A rating is an assessment of an Element (Trend, Technology, etc.) in your system. Usually, the ratings consist of multiple rating criteria (for example Business Potential) from which each have multiple rating steps (for example Low-High). The rating is either a community rating and given by the general system users or it can be given by single experts. Ratings can be either aggregated ratings from communities of evaluators from the system, or the ratings can be provided by specific experts. The assessment of Elements by certain people is an essential activity in the innovation management process and helps you make better decisions based on assessments from your innovation communities. You are also able to visualize information based on the ratings on the ITONICS Radar.
How to rate an Element
A user can rate each Element once and adjust the rating afterward. See the guideline on how to rate an Element.
How to put Ratings in context
Note: You need to activate the Context feature to be able to use it.
When the Context feature is activated in your system, you can make use of the context rating feature. When the Context feature is activated in ratings, each user who rates an Element does so within a specified context, for example, their business unit.
The Context rating will help you gain further insights on how different people, from different business units rate the same Element. In the Rating Analysis Tab (1) of each Element, you can filter by the different Contexts and can directly compare the ratings (2). You can also apply the context filter, here Business Unit (3), on a Radar or Matrix.
Once the rating has been activated for an Entity, a Rating Analysis tab is visible on the Detail page of all Elements.
Note: By default, only the Application Owner has access to the Rating Analysis tab. The access for other roles can be adjusted via the Entity-Specific Permission settings.
Read more in the “Compare ratings of an Element” article.
The rating widget is usually placed in the right sidebar of an Element. Via the View Configuration, the rating widget can be placed almost anywhere including in different tabs.
How to configure a rating
A guide for application owners on how to configure a rating can be found here.