SIIA Announces CODiE™ Award Winners for Software and Services Industry

SIIA announced the 28 winners of the 2014 CODiE Awards in software and services categories during a special awards presentation, held last evening  at SIIA’s Maximize.

The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now SIIA, so pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since being established in 1986, the CODiE Awards program has recognized more than 1,000 companies for achieving greatness in the software and information industries.

All of the software nominated products and services were reviewed by third-party judges, whose evaluations determined 125 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and voted to select the 28 CODiE Awards Winners for 2014.

Here are the winners, listed by category, company, and product/service:

Best Asset Management Solution
Flexera Software, FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises

Best Big Data Solution
Sonian, Sonian Email Archive

Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution
Terapeak, Terapeak

Best Cloud Application Service
Adaptive Insights, Adaptive Suite

Best Cloud Infrastructure
ProfitBricks, Inc., ProfitBricks Cloud Computing – IaaS

Best Cloud Management Solution
ProfitBricks, Inc., ProfitBricks Cloud Computing – IaaS

Best Cloud Platform as a Service
Red Hat, Inc., OpenShift by Red Hat

Best Cloud Storage & Back Up Solution
Druva, inSync

Best Collaboration Solution
Gust, Gust

Best Commerce Solution
NetSuite, Inc., NetSuite SuiteCommerce

Best Consumer Mobile Application
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting , Checkpoint Pocket Assistant

Best Customer Relationship Management Solution
GageIn, GageIn For Salesforce

Best Enterprise Mobile Application
Wolters Kluwer, CCH,  CCH Mobile

Best Financial Management Solution
 NetSuite, Inc., NetSuite OneWorld

Best Healthcare IT Solution
 Infor, Infor Cloverleaf

Best Human Capital/Talent Management Solution
Resound Marketing,  TalentBin

Best Integration Solution
MuleSoft,  MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

Best IT Support/ Support Services Solution
Promisec , Promisec Endpoint Manager

Best Marketing Automation Solution
Bizo, Inc.,  Bizo Multi-Channel Nurturing

Best Mobile Development Solution
Red Hat, Inc.,  Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 7

Best Open Source Innovation
Metamarkets,  Druid

Best Project Management Solution
NetSuite, Inc. , NetSuite PSA

Best Security Solution
CloudPassage,  Halo Enterprise

Best Social Business Solution
Infor,  Infor Ming.le

Best Subscription Management Solution
Zuora, Inc., Z-Business

Best Supply Chain Management Solution
Acumatica, Acumatica

Best Systems Management Solution
Puppet Labs, Puppet Enterprise

Best Video Solution
Adobe Systems, Inc., Adobe Presenter 9

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/ .


Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the Software team on Twitter at @SIIASoftware

SIIA Announces 2014 CODiE Award Winners in Education

SIIA announced winners of the 2014 CODiE™ Awards in education categories during a special awards reception and dinner, held during SIIA’s annual Education Industry Summit. Overall, 31 winners were recognized for their products and services deployed specifically for the education market.

All of the nominated education products and services were first reviewed by a group of tech-savvy educators from across the nation, whose evaluations determined 146 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 31 CODiE Award winners, listed here by category, company, and product/service:

Best Classroom Management Solution ClassLink, Inc. LaunchPad Suite
Best Education Reference Solution Credo Reference Literati School
Best Student Assessment Solution Edmentum Edmentum’s Study Island
Best Learning Game ExploreLearning.com ExploreLearning Reflex
Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution Global eTraining GeT Interactive
Best Collaboration Solution for Students Houghton Mifflin Harcourt myWriteSmart
Best Solution for Special Needs Students Inclusive Technology Ltd ChooseIt! Maker 3
Best Professional Learning Solution for Education Insight Education Group myCore
Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution itslearning, Inc. itslearning
Best Science/Health Instructional Solution JASON Learning, National Geographic Society JASON Expedition Center
Best Education Cloud-Based Solution JASON Learning, National Geographic Society JASON Expedition Center
Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas Learning.com Inquiry
Best K-12 Enterprise Solution Learnosity The Learnosity Publisher Toolkit
Best Campus Academic Management Solutions Pearson EQUELLA
Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators Promethean Inc. (USA) Promethean Planet
Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution ReadWorks ReadWorks
Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution Rullingnet VINCI Curriculum
Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution Schoology, Inc. Schoology
Best Cross-Curricular Solution SharpSchool SharpSchool K-12 Website Solution
Best Mathematics Instructional Solution Think Through Learning Think Through Math
Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution Tutor.com Tutor.com for Higher Education
Best Postsecondary Learning Solution uCertify uCertify LABS
Best Educational App for a Mobile Device Vernier Software & Technology – Software Division Graphical Analysis for iPad
Best Project-Centered Learning Solution World Wide Workshop Globaloria
Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution Blackboard Inc. Blackboard Analytics
Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution SAGE IntroStats Online
Best Use of Video to Support Students Learning Delmar Cengage Learning Health Care Career Exploration Learning Lab
Best Virtual Learning Solution McGraw-Hill Education Onboard for Advanced Placement

Three top winners were also announced during the awards ceremony:

Best K-12 Solution Schoology, Inc. Schoology
Best Postsecondary Solution Blackboard, Inc. Blackboard Analytics
Best Education Solution Schoology, Inc. Schoology

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/.

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Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation

SIIA Education Industry Summit 2014 to be Streamed Live

SIIA is holding its 11th annual Education Industry Summit (Twitter: #SIIAEd14), the nation’s leading education technology conference. This year’s theme is “Meet @ the Cutting Edge.” Conference sessions will review what’s coming next in the teaching and learning process in a post-PC world, and will prepare education solution providers with the knowledge needed to build the infrastructure, products, and services that schools want or need.

JDL Horizons, using its flagship Internet streaming solution EduVision, will produce and stream three key sessions:

Monday, May 12, 4:00 – 5:30pm PDT – Live presentations by Innovation Incubator Award Finalists will be made to a panel of reviewers, to determine those that are “Most Innovative” and “Most Likely to Succeed.”
Tuesday, May 13, 12:30-1:45pm PDT – Education Technology Awards Luncheon – announcing the winners of the Innovation Incubator Program and the recipients of the Ed Tech Impact Award and Education Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tuesday, May 13, 6:30-9:00pm PDTCODiE Awards- announcing the winner of the CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards showcase applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

District Administration will deliver these events live to a national audience of hundreds of thousands of education leaders throughout North America and around the world. Streaming will be available at: universitybusiness.com/siia and districtadministration.com/siia

More information can be found on the summit’s web site at: http://www.siia.net/eis/2014/

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Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation

SIIA CODiE Awards Announce 2014 Content Category Finalists

Today SIIA announced the 91 finalists across 26 categories for the 2014 SIIA Content CODiE Awards. These finalists represent the information industry’s best products, technologies, and services created by or for media, publishers, and information services providers.

This year there were 26 Content categories, featuring several new and updated ones, to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. New categories include: Best Scholarly Publishing Information Solutions and Best Content Analytics Solution.

During the SIIA’s annual flagship conference for information industry leaders, IIS 2014: Breakthrough on January 29 & 30th in New York City, all finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their products to the 300+ information industry leaders in attendance.  Codie winners will be announced at a special Content CODiE Awards luncheon that concludes the conference on January 30th. 

The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year and our finalists set the standard for innovation and quality in the media, publishing and information service markets. Each and every finalist should be commended for their innovation and market-leading products and services.  I look forward to seeing them all at the Information Industry Summit in January.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp
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SIIA Announces CODiE Award Winners for Software Industry

SIIA today announced the 27 winners of the 2013 CODiE Awards in software categories during a special awards presentation, held during the SIIA’s annual All About the Cloud conference.

The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now SIIA, so pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since being established in 1986, the CODiE Awards program has recognized more than 1,000 companies for achieving greatness in the software and information industries.

All of the business software nominated products and services were first reviewed by third-party judges, whose evaluations determined 100 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 27 CODiE Awards Winners. SIIA honored 14 companies in new award categories this year, reflecting industry growth in cloud, mobile, video and other areas. The new Best Big Data Solution category had the most nominations overall.

Here are the winners, listed by category, company, and product/service:

Best Big Data Solution
 - Terapeak 9.0, Terapeak

Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution
 - Anzo Pharma Competitive Intelligence Solution, Cambridge Semantics

Best Cloud Infrastructure
 - NetSuite SuiteCloud, NetSuite, Inc.

Best Cloud Management Solution
 - PathView Cloud, AppNeta

Best Cloud Platform as a Service
 - Badgeville, Badgeville

Best Cloud Application Service
 - ClassLink LaunchPad iOS & Touch Apps, ClassLink, Inc.

Best Cloud Storage & Back Up Solution
 - Backblaze Online Backup, Backblaze

Best Collaboration Solution
 - Gust, Gust

Best Commerce Solution
 - Virtual Piggy, Virtual Piggy Inc.

Best Enterprise Mobile Service
 - Mobile Lifecycle Management, Amtel

Best Financial Management Solution
 - NetSuite OneWorld, NetSuite, Inc.

Best Human Capital/Talent Management Solution
 - Fieldglass, Fieldglass, Inc.

Best Integration Solution
 - CloudHub, MuleSoft

Best Marketing Automation Solution
 - Eloqua, Eloqua Corporation

Best Mobile Device Application for Consumers
 - CrowdTorch Mobile Apps, Cvent

Best Mobile Device Application for Enterprises
 - MaaS360, Fiberlink Communications

Best Mobile Development Solution
 - IBM Worklight, IBM Corporation

Best Monetization Solution
 - GoodData, GoodData

Best Open Source Innovation
 - Bonita Open Solution, BonitaSoft

Best Project Management Solution
 - Clarizen, Clarizen

Best Relationship Management Solution
 - Nimble 2.5, Nimble

Best Security Solution
 - NetWrix Change Reporter Suite, NetWrix

Best SEO Solution
 - Conductor Searchlight, Conductor

Best Social Business Solution
 - Marketo Social Marketing, Marketo

Best Supply Chain Management Solution
 - Shipwire, Shipwire

Best Systems Management Solution
 - NetWrix Change Reporter Suite, NetWrix

Best Video Tool
 - Adobe Presenter 8, Adobe Systems, Inc.

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2013/


Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the Software team on Twitter at @SIIASoftware.

An Industry that Never Stands Still: The History and Future of the SIIA CODiE Awards

Now in its 28th year, the 2013 CODiE Awards will be launching Monday. I sat down with SIIA President and CODiE Awards founder, Ken Wasch, to discuss why the program is so meaningful to the industry and what contributes to its success. Since this is my second year as the program coordinator, I wanted to find out why Ken has invested a great deal into the program and why he gets so excited at the start of each CODiE Awards season.

Why did you start the CODiE Awards?

Every industry should have an opportunity to celebrate its own achievements, and the CODiE Awards were the very first peer recognized awards in the personal computer/software industry. Over the years, we modified the categories to reflect the dynamic changes in the industry, but what we never changed was the fact that it was a peer reviewed program.

What’s important about peer review?

Unlike awards that are based on sales, what’s important about peer review is that there’s a leveling of the playing field. Great products from smaller companies have an equal shot at winning a CODiE Award. If you have an awards program that is based on sales, obviously the industry giants will always win them. And so, awards that are based on sales reflect the marketing muscle of the publisher, not necessarily the intrinsic innovation of the product. The CODiE Awards sometimes recognize great products that may not achieve great commercial success.

Why do companies nominate for the CODiE Awards?

The hallmark of our industry is the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of software developers who are hard at work, innovating in a way that was unimaginable a few years ago. It’s good for the industry, it’s good for the customers, and it’s good for developers themselves to be recognized for that innovation.

What do you love about the CODiE Awards?

This time of year, it’s very exciting to see all the new products. I love the CODiE Awards season. It lasts from early August to mid-October, when all the nominations for the next year come in, and I’m always blown away by some of the new products that are nominated. It’s an industry that never stands still.

How have the CODiE Awards changed over the last 28 years?

There are so many different categories. The CODiE Awards have grown in scope from initially 20 categories, to 79 categories. Originally, the awards were largely focused on entertainment and education, and they expanded to a broad range of business and information categories. You know, the words software and information have become so broad they touch almost every human endeavor, so there are almost an unlimited number of categories we could establish. This year, we have limited the categories to the 79 where we believe there’s a critical mass of companies that we can reach.

The nominees have changed so much. I remember one CODiE Award winner 20 years ago. It was a product called Coupon Clipper, where you would take the coupons that you get from the newspaper and enter them into a database. It would keep a record, so before you went to the supermarket, you would know which coupons are about to expire, and how you might adjust your shopping so you get maximum impact from your coupon collection. The product won a CODiE Award, but I thought anyone who would use this product has too much time on their hands. It was too much work to manage it! But, even though the product didn’t do well in the market, because our program recognizes great products, and not sales, it was recognized for its innovation.

What is the future of the CODiE Awards?

When something has been around as long as this–28 years–it has stood the test of time. We have been smart enough to freshen the program every year or two. The CODiE Awards will thrive if we keep modifying the categories to keep current where the industry is innovating. The categories can’t remain static.

A decade ago, the word cloud meant something totally different. The cloud categories have now become mainstream. The mobility categories cut across all of information and all of software, and the development and distribution of video products has become a mainstream new category. On the ed tech side, the use of technology in education is nothing new. What is new is the multiplication of devices within an educational environment, whether it’s mobile, tablets, laptops, desktops, or electronic whiteboards. The number and diversity of devices is spurring innovation in the software applications that run on them.

Why do you think companies should nominate for the CODiE Awards?

For small and medium-sized companies that want to distinguish themselves from their competitors, the CODiE Awards provide a great opportunity to set themselves apart from other innovators. It’s a great reward for the developers, but it also has significant payoff in terms of bragging rights in a CODiE Award winner’s market.


Wendy Tanner Wendy Tanner is CODiE Awards Coordinator. Follow the CODiE Awards on Twitter @CODiEAwards

SIIA Announces Finalists for 2012 CODiE Awards in Business Software

SIIA today announced the finalists for its 27th annual CODiE Awards in business software categories. The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 10, at the CODiE Awards Presentations held in conjunction with the SIIA’s annual All About the Cloud conference.

Nominated products were extensively reviewed by executives with deep industry expertise who acted as judges to select the finalists. These products were reviewed through live demonstrations, trial access, and supplementary documentation. One hundred and nineteen finalists have been selected in 25 categories, listed below.

This year’s highlights include:

- The category with the highest number of nominations was Best Cloud Application/Service.
- The category with the most growth was Best Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution.
- The company with the most finalists in the business software categories was NetSuite, with four.

View the complete list of finalists.

Rhianna Collier, Vice President of the SIIA Software Division, commended the companies that qualified as finalists: “All of this year’s CODiE Awards finalists should feel proud of making it to this stage. We’re pleased with all of this year’s nominees, and the finalists reflect excellence and innovation in the business software industry.”

SIIA members will now select the winners from among the finalists during the SIIA member voting phase of the program that takes place from March 26-April 13. Software members include the companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. As such, the CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program.

The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now SIIA, so pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.


Laura Greenback is Communications Director at SIIA.

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