International study programs in nearly 100 universities worldwide to improve with i-graduate powered by Confirmit Friday 11 May 2007 PDF Print May 11, 2007: Confirmit (OSE: CONF), the world's leading provider of software for Market Research (MR) and Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM), today announced i-graduate.org has licensed the Confirmit MR suite. An international research service, i-graduate runs a global benchmark for 97 large and prestigious universities worldwide including the University of Oxford, London School of Economics and King's College London. i-graduate licensed the Confirmit On-Demand software solution guaranteeing a respondent up-time minimum of 99.7%. Founded in 2005 and based in the UK with locations in North America, Europe, Asia, Southern Africa and Australia, i-graduate is the research service provider for universities looking to monitor, measure and respond to the opinions and feedback of their international students. Having outgrown their previous survey tool vendor, i-graduate began a software review process to identify a user-friendly, yet more powerful platform that could meet their needs. Critical to the selection process were advanced survey features and multilingual capabilities, as well as scalability, security, and architecture to support their growing online survey research activities. "The decision to select Confirmit was a direct result of i-graduate's need for a sophisticated and trusted platform that could offer the advanced and multilingual features and functionality our growing company needs, but not require an advanced programming or technical knowledge," explains i-graduate founder William Archer. "To date, our adoption of Confirmit has been well received internally and is already enabling more customized deliverables for our clients. To our clients, the transition has been seamless; which is exactly what we wanted." Through online polling and survey activities, i-graduate delivers an international student feedback barometer and benchmarks from aggregated data based on international student populations in universities worldwide. During this transition period to the new technology, i-graduate will begin implementing their survey activities on the Confirmit platform and there are future plans to use Confirmit Reportal for results delivery. As i-graduate grows its business they will explore the other modules of the Confirmit offering. "i-graduate will benefit from the more advanced survey and results delivery features of Confirmit, which will be critical in the development and expansion of their international university benchmarking and feedback results delivery," said Kjell Øksendal, VP of Marketing at Confirmit. "i-graduate's move from a vendor offering a more basic feedback tool to Confirmit, the most complete and latest in surveying, feedback gathering and insight delivery, is a general trend we see in the marketplace as an increasing number of businesses are looking for smarter and more powerful ways to obtain feedback." Confirmit's world-class EFM and MR platform can be licensed as Confirmit On-Demand or Confirmit On-Premise. Confirmit can be implemented in both online or offline locations and comes with Confirmit Reportal bringing critical live insight into the world's board rooms. Press contacts: Kjell Øksendal, Vice President of Marketing, Confirmit, +47 91845414 Simon Bush, Consultant, i-graduate, +44 20 7222 7890 About Confirmit Confirmit is the world's leading provider of software for Market Research (MR) and Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM). The company has 110 employees and offices in Oslo, London, New York and San Francisco. Confirmit's software is also distributed through partner resellers in Amsterdam, Sydney and Tokyo. Confirmit became a public company in December 2005, and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker "CONF". The Confirmit platform is a web-based survey, feedback and reporting software. Confirmit's two target markets and product offerings are Global 5000 companies with Confirmit EFM (Enterprise Feedback Management) and market research companies worldwide with Confirmit MR (Market Research). Customers include Accenture, ACNielsen, Aker Kværner, Dow Jones, Egg, Hewlett Packard, Intrawest, Ipsos, Microsoft, Storebrand, and Statoil. For more information about Confirmit, visit www.confirmit.com. About i-graduate i-graduate is the world's leading provider of benchmarking for international education. The international student market is fiercely competitive with universities and nations facing increasing global competition for student enrolments. Increased mobility, greater demand for higher education and the emergence of global league tables have accelerated the pace of an international education system and it is vital that institutions keep a finger on the pulse to maintain their share of the 2.5 million international students studying worldwide. Many education institutions fail to monitor international student feedback and few carry out sufficient competitor research. The International Student Barometer (ISB) was developed as a way for unhappy students to voice concerns and for happy students to convey positive feedback, which is then reported back to their institution. This global benchmarking tool tracks the expectation and experience of international and domestic students across 66 elements of the student journey: arrival, learning, living, and support. In just 2 years, i-graduate has taken feedback from more than 116,000 students from over 190 countries on behalf of university and college partners in the UK, Australia, South Africa, North America and Europe. In the UK, the International Student Barometer has been adopted by 80% of the UK's top universities. i-graduate is further expanding its reach following support from the New Zealand Government to run the Barometer for all of the universities in New Zealand. Related i-graduate services include the StudentPulse global research series which looks in-depth at student decision-making prior to entering higher education, the International Alumni Barometer, a range of bespoke projects and consulting work for institutions and governments worldwide. For more information about i-graduate, visit www.i-graduate.org. 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