Software Awards: International SaaS recognition

Make your name as an innovative software solutions provider

Do you have an innovative software solution that deserves to be celebrated? Whatever your SaaS product, the SaaS Awards program is the recognition platform  for your organization, based on global reach and celebration of innovation, everywhere and anywhere. The summer SaaS Awards program is now partnered with the winter Cloud Awards, which celebrates the brightest and the best in Cloud Computing. Any SaaS solution is eligible: the SaaS Awards celebrate SaaS solutions across public clouds, as well as alongside private, single-tenant solutions, off-premise or on-premise. However your software solution is delivered, our software awards program is open to consider your solution. Entry to the SaaS Awards closes at the end of May. For more information on the SaaS Awards program, and for a list of categories, please see below.

The SaaS Awards, now partnered with the global Cloud Awards.

Cloud Awards winners and nominees span the globe – including America, Canada, Europe, the UK, Australia and Asia. The Software as a Service Awards program strives to represent software innovation and diversity from all of these regions, and more.

Software Awards categories

All-new categories

An overview of awards categories follows below. Winners will be selected internationally, including the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a Cloud Awards partner, the SaaS Awards strives to represent software from across the globe: not only is equal weighting given to all countries, but individual awards across any category may be split into more than one award depending on the strength of submissions from different regions.

Half of all development and coding jobs lie outside the tech industry. The SaaS Awards aims to be the de facto software awards program by recognizing and celebrating success and innovation in every key business vertical. If your sector is not represented in the list of software awards categories, please contact us and we will determine whether to include your industry sector in the next awards cycle.

This award will go to the best SaaS product for small businesses, across a broad gamut of possible applications. Applicants are encouraged to supply client case study materials, or for beta products, sufficient evidence of compelling market research or focus group evidence.
This award will go to the best SaaS product for large, enterprise-level businesses, across a broad gamut of possible applications. Applicants are encouraged to supply client case study materials, or for beta products, sufficient evidence of compelling market research or focus group evidence.

This award will go to the best SaaS product with over 1,000 licensed users. Consideration will be given to offering the required levels of functionality across the user base for a sustained period of time.

Nominated organizations must take special care to ensure sufficient case study and testimonial materials are provided, as these will form the basis for the judges’ considerations of success in providing a SaaS offering with the highest perceived levels of customer satisfaction. Open to candidates across any vertical, and for any size: maintaining a small, highly-defined customer base is not penalized.

This award will go to the best SaaS product for NPOs, governmental or educational organizations, across a broad gamut of possible applications. Applicants are encouraged to supply client case study materials, or for beta products, sufficient evidence of compelling market research or focus group evidence.
This award will go to the best SaaS product, either business-oriented or consumer-facing, which increases user productivity. Applicants are encouraged to supply client case study materials for increased productivity. A typical SaaS product for this category would be used in a call center or office.
Eligible software services include e-commerce website plugins, customer-facing solutions or back-end organizational software. Applicants must provide evidence of business improvement – whether increased efficiency, sales, conversions, usability, etc. Again, case study materials or market research may be beneficial.

The award for best SaaS product for web or app development will be awarded to software that clearly meets a developer need. You may wish to demonstrate how the software encourages adoption of current best practice or improved efficiency.

This award is for ground-level business accounting and finance. Please supply evidence of success in the form of testimonials, beta feedback, or of sufficient product innovation.
This award is for senior-management-level budgeting and finance planning. Please supply evidence of success in the form of testimonials, beta feedback, or of sufficient product innovation.

Innovation and operational efficiency is important here. Judges will also look favorably on applicants displaying a sufficient evidence of client success through improved efficiencies or outcomes.

This award is specifically for meeting the challenges of the recruitment industry.
This broad category covers any point of the supply chain, from order taking to final fulfilment. There are manifold challenges in this area; please supply evidence of innovation and/or tangible successes.
This category is for software in the ticketing and event management industry. Judges will pay particular attention to case study materials illustrating data-driven ROI and innovative use of current technologies.
Entrants should take into account general business management needs and processes, potentially including but not limited to ERP/NRP, product lifecycle management, etc.
Applicants should consider business processes and procedures important and / or specific to catering and hospitality, including but not limited to booking, inventory management, customer engagement, etc.

Applicants must demonstrate either an approach to SaaS that incorporates innovation relating to CSR, sustainability or governance, innovation within those sectors, or within the charity sector itself.

Applicants should demonstrate how specific user needs are met, relating to the agriculture and farming industry.
There are a number of issues specifically pertaining to the media and publishing industry. Applicants should demonstrate how SaaS, while disruptive, has helped shape the industry in the digital age.
This award is aimed at celebrating success within the healthcare industry for innovative software as a service.

Best SaaS product for digital marketing. This may include, but is not limited to: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), content marketing/automation, campaign marketing, social media marketing, e-mail marketing and data-driven marketing.

From day-to-day operations to regulatory compliance, this category focuses on the impact of innovative financial services software. Particular credit will be given to entrants who can demonstrate considerable user value through case study material or testimonials.

Whether a bespoke e-learning tool, or e-learning tools for self-publishing, this area of software development is flourishing. Where relevant, credit will be given to demonstrable flexibility of the e-learning platform. As with most categories, it is essential to demonstrate the value your e-learning solution has brought to an organization, or individuals, through supplying case study or testimonial material.

Law and legal services constitute a complex galaxy of considerations — covering, among many areas, legal practice management, project management, case and document management. It is essential to demonstrate the value your solution has brought to an organization, or individuals, through supplying case study or testimonial material.

Entrants should take into account general product development and design needs and processes. A relatively broad category, entrants may choose to focus particularly on either product development considerations in general, design considerations, or both.

Real Estate and Property Management can cover everything from finding occupants, to managing rents or payments. Judges will look favorably on applicants displaying sufficient evidence of client success through improved efficiencies or outcomes — which are demonstrable in case study materials and testimonials.

This award covers a broad range of SaaS offerings covered by the term IT Management, including but not limited to: incident management, asset management, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Service Desk, workload/process automation and data recovery.

Email marketing is a huge growth area within SaaS, with many smaller or niche SaaS companies offering competitive services in the space. The judges will want to be shown how the winning SaaS offering gives its users a competitive advantage in a fairly ubiquitous industry.

The complexities of managing data are never more evident than in the manifold areas of content management: proofreading, translation or text services, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Document Control, Plagiarism Detection, Image management & Recognition, Digital Asset Management (DAM) — all of these areas, among many others, require SaaS solutions. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their specific solution is innovative, and be expected to support this with case study or testimonial materials.

This award will be given to the organization which can best demonstrate an agile approach to the development and continuous improvement of their SaaS offering. Consideration will be given to how customer feedback is recorded and monitored, and how this in turn influences ongoing product development, with further consideration to the timeliness of this process. Testimonial and preferably case study material is particularly useful here.

This award is specifically geared towards bespoke software development, with special credit given to unique and/or innovative solutions to esoteric, unusual, or difficult client needs.
This award will be given to a SaaS product from any category which demonstrates innovative and/or beautiful design. Candidates should bear in mind that form follows function, and clear workflows and design should be supported by testimonial content.
Submissions will be judged in the areas of increased productivity, more capable lead scoring and enhanced conversion rates. Case study material demonstrating these factors will give an advantage.

This award runs across a range of software services, including brand management, stakeholder engagement, social buzz and sentiment monitoring, social network management, press cutting management, media alerts, media distribution services and PR management. In an increasing deluge of web-driven data, judges will favor SaaS products that smartly filter the noise to client advantage.

This award will be given to the service which best allows business to support their customers. Customer service and CRM, from ticketing systems to end-to-end user journey monitoring, must be supported by real-world evidence of success in the form of client testimonials or case studies.
Another award with a focus on data-driven services, the judges are looking for data collection systems and intelligent analytics to help guide business decisions. Innovation is critical here, and there is no reliance on case study materials for successful applicants (although where given, it will be taken into consideration).
Award for best warehouse management software. Candidates should demonstrate how a range of real-world problems have been solved by their solution. There is also potential for applicants to demonstrate how their warehouse management solution integrates with further supply chain considerations.

Project management nominees can be from any vertical business category. Judges will again look for suitable testimonial content from users experiencing increased productivity.

Judges will take a holistic view of the ERP / MRP solution and would encourage applicants to do the same, giving a top-level overview of the benefits of their ERP / MRP solution and the role of ERP / MRP in tying together disparate business functions.

Best Data-Driven SaaS product covers a broad gamut of SaaS solutions which are primarily powered by the intelligent use of data: specific data-driven areas of SaaS are considered, such as Master Data Management (MDM) Software, or Data Management Software (DMS). Other areas of SaaS are also eligible for this category, as long as the SaaS solution can be considered to be primarily driven by the management of data.

A general category, Best Data Innovation in a SaaS product can be from any category of SaaS which actively demonstrates intelligent use of data, whether “separating the signal from the noise,” or holistically tying together disparate data to reach positive outcomes. The data innovation can be a driving force in the SaaS solution, or a minor component. Being able to demonstrate innovation is the important factor here.

This award will be given to the best SaaS product to appear in the last 12 months. Products still in beta will be considered. Judges are looking for evidence of innovation and either positive reception or clear market demand.

Security is a huge concern for SaaS vendors, with shifting needs and requirements that must be met for SaaS in any vertical – or as a standalone issue of security. This category requires an innovative approach to security for any SaaS solution. Solutions should be aimed at the Enterprise, B2B market.

Security is a huge concern for SaaS vendors, with shifting needs and requirements that must be met for SaaS in any vertical – or as a standalone issue of security. This category requires an innovative approach to security for any SaaS solution. Solutions should be aimed at the B2B, small business market.

Security is a huge concern for SaaS vendors, with shifting needs and requirements that must be met for SaaS in any vertical – or as a standalone issue of security. This category requires an innovative approach to security for any SaaS solution. Nominated solutions should be aimed at consumers.

Entrants should take into account important IoT considerations such as automation, security, integration, etc.
The energy and utilities industry presents a huge number of potential avenues for innovation with software as a service. An industry-wide award, there are many potential solutions to be celebrated. As ever, the focus is on innovation and customer satisfaction.
This award will be given to a SaaS solution that demonstrates an innovative and intelligent approach to the manifold challenges presented in assessing and communicating risk, or asserting health and safety best practices.
Customer outcomes will lend weight to any submission in this category, with a focus on innovative learning and training tools in the context of the inherent benefits of the software as a service model.
This award encompasses communication, collaboration or specifically conferencing tools, where the focus will be on ease of use, testimonials, and innovative use of technology.

The construction industry is a key market for SaaS solutions, covering areas such as construction management, bid management, HVAC, construction CRM, accounting and compliance. Applicants will need to demonstrate the viability of their SaaS solution with ample case study and testimonial materials.

Through providing increased visibility into users’ interactions with a product, product analytics software provides essential, actionable metrics and insight. Extra credit will be given to vendors who can demonstrate the innovation and power of their software, whether through detailing various key metrics, or providing transformational case study material.

Accessibility is incredibly important to the functionality of software, whatever the industry. This category focuses on how accessibility has been addressed either as a specific feature in a wider suite of functionality, or with a higher degree of focus on accessibility. In this category use-case scenarios and case study or testimonial content is perhaps even more important than usual.

This category focuses on loyalty and retention SaaS. Judges will review the evidence available to them: case study or testimonial content is useful, but even more so are tangible statistics and figures which demonstrate loyalty and retention — whether B2B, B2C or B2E.

Now accepting entries for 2022-2023

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Previous Winners

Sage
OmniSci
SOTI
Encamp
OverLeaf
tipalti
fuze
Audio Design Desk
UD Group
Modernizing Medicine

For Nvoicepay to come away as a winner is a special achievement in an awards program of this magnitude, particularly given the caliber of the other entrants and nominees.

Karla Friede, CEO, Nvoicepay
We are delighted that Mule iON was recognized by the Cloud Awards program as the leading cloud service offering in its category.
Chris Purpura, Mulesoft

We are proud to offer a solution that supports productivity for customers around the world, particularly during a time when organizations may need additional, hands-on support in creating efficiencies. That makes this recognition from the SaaS Awards especially meaningful.

Steve Smith, COO, Esker

It’s a great honor to be recognized by the SaaS Awards. Being acknowledged by this global awards program for the second time underscores all the hard work and innovation that goes into building a unified monitoring and observability platform.

Tej Redkar, Chief Product Officer, LogicMonitor

Winning the international Cloud Awards is undeniable confirmation that Panzura has the best technology out there. We’re poised for the best year ever. This award says it all.

Jill Stelfox, CEO, Panzura

It’s quite an honor to have the user experience of our EHR system recognized by a leading industry organization. Our team takes great pride when we can work together with our product and engineering teams to create an experience that delights our clients.

Andrew SchallAndrew Schall, senior director of user experience, Modernizing Medicine

The Cloud Awards are one of the highest accolades in our sector.

bernie schiemerBernie Schiemer, HRBoss

For us to be named as a winner in the SaaS Awards is a huge honor. It demonstrates our commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction and tangible results.

John Saaty, CEO, Decision Lens

I’m thrilled Domo has received this recognition. It is a testament to our team members, who work tirelessly to deliver the best technology solutions and experiences for our customers across the globe.

Josh James, CEO, Domo

It’s the ‘Oscar of the tech industry.’ Winning this award after such a short time is testimony to the fact that innovation today doesn’t just happen in Silicon Valley.

autoretouch founderAlexander Ciorapciu, CEO, autoRetouch GmbH

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