waggl Launches Collective Intelligence Tool to Help Organizations Better Surface Knowledge and Insights for Improved Decision Making
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A team of San Francisco-based innovators and technologists today are pleased to unveil a powerful new tool that equips leaders with the ability to quickly crowdsource critical intelligence and surface unfiltered insights from within their organizations. Named after the unique dance used by honeybees to surface ideas and make decisions, waggl is excited to make its debut after extensive market research and a highly successful two year incubation period.
“Knowledge is arguably an organization’s most valuable asset, yet it’s locked away in the minds of customers, employees and unwieldy data systems”
The brainchild of co-founders at leading human capital management firm, Fort Hill Company, waggl addresses the shortcomings of methods used by today’s business leaders for collecting insights and data to make informed decisions, such as email, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and enterprise/social collaboration tools.
Using waggl through a mobile device, tablet or desktop, leaders can simply share a question and engage employees in a process where ideas are shared and then voted on by their peers. waggl efficiently taps into the true and unvarnished sentiments of a group, along with the important collective intelligence and reactions to inquiries and ideas – all of which is then consolidated into an actionable dashboard.
Key Features of waggl:
- Fast and intuitive interface for leaders to quickly pulse a question to crowds
- Intelligent engagement engine that invites and encourages participation from employees
- Engaging experience across devices including mobile, tablet and desktop that goes beyond the static 1.0 survey paradigm that allows users to vote on anonymous pairs of answers using a proprietary pairing algorithm
- Real-time leaderboard that details the top crowdsourced answers, that is easily shareable and immediately transparent for both the asker and respondents
“Knowledge is arguably an organization’s most valuable asset, yet it’s locked away in the minds of customers, employees and unwieldy data systems,” said Michael Papay, CEO at waggl. “We’re all about human search for the organization; it enables individuals to rapidly and effectively tap into groups of all kinds, collect powerful insights and engage people in a fun, real-time process that drives the best ideas to the top – there’s truly nothing like it.”
To date, waggl has helped more than 1,000 customers, globally, surface ideas and insights, including organizations in the technology, healthcare, education, sports, and consumer goods spaces.
In addition to today’s launch, the waggl leadership team is in active discussions with a series of experienced business leaders and Silicon Valley-based investors. The company is in the process of raising $1 million to $2 million in seed funding with an expected close before May.
Robert Hohman, CEO, Glassdoor
“It's like Survey Monkey, but faster, more engaging and better for making decisions.”
Jim Doty, Vice President of Marketing, Pacific Pulmonary Services:
"waggl enabled our team to quickly identify and prioritize the key issues in our sales leadership, a process that could have taken multiple surveys and phone calls to yield actionable results. With waggl, we were able to quickly move from insight to action by directly involving our sales leaders in crowdsourcing and prioritizing the solutions; it was pure magic!”
waggl is the first human search engine for business leaders who need to surface new ideas or honest input quickly. Unlike online survey tools or enterprise social platforms, waggl provides decision makers with a faster, easier and more engaging way to surface unfiltered insight and the true sentiment of a group. Just as Twitter automated 1-to-many digital communication, waggl optimizes the many-to-1 collection and synthesis of valuable insight in real-time. More than 1,000 customers use waggl’s cloud-based application from their mobile device, tablet or desktop. Clients include Domino’s Pizza, MGM Resorts International, University of Delaware, Glassdoor, and others.
waggl is named after the dance honeybees have used for millions of years to surface ideas and make decisions, perhaps the oldest and most successful form of crowdsourcing throughout mankind. waggl is a powerful human search engine for organizations that quickly engages groups and bubbles the best ideas, knowledge and unfiltered insights to the top.
About waggl’s Leadership
The waggl team, led by CEO Michael Papay, consists of seven passionate innovators and technologists who, together, have spent their careers developing and supporting products designed to help organizations connect human performance to bottom-line results.