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New Product & Services Awards for Your Organization

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 05:16 PM

The 15th annual American Business Awards, the premier business awards competition in the U.S.A. which attracts more than 3,000 nominations from organizations nationwide each year, is accepting nominations for the 2017 program. 


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The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Full entry details are available at entry deadline is Thursday, February 16 but late entries will be accepted through Wednesday, March 15.

There are more than 100 categories for New Products & Services.

These include all product management, product development, product engineering and manufacturing functions. New products and services released in the U.S.A. since January 1, 2016 are eligible to be nominated. Both brand-new and new-version products are eligible.

An added bonus in entering the New Product Awards categories is that you are automatically included in the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. Every new product or service nominated in The American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting. Voting will be conducted by the general public from May 2 through June 2, and the winners will be honored at the ABA awards banquet on June 20. In early May, entrants in the Best New Product or Service categories will receive instructions on how to promote People's Choice voting to their own customers, fans, and followers. 

The New Product Award category groups are:
Product & Service Categories
Software Categories
Content Categories
Education Categories 
Product Management Categories

Note the new categories for 2017 are highlighted in red and the categories with no entry fee are highlighted in blue.

Products & Services
P01. Business-to-Business Products
P02. Business-to-Business Services   
P03. Consumer Electronics
P04. Consumer Products
P05. Consumer Services
P06. Financial Services 
P07. Hardware - Computer
P08. Hardware - Networking
P09. Hardware - Peripheral
P10. Hardware - Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component
P11. Hardware - Storage
P12. Hardware - Other
P13. Health & Pharmaceuticals - Product
P14. Health & Pharmaceutical - Service
P15. Industrial Products & Services 
P16. Media & Entertainment - Product
P17. Media & Entertainment - Service
P18. Telecommunications - Product
P19. Telecommunications - Service
P20. Transportation

P21. Software - Application Programming Interface (API) Management Solution (new category for 2017)
P22. Software - Asset Management Solution
P23. Software - Big Data Solution 
P24. Software - Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution
P25. Software - Cloud Application/Service
P26. Software - Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution (new category for 2017)
P27. Software - Cloud Infrastructure
P28. Software - Cloud Platform
P29. Software - Cloud Storage & Backup Solution 
P30. Software - Collaboration/Social Networking Solution
P31. Software - Content Management Solution
P32. Software - Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
P33. Software - Data Visualization Technology (new category for 2017)
P34. Software - Electronic Commerce Solution
P35. Software - Endpoint Security Management Solution (new category for 2017)
P36. Software - Event Management Solution (new category for 2017)
P37. Software - Financial Management Solution
P38. Software - FinTech Solution (new category for 2017)
P39. Software - Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution
P40. Software - Healthcare Technology Solution (new category for 2017)
P41. Software - Human Capital Management Solution
P42. Software - Identity & Access Security Solution (new category for 2017)
P43. Software - Infrastructure as a Service (new category for 2017)
P44. Software - Integration Solution
P45. Software - International Data Protection Solution
P46. Software - IoT Analytics Solution (new category for 2017)
P47. Software - IT Operations Management Solution (new category for 2017)
P48. Software - IT Service Management Solution (new category for 2017)
P49. Software - Lead Generation Solution 
P50. Software - Marketing/Public Relations Solution
P51. Software - Migration as a Service (new category for 2017)
P52. Software - Mobile Development Solution 
P53. Software - Mobile On-Demand Application
P54. Software - Mobile Operations Management Solution
P55. Software - Network Security Solution (new category for 2017)
P56. Software - News Monitoring Solution (new category for 2017)
P57. Software - Payments Solution (new category for 2017)
P58. Software - Platform as a Service (new category for 2017)
P59. Software - Project Management Solution
P60. Software - Real Estate or Construction Management Solution (new category for 2017)
P61. Software - Relationship Management Solution
P62. Software - SaaS Enablement as a Service (new category for 2017)
P63. Software - Social Business Solution
P64. Software - Software Development Solution
P65. Software - Supply Chain Management Solution
P66. Software - Systems Management Solution
P67. Software - Web Services Solution
P68. Software - Other

These categories recognize products, technology and services created by, or for, media, publishers and information services providers.

P70. Content - Advertising or Campaign Management Platform
P71. Content - Aggregation Platform
P72. Content - Business Directory
P73. Content - Business Information Solution
P74. Content - Content Analytics Solution
P75. Content - Content Marketing Solution
P76. Content - Content Rights and Delivery Solution
P77. Content - Crowd Sourced Information Solution
P78. Content - eCommerce & Billing Platform
P79. Content - Financial & Market Data Information Solution
P80. Content - General Reference Service
P81. Content - Health & Medical Information Solution
P82. Content - Information Service Delivered as Mobile App or Platform
P83. Content - Legal Information Solution
P84. Content - Media & Information Monitoring Solution
P85. Content - Multichannel Publishing Technology (new category for 2017)
P86. Content - Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution
P87. Content - Scholarly Publishing Information Solution
P88. Content - Science and Technology Information Solution
P89. Content - Search Technology Solution
P90. Content - Semantic Technology Platform, Tools and Applications
P91. Content - Service Using Aggregated Content
P92. Content - Solution for Integrating Content into the Workflow
P93. Content - Subscription Management Solution (new category for 2017)
P94. Content - Video Platform for Media & Publishers

These categories recognize applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

S01. Education - Arts & Creativity Solution
S02. Education - Career and Workforce Readiness Solution
S03. Education - Classroom Management Solution
S04. Education - Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators
S05. Education - Cross-Curricular Solution
S06. Education - Education Cloud-Based Solution
S07. Education - ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution
S08. Education - Game-Based Curriculum Solution
S09. Education - Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas
S10. Education - K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution
S11. Education - K-12 Enterprise Solution
S12. Education - Learning Capacity-Building Solution
S13. Education - Learning Relationship Management Solution (new category for 2017)
S14. Education - Mathematics Instructional Solution
S15. Education - PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution
S16. Education - Pre-K / Early Childhood Learning Solution (new category for 2017)
S17. Education - Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
S18. Education - Postsecondary Learning Management Solution
S19. Education - Postsecondary Learning Solution
S20. Education - Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution
S21. Education - Professional Learning Solution for Education
S22. Education - Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution
S23. Education - Science Instructional Solution
S24. Education - Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution
S25. Education - Solution for Special Needs Students
S26. Education - Source for Reference or Education Resources
S27. Education - Student Assessment Solution
S28. Education - Virtual Learning Solution

Product Management
P96. Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year 
P97. Product Development/Management Executive of the Year
P98. Product Developer of the Year: recognizing all non-executive product development or management professionals. There is no entry fee for this category.

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Education Technology Takes the Spotlight in New Product Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Classroom-TechnologyThe new product awards categories are among the most popular in all Stevie® Awards competitions.  Those in The American Business Awards are especially competitive, at least partially because the ABAs feature the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a worldwide public vote that gives nominees an opportunity to win a second award, as chosen by the general public, in addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards conferred by the scores of one's peers.

Educational products are services are ready to join the spotlight in The 13th Annual American Business Awards, which is currently accepting entries.  (The final entry deadline is April 22.)  The Stevie Awards have added a suite of new product categories this year just to recognize the products and services that help teachers and educational administrators excel at their jobs.

These new categories recognize applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.  The 2015 ABAs will recognize educational products and services that were introduced to the marketplace since January 1, 2014.  Nominated products and services may be brand new or new versions of existing products.

Information required for nominations to these categories include:

a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the product or service: it's features, functions, benefits, and results to date. 

b. In bullet-list form, a brief summary (up to 150 words) of 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.

Here, then, are the new categories for educational products and services.

S01. Education - Arts & Creativity Solution
S02. Education - Career and Workforce Readiness Solution
S03. Education - Classroom Management Solution
S04. Education - Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators
S05. Education - Cross-Curricular Solution
S06. Education - Education Cloud-based Solution
S07. Education - ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution
S08. Education - Game-based Curriculum Solution
S09. Education - Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas
S10. Education - K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution
S11. Education - K-12 Enterprise Solution
S12. Education - Learning Capacity-Building Solution
S13. Education - Mathematics Instructional Solution
S14. Education - PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution
S15. Education - Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
S16. Education - Postsecondary Learning Management Solution
S17. Education - Postsecondary Learning Solution
S18. Education - Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution
S19. Education - Professional Learning Solution for Education
S20. Education - Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution
S21. Education - Science Instructional Solution
S22. Education - Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution
S23. Education - Solution for Special Needs Students
S24. Education - Source for Reference or Education Resources
S25. Education - Student Assessment Solution
S26. Education - Virtual Learning Solution

"We're really pleased to be able to recognize products and services that serve the needs of educators in this year's American Business Awards," said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher.  "We've already received quite a good number of excellent entries in these categories, and we're looking forward to the judges decisions."

Entries will be judged by educators and educational technology experts, and the finalists will be announced in early May.  Awards in the ABAs' new product awards categories will be presented in San Francisco on September 11.  Attendance is not required to win.

Have you built a better mousetrap to help teachers capture the hearts of minds of students?  Nominate your work in The 2015 American Business Awards.



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Winners Announced in People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

MicroStrategy Express is the big winner in the 2013 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, a feature of The American Business Awards, the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, which are now in their 11th year.

People's Choice Stevie Award for Favorite New ProductsThe nationwide public vote was conducted this summer, with the highest number of votes deciding the winners in 34 product categories.  More than 20,000 votes were cast.

MicroStrategy Express was the top vote-getter in three categories.  NetScout Systems’ nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch received the most votes in two categories.

The crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be presented to winners at The American Business Awards’ new product and tech awards banquet on Monday, September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.  Tickets for the event are now on sale.  There the winners of peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards will also be announced and presented their awards.  More than 250 nominees and their guests are expected to attend.

All new products and services to be honored in the new product awards categories of this year’s American Business Awards were eligible to be included in voting for the people’s choice awards.

The winners of the 2013 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products are:

Favorite Business-to-Business Product: MicroStrategy Express

Favorite Business-to-Business Service: Beyond20 IT Service Management Launchpad Assessment

Favorite Consumer Electronics Product: Silicon Image’s UltraGig™ 6400 60GHz WirelessHD® Transmitter

Favorite Consumer Product: Reliv International's LunaRich X

Favorite Consumer Service: FDIC's Money Smart

Favorite Computer Hardware Product: BOXLIGHT's ProjectoWrite5

Favorite Networking Hardware Product: NetScout Systems’ nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch

Favorite Peripheral Hardware Product: KODAK SCANMATE i940 Scanner

Favorite Semiconductor Hardware Product: Marvell Mobile QuadCore – PXA1088

Favorite Storage Hardware Product: Overland Storage SnapScale X2

Favorite Health or Pharmaceutical Product: Vemma Nutrition's Verve Bold

Favorite Health or Pharmaceutical Service: CDC's Medical Monitoring Project

Favorite Industrial Product or Service: Graco Inc.'s Integrated Reactor Proportioning System

Favorite Business Intelligence Software: Teradata Aster Discovery Platform 5.10

Favorite Cloud Application or Service: MicroStrategy Express

Favorite Cloud Infrastructure or Platform: Stoneware's webNetwork 6.1

Favorite Collaboration or Social Networking Solution: Bloomfire

Favorite Content Management Solution: Telerik's Sitefinity

Favorite Electronic Commerce Solution:’s PC Postage Version 10.1

Favorite Financial Management Solution: Acumatica 3.0

Favorite Human Capital Management Solution: Paycor's Perform

Favorite Learning or Workforce Development Solution: Saba People Cloud

Favorite Marketing or Public Relations Solution: Acxiom Audience Propensities

Favorite Mobile On-Demand Solution: MicroStrategy Express

Favorite Mobile Operations Management Solution: Aternity for Mobile

Favorite Relationship Management Solution: Coveo for Salesforce

Favorite Security Solution: Quest One Identity Manager – Data Governance Edition

Favorite Software Development Solution: KonyOne Platform 5.0

Favorite Supply Chain Management Solution: Fieldglass' Global Solution

Favorite Systems Management Solution: Citrix GoToAssist

Favorite Other Software Solution: BillQuick with Forecasting and Intelligent Analytics

Favorite Telecommunications Product: NetScout Systems’ nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch

Favorite Telecommunications Service: BroadSoft UC-One

Favorite Transportation Product or Service: UltraShipTMS™ LoadFusion Optimize

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this year.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at  and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

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