Default Assignee for new ideas (by category)

With the introduction of categories in the ideas portal, it would be great to have a default assignee by category. This would override and default assignee on the product.

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  • Feb 12, 2020

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    We are excited to announce a new automation capability for Enterprise+ customers.

    Automation rules can be used to streamline a variety of tasks in Aha!, including assigning ideas based on category.

    Learn more and get started!

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    Kelly Sebes commented
    11 Feb 08:21pm

    We got a little over-excited and changed the status on this idea earlier than intended. Stay tuned for more details this week.

  • Aparna Somaiah commented
    16 Dec, 2019 09:28pm

    Really need this feature. I work with a team of 20+ PMs and find is difficult to have to assign the ideas to each person on my own on a regular basis

  • Danny Carvajal commented
    16 Jan, 2019 08:27pm

    Really need this! Currently, we are having to regularly bulk edit ideas by category to assign them to a list of 20 product managers. This really should be automated. I feel silly doing the same task every week when it can so easily be handled through automation.

  • Robyn Diamond commented
    21 Jul, 2018 07:28pm

    Hello! Assigning Ideas by Category would be very impactful for my company as JIRA currently allows us to do it by component. Time frame says 6mo - when was that assigned? Thank you!

  • Alex Joachim commented
    15 Dec, 2016 07:39pm

    Hi there, so we have an ETA on when this would be launched? This would be huge for our company. Thanks!

  • Tim Brantner commented
    15 Dec, 2016 03:18pm


    This capability is growing in urgency/importance to run our business smoothly and to make sure we're being responsive to our customers' ideas.  We're taking a responsiveness hit without it.

    For more on problem statement see merged idea >>  https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-3470

  • James Whitaker commented
    18 Nov, 2016 10:17am

    This would help my Product Managers enormously as our product is divided by category with a responsible PM assigned. Have you considered also having some form of notification to the default assignee or assignees. For example, having the ability to request email notification on the creation of an idea in a specific category. 

  • Dave Anderson commented
    16 Sep, 2016 05:34pm

    This would be a huge help for our team

  • Charlene Brennan commented
    14 Dec, 2015 01:43pm

    We have our HCM product managed my module.  We identify the module in Aha! by using a custom field.  It would be more efficient for each product owner to have only the ideas pertaining to their module coming to their email.  As it is, we have it set up where all product owners receive all ideas and filter out their ideas for a response.

  • Magalie Allard commented
    12 Mar, 2015 01:50pm

    Hey! Did you look at adding this feature?

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    Chris Waters commented
    15 Oct, 2014 04:35pm

    Thanks for the suggestion. Categories for ideas are a brand new concept in Aha!, but I can see how assigning by category would be really useful.

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