WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IdeaScale, the leading idea management solution for government, announced its FedRAMP authorization Tuesday. The designation solidifies IdeaScale as the only idea management software solution listed on the FedRAMP marketplace.
The government-wide FedRAMP program provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services as a growing number of agencies migrate their existing systems to the cloud. FedRAMP helps government entities buy cloud services with confidence in the security levels of the services and their underlying software.
"IdeaScale was the first cloud-based idea management application used in the federal government and our new FedRAMP status is a sign of our continued commitment to our government work," says Rob Hoehn, chief executive officer of IdeaScale. "We've made the commitment to providing secure and high-performing software, because we believe that we can make a huge difference in the world by serving our customers in the public sector."
The company's move toward FedRAMP status keeps with its long track record of supporting the U.S. federal government. Agencies use the software to respond to current challenges in government, meet the demand for rigorous efficiency, continuously innovate and improve, and engage directly with citizens.
IdeaScale already has served numerous government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Energy, and many others. These initiatives have resulted in over 500,000 ideas that have saved millions of dollars and countless man hours.
"We know our customers in the public sector have legitimate security concerns," said Tim Sussman, vice president of public sector initiatives at IdeaScale. "As a result of our FedRAMP status, our customers will now have an easier time moving their crowdsourcing initiatives forward with the full confidence of their information technology teams behind them."
IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more than 35,000 customers and 4.5 million users. The software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and implemented, making IdeaScale the engine of crowd-powered innovation. IdeaScale's client roster includes industry leaders, such as Citrix, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, NASA, the New York City Police Department, Princess Cruises and many others. To learn more, visit: ideascale.com
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