Annual Awards highlight innovative technology advancements across the industry

BEND, OR, July 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ventana Research today announced the 10 winners of the 12th Annual Digital Innovation Awards. These awards identify the technologies that have the most striking innovation and impact in their respective categories. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards recognize trailblazing vendors that contribute advancements in technology, drive change, and increase value for organizations worldwide. The awards are backed by market research and analyst subject matter and technology expertise across business and IT.

As part of the scoring process and methodology, Ventana Research analysts examine submissions for not just the innovative technology approach, but also how the innovations apply to people, processes, information and technology, business impact, and value. All technology vendors were invited to participate by nominating their innovations to be considered for the awards. Award winners were selected based on their technology and the extent to which they help organizations innovate or enhance the productivity and outcomes of their business or IT processes.

“We would like to thank all technology suppliers that submitted, along with the finalists for the 12th Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. “This year’s submissions were extremely fierce across all categories, further supporting the rapid technological advancement in digital innovation. Selecting the winner in each category from the finalists was no easy task for the research team. Congratulations to this year’s winners for their technology investments that brought about these innovations, and for setting the pace on how technology can enable new breakthroughs in business processes and ultimately the critical business outcomes expected.”

These Digital Innovation Awards span the nine areas of expertise at Ventana Research, with one overall Digital Innovation Award winner who had the highest score in innovation and impact.

The winners of the 12th Annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards are:

The Overall Digital Innovation Award Winner – This award is the most prestigious award offered. It is given to a vendor who best exemplifies overall innovation and impact to the industry.

We are proud to honor: MicroStrategy for HyperIntelligence

Analytics – This award is for the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in any use or application of analytics.

Winner: Celonis for Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud

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

Winner: Databricks for Delta Lake

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

Winner: Verint for Verint Unified VoC

Digital Innovation – This award is for the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Analytics, AI and Machine Learning, Blockchain, Collaborative Computing, Conversational Computing, Data, eXtended Reality, Internet of Things, Mobile Computing.

Winner: Interactions for Intelligent Virtual Assistant

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

Winner: Workday for Workday Skills Cloud

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

Winner: Salsify for Salsify PXM Platform

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

Winner: IBM for IBM Blockchain Platform

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

Winner: Akenoe for Akeneo Ask Franklin

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

Winner: Gong for Gong

Ventana Research highlights and acknowledges the importance of these innovations through the annual Digital Innovation Awards. To learn more about the Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards and to see what previous award recipients have said about them please visit: https://www.ventanaresearch.com/resources/awards/innovation

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