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The most secure, reliable, adaptable and cost-effective e-marking solution in the world.

e-marking innovation - designed by professional markers, for professional markers

Designed to address the limitations of existing e-marking software tools for high-stakes assessments, SmarterMarking incorporates the same quality control processes adopted by those tools, such as double-marking, mark validation checks and real-time marker-monitoring and support.

Our innovation doesn’t stop there:

SmarterMarking offers the accessibility and flexibility that assessors and markers demand and an interface that is ultra-secure, easily adaptable, fast and straightforward to use.  


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SmarterMarking features include:

unique facial recognition marker log-in security options;

user friendly, intuitive and uncluttered, menu driven interface, configurable to suit preferred layouts;

touch screen and drag-and-drop functions for allocating marks to detailed points in students’ written or oral responses.

…and on…


Desktop and laptop PCs and Macs, tablets and smartphones exist because different devices are better for different situations. SmarterMarking works on all devices and is accessible through any browser and downloadable as an app — enabling professional markers to work and stay productive on the go.


…and on…


Operating in any language, on any device and with any operating system, SmarterMarking is the go-to e-marking solution for any assessment.


All this, and at costs well below the competition!

Welcome to the world of Smarter Marking!!

The most cost-effective e-marking solution

for any assessment in any language,

on any OS and any device...


Built using the latest technology, SmarterMarking delivers items to markers in a pre-batched format, which makes the loading of the images extremely fast and removes lagging, which has been a historic problem with other systems and thus we believe SmarterMarking is the quickest marking platform currently available.

The need for security when marking high-stakes assessments can’t be overstated. Beyond standard password-validated log-in security protocols, SmarterMarking offers the highest level of security for marker authentication with a face recognition option. The only e-marking solution to offer this level of security. The face recognition feature can be enabled to register authorised markers at the start of each marking session and to block out unauthorised interventions once marking is under way.

effective innovation – simplicity without compromise

Fast Performance
Premium Security
Online Support

Available through desktops and laptops, PCs and Macs, tablets and even smartphones, SmarterMarking provides a simple and intuitive user-interface. It leverages on features that professional markers are already accustomed to through their use of common on-line applications, reducing the learning curve and increasing user adoption.

Communication between professional markers is essential to be sure the highest standards of marking are met and maintained. Adaptable, to meet bespoke demands and needs of different hierarchical approaches of managing the training and monitoring of markers, the interactive chat platform feature of SmarterMarking fully supports one-way, two-way and group communication and messaging.

Marker Management
Quality Control
Script Scanning

Accuracy and reliability are important features of a marker’s work, so too are consistency and speed. Built with the latest in software technology, and hosted on servers in our secure UK facility, SmarterMarking offers stability and scalability and is probably the most efficient marking platform currently available, delivering the fastest response rates and configurable in-built mark validation checks.

View, track and communicate with every member of your team of markers, sharing detailed reports to help improve productivity and most importantly quality.

No matter what innovative features SmarterMarking offers, nothing is more important than the quality of the marking and through seeding, standardisation and our AI verification module, we can deliver a world class quality driven solution.

SmarterMarking can be used with any creditable scanning provider however we are one of the few e-marking providers than have our own scanning and capture bureau and for large scale projects, you will be very impressed with the full package solutions we offer, all guaranteed by our quality promise and no outsourcing, something other providers simply can't offer.


How it works?

Watch an overview of the end to end process of SmarterMarking

The Process

Smarter Marking by PECS Data Services

Smarter Marking by PECS Data Services

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We've Come a Long Way

Experienced in education assessment

46 years of outstanding outsourcing services and solutions delivery.

PECS provide best value data management and e-marking services to the education sector, and agencies responsible for delivering paper-based or online high volume, high-stakes educational assessments. PECS designs and delivers expedient solutions, efficient logistical operations and robust logistic processes and e-marking software, combining simplicity with fitness for purpose and tailored to the needs of assessment professionals.  Our pedigree in this field goes back over 30 years.

With absolutely no compromise to quality, reliability or accuracy, our solutions also offer significant cost savings over other suppliers.

Founded in 1972, PECS, is one of the UK's longest established, privately-owned data processing agencies. Here in 2018, PECS also delivers a broad portfolio of data services and solutions to not only the educational but also medical, financial, commercial and manufacturing sectors.

Operating with international reach from our offices and facilities in the UK, South Africa and Mauritius – each delivering high quality data-capture and data management solutions. We support businesses across the globe, including clients in the UK, France, Mauritius, South Africa, the UAE and USA. Our interconnected yet interdependent data-capture, management, storage and reporting facilities secure all our business activities with resilient disaster recovery contingency.

PECS specialises in providing:

logistic and operational management,

software development,

document scanning,

innovative e-marking solutions,

automated and manual data-capture,


audio transcription,

online document image archiving and management, and

24/7 website/back office management.


What People are Saying

We think Smarter Marking is the leading on-screen marking solution in the world today but don't take our word for it...

“Smarter Marking is so exciting.”

Chief Marker, Western Cape, South Africa

“It's simple to use and really quick.”

“Security is so so important to us and Smarter Marking has it on another level with their face recognition security.”

Marker, Western Cape, South Africa

IT Director, Assessment 


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Tel: +44(0)121 526 6039 | Email:

Midland House. 95a the Green, Darlaston, West Midlands, WS10 8JP

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