Congratulations to the Polaris Analyze This! Idea Lab Challenge Winners


Hello Innovative Users! 

Pairwise voting has concluded for the Analyze This challenge, and we have our winners! 

Focused on ways to support reporting in your library, this challenge had 13 ideas submitted and 15 pairs for voting.  

The Winners 

Submission:Create Record Sets in Saved and Scheduled SimplyReports 

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Rachel Fischer 

Submission:Upload a File of Patron Barcodes into a Record Set 

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Heather Arnold 

Proposed For: H2 2023 – H1 2024 (TBD) 

“A reporting challenge was one of the top requested challenge themes from our Meta-Challenge, so I’m glad we were able to get this into our 2022 challenge schedule,” said Samantha Quell, Polaris Product Manager. “I’m looking forward to implementing the record sets enhancement to SimplyReports, because I can see how valuable that would be for staff who regularly need to create lists of records for modification.”   

Remember, submissions live on in Idea Lab and our Always Open Space never closes. If you submitted an enhancement that is still important to you or you’ve just discovered a development opportunity, the Always Open Space provides a place to post that idea for any Polaris product. 

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Thanks again to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team: 

  • Sarah Frieldsmith, University of San Diego 
  • Eleanor Crumblehulme, Saskatchewan Information Library Services Consortium 
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS Library System 

And special thanks to your moderators and expert reviewers: 

  • Beth Lane 
  • Beth Bechtel 
  • Sharon O’Brien 
  • Kathy McKinney 
  • Sarah St. Martin 



Idea Lab is the website hub for our customer-driven innovation process that informs Innovative product roadmaps. To participate, simply go to Idea Lab, and enter in your username and password. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s not too late – simply follow the instructions on the Idea Lab FAQ and join in! 

Please spread the word to colleagues at your own institutions and beyond about joining Idea Lab. At Innovative, we are committed to user-driven innovation that will benefit all our library partners, and we look forward to the next Challenge with you. 

Happy Innovating!