A software that helps mid-size and enterprise grade businesses in establishing smart development strategies by visual roadmaps and tracking the development progress. It enables the administrators to set targets, note down initial tasks and assists in assigning tasks to the team members. Aha! also offers additional solutions such as idea suggestion and evaluation, online voting, and performance analysis to determine the admired ideas. The user can also track real-time progress of different project works by the customizable graphs and charts. Aha! is mainly designed for software or IT application industries as well as finance, e-commerce, education, telecom and transportation industries.
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|Deployment||SaaS/Web/Cloud||Category||Project Management Software|
The Startup pack is for early stage companies
$59 Per User Per Month Billed Annually or $74 Per User Per Month Billed monthly
Includes all the features you need to:
$99 Per User Per Month Billed Annually or $124 Per User Per Month Billed Monthly
Includes the features of the Premium plan and
Billed annually only
Includes the features of the Enterprise plan and
Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 28/03/2018 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.
Seamless user interface, integration of company vision, strategy and goals directly into your roadmap, the ability to create multiple roadmap views and present them using live data.
Unfortunately Aha! slides do not export to a powerpoint slide, the only way to do it is to export each image one at a time which is very tedious.
Requirements gathering and generating roadmaps, aligning features to strategic initiatives and company/product goals.
We really enjoy the visibility the portals provide to our clients. Allowing clients to submit, vote and comment on our current product solutions and view any outstanding defects has been a great benefit to both our staff and clients. Having this information helps us to prioritize our workload and create our product roadmaps.
Additionally, the support we receive from the staff is exceptional. They have always been very responsive and helpful with any questions we have had.
With all of the tools available it can sometimes be overwhelming when setting up the portals, workflows, etc. But once you have everything setup, its very easy to use.
Take advantage of the free trial. Once you start using it, you will be hooked!
Aha! has helped us prioritize our work based on client feedback regarding enhancements and functionality they would like to see added to our solutions.
Besides having an excellent customer service experience, the Aha! tool meets our corporate objectives, our PLM team's needs, and connects adjacent tools to paint a complete picture of product development and enhancement. The many features of the application allow us to appropriately prioritize and access critical information from feature request development, financial planning, and service request resolution all in one tool.
Thus far, the only complaint received from the team is the inability to reply to all when communicating with the service team. However, we hear this issue is on deck to be resolved shortly.
Connecting feature requests in Salesforce, workflow in JIRA, and service requests in another application has been a hurdle to overcome, especially as our organization and product offerings continue to increase. When critical product status updates are needed, we lacked the resource to prioritize and track development. The Aha! application is the missing link we desperately needed.
A unified view of all products across the enterprise. Even thought products may be at varying stages of maturity, each team is able to use Aha effectively to share their strategy and roadmap.
Great customer service. Very responsive and helpful.
Nothing to fault till now. The UI can look confusing to a non-product manager, but it is easy to pick up.
Before Aha, all teams used different templates in Excels, PPTs shared over emails. With the introduction of Aha, all teams speak the same language and are disciplined in how they share their strategy, roadmaps and business models. The leadership team has a unified view of all products across the enterprise.
I've never worked with a company that was so keen to help. A favorite exchange was when I was reporting a bug after a new release. My original support person went off shift and someone else took over the chat. I thought "it's okay for the guy to go home and have dinner!" The software itself helps us organize our product priorities like never before and multiple times a new release has gone out and I felt like Aha was reading my mind and solving my problems before I could even ask.
It can be challenging for our users (non Product Managers) to navigate and find what they are looking for. I just tell them to use the search capabilities, and that it's not really a system well-suited for poking around in.
take advantage of the trial and support!
We needed a way to manage and visualize how our development work connects to our business strategy.
The provided templates provide several services to users depending on their seniority and role. For junior folks, they templets are checklists of what needs doing. They are also useful to senior users as a handy tool when looking for holes. Senior users will find that the templates provide ready-made 'cubby-holes' for information that, without any rhyme or reason, just pops-up.
The ability to generate your own reports formats makes keeping other interested parties informed without giving them a monster tome what fur them is a waste of time.
Remembering that the team Is improving and extending the product at a blistering pace, what is missing today may well be a feature in the next update. Or the one after that:
There are missing features that preclude Earned Value analysis. If you are doing work with large government organizations (NASA, DoD, DoE, etc.) and on big projects, you must use a more traditional planning tool e,g, MS Project., you MUST do Earned Value analysis.
As an aside, EV has a bad reputation in some circles, Some of it earned, like measuring delays in Dollars ONLY. ("Hi, I am going to be about $50.00 late.") It is also used as a hammer to pound on project managers. In fact, it exposes where your plan and performance do not align, PERIOD! Then you go hunting fur the problem. Used properly, it is a smart thing to do.
Use the trial. Persevere and at least get familiar with the UI. If you need some of the stuff in MS Project (and /or friends), find a Uber-Geek to build you a bridge between the tools..
I am just getting started and already I am a fan. the interface must be learned, as always. Actually, I am a BIG fan!
We have a diverse set of multi-national customers. Our team likes the flexibility of Aha! in dynamically reprioritizing, rationalizing product capabilities - linked to customer demands.
Visual nature is well designed, and not overly cluttered.
None yet, has met all of our essential needs very effectively so far.
While I like the strategy elements, sometimes our biz strategy documents have been much longer, more complex. But it's fine for the essentials that whole team must know.
Better range of pricing options vs. two other alternatives in the market.
Better communication to our Biz Team team, to be more proactive in sharing (select) customer roadmaps.
Better visualization of critical, must-have customer capabilities for the roadmap, so key items don't get 'lost' in excessive internal data, even in a small company.
The tool is focused on high level strategic planning, as opposed to detailed project and task planning, but also offers a way to link the two. For us, the Initiatives, Goals, Scorecard and Releases features look very promising for us to achieve the strategy tracking improvements we are after.
The first thing that drew our attention to Aha! was the varied selection of reports available out of the box, most of which are customizable. The ability to group products into product lines and create report views by these is a very strong feature. This allows us to create views for specific teams, tribes or entire portfolio.
We have not tried the Jira integration but we think that will allow us to keep our detailed planning in Jira, while adding a more consolidated high level view of things.
As a SaaS solution it is easy to get started without much upfront cost and effort. Some of the alternative tools we considered reusing from our existing portfolio required more config and setup to implement the portfolio we want to manage.
We were able to build out our portfolio on Aha! pretty much on our won without contacting the Aha! support team. We plan to use their help for the more advanced features. The support team has been reaching out to us periodically during the trial period.
Some mid-level user documentation might be useful. If it exists, I did not find it easily, but there are a few good intro videos and you can always ask the support team on specific questions.
More info on the report options and capabilities would be useful. We learned by clicking around to see what happened. But we found some really good reports and some that didn't work so well because we were missing part of the data setup.
I noticed some minor UI slow down after using it for a while.
Have a good idea of what portfolio you want to model. If this is clear, putting into the Aha! tools is fairly quick and easy.
After using it as a trial we believe this tool has a lot of potential for us for managing an IT application portfolio.
We were able to model our PLM IT application portfolio in the way we manage it by using product lines, initiatives and goals. We strongly believe that Aha! will help us manage our PLM strategy at a high level, with idea and initiative tracking, without the project planning details we already have in Jira, but plan to use the integration to link the two levels of planning.
We aim to reduce the time we spend manually maintaining strategic roadmaps in Power Point and Excel, and use instead the time to analyze our portfolio more effectively by using the various ways Aha! reports and pivots.
We also plan to use the scorecard feature, to track business value on our roadmap items. This will be an improvement to how we do strategic planning in our team.
Aha! has helped us immensely to structure and mature our product management practice. Maintaining product backlogs and maintaining roadmaps are perhaps the two main areas I like about Aha!. The roadmapping in particular, with the ability to publish internal and external dashboards have been a key enabler for us in communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
Haven't come across much to dislike, their Support has been great at clarifying any queries along the way. There a few minor features which are in their roadmap and eager to see implemented.
Maintaining a centralised product backlog, communicating with our internal (sales/account managers) and external (clients) stakeholders via published dashboards and the use of Aha! product ideas portal to elicit feedback from customers on new features.