TechValidate Research on Stack Overflow for Teams

Stack Overflow for Teams Case Study

Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company


This case study of a small business industrial manufacturing company is based on a November 2022 survey of Stack Overflow for Teams customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Everyone knows Stack Overflow and how to use it. So, there almost is no learning curve.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Stack Overflow for Teams:

  • The challenge they were looking to solve with Stack Overflow for Teams was:
    • Share knowledge and information across the organization
    • Capture and preserve institutional knowledge
    • Create or maintain a continuous learning culture
    • Enable employees to solve problems faster
    • Break down silos between teams


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Stack Overflow for Teams:

    • Culture of knowledge sharing: Impactful
    • Transparency and accessibility of knowledge and information: Impactful
    • More knowledge captured for the future: Impactful
    • Reduced knowledge loss when teammates left: Highly impactful
    • Increased productivity: Impactful
    • Reduced distractions and burden on subject matter experts or tenured teammates: Impactful
    • Increased collaboration between SMEs and across teams: Somewhat impactful
    • Improved team technical skills: Somewhat impactful

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Stack Overflow for Teams by TechValidate.

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