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Aha!

26 Ratings

MindManager

Top Rated
63 Ratings

Aha!

26 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

MindManager

Top Rated
63 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aha!

  • Aha! is the all around product management tool. You need something once you build out a product management role and grow beyond a small scrum team with one or two products. JIRA, Pivotal, and project management tools don't cut it for aligning [engineering] with product initiatives once the backlog starts to scale.
  • On the other hand, there are several unfinished features that my peers all admit to having to work around: Capacity Planning, Salesforce Integration, Roadmap Display Flexibility, User Feedback, etc. This year has been all about reporting in terms of feature releases. As Aha! grows, they will fill in these other areas, so stay tuned.
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MindManager

Some applications where it would be well suited include:
  1. Well suited for taking a "data dump" and organizing it more coherently
  2. Shows visual hierarchy well (data that needs to show relationships)
  3. Making notes on a topic quickly that may not follow sequentially (MindJet allows entries to easily be added in any order using a "branched" approach)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Aha!
MindManager
7.6
Task Management
Aha!
MindManager
9.0
Resource Management
Aha!
MindManager
8.4
Gantt Charts
Aha!
MindManager
6.0
Scheduling
Aha!
MindManager
6.0
Workflow Automation
Aha!
MindManager
8.0
Team Collaboration
Aha!
MindManager
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Aha!
MindManager
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Aha!
MindManager
9.0
Document Management
Aha!
MindManager
7.6
Email integration
Aha!
MindManager
7.2
Mobile Access
Aha!
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Aha!
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Aha!
MindManager
4.0
Budget and Expense Management
Aha!
MindManager
8.5

Professional Services Automation

Aha!
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
Aha!
MindManager
3.0
Project & financial reporting
Aha!
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
Aha!
MindManager
1.0

Pros

  • Very flexible workflows, custom fields, terminology, and interface design
  • Easy to get started with whatever elements you want to use without requiring an all in approach. For example, we started with features and releases. After we were comfortable with the product we started managing our goals and initiatives. Even later we opened an idea portal to work with the rest of our business
  • Nice clean look. Good documentation. Responsive support.
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  • Provides an easy way to visualize all relevant aspects of a topic.
  • Ease of editing and moving "ideas" around.
  • Great toolbox for noting differences (colors and fonts, icons) and relationships (groups and relationship lines).
  • Cross-platform compatibility (desktop and tablet/mobile versions) that all work WELL.
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Cons

  • Cannot sync time estimation data between aha and jira. Cannot sync feature dependencies between aha and jira. Both of these limitations exist despite both systems supporting this data and their implementations being nearly identical.
  • Keeps adding new features (with sketch, invision, etc, etc out there who the hell wanted to create mockups using aha?!?) without finishing baking those they have. Take alook at the great input on their idea portal and you'll see ideas from years ago that (a) are quite popular and (b) unfinished
  • Expensive
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  • Slightly high priced
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Likelihood to Renew

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MindManager10.0
Based on 17 answers
The decision to renew the use of MindManager will be made by others in my company. I don't know if there is a need to purchase a newer version of the software, we will probably just continue using what we have, since it is meeting all of our needs. If the decision were up to me, I would definitely recommend that we continue to use MindManager.
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Usability

Aha!6.0
Based on 1 answer
The functionality is there, but it's intimidating to learn.
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MindManager10.0
Based on 3 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
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Support

Aha!10.0
Based on 1 answer
Support always answered in 24 hours for any inquiry-- a reasonable timeframe for most of our requests. The PM team participated actively in supporting their features, keeping them close to the product.
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MindManager8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Best, power-user tool for product management
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It is way easier and better to use.
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Return on Investment

  • Very helpful separating the concerns of our product and engineering teams. Both feel notably more productive working in their "own" tools (aka aha and jira)
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  • Reduced time taken to provide a solution by more than 50%.
  • We were able to work on multiple proposals simultaneously, helped to increase our coverage by more than 40%.
  • Able to present the solution to customers easily, that can be understood easily, helped our customers to make decisions soon thereby improving the business by 70%.
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Pricing Details

Aha!

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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MindManager

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

MindManager More Information