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What Is Canny?

Capture, organize, and analyze user feedback in one place to inform your product decisions.

Prioritize feedback, build a roadmap, and close the communication loop with a built-in changelog.

Who Uses Canny?

Cloud-based solution that helps small to large businesses collect, analyze, prioritize and track user feedback to make informed product decisions.

Canny Software - Capture, organize, and analyze all user feedback and feature requests in one place.
Canny Software - Rank and score feature requests so you know you're working on the most impactful things.
Canny Software - Automatically detects if a request already exists. Users can then vote and comment on the existing one instead.
Canny Software - Share what your team is working on and engage with your customers with upcoming features.
Canny Software - Increase new feature adoption and engagement with our product changelog.

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Reviews of Canny

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.8

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5
80%
4
18%
1
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Katherine
Katherine
Co-founder in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Our Canny board is not just our product roadmap, it's our guiding compass.

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Before using Canny, we manually collected and organized customer feedback in a spreadsheet which was time-consuming and laborious. Canny completely changed the game for us. It has automated the process of feedback collection which saved us a great deal of time and effort. Our Canny board is not just our product roadmap, but it's our company's guiding compass. As a small team, prioritizing what features to build is very important to us. And Canny shows us the direction that we should be sailing towards.

Pros:

We love Canny's clean and intuitive interface which makes it easy for our users to navigate and submit feedback. Canny's changelog feature is very useful in showing our product's progress clearly. With Canny, product building is no longer just a one-sided internal practice. It's become a collective effort that involves both the product maker as well as the users. By making our product map public, it allows us to engage and interact with our users transparently. It shows that we care about what our users want. And that helps build customer loyalty. I also love the team behind Canny. They are always very responsive. Canny's founders are incredibly dedicated in building a product that makes tangible, positive impact for businesses.

Cons:

Nothing that I can think of for now. I look forward to seeing more great features shipped by the Canny team!

Canny Response

4 years ago

Thanks so much Kat! We're so happy to hear that Canny is helping your team is many ways :)

Chelsea
Customer Success Lead in US
Real Estate, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Don't let customer feedback fall on deaf ears!

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Easy to learn and quick to setup. This has made a positive such an impact to our business and with our customers!

Pros:

Canny gives our customers a place to feel heard, listened to, and gain visibility into our feature and product roadmap which was not possible before Canny. We set the platform up in just a single day and onboarding was a breeze. Within the first week we had over 60+ posts from our customers! With Canny, we can now provide visibility in upcoming features. It gives our customers a place to leave valuable feedback, upvote on others posts, and comment on existing requests. With Canny, our customers feel as though they have a voice and can influence our product decisions.

Cons:

We imported feature requests we've been collecting from an excel sheet which was AWESOME, however I wish my face/name wasn't on those requests. Aside from that, I LOVE everything about Canny.

Canny Response

4 years ago

Thanks for the rave review Chelsea! We love companies that care about giving their customers a voice :) thanks for using Canny to do it!

Amit
CEO in US
Computer Software, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Beware - they refuse to listen to top-voted feedback

1.0 4 years ago

Comments: I would look elsewhere immediately - Canny seems like a club that pretends to take "open feedback" but they delete feedback they don't agree with, and refuse to listen to their own open, voting system.

Pros:

UI seems nice, shame about the rest (see the cons section)

Cons:

The company bills itself as feedback software, and to dog-food their software, they take on feedback on a public forum which is on their website. One of the top-voted features on their public roadmap is to remove their intrusive "Powered by" branding. In our comms with their people - they flat out refused to remove their branding - despite the number of votes for people wanting that, and despite the fact that we said we would pay much more.

Canny Response

4 years ago

Hi Amit, we're sorry you didn't have a fabulous experience with Canny. This definitely isn't the norm. We obviously take user feedback super seriously - we're a user feedback company after all. But it isn't the only input to our product prioritization process. Just because something gets a lot of votes doesn't mean it's a good fit for our product/customers/business. We believe that every software company should operate with this philosophy. Doing otherwise would be an injustice to customers and could be detrimental to building a successful company. I was trying to be transparent with you about why we don't remove branding, but it seems I didn't do a great job at communicating this, and I offended you. I'm sorry for offending you, and we're bummed to see this has caused you to leave a negative review. Best of luck with Tallyfy!

Jahanzeb
Founder/CEO in US
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Canny is really the best by far (beats email and chat support)

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Gives us a scalable way of having direct relationships with our customers.

Pros:

With email or chat support, you’ll likely have the same conversation many times (in some cases, hundreds of times), which doesn’t help your users (your finite resources could be spent on work that actually benefits them). What Canny does is subtle but profound. With a public forum allows people to create & upvote posts, and updates users on progress on each post, we can now have just one conversation with everyone affected by an issue, instead of 100+ conversations on the same topic. Customers can also potentially help each other out (great for a small team). And it gives transparency on how we work and how quickly we solve issues for the community.

Cons:

There are a few features it would be nice to add, which are already on Canny’s feature request list (Canny uses Canny, which is great). So I’m confident that over time, it’ll become even better than it already is (and it’s already quite great!).

Canny Response

4 years ago

Thanks so much Jahanzeb for these kind words. We are so happy to hear Canny is helping you build relationships with your customers. Don't hesitate to give us feedback, we're all ears!

Owen
Lead Technical Support Specialist in UK
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Excellence

5.0 4 years ago

Pros:

Integrating with our existing process was very simple. Canny provide no-end of integrations into the platform. This has allowed us to make sense of thousands of GitHub 'Issues' in such a simplistic way.

Cons:

The pricing i would say is fair given the impact it can have on your Business although for early stage startups it's difficult to justify. Saying that it's extreamly easy to integrate down the line so when you do make the switch you can be up and running in no-time!

Canny Response

4 years ago

Thanks so much for the kind words, Owen! We're so glad to hear you're enjoying Canny. Don't hesitate to reach out if we can be helpful.