The following video explains the difference between communities and challenges:
Communities vs Challenges: Duration 2.5 min.
Additionally here's a quick comparison of the differences between challenges and communities:
- Areas in your instance where you can create challenges and information pages.
- They are traditionally at the top level of the solution hierarchy.
- They are traditionally the “landing page” for an Innovation portal or Primary site.
- You may create unlimited communities within your instance.
- Not typically used for Ideation (no automation).
- Areas in your community, focused on addressing a specific business problem.
- They belong to a parent community.
- They have an automated opening and closing time, including user actions.
- They include all features and functions.
- You can create unlimited numbers of challenges in an instance.
Each challenge has a full set of IdeaPlace functionality.
- Each challenge can have different idea forms, review forms, stages, phases, etc.
- Not bound to a single model.
- Communities do not support all features (predictions, automated phases, etc.).
Challenges are created from a community. (Think of communities as parents and challenges as children.)
Challenges and Communities all have unique URLs. (mycompany.spigit.com/challengeurl)
Your instance is one database of information
- Ideas and users are all stored on a single instance. Typically, you will have a staging and production instance.