Xplor Wins Two Gold Stevie® Awards in 2021 International Business Awards®

  • Xplor Education wins Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year for innovative software solutions.
  • CEO of Education at Xplor, Mark Woodland, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at 2021 International Business Awards.

Xplor, the early learning software solution providing innovative software solutions to educators and families throughout Australia, is proud to announce that it has been awarded Gold Stevie® awards in two categories in the 18th Annual International Business Awards® today. Earlier this year, Xplor won two Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for Excellence in Technology Innovation and Pandemic Innovations. 

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program, and more than 3,800 entries were received from organisations in 63 nations and territories. Individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – were included in the nominations.

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August. As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, 8 December.
Xplor’s cloud-based platform combines administration and service listing functionality with solutions for both educators and families, enabling more than 7,000 services to provide quality care to children while actively engaging with parents. Through its apps, Office, Playground, Home and Space,  Xplor Education enhances the childcare customer journey experience, helping children access high quality education in Australia.

Xplor won the Gold Stevie® Award in the following category: 

  • Company of the Year – Computer Services – Medium-size 

Mark Woodland, CEO of Education at Xplor, won the Gold Stevie® Award in the following category: 

  • Entrepreneur of the Year – Computer Software – Up to 500 Employees

Mark Woodland, CEO of Education at Xplor, noted software solutions have become an essential part of service delivery in the early learning sector, and that the COVID-19 pandemic gave Xplor teams the chance to deliver innovation for all services across Australia. 

“We’re proud to be offering innovative platforms like Home, for parent engagement, and Space, for occupancy listings, to help centres manage during these challenging times,” Mark said. “This is a huge milestone for Xplor, and we continue to work closely with stakeholders in the early education sector to reaffirm the need for technology solutions.” 

Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher highlighted that this year’s awards included several categories to recognise responses to the COVID-19 pandemic made by organisations and individuals. 

“Despite setbacks and obstacles, we have seen some remarkable contributions made by participating organisations and leaders who stood in the face of COVID-19 to deliver solutions”, said Maggie Gallagher. “All of this year’s Stevie Awards are recognised for their resilience to the ongoing pandemic, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements during our virtual awards ceremony.”


About Xplor

Advent International portfolio companies Clearent and TSG have merged to form Xplor Technologies, a global platform integrating software, payments, and commerce-enabling solutions to help businesses succeed. 

Xplor offers enterprise software solutions for businesses in five fast-growing ‘everyday life’ industries: Education, Health and Fitness, Boutique Wellness, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global, cloud-based processing platform that allows clients to process payments for their services seamlessly and securely. With operations across North America, Australasia, Europe, and the United Kingdom, Xplor serves over 82,000 businesses that processed over $27 billion in payments, operating across 158 countries in 2020. 

Xplor Education serves +7,000 childcare services through its Xplor and QikKids brands, providing a seamless experience for educators, families, and services. 

To learn more, visit: https://www.xplortechnologies.com/

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. 

Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com