New Product Releases: Week of 4/19/2021
Introducing progress rollup for objectives tracked by KPI: Key results of objectives tracked by KPI metrics can now rollup and contribute to the objective’s progress. The objective’s progress is calculated differently for numeric units vs %units. Learn more here.
Manually override progress and status: You can now temporarily freeze automatic progress and status updates in Ally.io and resume back while making a new check-in. You can also edit the OKR and change the progress mode back to either rollup or connect to a data source and resume auto-updates. Learn more here.
Greater visibility over updating progress with progress modes: Introducing progress modes to help you easily identify how the progress of an OKR is updated. While creating or editing your objective, you can choose from three ways of updating the progress:
Automatic via rollup from children
Automatically from a data source
Learn more about progress modes here.
Improvements in Create/Edit OKR view: Outcomes and Progress are now accessible as individual sections while creating or editing an OKR. You can choose to measure the outcome with a metric by setting the start limit, target, unit, and select the progress mode from the Progress section. Learn more here.
New Product Releases: Week of 3/29/2021
Units in KPI Metrics: KPI metrics in Ally.io now support two types of units - Numeric and percentage-based. Learn more here.
Committed and aspirational OKRs: Users can now create both committed and aspirational goals though OKRs created by default remain aspirational. Committed goals have the tag ‘committed’ which differentiates them from aspirational goals. Learn more here.
OKR Progress Status and Scoring Customization: Admins can now customize and define the ranges for the respective progress status and scoring that they need to set for tracking the OKR progress. Learn more here.
Note: The progress status customization setting is available only in the Enterprise edition.
New Product Releases: Week of 3/15/2021
Create/edit OKRs seamlessly: The create/edit OKR view is now streamlined with collapsible sections making it easy to add/edit OKRs. We've introduced a new summary view that'll let you view all the options in the collapsed section. Learn more here.
New Product Releases: Week of 3/8/2021
Track subtasks in Asana: Start tracking OKR progress by subtasks in Asana. We'll fetch the list of subtasks from your Asana instance to Ally.io and track progress via percent complete or KPI. When a subtask is chosen as a metric for measuring progress in Ally.io - Asana integration, the progress is measured by the status of the number of subtasks in any state you choose. Learn more here.
New Product Releases: Week of 2/15/2021
New Product Releases: Week of 1/25/2021
Flat-list OKR views within Ally.io: Using the flat-list OKR view feature, users can now view all OKRs of any particular entity(Organization/ team/ Individual) or time period in a single view without having to expand or collapse a view.
Consolidated OKR & Projects settings now under Admin menu: We have now enabled an ‘OKRs and Projects’ option within the Admin menu tab. This section will house all of the consolidated OKR related settings so admins can enable or disable certain features based on the need of their respective organizations. Customers who do not have Projects enabled will be able to see a tab named just ‘OKRs’ within the Admin section
New Product Releases: Week of 1/18/2021
Shared ownership of OKRs and Projects now available on Ally.io: We’ve introduced the shared OKRs and Projects feature for multiple owners and teams on Ally.io. This new feature will allow you to share OKRs as well as Projects and collaborate with multiple teams and owners on key priorities and initiatives. Administrators can enable this feature for organizations from the Admin Settings section within the application
New Product Releases: Week of 1/11/2021
Close all your OKRs in one go: As you're nearing the end of a time period, leverage the new check-in experience to close and reflect on all your OKRs in one go, and have better control over unfinished objectives while rolling them over to another time period.
An easier way to delete, and archive teams: The org admins, and team owners can delete, or archive a team directly from the team's OKR page.
New Product Releases: Week of 1/4/2021
Track all your Projects in Ally.io on the go: You can view and monitor the status and progress of Projects and tasks from Ally's mobile app.
New Product Releases: Week of 12/28/2020
'What's New' section on Ally.io: Starting 01/04/2021, you will receive updates about new features within the Ally.io app. So the next time you log into Ally.io, please make sure that you click on What’s New within the Support section to know about the recent enhancements to Ally.io
Visual check-in owner indicator: Once a check-in owner is assigned to an OKR, users will now see a visual indicator that shows the check-in owner details under the objective/ key result
New Product Releases: Week of 12/21/2020
Support for custom fields in Jira: Measure the progress of key results in Ally.io by custom fields in your Jira instance.
New Product Releases: Week of 12/14/2020
Get progress updates delivered to Glip conversations: Integrate Glip with Ally.io, and receive summarised OKR progress and status updates for the company, teams, or individuals.
New Product Releases: Week of 12/07/2020
In-app notifications: Users will now receive an in-app notification with Ally.io every time an OKR is assigned to them by any other user within the organization. These notifications are available for both single and multiple ownership of OKRs
Check-in reminders: The new check-in responsibility feature allows users to choose a check-in owner whose sole responsibility is to check-in and update the progress of the OKR. The check-in owner will be able to check-in on the OKR (manual check-in) as well as set-up a data link on the OKR (to auto-check-in). The added check-in reminder functionality allows the check-in owner to receive timely reminders regarding OKR check-ins. In the case of multiple owners, this will prevent all of the owners from receiving reminders, only the user set as 'check-in responsible owner' will receive the reminders
New Product Releases: Week of 11/30/2020
Track OKR progress with multiple time period views: The multi-time period OKR view can help you track your OKR progress for multiple time periods. This feature will let you select and view OKRs for all time periods or for multiple active, upcoming, and previous time periods
Assign check-in responsibility: The check-in responsibility feature allows you to assign a user to check-in and update the progress of an OKR. This is useful In the case of multiple owners, as it will prevent all of the owners from receiving reminders and only the user set as 'check-in responsible owner' will receive the reminders.
New Product Releases: Week of 11/16/2020
Track progress of key results by Jira story points: If you use story points for estimating your Jira user stories or epics or issues, you can now measure the progress of OKRs in Ally.io based on the story points completed.
Aligning OKRs got simpler: We’ve enhanced the OKR alignment feature to make it much easier for you to find objectives to align with. The smart search option we’ve introduced helps you search based on objectives, teams, owners, or time periods.
Ally.io now integrates with Box: Ally’s Box integration allows you to update your OKR progress automatically by syncing your data from your spreadsheets within Box to your OKRs in Ally.io.
Updates to the OKR reporting functionality: You can now include key results in the exports from Objective Explorer and you can see one level of key results show up under each objective when exported. You can customize the report to select fields that need to be exported and be able to export the report in CSV and XLSX export formats.
Edit any integration within Ally.io: We now have the edit feature available for all of the integrations on Ally.io. You can edit an integration in multiple ways within Ally.io.
New Product Releases: Week of 11/09/2020
The support for Wrike tasks is here: You can map a key result in Ally.io as a Wrike task and its subtasks, and connect the progress of these tasks to OKRs in Ally.io. As you complete Wrike tasks, the progress of corresponding key results in Ally.io will be updated automatically.
Shared ownership of OKRs is now available on Ally.io: You can now share OKRs with other individuals to collaborate and work together on key priorities. With this feature, you will have the ability to share OKRs to avoid unnecessary duplication and redundancy and work towards common goals.
You can now integrate with GitLab on-premise: You can now integrate GitLab on-premise with Ally.io starting 9th November 2020. If you would like to have this enabled for your organization please have an account admin reach out to [email protected] or your CSM with the required application IDs (Learn how to generate these IDs here).
New Product Releases: Week of 11/02/2020
Have more control over the progress of rolled over objective: You can determine how to clone progress when you choose to continue working on an unfinished objective in the subsequent time period — either preserve the current progress or reset the progress.