Challenge creators now have increased flexibility when deciding upon the structure of a challenge. A Parallel Challenge can now be chosen over a Phased Challenge.
All the stages of a Parallel Challenge are open at the same time. This allows ideas to progress through stages and be reviewed independently of each other.
Auto-review settings are available to set criteria for ideas to move automatically through stages. These can be either time or activity settings. For example an Idea can progress through when a threshold number of votes is reached. Ideas can also be moved through manually by the Administrator.
It is a great feature if you want ideas to be evaluated on their own merits rather than against other ideas. This is for example well suited to long lasting challenges under going continuous improvement.
Creating a Parallel Challenge:
Having added a new Challenge, a System Administrator can select a Parallel workflow under the Workflow Settings.