Product categories

Please note that after a fantastic three years of EMEA programs, the EMEA program will not be offered in 2017. Instead, all companies worldwide are eligible to enter our 5th annual, 2017 International program, which is accepting entries through the final deadline on April 28, 2017.

Submissions for Best in Biz Awards EMEA can be entered in the following 18 product categories.

01

MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

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

02

MOST INNOVATIVE SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Services offered by companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. This includes hardware, software, financial products and appliances for enterprises and large businesses.
New to the 2014 awards program, winners in this category will be selected in 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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

Updated for 2014 awards

Brand new products created since January 1, 2012 by companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa and sizes are eligible. Product must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since 2012, not a new version of an existing solution. Products newly launched in EMEA since 2012 by companies founded prior to 2012 are eligible as well.

New to the 2014 awards program, winners in this category will be selected in 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, 2012 by companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. Service must be a brand new offering launched for the first time since 2012, not a new version of an existing solution. Services newly launched in EMEA since 2012 by companies founded prior to 2012 are eligible as well.

11

PRODUCT LINE OF THE YEAR

Product lines created by companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. New version must have launched since 2012.

13

BEST NEW PRODUCT FEATURE OF THE YEAR

New product feature introduced by companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, 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

PR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

A great PR campaign is the PR agency’s or department’s best product. Communications and public relations campaigns conducted in 2012-2013 in all industries and regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa are eligible, regardless of the budget or team size.

15

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

A great marketing campaign is the marketing agency’s or department’s best product. Marketing campaigns conducted in 2012-2013 in all industries and regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa are eligible, regardless of the budget or team size.

16

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

A great website is often a company’s best product. Websites created or significantly updated in 2012-2013 by companies in all industries and regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa are eligible, regardless of the production budget or website size.

17

EVENT OF THE YEAR

Events organized in 2012-2013 by companies in all industries and regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa are eligible, regardless of the event budget or size. This includes events ranging from internal motivation or recognition events through product introduction events to conferences and tradeshows.

18

FILM OR VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Films or videos created in 2012-2013 by companies in all industries and regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa are eligible, regardless of the filming budget or length. This includes films and videos ranging from internal or motivation films through PR or sales films to training videos. Please make sure to include an online link to the film or video material.