Updates in this new release are centered on improving the user experience and delivering greater performance for technology scouting and open innovation efforts

Inova ExploreLyon, France – 14 October 2013: Inova Software, the leading provider of partnering and innovation management software, today announced a new release of Explore (v6.2). Explore supports the full range of collaborative activities, from idea challenges to technology scouting and open innovation portals. Updates that enhance the user experience and deliver greater performance for technology scouting and open innovation efforts feature prominently in this release.

“To keep up with the pace of today’s markets, companies must be able to effectively explore new technological trends, identify new business opportunities and establish new partnerships. We’ve concentrated our efforts on helping them do this in the most efficient and expert way possible. Based on feedback from our current users, we’ve added features to enrich and streamline the user experience and to facilitate collaboration. This latest release also provides deeper support for technology scouting and open innovation programs,” commented Gilles Toulemonde, Inova CEO and founder.

Key updates to the new release include:

  • Improved communication and collaboration: The user interface has a new modern design that is simple to navigate and use. To encourage collaboration, users can easily share documents and forms by email or instant message. Additionally, Explore’s email integration has been enhanced to facilitate active, accurate communication and information sharing.
  • Enhanced decision-making support: Explore’s review capabilities, critical for gathering expert insights, are now even more flexible and straightforward. Users can create reviews at any time, selecting precisely when it should be launched and who is involved. Further, with the newly redesigned evaluation results report, users perceive the outcome of an evaluation with just a glance. Users are also able to export detailed evaluation information, allowing for further analysis outside the application.
  • Powerful workflow management: Explore’s workflow management is, and has been for years, one of its most appreciated and powerful advantages. This capability has once again been strengthened and improved. Workflows are now more flexible and adaptable, featuring multi-process support. Explore delivers complete flexibility in moving projects forwards, sending them backwards, assigning tasks, restricting tasks to certain stages and launching reviews, enabling the application to precisely match a company’s needs and processes.