Early adopter, do you want to be one?? what are your expectations?
I am looking for some early adopters of my project management and productivity software for construction trades and business's, its free and will offer great benefits in exchange for feedback.
Guys, Thanks for all your answers, it was a genuine question NOT intended so much as self promotion, The question was designed for me to see what the expectations of early adopters are. I have read with avid interest Eric Reis's book, but struggled with the concept of getting it into the market at the earliest opportunity. As a business owner regardless of early or late, I want the product to function and work, otherwise I wouldn't use it in my business, I wanted to find out how others felt about the early release of a business product, ......Look what happened with Apple maps!!!!
Not to be overly-nitpicky with you, but you are asking for beta testers for your product. Should you are pursing investors, it will be helpful to use the right language to explain your market penetration plans.
In product innovation, we have 5 categories of people innovators (about 5% of target market), early adopters (about 10% of target market), early majority (35%), late majority (35%), and laggards (15%). Early adopters are people who are usually held in high regard by their peers. Early adopters are more skeptical than innovators (who are the group that adopts an innovation first). Once you get penetration of the innovators and early adopters you have the famous challenge of "crossing the chasm" to get into sales numbers that make your product commercially viable.
Good luck with your product. There are lots of competing products in this space and well established competitors, so you need a good value proposition to gain share in this space.
Hello Nigel , To be Early adopter is not an easy Job , He has to be understanding the whole work procedure then inner details so that he has no reason to commit any mistake or gives expectations in general , not even like Weather adopter , understanding the targeted filed e.g construction , or even trade , any way adopter all most like the international finance markets expectations ,or market fluctuations ,
Do you have a demo of your software? Does it integrate with and accounting software packages?
i would be very interested, what is the scope are you thinking gov , verticals market or off the shelf type . product?
I would like to hear more about your software and your goal for it success. Private Message me to discuss further.