Software Satisfaction Awards 2011

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Natalie Brandweiner
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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 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.


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By nigel
19th Oct 2011 18:11

Online comes of age

Interesting to see once again that online accounting applications have dominated the awards. Is this down to user satisfaction being greater than with desktop software, or is it the overall higher popularity of the new online apps?

Or, being online are they just better placed to encourage their users to vote for them?

I'd prefer to think that the tide has finally turned and that online has now fully come of age.


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By elansea
20th Oct 2011 11:41

Well done Taxcalc

Great to see Taxcalc up there with the winners yet again. Let's hope they are not too distracted by their misguided venture into accounts prep!

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20th Oct 2011 12:36

Well done!

It was a really enjoyable evening - great to see Version One winning the document management award for the 3rd time - great achievement! Also great news about Advanced Business Solutions coming away with the eprocurement award - congratulatations everyone! :-)


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20th Oct 2011 14:29


A victory for Cloud Computing and online in general.

SAGE and Quickbooks are being left behind, most accountants in business are saying about time too!



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By dbs
20th Oct 2011 14:48

Congratualtions to Relate on your double success

Many congratulations to the whole team at Relate on your double success at the software awards. Being able to operate a practice efficiently is critical and your Practice Management Software has been a key part of our operations at Ellacotts LLP to allow us to continue to grow in these difficult times. Thank you.

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21st Oct 2011 21:56

Makes one think.....

Theo van Dort Award is presented to the person who has done the most to foster collaboration within the industry.  

HMRC’s Stephen Banyard took home the prestigious BASDA Theo Van Dort award. Makes one think... ..........

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