Here at Capterra, we place a lot of value on reviews. If you skim our project management software directory, you’ll note that we prioritize listings based on amount of user feedback. But reviews aren’t the only way to evaluate how others are enjoying their PM software.
What many buyers don’t know is that there are project management software awards doled out regularly all year, every year. These awards highlight the excellence within the industry, noting software options that provide more than just a basic app.
Without further ado, here’s a list of four project management software companies who have won big awards in 2015 for their tools.
1. The Sleeter Group’s Awesome Application Program
Winner: BQE BillQuick
The Sleeter Group’s Awesome Application Program is a competition largely for accounting software. However, this year’s pick also functions as a project management tool. BQE BillQuick is good for both small and large firms as it offers scalable solutions to choose from. This project management software solution is great for firms who need accounting integrations, offering compatibility with Intuit, Microsoft, Sage, and MYOB.
Price: Starts at $14.95 per user per month.
The Awesome Application Program is for accounting software companies who are older than four years old and are shipping in the United States.
2. Gainsight’s Most Innovative Company in Customer Success
Joining other winners (Box, BrightEdge, OpenDNS, and Workday), Clarizen stood out as a project management software solution with outstanding customer experience. Clarizen is great for collaboration, offering a cloud-based system where teams can work together with live updates, Agile work methodology, and excellent reporting systems. Clarizen is intuitive and easy to learn, and offers substantial professional services, including daily webinars, customer success professionals, and outlets to ask questions directly to Clarizen for any support needs.
Price: Starts at $30 per user per month
Gainsight’s Most Innovative Company in Customer Success awards are reserved for companies that have “differentiated their brands in the marketplace through an innovative approach to Customer Success.”
3. SIIA Software CODiE Award For Best Project Management Solution
This year, LiquidPlanner took home a coveted CODiE award for “Best Project Management Solution.” The software solution is best for IT and enterprise companies, offering a unique “predictive scheduling engine” which updates project portfolios in real time. Its power is in its reporting and analytics: the software automatically predicts what needs to be done for each phase of a project.
Price: Starts at $29 per user per month
The CODiE awards are a highly competitive software industry staple where investors, bloggers, industry executives, and industry analysts come together to honor industry leaders.
4. FinancesOnline Best Project Management Software
Wrike stands out for not only the FinancesOnline Best Project Management Software award, but also for winning the FinancesOnline Supreme Software award. According to Wrike’s press release, they were honored for their product’s simplicity, outstanding features, and “top-level customer support.” Wrike is, indeed, an outstanding product, with integrations with Box and Zendesk, an intuitive dashboard, and very competitive pricing.
Price: Free for up to five users. After that, scales up from $49 a month.
FinancesOnline’s Best Project Management Software award is determined by functionality, user experience, and customer support.
There were lots of other award winners this year. For example, Genius Project won the Top-Innovator Excellence Award in Germany, Smartsheet won Seattle Business Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For, and UDA ConstructionSuite won Construction Executive Magazine’s Top Product Award. There were also several Garner “Cool” winners, including Mavenlink, Cascade, Redbooth, Smartsheet, and Teamwork.com.
The project management software field is pushing forward with new innovations every day, and awards recognizing individual vendors’ achievements can point you to some great, advanced solutions. Were there any major awards that I missed? What do you think about the awarded software? Leave a sentence or two below with your thoughts!
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