Planbox was recognized as a representative vendor in Gartner June 2017 Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools. This annual guide from Gartner reviews the key trends impacting innovation and lists some representative vendors this growing market. Planbox was among the companies that Gartner listed in its 2017 Innovation Management Tools Market Guide research.

The key takeaways from this year’s report include:

“Innovation is widely recognized as a contributor to business success, which in turn is stimulating interest in innovation management tools”
– Gartner, Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools, June 2017

“Creativity and innovation can occur naturally in any organization, but application leaders responsible for innovation and aiming to maximize their impact, need to cultivate creativity systematically..”
– Gartner, Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools, June 2017

“The major benefits associated with innovation management tools are – stimulating engagement and participation in user-friendly, social and mobile environments (such as through gamification techniques) and directing creativity toward business needs. They also help in structuring and managing each stage of the ideation process with clear objectives, metrics and decision-making tools. Idea management tools can aid in opening innovation easily and safely to a range of participants, including external partners and customers.”
– Gartner, Market Guide for Innovation Management, June 2017

The introduction of the first AI-powered solution for innovation management dubbed “Self Driving innovation” earlier this year reconfirms Planbox pioneering status in this burgeoning field.

“Bringing structured collaboration solutions to organizations leads to a sustainable competitive advantage.” said Ludwig Melik, CEO of Planbox, “The exponential rate of change is forcing companies to constantly and consistently challenge their status quo so someone else does not do it first and disrupt them in the process”.

The Gartner June 2017 Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools is now complete and available on

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About Planbox

Planbox is the pioneering provider of cloud-based AI-Powered Agile Work Innovation solutions – from creative ideas to winning projects. Our mission is to help organizations thrive by transforming the culture of agile work, continuous innovation and creativity across the entire organization. Our family of products include Collaborative Innovation Management, Team Decision Making, and Work Management applications. Planbox is designed to be the agile work innovation tool for everyone, built for companies and teams of all sizes and trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands including Bridgestone, Great-West Insurance, Honeywell, Panama Canal Authority, Sealed Air, Sun Life Financial, Willis Towers Watson and Verizon with millions of internal and external users. To learn more, visit: and unleash your innovation butterfly.

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