor with over 29 years of experience and nationwide reach through 400+ network of VARs. Some of its partners include Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, CA, McAfee, VMware and Autodesk, among others. The company provides software, hardware, consulting and training for medium-sized and large companies.
  • Founded in 1985.
  • Revenues: Over $100 million USD yearly.
  • Privately held corporation.
Business situation – As a multi-channel, multi-solution company, decision making involved several people distributed company-wide in order to prioritize projects and resources to them.

Decision making challenge – To expedite the decision making process with an easy-to-use, easy-to-implement solution that helps keep focus on current projects, reduces confusion and aggregates inputs.

Solution – Acquiring Ranktab’s Private Suite with unlimited users/answers, reporting, privacy options and white-label capabilities helped the company overcome the challenge.

Benefits – Through our privately access platform, the intuitive interface, and extremely straight forward decision making criteria settings, our customer’s users were able to reduce its process up to 70%, with a positive impact on strategy planning and ROI. Furthermore, they can now audit past decisions when needed.

Services used -
  • Ranktab’s Private Suite
  • Private Sharing Options
  • Instant Results Viewer and PDF Reports
  • Ranktab’s Proprietary Algorithm

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Success stories series: 2/7 - Open Government Advisory Board (Experts panel)  

It's been an incredible ride validating Ranktab's value with key early adopters. We are excited to share our first series of success stories with our followers, here is our second case in a series of 7, we hope you like it, and if you do please share!

Case Study: Open Government Advisory Board (Experts panel)

Organization profile – Government office in charge of promoting, expediting and nurturing the establishment of an innovative and competitive culture among its population.
  • The first ministry of its kind in Latam in charge of public innovation policies.
  • Co-organized the world’s largest Campus Party and Startup Weekend.
  • The office reports directly to the state’s governor.
Business situation – As one of its main responsibilities, the office dictates the  state’s policy on innovation and technology. This requires not only government officials but also to include the voice of industry and academic experts, in order to ensure optimal long term views.

Decision making challenge – After a few rounds trying to guide the advisory panel’s participants to reach a consensus, an easy to use decision-making platform was required, not only for idea ranking but also for documenting the group’s decision process.

Solution – Ranktab’s Public Platform allowed a centralized repository of ideas and suggestions that the advisory panel could easily visualize and prioritize. As part of an open audit requirement, citizens were able to access and share the results of the advisory group.

Benefits – Instant results keep everyone involved and engaged. In case of disagreement, every decision is documented and audited. Reducing the time of the overall decision-making process while increasing the quality of advisor’s ideas was a major milestone for the organization.

Services used -
  • Ranktab’s Public Suite
  • QR & Short URL Auto-Creation Tools
  • PDF Results Exporter
  • Social sharing for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Success stories series: 1/7 - Competition (Peer to Peer & External Judging)

It's been an incredible ride validating Ranktab's value with key early adopters. We are excited to share our first series of success stories with our followers, here is our first case in a series of 7, we hope you like it, and if you do please share!

Case Study: Competition  (Peer to Peer & External Judging)

Organization profile – Leading teaching-research institute in western Mexico, with the highest number of academics in the National System of Researchers (SNI) for a private university. Over 10,000 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Founded in 1957.
  • The second largest private university in Guadalajara.
  • Highly focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Business situation – Having a group of 300+ students enrolled for the idea pitching contest of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation course, the institute needed a way of capturing and tracking judging results without increasing professors’ workload. In addition, having a project repository would help keep innovation thriving and avoid projects’ duplication.

Decision making challenge – With a projection of over 450 students evaluating 15 projects each, plus 16 judges, using paper or individual excel files to keep scores was no longer a sustainable option. Additionally, each year, the number of students was doubling.

Solution – Ranktab’s Public Platform (free for students) and Private Suite (for judges) solved the sustainability challenge. Our mobile interface allowed the audience access directly from any mobile device, tablet or computer to rank each other’s projects based on simple criteria.

Benefits – Through a simple interface that required no special hardware or software, 450+ students were able to easily and quickly qualify their peers. Instant rankings helped shorten the waiting time to announce winners, and the use of paper was completely eliminated.

Services used -
  • Ranktab’s Private Suite
  • Ranktab’s Public Platform
  • PDF Results Exporter
  • QR & Short URL Auto-Share