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David HutchesonDigital Customer Support Evangelist

What do you use to track feature requests in your product?

When a customer or lead says "I would love your product to do X and Y!", you say "That's a great idea, I'll make a note for our team to look into!" Where do you put this note? And how does your product team prioritize these requests?
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    CoderInMotionCTO, Basic Pixels · Edited
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    Hannah White12Marketing Manager · Written
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      Kelly MillerProduct Marketing at Salesforce

      As we all know, it’s very rare to find a product that makes you stop and be like “This is awesome. Where has this been all my life!?” I’ve been using Tonkean daily for the the past 6 months, and am addicted. As a product marketing manager I work very cross-functionally and have always struggled with where and how to track and organize all the different things I work on. I’ve tried lots of task management, project management, and collaboration tools, but always ended up back in sticky notes, docs, spreadsheet, and calendar reminders to follow up. Tonkean changed this. While docs and spreadsheets are still useful for somethings of course, I now manage everything in Tonkean — my “worklist” of projects and action items, 1-1s with my boss, cross-functional campaigns, and success of key customers I’m working with. Tonkean allows me to pull in data from all different sources (which used to be manual) so I have a view of the key metrics I care about. It also automatically gathers the status of items at the right time from the relevant owner, and provides visibility of all updates and changes in Slack or via email. Oh! And did I mention it reminds me of things I wrote down but may have forgotten about? I could go on and on, but moral of the story is: get it, play with it, and I promise you’ll love it!

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    Landon BennettCo-founder, Ad Reform & Userfeed.io · Edited
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      Turner LevisonCEO, CommissionTrac

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    NivedithaProduct enthusiast · Written
    We used google forms initially when our customer base is small. Now, we use hellonext for feature requests. The feature upvote and feature discussion where we interact with our users on hellonext is very useful. The users are automatically updated about the status of their feature request with hellonext. The hellonext is very responsive and friendly as well.
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    Love love the way this works. Made it damn easy for us at UnderstandBetter to manage customer requests. Also, the design is impeccable. Great job guys.
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    Easy way to note down the requests. The design is simple and classy. Great going!
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    PranavDesigner, Developer & Maker of things · Written
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    Theodora Chuproduct @ twitter · Written
    I use JIRA with a label that it's a feature request.
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    We use Azendoo to make notes, which automatically turn into tasks. Once a note is in our tasks, we discuss it in the comment section or in private (depending on the size of the company), then get to work. Customer feedback is crucial and highly valued in most successful companies, so we always discuss feature requests as we go :)
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      Teekay MerahBrand Manager & Content Creator

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      Nice tool. Was amazed how easy it is to migrate from existing Trello/Jira board.

      Imported everything correctly, so the transition can be really smooth and painful.

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      This tool will definitely work well for PM and non-PM team members. Easy to follow and very cool!

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    Vitaliy VerbenkoRegular Canadian guy · Written
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    Helprace has everything you require. It's an email help desk and feedback software all in one. This makes it easy for customers to either email you with "X and Y", you converting that email into an idea or a bug report. Customers can also submit their post themselves.
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