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Aha!

26 Ratings

Aha!

26 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

monday (formerly dapulse)

38 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aha!

Well-suited for strategic release planning and internal stakeholder communication. I would not recommend it for day to day task tracking (although I don't think its intended to be used for that).
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monday (formerly dapulse)

DaPulse is far better than other tools that I've used when it comes to ease of use and appearance. It is very user-friendly and can be used for quick at-a-glance updates. It works well for my personal organization of social media posts, blog ideas, brainstorming, and asset tracking. I have not found it particularly helpful for scheduling my days.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
6.1
Task Management
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
8.0
Resource Management
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
5.6
Gantt Charts
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
4.9
Scheduling
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
5.7
Workflow Automation
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
5.6
Team Collaboration
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
7.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
6.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
7.0
Document Management
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
5.2
Email integration
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
4.4
Mobile Access
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
6.5
Timesheet Tracking
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
6.8
Change request and Case Management
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
5.6

Professional Services Automation

Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
7.5
Quotes/estimates
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
7.1
Project & financial reporting
Aha!
monday (formerly dapulse)
8.0

Pros

  • I love the ideas list. If we have repeating ideas it's easy to prioritize them to our road map.
  • I created and used the competitors list to really break down how we compare against other companies.
  • Releases shows a clean overview of our product road map.
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  • Team Collaboration - It's easy to add notes, upload files and create follow up tasks within DaPulse.
  • Personal Organization - The ability, for me personally, to add my own tasks is invaluable. I can quickly flip from personal to professional tasks and evaluate what needs my attention most urgently.
  • Accountability - Easily assigning tasks to a new team member, asking for input and ensuring that projects are being completed on time.
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Cons

  • There are a few catches once you get down to using it. For example, Aha! maps products to projects as a one-to-one in Jira. Why should anyone care? If your Engineering team is organized into functional groups that work on more than one product, this can be a mess. You can't send features to two different teams for one product. Other products like Wizeline support this.
  • Idea management can be overvalued. Be sure you need it before you make it a must-have feature. Idea management is great for enterprise B2B companies with a small base of users to support and the development capacity to be responsive to ad hoc feedback. Think a closed beta participant group, a CAB or small disciplined internal user group like Customer Success. However, it takes a large PM team and excess capacity in Development to manage this sort of feedback. Otherwise, you set yourself up for failure. Look at Aha!'s own idea portal, and you can see it takes a large PM team to track everything, and even then, the user community has to accept that there isn't going to be an immediate response the way a service desk would respond to a problem ticket. If this functionality is not key, there are other tools like User Voice that can be purchased separately later to provide best of breed feedback management.
  • Capacity Planning is a major missing feature. Aha! has half functional capacity planning. It requires manual entry and does not support easy bottom up feedback and progress tracking from the dev team working in Jira. My team found that it was not usable enough to show what was above or below the line on the fly. This is very disempowering for Product Managers who 'want their mojo back' as Aha!'s marketing says. There is a huge discussion in the Aha! user community about this. Even Brian and Chris have responded, so they are looking at it. It's hard to lead management discussions about what to do when resource tradeoffs on what is above or below the line are not clear. This has been one of the most requested features that is still not there after a year of users clamoring for it...
  • The SalesForce integration is not as useful as we thought. My Sales Team found it unusable because of kludgy UI issues. Also, it was hard for users to pile on with other accounts needing the feature, so it only represented one ask from one account, not the market. Plus, it can be totally random which sales person speaks up, leading to a squeaky wheel effect. We found it easier to run this kind of analysis through our web analytics tool, Woopra. Any major account requests were just handled the old fashioned way.
  • We did not use the strategy or roadmap screens as much. We really just needed a wiki to store this info. Old fashioned PowerPoint and tools like Product Plan can cover this as an alternative. Our core usage centered around the initiatives, the product backlog screen, and the reporting (for the roadmap as opposed to the actual roadmap page).
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  • There is only one con I can come to think of, and that is the mobile app. This has been bugging me for quite some time, and it gives the user the feel of being on a web app solution rather than a native app.
  • The mobile push notifications should be prioritized instead of the notification emails.
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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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monday (formerly dapulse)9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very forward and intuitive, it does not do much either though.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Aha! is completely different compared to the other products I've evaluated. I would compare Aha! to Atlassian/JIRA. It's great for agile teams to do weekly sprints and breakdown large features/product upgrades into individual tasks.
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We had been testing different project management tools a long time ago and ended up deciding between Dapulse and Asana. Asana was a bit too much for our taste and our people actually used dapulse so that was it.
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Return on Investment

  • I was not responsible for choosing Aha! as a software solution for our organization nor do I have any input into the cost. I do know it has helped up to stay more organized and increase communication channels.
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  • Better overview
  • Simple management
  • Better understanding of who is in charge
  • Better overview of what is being done, and what is in the pipeline.
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Pricing Details

Aha!

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Aha! Editions & Modules
Aha!
Additional Pricing Details

monday (formerly dapulse)

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
monday (formerly dapulse) Editions & Modules
monday (formerly dapulse)
Edition
Basic
$51
Standard
$81
Pro
$121
Enterprise
$241
1. per user
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Yearly plan: Save 18% Two yearly plan: 32% Monthly plan also available