The new unlimited users, always free option for OKRs and status tracking
Since our inception, Koan’s mission has been to foster purposeful work with a great product that everyone enjoys using... and now we’re making another big bet in that direction! Having worked with organizations around the world, we know that building team alignment and achieving goals isn’t easy, especially with the shift to remote and hybrid settings. Smart teams, whether they’re customer-facing or product-centered, are now focusing on how to become more “outcome” instead of “output” driven, knowing that it’s both a better way to succeed and a better way to create a thriving team culture. Trying to manage it all through spreadsheets just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Today we’re excited to announce that every team can start managing their goals using Koan for free. No joke. No credit card required. No limitations. Just full-blown free. This first-of-its-kind organizational alignment offering is free for an unlimited number of users and provides a great way for any team to replace the pitfalls of ad-hoc emails, spreadsheets, and calendar invites with a dedicated OKR and status tracking platform.
Instead of the traditional top-down approach to goal management, Koan’s platform enables teams to rollout and maintain collaborative goals, without the overhead of a manual process. Free access comes without limitations on the number of users, goals, or teams in the system. We additionally offer Pro and Enterprise tiers for organizations that want advanced functionality and that are managing large rollouts.
We’re making a bold (but we hope ultimately straightforward) prediction -- that by providing a fantastic product experience that’s highly engaging and valuable for every member of your team, you’ll be inspired to spread Koan to other teams inside and outside your organization. Further, we know that as we foster happy and successful Koan teams, many of them will upgrade to our competitively priced and fully-featured Pro and Enterprise tiers. All of this only works if we succeed at our ambition to be the first goal software that people actually love using.
The Free tier is perfect for anyone who wants more than a spreadsheet to track the progress of their goals or OKRs. In particular, we hope that you’ll fall in love with Koan’s Reflections feature -- a simple ritual for working transparently and with intention as a team. By having each team member answer a few simple questions every week, Reflections are a fabulous way to talk through priorities and concerns, update progress on goals, and to celebrate wins. You’ll also get our Slack integration (Microsoft Teams coming soon!), which makes the user experience even more frictionless. The Free tier also includes unlimited access to our OKR resources and premium content.
So what’s free?
The Koan Free tier is a great first step in the journey, making it easy for teams to discover a more transparent, collaborative way of working. Teams in the habit of sharing status, recognizing wins, and heading off concerns early will naturally raise the bar for everyone else around them. As multiple teams adopt Koan and the organization looks to implement a broader rollout, our Pro or Enterprise tiers offer additional features like reporting, company-wide goals, and premium support.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the different tiers:
The Free tier is available for unlimited users, forever. It offers complete OKR and status tracking functionality, where users can create unlimited teams, manage goals, and reflect weekly on progress.
The Pro tier is ideal when multiple teams within an organization are using Koan, allowing all the teams to align to common organizational goals. The Pro tier also offers advanced security features, integrations, and customizable settings.
The Enterprise tier is primarily geared towards larger organizations that want a more guided onboarding experience (typically 100+ users). This tier offers all the Pro tier features, custom reporting, and a dedicated customer success manager, with onboarding and quarterly review cycles.
For a more in-depth breakdown of the different tiers and their features, visit our pricing page.
Stay tuned for some additional news and big feature releases at the start of 2021. And if you need a tool to help with your annual planning, Koan is here to support you!