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Rob ParkerRob Parker 

setting up IdeaExchange-like site for Chatter Free users

I've been looking for a little while for some direction for setting up something similar to SF's IdeaExchange for our Chatter Free users.  Do users have to be full license holders to access ideas?  We want to set something up where students can post ideas and promote them using Chatter.  

Any thoughts about where I can start looking would be reall helpful.

Thanks
Rob
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Matthew AndersMatthew Anders
I dont think the chatter free can access ideas, have a look at this PPT slide i got from my saleforce rep.User-added image

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Matthew AndersMatthew Anders
I dont think the chatter free can access ideas, have a look at this PPT slide i got from my saleforce rep.User-added image
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Steve MolisSteve Molis
I think the best you can do with Chatter Free would be setting up Groups (Public and Private) and using the; Like, Polls, Bookmarks, features, etc.  

Which actually ain't too shabby for "Free"  
Matthew AndersMatthew Anders
you can get the one app licenses for under 200 a year.  we personally pay 143 per license on that level.
Steve MolisSteve Molis
a Chatter+ license will give you access to Answers and Ideas
http://www.sfdcstatic.com/assets/pdf/datasheets/DS_Chatter.pdf

It lists for $15 * User * Month ($180) but if you already have Full CRM licenses I'm sure you can get that chopped down.
 
Rob ParkerRob Parker
Appreciate the feedback, guys.  The Chatter license idea would work, but we have at least 1000 students at any given time, so that becomes a little cost-prohibitive.  The Idea/Answer objects are ideal, but even just a way to promote posts would get the job done. 

Polls are too discreet.  We're looking for the best/most popular ideas from our student population.  Likes sort of work, but those are tough to quantify.  Maybe I could pull counts of likes, and create a feed that lists the posts in descending order.  That's a little kludgey, but it might work.