Idea management software helps you make the most of your ideas

Canny streamlines your idea management process so you can extract insights and build better products.

Capture, organize, and collaborate on the most valuable ideas

An idea board in Canny that helps collect ideas from teammates and customers

One place for all ideas

Product ideas come in through many channels from both customers and teammates. Get valuable insights by gathering all ideas in one idea management tool.

  • Capture ideas at scale in a manageable way
  • Turn customer feedback into new product ideas
  • See a list of new features or improvements based on demand
Assigning specific types of ideas to to the relevant person in the organization

Triage ideas to the right person

Product managers own different areas of the product. Make sure the ideas they see are relevant to their product area.

  • Make it easy for product managers to collaborate with customers and develop ideas
  • Use tags and segments to let your team see ideas that matter to them
  • Empower product teams with data so they build the right features
Idea status updates with product notes keeps stakeholders in the loop

Manage expectations across the board

Not every feature should be built. Communicate to customers and teammates which features have been prioritized.

  • Provide explanations for product decisions
  • Maintain a public roadmap to show which ideas you're working on
  • Automatically send alerts when ideas people follow are updated
  • Encourage collaboration on prioritized features
Collect ideas and votes from all your stakeholders

Develop innovative ideas with your stakeholders

Canny's idea management system lets customers, employees, and users add new ideas, vote for ones they like, and discuss them. Collaboration drives innovation — engage with your community to fuel your ideation process.

  • Smart idea submission - users can add ideas to your feedback board or add their support to existing ideas. Canny suggests existing ideas to ensure you don't get duplicates.
  • Engage your community - interact with stakeholders on the ideas that matter to them.

A few of the companies who use Canny's idea software

CircleCI uses Canny's collaborative idea management systems to foster open innovation

[The product managers are] really able to go in and own that experience with their users. It's definitely driven a lot of their product decisions.

Liya Ai

Liya Ai

Product Operations Manager, CircleCI

Mercury relies on Canny's idea voting tools to evaluate ideas based on user interest

Voting has been powerful in [identifying] how big an issue is. Sometimes [it seems] like a great idea. But, maybe like there's only a few people that feel that way.

Ida Ström

Ida Ström

Senior Product Designer, Mercury

Canny helps Axios drive innovation and identify their most promising ideas

Canny made the most important and urgent user feedback stand out, so we could innovate our product and deliver an even better experience for our audience.

Marcus Moretti

Marcus Moretti

Product Development Lead, Axios

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  • You can get a free account that will let you use our idea management tool as you get started. For teams with a more complex idea management process, we offer several plans on our pricing page that offer powerful features and integrations with other tools.

  • Lots of ways! Once you've set up your idea management platform in Canny, you can invite people to visit and add their ideas. You can also add ideas on behalf of your users — either directly or through one of our communication tool integrations. Think of it as a central idea box to manage ideas from all sources!

  • We have integrations with most popular tools for communication, customer success, product development, project management, and more. If it supports ideation and innovation management, we likely connect to it!

  • Your users' feedback is a great way to drive ideation and innovation. You can capture that feedback in a new idea post and invite other users to discuss it and vote for it. This helps you discover new opportunities that your competitors haven't thought of. Brainstorming, mind maps, and other innovation activities are also valuable. But nothing beats learning from your users! It's the most insightful innovation effort you can do.

  • Our prioritization tools let you decide which ideas are most important to your business. You can create your own prioritization formula that scores your ideas based on the criteria you set. Common factors are vote count, effort required, and associated revenue. This makes managing ideas simple, letting you focus on the highest scoring ideas first.