86 companies from 21 countries represented amongst the finalists
[London, 26 February 2016] The finalists for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016 (www.iteawards.com) – the leading pan-European awards for ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners – were announced today by IT Europa.

A total of 86 companies from 21 European countries have made the finals.

The winners will be announced at the European IT & Software Excellence 2016 Awards Dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, on 14th April 2016.Now in their 8th year, this year’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards attracted over 400 entries from more than 31 countries.

The awards are given for IT solutions that get to the heart of customer issues, delivering better business, a clearer understanding of data, and more efficient and profitable outcomes.

The judges, with many decades of experience of IT industry involvement between them, have arrived at a list of finalists that they believe truly reflects both the strength of Europe’s IT industry and some of the changes in the direction occurring within it.
John Garratt, Editor of IT Europa, who heads the judges’ panel says: “This year has seen more entries than ever, and an even wider spread of project types – from mobility, security and management to software-as-a-service packages for key vertical markets, and from data-driven systems using the new power of analytics to others which effectively replace costly old systems with new and far more efficient apps, increasingly driven in the cloud.

The result is the best-ever advertisement for the capabilities of European IT, and we could not help but be impressed by the skills on display and the effort that has gone into effective IT delivery.”
The award winners will be announced on April 14 at a gala dinner and awards ceremony following the day-long European Software and Solutions Summit 2016 (www.eusss.com) where director-level representatives of leading ISVs and Solution Providers will meet with hardware, software and service organisations to discuss some of the changes impacting the sector and to develop business relationships.
The finalists:Solution Provider categories
SME Solution of the YearLanteria123 Insight LimitedJETCAM international s.a.rl.The NAV PeopleSchnell Solution LimitedHardware GroupUtilize Plc
Enterprise Solution of the YearOnyx GroupWürth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KGGreen Fields TechnologySprint InnovationsBearingPoint Software SolutionsCleverbridge
Datacentre Solution of the YearBrightsolidParallels Remote Application ServerDARZ GmbH
Vertical Solution of the YearComms365Sequel Business Solutions LtdASPEKTUnicorn Systems a.s.ContentGuruCegid
Public Sector and Utilities Solution of the YearINSOFT development & consulting (nominated twice)4net Technologies LtdSchnell Solutions LimitedSIVECO RomaniaAzeus ConveneArcus Global
Managed Service Solution of the YearUtilize PlcDatabarracksInformed SolutionsTIGSCCSix Degrees GroupZenzero
Connected/Mobility Solution of the YearUnicorn Systems a.s.VMware AirwatchSoftServe
Storage/Information Management Solution of the YearAzues ConveneNexentaTech Mahindra Ltd
Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the YearAccanto SystemsSoftServeTech Mahindra LtdLogicNowBell Integrator
Security Solution of the YearPireanWebrootLava GroupLieberman Software
Customer Experience/Management Solution of the YearCiklumAzeus ConveneArcus GlobalTech Mahindra Ltd
ISV Categories:Information & Document Management Solution of the YearCCube SolutionsICB-InterConsult Bulgaria LtdSIVECO RomaniaPendigoIBA Group
Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the YearIntuitive Business IntelligenceInformation BuildersExtraHopLIFE IS HARDPanIntelligence
Connected/Mobility Application Solution of the YearQualsysVMware AirWatchLIFE IS HARDRingCentralArkessa
Vertical Market Solution of the YearSAS Global Communications LtdPureNetBell IntegratorHaulmont TechnologyFulcrum Worldwide
Government/Utilities Solution of the YearFincore LtdINSOFT Development & ConsultingGMO GlobalSign LtdArcus Global
SaaS Solution of the YearMitreFinch LtditDesign GmbHPureClarityBroadSign International, LLCAzeus ConveneArcus Global
Software Innovation Solution of the YearFookes SoftwareINSOFT Development & ConsultingEscape MotionsStorageCraft TechnologyGeneral Solutions SteinerBigHandPureClarity
Supplier CategoriesChannel Programme of the YearPlan.comNaviSite EuropePanIntelligenceKasperskyEMC
Connected Technologies Provider of the YearArkessaSchnell Solutions LimitedSASHuawei
Finance/Support Services Provider of the YearBluestone LeasingKnight Corporate FinanceBNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
Security Vendor of the YearWebrootKasperskyAVG BusinessFortinet
Distributor of the YearExclusive NetworksWick HillInfoQuest Technologies
Service Provider of the YearInterouteMusala SoftUtilize Plc
Software Vendor of the YearPanIntelligenceStorageCraft TechnologyBruxlabCegid
Technology Provider of the YearToshibaShoreTelEMC
The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real world solutions.

Entries were submitted by the ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators themselves describing the solution provided.

Each entry had to be supported by an endorsement by the client.

The Awards dinner is co-located with the European Software & Solutions Summit 2016 (www.eusss.com) which incorporates the European ISV Convention 2016 (www.isvconvention.com) which will be staged during the day on 14 April 2016.
About IT EuropaIT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it.
In addition to its news services, the company markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors.

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For further information contact:Alan NormanTel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604Email: alan.norman@iteuropa.com