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Business Software Satisfaction Awards 2007 - The results

10th Oct 2007
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More than 300 people gathered at The Brewery in London on Tuesday 9 October for the Business Software Satisfaction Awards 2007 organised by Sift Media.

The 2007 awards cover suppliers who serve members of all of Sift Media's online professional communities -,,, UK Business Forums,, TrainingZone, HRZone and

Nearly 2,000 software users took the time to tell us about the systems they used and what they thought of them and the awards and commendations that follow are based on their first-hand experiences. This makes the Business Software Satisfaction Awards a unique accolade and a truly independent and effective indicator of product and support quality.

For further information on the awards and a PDF download of our 2007 Software Satisfaction Annual, visit the dedicated Business Software Satisfaction Awards website.


Small Business Accounting Software
Winner Intuit QuickBooks
Nominees Mamut Business, MYOB
Honourable mentions MoneyManager, Pastel
Mid-Range Accounting Software
WinnerAccess Dimensions
Nominees Pegasus Opera II, Exchequer
Honourable mentions Topaz, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Infor SunSystems
Enterprise Accounting Software
WinnerPS Financials
Nominees Infor FMS SunSystems, Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Honourable mention PeopleSoft
Tax & Practice Software
WinnerDrummohr Tax Assistant
Nominees VT Accounts/Transactions, Digita
Honourable mentions Forbes, APS, Practice Engine
Paperless Office Software
Winner Version One
Nominees Business-Work-Ware, Invu
Honourable mention: PracticeNet Rapport
Web-based accounts software
Nominees NetSuite, Sage 50 Accounts Online
Honourable mentions Liberty Accounts, WinWeb
BI/Corporate Performance Management Software
Nominees Hyperion, Business Objects
Honourable mentions Adaptive Planning, Inca Planning
Excel-based Applications
WinnerPegasus XRL
Nominees Rugged Logic, XL Cubed
Payroll Software
WinnerMoneysoft PayrollManager
Nominees QuickBooks Payroll, Pegasus Opera II Payroll
Honourable mentions QTAC, IRIS Intex, Superpay
Integrated HR/Payroll
Nominees Midland, IRIS Business Suite
Honourable mentions Topaz, KCS
Enterprise HR
Nominees Vizual, SAP
Honourable mention COA OpenPeople
Talent Management
Nominees Plateau, Networx
Honourable mention Success Factors, HRM Software, Pilat
Learning Management Systems
Nominees IRIS/CS Group Consensus, E2train Kadullus
Honourable mentions Telematica, Intellego
On Demand CRM
Nominees, NetSuite
On Premise CRM
Nominees Maximizer, Frontrange Goldmine
Honourable mention Oracle
Small Business CRM
Nominees Microsoft CRM, Sage ACT!
Honourable mention salesoutlook
Mid-Range CRM
Nominees Pivotal,
Enterprise CRM
Nominees Oracle, SAP
WinnerJMC IT
Nominees Armstrong Consultants, HBP
Honourable mentions 5 Star Computer Systems, Atlas Business, Enhanced Computer Solutions, Hoge 100 Business Systems

BASDA's Theo van Dort Award for the individual who has done the most to promote collaboration within the business software industry was presented to HMRC chief information officer Steve Lamey - newly promoted to chief operating officer.

Business Software Satisfaction Survey methodology
The 2007 Business Software Satisfaction Awards are based on an online survey that drew nearly 2,000 responses from Sift Media's portfolio of professional online communities -,,,,,, and

Survey participants were asked to rate their systems in different functional categories, as well as the resellers who implemented the systems. To ensure that the nominations were based on statistically significant samples, those listed here are vendors who achieved the highest ratings from more than 5% of the category sample. Those suppliers who did not achieve the 5% threshold, but scored higher than the category average have been acknowledged with "honourable mentions".

Further AccountingWEB coverage of the 2007 Business Software Satisfaction Awards is available here.


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By carnmores
22nd Feb 2008 19:41

ah well
the meek shall inherit the earth

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By Sheila Morrison
11th Oct 2007 16:04

Well done Drummohr
Having had to suffer the complete lack of user friendliness of Keytime for the past year this is a revelation. Having previously used Objective Tax which was was superb, since being taken over by Keytime it morphed into the the most difficult software on the planet. Drummohr was recommended by another accountant and I could not be more pleased with its ease of use and simplicity.
I shall not be changing again and please do not sell out. I cold not bear it.

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11th Oct 2007 15:17

Congratulations to Drummohr for winning the Tax & Practice Software category. This is thoroughly deserved, because the software is so user friendly. My practice has used TaxAssistant for 8 years and I would not dream of using anything else.

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