Categories

For 29 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have showcased excellence and remarkable achievement in the software and information industries. To this day, they remain our industries’ only peer-recognized awards program.

Content Categories

Content categories showcase the information industry’s finest products, technology and services created by, or for, Media, Publishers and Information Services Providers.

 

Software Categories

Software categories recognize applications, products, and services which deliver solutions for use by business, government, consumers, academic, or other organizations.

 

Education Categories

Education categories showcase applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

Content Categories

Best Advertising or Campaign Management Platform

Recognizes the best Advertising or Campaign Management Platform specifically designed for media companies, publishers & information providers to help organizations manage their marketing and advertising execution with greater efficiency. Nominees may submit solutions that help marketers to increase monetization of their content library, decrease the time to plan and execute a campaign, improve media-buy tactics, or otherwise enhance the campaign process.

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Best Business Directory

Recognizes the best Business Directory for use by consumers or other business professionals. Nominees may submit solutions developed for online or for mobile applications and can be developed for the broader market or customized based on a specific user community or vertical market.

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Best Business Information Solution

Recognizes the best information solution that helps business professionals with their daily job functions: sales, marketing, strategy, business development, research or other corporate functions. Solutions could include business and industry news, market research, company, industry information, executive profiles, financial data, analyst reports, vertical segment information, etc. The best solution will be "live" with active customers and utilizes compliant content. Nominees should ideally provide access to the platform and demos are preferable and should highlight how the solution provides value to their customers and how it is innovative and differentiated from other solutions in the market. Nominees should also indicate if they specialize in a certain industry/vertical and/or specific media channels.

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Best Content Analytics Solution

Recognizes the best Content Analytics solution aimed at helping publishers, media companies and information services providers understand content utilization and data. Nominees may submit analytics solutions that include proprietary platforms and algorithmic software that measure, evaluate and analyze content and data.

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Best Content Marketing Solution

Recognizes the best solution for creating compelling and engaging content and distributing that content in a targeted manner across various media, as brands move to personalized and targeted online and mobile communications strategies. The best solutions help brands engage with their customers and consistently deliver timely, relevant and engaging content. Nominees should submit examples of successful content marketing campaigns and demonstrate how they leverage their technology in the creation and distribution of that content, while demonstrating ROI to their clients.

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Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution

Recognizes the innovative Content Delivery solution that best enables the secure electronic rental or purchase, distribution and subsequent reuse of software and/or information. Nominees may submit apps or other solutions that are designed for businesses to use, with authorization, within their media, publishing or information services. Also, technology solutions that include technologies for enabling rights awareness, licensing, anti-plagiarism, reuse and republication, watermarking and content fingerprinting, content rental, secure viewing, as well as facilitating authorized content distribution. Whether browser-based, or mobile, within social media and/or in other channels.

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Best Crowd Sourced Information Solution

Recognizes the best Crowd Sourcing products or services designed for use by media companies, publishers & information providers. Nominees may submit solutions that are managed services, enterprise platforms or those that supply labor pools. The nominees' solutions can address micro-tasking, creative or engineering needs and the like.

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Best eCommerce & Billing Platform

Recognizes the best eCommerce & Billing Platform specifically designed for media, publishers & information providers. Nominees may submit solutions that support revenue collection such as subscription billing, single issue and content sales and/or specialty billing for media, publishers and information providers. Solutions may include online, mobile, social media and other channels their end-users and customers utilize.

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Best Financial & Market Data Information Solution

Recognizes the best Financial & Market Data Information Solution designed for professionals in the financial and capital markets industries. Nominees may submit solutions that provide financial, market data and related information for market practitioners. Includes real-time data services, financial news services, market analysis & research, credit services, capital markets, commodities & energy, foreign exchange, fixed income and/or merger and acquisition information. The best solution will be "live" with active customers and utilizes compliant content. Nominees should ideally provide access to the platform and demos are preferable and should highlight how the solution provides value to their customers and how it is innovative and differentiated from other solutions in the market. Nominees should also indicate if they specialize in a certain industry/vertical and/or specific media channels.

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Best General Reference Service

Recognizes the best reference tool for use by business professionals and researchers. Tools and/or solutions provide data, answers, articles and/or abstracts via online, mobile or other platforms.

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Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution

Recognizes the best Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Information solution that provides industry-leading audit, risk and compliance solutions and/or expert insights that enable businesses to connect regulatory developments with internal policy systems, organizational risks and controls, and regulatory training. Nominees may submit solutions that focus on areas such as business and regulatory issues, connecting financial goals to regulatory obligations, financial compliance products, managing anti-money laundering, "know-your-customer" processes and/or efficiently linking corporate activities to audit and reporting requirements.

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Best Health & Medical Information Solution

Recognizes the best information solution for medical and health professionals or consumers. Nominees may submit solutions for consumers, medical and healthcare professionals, or both. These includes mobile apps, software tools and systems, ebooks and journals. These may cover, for example medical research, consumer health tools, health news, clinical decision support (including evidenced-based medicine, patient care plans, and guidelines), professional or consumer health workflow, patient engagement, pharmaceutical analytics, and health rating information.

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Best Information Service Delivered as Mobile App or Platform

Recognizes the most popular or innovative information service delivered in a mobile platform or an app, providing any kind of digital content in an information-as-a-service solution that saves users of any job function time and money over traditional delivery methods. Nominees can also be in specialized verticals or media categories.

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Best Lead Generation Solution

Recognizes the best Lead Generation solution which serves to generate inbound leads for businesses by providing compelling information via online/web, mobile/apps or social media content to consumers or business professionals. Nominees may submit solutions that are aimed at generating either B2B or B2C leads and can include services geared for specific communities and verticals. Please note that this category is aimed at services which generate leads through visitors to their websites or mobile apps. It is NOT focused on outbound marketing and database applications used to source prospects, which have their own category.

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Best Legal Information Solution

Recognizes the best Legal Information Solution designed for the legal professional. Nominees may submit solutions that provide access to primary and secondary legal research sources; business & practice performance development tools as well as litigation support, workflow, and e-discovery solutions designed for the legal profession.

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Best Media & Information Monitoring Solution

Recognizes the best solution for monitoring, analyzing and drawing insights from a wide range of content, including news, opinions and conversations. The best solution will capture content across various forms of digital and traditional media, including web, mobile, social, TV, print, etc. The best solution will be "live" with active customers and access content that is compliant. Nominees should ideally provide access to the platform and demos are preferable and should highlight how the solution provides value to their customers and is differentiated from other solutions in the market. Nominees should also indicate if they specialize in a certain industry/vertical and/or specific media channels.

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Best Mobile Publishing Technology

Recognizes the most popular or the most innovative mobile publishing technology in the publishing, software and/or information industry, whether it can be used only as a specialized vertical content/data solution or more generally across many kinds of data/content publishing categories. Nominees should be prepared to demonstrate how this technology differentiates itself from other like technologies, if there are any, as well as how it solves an industry, content, or software challenge.

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Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution

Recognizes the best Sales & Marketing Intelligence solution, which empowers sales and marketing professionals with key data, insights and analytics to help drive business development and target potential sales prospects. Sales & Marketing Intelligence solutions may include B2B data, prospect databases, contact information, sales analytics and other tools used by sales and marketing professionals to more effectively uncover and target new opportunities within existing customer base. The best solution will be "live" with active customers, and nominees should ideally provide access to the platform demos are preferable and should highlight how the solution provides value to their customers and is differentiated from other solutions in the market.

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Best Scholarly Publishing Information Solution

Covers an information solution, providing high quality content, in any format and delivery medium, meeting rigorous standards for the academic and scientific researchers and professionals, in many cases subject to peer review and/or technical advisory boards, in all scholarly disciplines.

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Best Science and Technology Information Solution

Recognizes the best information solution for science, engineering, and technology professionals or consumers. Nominees may have solutions that include any content type (e.g., ebooks, journals, technical papers and reports, data collections, records, trends, news, guidelines, standards and specifications) and/or provide access to that content through their product offering or through an app/software tool or platform. All scientific, engineering and technology other than medical/health (see Best Health & Medical Information Solution category) disciplines are included.

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Best Search Technology Solution

Recognizes the enterprise search solution designed for media, publishers, and information providers that best facilitates the finding of information by end-users. Nominees may include solutions for websites, mobile, or other channels. Strong candidates will deliver superior search relevance, excellent tooling and enterprise integration, thorough implementation of core search features such as stemming and multiple language support, and support multiple input formats, natural language processing, and semantic enrichment.

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Best Semantic Technology Platform, Tools and Applications

Recognizes the semantic technology platform with the best tooling and enterprise features. The winning platform will provide the most comprehensive set of tools and applications to integrate the Semantic Web with internal needs to create, manage, and query semantic data.

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Best Service Using Aggregated Content

Recognizes the product or service that makes the best use of information aggregated from disparate sources. Nominees may include solutions that directly serve business users or consumers, or that package content for reuse, resale, or redistribution. Nominees may also include solutions that provide actionable understanding of end-user behavior on media, publishers and information provider web, mobile and application offerings.

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Best Solution for Integrating Content into the Workflow

Recognizes the best solution for integrating content into an end-user workflow. Nominees may include complete end-to-end user applications or integration of content and/or new features into an existing solution for any professional audience (e.g., Sales, Legal, Financial, Scientific, Medical, etc.).

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Best Video Platform for Media & Publishers

Recognizes the best Video Platform specifically designed for media, publishers & information providers dedicated to publishing, distributing and/or monetizing video assets. Nominees may submit video platform solutions that include: video management and delivery, tools for uploading, encoding, managing content, mobile and other cross-platform capabilities, moderation and review, distribution and syndication tools and/or tools for monetizing media assets.

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Best Web Content Management Platform

Recognizes the best software or platform that enables the creation, management, modification and delivery of information on the web. Nominees should be focused on Web Content Management (WCM), not Enterprise Content Management (ECM), document management or portals, and should also be multi-channel (web, mobile, social, etc.). Nominees should integrate with other technologies (CDNs, DAM, marketing automation, web analytics, internal systems, blog platforms, etc.). There is no preference for best-of-breed vs suite, but the best WCM solutions support web experience / engagement management (WEM) strategies, and can be either installed software or cloud (SaaS) model.

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Education Categories

Best Arts & Creativity Solution

Recongizes the best software or digital tool designed for PK-12 or postsecondary learners. The solution supports educational goals within all media arts, music, theater, and visual arts areas. Helps develop fine arts skills, knowledge, and creative practices that enhance learning practices for multiple content areas.

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Best Career and Workforce Readiness Solution

Recognizes the best software or digital service that develops skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century workforce. Includes applications that help close the gap between a learner's current interest and skills and the needs and expectations in the workplace.

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Best Classroom Management Solution

Recognizes the best system designed for PK-12 educators that provides any or all of the following: student information systems, data management and reporting tools, gradebooks, standards (including Common Core) alignment tools, packages that link data and resources to instruction, and other platform tools that take user content

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Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators

Recognizes the online system designed to provide social learning, collaborative and community support for PK-12 or postsecondary education faculty and administration. Includes tools for communication, professional learning experiences, resource centers, collaboration and planning tools,and other interactive, social media solutions.

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Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution

Recognizes the best platform, service or provider that supports the efforts of organizations (business, government, academia) to educate employees in a body of specific knowledge that aids in the successful execution of an employee's job. Includes applications that educate on internal processes, practices, expectations, and objectives or train on workplace assignments.

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Best Cross-Curricular Solution

Recognizes the best software tool for students, educators, or administrators that can be used in multiple curriculum areas in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes language literacy or productivity and creativity solutions that support instruction or management across different courses or subject areas, such as career planning, document creation, graphic design, problem solving, or web development.

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Best Education Cloud-based Solution

Recognizes the best cloud-based solution that is always available to educational users regardless of location, is multi-platform, and provides ubiquitous access to faculty, administration, and students. Provides all applications and files for anywhere, anytime availability with an Internet connection, using devices at home or at school, from desktops to laptops to tablet or smartphones.

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Best Educational App for a Mobile Device

Recognizes the best curriculum or administrative native app, designed for either PK-12 or postsecondary markets, that is delivered via smartphones or tablets.

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Best ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution

Recognizes the best instructional solution for English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Learners (ELL), and World Languages for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes language learning curricula and content that can be managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction.

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Best Game-based Curriculum Solution

Recognizes the best curriculum solution that uses gaming elements as an integral component of a curriuculm or assessment product. Designed for PK-12, postsecondary, or adult students to enable them to learn / apply concepts by using a compelling game environment that is academically and pedagogically sound.

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Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas

Recognizes the best application focusing on non-core curriculum areas for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. These areas include (but are not limited to art, music, health, technology, engineering, computer science, orbusiness.

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Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution

Recognizes the best digital learning environment/system designed for K-12 educators to manage curriculum-based content, student access and use, diagnostic and remediation programs, data management and reporting tools. Enables the teacher to register, access, and build course materials, communicate with students, and acquire content, developed by students, colleagues or a provider. Includes course and content-based learning management systems used by students.

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Best K-12 Enterprise Solution

Recognizes the best non-instructional, business management application or service that supports education enterprises in the PK-12 market, including transportation, human resources, talent management, security, food services, digital communication/security solutions, scheduling and registration services, data mining, data analysis, student information systems, network services, special ed funding tracking, IEP tracking, etc. This solution, delivered by the Internet or a network, will also best enable data exchange, processing, and reporting.

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Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution

Recognizes the best tool for learners that can be used to increase responsibility, independence, and engagement in their learning tasks. Includes digital tools that leverage up-to-date research in learning sciences to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the learner's skills, interest, and time on task by optimizing engagement. For use in multiple curriculum areas in either the PK-12 or postsecondary market.

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Best Mathematics Instructional Solution

Recognizes the best instructional product that offers mathematics curriculum and content for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction for students so they can learn and apply mathematics concepts and methods. Provides for deep learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment, and reflects current curriculum practice.

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Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution

Recognizes the best education solution that is specifically developed to personalize learning for PK-12 students. The solution must provide for adaptive, anytime/anywhere learning, competency-based progression, and/or student-driven learning paths and support seamless integration with other content, assessment. or data systems.

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Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

Recognizes the best non-instructional business management application or service that supports postsecondary education enterprises. It included class/lecture capture solutions, network services, human resources/talent management, digital communication/security solutions, scheduling and registration services, data mining, data analysis, or student information systems.

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Best Postsecondary Learning Management Solution

Recognizes the best teaching and learning platform designed for postsecondary faculty to manage curriculum-based content, student access, and use, diagnostic and remediation programs, data management and reporting tools. Includes enterprise e-Learning platform or course and content-based learning management systems used by students.

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Best Postsecondary Learning Solution

Recognizes the best broad-based, multi-disciplinary teaching solution for curricula and content that is specifically targeted toward students in college (graduate and undergraduate) and trade/professional school learning environments. Includes solutions that deliver blended or custom-crafted materials, digitally on a number of devices. Helps students navigate their digital/ebooks and reference content in a format that fits the way they learn with interactive media, collaboration tools, and course content.

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Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution

Recognizes the best education solution that is specifically developed to personalize learning for postsecondary students. The solution must provide for adaptive, anytime/anywhere learning, competency-based progression, and/or student-driven learning paths and support seamless integration with other content, assessment. or data systems.

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Best Professional Learning Solution for Education

Recognizes the best educational application or service designed to support PK-12 or postsecondary education institutions in the development of faculty and administrative staff. Includes professional development programs, learning management systems, and content development, with video-based delivery and packaging tools.

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Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution

Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution

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Best Science Instructional Solution

Recognizes the best instructional solution for science and health curricula and content for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction for individuals. Provides for deep learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment, and reflects current curriculum practice.

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Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution

Recognizes the best instructional solution for social sciences / social studies curricula and content for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary markets. Includes managed classroom/course-based instruction, online supplemental instruction for individuals. Provides for deep learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment, and reflects current curriculum practice.

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Best Solution for Special Needs Students

Recognizes the best application specifically designed to benefit students with unique educational needs, including those with physical or learning disabilities, those on the autism spectrum, or those who are gifted and talented in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes solutions that are 508 compliant and provide instructional materials that are accessible or developed under the principals of universal design for learning (UDL).

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Best Source for Reference or Education Resources

Recognizes the service that best packages reference, original source materials, library or research information, or disaggregated media assets for educational purposes in the PK-12 and/or postsecondary markets. This service can include content such as encyclopedias, maps, databases, and source material.

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Best Student Assessment Solution

Recognizes the best application or solution for high-stakes assessments/preparation for high-stakes tests in the PK-12 or postsecondary market for use in either formative or summative assessments.

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Best Virtual Learning Solution

Recognizes the educational solution that best delivers course support, full courses, or degree programs online, in either subcription-based or massive, open environments. Can be designed for tutoring, self-paced digital instruction, home-schooling, advance placement course work, credit recovery, instructional support, personalized learning environments, or college credit and targets the PK-12 or postsecondary market.

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Software Categories

Best Big Data Solution

Recognizes the best solution that enables the capture, analysis, and mining of large unstructured data sets. Includes distributed indexing and search tools, scaled-out storage architectures, distributed analytics solutions, streamed based processing technologies, etc.

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Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution

Recognizes the application or service that best facilitates analysis of data, research, and/or competitive information, enabling business managers to make strategic decisions. Solutions may support reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, and predictive analytics.

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Best Cloud Infrastructure

Recognizes the best solution for providing infrastructure as a service, including infrastructure, provisioning, security, reporting/controls, storage, and backup in a seamless, scalable, and flexible manner.

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Best Cloud Management Solution

Recognizes the best solution that ensures cloud computing resources are working optimally. This can include performance monitoring, application management, security and compliance, storage, disaster recovery.

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Best Cloud Platform as a Service

Recognizes the best cloud platform as a service (PaaS) that increases the speed of development of cloud applications, reduces cost of development, automates deployment, and provides flexibility and scalability. This includes cloud enablement capabilities.

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Best Cloud Storage & Back Up Solution

Recognizes the best solution for storing and/or backing up data in the cloud. Includes block storage, file storage, backup, archive, disaster recovery, and encryption.

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Best Collaboration Solution

Recognizes the best application that aids collaboration, communication, and the process of problem solving for teams working together over geographic distances.

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Best Commerce Solution

Recognizes the best software solution designed to facilitate the purchase of products and services online. Includes credit card processing systems, personalization tools, shopping carts, comparison bots, order forms, and delivery/shipping management systems.

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Best Connected Car Application

Recognizes the best application for the connected car. Includes drive-aware versions of established application or applications built specifically to enhance the connected driving experience.

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Best Consumer Mobile Application

Recognizes the best consumer application or service designed for use on mobile devices. Includes social media, messaging, location-based services, banking, video services, music, entertainment, search, etc.

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Best Customer Relationship Management Solution

Recognizes the best software solution designed to expand a company's knowledge about, and relationship with, its current or potential customers and/or partners. Includes CRM, PRM, SFA, marketing automation, personalization products and services

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Best Customer Success Management Solution

Recognizes the best solution for managing customer development, upsell opportunities, improving retention rates and reducing churn.

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Best Digital Marketing Solution

Recognizes the best solution that leverages the use of electronic devices to promote products and brands. This includes internet, websites, email, applications (classic and mobile), social networks, etc.

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Best Enterprise Mobile Application

Recognizes the best enterprise application or service designed for use on mobile devices. This includes sales, marketing, logistics, HR, CRM, accounting, etc.

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Best Event Management Solution

Recognizes the best solution for managing and navigating events. Includes registration, payment processing, sponsor and attendee management, event marketing, reporting, budgeting, etc.

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Best Financial Management Solution

Recognizes the best software solution that automates business accounting and money management including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, budgeting, resource allocation, reporting, etc.

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Best Healthcare IT Solution

Recognizes the most innovative solution improving care quality, patient safety, efficiency, and/or data exchange.

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Best Human Capital/Talent Management Solution

Recognizes the best software solution that automates any aspect of human resources management and talent acquisition, including HRIS, benefits administration, recruiting, payroll, and performance appraisal.

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Best Integration Solution

Recognizes the best solution designed to integrate disparate applications, operating systems, data, and/or business processes used within an organization in order to simplify and automate their use and eliminate silos of information and functionality.

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Best IT Service Management Solution

Recognizes the best solution that aligns the delivery of IT services with the needs of the business to deliver best services to employees and clients.

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Best Marketing Automation Solution

Recognizes the best solution for automating, managing, and deploying marketing campaigns to customers, prospects, and/or partners. Includes marketing automation, campaign automation, marketing intelligence, and advanced workflow automation, mobile advertising, ad networks, ad/app analytics, marketing platforms, couponing, promotional, and/or media communications.

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Best Mobile Development Solution

Recognizes the best tool or resource for designing, creating or testing mobile applications. Includes programming language, toolkits, diagnostic programs, IDE, applet and plug-in development tools, database development programs, etc.

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Best Open Source Innovation

Recognizes the most innovative source code or use of source code that is protected by open source licenses. Includes OpenStack, operating systems, databases, applications, management, networking, etc. Emphasis is placed on innovative open source technologies which build or significantly enhance a new or existing open source community, and/or leverage an innovative business model built from open source technologies.

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Best Project Management Solution

Recognizes the best business application that automates the management of project-based business activities. The category includes: project management software, project accounting, project estimating, project portfolio management, project scheduling, requirements management, bug and defect tracking and resource planning and scheduling software.

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Best Real Estate / Construction Management Solution

Recognizes the best solution that automates and improves the planning, design, construction and operation of facilities.

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Best SaaS Management Solution

Recognizes the best application that assists dev/ops in managing, monitoring, maintaining, operating, administering, and provisioning networks. Includes performance monitors, system management tools, load-balancing tools, user analysis tools, web site administration utilities, caching software and content delivery networks.

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Best Security Solution

Recognizes the best solution designed to protect networks and other IT systems. Include access management, authentication, firewalls, virtual private networks, encryption, intrusion detection, policy-based management, managed services, anti-virus products, identity management, etc. 

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Best Social Business Solution

Recognizes the best application or platform for facilitating social business engagement. Includes social networking applications, platforms, and other services that allow for company, customer, and/or prospect communications over the web.

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Best Software-as-a-Service Application

Recognizes the best SaaS solution for creating, delivering, and/or managing services in a cloud computing environment. Includes virtualization, billing, dynamic provisioning, automatic deployment, load balancing and performance optimization.

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Best Subscription Management Solution

Recognizes the best solution to help companies manage all aspects of the subscription lifecycle. Subscription management includes assisted or unassisted subscription sales, pricing & packaging, billing, invoicing, payments, reporting, and financial management.

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Best Supply Chain Management Solution

Recognizes the best solution for coordination and collaboration with suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers in the movement and storage of materials and equipment; work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

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"Overall" Education Categories

There will be three overall, top awards in these education technology categories:

Best PK-12 Solution
Best Postsecondary Solution
Best Education Solution

Companies will not need to nominate in any of these categories when completing the application. Finalists will automatically be considered for the top awards. The winner in each category will be based on scores from both rounds of judging. The award will be presented to the product with the highest score from among the categories that qualify.

To be eligible for Best PK-12 Solution, you must be a finalist in at least one of the following categories:

Best Classroom Management System
Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution
Best K-12 Enterprise Solution
Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution

To be eligible for Best Postsecondary Solution, you must be a finalist in at least one of the following categories:

Best Postsecondary Learning Management Solutions
Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution
Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
Best Postsecondary Learning Solution

Finalists in all categories are eligible for Best Education Solution.

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