The Acquisition Expands PSI’s Full Service Testing Footprint into the Academic Marketplace
Burbank, CA – January 10, 2017 – PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions, today announced that they have acquired Software Secure, Inc. (Software Secure), a recognized leader in Cloud-based (SaaS) online testing and a pioneer in Record and Review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 and certification organizations.
The Software Secure acquisition is PSI’s second major investment in the Remote Proctoring space within the last two years – PSI previously acquired Innovative Exams, a leader in Live Remote proctoring and Secure Kiosk testing. The combined acquisitions allow PSI to take a leadership position in providing the marketplace with a full-service solution (best of breed Candidate Authentication, Live Remote proctoring, Record and Review, Automated proctoring, a robust test delivery Engine-Psychometric Consulting, and Digital Badging). The above capability combined with PSI’s worldwide test center solutions yields more choice for all stakeholders.
“The Software Secure acquisition supports PSI’s expansion into the Academic market segment as we look for strategic opportunities to continue our growth,” said Steve Tapp, President and CEO of PSI. “By combining PSI’s extensive testing platform and operational expertise with Software Secure’s patented proctoring solutions and services, PSI is well-positioned to deliver world-class solutions and provide more choice to educators and learners now, and in the future.”
Douglas Winneg, Software Secure CEO, said, “We believe the partnership with PSI to be a perfect fit. The worldwide operational resources and test security experience of PSI combined with our solid track record of growth with over 400+ customers worldwide will provide our customers access to an expanded network of the industry’s best products.”
PSI provides various solutions worldwide through its multiple business channels including talent assessments (of job-seeking candidates as well as employee development programs), licensure testing and license management services (for government regulatory agencies), certification credentialing services (for certifying bodies) and leading academic institutions. PSI offers clients various solutions to measure, assess and identify the skills, traits and abilities of individuals seeking jobs, degrees, licensure or certification credentials.
About Software Secure
With over 400 customers, Software Secure is the leading provider of secure and cost-effective computer-based testing solutions for any learning environments in higher education, K-12 and certification programs. With award-winning proctoring products that provide authentication and scalable security, the most recognized education institutions turn to Software Secure to help assure the integrity of degrees and credentials earned online – anytime, anywhere. More information is available at www.softwaresecure.com.
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, distance learning testing, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com.
Greg Becker, Executive Vice President
PSI Services LLC
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