The new New ‘Employee Ideas App’ for Microsoft Teams makes it even easier to capture employee ideas at scale

Sideways 6 has announced the availability of Ideas by Sideways 6 on Microsoft AppSource, an online cloud marketplace providing tailored line-of-business solutions, and the Microsoft Teams app catalog.

Sideways 6 provides idea management platforms for enterprise businesses and has experience helping some of the world’s largest companies, including Vodafone, Nestlé and British Airways, bring employee ideas to life over the past seven years.

Ideas by Sideways 6 enables organisations to create a home for ideas and innovation natively within Microsoft Teams. With the considerable growth of the platform over the last year and with more people working remotely, Teams has become the natural place for employees to collaborate, communicate and share ideas.


With the Ideas by Sideways 6 app, organisations can now launch idea campaigns to collect ideas on specific business challenges right from within Teams itself. This integrated approach removes the friction faced by traditional idea management solutions, boosting engagement and enabling employees to work together on the tools they already use every day.

“The Sideways 6 platform’s ability to integrate with existing communication and collaboration tools is a huge part of our success. With the meteoric rise of Microsoft Teams, it was a no-brainer to make it a priority for us in 2021 and beyond. We’re incredibly excited that the app has created a native and clear way for organisations to collect ideas and drive innovation through Teams. We are excited to see how customers can leverage the power of Teams and Sideways 6 to bring employee ideas to life,” said Will Read, CEO, Sideways 6.

While the new Teams app creates a fantastic user experience for employees sharing ideas, the back-end Sideways 6 platform powers the automation and management of ideas at scale. With some customers collecting thousands of ideas each month, the Sideways 6 platform takes those ideas from Teams and creates an actionable pipeline of innovation, allowing businesses to reduce costs, launch new products, improve safety, accelerate innovation and improve the customer experience.

Toby Bowers, General Manager, Business Application Group, Microsoft Corp., said, “We’re happy to welcome Sideways 6 to Microsoft AppSource, which gives our customers access to the best solutions available from our extensive partner ecosystem. Microsoft AppSource offers partners solutions such as Ideas by Sideways 6 to help customers meet their needs faster.”

Learn more about Ideas by Sidways 6 at its page on Microsoft AppSource and in the Microsoft Teams app catalog.