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Since 1995, Embark has been the leading provider of online application and onboarding software. Our company has its roots in software for the education sector but, as we expanded our client base globally, we realized it was often a logistical and compliance challenge to hire Embark support staff in other countries. Based on those experiences, we decided to expand our platform and services to solve this challenge for other companies. Throughout this evolution, we have stayed true to the company’s mission: powering global opportunity. 

In the more than two decades that our company has been in business, our hosted solution has provided a platform for more than 16 million applicants and thousands of organizations. Embark previously filed to go public in 2000 . Now we are proud to be an independent, private company with mission-oriented investors including a major teachers’ pension plan.

In working with organizations, Embark has developed a reputation for a robust product offering with personal, responsive support from dedicated team members who genuinely care about our clients and their success. We follow Apple’s design philosophy of trying to keep our software interface simple and intuitive to minimize the learning curve. No implementation is too big or too small for us; some clients have thousands of applicants and employees and other clients are one man or woman powerhouses who keep their organizations running. So, whether you’re looking to bring your process online for the first time or to improve upon an existing in-house or third party system or process, you’ve come to the right place.

Embark is in the midst of shaking up the industry that it created twenty years ago, and we’d love the opportunity to put our product and services to work for you.

Press and External Coverage:

WSJ feature on Embark’s FAFSA service and data security policy (11/2020)

Forbes feature on Embark CEO and federal aid service for students (11/2019)

Embark Acquires New Admissions Clients from DecisionDesk (12/2017)

Embark CEO named to Crain’s New York 40 under 40 (2016)

Embark CTO named to NYC’s five best technology managers by Tech in Motion (5/2016)

Embark recognized by the Geekettes, an international organization for women in tech (5/2015)

Harvard profile of Embark’s CEO (3/2015)

Embark’s CrunchBase profile