This article describes how to set up roadmap voting in a Trello board and explains how it can be done in Productific - better and quicker.
To start off: comparing Trello and Productific cannot happen on an even playground. While Trello is a general purpose collaboration tool, Productific is a specialized product roadmap voting tool. So they each come with their natural advantages. We will introduce the tools and compare their major benefits, focus on what actually makes a difference for collecting product feedback.
Trello is a general purpose tool and can be used for feature voting and roadmap management. To set up feature voting for your product you need to enable a "Voting Power-Up" for your Trello board. In Trello you customers will actually be seeing a board with cards. Voting is done on cards. Your product's Trello board organizes cards (features) in lanes, representing different roadmap stages like feedback, planned, building, available. Via "Voting Power-Up" your customers will see a voting button somewhere between the copy- and archive-actions.
Trello provide a template for product managers: the "Product Roadmap Template" is available for free to everyone. It aims to provide the following (quoted as of Trello template repository):
Roadmap voting can be set up in Trello using this template and the voting power-up. A roadmap for customer feedback can look like this:
Productific is an alternative to using Trello for feature voting and roadmap management. If you are currently running a Trello board to collect feedback for your product you should also check out Productific. To set up a feature voting board you simply log in, list the ideas you have in mind and publish a feedback URL to your users. Five minutes and you're done. You can also provide additional descriptions for ideas or publish a changelog for previous ideas to increase user engagement.
A roadmap voting page in Productific looks like this:
Trello is an easy way to start customer voting, especially when you're already power-using Trello in your organization. Best of all: it's free. Trello recommend using it with their 'Business Class' plan.
Compared to Trello, Productific has the following advantages: