About us

We’re a company that takes inclusion to heart and lives it each day. We put the ‘human’ first in everything we do, and take pride in our authenticity and culture of inclusion.


Explorance is a provider of people insight solutions. The company empowers organizations with actionable decision-making by measuring students' and employees' needs, expectations, skills, knowledge, and competencies. Through scalable automation with tools including Blue and Metrics That Matter and expert-based services, Explorance facilitates continuous improvement and accelerates the insight-to-action cycle, leading to personal growth and organizational agility.

Founded in 2003, Explorance is headquartered in Montreal with business units in Chicago, Chennai, Melbourne, Amman, and London. Explorance works with 35% of the Fortune 100 and 25% of the top higher education institutions, including 8 of the world’s top 10 business schools. The company has clients in more than 40 countries. Since 2014, Explorance has been consecutively ranked as a top employer by the Great Places to Work Institute® and remains highly ranked by employee review website Glassdoor. To learn more, please visit Explorance.com and connect with us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter @explorance.

We work with

1000 organizations

We operate in

6 locations

We have a CSAT score of


We serve customers in

50 countries

We are here for you


We impact the lives of

20 million people

We do as we say, we build on possibilities, we support wellbeing and quality of life, and we put our people first. These are just a few reasons why you will like collaborating with us.

We are

300 employees

We operate in

6 locations



We speak

37 languages

We’ve saved

20, 000+ trees

We impact the lives of

20 million people

We do as we say, we build on possibilities, we support wellbeing and quality of life, and we put our people first. These are just a few reasons why you will like collaborating with us.
  • Our Journey

  • 2003


    Explorance was born. During this year we were
    a team of 3 who did it all.

  • 2004

    first offices

    Our first office was two and a half rooms located at
    1650 Maisonneuve.

    first customer

    We landed our first Blue customer:
    First Federal Savings Bank of Kentucky.

  • 2008

    Invested in supporting the student experience

    We fine-tuned our mission and shifted our focus to
    the higher education market.

  • 2011

    new Montreal offices

    The official inauguration of Explorance’s new offices
    was in June of 2011. Since then we have 8x more space.

  • 2012

    100 customers

    Blue went global with 100 customers using the
    software to power their evaluations.

  • 2013

    no policy

    Implemented our “Zero” policy
    based on a culture of free-will.

    10 year anniversary

    We celebrated our 10th year with our employees,
    families, and customers.

    first bluenotes conference

    Explorance supported the first Bluenotes Conference
    that took place in Australia – a meet and greet event for Blue users.

  • 2014

    opened APAC offices

    To increase our services in the APAC region we opened
    an office in Melbourne Australia.

    10 million students

    Our products have impacted the lives of
    10 million students across the globe.

  • 2016


    We acquired Thoransoft Inc., a developer of customized
    business software applications.

    100 employees

    We were 100 strong. 100 unique lovers of technology
    and education. 100 Explorers from all corners of the world.

    Opened UK offices

    To ensure local and timely support,
    we opened an office in London, England.

  • 2018

    Acquired Metrics That Matter

    To enhance our offering and support the overall learner’s journey
    far beyond graduation.

    230 employees

    From 100 to 230 in two years - our family of Explorers continues to grow.

    Opened machine learning center of excellence

    To push the boundaries of how we support our customers with innovation
    that stays one step ahead of their needs.

  • 2019

    Journey Analytics

    We introduced the Journey Analytics framework adapted for students and employees.

    First MTM conference

    Explorance hosted the first MTM Impact Symposium that took place in Arizona.

    Opened 2 new offices

    To provide a wider global ability to serve our clients, we opened offices in Amman and Chennai.

    Explorer Con

    We held our first annual Explorer Con, a conference where Explorance employees can connect and learn from each other.

  • 2021

    #1 Best Workplace

    Explorance was named the #1 Best Workplaces™ in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

    Investissement Québec

    To further establish our brand and pursue growth in the people insights market, Explorance received $25 million funding from Investissement Québec.

    300 Employees

    Our family of Explorers continues to grow worldwide, moving from 250 to 300 employees in 2021.

Community always comes first

We always strive to be the best company we can be for our people, our customers,
and the community. That’s why we take responsibility and try to be aware of the impact of our actions
– beyond the workplace.

We are fortunate to partner with higher education institutions, government organizations, and
corporations who share our concerns and values.

Here's what we believe in

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