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I would like to thank all organizations that submitted for their dedication to technology innovation and for striving to push the boundary of standard business practices

    BEND, OR, June 27, 2019 — Ventana Research today announced the 27 finalists of the 12th Annual Digital Innovation Awards. These awards identify the top technologies that have the most striking impact in their respective markets, recognizing pioneering vendors that contribute advancements in technology, drive change and increase value for organizations worldwide. Out of all the nominations, these 27 finalists are exemplar providers who push technology to go further.

The 12th annual awards cover nine categories aligned to our expertise areas: Analytics, Big Data, Customer Experience, Digital Technology, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Operations & Supply Chain, and Sales, along with an overall award. Nominations were open for organizations across business and IT, technology vendors and consulting firms. Award finalists were chosen by the expert research team at Ventana Research, which scored the submissions on digital innovation that most successfully maximizes the value of all the organization's assets – its people, processes, information and technology. The winners in each category, along with the overall winner, will be announced in an industry press release later this week.

“I would like to thank all organizations that submitted for their dedication to technology innovation and for striving to push the boundary of standard business practices,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, “I would also like to congratulate all the finalists for their superb technology that can change and shape the industry.”

These Digital Innovation Awards span the 9 areas of expertise at Ventana Research, with one overall Digital Innovation Award winner.

The finalists for the 12th Annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards are:

Analytics – This award is for the technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in any use or application of analytics across business and/or IT.
Celonis for Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud
MicroStrategy for HyperIntelligence
ThoughtSpot for SearchIQ and SpotIQ

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

Databricks for Delta Lake
Informatica for Enterprise Data Catalog
Reltio for Reltio Cloud

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

Content Guru for brain and storm® SPEAK™:ASR
Sharpen Technologies for Sharpen
Verint Unified VoC

Digital Innovation – This award for a technology vendor that best exemplifies innovation in the technologies that support any or all of the following areas: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Mobile Technology, Social Media or Wearable Computing.

Flutura Business Solutions for Celebra
Interactions for Interactions
PTC for Vuforia

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

Gomo for Gomo Learning
Kronos for Kronos Workforce Dimensions and Employee Perspectives
Workday for Workday skills cloud

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

Rio SEO for Rio SEO
Salesforce for Salesforce Marketing Cloud
Salsify for Salsify PXM Platform

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

IBM for IBM Blockchain Platform
PROS for Price Optimization and Management
ServiceNow for ServiceNow Finance Operations Management

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

Akeneo for Akeneo Ask Franklin
JDA Software for JDA Luminate  
One Network Enterprises for ONE Platform and NEO and ONE Blockchain

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

Collective[ i ] for Collective[ i ]
Gong for Gong
Xactly for Xactly Sales Planning

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: www.ventanaresearch.com/resources/awards/innovation

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