SDG, Spigit Announce Partnership to Introduce Innovation and Idea Management Tools

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Management consulting firm sees tremendous opportunity in Spigit’s crowd-sourcing software to enhance corporate innovation management and capital allocation processes.

SDG's joint work with Spigit will enable mass collaboration across the stages of strategic innovation from ideation, to splicing of ideas, to prioritization, to portfolio balancing and management.

Management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group announced today that it has partnered with Spigit, a leader in innovation management software, to introduce comprehensive, collaborative, enterprise-wide innovation and idea management to Global 2000 companies and select government organizations as they manage strategic opportunity and risk.

The partnership marks Spigit’s first collaboration with a management consulting firm of its size, and an opportunity for both companies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their mutual clients’ strategic innovation and capital allocation processes.

“The core to value creation is coming up with great ideas, enhancing them, deciding on the best ones – and then iterating before executing,” said Carl S. Spetzler, chairman and CEO of Strategic Decisions Group. “Spigit’s tools for innovation – which essentially incorporate the ‘wisdom of crowds’ into a strategy development process – make this a very exciting component of the value creation process.”

“Any company that is looking for growth or significant improvement in efficiencies, where the front line is widely distributed, can gain a great benefit from applying Spigit’s enterprise solutions,” Dr. Spetzler said. “We look forward to using these comprehensive tools and the community-style platform to support our clients as they explore the most effective ways to generate new value for customers and shareholders.”

“Using Spigit’s platform, enterprises can engage their employees and external stakeholders including customers and partners in strategic innovation,” said Mazen A. Skaf, managing director of the SDG’s Europe & Middle East Practice. “Our joint work with Spigit will enable mass collaboration across the stages of strategic innovation from ideation, to splicing of ideas, to prioritization, to portfolio balancing and management. Similarly, CitizenSpigit is a great enabler for participative government and fits well with SDG’s solutions for project prioritization and optimal resource allocation in the public sector.”

“SDG is a recognized leader in strategy, innovation, and risk management,” Paul Pluschkell, CEO and co-founder of Spigit. “We’re very pleased to partner with them to provide the much-needed solution to engage a broad cross section of employees and other stakeholders in the process of ideation and innovation management in their client organizations.”

Spigit’s award-winning solutions are already in use by many Fortune 2000 companies and other well-known brands at the forefront of innovation, including AT&T, Lloyds Banking Group, MedPlus, Southwest Airlines and Choice Hotels International. The company was recently named to InformationWeek’s Startup 50 list of the top business technology startups as selected by readers and editors.

SDG has a long history of working with clients in innovation-intensive and capital-intensive industries in strategy development, strategic innovation, and R&D portfolio management, optimal resource allocation and risk management. The company’s clientele includes industry leaders in technology and telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, consumer goods, and manufacturing. In addition, SDG advises select government entities.

For more information about Spigit’s solutions, visit; for more information about SDG’s consulting services, visit

About Spigit

Spigit is the leading provider of purpose-built innovation software for the enterprise connecting employees, customers and business partners for idea management and innovation discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit’s software taps into the collective intelligence within an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading and real-time analytics, Spigit allows companies to get the most out of their key assets. Our technologies are used by the largest and most innovative companies in the world including: Pfizer, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Allstate, AAA, and Lloyds TSB. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit

About Strategic Decisions Group

Founded in 1981, Strategic Decisions Group is an international management consulting firm renowned for its expertise strategic decision-making, risk management, and shareholder value creation. Through a collaborative, team-based approach, SDG helps clients find innovative, creative strategies to thrive today, while also helping them build internal competencies and more effective decision-making processes to meet competitive challenges in the future. SDG has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and India. For more information, visit


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