Product categories

Best in Biz Awards International offers the following 15 product categories.

Companies are allowed and encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories in Best in Biz Awards 2018 International. Since each entry is judged separately in each category it is submitted in, entries submitted in multiple categories are eligible to win multiple awards. Companies winning multiple awards are automatically considered for the coveted Most Awarded companies list.

Please note that with the exception of Best New Product of the Year and Best New Service of the Year categories, products do not need to be new to be eligible for the awards. We ask, however, that in your submission you focus on achievements, data and stats accomplished during the eligibility period, that is since January 1, 2017. This doesn’t necessarily have to mean major changes to the product – just up-to-date sales growth percentages, customer quotes, case studies or patents/awards/reviews since January 1, 2017.

01

MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Products created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated innovations in terms of features, tools, patents, inventions, first-to-market developments etc. required.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the five product type subcategories:
a. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Enterprise
b. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Small or Medium Business (SMB)
c. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Healthcare and Medical
d. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Education * New subcategory for 2017 *
e. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Consumer

02

MOST INNOVATIVE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Services offered by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated innovations in terms of features, tools, patents, inventions, first-to-market developments etc. required.

03

MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT FEATURE OF THE YEAR

New for 2018 awards

New product feature introduced by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. New feature can be offered in an existing product or service or be part of a completely new product or service. New product feature must have been introduced since January 1, 2017.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the two product type subcategories:
a. Best New Version of the Year – Enterprise and Small or Medium Business (SMB)
b. Best New Version of the Year – Consumer

04

ENTERPRISE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Enterprise products created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. This includes hardware, software, financial products and appliances for enterprises and large businesses.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the eight product type subcategories:
a. Enterprise Product of the Year – Hardware
b. Enterprise Product of the Year – Financial Software
c. Enterprise Product of the Year – HR Software
d. Enterprise Product of the Year – Marketing Software
e. Enterprise Product of the Year – Sales Software
f. Enterprise Product of the Year – Security Software
g. Enterprise Product of the Year – Software (all other types of enterprise software)
h. Enterprise Product of the Year – Other (all other types of enterprise products)

05

ENTERPRISE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Enterprise services created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. This includes software-as-a-service, consulting, financial and recruiting services for enterprises and large businesses.

06

SMALL OR MEDIUM BUSINESS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Small and medium business products created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. This includes hardware, software, financial products and appliances for small and medium-sized businesses.

07

SMALL OR MEDIUM BUSINESS SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Small and medium business services created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. This includes software-as-a-service, consulting, financial and recruiting services for small and medium-sized businesses.

08

CONSUMER PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Consumer products created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. This includes hardware, software, financial products, appliances, and any other type of consumer products.

09

CONSUMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Consumer services created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. This includes software-as-a-service, financial and recruiting services, and any other type of consumer service.

10

BEST NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Brand new products created since January 1, 2017 by companies from all industries, regions worldwide and sizes are eligible. Product must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since 2017, not a new version of an existing solution. Products launched anywhere in the world since 2017 by companies founded prior to 2017 are eligible as well.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the four product type subcategories:
a. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Enterprise
b. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Small or Medium Business (SMB)
c. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Healthcare and Medical
d. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Education * New subcategory for 2017 *
e. Most Innovative Product of the Year – Consumer

11

BEST NEW SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Brand new services created since January 1, 2017 by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Service must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since 2017, not a new version of an existing solution. Services newly launched anywhere in the world since 2017 by companies founded prior to 2017 are eligible as well.

12

BEST NEW VERSION OF THE YEAR

New versions of existing products or services created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. New version must have launched since January 1, 2017.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the two product type subcategories:
a. Best New Version of the Year – Enterprise and Small or Medium Business (SMB)
b. Best New Version of the Year – Consumer

13

BEST NEW PRODUCT FEATURE OF THE YEAR

New product feature introduced by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. New feature can be offered in an existing product or service or be part of a completely new product or service. New product feature must have been introduced since January 1, 2017.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the two product type subcategories:
a. Best New Version of the Year – Enterprise and Small or Medium Business (SMB)
b. Best New Version of the Year – Consumer

14

PRODUCT LINE OF THE YEAR

Product lines created by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. This can include a product line exclusively geared to enterprises, small/medium businesses or consumers, or a product line that includes a variety of products geared towards different customers.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three product type subcategories:
a. Product Line of the Year – Enterprise and Small or Medium Business (SMB)
b. Product Line of the Year – Consumer
c. Product Line of the Year – Mixed (Business and Consumer)

15

APP OF THE YEAR

Applications (apps) created for any type of mobile device or mobile platform by companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the two app type subcategories:
a. App of the Year – Enterprise and Small or Medium Business (SMB)
b. App of the Year – Consumer