Software & Technology UX Research Services
Need to conduct usability testing on enterprise software or a high-tech product? Need to interview your digital product’s buyers or users? Our small research agency has deep experience working with a wide range of technology and software companies, including:
- Enterprise software companies like Thales, BI, and Cision
- Small business software firms like Thryv and Malwarebytes
- Consumer technology product makers like Alarm.com and Tonal
- Web and IT services like Verizon, Network Solutions, and GoodRx
Recent Work in Software & Tech
Thryv — User Testing & Workshop
Usability testing and an analysis workshop for a B2B software company whose products include the Yellow Pages. Tested their flagship software with small business customers and prospects. Learn more: Software Usability Testing with Small Business Customers for Thryv.
Malwarebytes — Interviews & UX Testing
Contextual interviews and usability testing security software managers at midsize organizations, followed by a half-day analysis workshop. Learn more: Usability Testing with IT Security Managers for Malwarebytes.
Verizon — Product/Market Fit Research
1:1 interviews with enterprise decision-makers to test assumptions behind a new software concept. Learn more: Product/Market Fit Research for Verizon’s Innovation Group.
Thales — Enterprise Software Research
Multiple discovery and UX research studies from 2019 to 2021 for this global tech and software firm with over 80,000 employees. Learn more: Helping Thales Test Enterprise Security Concepts with B2B Decision-Makers.
Tonal — Personas & Journey Maps
Persona research and journey mapping research for this AI-powered fitness technology company backed by Amazon. Learn more: How Tonal Turned Customer Journey Mapping into a Team Sport.
Podium — Product Strategy Research
25 in-depth interviews with B2B customers, a 150-person survey, and an analysis workshop to inform the 2022 roadmap at this software company valued at $3 billion. Learn more: How Podium Used Mixed-Methods Research to Guide Product Strategy.
BI — Discovery Research
A 3-phase early-stage research project to inform an overhaul of BI’s case management software for government agencies. Learn more: Discovery Research with Government Case Managers for BI Inc.
Statespace — Product/Market Research
We ran strategic research to help a digital health team understand their target audience and opportunities to achieve product/market fit. We led a 150-person survey followed by 12 in-depth interviews and a persona generation workshop. Learn more: Helping Statespace Move Toward Product/Market Fit with Mixed Methods Research.
Cision — Product Strategy Research
When you have no direct access to the customers you want to interview, sometimes you need a lucky break — and an opportunistic mindset. Learn more: How Guerilla User Research Helped Cision Generate a Product Strategy.
Alarm.com — Installation UX Testing
In-person user experience testing of the installation wizard for Alarm.com’s home security system. Followed by a stakeholder workshop to analyze the data, generate solutions, and create a product roadmap.
GoodRx — User Research Training
UX research training for product and design teams at GoodRx, a leading digital platform for consumer healthcare and the #1 most downloaded medical app. Multiple rounds of training conducted remotely.
CAS — Concept Testing
We led enterprise software concept testing for this 1,000-person division of the American Chemical Society. Interviewed scientists to assess the value and usefulness of a potential new feature and to generate ideas for future innovation.
“I am always surprised about the great insights coming out of the ‘messy’ post-it brainstorming … It definitely helped build consensus between teams.”
Our Process for Tech UX Research Projects
While our consultants customize each project, many of our software and technology projects follow this 5-step approach.
We reach alignment on your project goals, research questions, audiences, KPIs or OKRs, and logistics.
We deliver a summary report with all analysis findings, solution ideas and research recordings.
We facilitate a 1-day remote workshop with research observation, analysis, and ideation.
We conduct a rigorous recruiting and screening process to find representative users (e.g. users, buyers, admins, etc.)
We moderate 1:1 research sessions, and sometimes supplement this with quantitative research.
“Marketade has been our partner for years and it truly is a partnership. They take our feedback to heart and we collaborate to implement the best solutions.”
How a Holistic UX Evaluation Helped BI Transform Its Enterprise Software
In late 2018, Boulder-based BI was eager to redesign its case management software used by over 1,400 government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
Marketade led a 3-phase holistic UX evaluation of the software: 1) current state field study with 3 site visits, 2) prototype testing with 3 user groups, and 3) UX training for 50 developers.
BI senior product manager Wendy Herrera reported in late 2020 that Marketade’s “thorough training, analysis and skillsets have continued supporting our product efforts to this date – almost 2 full years later!”
“Fantastic. I loved the process to brainstorm at a very abstract level and then quickly distill that into real action items.”