Meddicle LTD

Shiken - AI-Powered Adaptive Learning

Shiken is an adaptive learning management system (LMS) that blends AI and scientific research into learning acquisition to personalise learning and training for organisations while delivering mindfulness and mental health support to improve student and employee well-being.

Shiken helps organisations deliver engaging, impactful, mindful and personalised training at scale.


  • Personalised learning algorithms tailored to each user
  • Hosted Learning Management System (LMS) designed to scale
  • Single Sign On
  • SCORM / Tin Can / xAPI support
  • Real time reporting
  • Mental health support
  • Mindfulness
  • Mobile, ipad and desktop
  • Voice recognition
  • Intelligent, personalised analytics


  • Reduce training costs
  • Improve learner/employee mental health
  • Improve engagement with online training by breaking down topics
  • Objective feedback on spoken responses
  • Custom features, integrations and reports available
  • Dedicated account manager to assist with onboarding and training
  • Publish personalised content
  • Personalise and adapt to learner needs


£10000 to £50000 per licence per year

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents


G-Cloud 11

Service ID

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Meddicle LTD

Andrew Fischer


Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
Shiken is available 24/7. Users are informed in advance of any planned maintenance, which takes place outside of business hours.
System requirements
  • Web: Modern browser (IE9+, Firefox 4+, Chrome 11+, Safari 5+)
  • IOS 10+
  • Android: 6+

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
All clients are able to access email, web and phone support, as well as an account manager at no extra cost.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
We provide onsite and online training at no extra cost. User documentation and a discussion forum for managers / administrators is also provided online.

We can set up your LMS within a matter of hours, which comes with all the tools you need to invite users, add content and set up courses. However, we're also happy to spend more time setting up a custom implementation i.e. with integrations to your existing systems, helping to train and onboard your staff and import existing learning content, which we can do within 2-4 weeks.

You can perform a bulk upload of users or integrate with Single Sign On / Active Directory to provide access to the system.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
We can export data collected during the contract period in most mainstream data extraction formats
End-of-contract process
At the end of the contract, customers may renew their annual license at the same rate.

Alternatively, if a customer wishes to cancel their service and informs us in writing at least 60 days before the end of the contract, we will provide exports of their data and learning materials in commonly used formats such as JSON, CSV, SCORM or HTML as appropriate. Following this, their environment will be permanently shut down and data destroyed at a date agreed upon with the customer.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Our mobile apps have been developed specifically for iOS and Android devices. They offer similar functionality overall, but the mobile apps also benefit from offline access and push notifications.
Service interface
What users can and can't do using the API
API access is available on request, and at an additional cost. Users can use the API to update user information, add content, and stream analytics from the LMS.
API documentation
API documentation formats
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
We have considerable flexibility in customising and adding new features, tailored to the need of each client.

Our in-house technical team are happy to work with clients on a 1:1 basis to discuss their needs.

Commonly-requested customisations involve various integrations, Single Sign On and custom reports, but we are also able to add other features to the LMS.


Independence of resources
We built our product to handle heavy traffic from the beginning, and utilise processes to ensure it is able to continue to handle heavy traffic.

Our application has been tailored for heavy traffic, so we plan for heavy traffic at the coding stage.

We use an auto-scaling environment, which adds new servers/capacity in real-time to meet demand.

For large clients or at an extra cost, we can host a client's instance on it's own dedicated environment.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
Shiken has a very flexible analytics set-up. By default, we provide:
- Total / Active Users
- Time spent on platform
- Average score / improvements

And can also set up custom analytics reports depending on what each user needs.

Users also have significant control over defining their own analytics reports through an easy-to-use interface
Reporting types
Real-time dashboards


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Protecting data at rest
Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Request an export from our support team
Data export formats
Data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Service level agreements can be discussed with collaboration with customers and end-users to ensure they cover specific concerns regarding the service. In our experience, this is the best approach as our customers typically have very different concerns.
Approach to resilience
We use a failover system for our server and database, whereby there are always two instances running, so if one fails another is able to take over seamlessly with no service interruption.

Our architecture is designed with scale in mind, and currently handles tens of thousands of users each day. Further information on request.
Outage reporting
We report outages through a public dashboard and email alerts to our clients.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
We constrain the permissions of individual users and administrators to those absolutely necessary to the management and support of any account.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
Other security governance standards
Cyber Essentials
Information security policies and processes
Our Chief Operating Officer (COO) oversees information security. The COO reports security policies, breaches and any updates to the board, which makes a strategic decision.

Processes are then codified and disseminated to all relevant departments, which includes engineering, IT, data science, product, and commercial.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
We have a detailed change management process, whereby all planned changes are documented. Change logging is kept on an internal ledger, and their relative priority and security impact are reviewed by our Chief Product Officer, in conjunction with our Chief Operating Officer, who reviews the proposed change in light of compliance with GDPR and other security measures we must comply by.

Once change requests are prioritised and approved, they are scheduled in our pipeline to be implemented. Changes are reviewed after their implementation and finally, the record is closed.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Our vulnerability management process includes the following components:
1) preparation and defining scope, 2) vulnerability scan every year, 3) define remediating action, 4) implement remediating actions, 5) rescan to gauge impact of remediation plan.

Once we have identified vulnerabilities, we deploy patches as soon as possible to our services. Whilst this can vary depending on the complexity of the patch, we aim for within a few weeks.

We get information about potential threats from vulnerability scans.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
We regularly monitor for indicators of compromise, and if signs of compromise are indicated, we take immediate action.

Response will depend on the severity and type of the compromise, but we are committed in rectifying the compromise in a proportional way.

We are GDPR compliant, which means if user data has been compromised, we inform the ICO within the required timeline.

Similarly, we aim to respond to incidents as soon as possible, with proportion to the type and severity of the compromise.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
We have predefined processes for common SaaS incidents such as service not available, application bug, feature not usable, slow loading time, etc.

Incidents can be reported to us by our employees and by users - users can get in touch with us via email or via their account manager to report incidents.

We provide incident reports upon request.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£10000 to £50000 per licence per year
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
We can provide a 14 day free trial for customers. This includes everything apart from features which require custom development.

Other limitations of the trial such as the amount of content and number of users are judged on a case by case basis

Service documents

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