"Synerzip has proven to be a great software product co-development partner. It is a leader because of its great culture, its history, and its employee retention policies. ExamSoft’s clients are happy with the product, and that’s how ExamSoft measures that all is going well."

Mark Haney, CTO, ExamSoft
Industry : Edtech

The Client

ExamSoft provides cloud-based educational assessment technology that allows administrators to create, administer, grade, and analyze tests and exams.

Spanning multiple industries, Headquartered in Dallas, TX, ExamSoft has helped deliver more than 55 million exams to 1,600 clients. ExamSoft’s cloud-based software is in use by private schools, undergraduate programs, medical and nursing schools, therapy, and allied health programs.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

The Challenge

To be competitive and meet the need of the hour, ExamSoft needed to bring its products to the market quickly. With a fixed budget and the mandate of getting to the market as quickly as possible, ExamSoft needed to augment its team of developers. A growing majority of ExamSoft students were replacing their laptops with iPads. ExamSoft’s legacy solutions were available only for desktops and laptops and built using .NET. They needed to modernize their content delivery system to enable this shift.

The Solution

Initially, ExamSoft partnered with Synerzip for testing and quality assurance (QA). The team demonstrated strong thought leadership by introducing and implementing several best practices.

To meet Examsoft’s goals of being mobile-first, Synerzip’s iOS team helped build SofTest–M – a native client app for the iPad version using Objective-C and Cocoa Touch framework. The entire development cycle involved preparing the basic Architecture, Design, Workflow, Cocoa coding, Unit tests, Continuous Integration (CI) builds, and automated code documentation.

Additionally, Synerzip team ensures the apps are continuously monitored for their performance and to detect any kind of security breach. The app is tested in such a way that it would not lose any data in case of a power outage, forced shut down or other possible scenarios executed by the student and it would revoke back to the last state. If the application detected a malicious activity or any student tried to breach the security, then the exam would pause and an alert message would be displayed.

“With Synerzip, we have 24×7 development cycles. This gave us a cost advantage with development resources and helped us accelerate our go-to-market.”

Mark Haney, CTO, ExamSoft

 

The Outcomes

Accelerated development cycles

The iOS team at Synerzip quickly gained knowledge about the ExamSoft product, and the domain so they could go beyond just developing features to delivering a more holistic solution that would meet the needs of Examsoft’s users. Synerzip’s team ensured that the SofTest–M app was developed both from the school’s point of view, as well as the student’s point of view.

Faster time-to-market

With a robust QA team, ExamSoft was able to incorporate product features faster and hence shorten its time-to-market. The iPad app was developed on the backs of robust industry best practices and a drive to achieve. These healthy practices led to the app deploying in the market within just six months.

Synerzip’s team scaled rapidly, took ownership of the product, and set processes that accelerated development timeframes.

Building the next generation of products

With proven success, ExamSoft now looks forward to working with Synerzip to build its next generation of products. A 24×7 development cycle and significant cost advantage are helping ExamSoft accelerate its go-to-market.

“Synerzip has proven to be a great software product co-development partner. It is a leader because of its great culture, its history, and its employee retention policies. ExamSoft’s clients are happy with the product, and that’s how ExamSoft measures that all is going well.”

Mark Haney, CTO, ExamSoft

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