rise.global launches free scorecard software as a service plan

Hi everyone

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

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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.

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!

TIME:
1600 (GMT) / 1100 (EST)

DATE:
30 JANUARY 2018

Sign up to attend

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

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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.

Lexicon changes

We’ve made some changes to our core product lexicon today:

  • Board Managers are now known as Administrators
  • Players are now as Users
  • Boards are now as Scorecards
  • Releases are now as Scorecard Bulletins
  • Data Collectors are now as Score Collectors
  • Data Entries are now Score Entries

Over the years our product has changed from where we started out – as a way to generate leaderboards – to reflect our changed focus as a way to generate individual scorecards.

Indeed one of our biggest customers hardly shows the leaderboard to its users at all.

How Google is using the principles of Success Tracking

An email from the team at Google Maps landed in my inbox recently.  I knew that it was a “robo-generated” email, and yet I got engaged.  The title of the email grabbed my attention first – “Your  review is making a difference”.  As I looked at it further and digested fully the message, I realised that Google was using the 5 core principles of Success Tracking

So, here’s how:

This bit of the email shows that I have opted-in to receive the success tracking report (score)

And the main part of the email shows how Google are adhering to no prizes, a simple score, storified content and positive score keeping

This is a great example of how just relevant feedback, storified and positive, is driving my behaviour change.

Great to see #success tracking at work.

 

Why Opt-In Matters When Applying Digital Success Tracking to Patient Care

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This is a guest post for One Nucleus by Toby Beresford. Toby is the Founder and CEO of success tracking network Rise.global. Previously he has worked as a developer of web based disease management for patients, dermatology tele-referrals for GPs and was deputy chairman of the public health sub-committee for Wandsworth Council. His email address is toby@rise.global

At the recentPRISM SeriesDave Snowden told the story of how he self-managed his recovery from Type 2 diabetes – he called it his hero’s journey. It’s a story he has told before in a blog post “Early Detection, Fast Recovery”. Critically, he caught the disease early, refused to countenance “palliative” care and instead took control over his cure, targeting key factors such as diet and exercise. After 7 months he was rewarded with an all-clear diagnosis, saving himself from early death and the NHS from another expensive chronic patient.

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