Who we do it for
We typically work with organizations that are committed to improvement and value the insights of their people. Our customers are worldwide and include higher education institutions, government organizations, and corporations.
Through adaptive enterprise class solutions, we offer better efficiency, decision support, community, and a long term partnership. If you're looking to put continuous improvement at the forefront, we’re the right partner for you.
Things we pride ourselves on
Organizations we work with
Year over year renewal
4 + products
Our spirit is one of innovation
We are continuously enhancing our products, processes, and people to offer a complete learning and development platform. We reinvest a
large portion of our budget in research and development to stay a step ahead of the evolving needs of our customers and partners.
The prestigious “Cool Vendors in Education” 2014 report by Gartner profiles vendors whose products and services are innovative, intriguing and impactful in the arena of adaptive learning. Blue leverages all four of the elements in Gartner’s Nexus of Forces - information, cloud, mobile, and social - to create an adaptive learning experience.
IMS Global’s annual Learning Impact Awards recognize outstanding, innovative applications of educational technology to address the most significant challenges facing the global education market. Bluepulse was awarded a bronze medal for its evidence-based learning improvement in educational institutions.
It all starts here
Blue Classic v1
First true enterprise feedback management solution
on the market
Blue Classic v2
Support for continuous surveys and enterprise-wide
360 feedback capability
Blue III v1
First enterprise-class all-in-one evaluation platform
Blue III v3
Addition of central/major survey support and
discontinuation of Blue Classic
Blue III v5
Leading course evaluation solution - selected in every
RFP/Tender issued for 33 months in a row
Blue-SIS enrolment data transformation system
What customers are saying
By facilitating direct communication between teachers and students and providing accessible data, Bluepulse enables instructors to better understand and address students’ expectations.
Dean of Learning and Teaching, Academic Portfolio
Explorance is an excellent company to work with and their Blue system has no comparison when it comes to survey tools to capture the customer experience and satisfaction. … Whether you are working with their Professional Services team or Customer Support their response is excellent and without a glitch. I would not hesitate to recommend them and their products.
Office of the CEO/ Customer Care
Our experience with Blue 360 and explorance has been phenomenal with respect to product flexibility and excellence… Using Blue 360 has allowed us to concentrate on our business and leave the assessment process in the expert hands of professionals such as the team at explorance.
VP Business Relationships
The ability to have Blue on the premises using our own security and authentication methods makes us feel much more confident about the safety of this data.
IS Manager of Web Services
Most 360 degree feedback systems are built around the provider’s models. Blue lets you build a 360 around your own. This is a key selling point when we approach clients.
The product is easy to use, has many great features, and integrates with existing platforms … The response rate monitor allows users the ability to track the day of the week and hour of the day that responses are received so marketing efforts and automatic reminders can be scheduled for maximum impact.
Exec. Director, Institutional Research & Planning
Bluepulse gives a voice to students who may not feel comfortable speaking up in class or providing face to face feedback to the instructor. The application is mobile device compatible so both faculty and students have the ability to remain engaged at any time throughout the semester. (…)
Exec. Director, Institutional Research & Planning
What I’ve been impressed with is that to make a system like Blue work at a university of this size it has to really integrate well with the other systems (…) the way it interfaced with other systems at all our campuses makes the whole process seamless to the user.
Thomas E. Dohm
Ph.D., Director Senior Psychologist, Office of Measurement Services
As a global leadership development company, we were seeking a 360 assessment partner that provided us with robust multi-rater assessment features that were comparable to other providers, reporting and analytics, a flexible turnkey process, and is customer-focused and interested in growing with us long-term. Blue/360 and the explorance employees continues to deliver on their promises…
Product Director, Assessments & Analytics
We have been using BLUE 360 for approximately 10 years and find the software provides a great deal of flexibility when it comes to implementing 360s…. Overall we are very satisfied with the product and the level of service provided by their help desk - we are always discovering new ways we can use the tool.
Director - Measurement and Communications Services
We have been using Blue 360 here at our college since 2006. It is a staple to our graduate programs and is used in many of our undergraduate programs. The product is a top notch true 360 survey tool which respects the confidentiality and anonymity of the process. explorance is one of the easiest vendors I have ever had the pleasure of working with…
Senior Manager, IT Operations
We chose explorance because of their experience in this region of the world, as well as the customization capabilities of Blue 360 degree feedback and its strong reporting features. explorance has consistently demonstrated professional and technical capabilities assisting S-Chem with the rollout of the 360 Feedback process.
Learning and Development
We chose Blue for several reasons. In particular, we liked the flexibility, the analytics features, and the ability to customize it the way we needed it, particularly at the department level.
PhD., Dean of Business, Professional and Technology Education
Blue's ability to take my complicated, 42-department, 28-questionnaire, multi-report evaluation (…) left me feeling confident that I can continue to improve my process and the information I will be able to share with my instructors, departments, and deans.
College Course Evaluation Coordinator
We chose Blue because we were manually doing faculty/course evaluations, sending out links to Survey Monkey, etc. (…) the ROI for Blue made the investment well worth it. We will be able to free up time to work on other projects instead of manually working on faculty evaluations. Yay!
Director of Instructional Technology and Assessment
We chose Blue because it’s a flexible product that would grow with us. (…) Also, we needed something that would allow large-scale feedback processes but also facilitate one-on-one performance reviews.
Since transitioning to Blue in late 2016, Monash has made significant efficiency savings in their survey fieldwork operations, has a platform that can cater to the customisation requirements of a large and complex university, and provides a streamlined and consolidated platform for the sharing and distribution of student insights.
Manager Information Strategy and Survey
Explorance has a solid piece of software that does more than one thing. Any company can create software to do a survey, but that’s not where the true value is. The true value is in a complete integration: with in-house data, with the student information system, and then being able to produce good reports from all that data together.
Senior Research and Planning Analyst, Institutional Research
In selecting explorance as our strategic partner, in Blue we have a true solution that has taken our capability to the next level. … it is adaptable to a wide range of data collection, analytics and reporting needs, and we have a wide range of Fortune 500 stakeholders who appreciate the modern look, feel and logic of their new interface.
Senior Program Manager
One of our major criteria was hosting our data on a Canadian server – we are collecting data from a vulnerable population (children) so retention in Canada was important. We were VERY impressed with Samer’s demo, particularly because it was focused to our needs despite the fact that we are an unusual type of client for eXplorance (a k-12 school district). (...)
Because Bluepulse feels like something students are used to, like social media, it makes it easier to get students to participate. The fact that we could integrate Bluepulse into the learning management system was also a plus.
Assistant Provost for Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness
Bluepulse has definitely reduced the number of surprises we see at the end of semester on course evaluations. It provides real data that faculty can use for their own professional development in addition to their pedagogical improvement.
Assistant Provost for Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness
(…) students reported that they had ownership over the class, they felt that they had a voice and that I really responded. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. They say I engaged with them far better than any other professor they had had thus far. I think that it was down to the tool not just me.
Dr R. Parrish Waters
Student engagement through formative evaluation is an imperative component to retention and success. Receiving in-time feedback with the freedom of anonymity generates pedagogically meaningful relationships between the faculty and student. Bluepulse 2, by explorance, is the answer for our institution.
Peter A Baccile
Senior Director for Online Learning
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We are strong believers in community and the benefits that they provide. So when our customers decided to create Bluenotes, a
united family of Blue powered organizations from all over the world, we worked with them to ensure success by assisting in any
way we can throughout their journey.
Today, the Bluenotes community lobbies and influences our roadmap ensuring that our offerings are steps ahead and meet their
needs. The community also serves as an education source for peer institutions and explorance to build strong domain expertise
and offers research opportunities through consortiums to advance teaching and learning.
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Bluenotes Global 2018 Conference
Full Steam Ahead: Using Data to Lead the Way to Improve, Enhance, and Full Steam Ahead: Using Data to Lead the Way to Improve, ...
Bluenotes Europe 2018 Conference
Informing the Future: Using Today’s Feedback to Improve Tomorrow
PPS International Limited Grows its Business with Blue 360 Degree Feedback Software
June 19, 2018
Università della Svizzera Italiana Selects the Blue all-in-one ...
August 6, 2018
TN eCampus Selects Blue to Automate Course Evaluations
August 2, 2018
University of Maine Fort Kent Chooses Blue for Course Evaluations
July 31, 2018
Explorance is a Sponsor of the 2018 D2L FUSION Conference in ...
July 20, 2018
Explorance is a Level One Sponsor of InstructureCon 2018 in ...
July 12, 2018