Finalists announced in European IT and Software Excellence Awards 2018


The finalists for the European IT and Software Excellence Awards 2018 – the leading pan-European awards for channels, ISVs, solution providers, systems integrators and their vendor and distributor partners – have been announced by IT Europa.

A total of 43 solution providers, 36 ISVs and 57 suppliers from 29 countries have made the finals. The winners will be announced at the European IT & Software Excellence 2018 Awards Dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel, on April 19 2018.

Now in its tenth year, the European IT and Software Excellence Awards 2018 attracted more than 400 entries from across the region. 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 many of the changes in direction occurring within it.

John Garratt, editor of IT Europa, who heads the judges’ panel says, “We are proud to have carried the flag for European IT for the last ten years. We continue to push out the core message about just what the IT industry is capable of doing in changing how people, businesses and organisations function. This year, to celebrate the tenth anniversary, we will use the wealth of good stories from these finalists to promote IT to a wider audience by highlighting the successes contained in these awards.”



Finalists 2018:


Solution provider finalists 2018


Big Data, IoT or analytics solution of the year: Northdoor plc, COMBIS, Pure Clarity, Tech Mahindra Ltd

Connected/mobility solution of the year: SAS Global Communications, Cisilion, LIFE IS HARD, certgate GmbH

Data/storage/document-management based solution of the year: CloudAlly, BULPROS Consulting, Northdoor plc, Maximise IT Solutions Ltd, Cognizant Worldwide Limited

Data centre solution of the year: TechMahindra Ltd, APC by Schneider Electric

Enterprise solution of the year: Infinity IT Solutions, Cisilion, Software Group, IBA Group, Godel Technologies Europe Ltd, SIVECO Romania, Sequel Business Solutions

Managed service solution of the year: IT Lab Limited, Databarracks, Ancoris, Managed 24/7, Agilitas IT Solutions Limited, Kaseya, SolarWinds MSP

Public sector or utilities solution of the year: Azeus Convene, Unit4, SIVECO Romania

Security solution of the year: N2W Software, certgate GmbH, Parker Software

SME solution of the year: 123 Insight Limited, CAS Software AG, clever bridge, CloudAlly, SAS Global Communications, ProspectSoft Ltd, Escape Motions

Vertical solution of the year: Northdoor plc, Accedia, MRM Meteorite, BULPROS Consulting, Content Guru, Essence


ISV Finalists 2018


Big Data, IoT or analytics solution of the year: LIFE IS HARD SA, digiterre, Next Best Target, Storagecraft

Connected/mobility application solution of the year: LIFE IS HARD SA, Equisys, Miratech, ASPEKT, Omnico Group

Government/utilities solution of the year: Intersys Ltd, SIVECO Romania

Information and document management solution of the year: ASPEKT,  SIVECO Romania, Intersys Ltd, Equisys, Celaton

New tech solution of the year: Celaton, Omnico Group, Equisys, ASPEKT, Mendix

SaaS SMB solution of the year: OnePageCRM, SIVECO Romania, Equisys, ConnectWise, Ordorite Software

SaaS enterprise solution of the year: LIFE IS HARD, Azeus Convene, Qualsys, Northdoor plc, Celaton, WEM, Channel Tools

Software innovation solution of the year: IBA Group, Integro Construction Software, Omnico Group,  Mendix, Escape Motions, Software Group

Vertical market solution of the year: NetSupport Ltd, ELEKS, Intersys Ltd, Frontline Consultancy, ASPEKT, Perceptive Engineering, Kamarin Computers


Supplier finalists 2018


Finance/support services provider of the year: BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Sprinet Financials, DLL Group

Distributor of the year (services): Arrow, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, ABC Data, Exclusive Distribution, Westcon-Comstor

Distributor of the year (specialist): IntY, Hammer PLC, Nuvias, Value Licensing, Vuzion

Security vendor of the year: Avast/AVG, ESET, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Palo Alto, Symantec, Webroo, Mimecast

Software vendor of the year: Netwrix Corporation, CAS Software AG, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Veeam, Slack

Connected technologies vendor of the year: Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco, Daisy Group, Verizon

Channel innovator of the year: Agilitas IT Solutions, Barracuda MSP, Channel Tools, CAS Software AG, Datto/Autotask

Service provider of the year: Spitfire Technology Group, OnePageCRM, AWS, Microsoft Azure, SolarWinds MSP,  Datto/Autotask

Technology vendor of the year: Ruckus, Dell EMC, IBM, HPE, Lenovo, Huawei, Google

Channel programme of the year: Netwrix Corporation, HPE, Microsoft, Juniper Networks, Oracle, Veeam, AWS


The European IT and Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that channel partners, distributors, ISVs, solution providers and systems integrators play in the delivery of real world solutions. Entries were submitted by the channel, ISVs, solution providers and integrators themselves describing the solution provided. Each entry had to be supported by an endorsement by the client.

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