2021 SaaS Awards

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July 27, 2021 / 10 min read


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2021 SaaS Awards

PUBLITECH (LOCALTRAC) Shortlisted for 2021 SaaS Awards

International Software Awards Program Announces Finalists

MONTREAL, CANADA – 27 July 2021 – PUBLITECH is a finalist in the 2021 SaaS Awards Program in the category Best SaaS Product for Digital Marketing.


Now in its sixth year of celebrating software innovation, the Software-as-a-Service Awards program accepts entries worldwide, including the US, Canada, Australasia, EMEA and UK.

Categories for 2021 include Best Enterprise-Level SaaS and Best Data-Driven SaaS, alongside new categories including ‘Bespoke SaaS Solution’.

Head of operations for the SaaS Awards, James Williams, said: “Just as SaaS technologies have been vital in pivoting organizational functions to respond to global crises, they will be essential as we look forward to returning to normal levels of productivity.

“We’ve seen remarkably innovative solutions across all conceivable areas of industry, and it’s increasingly difficult for our team to identify the entrants that can’t make it past this shortlist stage.”

“The shortlisted candidates announced today, however, have made it through that first round. They represent truly innovative thinkers in the SaaS industry, whether they’re freshly-funded disruptors or established names.

“Our judges have some incredibly difficult decisions to make before announcing the final winners in each category of the software awards at the end of August.”

Erica Ayvazian, Director of Business Development and Customer Success said: “It is an honor to make the SaaS Awards shortlist, which recognizes our team’s excellence and innovation in developing SaaS technologies.”

Aurore Batt, Director of Marketing and Customer Experience states: “ PUBLITECH shortlisted for the 2021 SaaS Awards demonstrates our team’s mission and commitment to delivering powerful marketing platforms to elevate brands.”

Final SaaS Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday 31 August 2021 and the program will return in Spring 2022. Hundreds of organizations entered, with international entries coming from North America, Canada, Australia, UK, Europe and the Middle East. To view the full shortlist, please visit: https://www.cloud-awards.com/2021-software-awards-shortlist/

Last year, entry fees donated from shortlisted entrants to the ‘Communication, Collaboration and Conferencing’ category raised $3,555 for the WHO’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

A sister program to the SaaS Awards, The Cloud Awards (https://www.cloud-awards.com/), will soon accept submissions for a new 2021-22 program, continuing its recognition of excellence in cloud computing, with an October deadline.

About the SaaS Awards

The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011. The SaaS Awards focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions. Categories range from Best Enterprise-Level SaaS to Best UX or UI Design in a SaaS Product.

About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2022 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution.

Winners are selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards and SaaS Awards, please visit https://www.cloud-awards.com/.


PUBLITECH is a business leader with over 20+ years of experience in developing digital marketing platforms that is dedicated to solving and delivering advanced business solutions for small business, midsize and enterprise organizations. Their expert-guided approach and innovative proprietary platforms stimulate performances that promote customer acquisition, retention and engagement.  As a fast-growing firm powering over 200 brands, PUBLITECH is continuously investing in leading technology, key partnerships and top talent to help businesses thrive with their local and relational marketing goals.  Its channel strength reaches customers across North America and Europe.

Appended: Full Shortlist

Best SaaS Product for Recruitment 

  • Appcast (Appcast Premium)
  • HiringThing
  • Lever (LeverTRM)
  • Turbohire Technologies Private Limited
  • Oleeo (Oleeo, the Next Generation Recruiting Enablement Platform)
  • TalentReef
  • Symphony Talent (SmashFlyX)
  • JazzHR

Best SaaS Product for Learning Management or Training 

  • Skyllful (Skyllful Mobile Digital Adoption Platform)
  • BlueVolt (BlueVolt Sharing Network)
  • AvePoint (AvePoint EduTech)
  • WebinarGeek (WebinarGeek webinar software)
  • Hoylu
  • Apty

Best SaaS Product for Nonprofits or Education 

  • Pushpay
  • Ellucian (Ellucian Experience)
  • EqualLevel (EqualLevel Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution)
  • Gravyty
  • ManagedMethods
  • AssociationSphere
  • DonorView
  • Viettel Business Solutions Corporation
  • FiscalNote
  • ChildcareCRM (CRM, CRM+)

Best SaaS Innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Plume
  • Sibros (Deep Connectivity Platform)
  • Aiven (Aiven for IoT)
  • Onebill Software Inc

Best SaaS Product for Energy & Utilities

  • Inspectivity Pty Ltd (The Inspectivity Platform)
  • Radix IoT, LLC (Radix IoT Mango OS)
  • AppFolio, Inc.
  • Dude Solutions (Capital Predictor Enterprise & Energy Manager)
  • Onebill

Best SaaS Product for Health & Safety or Risk Management

  • AlertMedia
  • Lexipol (Comprehensive Policy Management Solution)
  • Avetta
  • monitorQA.com
  • Safety-Reports.com, Inc. (SR Inspection App)
  • Wolters Kluwer Enablon (Enablon Vision Platform)
  • Reciprocity (ZenGRC)

Best SaaS for Productivity

  • Filevine
  • Productive
  • Sapience Analytics
  • Cilio Technologies (Cilio CiO)
  • PackageX (PackageX Mailroom)
  • Stack Overflow
  • Rev.io
  • Ping Identity (Ping Intelligent Identity(TM) Platform
  • Nylas
  • NICE inContact (NICE CXone)
  • MaxContact
  • 1E (1E Tachyon)
  • Docket
  • Agilentia AG – Sherpany
  • AppFolio, Inc.

Best SaaS Product for E-Commerce/E-Shops

  • Pricefx
  • Kibo
  • Klaviyo
  • BlueSnap
  • Kevel
  • Cloudinary (Cloudinary Digital Asset Management)
  • Signifyd (Signifyd’s Commerce Protection Platform)
  • Vendasta (Vendasta’s End-to-End Ecommerce Platform)
  • Optiseller
  • smec – Smarter Ecommerce (Whoop!)
  • dutchie
  • 2Checkout (now Verifone) (Avangate Monetization Platform)
  • Brightpearl
  • OrderMyGear (Service)
  • iQmetrix (iQmetrix’s BOPIS (Buy Online, Pickup In-Store) solution)
  • Shift4Shop
  • Contentsquare
  • Intelligent Reach (Content Experiment Module)

Best SaaS Product for Web or App Development

  • EPAM Systems (EPAM Delivery Platform)
  • SOTI (SOTI Snap)
  • Rookout
  • Cockroach Labs  (CockroachCloud)
  • Broadcom (BlazeMeter)
  • CircleCI
  • SolarWinds
  • Plivo (Plivo SMS API Platform)
  • Teknasyon (Deepwall, Desk360, Verifykit)

Best SaaS Product for Business Accounting or Finance

  • Intuit QuickBooks (QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll)”
  • Sovos
  • Workiva
  • Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting (TeamMate)
  • Ordway (Ordway billing and revenue automation platform)
  • Enable
  • Auditoria.AI
  • Zuora (Zuora Collect AI)
  • Lockstep
  • FloQast
  • Tipalti, Inc.
  • FinancialForce
  • Chaser Technologies Limited

Best SaaS Product for Management Accounting and Budgeting

  • Syntellis Performance Solutions
  • Workiva
  • Pilot
  • Planful (Planful Now)

Best SaaS Product for HR

  • Ease
  • TalentReef
  • TCP Software (TimeClock Plus)
  • Topia (Topia Compass)
  • PRO Unlimited (Wand VMS)
  • KnowledgeLake  (KnowledgeLake Platform)
  • Wellbees
  • Applaud
  • BambooHR
  • Checkr
  • meQuilibrium
  • Verified First (VF Connector)
  • Legion Technologies
  • Intuit QuickBooks (QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll)
  • Secure
  • Synergita

Best SaaS Product for Shipping, Inventory or Vehicle Logistics

  • Myfreight
  • Sleek Technologies (OTS)
  • Oddsphere Ltd (Shipster)
  • ShipStation
  • E2open
  • Omnitracs (Omnitracs One)
  • Truckstop.com (Truckstop.com’s new load search)
  • Verizon Connect (Verizon Connect Reveal)
  • Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (known as PDI) (PDI Logistics Cloud International)
  • Locus
  • Logistyx Technologies (Logistyx Technologies’ SaaS-based multi-carrier shipping system)
  • PCS Software
  • Axele
  • FreightWaves (FreightWaves SONAR)
  • Unicommerce eSolution Pvt. Ltd. (Service)
  • everstox (The Logistics as a Service Platform – everstox)
  • tiramizoo GmbH (The tiramizoo SaaS-platform for urban logistics)
  • WorkWave (WorkWave PestPac; WorkWave Service; WorkWave Route Manager)

Best SaaS Product for Ticketing or Event Management

  • BigPanda (BigPanda Event Correlation and Automation platform, powered by AIOps)
  • Eventcube Solutions Ltd. (Eventcube)
  • Pricefx
  • BMC

Best SaaS for Business Management

  • AppFolio, Inc.
  • Tr3Dent (Transformation Accelerator)
  • Auvik Networks (Auvik)
  • Addigy
  • FinancialForce

Best SaaS for Catering and Hospitality

  • Tripleseat
  • CaterXpress DBA FoodStorm (FoodStorm Catering Software)

Best SaaS Product for CSR or Sustainability

  • Sweep
  • Wolters Kluwer Enablon (Enablon Vision Platform)
  • ShoppingGives
  • Reciprocity (ZenGRC)

Best SaaS Product for Agriculture & Farming

  • Webee
  • Granular

Best SaaS Product for Media & Publishing

  • Issuu, Inc.
  • Mux (Mux Data)
  • Boostr

Best SaaS Product for Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

  • RxAgile
  • LeanTaaS (iQueue for Operating Rooms)
  • Lumere, a GHX company (Lumere PLA)
  • PowerDMS
  • John Snow Labs
  • Forcura
  • ACTO
  • StarLeaf
  • Birdeye

Best SaaS Product for Digital Marketing

  • Issuu, Inc. (Issuu)
  • Webeo
  • Intelligent Reach (Content Experiment Module)
  • CHEQ
  • Siteimprove
  • springbig
  • Birdeye
  • Postoplan

Best SaaS Product for Financial Services

  • Clear Capital (ClearCollateral Review)
  • DailyPay (PayEx)
  • Avalara
  • ZL Tech (ZL UA)
  • AvidXchange
  • Mesh Payments (Mesh Payments Cardless Payments Platform)
  • Provenir
  • Argyle (Argyle Employment Data Platform)
  • Secure
  • Capitolis
  • Visual Lease
  • BillingPlatform (BillingCloud)
  • CloudPay (CloudPay Now)
  • Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting (TeamMate)
  • Trintech (CadencyDirect)
  • Vertafore (Commercial Submissions and Sircon for Carriers)
  • Lockstep

Best SaaS Product for E-Learning

  • AvePoint (AvePoint EduTech )
  • Wisetail
  • Intellum, Inc. ( Intellum Platform)
  • Apty

Bespoke SaaS Solution of the Year

  • Synergita
  • expert.ai (expert.ai Platform)
  • Dude Solutions (Capital Predictor Enterprise & Energy Manager)”
  • Global Edit
  • Apty
  • Clayton

Best UX/UI/Design in a SaaS Product

  • Modernizing Medicine (PocketPatient)
  • Bravado Health (Treat)
  • Igloo Software
  • Amino (Service)
  • Simpplr Inc
  • PlanSource (PlanSource Mobile App)
  • Pushpay
  • Asana
  • Plum (Plum.io Talent Resilience Platform)
  • FiscalNote
  • Ziflow

Best SaaS Product for Sales and Marketing

  • Allego
  • Amperity (Amperity)
  • Integrate (Integrate’s Demand Acceleration Platform)
  • DecisionLink (DecisionLink’s ValueCloud)
  • Pitcher
  • Skuid
  • PROS (PROS Platform)
  • ON24
  • ActiveCampaign (Customer Experience Automation Platform)
  • Cloudinary (Cloudinary Digital Asset Management)
  • MRP (MRP Prelytix)
  • automotiveMastermind (Market EyeQ)
  • Asana
  • Postoplan

Best SaaS Product for PR, Brand Management or Stakeholder Engagement

  • PowerChord Inc
  • Reputation

Best SaaS Product for Customer Services / CRM

  • Zammo.ai (Zammo.ai Conversational AI Platform)
  • Simplr
  • Kustomer
  • Five9
  • Precisely (EngageOne Communicate)
  • ContactEngine
  • Calabrio (Calabrio ONE)
  • TCN (TCN Operator)
  • Genesys (Genesys Cloud)
  • Wix Answers
  • ChurnZero
  • Vivantio
  • Front
  • Thryv
  • NetHunt CRM
  • Aircall

Best SaaS Product for Business Intelligence or Analytics

  • ThoughtSpot
  • Domo
  • Datasite®
  • Xactly Corporation (Xactly’s Intelligent Revenue Platform)
  • Toucan Toco
  • Qlik Technologies Inc.
  • PatSnap
  • Sigma Computing (Sigma)
  • Fuel Cycle
  • Infragistics (Reveal)
  • Ahana (Ahana Cloud)
  • Plum (Plum.io Talent Resilience Platform)

Best SaaS Product for Supply Chain / Warehouse Management

  • Adventoris (SwiftCloud)
  • PandoCorp
  • Blue Yonder (Luminate Platform)
  • Qlik Technologies Inc.
  • Unicommerce eSolution Pvt. Ltd. (Service)

Best SaaS Product for Project Management, Workflow Automation or PLM

  • Moovila
  • BMC
  • Benchling
  • Accela (Accela Building)
  • Workato
  • airSlate, Inc (airSlate)
  • Onshape Inc, a division of PTC (Onshape)
  • Tray.io
  • RedTeam
  • KeyedIn (KeyedIn Projects)
  • Ziflow
  • KnowledgeLake (KnowledgeLake Platform)
  • ECI Software Solutions (Cognytics, Lasso, M1 and BuildTools)

Best SaaS Product for ERP / MRP

  • SourceDay
  • Unit4 (Unit4 ERPX)
  • Acumatica
  • IFS (IFS Cloud)
  • ECI Software Solutions
  • (Cognytics, Lasso, M1 and BuildTools)
  • FinancialForce

Best Data-Driven SaaS Product

  • Skedulo
  • Aparavi
  • Motus
  • Zylo
  • Cisco ThousandEyes
  • Trifacta
  • Netskope
  • Neo4j (Neo4j Aura)
  • Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting (CCH Axcess(TM) Knowledge Coach)
  • Cloudera (Cloudera Data Platform)
  • Bright Data
  • The Data Collector
  • Ostendio (Ostendio MyVCM)
  • nexoya
  • Botkeeper
  • SciLeads
  • EdgeVerve Systems (TradeEdge – An EdgeVerve Product)
  • SnapLogic (SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform)
  • IDB LLC (IPinfo.io)

Best SaaS Newcomer

  • Ultima Business Solutions (Ultima Labs, IA-Cloud)
  • Vertafore (Commercial Submissions and Sircon for Carriers)
  • Axele, LLC (Axele TMS)
  • ChildcareCRM (CRM, CRM+)
  • Postal.io
  • Coniq (IQ Connect)
  • Postoplan
  • Hoylu
  • Global Edit

Best Security Innovation in a SaaS Product

  • Nightfall
  • ExtraHop (ExtraHop Reveal(x) 360)
  • Huntress
  • CyberArk (Cloud Entitlements Manager)
  • Siemplify  (Siemplify Security Operations Platform)
  • Perception Point
  • Imperva (Imperva Sonar Platform)
  • AppOmni
  • McAfee (McAfee XDR)
  • Dashlane
  • Kaseya (IT Complete Security Suite)
  • ReliaQuest
  • Aqua Security (Aqua Security Dynamic Threat Analysis)
  • Valtix
  • Axis Security
  • Devo (Devo Security Operations)
  • BigID (BigID Cloud)
  • FireEye (Mandiant Advantage)
  • Keysight Technologies (Keysight Threat Simulator)
  • JupiterOne
  • Fairwinds (Fairwinds Insights)

Best SaaS Product for Communication, Collaboration or Conferencing

  • CodeLathe (FileCloud)
  • Mitel (MiCloud Connect)
  • Help Lightning (Help Lightning Remote Assistance Software)
  • WebinarGeek (WebinarGeek webinar software)
  • Fuze
  • Dialpad
  • NetSfere
  • Agilentia AG – Sherpany
  • Mentimeter
  • Plivo (Plivo SMS API Platform)
  • Synacor (Zimbra)
  • Outreach (Outreach Kaia)
  • Docket
  • Hoylu

Best Accessibility Innovation in a SaaS Product

  • FiscalNote
  • StarLeaf

Best SaaS Product for Small Business / SMEs

  • LogMeIn (LogMeIn’s products: GoTo, LastPass, Rescue)
  • PandaDoc (Free eSign)
  • Vinno Vietnam Joint Stock Company (SlimCRM)
  • Jackrabbit Technologies
  • Alignable ( Alignable referral network)
  • Waste Logics Software Limited
  • Text Request
  • 2Checkout (now Verifone) (Avangate Monetization Platform)
  • WorkWave (WorkWave PestPac; WorkWave Service; WorkWave Route Manager)
  • Chaser Technologies Limited (Sonia Dorais)
  • Wix Answers
  • Aircall
  • Shopmonkey

Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product

  • Copado
  • Yext
  • Lucid (Lucidspark)
  • Zoomforth, Inc.
  • Automation Anywhere
  • CT Corporation, a Wolters Kluwer company (hCue)
  • Tonkean
  • Adaptiva (Adaptiva OneSite Cloud)
  • OpsRamp
  • Forward Networks
  • Striim
  • Alteryx
  • CloudCheckr (CloudCheckr CMx)
  • Applause (Applause Codeless Automation)
  • IntelePeer (IntelePeer Atmosphere CPaaS)
  • PagerDuty
  • WANdisco (WANdisco LiveData Migrator)
  • LeanIX
  • Moogsoft
  • Metallic(TM), a Commvault Venture
  • OpenReel
  • YouScan
  • LinkSquares
  • LogicMonitor
  • Celonis
  • PMG
  • Gluware
  • Zylo
  • 1E (1E Tachyon)
  • Mentimeter
  • Siteimprove

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