PLEASANTON, Calif. - November 10, 2010 - Ventana Research today is announcing the Leaders in the 2010 Leadership Awards, recognizing those organizations that have most effectively achieved success through using people, processes, information and technology and applying best practices within specific business and technology categories. The Leadership Awards recognize pioneers and leaders - organizations and individuals that exemplify the understanding that the successful management of their performance requires a clear vision, understanding and determination, and a team effort. These awards are designed to highlight exemplary individuals and organizations that have demonstrated business leadership.
"The Leadership Awards honor organizations of all industries and sizes from across the world that have distinguished themselves in their approach to improving their performance," said Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research. "The nominations this year were some of the best we have seen and both leaders and finalists are to be congratulated for the superior work they have done to accelerate their organizations' effectiveness and improve their business processes."
The Leadership Awards have become a tradition delivered annually by the research team at Ventana Research, which through its benchmark research continues to pioneer the use of information and technology to manage and improve performance. As part of the scoring process, Ventana Research examined the submissions to evaluate the nominated organization's use of people, processes, information and technology, the best practices it developed, the degree of team involvement and the project's business impact and value.
In additional to the top award for Overall Leadership, the Leadership Awards are awarded in 18 categories spanning from Business Performance to Analytics. The winners and their associated software suppliers are:
Overall Performance Management Leadership Award:
• CNOOC SES Ltd using QPR Software
Overall Business Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• Pittsburgh Mercy Health System using Alight Planning
Financial Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• Thule using Host Analytics
Workforce Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• Zentiva Group using MMI Development & Human Concepts
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Leadership Award:
• Nationwide and Columbus using Information Builders
Overall Operational Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• StoneGate Senior Care using Pentaho
Customer Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• Station Casinos using Teradata
Contact Center Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• Royal Bank of Canada using Teradata
Sales Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• Daiichi Sanyko and Synygy
Marketing Analytics and Performance Leadership Award:
• Station Casinos using Informatica
Supply Chain Performance Leadership Award:
• Beaulieu Group using River Logic
Overall Information Technology Leadership Award:
• U.S. Xpress Enterprises using Informatica
Analytics Leadership Award:
• Sabre Holdings using Teradata
Business Intelligence (BI) Leadership Award:
• NASCO using Actuate
Location Intelligence (LI) Leadership Award
• Coles Mussel Farms using Pitney Bowes Business Insight
Operational Intelligence (OI) Leadership Award:
•TXU Energy's using Vitria
Information Management Leadership Award:
• HealthNow using Informatica
Information Applications Leadership Award:
• US Bank using Information Builders
To learn more about these Ventana Research Leadership Awards and listen to the 2010 Leadership Awards announcement webinar, please visit http://www.ventanaresearch.com/awards.
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