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It’s Time to Bring Beta into the 21st Century

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In the early 90s, the technological landscape was a very different place. Internet access wasn’t available in the average household. Cell phones weighed around a pound and a half. Spam was something you ate with eggs or over rice.

2020 Changed Your Customers: Here’s How to Win Them Over

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E-commerce had been trending steadily upward for years. Then the pandemic came along and did exactly what you’d expect a globally disruptive force to do: It changed everything very, very quickly. What happened exactly? The U.S.

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4 Types of Feedback You’re Not Collecting (But Should Be!)

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When most people think of “beta test feedback,” they think of bug reports and feature requests. And they’re not wrong — issues and ideas are a key component to a successful pre-release customer test.

Technographics: Your Shortcut to Improving Interoperability

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With consumers adopting more and more smart tech, the everyday spaces of your customers has become an interoperability minefield. The key to navigating that minefield without a performance blowup? Tapping into an aspect of growing importance within the realm of beta testing: technographics.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

How Customer Insights Are Shaping Tech for 2021

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We’ve often described modern technology as highly sophisticated, highly connected, and continuously iterative. The rapid-fire changes of 2020 didn’t change that — in fact, it brought those qualities into sharper relief.

2020 Centercode Content Roundup

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You can say what you like about 2020, but you can’t say we didn’t learn a lot. This year has forced us to grow and change many, many aspects of our lives, from how we work (#remote), to how we communicate with our team (“Can you guys see my screen?”),

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The Evolution of the Tech Consumer

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Technology isn’t the only thing that’s rapidly evolved in the past 25 years. The people who consume tech have also changed significantly.

Centercode Stories: How Did You Change for the Better in 2020?

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This is the time of year where many of us are looking back on the last twelve months and reflecting on what we’d like to do better. But it’s also a time when we can be grateful for the things that are already good — especially in a year marked by so much loss, change, and uncertainty.

How Arris Saved $1M by Fixing Bugs Before Release

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Even the most robust and well-resourced QA labs have limits. There’s simply no way to keep up with the growing combinations of technology devices your customers are using in their lives.

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

3 Vitals for Creating High-Impact Wearables and Health Trackers

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Wearables have quickly become an easy way to enhance health, personal care, and fitness routines and deliver notifications from paired mobile devices. In 2019, the number of wearable shipments jumped over 80% with a new high of 118.9 million units. By 2024, that number is expected to reach 526.8

3 Tech Insights for 2021, Straight from Consumers

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Software and tech gadgets are developing faster than we could ever have imagined even a decade ago. In many ways, this year has put a spotlight on those advancements as many industries pivot to adapt with unprecedented changes and uncertainty.

Centercode Customers See a 646% Return on Investment

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For nearly two decades, Centercode has provided leading platform and managed service customer testing solutions that help companies turn good technology into great products.

How Setting Expectations Increases Test Success (And 3 Ways to Do It)

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Setting too many expectations may be a quick path to disappointment in life , but what happens when you don’t set expectations during your beta test? Well, two decades of test planning and management has shown us it sort of ends up like the Wild West.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Ask the Expert: Should I Add More Testers?

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Is more testers always the best solution when you’re experiencing a dip in feedback? In this Ask the Expert series, Centercode’s Chris Rader weighs in on large tester teams: when they work, when they don’t, and how to manage when your stakeholders want to keep adding testers.

Building a Foundation for Smarter Home Automation

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Today’s homes may still be a far cry from the Jetson’s — but rapid advances in technology mean they’re smarter than ever.

Caavo Exceeds 250% Beta Test ROI with Centercode

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In the home environment, communication is king. But it isn’t limited to people; it’s also mandatory for connected devices. The ability of newly adopted tech to “talk” to the existing devices in a given environment is a baseline expectation.

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Need a Template? Here’s Your User Acceptance Testing Checklist

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If you want to run a solid user acceptance test, you need a solid plan — but since you’re reading this, you probably knew that already. With so much at stake, planning ain’t easy; there are schedules to build, people to recruit, stakeholders to work with, feedback to sort.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

How Virtuous Acts Bring Our Team Together

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The enormous stress of 2020 has made it all too easy to focus on what we don’t have: parties with friends and family, the ability to travel, some of our favorite holiday traditions…I’ll stop there before I start crying.

Is Product Perfection Really Attainable?

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Imagine: A delightful, bug-free product springs fully formed from your PRD and lands directly into your customers’ waiting hands. Seems impossible? That’s only because…it is. No product is perfect at the start.

2 Important Ways Your Testers Increase AI Performance

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Why does AI that performs so well in a lab underperform when it’s out in the real world? Earlier this month, a team of 40 Google researchers published a study about just that — and their investigation returned some vital insights into the challenges of developing machine learning.

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Delivering Picture-Perfect Experiences in the Year of Streaming

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2020 has been aptly dubbed the “Year of Streaming.” ” Movie premieres, live concerts, conventions, and other normally in-person gatherings are joining the vast popularity of streaming media and games made possible by streaming services all over the world.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Connecting Customers to Office Tech in the WFH Era

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In May 2020, Twitter defied the uncertainty of the then-nascent COVID-19 pandemic with a decisive announcement: they were making work-from-home permanent. It was a plan two years in the making, but one that foreshadowed a global trend.

How to Increase Your Beta Engagement by 75%

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Begging for feedback from unenthusiastic or inexperienced testers is a frustratingly common occurrence for many beta and delta testing teams. But tester engagement — and the resulting feedback — are both vital to test success.

YouTube is Opening Beta Tests to Power Users (and We’re Here for It)

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In October 2020, YouTube quietly changed the way it beta tests which allows only premium subscribers to opt-in to test new features. It’s a departure from the way things have always been when they just selected beta testers at random.

Centercode CEO Talks Tackling Challenges with a COVID-World Mindset

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As the industry gets rocked with viral and economic disruption, consumers want more for their money. Meanwhile, the audience leveraging technology is broader than ever before — meaning the demand for seamless and delightful product experiences is the highest it’s ever been.

Considerations When Building Multilingual Communities

Speaker: Adrian Speyer, Head of Community for Vanilla

Communicating in your native language is very powerful and can make customers feel welcome and heard. However, creating multilingual communities online is not just important - it’s complicated. Successfully supporting customers in their own language goes much further than just translation; there are many things to consider. Join us on March 9th, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET, as Adrian Speyer, Head of Community for Vanilla, shares his years of experience in creating and working with companies looking to create global communities. He will unveil his secrets for your success and the things to watch out for when you decide to dip your toes into creating multilingual communities.

Beta Testing Is More Than Just an Insurance Plan

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Here’s the universal truth about insurance: you buy it, but you hope you never actually have to use it. We treat insurance as a necessary evil for this reason. Nobody ever looks forward to purchasing or using it.

How Centercode Is Helping You Adapt to the Unknown

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The world is in a constant state of change — and it’s never been more apparent than during this period of global COVID disruption. Tech companies, in particular, are adapting in several ways. Some are scaling down the number of product launches to focus their resources on a select few.

5 Beta Program Tips to Live By from Industry Superstars

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The only certainty in these unpredictable times is that your customers know what they want — and they’re eager to talk about it. That’s what makes securing customer feedback more crucial than ever. But with your team — and your customers — scattered to the winds and hunkered down for the long haul, it can be difficult to keep the ball rolling smoothly in the right direction.

How to Decrease Beta Testing Costs by 40%

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When you’re looking to shave costs anywhere you can, quality is the one thing you can’t afford to cut. It’s the number one objective driving your product’s success. But ensuring high quality is expensive.

Customer Engagement Is a Two-Way Street

Two-way engagement means creating opportunities for conversation. Go beyond the obvious step of responding to complaints and comments; your customers want and deserve more than that. Implement these four tips to boost your two-way engagement.

How to Save 40% More Time on Beta

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If you’re like 75% of professionals charged with securing real-world insights from beta testing, your time is short. When it comes to beta testing, Centercode is synonymous with saving time.