What are Stages?

Stages are various customizable phases where submitted ideas go through to bring maximum outcome from ideas and turn them into reality. An administrator can customize stages from the back-end setting and a moderator can move Ideas from one stages to another.

IdeaScale offers a total of seven Stage Functions which can be customized in a way that a specific Group or All Community Members can be permitted to Participate or View Stages.

The following are list of various Stages:


Ideate Stage:
In this stage, community members browse ideas, add comments, and vote for their favorite ideas. The most popular ideas will rise to the top.
Help article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/ideate-stage
 
Build Team Stage:
In this stage, participants assemble teams of experts, implementers, and champions around the most promising ideas. Browse ideas, check for open positions, and join idea teams.
Help article:  https://support.ideascale.com/setup/build-team-stage

Refine Stage:
In this stage, idea teams are called on to provide additional details about their ideas. Answer questions and help flush out your ideas, refining them into proposals for implementation.
Help article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/refine-stage
 
Estimate Stage:
In this stage, participants are called on to estimate the value and cost of ideas. Submitted estimates are averaged to determine each idea's overall estimated return on investment.
 Help article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/estimate-stage
 
Reviewscale Stage:
In this stage, ideas are reviewed by experts from your community. Reviewers rate ideas based on a specified set of criteria to help uncover the ideas with the most potential.
Help article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/reviewscale-stage
 
Fund Stage:
In this stage, participants pledge funds to ideas. Funders distribute resources among the best ideas, to make them ready for implementation.
Help article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/fund-stage

Assessment Stage:
In this stage, the ideas can assessed by means of custom questions answered by a set or reviewers team assigned by the administrator of the community.
Help article:  https://support.ideascale.com/setup/assessment-stage

Archive Stage:
This is a place to store ideas which are not currently active in your innovation workflow.
Help article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/archive-stage
 
Pairwise Stage
This stage helps pairing ideas and getting the best ideas selected.
Help article: https://support.ideascale.com/setup/pairwise-stage

Help Article explaining Stage Permissions for Submitters, Owners, Teams, & Groups: https://support.ideascale.com/overview-articles/stage-permissions-for-submitters-teams-owners-groups

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