We were tasked with finding 24 respondents in France who owned, or worked for, small and medium-sized businesses and were heavily involved in accounting within the business. The client also needed the respondents to use online accounting software and for the sample as a whole to include users of most of the major online accounting packages sold in France. A rigorous screening process was therefore required to ensure that we met all of the recruitment requirement.
Once participants were selected, we helped to manage three stages of research: Touchpoint 1 consisted of a 60-minute online interview with each participant. Touchpoint 2 consisted of a series of two-hour ideation workshops in small groups to explore pain points with existing software and potential enhancements to alleviate these. Touchpoint 3 then consisted on an online user test of some potential new features that the client team has worked on.
The client’s project timeline meant that Touchpoints 1 and 2 needed to be completed within three weeks. The tight timeline meant that our project managers had to be hands-on with ensuring that all participants were thoroughly prepared and joined each touchpoint when arranged.
I was pleased to work with FieldworkHub to engage with small businesses. The team were friendly and engaging and they added value by make practical suggestions on how we could best capture the information we required in the fairest and most objective way possible. The team had to work to very tight timescales and they delivered. Their work contributed to the decisions and actions taken by us subsequently.