As part of our internal 2009 year-end review I asked my engineers to run some queries on our entire software platform to illustrate the total impact our software has had on the world so far. These numbers only cover the last 3 or so years, but I believe they’re great fun stats and do a good job showing the effect we’ve had so far.
Centercode Connect Our Hosted Beta Test Management Platform
There are over 500,000 active users using Connect as either a beta tester, project member, or project manager. Our customers have created over 2,500 projects, with about 900 of them currently active. Their users have added over 350,000 detailed product profiles, and submitted over 500,000 personal user profiles.
In total, our clients have received over 250,000 pieces of feedback (bug reports, suggestions), and their testers have completed over 600,000 surveys, posted 800,000 forum posts, and completed over 500,000 tasks.
On the management side, project managers have created over 32,000 unique pieces of Content, with 14,000 individual beta releases. It’s also clear that our customers are very interested in the outcome of their projects, as they’ve generated over 17,000 custom reports.
To round it out with two big numbers — Connect has sent over 100,000,000 project related e-mail, with over 30,000,000 individual logins.
OnlineBeta.com Our Beta Tester Community
If I were to narrow this data to OnlineBeta.com, our own implementation of Connect and one of the largest in the world, we have over 45,000 beta testers available today. These users have contributed over 60,000 product profiles and over 80,000 detailed user profiles.
Many thousands of these users have participated in our 200+ individual projects in the last 3 years alone, contributing more than 65,000 feedback, 225,000 surveys, 95,000 forum posts, and 20,000 tasks.
Our Managed Beta Team has posted over 1,400 pieces of unique project content, with over 200 software beta releases, and has generated more than 2,200 custom reports for our customers.
We’ve also sent over 1,000,000 e-mail, which have resulted in more than 1,500,000 user logins. While these numbers may not seem huge for a consumer site, we’re very proud of them considering the B2C nature of this portal, especially given the vast amount of information that is asked of new users when signing up.
If you’re not already a member, join OnlineBeta.com and help our customers beta test their products!
Thanks for reading and here’s looking to double these numbers in 2010!
Luke @ Centercode