Olive Communications’ digital safety management platform, Safetybank, was recognised as the SaaS (Software as a Service) Product of the Year at the Tech World Awards 2014. The event was held in London on 20th November.
The win caps an incredible two week period for Olive and Safetybank, during which they have either won or been highly commended at five different awards ceremonies.
The Techworld Awards highlight innovation on all sides of the IT industry, and the SaaS category was hotly contested, with seven finalists. The judges were looking for new SaaS products that push the boundaries of functionality and usability, allowing enterprise users to easily access vital corporate information from anywhere, on any device.
On the same night, Safetybank was highly commended in the Cloud Based Technology category at the Construction Computing Awards, alongside its customer, Higgins Group. And earlier in the week, the IET Innovation Awards (Institute for Engineering & Technology), also recognised the innovative and disruptive capability of Safetybank, highly commending it in the Built Environment category.
Jody Kennedy, Chief Technology Officer for Olive Communications and founder of Safetybank, said: “The endorsements we’ve received over the last week from a very wide range of well-respected industry and technology experts are incredibly pleasing. The SaaS and cloud market is highly competitive, but we believe we stand out as our application not only helps to improve business processes and increase efficiency, but helps to reduce lost time through injury and save lives in the construction sector.”
The week prior, Olive was awarded the Mid-Market Reseller of the Year at the CRN Awards, and the UK IT Industry Awards chose Safetybank as its Innovation and Entrepreneurship winner.
Martin Flick, CEO, Olive Communications, said: “Something very special is happening at Olive. The hard work of our team and the decisions we’ve made as an organisation over the last eighteen months are now being brought to bear. Winning awards demonstrates that the market is recognising the unique path we’re taking, and a number of major UK organisations have recently endorsed our approach with the award of some significant new and long term contract wins. These, along with the external recognition, provide us with a fantastic platform for 2015, and we’re looking forward to greatly expanding both our connectivity and business applications areas next year.”
Samantha Sharp | RealWire
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