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European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014 finalists announced

  • 81 companies from 16 countries represented

[London, 7 February 2014] The finalists for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014 - the leading pan-European awards for ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners - were announced today by IT Europa. A total of 81 companies from 16 European countries have made the finals. The winners will be announced at the European IT & Software Excellence 2014 Awards Dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, on 26th March 2014.

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real world solutions, and attracted entries from 25 countries. Entries were submitted by the ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators themselves describing the solution provided. Each entry had to be supported by an endorsement by the client.

"The quality of entries was extremely high and demonstrated the depth of talent in European IT and Telecoms channels," stated Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa. "We had a record number of entries this year the finalists have come from right across Europe, with Central and Eastern European countries well represented."

"There was a definite shift in the nature of the entries this year, with real-world applications delivering clear returns, even in some sophisticated and demanding environments. I'd like to thank all the entrants for their hard work and enthusiasm in preparing them," says John Garratt, Editor of IT Europa. "The way software is now such a fundamental part of the total IT offering, and how much better its use, integration and future possibilities are presented in the solutions this year, impressed the judges."

There were nine categories for ISVs and eleven categories for Solution Provider solutions spanning all major customer and solution segments, from SMB to large enterprises and the public sector. In addition to the ISV and Solution Provider categories, there are five supplier categories for which ISVs and Solution Providers have nominated distributors, hardware and software suppliers, communications, hosting or business services providers for the support they have provided through their partner programmes.

ISV Categories - Finalists

Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year
Conduct AS

Communications/Mobility Solution of the Year
Derdack GmbH
PTV Group
blue-zone AG

ERP/Supply Chain Management Solution of the Year

Government/Utilities Solution of the Year
INSOFT Development & Consulting
Software Innovation
Thomsons Online Benefits

Information & Document Management Solution of the Year
AvePoint UK Ltd [GDF SUEZ Energy International]
AvePoint UK Ltd [South London CSU]
Software Innovation

Relationship Management Solution of the Year

SaaS Solution of the Year
Vecta Sales Solutions Ltd
Empolis Information Management GmbH
Blue Jeans Network

Software Innovation Solution of the Year
Wauton Samuel
Norwood Systems Limited
Vecta Sales Solutions Ltd

Vertical Market Solution of the Year
Kirchhoff Datensysteme Software GmbH & Co.

Solution Provider Categories - Finalists

Big Data Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year

Datacentre Solution of the Year
Green Fields Technology
TechMahindra - Project 1
TechMahindra - Project 2

Enterprise Solution of the Year
Consortium Hewlett Packard Romania - SIVECO Romania
4net Technologies Ltd
Sesui Ltd

Managed Service Solution of the Year
4net Technologies Ltd
M7 Managed Services Ltd
Green Fields Technology
Diligent Boardbooks Limited
Vision (Office Automation) Limited

Mobility/Communications Solution of the Year
Liquid Voice

Networking Solution of the Year
Easynet Global Services

Public Sector and Utilities Solution of the Year
Consortium Hewlett Packard Romania - SIVECO Romania

Security Solution of the Year
Green Fields Technology

SME Solution of the Year
Mirus IT Solutions
Wauton Samuel
Tech Mahindra
Vecta Sales Solutions Ltd

Storage/Information Management Solution of the Year
Open-E GmbH

Vertical Solution of the Year
Birlasoft (India) Limited
Lightsout Computer Services
4net Technologies Ltd

Supplier Categories - Finalists

Distributor of the Year
Arrow ECS
Info Quest
Cloud Distribution
Exclusive Networks
Advanced Digital Network Distribution GmbH

Finance/ Support Services Provider of the Year
SMS Olympic Support
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Hardware Vendor of the Year
Oracle Corporation

Software Vendor of the Year
AvePoint Ltd
Oracle Corporation
Trillium Software
NetSupport Software

Service Provider of the Year
Amazon WS

The European IT & Software Excellence 2014 Awards Dinner is being staged following the European ISV Convention which takes place at the same venue during the day. For further information visit: www.isvconvention.com

About IT Europa
IT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. The company publishes European channel publications such as the IT Europa Newsletter, markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: www.iteuropa.com

For further information contact:
Alan Norman
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604
Email: [email protected]

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