Aha! Software


 

Aha! is a project management solution that allows users to document ideas for new projects, set goals and track project progress. It features task lists, collaboration tools, kanban boards, project roadmaps and more.

Users can capture customer and colleague ideas through a company-branded portal, and employees and customers can then rank ideas based on metrics such as value and effort required. Users can submit ideas using predefined templates, or upload images, PDF files and web presentations.

Aha! supports agile and scrum workflows. Users can generate Gantt charts to view the status of projects. Users can also customize the navigation tab, layouts and workflow of the platform using an API tool. Aha! integrates with applications such as Jira, Visual Studio, Salesforce, GitHub, Bitbucket, Slack, Trello, Dropbox and Zendesk.

Pricing is per user per month. Support is provided via video chat, phone and email.

 

Aha! - Kanban board
 
  • Aha! - Kanban board
    Kanban board
  • Aha! - Portfolio roadmap
    Portfolio roadmap
  • Aha! - Release track
    Release track
  • Aha! - Strategic planning
    Strategic planning
  • Aha! - Roadmap detail
    Roadmap detail
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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rosa from FinanceGenius
Specialty: Financial Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Organize yourself and your plans

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Lets you plan a roadmap the way you would in real life - in many tiers, from strategic to actual user stories that will be completed. These roadmaps are visually appealing at all levels! That means you can present and share your work and plans at any level of detail without having to pull out graphic design tools to abstract out the details or "make it pretty" for a presentation.

I LOVE their notebooks. After I share a roadmap or presentation, I create a notebook so I can always track a "snapshot" of the plans I presented. This lets me go back and reference how things have changed and why they changed.

I like the ability to create and track personas as well as competitive information in their wiki type pages.

Cons

I have not figured out the right level of integrations with JIRA. The integration is very robust, and a full integration is easily supported. But that means when someone changes the info in Jira, that change comes over. Not what we are looking for. This may be more a process problem, but something we struggle with.

 
 

Craig from Dell
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2017

April 2017

The one size fits all tool for product managers

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New to the product, but it's helped immensely in consolidating the places which I use to manage my eCommerce product.

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The variety of tools: roadmap, release schedule, wish lists, backlog, etc.

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I can't search across multiple pages of wish list items. The price is high for Enterprise users relative to other similar tools. There's not a field for sizing a feature. There should be a field for "Associated links"

 
 
 
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Nadia from INTERNET OF ARTISTS LTD
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Aha! helped us to draw our roadmap and job. It is really helpful!

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Aha! has enabled us to organize all ideas, clear our minds and it helped us to easily draw our roadmap and job.

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We have used Aha! for managing our ideas while we developed our products and we have had a great help from this tool!
Aha! enables our creative team to organize all ideas and link high-level strategy directly to the team's work, creating visual roadmaps that can be easily shared. It also integrates with engineering tools, so product and development teams can stay on the same page. Based on our experience is the best way to get out of Excel and PPT for roadmap planning.
We highly recommend Aha!

Cons

Sometime they change a little the features, so you have to newly understand how to do things to properly work again.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Vijay from Flexera Inc.
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Best of breed roadmap tool

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- Well connected data model
- Workflow-driven
- Plenty of visualization options
- Awesome customer support

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- It appears like they haven't implemented security around roles yet
- The configuration settings could be better organized
- Could be less menu-driven

Review Source: Capterra
 

Norah from Cognizant

October 2017

October 2017

In 1 year Aha! has allowed us to do better roadmaps and excel in prod. Mgmt tasks.

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I've been way more effective at communicating my product strategy with the capabilities in excel. A lot less manual cleanup to get my message out. And we've been able to expand into a more robust formal competitor and client tracking too!

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So easy to use. After playing around with the trial version, we started setting up our own instance. We've changed our approaches here and there, but the ease of reporting, audit tracking of all activity, and the visibility of organizing releases and requirements has been a major improvement over the spreadsheet roadmaps I had before.

Cons

More flexibility in the views of roadmaps would be great - I have to do a lot of ppt and the notebooks or images don't always align well with our corporate ppt.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

The only tool I know that does the job.

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Finally a tool that actually supports Product Managers properly.

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Supports the Product Management process really, really well and helps communicate what's going on. Very flexible and can model most processes.
The external idea portal integration is neat, and so is the ability to integrate with external tools like Zendesk.
Support is very, very fast and helpful with product usage questions.

Cons

It's a bit Jira-like in that it is hyperflexible with everything. It's very difficult to grasp what's happening for anyone who isn't a PM, and even for PMs there's some things in there that aren't particularly intuitive (some of the filtering and reporting UI for example, or the fact that there's a tiny dropdown that defines whether you're looking at the company or product, and also impacts your settings screen etc).
I also reported a few UX bugs to the team and received the standard "it's a feature, not a bug" response which was a shame. This is I think the downside of having Product Managers as your Customer Success people.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from BookingBug Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Aha! is a refreshing restart for Project Management software after a big search for a suitable tool!

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Increased ability to manage projects effectively and an ability to handle more projects without a decrease in organization. Upscaling the company's activities as we grow, Aha! is able to positively affect a single project, and also adds benefit when managing multiple projects in an environment that may be stretched for resources at any given time. Aha! can grow with your company.

Pros

Vast amount of functionality related to almost all aspects of project management. The scheduling tools to set up different timelines and dependencies on a project is the best I have seen in a single self-contained project management tool. Apart from basic time management and scheduling tools there are also a wide array of data analysis that can produce graphs, charts, and reports on project details recorded into Aha!, providing info previously unrecorded or not taken advantage of while using previous platforms. This allows you to see how much time you spend, your pain points, and areas of improvement for a single project or for the entire company as a whole.

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As with any complicated software, the software has a steep learning curve and it is difficult to build new processes in a company for a program with this much coverage and that touches so many aspects of the company. Oftentimes when we began using the product for a certain purpose we found that it was often required to make adjustments in other areas of the company to effectively use the software. A good example would be our adjustment of protocols in the company with JIRA to effectively leverage functionality in Aha!. This often meant work required in those areas that was not initially foreseen. However, when was said and done - after on-boarding the product the benefit was a net increase in our ability to effectively manage projects.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aaron from RUEF

September 2017

September 2017

The real all in one tool!

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Love how the Aha is able to capture, logically store and break down everything from business strategy through to task size chunks. It really helps us make sure our developers are spending time focused on what matters most.

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This is really a tool for enterprise planning, when you first load the website it is a little bit of a information overload however the video and support has been amazing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

mathew from Rosetta Stone/Lexia Learning
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Use Aha! to bring some consistency across different products in the portfolio.

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Easy to use.
Dashboard views and reports
Integration with Jira epics
Paid licenses for write access, unlimited viewers (with the modest plan we purchased)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sikia from Cincom

August 2017

August 2017

Aha! has given us the ability to implement our Product Vision one release at a time.

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Aha! has streamlined our release management process, while at the same time allowing us to track our product vision for each release. We can now link that vision directly to product enhancements included in each release, ensuring that our product moves forward and is properly aligned with our product roadmap. Reporting capabilities allow us to communicate on a given release in a manner that is easy to produce and share.

Cons

One con is that data backups are only available at the Enterprise Plus license tier, it would be nice if this type of security was offered at other license tiers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gerald from Flow Faction

August 2017

August 2017

Go ahead and look for pro-level product management tools, you won't find one better than Aha.io

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Excellent capture of the product management data model and process. Very full feature without becoming redundant with other complementary tools.

Cons

I wish the free trial lasted longer, to give an opportunity for others on the team to evaluate it and participate in the purchase decision.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Arnaud from ALTAVIA SOLUTIONS

August 2017

August 2017

Aha! helps us to manage and share a clear view of our roadmap

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-Great UX
-Good integration with JIRA
-a great tools to structure our ideas for the product
-Sharp views of the roadmap

Cons

- a bit expensive for our small team and our product
-to much notifications
-the ideas forum could be improved

Review Source: Capterra
 

Niels from fundsUP B.V.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Brilliant product management tool to stay on top of your game!

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Clear product management strategy.

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The entire product management cycle is very well though out, from collecting ideas, ranking these ideas based on votes for example, to promoting them to features, which you can then easily link to a certain release.

Release/feature timeline reports can be shared with external parties and are easy to understand for different types of stakeholders.

Besides, the team at Aha! delivers top notch customer support!

Cons

It takes a bit of time to wrap your head around all the possibilities, so it has quite a steep learning curve compared to other products, but it's definitely worth in the end! Customization options such as adding custom fields could be managed is an easier way.

No mobile app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thom from Metrolinx
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Trans-formative tool!

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Ability to organize, rank and manage SDLC.

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We've used Aha for a few years now to manage new features of our large, waterfall-based software platform. I've used other tools that are simpler and others that are more complex/comprehensive. For me, Aha is a great middle ground that is very easy to use and modify without having being too complex to configure.

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I wish the pricing was handled differently. Needing to commit to a full year of license costs before adding a new product owner to the system has made some process changes in our shop more difficult than they would have been if the pricing was more dynamic. Also, I would prefer a license that charges a smaller fee for all users rather than a large fee for each product owner. It would make it easier for me to sell system usage internally.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ada from CoV

July 2017

July 2017

It's great and feature rich

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To help with the annual planning and project intake.

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It enables us to manage the annual plan and the every day project requests. We are now able to see how the requests tie back to the annual plan. Aha! is also very flexible to allow for customized fields which is very important to us.

It also has great import/export capability for features and ideas.

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The import capability is a bit lacking. The other thing that I don't like is how to select the product filtering. Since we have a lot of products (300+) defined, since there is no select all option in filtering, many times I need to click many times to select all the products that I need to be included in the list/reports.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from International SOS
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2017

July 2017

Loving every Aha moment

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Outstanding design that reinforces best practices with easy. Creating strategy and connecting it to execution is now possible. The support team is excellent.

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Nothing yet, nearly every time we wish it could do something, we find out that it can. Or we submit an idea and hear back on it right away.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ori from Sense360 Inc

July 2017

July 2017

Great tool built specifically for roadmaps, not project management.

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The customer support is absolutely top notch. The product is built for a very specific use case, road maps, and it does that well.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James from Magpie
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Changed Everything for us

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The sheer amount of time it saves once it is set up - it gives clarity not just to everyone in my team, but has some amazing features to share very specific (you can be very granular) details about products with all stakeholders.

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How comprehensive it is - not only has it allowed us to much more easily manage our product roadmap, but it has taken hours off our week through the "Notebook" reports which we can issue to all stakeholders.

Cons

The sheer number of features can be a bit bewildering - this was less an issue for me as a regular user, but to occasional users it can sometimes be difficult to find things. I'd recommend getting the licence which allows free Viewer access so that you have control over what they see and how they get to it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Amsted Rail

July 2017

July 2017

Great 4DX type approach for stopping on top of your product pipeline

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Fantastic dashboards from high level product overviews and strategy to schedule releases, allowing product managers to have a one stop, centralized database for managing every product from idea conception to commercialization.

Cons

The software works as intended and as it was marketed. My only small complaint is the redundancy of having to manage users for each individual product. Once they are loaded and granted access, one should be able to control permissions for the users within products themselves. This lack of functionality is only a matter of convenience and does not affect the efficacy or usefulness of the software package.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gareth from Nice Digital Limited
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

A must for any product manager

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Time saving.

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So easy to use. I work as a consultant helping technology companies design, launch and sell new products and cloud services. Aha is so easy to use and takes the drudge work out of creating a vision, business plan, market assessment etc. so I can focus my time on engagement with my customer and really understanding what they want to achieve. Really can't rate this product high enough and the support is excellent as well. I don't write many glowing reviews but this product deserves it.

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The only thing it really lacks it the ability to create a single report across all areas for the product. You have to go into each section and export as an image or PDF. So when presenting a document or presentation to a board, it can be a bit time-consuming.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joyce from Peloton Technologies

June 2017

June 2017

Great collaboration platform for managing product releases between PM and Engineering

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We love Aha! Working in the automotive industry, we need precise requirement documentation and traceability for each release. Aha! not only meets our expectation to track the requirements but does a wonderful job in helping us link key strategy directly to the team's work and create visual roadmaps that can be shared. It also integrates with Jira, so product and development teams can stay on the same page. Aha! is a great platform and I highly recommend Aha! I also have to say... their support team is top notch!

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There is nothing bad I can say about a easy to use Product Management tool that is constantly being improved. I do wish there is a better way to manage requirement approvals.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andy from iCabbi
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

What an application ! Thanks AHA for your help!

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We love Aha! and use it for managing our products. It helps our product team link high-level strategy directly to the team's work and create visual roadmaps that can be easily shared. The Customer Success team are comprised of former product managers who provide consultative support and best practice sharing often going above and beyond to help us get the best from the platform

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Takes a bit of time to learn but its like any enterprise application. We took about a week to setup correctly which isnt that long really.

Review Source: Capterra