Ability to add Idea portal at the product line level

This way I have one place to look for ideas and one place to update and configure the portal. There's too much going on if I have an ideas portal for each product and too many places I need to go to update categories if I have one that touches all of them

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  • Sep 30 2016
  • Future consideration
Release time frame
  • Oct 25, 2016

    Admin Response

    It's currently possible to add multiple products to your ideas portal via Settings -> Account -> Configure idea portals. In doing so, you can have a single ideas portal across all products in your product line (for straightforward configuration and management).

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  • Max Cascone commented
    April 11, 2017 21:25

    That may be, but it's still product-specific categories. what we want is a product-line hierarchy, so you can submit ideas to a "general" bucket at the product line level, or target a specific product. 

    It's frustrating that for a single-product portal, it works as expected and you can add custom categories. But with a product line portal, you lose that higher level of hierarchy and ability to capture general ideas.

  • Max Cascone commented
    April 11, 2017 21:34

    Also, the behavior is different in the two modes. For a single product portal, you get the "all" list of the product and its optional categories. When you have a product-line portal, you actually don't get that top-level "all" category that you get with a single-product portal - you only get the products within the product line.

  • Guest commented
    13 Jun 19:22

    +1, I don't believe the capability being described actually exists in Aha, even though this says "already exists".

     

    I would like the ability to add an Idea to a Product Line, which is different from adding an Idea to a Product within a Product Line.  Early in an Idea's lifecycle, it may be premature to decide exactly which Product should implement the Feature that solves for the user need expressed in the Idea, and may only be able to possible triage it to a higher level Product Line bucket.  A portfolio owner for a Product Line should consider whether to solve for the Idea in existing Product A, existing Product B, or create a net-new Product C within their portfolio to address the Idea.

  • Alain Sergile commented
    23 Aug 17:25

    As Aha goes into larger enterprise organizations the ability to include the Product Line level as an option to submit ideas to is important for us.  We deal with many internal and external stakeholders(sales, customer experience, end-customers, partners) that would like to submit an idea that might not be specific to a product but go across the product or is more relevant to the product line.