By @SimonCocking

Describe the company – the elevator pitch …

TestReach is a unique cloud-based application that provides organisations with a scalable and cost-effective way to create, deliver and review any assessment online, from simple tests and feedback sheets, through to formal, high-stakes exams. At the click of a button, tests can be remotely invigilated by our team of trained supervisors who monitor the candidate securely for the duration of the test using audio, video and remote screen share.

How are you different?

TestReach is different because it manages the entire assessment process from test creation, marking, moderation, analysis and reporting alongside a flexible delivery model that includes online, offline and remote invigilation.

Where are you based?

The TestReach HQ is in Clonskeagh in Dublin. We also have offices in Groningen in the Netherlands.

When was the company launched?

The company was commercially launched in 2014, but had a track record of delivery through customer trials in the years leading up to the official launch.

What have been your biggest wins to date?

TestReach has a wide and varied customer base across a number of key sectors including corporates, awarding bodies and professional associations and universities.  Some example customers include the Institute of Directors, the Nautical Institute, Birmingham City University, Leiden University, Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Royal College of Opthamologists. Exams run on the TestReach platform have been accredited by examination bodies such as OFQUAL and SQA, and our customers have won many industry awards for their innovative use of TestReach.

What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?

The TestReach solution is a great fit for any organisation which provides certifications or is assessing skills competency but these can be broadly broken down into three market segments.

Firstly, Chartered Institutes and Associations use TestReach to run CPD and certification programmes, as it allows them to offer a modern and professional way to sit exams to their members, with great flexibility, convenience and security. These organisations can also scale their certification programme internationally and recruit new members around the world.

Universities and colleges use TestReach to move their exams online, which means they can run exams more frequently, and reduce the pressure on campus facilities at end-of-term. It enables exams to be easily run for distance learners, or for students who would otherwise have to travel back to campus in order to do re-sits.

Lastly, we have a growing number of multi-national corporations using TestReach for a variety of uses like measuring training effectiveness, recruitment (where remote invigilation ensures the validity of candidate skills) and formal certification and compliance testing for partners or employees. This is especially useful in highly regulated industries like pharmaceuticals and financial services.

What are your long term plans for your product / company?

TestReach is passionate about providing great technology to solve the many pain-points associated with running assessment programs – pain-points that vastly multiple when dealing with a global candidate base. We plan to continue to bring innovative solutions to market to ease and solve these issues for our customer-base.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

Webcams! Without them we wouldn’t be able to invigilate candidates remotely.

How do people get in touch with you?

Visit www.testreach.com

Email us at [email protected]

Ring us at +353 (0)1 513 4898


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