Avion makes story mapping a modern, collaborative, and delightful experience. Import from StoriesOnBoard, invite the team and finally, enjoy your planning sessions.
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More powerful integrations
Relentless, high quality features
A fresh interface for modern product teams
By linking cards and setting relationship types, Avion helps you visualize gaps, dependencies and similarities when planning.
Not only does this help team conversation and shared understanding, but it helps you communicate potential issues or blockers to your stakeholders or CEO.
Avion does not lock down your story states. We have a flexible workflow configuration screen that allows you to shape your process around your team's preferences.
It's also totally configurable with our integrations, giving you endless possibilities when it comes to mapping your states between tools.
Imagine a world where SSO was just a few clicks to set up — we know, it's quite a stretch, isn't it? Luckily, that's exactly what we built. Get set up with your SSO provider, no fuss, simple instructions, no pain.
A beautiful rich text editor, advanced tagging, assign personas at any level, Figma attachments, cross-story map linking — it's all there.
Story maps can get big. We have meticulously crafted Avion to cope with large maps right in the browser, and we're always improving it too.
Not only that, we built our drag-and-drop system from the ground-up to handle the complexity of it all. You could say we're obsessed with #perf.
Our integrations are in-depth and highly configurable. We offer many different mapping options across all our integrations, allowing you to experiment with what works best for your team.Learn more
“Before Avion, we story mapped with post-it notes on physical walls. It took time to duplicate those stories within our workflow management tool. Now, Avion gives us digital storyboards with visible dependencies integrated with our workflow management tool. Our once flat product backlog has come to life with a holistic view of where we should focus for delivering the most impactful business value.
I don't know of any other tool that can live up to its standard. And its support is second to none.”
|Visual dependency mapping|
Visual dependency mapping
Link stories, mark dependencies, signify blocking relationships and more. Then see those links drawn visually on your story map
No dependency mapping
|Cross-story map linking|
Cross-story map linking
Create relationships from one story map to another, allowing you to build complex interlinking product plans
No cross-map, or even same-map linking
Break your tags into groups to make story writing consistent and predictable
No tagging or tag categories. Story annotations can be used but lack any advanced configuration
Group your personas for advanced control over how your team communicates about your end users
No (useful) persona categorization
|Personas at all levels|
Personas at all levels
Attach personas to journeys, steps or stories
Attach personas to top level only
Map Jira epics to three different levels — journeys, steps, releases (or nothing)
Optionally map journeys, steps and releases to Jira custom fields
Sync Avion releases to Jira fix versions
Sync to GitHub projects (repo or org level) or a ZenHub workspace
Sync journeys, steps and story points to Trello custom fields
Optionally sync Avion tags across all integrations
Advanced state mapping options, including optional states
Map Jira epics to top or second-level cards (or nothing)
Use variables to sync some other data (annotations not supported). Not two-way synced, just a value that's pushed once
No support for Jira fix versions, GitHub projects, ZenHub, tag syncing, Jira custom fields, advanced state mapping
|Import from Excel|
Import from Excel
Import from an Avion-generated Excel file at any time. Make mass changes in Excel and re-import and Avion will update only what has changed
Import from SoB-generated Excel document into an empty map. Can't import annotations or color labels. Can’t re-import in the future
|Export to Excel|
Export to Excel
Export to Excel with a fully structured document with sheets covering all of your story map data – personas, tags, labels, hierarchy, releases, sizes, descriptions and more
Basic Excel export that cannot be re-imported into StoriesOnBoard (but note that Avion can import from this too...)
|Export to PDF|
Export to PDF
Export to a infinitely scalable vector PDF at any time. Your story map will look just as beautiful in PDF form as it does in the browser
Basic PDF export functionality
|Export to CSV|
Export to CSV
Export your raw data to a CSV file
No support for CSV export
Light and dark modes, accessible colors and screen reader support
Light mode only
Currently, a feedback module is not a priority for us
Basic feedback collection and public roadmap, similar to functionality provided by canny.io or others
StoriesOnBoard has a special place in our hearts. We used this tool previously when there were no better options. But we built Avion because StoriesOnBoard lacked the quality and experience we needed from such a crucial part of product planning.
When our team approaches building a new feature in Avion, our focus is always on creating reliable, robust functionality with the best possible experience for our users. That's why you can trust Avion with the future of your product planning.
Come join our journey 🚀