About us

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

Explorance

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Explorance is a Learning Journey Analytics provider that empowers organizations in making the right decisions with fact-based feedback data. Through its main offerings Blue and Metrics That Matter, Explorance is at the heart of the learning organization's continuous improvement strategy.

Founded in 2003, Explorance is headquartered in Montreal with business units in Melbourne, Amsterdam, and Chicago. Since 2014, Explorance has been consecutively ranked as a top employer by the Great Places to Work Institute®. Explorance's clients include a wide variety of learning organizations from various segments including academia, enterprise, consulting, and government across the globe.

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We work with

740 organizations

We operate in

7 locations

Customer satisfaction

96%

We serve customers in

45 countries

Customer support

24/7

Innovation

6 products

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

230 employees

We operate in

7 locations

Best workplace ranking

4th

We speak

31 languages

We’ve saved

10, 000+ trees

We impact the lives of

12 million learners

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

  • Rolling road with a yellow line down the middle disappearing into the distance

    2003

    founded

    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.

  • Graduates in hats and gowns

    2008

    focused on higher education

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

  • Image of Explorance building at 1470 peel street

    2011

    new Montreal offices

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

  • Hands at a laptop accessing Blue course evaluations

    2012

    100 customers

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

  • Pine trees growing on a rock inside a lake

    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.

  • One orange single chair and a green sofa

    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.

  • The explorance team at the 2016 holiday party

    2016

    Thoransoft

    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

    Opened Netherland offices

    To better serve our growing European market.

    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.

  • Timelapse photo of a three lane highway in a city

    2019

    The future is happening now!

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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.

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