Idea management software comes with no ideas. Typically, ideas are added by crowdsourcing and the ideas are selected by a search or a scoring system. Scoring can often be quite misleading. If everybody scores the idea, then the score tends to become diluted. If an idea is scored by a small group, then the score can easily be biased.
The Process Efficiency Toolbox comes already populated with process improvement ideas, questions and rule logic. An idea is only presented when the artificial intelligence believes it is applicable. For example, assume a corporation has 20 plants and has added a great reverse osmosis idea. Only the users who answer questions in a specific way will see the new idea. If 12 plants don’t have a reverse osmosis system, then they will never see the idea because it doesn’t apply to them. If 4 more plants are utilizing a sodium bisulfate pre-treatment, they will never see the idea because it doesn’t apply. If 2 more plants are using well water as the feedwater, they will never see the idea because it doesn’t apply. Only 2 plants will ever see the idea because it only applies to their plants.
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