Naples, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2010
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has announced that INgage Networks' ELAvate platform has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards in the 'Best Social Networking Solution' category. All products that qualified as finalists will now be reviewed by members of SIIA, who will vote to select the winner for this category, as well as 55 other categories. The winners will be announced in May.
"This is the twenty-fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program," noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. "In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. INgage Networks has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting."
Nominated products undergo an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and others with deep experience in the field, with only the highest scoring entries making it to the finalist round. Although the number of vendors vying for leadership in the enterprise social software space is estimated to be in the hundreds - with 40 recognized in the 2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software - INgage Networks prevails as one of only three vendors named as CODiE finalists in this category, alongside Salesforce and LexisNexis.
"The CODiE Awards reflect the commitment to excellence and leadership shared by everyone here at INgage Networks, and we are honored to be named as a finalist for the third consecutive year," said Kim Patrick Kobza, President and CEO of INgage Networks. "We hold a great deal of respect for the rigorous judging process that has remained consistent over the years, which provides the marketplace with a distinction that offers unparalleled confidence and assurance that the winners are indeed among the best in the industry."
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.
About INgage Networks
Established in 1999, INgage Networks (formerly Neighborhood America) provides award-winning enterprise social software and services that enables organizations to collaborate online with their networks of employees, customers and partners to gain real-time intelligence. The company's SaaS solution ELAvate, voted the software industry's "Best Social Networking Solution," includes a mobile marketing application, advanced analytics and Social CRM integration to drive actionable results. Visit http://www.ingagenetworks.com.