Centercode vs. Discourse

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Centercode
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Centercode Connect is a hosted software platform that provides all of the tools needed to run a beta program: recruiting, NDA management, product distribution, surveys, bug reports, forums, reporting, and more.
$500
per month
Discourse
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Discourse is an open-source community management and moderation product.N/A
Pricing
CentercodeDiscourse
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CentercodeDiscourse
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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CentercodeDiscourse
Small Businesses

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PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises

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Discord
Discord
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
CentercodeDiscourse
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(7 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentercodeDiscourse
Likelihood to Recommend
Centercode
It's not perfect but it definitely does its job and what its purpose for. The fact that we were able to access this globally and produce a great product after performing massive bera testing gave that "dev" feels eventhough we aren't. Seeing the cross comment add collaboration made it more intuitive because we were able to narrow down on the specifics of what we were actually testing
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Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
[Discourse is by] far the best online forum platform in the industry. It may be a little pricey for people looking for a cheap option for their hobby forum, but for any type of business that relies on a forum, the pricing is more than fair.
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Pros
Centercode
  • One stop destination for managing all aspects of testing, including community, recruiting, feedback (bugs, suggestions, surveys).
  • Easy way to communicate with testers and collect their feedback
  • Customizability, I can customize the platform to address differences between products.
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Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
  • User Privileges : Teams, Trust Levels, Moderation, Private and Public Threads make it possible to have as much transparency, privacy or power decentralization as one wishes.
  • Gamification: Badges and Achievements can be customized for User Activity and frequent readers and writers.
  • Mailing List mode: Users can choose to use forum threads without the User Interface by subscribing via mailing list mode.
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Cons
Centercode
  • Tag and attribute searching for forms, messages, and surveys
  • Report graphics with large datasets
  • More of a focus on B2B beta testing and not solely business to customer
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Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
  • Some configuration UIs are difficult to follow
  • Not well-suited for managing workflows (grant management as an example)
  • Bulk operations across multiple threads either impossible or difficult to figure out
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Likelihood to Renew
Centercode
Makes beta enjoyable.
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Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
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Support Rating
Centercode
Tony is amazing. I look forward to our interactions.
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Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
Centercode
Centercode is better than Google Forms and Sheets for our use case of a long ongoing beta with participants rotating in and out 10000x times better. However, it might be a little too complex for what we needed. We may have been better off with something in the middle--a little more lightweight and cheaper.
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Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
Vanilla's mobile functionality was downright awful and it felt like it was stuck in the 2000s. While they have similar features, Discourse blows them away in almost every department. We don't regret switching at all.
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Return on Investment
Centercode
  • A project and beta testing that could've taken > 6 months or even years was cut down to a month and few weeks only
  • Overall accessibility, ease of use, and security were right on the money
  • Collaboration tools and features allowing everyone to innovate and spark great ideas and share it
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Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
  • Community Members are eager to jump into the discussion.
  • Conversations can be tracked easier without the risk of being lost in a sea of messages as people tend to construct their posts more carefully than on any workspace messenger.
  • It's open source and configurable with many other add-ons to help integration with other services.
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ScreenShots

Centercode Screenshots

Screenshot of Project Homepage: This dashboard shows the heartbeat of your project and gives you quick access to key areas of the tool. Centercode also has a similar dashboard for your entire program so you can see all of your projects at a glance.Screenshot of Powerful Dashboards and Reports: Leverage data across your organization that drives product improvements and enhances projects. Whether it's user profiles, participation rates, or product issues all of your data is available on one platform.