Prefinery gives companies powerful tools to collect feedback from real-world customers before releasing software
Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2008
Compulsivo, Inc. has launched Prefinery (http://www.prefinery.com), a Web service that allows companies to manage software testing. Prefinery provides testing coordination capabilities for beta software, allowing companies to realize efficiency gains and produce higher-quality software that better meets the needs of key customers. Software publishers can use the service to cost-effectively distribute pre-release software, manage testers, and collect customer feedback.
"Prefinery gives companies powerful tools to collect feedback from real-world customers before releasing software," said Justin Britten, Compulsivo's president and co-founder. "This valuable feedback can be used immediately to improve software quality, and customer opinions can be incorporated when choosing features for future versions."
To collect feedback, Prefinery offers flexible survey tools, a discussion forum, and bug reporting capabilities. Companies can encourage feedback by requiring surveys to be completed before a customer is given download access, and a versatile user management system lets companies choose exactly who can participate in their beta program.
"We've been evaluating Prefinery over the past several months, and the service will simplify several upcoming software releases," said Tom Josefy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at NComputing, Inc. "Our focus is on developing great software for our customers, but we still wanted a beta management solution. Prefinery fit the bill, and provides advanced features that allow us to tightly control prerelease software distribution and collect valuable feedback from key customers."
Prefinery offers outstanding value when running a beta program. Free accounts are available, and companies that require additional capacity are charged a monthly fee only while software testing is in progress. Prefinery allows an unlimited number of test managers, as opposed to other services that charge on a per-seat basis.
Compulsivo utilizes the latest Web technologies to create applications that save time and money. Leveraging experience in packaged software distribution, Compulsivo produces tools that address problems and inefficiencies in software development.
For more information visit http://www.prefinery.com.