Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2016 International

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Winners in the 4th annual program include public and private companies from over 30 countries and a wide variety of industries

Best in Biz Awards 2016 International

Best in Biz Awards 2016 International

Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, today announced the winners in its fourth annual International competition. More than 270 public and private companies hailing from all sectors of the global economy and more than 30 countries competed in this year’s International program.

Gold and multiple award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2016 International include: Actiontec, AdTheorent, Azeus Systems, BDNA, Best Version Media, CallidusCloud, Citrix, ClearSlide, Clover, Creative Lodging Solutions, DHL Express (Germany and Vietnam), Earth Friendly Products, ekin Technology (Turkey), Fleetmatics, Fluent Home (Canada), Glassbeam, gyro, Hormel Foods, Information Builders, Isagenix, iXsystems, Kiosked (Finland), Lifesize, Mark One, Motorclean (UK), Newsweek Europe, O.C. Tanner, OptumRx, Pushpay (New Zealand), RES Software, Sino Jet Management (Hong Kong), TaskUs, Tidy Books, Untangle, USANA, Vonage and WP Engine. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2016 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2016-winners.

This year, for the first time, the International program is recognizing the Top 5 Most Awarded companies participating in this year’s competition using a weighted-medal point system. Companies received 3 points for each gold win, 2 points for each silver, and 1 point for each bronze award. This year, the top spot was taken by CallidusCloud, having been recognized for honors in 11 categories (18 points). Actiontec was the second most awarded winner, with 5 awards (10 points). Tied for the third spot were two companies: Creative Lodging Solutions and Pushpay (New Zealand) (each with 8 points) and in fifth position was BDNA (7 points). For more information on the 5 Most Awarded companies, see: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2016-winners-5-most-awarded/.

Members of the judging panel were once again effusive in their praise of the quality of the award entrants in this year’s program:

“Judging Best in Biz Awards is an incredible experience, year after year,” said Sharon Bennett of Bennett Business Connections and Small Business IT (Canada), returning to judge her fourth Best in Biz Awards competition. “The process of assigning a Gold, Silver, and Bronze was very difficult. It’s amazing to see how technology is enabling companies to innovate and push the boundaries. I can not wait to see next year’s entries.”

“It was both an honor and a challenge to judge the Best New Version category, with a diverse range of products all demonstrating innovative development over the last year,” said Cat Ellis, managing editor at PC Format, judging her fifth Best in Biz Awards competition. “Many of the entries were connected by a theme of empowerment – using new technology to remove barriers between managers and data, customers and salespeople. These new versions have the potential to improve the experience of businesses worldwide by giving non-technical people a toolkit that enables them to make better decisions and connect with consumers.”

“Just as prior years, novel companies keep insisting on solving problems we did not even consider had a better solution than classic ones,” said Jaime Rodríguez-Guerra, Computer Hoy, judging his third Best in Biz Awards International competition. “We need to stop relying on the comfortable “that’s the way it is” and insist on the disruptive way of thinking these bright minds present. We face problems every day and we can act to solve them efficiently. The participants in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category prove it year after year.”

“Judging for the Executive of the Year category is quite different from evaluating a company’s overall performance, as you need to carefully consider personal intangibles such as leadership and vision,” said Jon Arnold, principal analyst with J Arnold & Associates, returning to judge his fourth Best in Biz Awards program. “Another challenge is that the candidates came from a wide variety of industries, with each executive facing a distinct set of competitive factors. All of these executives have been successful with their companies, but by evaluating how well their leadership translated into business-level results, I was able to rank order their standing for this category.”

“As a third time judge, I can honestly say that the quality and diversity of the participating companies continues to surprise me,” said Didi Cardoso, editor in chief at Gamer’s Intuition. “While choosing a winner is always a pleasant but never easy task, it all comes down to evaluating functionality and originality. I’m looking forward to returning and seeing what innovative products and services will stand out next year.”

Winners in the 4th annual program were determined based on scoring from an international panel of judges from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 15 countries and all continents. This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as ARD (Germany), Australian (Australia), Bennett Business Connections (Canada), Computer Hoy (Spain), CTV (Canada), Gamers Intuition (United States), HT Mobile (Israel), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), J Arnold & Associates (Canada), Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates), PC Format (United Kingdom), PC Pro (United Kingdom), Radio Ngati Porou (New Zealand), Ventures Africa and Enterprise54.com (Nigeria), Vyapar (India) and Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia).

Best in Biz Awards is now accepting entries in its 6th annual North American program, open to any company from any industry based in or operating in North America, in more than 60 company, department or team, executive, product, and PR and media categories. The late entry deadline is September 16, 2016.

About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, LLC has been recognizing companies for their business success as judged by renowned members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in more than 60 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. Entries in the 6th annual Best in Biz Awards are currently being accepted from all companies based or operating in North America until the final deadline on September 16, 2016. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

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