Product categories

Best in Biz Awards offers the following 14 product categories.

Companies and organizations in all industries and regions in the U.S. or Canada and of all sizes are eligible to enter their products and services in any and all of the categories.

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

01

MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2017 awards
Demonstrated innovations in terms of features, tools, patents, inventions, first-to-market developments etc. required.
Updated for the 2017 awards, 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

02

MOST INNOVATIVE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Demonstrated innovations in terms of features, tools, patents, inventions, first-to-market developments etc. required. Services may be offered in the enterprise, small or medium business, or consumer space.

03

ENTERPRISE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2017 awards
Enterprise products include hardware, software and any other type of products for enterprises and large businesses.
Updated for 2017 awards, 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 * New subcategory for 2017 *
c. Enterprise Product of the Year – HR Software * New subcategory for 2017 *
d. Enterprise Product of the Year – Marketing Software * New subcategory for 2017 *
e. Enterprise Product of the Year – Sales Software * New subcategory for 2017 *
f. Enterprise Product of the Year – Security Software * New subcategory for 2017 *
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)

04

ENTERPRISE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Enterprise services include software-as-a-service, consulting, financial, recruiting and any other services for enterprises and large businesses.

05

SMALL OR MEDIUM BUSINESS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Small and medium business products include hardware, software and any other type of products for small and medium-sized businesses.

06

SMALL OR MEDIUM BUSINESS SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Small and medium business services include software-as-a-service, consulting, financial, recruiting and any other services for small and medium-sized businesses.

07

CONSUMER PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Consumer products include hardware, software, and any other type of consumer products.

08

CONSUMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Consumer services include software-as-a-service, financial, recruiting and any other type of consumer service.

09

BEST NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2017 awards
Products must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since January 1, 2016, not a new version of an existing solution. Previously existing products newly launched into U.S. or Canadian markets since 2016 are eligible as well.
Updated for the 2017 awards, winners in this category will be selected in each of the five 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 – Healthcare and Medical
d. Best New Product of the Year – Education * New subcategory for 2017 *
e. Best New Product of the Year – Consumer

10

BEST NEW SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Service must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since January 1, 2016, not a new version of an existing solution. Previously existing services newly launched into U.S. or Canadian markets since 2016 are eligible as well. Services may be in the enterprise, small or medium business, or consumer space.

11

PRODUCT LINE OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2017 awards
Product lines 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 types of customers.
New for the 2017 awards, 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)

12

BEST NEW VERSION OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2017 awards
New versions of existing products or services must have launched since January 1, 2016.
New for the 2017 awards, 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

Updated for 2017 awards
New product features 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, 2016.
New for the 2017 awards, winners in this category will be selected in each of the two product type subcategories:
a. Best New Product Feature of the Year – Business (Enterprise and Small or Medium Business (SMB)
b. Best New Product Feature of the Year – Consumer

14

APP OF THE YEAR

Applications (apps) created for any type of mobile device or mobile platform 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