We got a very good impression and will certainly participate again. This was our first year participating in the CODiE Awards. We didn’t know what to expect with the judges and were pleasantly surprised by their genuine interest. The judges were engaged in the details, so it was pretty clear early on that we were dealing with likewise experts in the subject. This lent a very professional and serious tone to the evaluation and really gave us a chance to dig into the technology. This in turn gave us the feeling that winning a CODiE Award was a real achievement and not just an arbitrary assessment. You can image how excited we were when we found out that we won both categories we competed in.
With only 31 winners from 395 nominations, we were honored to receive two CODiE Awards this year from our industry-peers. The awards affirms the commitment we’ve made to transforming traditional corporate training courses into strategic engagements through learning communities built around ongoing, peer-to-peer interaction. By embedding the concepts of informal learning right into the platform, Blackboard Learn helps increase knowledge retention and there is an immediate, positive impact on business. We are excited to continue the positive momentum we’ve generated in support of our clients.
In 2010, Coveo was pleased to accept its second SIIA CODiE Award in the category of Best Enterprise Search Engine. Our Enterprise Search Platform and Customer Information Access Solutions help organizations easily search and access information stored across the enterprise, by combining structured and unstructured data from any enterprise system, including social networks, into a central, unified index.
The Coveo team enjoys participating in the CODiE awards each year, not only because it is an opportunity to showcase our latest product innovations in the enterprise search and information access market, but also because it is a great opportunity to network with other senior level executives throughout the software and information industry and engage in a meaningful dialogue on our solutions, the business challenges we’re helping organizations to overcome, and the results we’ve achieved for customers.
Each year, we are encouraged by the feedback we receive from members of the Software & Information Industry Association on Coveo’s solutions. As senior level IT executives, they can relate first hand to the business challenges that Coveo is helping organizations overcome, and thus, see the extreme value in Coveo. They too are faced with the growing proliferation of enterprise data and content. In fact, this year, several of the judges were interested in having additional conversations about how Coveo can help their own business and asked to have additional conversations outside the realm of the judging process. Clearly, in this instance, the CODiE judging process also served as a new business opportunity for Coveo as well.
Each year, the award entry process is very seamless. The CODiE Award organizers do a great job of communicating frequently about deadlines, the process, and next steps. They are always readily available to help field questions and provide guidance on the process and have been able to adapt to changes in the marketplace by adding new categories. We look forward to being part of the SIIA CODiE awards for years to come.
Edvance360 was excited to win the CODiE Award for Best Post-Secondary Course or Learning Management System. Since it is an award given by peers in the technology industry, it means more to us than an award from a corporate organization in which membership fees or dues entitle you to be evaluated. We won against some better-known names, so we feel the process is not based on “who you know” or “who knows of you” but is actually entirely focused on what it says it focuses on: peers evaluating their peers to find the very best.
What does the award mean to your company? Being recognized by industry peers as best in class is both an honor and validation that our continued focus on delivering a powerful, yet easy to use cloud integration service (Informatica Cloud) is the right strategy.
How was the overall CODiE experience? We appreciated being nominated in multiple categories and enjoyed having the opportunity to demonstrate Informatica Cloud to a panel of judges from the industry. We also appreciate the fact that our acceptance of the award was recorded and is available for viewing internally and externally.
What was a highlight of the experience? Receiving the award of course and now being able to display it prominently on our website and in our lobby.
We were extremely happy to learn about winning the CODiE for Best Systems Management Solution – for the third year in a row! We wondered if winning in the past might hurt our chances (like the awards given out at some trade shows from sponsors who want to “share the wealth” in passing out awards). But given that the judges are different every year, and there is a different mix of other vendors, it turns out it really didn’t matter. We just had to make sure we told our compelling story and gave a great demo to explain to the judges what we do that is unique and valuable for the industry.
This year it seemed there were a lot of contestants and we entered two categories, so it was quite hectic (two sets of demos instead of one). Nevertheless, the coordination challenges were well managed by SIIA despite having to move a few dates.
For me the new highlight came when we decide to register and send one of our key Board members to the awards luncheon. We sort of told him what to expect, but when he got there and saw all the different vendors, CEOs, etc. he realized this was a pretty big deal. And when we won, well all I can say is the same day we had told our board we just landed a big customer, but all our Board member could think about was that we won and how excited and happy he was to pick up the award and say a few words. Interestingly enough, this was a first for him in terms of the portfolio of companies he works with. So we scored some points with him as well! In any case, thanks to SIIA again for coordinating the CODiEs. We value this more because it comes from an organization of peers and because we know there is a lot more work behind this than the “quick and dirty” evals that go on at trade shows.
We are honored to have RM Podium recognized by our peers and other industry leaders in this prestigious competition. We understand how important it is to create tools that allow students to demonstrate learning and be engaged in project-based learning and is such a privilege to have RM Podium recognized as such by others in the education technology industry.
"And the winner is...SoftChalk" - as we heard our name announced at the CODiE awards ceremony, we felt excited, proud and awed by the recognition of our peers. SoftChalk has been fortunate to win 'Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution' and 'Best Education Technology Solution for Productivity/Creativity' for the past two years.
When we entered the competition, we were hopeful that we might win, but we knew there would be many worthy competitors. Like all busy companies, we were uncertain whether the time commitment to complete the award process would be a worthwhile investment. But the prestige of the CODiE award convinced us to apply.
Submitting the initial application was straightforward. The CODiE staff did a great job answering questions and guiding us through the process. During the judging, we conducted online demonstrations of SoftChalk and encouraged the judges to download our 30-day free trial. The time commitment was small in comparison to the benefits. In addition to the honor of the awards, we benefited from the judges' insightful feedback on our product. We also feel the CODiE process promoted the exposure of SoftChalk.
Our goal at SoftChalk has always been to provide users with a high-quality, easy -to-use content authoring solution. It is a privilege to be honored by others in the education technology industry. We look forward to next year's competition.
Receiving an award of this caliber recognizes the work Zeus has done to bring application delivery to the next stage of innovation alongside advancements in IT environments, like cloud computing. The fact that our product was named the Best Cloud Infrastructure Application is a true testament to the dedication and technological progress of the team here at Zeus.
How was the overall CODiE experience? We thoroughly enjoyed networking with the other companies at this year’s event. We felt that the atmosphere of camaraderie among contestants proved to be a clear indication of the high quality of organizations included in the CODiE awards. Additionally, the SIIA employees’ professionalism and constant eagerness to answer contestants’ questions made the application process and awards luncheon very enjoyable.
What was a highlight of the experience? The highlight of this experience was being counted among the many top industry leaders, and being named the Best Cloud Infrastructure Application on the market.