gForce Systems Partners With Question Mark to Add Testing and Assessment Tools to Flagship Product: gForce CentralgForce’s Enterprise eLearning System Integrates Question Mark’s Perception Software to Enable Users to Author Custom Tests and Track L

September 13, 2000

Cupertino, Calif. – gForce Systems, the leader in enterprise eLearning systems for Knowledge Exchange, today announced it has partnered with Question Mark,(tm) makers of testing and assessment software, and has integrated its Perception software with gForce’s flagship eLearning portal software, gForce Central(tm). The gForce-Question Mark integration adds test authoring and test result reporting capabilities to the gForce product. Companies seeking to test employees, such as field sales reps, on the material they need to learn to sell products, can now reach those employees via the Web, offering customized tests and can quickly get metrics on how each employee performs. “Question Mark gives our customers an excellent way to add their own quizzes, test outs, and assessments as part of the “self-service” authoring capability of our knowledge exchange system.” said Carol Morrison, Founder and Vice President, Marketing. “We decided to add this new dimension to gForce Central as a result of increasing demand for it by our customers.”

gForce Central allows widely dispersed sales forces to author, publish and share corporate knowledge remotely on a customizable portal. The portal can be set up to hold in-house documents and third party training materials, as well as the content that company “experts” produce on the fly using gForce’s desktop multimedia production tool as a plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint(r). gForce Systems also offers its eLearning solution on a hosted basis, through USi. “What made this integration such a breeze was the completely open design of the gForce system,” said Question Mark President, Eric Shepherd. “With our commitment to open standards, we are delighted to work with a product that makes it easy to create seamless connections to assessments, which are an essential part of the learning process.”

Perception is a widely used Web-based testing and assessment tool with full multimedia capabilities, for use on the World Wide Web. The software features security functions calculated to make testing in on-line environments safer than ever before. A comprehensive reporting system provides educators with powerful information to improve their assessments, training and also survey opinions.

About Question Mark

Question Mark Corporation, which has been producing testing and assessment software since 1988, is actively involved with the IMS project, which aims to build a new architecture for learning over the Web. The goal of the IMS project ( is the widespread adoption of specifications that will allow distributed learning environments and content from multiple authors to work together.

Question Mark is also affiliated with the Association of Test Publishers ( and is contributing to the association’s debate on standards for computer based testing. For further information visit Question Mark at

About gForce Systems

gForce Systems is the leader in enterprise eLearning Portal systems. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, gForce specializes in innovative applications for accelerated knowledge exchange to help companies scale and prosper in fast-paced, global markets. The firm’s application suite, gForce Central, is used for the production, delivery and management of online learning and knowledge for employees, partners and customers. The company’s website can be found at

Contact Information

Carol Morrison

gForce Systems

(408) 873-3630