Product categories

Best in Biz Awards offers the following 14 product categories.

Companies are allowed and encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories in Best in Biz Awards 2014.

Entries in the fourth annual North American awards program are currently being accepted, with the late entry deadline on September 19, 2014.

01

MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Products created by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated innovations in terms of features, tools, patents, inventions, first-to-market developments etc. required.
New in the 2014 awards, winners in this category will be selected in each of the three 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 – Consumer

02

MOST INNOVATIVE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

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

03

ENTERPRISE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Enterprise products created by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. This includes hardware, software, financial products and applications for enterprises and large businesses.
Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three product type subcategories:
a. Enterprise Product of the Year – Hardware
b. Enterprise Product of the Year – Software
c. Enterprise Product of the Year – Other

04

ENTERPRISE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

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

05

SMALL OR MEDIUM BUSINESS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

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

06

SMALL OR MEDIUM BUSINESS SERVICE OF THE YEAR

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

07

CONSUMER PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Consumer products created by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. This includes hardware, software, financial products, appliances, and any other type of consumer products.

08

CONSUMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR

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

09

BEST NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

New products created or launched on or after January 1, 2013 by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada and sizes are eligible. Product must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since 2013, not a new version of an existing solution. Previously existing products newly launched into U.S. or Canadian markets since 2013 are eligible as well.
Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three product type subcategories:
a. Best New Product of the Year – Enterprise
b. Best New Product of the Year – Small or Medium Business (SMB)
c. Best New Product of the Year – Consumer

10

BEST NEW SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Brand new services created since January 1, 2013 by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Service must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since 2013, not a new version of an existing solution. Previously existing services newly launched into U.S. or Canadian markets since 2013 are eligible as well.

11

PRODUCT LINE OF THE YEAR

Product lines created by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, 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.

12

BEST NEW VERSION OF THE YEAR

New versions of existing products or services created by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. New version must have launched since January 1, 2013.

13

BEST NEW PRODUCT FEATURE OF THE YEAR

New product feature introduced by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, 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.

14

APP OF THE YEAR

New for 2014 awards
Applications (apps) created for any type of mobile device or mobile platform by companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible.