Ability to input cost information into Feature/Idea definition fields

We build training systems (HW+SW+Content), so hardware/material cost is always a concern.  The "Effort" associated with an idea/feature is very helpful, but it doesn't allow us to shape the whole story.   Adding a "Cost" field would allow us a quick feel for material cost impact to a product upgrade along with the associated resource capacity effort.  Having these costs at the feature/idea level roll up to a total cost for the release would also be very helpful.....   

  • Steve Strickland
  • Dec 5 2014
  • Shipped
Release time frame
  • Oct 9, 2015

    Admin Response

    You can create a custom field for "Cost" for both features and ideas. To do this, go to Product Settings -> Custom Fields.

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  • Guest commented
    October 09, 2015 13:25

    You can create a cost field today, but it won't total up. The request is for custom number fields that total.

  • Sajit Kalidas commented
    May 12, 2016 10:21

    Products cost money to develop.  There has to be a way to allocate costs at different levels and track these. 

  • John Seifert commented
    August 24, 2017 15:57

    I like this idea.  I added this idea at a release/project level https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-4883.  Having the ability to have planned budget items is a requirement for product managers managing inhouse applications and products. 


    Custom fields can not be added.  Scoring kinda works, but dragging slid bars is time consuming plus the numbers and dollars do not get formatted correctly