19th Oct 2011
More than 300 people gathered at the Marriott in London’s Grosvenor Square on Tuesday night to celebrate the sixth Software Satisfaction Awards, as voted for by the members of AccountingWEB and its sister sites.
Sift Media, our publisher, partnered with technology association Intellect to host the award, which received more than 10,000 votes. Presented by former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, he entertained the audience with his sentiments on the recent RIM crisis and his twitter activities, and added: "It's been better than most awards ceremonies I've been too, I'll give you that!”
Team Seer Ltd won an impressive double for SME Human Resources & Human Capital Management and Enterprise Human Resources & Human Capital Management, as did Relate Software which won awards for the SME CRM & Customer Management and Accountancy Practice Management.
In the Accounting and Finance category, NetSuite Inc won the award for Enterprise and KashFlow Software Ltd took home the award for SME.
TaxCalc from Acorah Software Products Ltd won the tax category and Version One for the Paperless Office & Document Management award.
Pegasus triumphed in the Payroll category with the award for Enterprise Payroll and SME Payroll went to The Payroll Site Ltd.
Enhanced won Reseller of the Year and FreeAgent took home the coveted Software Vendor of the Year.
The Intellect Innovation Award went to biometric software provider Unilink.
Other winners were salesforce.com who took the award for CRM & Customer Management, Sage UK took Business Intelligence & Corporate Performance Management, and E-procurement Software took Advanced Business Solutions.
HMRC’s Stephen Banyard took home the prestigious BASDA Theo Van Dort award.
Sage's Kathryn Shankland said of their win: “Making strategic business decisions in the current economic environment is not easy and at Sage, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers and working in partnership with them to develop software and services that meet the real challenges of today’s business environment.
"Not only is this award special as it has been voted for by business software users across the UK, but it is testimony to the quality of our Sage 200 Business Intelligence solution that provides a powerful management reporting and analytical function and empowers organisations to transform data into an asset from which better decisions can be made.”
Monitoring the ceremony’s Twitter hastag #SSA11 during his speech, Campbell ended the ceremony with a personal award for ‘Most Sycophantic Tweet of the Night’, which went to David Evans at the Chartered Institute for IT.
The full results are available on the Software Satisfaction Awards website.