THINKstrategies Launches Best of SaaS Showplace Awards
New Program Spotlights Vendors Delivering Measurable Business Benefits to Customers
Wellesley, MA - January 7, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced the launch today of a new awards program aimed at showing how Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud computing and other on-demand services are helping organizations of all sizes across every industry grapple with the operational challenges created by today's unprecedented economic crisis.
The new Best of SaaS Showplace Awards are aimed at promoting the tangible benefits which web-based services can deliver. The awards will be given to SaaS and cloud computing companies which can demonstrate that their on-demand solutions have produced measurable business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits could be increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, etc.
"I founded the SaaS Showplace in 2006 to provide an online resource center which would help IT and business decision-makers better understand the concept of on-demand services and help providers promote their solutions," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and founder of the SaaS Showplace, as well as the Managed Services Showplace. "The Best of SaaS Showplace award program is aimed at continuing that tradition by bringing attention to those providers who are delivering real value to their customers."
The Best of SaaS Showplace award program will be an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS/cloud computing companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
In order to qualify for a BoSS Award, companies must fulfill the following criteria,
Be incorporated and have a SaaS solution in general availability, not beta.
Be registered as a SaaS Provider or Enabling Technology Supplier on the SaaS Showplace.
Be able to quantify the business benefits of their SaaS solution(s) for specific user organizations.
Be able to name the user organization(s) and provide contact information for someone who can verify the business benefits the organization(s) received.
BoSS award winners will be given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners will also be recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter, and will be able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
Give enterprise decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
Give SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
Give enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.
The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com.
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About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is a strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
In addition to the Software-as-a-Service Showplace, THINKstrategies is also the founder of the Managed Services Showplace, a vendor-independent, online directory and information resource center of managed service solutions.
For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact us at email@example.com.
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THINKstrategies, SaaS Showplace and Managed Services are registered trademarks of THINKstrategies, Inc.