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

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