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It’s almost time to get started…

So like the title states, we’re almost ready to get started on our beta and couldn’t be more excited!  We feel that the changes made over the last couple months are well worth the wait and in the end, will make your experience more enjoyable.  

Now to explain how things are going to work over the next few weeks.  Firstly, we aren’t going to follow the traditional model of beta periods, because we’re not so traditional after all Wink.  

If you have contacted us and requested to be on the beta list, you’ll be receiving an invitation code from us in order to access your Method account.  Now before you receive this invitation code, we will arrange a 30 minute demo with, yours truly, over the internet of course.  

So what’s the purpose of this demo?  Plain and simple, we want to make sure you have a chance to get started on the right foot, point you in the proper direction and answer some of your questions before getting your hands dirty.  Once we’re done, you can get started and provide us with your much needed feedback.  

If you haven’t participated in a beta period, here are a few things to keep in mind, especially in the case of Method.  

  • Beta means beta.  What does that mean to you?  As much as we’ve tried our best to make Method as solid as possible, we expect there to be issues (bugs) and your feedback is going to make sure we get these issues resolved.  So it’s important that rather then get frustrated with something not working right away, let us know and we will work with you to get it resolved.  Can you think of a better way of designing something?  Great, we want to hear about it.  Communication is really the key to having a successful beta experience.
  • ‘Stage 1’ of beta will be just a “QuickBooks” template, which is basically an online version of your QuickBooks data, built using Method.  In ‘Stage 2’ of beta (likely in mid March), we’ll start introducing industry-specific templates, with ‘Field Service’ and ‘Software Company’ as the initial templates, along with a “Method CRM” template.  Additional industry templates will be posted gradually, over the course of the beta period.  Therefore, you won’t see all of the industry specific templates available right away.  However, as they get published, we will make an announcement of their availability.
  • Take full advantage of our help.  We want to make sure you use Method and tear it apart.  So if you have questions, ask!  Feedback, tell us! (good or bad of course).  As early adaptors of Method, your feedback and questions are crucial and we are here to help. 

That’s it!  Get ready to hear from me soon and in the mean time, if you have questions, comments, concerns, feedback, let us know on the forum!  Talk to you soon Cool

P.S. If you haven’t signed up for the beta yet, you can still do so by emailing us at

Danny Do Couto
Method Integration



anthonyll said:

Any update on when the beta release will be available?

March 29, 2008 2:01 PM

saulj said:

A message to the posted email address bounced. Are you still delivering Method?

April 5, 2008 6:02 PM

Danny_Do_Couto said:

Hi everyone - sorry about the late response to your comments on my blog post, but I have been out of the office.  Anyway, to answer both of your questions.....

anthonyll - the beta IS coming, that much is for sure.  If I could give you an exact date, I would, but I don't have that right now.  We could easily jump into beta now, but have decided not to.  Why?  We have opted to take the additional time to test Method out, in full, before letting you get your hands dirty with it.  This doesn't mean beta testers won't find issues with it.  That's part of the beta.  However, we have gone the extra mile to have our team go through Method with a fine tooth comb which will hopefully cut down the amount of time we actually spend in beta.  

Although it's taking longer than we expected, in the end it will be worth it.  You can trust me on that (I have played with it).  :)

saulj - which email address were you referring to?  I have tested the email address and it seems to be working fine.  This is the first time I have heard of someone not being able to get through.  Could be that our spam filter got rid of the message.  In any event, if you run into the problem again, please let me know.  Also, you can contact me directly at or use the user forum. 


April 7, 2008 11:18 AM