New Product & Product Management Awards Categories
Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories in 2017 will include
a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the nominee's achievements since 1 January 2017 - or, in the case of a new product or service entry, the product or service itself: it's features, functions, benefits, and results to date.
b. In bullet-list form, a brief summary (up to 150 words) of up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of the nominee since the beginning of 2017 - or, in the case of a new product or service, up to 10 of the nominated product's chief features and benefits.
c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. For new product/service entries these uploads and links might include product demonstration videos, product reviews, images, etc.
J69. Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
Enter this category if you wish to recognize everyone who works in product development or product management in your organization, regardless of function, location, seniority or position - OR - if you you wish to recognize some subset of your entire product development/management organization, such as a specific product development, product marketing, or product support team, for example. The team may be multidisciplinary, may stretch across multiple organizations (your own organization, client organizations, and agency or vendor organizations, for example), and may be a permanent team or a temporary team that was assembled only for a specific task or assignment.
J70. Product Development/Management Executive of the Year
Enter this category to recognize the achievements of product development and product management executives at the VP level or above.
Best New Product or Service of the Year (for products and services introduced to the marketplace since 1 January 2017. Nominees may be brand new or new versions.)
J01. Business-to-Business Products
J02. Business-to-Business Services
J03. Consumer Electronics
J04. Consumer Products
J05. Consumer Services
J06. Financial Services
J07. Hardware - Computer
J08. Hardware - Networking
J09. Hardware - Peripheral
J10. Hardware - Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component
J11. Hardware - Storage
J12. Hardware - Other
J13. Health & Pharmaceuticals - Product
J14. Health & Pharmaceutical - Service
J15. Industrial Products & Services
J16. Media & Entertainment - Product
J17. Media & Entertainment - Service
J18. Telecommunications - Product
J19. Telecommunications - Service
J21. Software—Application Programming Interface (API) Management Solution: Recognizes the best platforms that create a centralized API architecture that makes the process of making, securing, deploying and managing
high-performance interfaces significantly simpler and more consistent.
J22. Software—Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Solution: Recognizes solutions that enable computer-based systems to exhibit intelligent behavior in complex situations to solve problems, communicate with people, and
perceive and interact with the physical world. (New category for 2018)
J23. Software—Asset Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing large amounts of digital assets, across various formats. Digital assets may include analytics, useage data, images, content, etc.
J24. Software—Big Data Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for reporting and analyzing actionable intelligence from massive data sets containing a variety of data types, or the best platform for enabling organizations in developing, deploying, operating and managing a big data infrastructure/environment.
J25. Software—Blockchain Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for creating and managing shared, immutable ledgers for recording the history of transactions. (New category for 2018)
J26. Software—Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for reporting and analyzing data into useful information for business purposes, or the best platform for enabling enterprises to build BI into their applications by providing analysis, information delivery and platform integration.
J27. Software—Cloud Application/Service: Recognize the best solutions that operate in the cloud.
J28. Software—Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution: Recognizes the best cloud platforms for collecting, storing, managing and interpreting data from many business activities. Can include but is not limited to finance, HR functions, product planning, purchasing, manufacturing, and service delivery.
J29. Software—Cloud Infrastructure: Recognizes the best infrastructure solutions for the deployment of cloud-based offerings.
J30. Software—Cloud Platform: Recognizes the best overall platforms for the deployment of cloud-based offerings.
J31. Software—Cloud Storage & Backup Solution: Recognizes the best cloud-based solutions for storing and/or backing up data. Includes block storage, file storage, backup, archive, disaster recovery, and encryption.
J32. Software—Collaboration/Social Networking Solution: Recognizes the best applications that aid collaboration, communication, filesharing and the process of problem solving for teams working together over geographic distances.
J33. Software—Content Management Solution: Recognizes the best tools, platforms or services that allow users to sort through vast amounts of content and present it in a meaningful and organized way. Solutions allow users to arrange, display, collect, organize, co-create, share and manipulate content.
J34. Software—Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution: Recognizes the best platforms, services or providers that support the efforts of organizations (business, government, academia) to educate employees about specific knowledge that aids in the successful execution of an employee’s job. Includes applications that educate on internal processes, practices, expectations and objectives of workplace assignments.
J35. Software—Data Visualization Technology: Recognizes the best tools or technologies to communicate or tell a story of data or information by displaying it as visual objects or a graphic to communicate the information clearly to users.
J36. Software—DevOps Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that aid in unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops), by promoting automation and monitoring at all steps of software construction, from integration, testing, releasing to deployment and infrastructure management. (New category for 2018)
J37. Software—Electronic Commerce Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions designed to facilitate the purchase of products and services online. Includes credit card processing systems, personalization tools, shopping carts, comparison bots, order forms, delivery/shipping management systems, etc.
J38. Software—Endpoint Security Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that requires endpoint devices to comply with specific criteria before granted access to network resources. Includes antivirus, antispyware, personal firewall, host intrusion prevention, file/disk encryption, endpoint DLP, etc.
J39. Software—Event Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing the production and execution for events. Includes registration, payment processing, sponsor and attendee management, event marketing,
reporting, event program, budgeting, etc.
J40. Software—Financial Management Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions that automate business accounting and money management including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, budgeting, resource allocation, reporting, etc.
J41. Software—FinTech Solution: Recognizes the best solutions to make financial services more efficient by demonstrating an incremental or radical/disruptive innovation development of applications, processes, products or business models in the financial services industry. This can include but is not limited to financing, insurance, investments, payments, advisory, security, etc.
J42. Software—Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions that provide a structured and systematic approach to ensure proper governance, manage risks and ensure compliance across an organization.
J43. Software—Healthcare Technology Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for improving care quality, patient safety, efficiency, medical information and/or data exchange to healthcare professionals or consumers.
J44. Software—Human Capital Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that automate any aspect of human resources management and talent acquisition, including HRIS, benefits administration, recruiting, payroll, and performance appraisal.
J45. Software—Identity & Access Security Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that enable the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.
J46. Software—Infrastructure as a Service: Recognizes the best solutions for providing infrastructure as a service, including infrastructure, provisioning, security, reporting/controls, storage, and backup in a seamless, scalable, and
J47. Software—Insurance Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing any aspect of the insurance industry, from billing and policy operations to solutions for agents, underwriters, shoppers and insureds. (New category for 2018)
J48. Software—Integration Solution: Recognizes the best solutions 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 through dashboards or other approaches.
J49. Software—International Data Protection Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that protect data across multiple platforms and locations, globally.
J50. Software—IoT Analytics Solution: Recognizes the best applications for measuring and transforming Internet of Things (IoT) data into business intelligence.
J51. Software—IT Operations Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for joining financial, contractual, licensing, and inventory functions to support the IT environment.
J52. Software—IT Service Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that align the delivery of IT services with the needs of the business to deliver best services to employees and clients.
J53. Software—Lead Generation Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that enable organizations to efficiently collect, manage, grade, distribute and respond to sales leads.
J54. Software—Manufacturing Solution: Recognizes the best solutions used in manufacturing. Nominated solutions may offer features including, among others, accounting integration, estimation, inventory management, work order flexibility, bill of materials replication, production stage management, packing slip generation, etc. (New category for 2018)
J55. Software—Marketing/Public Relations Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that enable companies to target, measure, and market, products and services to reach consumers and customers online, on mobile devices and even off-line. Solutions can include (but not limited to) marketing tactics such as SEO, SEM, social media, display advertising, native advertising, content marketing automation, marketing management, campaign management and deployment, and mobile marketing.
J56 Software—Migration as a Service: Recognizes the best cloud services for migrating application from virtual or physical environments to the cloud or in between clouds.
J57. Software—Mobile Development Solution: Recognizes the best tools or resources for designing, creating or testing mobile applications. Includes programming language, toolkits, diagnostic programs, IDE, applet and plug-in development tools, database development programs, etc.
J58. Software—Mobile On-Demand Application: Recognizes the best mobile applications for B2B users or consumers. For more category options for apps, see the Mobile Site & App categories.
J59. Software—Mobile Operations Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing the deployment and operations of products and services offered for the mobile use of B2B users or consumers.
J60. Software—Network Security Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for preventing and monitoring unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources. Includes firewall, intrusion prevention and detection, unified threat management, VPN, etc.
J61. Software—News Monitoring Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for monitoring, analyzing and drawing insights from a wide range of content, including news, opinions and conversations.
J62. Software—Payments Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for passing authorization, payments, and settlement data between a merchant’s website and the merchant’s processor.
J63. Software—Platform as a Service: Recognizes the best platforms as a service (PaaS) that increase the speed of development of applications, reduce cost of development, automate deployment, and provide flexibility and scalability. This includes enablement capabilities.
J64. Software—Project Management Solution: Recognizes the best business solutions that automate any aspect of managing project-based business activities. Includes estimation and planning, scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration, etc.
J65. Software—Ransomware Removal Tool: Recognizes the best solutions for identifying, isolating and removing ransomware from technology systems. (New category for 2018)
J66. Software—Real Estate or Construction Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that automate and improve the planning, design, construction and operation of facilities.
J67. Software—Relationship Management Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions 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.
J68. Software—SaaS Enablement as a Service: Recognizes the best services for helping independent software vendors (ISVs) size, deploy and test applications so that they are fully optimized for Cloud delivery.
J69. Software—Social Business Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing and monitoring social media campaigns, building and engaging customers, and collecting and analyzing data, across multiple social networks.
J70 Software—Software Defined Infrastructure: Recognizes the best solutions for creating technical computing infrastructure that is entirely under the control of software with no operator or human intervention. It operates independent of any hardware-specific dependencies and is programmatically extensible. (New category for 2018)
J71. Software—Software Development Solution: Recognizes the best tools or resources for designing, creating or testing software applications. Includes programming language, toolkits, diagnostic programs, IDE, applet and plug-in development tools, database development programs, etc.
J72. Software—Supply Chain Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions 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.
J73. Software—Systems Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that align the delivery of IT services with the needs of the business to deliver best services to employees and clients.
J74. Software—Web Services Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that that use XML-based messages to exchange data between applications.
J75. Software—Other: Recognizes the best software products and solutions that don't fit into one of the many other software categories listed here.
New categories for 2018. These categories recognize products, technology and services created by, or for, Media, Publishers and Information Services Providers.
S40. Content—Advertising or Campaign Management Platform: Recognizes the best platforms that help companies manage their marketing and advertising. The platforms may include integrated planning, execution and attribution, and campaign management that enable the user to adjust/optimize advertising spend.
S41. Content—Aggregation Platform: Recognizes services that make the best use of information aggregated from disparate sources for business users or consumers.
S42. Content—Business Directory: Recognizes the best Business Directories 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.
S43. Content—Business Information Solution: Recognizes the best information solutions that help business professionals with their daily job functions: sales, marketing, strategy, business development, research or other corporate functions.
S44. Content—Content Analytics Solution: Recognizes the best content and data analytics solutions that help 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. May include mobile tracking and analytics.
S45. Content—Content Marketing Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for creating compelling and engaging content and distributing that content in a targeted manner across various media.
S46. Content—Content Rights and Delivery Solution: Recognizes innovative Content Delivery solutions that best enable the secure electronic transfer of information or software for rental or purchase, including subsequent secure distribution and reuse with the fewest barriers to usage.
S47. Content—Crowd Sourced Information Solution: Recognizes the best Crowd Sourcing products or services designed for use by media companies, publishers and 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.
S48. Content—eCommerce & Billing Platform: Recognizes the best eCommerce & Billing Platforms specifically designed for media, publishers and 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.
S49. Content—Financial & Market Data Information Solution: Recognizes the Best Financial & Market Data Solutions 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, reference data solutions, or historical data, financial news services, market analysis & research, credit services, capital markets, commodities & energy, foreign exchange, fixed income and/or merger and acquisition information.
S50. Content—General Reference Service: Recognizes the best reference tools for use by business professionals and researchers. Tools and/or solutions provide data, answers, articles and/or abstracts via online, mobile or other platforms.
S51. Content—Health & Medical Information Solution: Recognizes the best information solutions for medical and health professionals or consumers. Nominees may submit solutions for consumers, medical and healthcare professionals, or both.
S52. Content—Information Service Delivered as Mobile App or Platform: Recognizes the most popular or innovative information services 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.
S53. Content—Legal Information Solution: Recognizes the best Legal Information Solutions 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.
S54. Content—Media & Information Monitoring Solution: Recognizes the best solutions 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.
S55. Content—Multichannel Publishing Technology: Recognizes the best vehicles disseminating multiple forms of content (e.g. text, video, data, etc.), through multiple channels (e.g. web, mobile, print, broadcast etc.).
S56. Content—Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution: Recognizes the best Sales & Marketing Intelligence solutions, which empower sales and marketing professionals with key data, insights and analytics to help drive business development and target potential sales prospects.
S57. Content—Scholarly Publishing Information Solution: Recognizes the best research information solutions that provides high quality content while meeting the rigorous standards for academic and scientific researchers and professionals.
S58. Content—Science and Technology Information Solution: Recognizes the best information solutions for science, engineering, and technology professionals or consumers.
S59. Content—Search Technology Solution: Recognizes the enterprise search solutions designed for media, publishers, and information providers that best facilitate the finding of information by end-users.
S60. Content—Semantic Technology Platform, Tools and Applications: Recognizes the semantic technology platforms with the best tooling and enterprise features.
S61. Content—Service Using Aggregated Content: Recognizes the products or services that make 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.
S62. Content—Solution for Integrating Content into the Workflow: Recognizes the best solutions 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.).
S63. Content—Subscription Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions to help companies manage all aspects of the subscription lifecycle. Subscription management includes onboarding, assisted or unassisted subscription sales, pricing and packaging, billing, invoicing, payments, reporting, and financial management.
S64. Content—Video Platform for Media & Publishers: Recognizes the best video platforms specifically designed for media, publishers and information providers dedicated to publishing, distributing and/or monetizing video assets.