If you haven't already logged in to check out our Share Ideas section of Mimecaster Central, you're missing out on an unprecedented level of access and influence...with a direct line to Product Management!
The team heavily monitors Share Ideas, and from within this powerful section of Mimecaster Central, our community has the ability to share, comment, and vote on ideas, and earn points and rewards for their commitment to enhancing Mimecast offerings. Just log in to get started!
Explore Ideas Under Consideration
On the left-hand side of Share Ideas, you'll see a running list of ideas based on current status with our Product Management team -- whether each is "Under Consideration," "Coming Soon," or already "Delivered." Yes: We actively listen...and deliver...on our Mimecasters' best ideas (more on what makes ideas "attractive" to come in a moment).
And speaking of statuses, here's a quick breakdown on which each label stamped on an idea means:
Initially reviewed by Mimecast and open for votes, comments, and discussion.
Currently being investigated and evaluated by Mimecast.
Adopted and available soon.
For Future Consideration
Not being considered at this time, but may be in the future.
Currently being developed.
Available, but may not be available on all platforms, for all regions/customers.
Released to GA.
Not being considered OR duplicate idea.
Search for Existing Ideas
So you're amped to share your best idea...great! Before you do, just make sure it doesn't already exist. As seen below, Mimecast customers can search by likely/main keyword for an existing idea from within the search bar provided on the Share Ideas homepage (results populate in real-time).
You can also get an at-a-glance of ALL recent activity within Share Ideas homepage, on the "Recent Activity" feed.
Raise an Idea
Once you've confirmed the idea doesn't already exist, raise it by selecting the "Idea" option from your Mimecaster Central "pencil" drop-down menu (this is in the top right of each page in the community). Be sure to add a descriptive title and surrounding details for the idea, along with any appropriate tags and categories.
The ideas most attractive to peers for voting offer:
- A clear outline of a business problem to solve
- Its importance to the customer, and why other customers should be interested
- A clear title that summarizes the idea
Vote Ideas "Up" or "Down"
Vote "UP" or "DOWN" ideas that are your favorites...or least, and watch them fly to the top of the movers and shakers within our vast collection of customer ideas (PRO TIP: Don't forget to also "upvote" your own idea!).
Get Rewarded for Sharing
Beyond the ability to get a potential line of dialogue going with our Product Management team -- and potentially a great idea implemented into Mimecast products -- our Mimecasters can earn points for their ideas...redeemable for swag!
Learn the ways you can earn Mimecaster Central swag (from ideas to beyond) right here: Mimecaster Central: How Points/Rewards Work
Follow Your Own...and Other Ideas
And last but not least, be sure to follow all updates on your own...and others' ideas that you've voted on...by "following" the idea thread! (More on Mimecaster Central's "Following" functionality can be found here: "I Will Follow": Follow Spaces, Discussions, People)
You'll always be alerted within your Inbox whenever questions from fellow Mimecasters arise...or our Product Management wants to talk more about your idea, or others you're interested in.
Visit Share Ideas today, and influence the direction of Mimecast products and services!
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