The Hague-based Paragin Group, an edtech software company, announced on Tuesday, July 25, that it has acquired training administration software provider Coachview.
Supported by strategic software investor Main Capital Partners, this move marks Paragin’s second add-on acquisition following its collaboration with math-driven assessment software specialist SOWISO in 2022.
What does Coachview offer?
Founded in 2000 by Frank van der Linden and Marcel Kremers, Coachview offers SaaS course administration solutions that form the digital backbone of learning services providers, schools, and universities.
The Coachview platform gives its users control over their administrative processes, allowing them to service their customers more effectively while providing flexibility and insights and improving overall efficiency.
With its modular and configurable solution, Coachview meets the diverse needs of commercial training institutions.
From course planning and student relationship management to automated invoicing, trainer management, and seamless integration with other software like accounting and learning systems, Coachview streamlines essential processes for educational institutions.
The company employs almost 25 employees and serves a diversified clientele of more than 250 customers like TU Delft, Vanderlande, Boels, Aeres Group, and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences.
Frank van der Linden, Co-founder of Coachview, says, “Since 2008, we’ve worked tirelessly to enhance training providers’ processes with our smart software offering, transforming Coachview into a dynamic platform that offers maximum support to trainers, instructors, and trainees. Joining the Paragin Group unlocks new opportunities to deliver even more value. I’m thrilled to collaborate with Paragin, driving growth and creating value for our customers.”
Benefit of the acquisition
By combining their strengths, Paragin and Coachview offer a comprehensive suite to their clients, comprising the best of both companies’ capabilities.
Paragin specialises in student-facing assessment, learning, and development solutions, providing innovative tools that empower learners in their educational journey.
On the other hand, Coachview offers a robust administrative backbone, ensuring the efficient management of educational and training institutions.
As the integration progresses, Paragin’s best-of-breed assessment and e-portfolio capabilities will be incorporated into Coachview’s suite.
This merger aims to assist training institutions in automating workflows and optimising organisational efficiency. Moreover, learners will benefit from improved and personalised performance assessments, ultimately leading to enhanced learning outcomes.
Paragin Group: Propelling individuals toward maximum potential
Paragin is a provider of software for the development of competencies, knowledge, and talent in corporations of all sizes and educational institutions.
The company offers smart products that each support a specific element of the development process of the user, including software for assessments, examinations, and certifications with its RemindoToets product, career development, and e-portfolios.
Jeroen Bakker, CEO at Paragin Group, says, “Coachview provides a fantastic platform for training organisations and schools to structure and streamline their processes to work much more efficiently and effectively. With a very broad and enthusiastic customer base, they serve a wide range of customers directly and through partners, from universities to vocational and special needs education and from commercial training agencies to in-house corporate academies, municipalities, and sector funds.”
“This makes Coachview the heart of the administrative organisation, where Paragin’s products are at the centre of learning and assessment for students and learners. We look forward to presenting that combination to our customers and partners,” adds Bakker.