As a Microsoft Solution Provider since 1999, Planbox, a provider of Innovation Management solutions, has expanded its offering with the launch of Planbox Innovate as a Service on Microsoft Azure. The managed cloud service simplifies the process of deploying, operationalizing, and maintaining a modern innovation management and idea analytics platform in the cloud.

“Our customers are increasing employee engagement, accelerating innovation, identifying winning projects, delivering value, and reducing business risk by making  Planbox Innovate a core component of their innovation management strategy. Planbox Innovate’s fully-managed as-a-service offering on Azure allows our customers to move faster, be more agile, and expand the scope of their innovation-related initiatives,” said Ludwig Melik, CEO at Planbox.

Andrea Carl, director, Commercial Communications for Microsoft Corp said, “We are pleased to see Planbox Innovate as a Service available on Azure, The global scale and agility of Azure, gives Planbox and its customers a solution that has the potential of spurring innovation within a company while also growing the business.”

Planbox uses Azure, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Visual Studio development tools and technologies to provide a platform for:

  • Collaborating, developing and experimenting on creative ideas.
  • Ideation – online suggestion and idea generation tool.
  • Internal Shark Tank competitions.
  • Jam sessions and innovation events.
  • Challenge-driven innovation management.

Innovation management as a service helps organizations find, develop, fund, and manage the best ideas and experiments from employees, customers, partners, and their community to:

  • Explore new markets.
  • Better monetize existing products and services.
  • Enhance customer experience.
  • Increase employee engagement.
  • Identify new product or service and digital transformation opportunities.
  • Improve business processes.

To learn more, view:

Planbox on Azure Mini Case Study
Planbox on Azure Datasheet

And visit: to unleash your innovation butterfly.

About Planbox

Planbox is the pioneering provider of cloud-based 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. Planbox is trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands including Stanford, ERT, Hollister, Philips, Great West Financial, CMHC and Verizon with millions of internal and external users. To learn more, visit: and unleash your innovation butterfly.

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Amanda Sarafian, Planbox
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