rise.global launches free scorecard software as a service plan

Hi everyone

We’re launching our free plan today! Woo hoo!


We’ve been on a fabulous digital journey together over the past 6 years. It really is incredible that what started out as a way to manage leaderboards online has transformed into a sophisticated scorecard platform that is used worldwide to track personal growth.

Last year, thanks to our customers, we engaged over 400,000 people on rise.global, each spending an average of 25 minutes with us (It really is twenty five minutes, this is not a typo!). In terms of the modern attention economy – content served on rise.global is gold dust.

In the stats and what you’ve told us, it’s clear that rise.global is offering a unique service – not just keeping and sharing the score but doing so in a transparent, auditable and privacy friendly way.

We love hearing from our customers and here’s a sample of recent quotes:

“I love the simplicity of the service and the global exposure that being part of rise.global brings.” – K.P.

“Excellent community and knowledge sharing” – S.E

“I like the motivational aspect of the weekly rankings and I think it’s a good way to stay on top of my own online activity” – M.H.

“Rise’s trackers are relevant and transparent” – L.R.

Thank you for your feedback! We are humbled and honoured to be on this journey together.

Now as we look to the next phase of our journey, we’re making a big change to the way we price our service – opening it up to more users around the globe.

Introducing rise.global free plan

The rise.global free plan offers you scorecards for up to 100 users, you can generate and store upto 10 score bulletins – that might be 10 weeks or 10 months, it’s up to you. You can share the scores on your own rise.global page, via email and even on a TV leaderboard.

In the free plan, you can track up to 3 metrics of your choosing, and we’ve even bundled some premium connectors for you to try out – twitter follower/following count and twitter list membership.

We will be supporting the free plan by hosting adverts on the rise.global hosted scorecards and email notifications.

The rise.global free plan has some real power attached to it. We look forward to seeing what you create.

Introducing transparent pricing

At the same time we’re aware our pricing model has been a bit opaque. So we’re introducing three paid pricing plans based on the services you use. Bronze, Silver and Gold.  You can see the details of features you get with each on our new Pricing page.

What you get when you upgrade to the paid tier

Of course the paid tier will have some super awesome features that you can’t get for free.

The main benefits of moving to a paid plan are the ability to remove ads from your scorecard and full scorecard automation – including automatically embedding the scorecard on your own website, notifying your users via Twitter, more users, more metrics, more stored bulletins and more sophisticated reporting.

This has been an awesome journey together so far and we’re looking forward to the future.

Do tell us what you think of our new plans. Please do share this news on your own blog or on social media – now it’s free, we’re relying on you to let managers you know about the tool.

Happy Scorecarding!

ps. All existing paid rise.global scorecards created prior to today, will stay at the same price point, no change planned there. However we will (finally) be implementing hard user limits on your existing plans, it’s something we’ve meant to do for ages but has taken a while to implement.

Convert your sales team spreadsheet into an online leaderboard so that you can share the data more easily and nudge performance higher.

Are you a sales manager who tracks the effectiveness of your individual team members by keeping track of key performance indicators  on a spreadsheet?


Would you like to share this data with your sales people and find it tedious to:

  • email them their individual, personalised stats by cutting and pasting from the spreadsheet?
  • re-sort all the sales people every week according to their overall performance?

In this case, why not use rise.global to automate these tasks?  You need to design your scorecard (sales reports) only once and then you can automate the sharing of the scorecard every week.

The benefits of automating the process and sharing the data regularly are:

  • all sellers can login via mobile web or desktop to see anytime, anywhere how they are doing
  • sellers can track history over time – so they can think about optimising their behaviour over the whole quarter, not just waiting to the end of quarter
  • managers can allocate points to the key behaviours they want to see more of – e.g. a focus on lead indicators such as prospects called rather than lag indicators such as sales achieved. That means sellers are nudged to the more useful behaviours right now.
  • managers can run “team v team” competitions. That means sellers who are doing badly aren’t disincentivised – every activity still counts to the team total.

Save your spreadsheet as a csv file and follow these steps:

  1. Login to your rise.global profile or if you haven’t already set up a profile, register
  2. Go to “Create Scorecard” and choose the Blank Scorecard Template – if you can’t see this template, email support@rise.global and ask us to upgrade your account so that you can have access to this template
  3. Name your scorecard, give a quick description and click “Create”


Choose Manual Entry for the source of your sales people (user) data and Email Address as their unique identifier


Navigate to Scorecard Settings -> User Collector and Click on “Import Users from CSV”.  Follow the instructions  to import in all the individuals in your spreadsheet.


Goto Score Entries and Click on “Import data from CSV”. Follow the instructions again.

Goto Scorecard Settings -> Score Algorithm and configure the scoring rules that will consolidate all the metrics into a single score, using our sophisticated ranking methods (one of which allows you to compare apples with  oranges!), weights, caps.

Finally, go to Bulletins and click “Create Bulletin”

Et voila


Every week, all you need to do is import in your spreasheet data, create score bulletin.

You can now share this leaderboard webpage with exactly who you want and make it as private as you like and you can share just the individual score with each sales person rather than the full leaderboard.  You can share this report via email, Twitter, on a Big Screen TV display, embed the leaderboard onto your own website, share the link of the leaderboard on the rise.global domain.


Automation to accelerate change management in an enterprise. #ChangeTech

The pace of change in our digital world is super fast.

Change might mean new business processes, new tools or simply a renewed focus on performance in a key area.

With change coming thick and fast, that means change management budgets are increasingly stretched – more change initiatives but the same pot of cash.

That means change managers have a problem: there sometimes isn’t the time or resources to run a full scale change management program with face to face training and above the line communications campaigns.

In digital change there are no 3 month long lead times, changes can sometimes be quite literally overnight.

For change managers that means they need solutions to accelerate their change management programs.

Many are turning to automation to help with the heavy lifting.

We are calling these new tools #ChangeTech. Examples include rise.global the scorecard platform and kinetik, a digital card game. They cost less than a face to face coach or trainer and can be deployed globally within hours instead of weeks. Perfect for organisations with staff distributed across the country and the planet!

Using rise.global as a ChangeTech tool

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Using a rise.global scorecard for your change program requires little more than a connection to the internet, a list of staff and access to activity data.

Via the principles of success tracking and score science, a change manager designs a score that embodies all the desired behaviours of the change.

The score is then automatically calculated each week for each user of the program and delivered to them as a personal scorecard. The scorecard shows their progress in achieving the objectives, the change over time, and crucially, their relative ranking with peers.

One organisation that has already trail-blazed rise.global as a ChangeTech tool is data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics firm Aimia.

Nathalie Maslia, Global Organisational Change Management Consultant at Aimia said, “With the increased digitisation of business, change tends to happen faster and more often across enterprises. This can mean that, when there is a need for change, the budget to communicate and bed down change is tight.

“As part of our transition to Microsoft Office 365 across Aimia, we used a rise.global scorecard to communicate adoption of key O365 and Sharepoint behaviours to our staff. Each participating staff member received a personal score showing their progress in achieving the key behaviours we had identified within a short period of time. What could have taken months in terms of awareness and adoption was achieved in weeks.

Another advocate of using automation to accelerate change management is Mike Quindazzi, Managing Director at PwC:

“I am keen to see business leaders adopt social media to build their digital presence and engage in the marketplace. Sharing insights in ways that builds trust is critical to the future of relationships and business development. Leveraging scorecards and leaderboards in ways that help “automate” part of the change management process can be an effective and productive way to aid the process. Adding this element of gamification helps to increase not only user adoption but also expertise on use of the platforms. “

In this growing age of automation it’s no surprise that change management itself should have automated tools to help it do it’s work. We hope to see more #ChangeTech innovation in due course.

McKinsey & Co. research showed that successful execution of change management can boost ROI on an initiative by 143% – now with ChangeTech solutions like rise.global that automate some of the process, more teams will be able to use change management as they seek to embrace and thrive in a world of rapid digital change.

To learn more about rise.global automated solutions to accelerate your next change management initiative, contact us or book a call directly with Toby Beresford via LinkedIn today.

Nudge theory

Nudge theory is an idea that uses psychological concepts to explain why people behave in certain ways.

According to Nudge theory, it takes only small environmental changes, reinforcement or using individual’s inertia to affect people’s behavior. One example, related to eating behavior, is the attempt to encourage healthy eating. Supermarkets simply placed arrows on the floor pointing to the fruit and vegetables, which had the effect of increasing sales of healthy food.

This theory also has a variety of applications to the workplace.

For example, the UK government wanted its citizens to enrol in pensions. Thus, it created an ‘opt out’ system, in which it did not force people to enrol, but obliged people to contact the government if they wanted not to enrol in a pension saving plan. Only 10% of people did.

Another strategy for ‘nudging employees’ is creating new spaces in the workplace, as employees may find it difficult to change their behaviour in a familiar setting. Thus, if you do not want your employees to congregate next to the water cooler, you can change the environment around the cooler, e.g. make it smaller, and thus this behaviour may no longer be desirable. You do not have to force your employees to behave in a certain way, but can subtly ‘nudge’ them in a way that will make your employees more effective, and your business more successful.  

Nudge theory was originally suggested by Thaler and Sunstein in their book Nudge. You can find out more about both academics and many more behavior science experts by visiting the “Behaviour Explorers” scorecard on rise.

If you want to find out more about how Nudge theory can help your business, see the infographic below created by PsySci.


This is a guest post by Marcus Clarke of PsySci. Thanks Marcus!

New rise.global theme for 2018 – Boxes

We love our themes here at rise.

That’s why we’ve gone ahead and freshly baked a new theme for you to use in 2018.

It’s called “boxes” and it will display everyone in a beautiful box grid.

There are some whizzy additional features that will drive increased engagement and dwell time too:

  • space for your own desktop and mobile display advertising (whether 3rd party snippets or native)
  • search for users
  • sort by name
  • optional whether to include rank
  • popup easy swipe guide to each user’s bio

We’ve also added some features that are only available to registered followers – this helps build the follower community around your scorecard. Don’t forget you can have as many followers as you like.

  • filter by any team or division
  • filter by newcomers, climbers, fallers
  • download whole list
  • hashtag link to the conversation
  • link to the synched twitter list

To demo the new theme Nick and I have been busy launching a few scorecards, here are some great examples for you to check out, right now:

Sales Professionals

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GDPR Guides

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Behaviour Explorers

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The Boxes theme is available to all users.

Changing behaviour with a simple score [webinar – 30 Jan]

Next Tuesday we will be running our first ever webinar on “Score Science” – the art and science of using a personal score to change behaviour.

Popularised by FitBit™ this personal analytics technique is now being used by organisations across the globe including PwC, IBM and the United Nations.

In this intro-level webinar (limited to 100 attendees) Toby Beresford, rise.global founder, will explain the approach, share real world examples and outline the benefits of using a single score to drive behaviour change.

By attending you will learn:

  • what is score science
  • how a single score provides great feedback
  • how leading global organisations are helping distributed employees develop positive habits

This webinar is free to attend. You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like!

1600 (GMT) / 1100 (EST)

30 JANUARY 2018

Sign up to attend

Please note the webinar uses zoom.us – for best experience download and install zoom ahead of time.


Update, here’s the webinar recording:

3 Twitter New Year’s Resolutions

Twitter. Are you an excitable user, where Twitter is your first point of contact to the world, the priority when sharing your companies’ news, an integral part of your influence and marketing?

Or is Twitter is a job on the list of things to do, a tricky and time consuming ‘must’ when trying to spread your personal or corporate brands… you might not get it – but you know it’s somewhere your brand has to make an appearance.

Whether pertinent news drips from your fingers or you deliberate over every character, as soon as you press ‘Tweet’ your lovely shiny bit of news and influence tumbles along in a sea of others’ news and influence.

Take.  A step. Back. Can you see your bigger influence trajectory on Twitter? Do you know what you want to do in 2018? Are you lost in a sea of insight statistics that you haven’t checked for weeks, trying to reassemble your maths GCSE to see if you’re doing any good?!

Here are some Twitter New Years resolutions to start 2018 a bit more confident that all your effort is getting you somewhere.


#1 – Get some clarity.

Our desire to see how well received each tweet  has become is a natural addiction. It is a case of ‘variable ratio reward’ – we never know how well each post will do. If, however, you’re just counting number of likes and retweets without asking the bigger picture questions ie. are these likes from regular engagers? Has the tweet resulted in the behaviour you want? How many of these tweets will result in the behaviour you want? Then you are guilty of only tracking Vanity Metrics and not Clarity metrics. To track Clarity metrics, you must ask not only, ‘is this Twitter data useful?’ but also ‘What can I do about it?’ – Tracking what you are doing on Twitter in parallel to useful  data about who and why are people engaged can give depth and refinement to future activity.

#2 – Do a dashboard cleanse

Dashboards can be overwhelming. They give you stats you didn’t even know you needed, all dressed up nicely in picture graphs so that in order to answer the question ‘Am I doing ok on Twitter this week?’ It takes, a pen, paper, brainspace and some time. All of which we’re short on right now. Try something easy and simpler next year:

Rise.global consolidates the data you want into one simple score, that you can access easily and check every week via the app online, email or twitter. By just checking your score, you can quickly see and keep track of how you’re doing on the data you actually want to track. You choose the metrics, Rise fetches the data and puts it into an easily understandable format and if you did have that time and brainspace, you can always dig down into each metric individually to see how it’s going.

#3 – Go compare.

We can all learn from others, especially others in the same sphere as our brand. Look at how others are using Twitter innovatively and ask the same Clarity questions as you ask yourself. How many regular engagers do they have? And what are they doing to keep them there? Add to and shape your strategy and then use Rise to track what you’re doing to keep you accountable to the goals you set yourself. Rise can also track the same metrics in your competitors. Just add your competitors accounts to your Scorecard and you can see their scores with yours, and again dig down into their metrics to see where they are gaining success.

The New Year, New You approach only works when you’ve done the ground work to keep it accountable. Set up tracking and attainable goals in easy to manage chunks so you don’t give up in the short term, don’t forget to track the Clarity metrics first and keep listening to others in your sphere. To get your easy to track score or build your Scorecard of competitors or colleagues, sign up for your free trial here.