A-Z Popular Blog Top Search »
Project Management

What is a Beta Candidate?

 , updated on
A beta candidate is a product, service, system or process that is undergoing testing in the hopes of releasing it to customers or internal clients as a beta release.
A release cycle may include a phase known as alpha with partial features that are considered stable enough to test. The next phase, known as beta, includes features that are usable by customers. A beta candidate is considered potentially stable enough to ship on a limit basis. For example, a limited set of customers may be given access to a beta with the firm warning that the release may be unstable.
Overview: Beta Candidate
A product, service, system, process or document that is undergoing testing and review in hopes of shipping it as a beta release.
Related Concepts


This is the complete list of articles we have written about testing.
Acceptance Criteria
Acceptance Testing
Beta Release
Compliance Testing
Conformance Testing
Defect Density
Document Testing
Dry Run
Operational Testing
Performance Testing
Regression Testing
Sanity Testing
Test Cases
More ...
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.

Acceptance Testing

The types of testing that are used to validate that a product, service, process or system meets requirements.

Non-Functional Testing

An overview of non-function testing.


An overview of low quality with examples.

Bug vs Defect

The difference between a bug and a defect.

Build Quality

An overview of build quality with examples.


Simplicable is a modern encyclopedia that has been updated daily since 2010.

Business Theory

A list of interesting business theories.

Knowledge Work

A definition of knowledge work with examples.

Office Politics

A list of social processes, absurdities and strategies related to office politics.

Product Development

A guide to product development.

Types Of Knowledge

The differences between types of knowledge.

Trough Of Sorrow

An overview of the trough of sorrow.

Business Models

A list of common business models.


A list of key marketing strategies.

Competitive Advantage

A few sources of competitive advantage for businesses.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map