11 thoughts on “IdeaJam alternative

  1. Matt White 2009-December-21 / 12:15 pm

    Hi Patrick,

    We offer the option to buy IdeaJam as a template that you can run inside your organisation. Alternatively we can host it for you on our servers which can be a lot cheaper for smaller organisations. If you contact Gayle at sales@elguji.com she can help you with pricing.


  2. Pierre 2009-December-21 / 3:42 pm

    Hi Patrick,

    Very good and nice SaaS. It’s even multilingual, a very important thing for us here in Quebec City. They are also very affordable.

    Thank’s for the tip.

  3. Gayle Elgort 2009-December-21 / 4:39 pm

    UserVoice is a competitor Elguji rarely comes across. Companies are looking at Salesforce.com or internally baked idea and innovation systems.

    As Matt said Elguji sells a Notes/Domino template complete with source code and for Notes shops looking to integrate their Lotus Notes/Domino apps, Lotus Connections, Quickr, Sametime etc with IdeaJam – they can easily do it and customers are asking for these integration points.

    Additionally, companies can run “n” number of IdeaJams on a single server license. We have customers with over 50+ IdeaJams running on a single licensed copy of IdeaJam.

    If you need any information or would like to speak to any of our long list of IdeaJam customers feel free to email me.

    UserVoice does look like a nice service, in fact I know of several small software ISV’s that use it.

    Thanks again for pointing out a nice alternative.

  4. Patrick Kwinten 2009-December-21 / 8:06 pm

    I can’t say which one is better, for sure, IdeaJam is not bad at all, in the contrary. You might however wonder what benefit there are for having a system that is Notes based, in other words: where does the Notes client play a part in the product?

  5. Ben Poole 2009-December-21 / 9:55 pm

    Hmm, not sure I agree that Domino apps are only valid if they make use of the Notes client; there are plenty of good reasons to use Domino as a web-only application platform!

  6. Ed Brill 2009-December-22 / 3:07 pm

    I agree with Ben…we have a whole market for Domino as a web application platform and IdeaJam is a best-in-class example of this. In fact I believe these applications are the best way to expose the Notes/Domino technology to an organization not using them today, moreso than starting with Notes as a mail client (which is the vector often considered).

  7. Shashikanth 2009-December-29 / 6:25 am

    IdeaJam is developed using domino platform, and i like the way it is. Really superb. Thanks to Elguji for developing such a fantastic tool. I prefer IdeaJam over UserVoice.

  8. Mathias Persson 2010-January-4 / 4:41 pm

    Im pretty sure that using Domino as an application platform will be more and more interesting. As developers are understanding how to make use of all the new possibilities!

    Both Idea Jam and IQ Jam are interesting apps that we can host internally and sell to our organization…

    • Gayle Elgort 2010-February-14 / 5:46 am


      Remember that IdeaJam is primarily targeted at Lotus shops. File > Application > New and 10-15 minutes of configuration and you are up and running. Additionally, companies that purchase IdeaJam can run as many jams as they want whether it’s 1, 20 or 1,000. With many of the other SaaS solutions out there you don’t have this option.

      We also do offer IdeaJam as SaaS and are doing quite well in this area. Thanks again for your post about IdeaJam.

      IQJam is also another one of our products which is selling amazingly well. Let me know if you would be interested in evaluating it for your company.


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