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July 22, 2019

Best OKR Software

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When looking for the best OKR software, it’s important to understand the needs of you, your team, and company. Choosing the best OKR software is reliant on taking the initial first steps to understand OKRs, framework, and methodology.

After understanding those concepts, the next step is to evaluate solutions for your objectives and key results management.

How to choose the best OKR software

The best way to begin your OKR discovery process is to think about who will be using the software. Is this primarily for your department? Or is this going to be implemented company-wide?

Understanding all of the stakeholders is key to ensuring your OKR software implementation will be a success.

Features to look for in the best OKR software

The best OKR software will have a host of features for managing different OKRs, projects, dashboards, and collaboration. Below is a list of some of the features you should make sure your OKR system has:

  • Import / export of OKRs
  • Single-click functionality to add team members
  • OKR creation and management
  • Notes
  • Project and task management as they align to OKRs
  • Shared OKRs
  • Workflow approval process
  • Weighted key results
  • Dashboards
  • Flexible scoring options
  • Real-time feedback
  • OKR update delegation to other team members
  • Progress and performance comparison
  • Alerts and automated reminders
  • Built-in and shareable reports
  • Integrations with other business tools

Questions to ask OKR software vendors

As you evaluate different vendors, make sure to ask some of these common questions to understand if they’re the right technology partner for your company.

  • Do you offer any additional services or support for onboarding?
  • What type of educational resources do you provide to educate our company on how to use the platform? Or learn about the importance of OKRs?
  • Does your OKR platform integrate with _____?
  • Is there a limit to the number of team members I can invite?
  • How does the system track key results to objectives?
  • Can the system support multiple alignment for OKRs?
  • Can you share OKRs with other team members?
  • Can you delegate reporting and updating to other team members?
  • Does the platform allow you to add projects and tasks to OKRs?

What customers say about the best OKR software

The best OKR software will have countless user reviews highlighting their experiences with the product. Below are a few examples of real reviews of Ally.io:

“Ally.io has aided in the adoption of OKRs. With the simplicity of the tool and some of the easy ways in which you can update – whether it’s the check-in feature or the integration with Slack – the ability of people to both be reminded and easily update their statuses makes it really functional. It’s not intrusive. It just flows along as a part of people’s day, week, month. It’s helped us standardize the process.”

“Ally.io helps us strategically align and focus as an organization. The user interface is easy to use and navigate.”

“OKRs deployed using Ally.io have helped our teams align around the right goals and have ultimately driven growth. Ally.io is incredibly simple to use and its integrations with popular applications like Slack ensures that new users engage with it immediately.”

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