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16 Ways to Win New Product Awards in the 2013 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 05:07 PM

There are 16 new product awards categories in the 2013 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the world's top  honors for contact center, customer service, business development, and sales professionals. (All organizations and individuals worldwide are eligible to submit entries for sales awards and customer service awards. January 15, 2013 is the last day that late entries will be accepted; you can download your entry kit here.)

Our new product and service awards categories recognize new and new-version solutions for sales, contact center, and customer service operations.  Any type of product or service offering may be nominated in these categories. Our business awards categories include:

  1. Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer ServiceBusiness Intelligence Solution – New
  2. Business Intelligence Solution – New Version
  3. Collaboration Solution – New
  4. Collaboration Solution– New Version
  5. Contact Center Solution – New
  6. Contact Center Solution – New Version
  7. Incentive Management Solution – New
  8. Incentive Management Solution – New Version
  9. IVR or Web Service Solution – New
  10. IVR or Web Service Solution – New Version
  11. Marketing Solution – New
  12. Marketing Solution – New Version
  13. Relationship Management Solution – New
  14. Relationship Management Solution – New Version
  15. Sales Automation Solution – New
  16. Sales Automation Solution – New Version       

Information required for entries in these categories include:

  1. An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee’s accomplishments since July 1, 2011. 
  2. A brief biography (up to 100 words) of the leader of the nominated product or service development team.
  3. 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.

Our 2012 new product and service Gold Stevie® Award winners include: Donlen (Business Intelligence Solution – New), LeanLogistics (Business Intelligence Solution – New Version), Enterasys (Collaboration Solution – New), ISOdx Solutions (Contact Center Solution – New Version), FedEx (IVR or Web Service Solution – New), Schedulicity (IVR or Web Service Solution – New Version), Salesforce (Marketing Solution – New), Aprimo (Marketing Solution – New Version), Broadview Networks (Relationship Management Solution – New), Groupcars (Sales Automation Solution – New), and Eloqua (Sales Automation Solution – New Version).

Finalists will be notified on January 23 and 2013 honorees will be celebrated at the 7th annual awards banquet at Paris Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on February 25.

Need help deciding which category your should enter?
 Email us at help@stevieawards.com  or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Tags: product of the year, product awards, best new product, new product awards, business awards, product management, service of the year, Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

49 Ways to Win New Product Awards in The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

There are 49 Best New Product or Service of the Year categories in The 2013 (11th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. (Friday, November 16, is the first early-bird entry deadline for the 2013 ABAs, request your entry kit here  and you'll receive it right away.)

Products and services introduced to the marketplace since January 1, 2012 are eligible for our new product awards and nominees may be brand new or new versions. Our product of the year awards categories include:

  • Business-to-Business ProductsThe Stevie Awards
  • Business-to-Business Services    
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Hardware
       a. Computer
       b. Networking
       c. Peripheral
       d. Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component
       e. Storage
       f. Other
  • Health & Pharmaceuticals
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Industrial Products & Services
  • Media & Entertainment
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Software
       a. Asset Management Solution
       b. Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution
       c. Cloud Application/Service
       d. Cloud Infrastructure
       e. Cloud Platform
       f. Collaboration/Social Networking Solution
       g. Content Management Solution
       h. Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
       i. Database Innovation
       j. Document Management Solution
       k. Electronic Commerce Solution
       l. Financial Management Solution
       m. Human Capital Management Solution
       n. Integration Solution
       o. International Data Protection Solution
       p. Marketing/Public Relations Solution
       q. Mobile On-Demand Application
       r. Mobile Operations Management Solution
       s. Project Management Solution
       t. Relationship Management Solution
       u. Security Solution
       v. Software Development Solution
       w. Supply Chain Management Solution
       x. Systems Management Solution
       y. Web Services Solution
       z. Other
  • Telecommunications
       a. Hardware
       b. Service
  • Transportation

Every new product that's nominated in the new product or service of the year categories will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.  Public voting will open in July, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards' tech awards ceremony in San Francisco in September 2013.

Our product management awards include:

  • Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
  • Product Development/Management Executive of the Year
  • Product Developer of the Year (for all non-executive product development or management professionals)


The following information is generally required for product awards and product management submissions:

  • An essay of up to 525 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1, 2012.  For the best new product or service of the year categories, this should be an essay about your product or service: Its features, functions, benefits, and performance to date,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department, or team of up to 125 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files, product demonstration videos, and/or web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

Need help deciding which new product or service award you should apply for? Call us at + 1 703-547-8389 or email us at help@stevieawards.com.

Tags: product of the year, product awards, best new product, new product awards, American business awards, business awards, product management, service of the year

3 Tips for Winning New Product Awards in The 2012 IBAs

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 11:43 AM

The final entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, is quickly approaching on 27 June. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – may submit nominations to the IBAs. If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit today.

Here we share three new product awards tips to help you showcase your organization's achievements.

1. Review the business awards categories.
There are several awards categories honoring new products and product management at the 2012 IBAs including:

  • Best New Product or Service of the Year  The International Business Awards
  • Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
  • Product Development/Management Executive of the Year

2. Review the entry submission criteria.
The information requirements for entries in these new product and product management awards categories are generally:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's achievements since 1 January 2011.  For the Best New Product or Service of the Year categories, this should be an essay about your product or service: Its features, functions, benefits, and performance to date.
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department, or team of up to 100 words.
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files, product demonstration videos, and/or web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

3. Review past winners' entries.
The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. 2011 new product and product management honorees included:

Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Not sure which category is right for your organization? Email us at
help@stevieawards.com and we'll direct you to the appropriate categories.

Tags: product of the year, product awards, best new product, new product awards, business awards, product management, services awards, International business awards

24 New Product Awards in The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 @ 09:45 AM

There are 24 best new product or service awards categories in The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program to help you highlight your organization's product of the year. (The 2012 IBAs are now accepting entries. Download your entry kit here and begin submitting your entries by the 16 May entry deadline.) All products and services introduced to the marketplace since 1 January 2011 are eligible for consideration. Nominees may be brand new or new versions.

Our new product awards categories include:

  • Business-to-Business Products
  • Business-to-Business Services   International Business Awards 
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Hardware (Computer, Networking, Peripheral, Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component, Storage, Other)
  • Health & Pharmaceuticals
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Industrial Products & Services
  • Media & Entertainment
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Software
       a. New
       b. New Version
  • Telecommunications
       a. Hardware
       b. Service
  • Transportation
  • Other
  • Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
  • Product Development/Management Executive of the Year

Generally, the information required for product awards and product management submissions include:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's achievements since 1 January 2011.  For the Best New Product or Service of the Year categories, this should be an essay about your product or service: Its features, functions, benefits, and performance to date
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department, or team of up to 100 words
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files, product demonstration videos, and/or web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

Leave us a comment and let us know which of your organization's products and services you'll be submitting entries for by 16 May.

Tags: product of the year, product awards, best new product, new product awards, business awards, product management, services awards, International business awards

51 New Product Awards Categories in The 2012 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 01:38 PM

There are 51 Best New Product or Service of the Year categories in The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. The entry deadline is quickly approaching on March 28, request your entry kit here.

Our new product awards categories include:

  • Business-to-Business Products
  • Business-to-Business Services    
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer ProductsAmerican Business Awards
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Hardware
       a. Computer
       b. Networking
       c. Peripheral
       d. Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component
       e. Storage
       f. Other
  • Health & Pharmaceuticals
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Industrial Products & Services
  • Media & Entertainment
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Software
       a. Asset Management Solution
       b. Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution
       c. Cloud Application/Service
       d. Cloud Infrastructure
       e. Cloud Platform
       f. Collaboration/Social Networking Solution
       g. Content Management Solution
       h. Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
       i. Database Innovation
       j. Document Management Solution
       k. Electronic Commerce Solution
       l. Financial Management Solution
       m. Human Capital Management Solution
       n. Integration Solution
       o. International Data Protection Solution
       p. Marketing/Public Relations Solution
       q. Mobile On-Demand Application
       r. Mobile Operations Management Solution
       s. Project Management Solution
       t. Relationship Management Solution
       u. Security Solution
       v. Software Development Solution
       w. Supply Chain Management Solution
       x. Systems Management Solution
       y. Web Services Solution
       z. Other
  • Telecommunications
       a. Hardware
       b. Service
  • Transportation

Products and services introduced to the marketplace since January 1, 2011 are eligible for our product of the year awards and nominees may be brand new or new versions.

The following information is generally required for product awards and product management submissions:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1, 2011.  For the best new product or service of the year categories, this should be an essay about your product or service: Its features, functions, benefits, and performance to date,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department, or team of up to 100 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files, product demonstration videos, and/or web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

Every new product that's nominated in the new product or service of the year categories will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.  Public voting will open in July, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards' new tech awards ceremony in San Francisco in September 2012.

Need help deciding which new product or service award you should apply for? Call us at + 1 703-547-8389 or email us at help@stevieawards.com.

Tags: product of the year, product awards, best new product, new product awards, American business awards, business awards, product management, service of the year