The 2020 SaaS Awards are open for entries, and while there is still plenty of time to complete and return your application, we have unveiled a raft of new categories for 2020.

Nothing has changed for those of you who have been working with the previous application downloads package, but for the UX/UI Design category, we would ask you to work from the new form if possible. You can download the updated submissions documents here.

So, what else has changed? Not too much, apart from a number of new awards designed to celebrate innovation and successful SaaS across a number of different industries.

We’re also pleased to announce a new category for Bespoke SaaS Solution of the Year, designed to throw light on the innovation and ingenuity required to meet the challenges of developing a custom SaaS solution, across any industry.

Here are the nine completely new categories for the 2020 SaaS Awards:

  • Bespoke SaaS Solution of the Year
  • Best SaaS Product for Learning Management or Training
  • Best SaaS Product for Communication, Collaboration or Conferencing
  • Best SaaS Product for Energy & Utilities
  • Best SaaS Product for Health & Safety or Risk Management
  • Best SaaS Product for CSR or Sustainability
  • Best SaaS Product for Agriculture & Farming
  • Best SaaS Product for Media & Publishing
  • Best SaaS Product for Healthcare

These join some slightly modified categories from last year:

  • Best SaaS Product for PR, Brand Management or Stakeholder Engagement (this category still includes Social Media Monitoring and Management but has been broadened to cover several strands of PR, Public Relations, brand management and stakeholder engagement)
  • Best SaaS Product for ERP/MRP (Material Requirements Planning is now specifically named alongside ERP)
  • Best SaaS Product for Project Management, Workflow Automation or PLM (We have included workflow automation and Product Life-cycle Management within the broader scope of Project Management to encourage more specific solutions to take part)
  • Best SaaS Product for HR
  • Best SaaS Product for Recruitment (Due to considerable interest in the HR & Recruitment category, we have split what was the HR & Recruitment category into two discrete awards)

While the following categories remain the same as in previous years:

  • Best SaaS Product for Small Business / SMEs
  • Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product
  • Best SaaS Product for Nonprofits or Education
  • Best SaaS for Productivity
  • Best SaaS Product for E-Commerce/E-Shops
  • Best SaaS Product for Web Development
  • Best SaaS Product for Business Accounting or Finance
  • Best SaaS Product for Management Accounting and Budgeting
  • Best SaaS Product for Shipping, Inventory or Vehicle Logistics
  • Best SaaS Product for Ticketing or Event Management
  • Best SaaS for Business Management
  • Best SaaS for Catering and Hospitality
  • Best SaaS Product for Sales and Marketing
  • Best SaaS Product for Customer Services / CRM
  • Best SaaS Product for Business Intelligence or Analytics
  • Best SaaS Product for Supply Chain / Warehouse Management
  • Best UX/UI/Design in a SaaS Product
  • Best Data-Driven SaaS Product
  • Best SaaS Newcomer
  • Best Security Innovation in a SaaS Product
  • Best SaaS Innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT)

As ever, we welcome your feedback, and if there is an industry area we’re ignoring, please get in touch and let us know.

Here’s to another incredible year celebrating success and innovation in Software as a Service.