Vancouver-based Edvisor told The PIE News that Book&Learn technology will be integrated into the new Edvisor for Agents platform and combine the best features of each product.
“We’re aiming to unite the industry onto a single platform”
Edvisor for Schools will be used to complement and power the new and expanded agency network.
“This is an exciting day for us,” said Nicolas Miller, CEO of Edvisor.
“[We] have always shared the same vision for the industry. Today we’re taking a monumental step forward in making that vision a reality.”
Edvisor first launched its online platform in 2014 modelled on the standardised platforms used in the travel industry to connect agents and language schools.
Book&Learn launched the earlier incarnation of its product the following year before partnering up with Edvisor in 2018 to create a single channel linking up schools and agents.
“We’re aiming to unite the industry onto a single platform in order to drive away inefficiencies and increase profitability for schools and agents,” added CEO of Book&Learn, Gregorio Nieto.
According to the company, the merger will create the world’s largest agency network, spanning across fifty countries and including 80% of agencies in Latin America and Brazil.
It said that in 2019, the agencies in the network generated 1.5 million quotes for students combined.
“We have been using the Edvisor platform actively since 2016, and we believe that this system offers tremendous benefits to both schools and agents,” explained Robin Adams, president of CES North America.
“It has allowed our sales staff to support agents with real-time pricing and accurate information, and has improved our sales process significantly.”