Paragin Group, a leading EdTech solutions provider with a specialized assessment and e-portfolio offering, has acquired training administration software provider Coachview, with the support of strategic software investor Main Capital Partners. The acquisition of Coachview marks Paragin’s second add-on acquisition, after joining forces with math-driven assessment software specialist SOWISO in 2022. The addition of Coachview to the Paragin Group will create a comprehensive product suite with strong combined expertise, technology leadership and a shared customer base.
Coachview is a developer of SaaS course administration solutions that form the digital backbone of learning services providers, schools and universities. The solutions are used by schools and training and examination institutions at all educational levels in the Netherlands and Belgium. The combination of Coachview and the Paragin Group marks another milestone in the EdTech group’s buy-and-build strategy. Together, the companies uniquely position themselves as the most comprehensive vendor to commercial training institutions, supporting lifelong learners at every step of their journey.
The Coachview platform gives its users control over their administrative processes, allowing them to service their customers more effectively while providing flexibility and insights and improving overall efficiency. The platform provides a modular and configurable solution that suits the needs of every commercial training institution. The solution automates ranges from core processes ranging from course planning and student relationship management to automated invoicing, trainer management, and offers connections to other software like accounting and learning systems.
Paragin and Coachview can offer a comprehensive suite to their (shared) clients that brings together both companies’ strengths. Paragin specializes in student-facing assessment, learning and development solutions, providing innovative tools that empower learners in their educational journey. Coachview excels in offering the administrative backbone, delivering robust systems and processes to manage educational and training institutions efficiently. Integrating Paragin’s best-of-breed assessment and e-portfolio capabilities into the broader Coachview suite will lead to a differentiating offering. This will help training institutions to automate workflows and optimize organizational efficiency while empowering learners with improved (individualized) performance assessment and better learning outcomes.
Frank van der Linden, Co-founder of Coachview, says: “Since 2008, we’ve worked tirelessly to enhance training providers’ processes with our smart software offering, transforming Coachview into a dynamic platform that offers maximum support to trainers, instructors, and trainees. Joining the Paragin Group unlocks new opportunities to deliver even more value. I’m thrilled to collaborate with Paragin, driving growth and creating value for our customers.” Marcel Kremers, Co-founder of Coachview, adds: ”With Coachview, we’ve successfully established market leadership in course administration software in the Benelux. The synergy between our companies is undeniable, and we strongly believe that together we can achieve more than the sum of our parts. We’re excited to join forces with the Paragin Group, providing added value to our customers!”
Jeroen Bakker, CEO at Paragin Group, states: “Coachview provides a fantastic platform for training organisations and schools to structure and streamline their processes to work much more efficiently and effectively. With a very broad and enthusiastic customer base, they serve a wide range of customers directly and through partners, from universities to vocational and special needs education and from commercial training agencies to in-house corporate academies, municipalities and sector funds. This makes Coachview the heart of the administrative organisation, where Paragin’s products are at the centre of learning and assessment for students and learners. We look forward to presenting that combination to our customers and partners.”
Sjoerd Aarts, Partner at Main and Chairman of Paragin’s Supervisory Board, concludes: “We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Coachview by our portfolio company, Paragin Group. This highly strategic partnership fits perfectly within our strategy of creating a leading European EdTech provider with innovative solutions that cater to evolving needs throughout the learning journey. We are excited about the synergies and value this partnership brings to Paragin’s customers, stakeholders, and the EdTech ecosystem.”
We are excited about the synergies and value this partnership brings to Paragin’s customers, stakeholders, and the EdTech ecosystem.
Coachview is a provider of cloud-based training administration solutions for commercial education, corporate in-house academies and training institutions in the Benelux region. The Coachview platform functions as an ERP-system that forms the administrative backbone throughout the learning journey. The company was founded in 2000 by Frank van der Linden and Marcel Kremers who are still in charge of the day-to-day management. Today, the company employs almost 25 employees and serves a diversified clientele of more than 250 customers that includes the TU Delft, Vanderlande, Boels, Aeres Group and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences.
Paragin Group, consisting of the brands Paragin and SOWISO, is a leading provider of software designed to propel individuals towards their maximum potential. Paragin is a domain leader in solutions for the development of competences, knowledge and talent for education, exam institutions, publishers and companies of all sizes and industries. Paragin’s product suite encompasses solutions for online admission & placement testing, formative & summative assessments (for generic as well as mathematics-related courses), as well as an e-portfolio offering that offers users the opportunity to develop and showcase skills, experience and qualifications. Paragin provides modern, cloud-based software solutions to over 750 organizations directly and indirectly via partners including vocational education, universities of applied sciences, research universities, educational publishers, corporates and (semi-)public customers. Our committed team of almost 70 people based in our Nijkerk (NL) and Amsterdam (NL) offices serves our loyal customer base across the globe.
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