ANAQUA ideaPoint: Partnering & Innovation Sourcing

A comprehensive and secure system to scout for, evaluate, invest in, and manage mission-critical and strategic partnering opportunities, to enhance the product pipeline and take new products to market faster and more efficiently.

Business Development & Licensing

ideaPoint’s best-in-class software enables global companies to capitalize on breakthrough ideas and technology at any stage of development, regardless of whether they originated internally or external to your organization. ideaPoint helps companies accelerate innovation and drive growth, all within one secure, easy to use tool.

With ideaPoint, our customers have a secure and user-friendly solution through which to scout for, evaluate, invest-in, track and manage dynamic growth opportunities.

  • Source, evaluate and capitalize on a range of innovation opportunities
  • Secure strategic partnerships, and manage critical initiatives and alliances
  • Boost collaboration and visibility within the organization to enhance quality of decisions, breaking down functional and business unit silos
  • Track and report on all decision points, activities, milestones and contract obligations throughout the process
  • Increase quantity and quality of opportunities reviewed while decreasing time to decision by streamlining decision and vetting workflows
  • Mitigate risk of intellectual property contamination
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Alliance & Contract Management

ideaPoint delivers a unified system to help our customers centralize the comprehensive Alliance Management process in a secure, collaborative, and compliant virtual environment.

With ideaPoint, global companies have a secure and user-friendly solution that streamlines the many moving parts around any deal, allows visibility on a need-to-know basis, and enables robust tracking and reporting.

  • Align partner, contract and project management for alliances with the support of robust workflow, tracking and reporting tools
  • Manage contact and company details, relationships and alliances as they relate to innovation and partnering opportunities across your organization’s portfolio
  • Track all aspects of contract and term development or renegotiation, including planning, financial commitments, milestones and outcomes
  • Ensure contractual compliance and on-time performance via system generated notifications for milestones coming due
  • Forecast goals and financial commitments by setting milestones and recording funding obligations
  • Report and analyze performance on-demand, via configurable dashboards, saved searches or custom reports
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R&D Collaborations

ideaPoint delivers the solution to help global R&D teams identify opportunities for collaboration that bring the greatest long-term value - to all parties. ideaPoint software supports a comprehensive partnering and opportunity management program, fueling the core innovation pipeline and best practices, targeting early-stage opportunities for collaboration, and forging effective and mutually beneficial alliances. With ideaPoint, our customers have a secure and user-friendly solution through which to scout, evaluate, invest in, track and manage opportunities for collaboration.

  • Seek and harvest opportunities for R&D collaborations from external sources, and forge strategic partnerships and productive, early-stage relationships
  • Tap your global network of external partners and candidates via branded Web portals
  • Assemble virtual teams across functional areas to formally review submissions and supporting documents using a collaborative analytic toolset, including configurable review forms, comments and ratings
  • Track and share progress throughout the evaluation process using automated status change alerts and email notifications, configurable for internal and external parties
  • Capture go/no-go decisions, terminating no-go decisions swiftly and with compliance, automatically capturing an audit trail of all system activity and mitigating risk of intellectual property contamination
  • Restrict visibility of sensitive data, correspondence and documents to authorized individuals by enacting role-based security policies
  • Track and report on all aspects of contract and term development or re-negotiation, including planning, financial commitments, project milestones and outcomes
  • Report and analyze performance on-demand, via configurable dashboards, saved searches or custom reports that export and print, easily
  • Ensure contractual compliance and on-time performance via system generated notifications for milestones coming due
R&D Collaboration

Corporate Venture Capital

ideaPoint software helps global companies consistently spot, seize and execute on investment opportunities that have the most potential to create long-term strategic growth options. The ideaPoint solution supports a quality, end-to-end evaluation process of Venture and M&A opportunities, from identifying and targeting strategic candidates through the assessment process and then on to final disposition and contract management all in a highly secure and compliant environment.

ideaPoint harnesses the many moving parts around any deal, allowing visibility on a need-to-know basis, and enabling robust tracking and reporting.

  • Seek and harvest investment opportunities and forge strategic alliances with early-stage companies, harnessing potential and strengthening traction
  • Secure communication and transmission of sensitive information and supporting documents through the portal interface and toolset, enabling interaction with prospects and delivery of notifications throughout the evaluation process
  • Involve staff from relevant business units easily and when appropriate to offer key inputs and advance negotiations, leveraging data cloning and linking functionality, as needed
  • Track workflow and sign off at key stages of the negotiation process, managing critical documents and assigning legal agreements and policies
  • Restrict visibility of sensitive data, correspondence and documents to authorized individuals by enacting role-based security policies and assigning confidentiality agreements
  • Forecast goals and financial commitments for resulting investments and alliances by setting milestones and recording contractual obligations.
  • Report and analyze performance on-demand, via configurable dashboards, saved searches or custom reports that export and print, easily
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Strategic Innovation

ideaPoint software enables global enterprises to capitalize on innovation opportunities at any stage of development, accelerating innovation and driving growth, all within one secure, easy to use tool. Teams can source, evaluate, invest-in, track and manage dynamic growth opportunities within a unified, secure system which provides best practice guidance while remaining easily configurable to your unique processes and proprietary methodologies.

Through ideaPoint, companies can securely manage strategic initiatives such as:

  • Innovation Challenges
  • Business Development & Licensing Opportunities
  • R&D Collaborations
  • Supplier Enabled Innovation
  • Invention Disclosure
  • and other Strategic Innovation activities.

Each ideaPoint client has unique processes and needs. Let our experience working with dozens of Fortune 500 companies be put to work for you.

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Supplier Enabled Innovation

The importance of collaboration with suppliers early in the development process is clear. ideaPoint software enables global enterprises to capitalize on supplier innovation opportunities at any stage of development, accelerating innovation and driving growth, all within one secure, easy to use tool.

Teams can source, evaluate, invest-in, track and manage dynamic growth opportunities within a unified, secure system which provides best practice guidance while remaining easily configurable to your unique processes and proprietary methodologies.

Through ideaPoint, companies can securely manage the entire process of supplier enabled innovation initiatives:

  • Research – define the business needs and opportunities
  • Scout – for suppliers that meet the need by hearing directly from suppliers about what they have in their innovation pipeline and keeping a robust database of supplier innovation and capabilities
  • Evaluate – innovation that meet business needs and delivery high net value
  • Implement – approved ideas jointly implemented and communicate using your business processes

Each ideaPoint client has unique processes and needs. Let our experience working with dozens of Fortune 500 companies be put to work for you.

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