What is an enterprise-level SaaS product?

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.

An enterprise-level SaaS product is a software application that is designed to meet the complex needs and requirements of large-scale organizations. These products typically offer advanced functionality and features that are not necessary for small businesses, but are essential for larger organizations with more complex operations, greater numbers of employees, and higher transaction volumes.

Enterprise-level SaaS products often include features such as:

  1. Advanced security and compliance features, such as data encryption, access controls, and auditing tools.
  2. Scalability and performance features, such as load balancing, server clustering, and caching mechanisms.
  3. Integration with other enterprise-level software applications, such as ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems, HR management software, or supply chain management systems.
  4. Advanced analytics and reporting features, such as business intelligence tools, dashboards, and predictive analytics.
  5. Customization and extensibility features, such as APIs (application programming interfaces) and SDKs (software development kits) that allow for integration with other software applications or the development of custom modules and add-ons.
  6. Dedicated support and customer service, including specialized training, implementation support, and ongoing technical support.

Enterprise-level SaaS products are typically sold through complex sales cycles and require significant investment and resources to implement and maintain. They are targeted towards large-scale organizations that require a more comprehensive and robust solution to meet their complex business needs.

Previous recognition for Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product

For a broader understanding of this SaaS Awards category, we have gathered examples from previous winners, finalists, and shortlistees which impressed the judging team with their innovative SaaS products for enterprises.

Winner of The SaaS Awards 2022 for the Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product

Lead Judge Annabelle Whittall, said:

At SaaS Awards, we were most impressed with Craft.io’s Guru layer, which provides teams with easy access to hundreds of best-practice templates and views. This helps teams easily adopt leading product management methodologies, more effectively onboard new team members, and align the team around a common approach. The cutting-edge SaaS product exceeded this year’s SaaS Awards’ expectations. Well done, Craft.io!”

Winner of The SaaS Awards 2021 for the Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product (USA)

Lead Judge Richard Geary, said:

We were very intruiged by Forward Networks creation of their own distrubuted compute and search platform to support their product. This has obviously worked well, given the huge network complexity the platform is able to effectively model. Cutomer figures for the reduction in the mean-time-to-resolution for support tickets, and the ability to diff against earlier versions of the model to quickly detect network changes are very impressive. 

Finalist of The SaaS Awards 2022 for the Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product

Fuel50 is an enterprise-level SaaS product that provides career pathing and talent development solutions to large-scale organizations. Its primary focus is on helping companies to develop and retain their employees by providing personalized career development plans and tools.

Fuel50 uses data analytics and machine learning to generate personalized career development plans for employees based on their current skills, strengths, and interests. This helps employees to develop the skills and knowledge they need to advance in their careers.

Winner of The SaaS Awards 2021 for the Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product (NON-USA)

Lead Judge Richard Geary, said:

Having sat through many dry Powerpoint presentations in the past, the judge was hugely impressed with the potential transformative effect Mentimeter will have on driving employee engagement in large organisations. With upwards of 200 million people having used the platform already, and a freemium usage model, Mentimeter has a very bright future indeed. 

A strong entry for the Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product category should have:

  • Scalability: The product should be highly scalable and able to handle the needs of large, complex organizations with many employees, departments, and locations.
  • Advanced functionality: The product should offer advanced functionality and features that are necessary for enterprise-level organizations, such as advanced security and compliance features, complex workflow automation, and advanced reporting and analytics.
  • Integration capabilities: The product should integrate seamlessly with other enterprise-level software applications, such as ERP, HR management, and supply chain management systems.
  • Customization and extensibility: The product should offer customization and extensibility options, such as APIs and SDKs, to allow for integration with other software applications or the development of custom modules and add-ons.
  • Advanced analytics and reporting: The product should offer advanced analytics and reporting features, such as business intelligence tools, dashboards, and predictive analytics.
  • Dedicated support and customer service: The product should offer dedicated support and customer service, including specialized training, implementation support, and ongoing technical support.
  • ROI: The product should provide a clear return on investment for enterprise-level organizations, such as increased efficiency, improved productivity, cost savings, and improved customer satisfaction.

Overall, a strong entry for the Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product category should be tailored to the unique needs and challenges of large-scale organizations, while providing a comprehensive, scalable, and customizable solution that delivers clear value and support to its users.

Why Enter The SaaS Awards?

The SaaS Awards is a program from The Cloud Awards. Since 2011, we’ve been helping organizations across the globe gain the recognition they deserve for market-leading innovation in the cloud computing and software sectors.

For a detailed breakdown of all the benefits you receive as an awards entrant as either a shortlistee, finalist or ultimate winner, please see our “Why Enter?” page. The many benefits are replicated across all international awards programs. If you have any questions about this category, please contact us.