Ventana Research Announces 2018 Digital Innovation Awards Finalists

Advisory and Market Research firm highlights 27 finalists as Digitally Innovative

BEND, OR, October 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ventana Research today announced the finalists of the 2018 Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards. The Digital Innovation Awards recognize technology providers that have introduced noteworthy innovations in technology that advance business and IT. They showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications as well as technology that contributes significantly to improved efficiency, productivity and the performance of an organization.

“I would like to congratulate all organizations that submitted for their dedication to technology innovation for being more digitally effective,” said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer at Ventana Research, “Congratulations to all the finalists for their superb technology that can change and shape the industry.”

The 2018 Awards cover 9 categories aligned to our expertise areas: Analytics, Big Data, Customer Experience, Digital Technology, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Operations & Supply Chain, and Sales, along with an overall award. Nominations were open for organizations across business and IT, technology vendors and consulting firms. Award finalists were chosen by the expert research team of Ventana Research, by scoring the submissions based on digital innovation that most successfully maximizes the value of all the organization’s assets – its people, processes, information and technology. The winners in each category, along with the overall winner, will be announced in an industry press release later this week.

The categories, finalists and software suppliers are:

Analytics – This award is for the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in any use or application of analytics across business and/or IT

Domo for Domo

H2O.ai for H2O Driverless AI

Salesforce for Einstein Analytics

Big Data – This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in big data and related technologies for supporting data and information management related needs

Domino Data Lab for Domino

Teradata for Vanage

Alation for Trustcheck

Customer Excellence – This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in applications and technologies that support the engagement with customers for any purpose

NewVoiceMedia for Conversation Analyzer

CallMiner for Eureka Alert

Verint for Intelligent Virtual Assistant

Digital Innovation – This award for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Mobile Technology, Social Media or Wearable Computing

Blue Prism for Blue Prism

Salesforce for Einstein Voice

Solace for Solace PubSub+

Human Capital Management – This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the applications and technologies that support human capital management

ADP for Compass

Beeline for Self-Sourcing

IBM for IBM Watson Candidate Assistant

Marketing – This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the applications and technologies that support marketing

CoreValue for CoreContent

Akeneo for PIM.AI

Drift for Drift

Office of Finance – This award Is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the applications and technologies that support the office of finance

OneStream Software for XF Platform & XF MarketPlace

Sage Intacct for Contract and Revenue Management

Workiva for Wdata

Operations and Supply Chain – This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support the operations or service/supply chain

Dploy Solutions for Dploy Solutions

24/7 Software, Inc for 24/7 Software

Kinaxis for Self-Hearing Supply Chain

Sales – This award is for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the application or technologies that support the sales organization

Conversica for Conversica

Oracle for Oracle Sales Assistant

HubSpot for HubSpot Sales Hub

“The Digital Innovation Awards highlight technology providers that exemplify innovation and strive to create solutions that improve people, processes, information, and technology,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. “The nominations this year were phenomenal. These organizations, in particular, are to be congratulated for striving to bring real innovation to their customers and to the markets they serve.”

To learn more about the Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards, please visit https://www.ventanaresearch.com/resources/awards/innovation-awards.

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

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