Partnerships & Alliances (November 2023)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.

  • Inspera, a provider of digital assessment solutions, acquired Crossplag, a tool for originality checking and artificial intelligence (AI) authorship detection.
  • The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and Optify, a for-purpose coaching solutions provider, formed a partnership to launch the new global CCL Coaching Platform. The integrated, intuitive Web-based platform provides customized, individual coaching for leaders of every stage.
  • Customer success platform Gainsight signed a definitive agreement to acquire Northpass, a customer education platform that helps mid-market and enterprise companies create engaging and effective digital customer education programs.
  • Intertek Group plc, a Total Quality Assurance provider, acquired PlayerLync Holdings, Inc., a software-as-a-service-based platform providing training and learning content to front-line workers. PlayerLync combines employee training, operations, and communications tools into one mobile app.
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.