Embrace acquires XAP Corporation, Pioneering New Heights in Education Technology

April 24, 2024

Culver City, CA — Embrace Software Inc., renowned for its acquisition of, and investment in, specialized software solutions, proudly announces the acquisition of XAP Corporation, a trailblazer in career and college planning software. This strategic acquisition further expands Embrace’s rapidly growing portfolio of companies and advances its progress in developing its education technology division.

Specializing in strengthening niche software entities, Embrace Software Inc. fervently believes the best practices upheld by enterprise software are equally pertinent to smaller-scale businesses. By providing access to capital and invaluable expertise, Embrace empowers its acquired companies to better serve their customers and expedite business growth.

“I am thrilled to welcome XAP Corporation into the Embrace family of companies,” said Mohan Plakkot, CEO of Embrace Software Inc. “Embrace’s robust resources and unique expertise will undoubtedly bolster XAP’s capabilities, enabling them to serve their customers more effectively and support their business growth across all products and services.”

Since its founding in 1988, XAP Corporation has been an educational technology innovator. It pioneered the first online college application, offering tailored solutions for colleges and university systems. XAP’s college-to-college transcript exchange streamlines academic processes with its unique request and response processing capabilities. XAP’s flagship product Choices360 is a comprehensive career and college exploration and planning platform used by state agencies and school districts to support students from K6 onward as they discover, plan, and achieve their postsecondary goals.

With Embrace’s support, XAP is poised to further expand its reach and solidify its position as a leader in the educational technology landscape. Eddie Monnier, retiring CEO of XAP Corporation, expressed excitement in the acquisition, affirming, “Students face an increasingly complex set of choices as they think about their futures. Under Embrace Software’s stewardship, the XAP team is well-positioned to accelerate its delivery of solutions that inspire students to discover the future they want and build a plan to achieve it. This acquisition will unlock new avenues of growth and opportunities for innovation for XAP, benefiting our student users, the education professionals who support them, and the institutions who make up our valued customer base.”

Carla Fermelia, General Manager of XAP Corporation, will continue to spearhead day-to-day operations, ensuring a seamless transition and maintaining consistently excellent service delivery for XAP customers. “We are eager to tap into Embrace’s proven track record to operate with utmost efficiency and effectiveness, allowing us to swiftly adapt to evolving client needs and elevate client satisfaction even more.”

Embrace Software Inc. looks forward to the collaborative efforts ahead, driven by a shared passion for harnessing innovation and technology to deliver exceptional software solutions.

About XAP Corporation

XAP provides state-level sponsors, school districts, and individual schools with online solutions for students and adults to explore careers and discover, plan for, and apply to college. XAP’s core products include Choices360, XAPplications, eTranscriptCA, and Paws in Jobland. This comprehensive suite of solutions empowers students along their postsecondary planning journey and is embraced by states and schools nationwide.

About Embrace Software Inc.

Embrace acquires and invests in niche software that provides industry-specific solutions. We believe best practices followed by enterprise software are equally relevant for small software businesses. Access to capital and know-how enables our acquired companies to serve their customers better and grow their businesses faster.

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