CredForce: The Global Credentialing Powerhouse
Date: Friday , January 06, 2017
In the Business of Excellence. The Industry of Trust
This is one of CredForce\'s most defining taglines. CredForce emerged as an undisputed choice for the SiliconIndia marquee this year simply for what it has done for making all of us compete better, grow well, despite the future, and the flux in it! It looks at itself as an industry impact-force; a career-propeller, an economy-builder - a company that influences business and careers in the 21st century world like few others may do. Multilateral aid bodies, global charity foundations, government agencies, ministries and special interest groups, universities, industry promotion boards, professional associations, and indeed, a host of small and large business corporations including Fortune companies around the world - that\'s the list of partners and clients CredForce has, and it shows its power to influence for sure.
\"We\'re helping solve perhaps the most fundamental of business-growth and career-related problem, the Credibility piece. The cost of going wrong with new Hire or of doing business for a wrong company is unforgivably high now. At the same time, the cost of assuring and vetting and validating your choices too, is very high. Then, there are frauds that don\'t exactly keep a ref-check or a due-diligence process entirely reliable,\" explains the CredForce President & Group CEO Rajiv Gupta.
And Rajiv, an ISB Hyderabad alumnus and a Fellow of The Wharton School, does make a lot of sense. With technology commoditizing, other business resources becoming abundantly available, and product-level differentiation waning rapidly, it has become harder for companies to stand out. Probably, the ability of organizations to build reliable business networks fast, to hire the best talents around, and to establish their credibility among potential business partners and clients should be regarded as most critical to have today, if companies desire to earn an upper hand or to keep one.
But how to find out the right partners for your network? How to manage the partner appointment costs? How to shorten the typical partnering cycle-times? How to reduce wrong-partnering costs? Is there a way to weed hassles, costs, mistakes and delays out of collaborations, partner-appointment, channel development and network-building processes? How about a way to get organizations \'display their qualifications\' to make themselves attractive for their \'suiters\' and which reliably prove they are worth a collaboration or a partnership? That\'s exactly where capability validation and credentialing comes into the picture - helping companies and individuals obtain proofs of their potential, promise and capabilities for exceptional performance from credible 3rd-party international standards bodies. Things that CredForce is up on the job, and how.
It\'s Global; Works 24X7 and Has All Certifications You may need!
It\'s a big deal, till you get under the CredForce bonnet. The way its products, services, capabilities and competencies connect so directly with success of companies and individuals, CredForce is unique, and honestly, quite without any parallel that we may know of. It has a worldwide footprint astride some big-ticket partnerships with giants like Pearson. Then, there\'s the CredForce digital credentialing infrastructure - unrivalled in its tools and applications - giving it the capabilities to deliver B2C - 24X7, anywhere in the world. Soon, this online credentialing platform is likely to cover over one million professionals in over 7,000 locations by 2020. And not to forget, it has the knowledge, studyware and content - which they develop on behalf of, and for certification bodies.
CredForce is in a power-mode now, as explains Rajiv \"CredForce solutions on credentialing and validating competence of professionals and management excellence of companies are the swiftest, most credible and reliable around, in addition to being affordable too. The best part is that we cover professions and industries that have just emerged, or emerging - for which nobody else seems to have solutions based on rigorous international standards. We credential in numerous domains of information and digital technologies, management functions and new verticals\".
Driven by technology and the zeal to propel careers, companies and economies through state-of-the-art capability validation, CredForce boasts of a jaw-dropping range of services related to credentialing, capability validation and certification. It was adjudged a BRICS Top 100 most valuable company primarily for its pioneering initiatives in converting capability-validation into an organized global industry vertical. Its array of awards and accolades from industry and governments also include Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Rajiv Gupta and Company of the Year Award by the CEO Magazine.
If It\'s Credentialing, It\'s CredForce All the Way
It isn\'t easy accomplishing what CredForce has in just a couple of years. Especially its network. They\'ve created the world\'s first ever and the largest consortium of international certification bodies giving it the enviable capabilities of delivering business- and career-critical credentialing solutions to a host of sectors, industries, professions and functions. These include verticals like Government, Social & Economic Development; Universities & Higher Education, K12 Education, Healthcare, Business Process Outsourcing, Software Engineering, Data Science & Predictive Analytics, Cloud Computing and Digital Marketing; as well as functions like Marketing & Sales, Talent Management, M&A, Investment Management, Private Equity and Business Strategy.
\"CredForce was conceived as a model ahead of its time, and we\'ve not only been the first, but also the fastest mover in this market across the world,\" says Sanjeeva Shukla, their dynamic Chief Product Officer - a fact that cannot be argued given that it has quite literally transformed every country and economy it has entered - and there have been 178 of them so far.
The global certification behemoth has also seen acquisitions play a significant role alongside it\'s scorching pace of organic growth. Further acquisitions are also in the pipeline, according to Rajiv, \"This is an exciting market in exciting times. We\'re looking to have more high-potential acquisitions on board even as we aim for a three-digit CAGR over the next few years\".
Today, with its 50+ Certification products, 18 standards frameworks, and wealth of knowledge across industries and functions, CredForce seems ready to meet the most complex of credentialing needs of the widest possible spectrum of industrial, business and social verticals. There\'s a lot going on for this ambitious conglomerate, with its expansive network of partners and customers. This outlier is sure one to watch out for, and we expect them to make many more headlines in the years to come.
Rajiv Gupta, President & Group CEO
Winner of the \'ENTREPRENEUR of the year award\', Rajiv embodies innovation and global thought leadership. His vision is to empower organizations, professionals and governments in several countries with powerful credentialing solutions with CredForce, the world\'s first wholly integrated platform in this domain.
Offices:Gurgaon (Headquarters), Delhi, Bengaluru & Mumbai, India; London & Glasgow, UK; Austin, US; Cape Town, South Africa and Singapore