Applause, the global leader in testing, feedback and research for digital experiences, was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Company (Up To 2,500 Employees) category in the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago last night. The win marks the sixth Stevie® Award for Applause.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
“This is an incredible honor and a strong validation that we are ahead of the curve in our approach to app quality,” said Applause CEO Doron Reuveni. “Companies can no longer view their app quality in a vacuum. They must approach it holistically and ensure their apps work as intended in the hands of users. Our model has earned us thousands of customers, helped us grow into a global app quality leader, and garnered us this recognition from the American Business Awards. We’re thankful to all of the judges for their consideration. We’ll keep innovating and we hope to be a contender again next year.”
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 400 nominees and their guests attended.
“We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,” added Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide.”
The award win is the latest news in what has been a milestone-filled eighteen months for Applause. The company announced it received a $43MM E-Round, led by Goldman Sachs and announced its expanded app quality offering, rebranding from uTest to Applause. The company also made its entry into the EU with a major acquisition of top EU crowdtesting company, testhub (which became Applause EU). Applause recently launched ARC – a free publication dedicated to providing expert analysis, information and research on every aspect of today’s apps economy. In addition to multiple Stevie Award wins the past two years, Applause has also made three straight appearances on both the INC 5000 and Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies. Just last month, the company added Test Automation to its suite of app quality offerings.
The 2015 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday’s banquet in Chicago, and at the new products awards banquet on Friday, September 11 in San Francisco.
More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.