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European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2013 finalists announced

  • 64 companies from 15 countries represented

[London, 31 January 2013] The finalists for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2013 - 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 64 companies from 15 European countries have made the finals. The winners will be announced at the European IT & Software Excellence 2013 Awards Dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, on 13th March 2013.

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 24 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. "Finalists have come from right across Europe with Central and Eastern European countries well represented."

"The judges were impressed with the quality of all the entries and the obvious work that had gone into preparing them," stated John Chapman, Editorial Director at IT Europa. "There has been tremendous enthusiasm from the channel for this event and we received nearly twice as many entries this year despite the difficult trading period across Europe. The quality of entries was also much higher, with some superb entries particularly in the new categories of Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Communications and Mobility."

There were nine categories for ISVs and eight 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

Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year
accessplanit
iTAnalyzer
Tollring
Vecta Sales Solutions Ltd

Communications/Mobility Solution of the Year
Appear Networks
Lance Software srl
Lance Software srl
TotalSoft SA

ERP/Supply Chain Management Solution of the Year
SAP
SIVECO Romania
UNIT4 Business Software

Government Solution of the Year
IN2 d.o.o.
Portugal Telecom, SA
Shoothill Limited
SIVECO Romania

Information & Document Management Solution of the Year
IBA Group
iTernity
PRISYM ID
SAP

Relationship Management Solution of the Year
ccapps
IBA Group
SAP
Vecta Sales Solutions Ltd

SaaS Solution of the Year
Cybertill
Debriefing Software A/S
GradWeb
Veeam Software

Software Innovation Solution of the Year
INSOFT Development & Consulting
PCMS
purechannelapps
PureNet
SIVECO Romania

Vertical Market Solution of the Year
accessplanit
CentraStage
MSM Risk Management Ltd
PCMS
TotalSoft SA

Solution Provider Categories - Finalists

Datacentre Solution of the Year
EACS Limited
Green Fields Technology
Northdoor plc

Enterprise Solution of the Year
Charterhouse Voice & Data plc
Cisilion
EPAM Systems Inc.
PT Comunicacoes - SI Division
UC4 Software

Government Solution of the Year
Bnova srl
Informed Solutions
INSOFT Development & Consulting
SIVECO Romania

Managed Service Solution of the Year
Azzurri Communications Ltd
Green Fields Technology
Vision (Office Automation) Limited
Wavex Technology Ltd

Mobility/Communications Solution of the Year
Azzurri Communications Ltd
HCL Technologies
VeliQ
Yes Europa Ltd

SME Solution of the Year
DRI Portugal
Green Fields Technology
Incom Business Systems Ltd
PelicanCorp (UK) Limited
Polymorph Ltd

Storage/Information Management Solution of the Year
BPMonline
Bull Information Systems
ICB- InterConsult Bulgaria
INSOFT Development & Consulting

Vertical Solution of the Year
Cognizant Technology Solutions
ISO Software Systeme GmbH
Northdoor plc
PCS SA
SIVECO Romania

Supplier Categories - Finalists

Distributor of the Year
Arrow ECS
CMS Distribution Ltd
Exclusive Networks UK
Info Quest
Westcoast
Wick Hill

Hardware Vendor of the Year
EMC
Emulex
HP
Juniper Networks

Software Vendor of the Year
NetSuite
Oracle
SAP AG

Service Provider of the Year
Amazon Web Services
Easynet
Microsoft Azure

Finance / Support Services Provider of the Year
ccaps
BNP Paribas

The European IT & Software Excellence 2013 Awards Dinner, at which the winners will be announced, will be held on 13th March 2013 at the Lancaster London Hotel. Amongst the leading companies sponsoring the Awards Dinner are BNP Paribas, HP, Oracle and SAP. For further information visit: http://www.iteawards.com/

The European IT & Software Excellence 2013 Awards Dinner is being staged following the European ISV Convention which takes place at the same venue during the day. For further information visit: http://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: http://www.iteuropa.com/

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

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