Aha!

Aha!

World's #1 roadmap software

4.7/5 (171 reviews)

Aha! Overview

Aha! is the world's #1 roadmap software. We help more than 250,000 users build and market products customers love. The company was founded in 2013 by Silicon Valley veterans and product management experts Brian de Haaff and Dr. Chris Waters. Aha! is one of the fastest growing software companies in the U.S. The company is self-funded and profitable, with an entirely remote team. Learn more at www.aha.io.

Pricing

Starting from
US$59,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany and 3 others, India, Middle-East and Africa, United States

Supported Languages

English

Aha! Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
92% positive reviews
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Simon M.

A Product Manager's best friend

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Having been on a long journey over the years with many different types of project/product management software solutions, none of them ever seemed to be "the one". Aha takes a different approach, and focuses on management of end-customer value that is aligned against the vision you have for your company and its products.

It's the first work management platform I've used that took this holistic approach, and actually its massively empowering. I'm now able to construct high level roadmaps for complex projects that span multi-discipline teams that can be reported to all stakeholders very clearly and easily.

Managing the features the team are going to focus on in a customer centric way is also great. Yes, you can use Aha for task management, but often in a product management capacity it's more important to express WHAT customer outcomes & benefits we want, and then let the team figure out HOW to deliver them.

Moreover, the customer support from the Aha team is excellent, with plenty of guides not just how to use the platform, but also how to strategically tackle typical challenges that product managers face.

I highly recommend Aha. It's a liberating product from a team that clearly have an awesome culture based around customer success.

Cons

Aha is a sophisticated tool that's very flexible and configurable so it takes a little while to get fluent with everything it can do, and understand the best workflow patterns with it. That said, once you find your groove it gets much easier. The support team help with that though.
Pricing is also in the premium end of the market, particularly for smaller companies, but then you do tend to get what you pay for.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
John P.

Great Tool for Project & Portfolio Mgmt

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/05/23
Review Source: Capterra

We can share project information and status immediately within our team, also useful for visual displays for internal and external meetings.

Pros

As an IS project management team, we like Aha's ability to organize all project and portfolio information in one spot. The custom report section's timeline report is used frequently for all portfolio reviews, and it allows us to drill down to a product, release, feature with 3 clicks.
We also use the comments sections for meeting minutes and another task tracking. I would estimate we only use 50% of Aha's capabilities but are very happy with our purchase. I Also customer service is 5 star when I submit an email I get a response often within the hour.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve, but videos help. I think you need a senior resource that will take a couple weeks to sift through all the features and identify what's important for your implementation vs. nice to have. Since we are an IS PM team, we don't use strategy and ideas, we only use product, release, features & reports tabs. We have experimented with strategy and ideas features but have not had the time to fully explore.

There are a couple of items I have mentioned to customer service:
I would like the ability to store documents with the assurance I can recall if needed - currently, when I attach word docs I have to keep a backup in SharePoint based on advice from customer service.
I would like the calendar to exclude weekends as the default (or as an option) currently when I set up releases using my templates I have to go in and change start and end dates to workdays,

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Ryan G.

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

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/09/15
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Grant M.

This product has it all.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/14
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent experience so far. Putting more time into the setup and structure pays dividends later down the track. This is where the training and documentation really puts it ahead of the competition as we have not had a situation where we have not found an answer.

Pros

This product can scale like our aspirations - it is very useful when you are small for structuring how to work, and when you are large for managing the multiple streams of development.
Great integration to other products like Azure DevOps and Microsoft Teams as well, this formed a large part of our decision-making for purchase.

Cons

At first we struggled with integrating this with our standard project management tools. Then we realised that educating our delivery leads to use the built-in tools was more efficient (and cost effective) than double-handling! Problem solved, and efficiency gains as well.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jaana S.

Fantastic tool for a startup to manage strategy and roadmap

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/12/26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I used Aha! in my previous job as a Product Manager. When I started my own company, Aha! was the obvious choice for me to use to build our short and long term roadmaps. Aha! guides you through roadmap creation starting from your strategy, vision and business environment. The way Aha! is set up makes you think through all critical aspects of your business like the competitive landscape, and take them into account in your roadmap planning. Going through the roadmap process in Aha! ensures that we stay focused on the right things that bring us the most value.

Aha! Customer Success Team is legendary. In my 20+ years of career I've never experienced anything like it. True professionals who know what they're doing. The team responds to issues within minutes. They resolve the issues within minutes. They want you to be successful, and provide you advice and best practices to get you there. This is how customers should be treated, and Aha! is an inspiration to us in that!

Cons

I love it all! Only downside is that now I get really annoyed when contacting someother companies' customer service and my questions and requests disappear into a black hole. Aha! has shown a new standard that other companies would benefit in trying to reach!

Rating breakdown

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Aha! Pricing

Starting from
US$59,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Premium: $59.00 per user per month
Enterprise: $99.00 per user per month
Enterprise+ : $149.00 per user per month

*All plans are billed annually.
Visit the website for monthly subscription prices.

Aha! Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Third Party Integration

  • Access Control
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality

Additional information for Aha!

Key features of Aha!

  • Build progress reports
  • Build visual roadmaps
  • Centralized product database
  • Collaboration tools
  • Connect goals and strategic initiatives
  • Content import / export
  • Crowdsourcing ideas
  • Custom branded portals for customers
  • Custom fields
  • Define and manage actions
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Generate multiple project pipelines
  • Monitor activities via dashboard
  • Monitor project progress in real time
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Project lifecycle management
  • Project planning tools
  • Project workflow management
  • REST API
  • Rank and give scores to ideas
  • Real time communication features
  • Set goals and track achievements
  • Share files and folders
  • Supports Kanban and Waterfall development model
  • Supports agile development
  • Third party integration
  • Track and record project and delivery time
  • Visualize feature dependencies

Benefits

•Strategy
Product and marketing teams can set strategy and tie it directly to their work. Users can set goals and initiatives that are tied to high-level company goals and initiatives. Both products include key elements of strategic planning, including vision, positioning, competitors, personas, and creative briefs.

•Roadmaps
Aha! for Product offers six visual roadmapping templates powered by the Aha! data model. Roadmaps range from high-level strategy roadmaps to individual features roadmaps. Users can also create custom roadmaps.

•Calendar
Aha! for Marketing offers a power calendar for users to view and share key work. All information can be customized and users can view dependencies to coordinate cross-functional marketing activities.

•Analytics
All data entered is structured. Users can analyze any data entered into the software to create reports and visualizations including pivot, list, and hierarchy reports.

•Reporting
Users can publish nearly any page in Aha! using the notebook tool. Slides can be edited and rearranged, and data can be set to automatically update in the notebook when it is changed in the Aha! tool, based on the user's preference. Users can share notebooks with anyone (including non-Aha! users) via a PDF or secure web page.

•Integrations
There are 30+ third-party applications, including Jira, Google Analytics, GitHub,Visual Studio,Pivotal Tracker, Trello, FogBugz, Redmine, Zendesk, and Slack. Aha! has a rest-based API.

•Idea management
Aha! customers have access to portal functionality that can be used to crowdsource product ideas or marketing requests. Users can track all ideas or requests in a dashboard and anyone who engages with an idea or request is automatically notified when the status changes.

Aha! FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Aha!.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Aha! offer?

Aha! offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$59,00

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Premium: $59.00 per user per month
Enterprise: $99.00 per user per month
Enterprise+ : $149.00 per user per month

*All plans are billed annually.
Visit the website for monthly subscription prices.

Q. What are the main features of Aha!?

Aha! offers the following features:

  • Build progress reports
  • Build visual roadmaps
  • Centralized product database
  • Collaboration tools
  • Connect goals and strategic initiatives
  • Content import / export
  • Crowdsourcing ideas
  • Custom branded portals for customers
  • Custom fields
  • Define and manage actions
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Generate multiple project pipelines
  • Monitor activities via dashboard
  • Monitor project progress in real time
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Project lifecycle management
  • Project planning tools
  • Project workflow management
  • REST API
  • Rank and give scores to ideas
  • Real time communication features
  • Set goals and track achievements
  • Share files and folders
  • Supports Kanban and Waterfall development model
  • Supports agile development
  • Third party integration
  • Track and record project and delivery time
  • Visualize feature dependencies

Q. Who are the typical users of Aha!?

Aha! has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Aha! support?

Aha! supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Aha! offer?

Aha! has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Aha! support mobile devices?

Aha! supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Aha! integrate with?

Aha! integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, BugHerd, Cyfe, HipChat, LeadMaster, Retently, Slack, VisitorTrack, Zendesk, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does Aha! offer?

Aha! offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials