Aha! Overview

What is Aha!?

Aha! is the world's #1 roadmap software. We help more than 5,000 companies and 300,000 users create strategic plans. 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.

Aha! Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany and 3 others, India, Middle-East and Africa, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Aha! screenshot: Describe where your product fits in the market, the problem it solves, and what makes it unique.
Aha! screenshot: Describe where your product fits in the market, the problem it solves, and what makes it unique. Aha! screenshot: Describe exactly what your customers want and optimize your backlog to create the greatest business value. Aha! screenshot: With the List table, you can add column headers for every data object in Aha! and then filter and sort to present different views. Aha! screenshot: Create detailed buyer personas and put a face to your ideal customers. Aha! screenshot: Quickly build beautiful calendars to show exactly what will be delivered and when. Aha! screenshot: Capture customer and colleague ideas in one place via a custom branded portal.

Aha! Reviews

Aha! Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
237

Very good
43

Average
14

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.7
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.9
95% recommended this app
Sherri A.

Aha is the only game in town

We tested and demo'd all of the top-rated pieces of software that call themselves Product Management Software. Nothing compares to Aha, in my opinion, it is the only software that offers all of the key features I need. There are definitely a few tweaks that could be made, but nothing else even comes close to this tool. I am very happy with it.


Joseph F.

Frequently Recommend to My Clients

I have recommended and will continue to recommend Aha! to my clients whenever they want to clearly see how their roadmap, initiatives, values, mission, personals, competitors, projects and releases are all interrelated and support (or don't support) the overall goals of the organization.
It comes down to one word...CLARITY.


Raf A.

Don't recommend. Read review for details..

Would never recommend.


Michael J.

Love this product!

I was initially introduced to Aha at my first product management position, although it was not integrated into any of the other dev tools. In this new company and position we are integrating it into ADO, Teams, and looking to see how it will work with Mavenlink, to allow for realtime updates and the ability to look at the same data through different lenses to allow each team to get what they need, and update the other teams.


Geoff H.

A Great Tool to Drive Product Management with Coherent and Focused Product Strategy

We use Aha! to manage and optimize our product management for development of Enterprise software.


Sherri A.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

Aha is the only game in town

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 5/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We tested and demo'd all of the top-rated pieces of software that call themselves Product Management Software. Nothing compares to Aha, in my opinion, it is the only software that offers all of the key features I need. There are definitely a few tweaks that could be made, but nothing else even comes close to this tool. I am very happy with it.

Pros

It is made by Product Managers for Product Managers
It has features around the vision and strategy of the company
There is clear separation between ideas and features
There are Personas that can be attached to ideas and features
There are goals and strategies
There are areas to store your files
You can create shareable presentations that update dynamically
You can build wireframes within the tool
You can house everything you need as a Product Manager is one locations
The support is amazing
Integrates with JIRA

Cons

I find it difficult to find what I am looking for in the knowledge base
Some of the features are not very intuitive to use
There are a few features I would like to see added

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Joseph F.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: Self Employed

Frequently Recommend to My Clients

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I have recommended and will continue to recommend Aha! to my clients whenever they want to clearly see how their roadmap, initiatives, values, mission, personals, competitors, projects and releases are all interrelated and support (or don't support) the overall goals of the organization.
It comes down to one word...CLARITY.

Pros

I am a management consultant. I work with small to medium-size businesses. Often these engagements involve helping leaders get their arms around a complex set of long-range forecasts roadmaps, projects, initiatives, strategic goals, products, services, and more. Aha! brings clarity to my clients like no other tool I have used. There are other tools that do this or that but nothing is as easy to use and drives clarity for leadership in an organization.
I love the ability to create a live web page that shows changes and updates to the roadmaps and other documentation in real-time.
The time savings alone in not having to create a new slide deck for the executives is a sheer delight to my clients.

Cons

If you are looking for something to manage the details of your project, I would not use Aha! It just isn't made for that. I always set Aha! on top of a project or product management system; jira or smartsheet.
Getting your head wrapped around the hierarchy of Aha! can be a learning curve but once you get that down it makes sense and works great.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Raf A.
Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Don't recommend. Read review for details..

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 6/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Would never recommend.

Pros

Cool logo. Good space to house personas and competitor analysis.

Cons

In the initial onboarding process I would contact customer support for clarity, seeing as how I've never used such a software. I had one phone call, fairly short. I was later tasked with sole responsibility for the software - evangelizing and coaching others on how to use it. When I reached out to support for more clarity, the reps did EVERY possible not to get on a call with me. They would email me back every other day - directing me to instructional videos - refusing to get on the phone. I needed to integrate with Jira, "Please HELP!!??"- guess what? "We have some videos that can help you.

Awful support.

As well, not very user friendly, not customizable, and just down right inferior cosmetically.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Michael J.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Love this product!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 3/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I was initially introduced to Aha at my first product management position, although it was not integrated into any of the other dev tools. In this new company and position we are integrating it into ADO, Teams, and looking to see how it will work with Mavenlink, to allow for realtime updates and the ability to look at the same data through different lenses to allow each team to get what they need, and update the other teams.

Pros

The ease of use to plan out roadmaps and plan out capacity. I am still working to plan out our processes as we are moving towards a new development methodology from our current workflow, and Aha! is playing an important piece in getting the data presented to the executive team.

Cons

Sometimes things are not in obvious places, use management notification settings, in the personal section. It would be more intuitive (to me) to have a user management section

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Geoff H.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

A Great Tool to Drive Product Management with Coherent and Focused Product Strategy

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 6/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We use Aha! to manage and optimize our product management for development of Enterprise software.

Pros

I first used Aha! four or five years ago - and it was good then, but has come a long way.

I really like how Aha! brings together the why of product strategy with the how of product management. It enables our team to collaborate, stay informed, share, and stay on track in these areas in ways that are very difficult to do with JIRA alone, or some combination of product specifications and JIRA.

It's intuitive and the support is very responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. There is a lot of customization possible, although I have not dipped into that much yet. But it is clear that as the size and scope of our development organization and product line grow that Aha! has everything needed to manage, prioritize & focus our efforts.

Integration with Atlassian JIRA is also strong and a good option. We looked at only using Aha! - including for managing our development tickets & sprints - but that is not a fit at this point. Keeping the clutter & detail of all the workstream & ticket management for development separate is a better solution.

I definitely recommend Aha as best in class for product management.

Cons

The one major improvement that I see is the need for some type of Knowledge Base / Documentation tool set similar to Confluence. Write now, I find that I have to keep meeting notes in separate documents, as these will tend to cover multiple tickets, and have other work to assign tasks and so on. With Confluence + JIRA, you can both document meetings and develop specifications in one place, and then link this to all of the tickets that are related.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9.2/10
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Aha! Pricing

Aha! Pricing

Starting from
US$59.00
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.

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.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 294 user ratings
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Aha! Features

Aha! Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customisable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.7/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Aha!

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

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, FormKeep, HipChat, LeadMaster, Retently, Slack, VisitorTrack, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does Aha! offer?

Aha! offers the following support options:

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