SoftSummit Awards

Summit Awards Winners

The Summit Awards honors both ISVs who deliver software applications that maximize value for their customers as well as enterprises that maximize the value that they deliver to their internal software customers.

On behalf of SoftSummit and our panel of expert judges, we extend hearty congratulations to each of these winners for their outstanding work in software value management. Their work exemplifies the win-win situation that well-executed software value management delivers. A Summit Award brings the individuals and their companies the added recognition and honor they richly deserve.

2005 Summit Award Winners


Grand Winner: All Software Categories: Citrix

Business Applications Category

Best in Category: TIE - Accelrys and Xerox
Finalists: IBM, Microsoft, Open Channel Solutions, Vuepoint, Zend Technologies

Enterprise Security Applications

Best in Category: Elemental Security
Finalists: Argosy TelCrest, NotePage, Inc., SAFLINK Corporation, Tablus

Product Design Automation Applications

Best in Category: MSC Software Corporation
Finalists: PTC, Rally Software Development



Grand Winner: All Software Categories: Freescale Semiconductor

Enterprise Application Management

Best in Category: HSBC
Finalists: American Airlines, Liberty Mutual

Enterprise License Management

Finalists: Qualcomm, Wyeth



Grand Winner, Publisher, All Software Categories: Citrix

Citrix implemented a single licensing platform that serves the needs of all current and future Citrix products. Citrix customers now enjoy a streamlined and automated process to monitor, maintain and track software licenses. Citrix eliminated costs associated with complex licensing agreements, streamlined operations and now offers customer a wide range of flexible pricing models.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is the global leader in access infrastructure and the most trusted name in secure access. More than 160,000 organizations around the world use the Citrix Access Platform to provide secure, well-managed access to business information wherever it lives – on demand.


This year there was a tie in the Business Applications category:

Best in Category, Business Applications - Accelrys

Accelrys demonstrated great customer focus & business agility by being able to alter the length of try/buy evaluations and activating product features at any time during the customer’s buying cycle.

Accelrys—the world's leading scientific software company—develops and delivers innovative software applications and services that help solve critical R&D problems. Accelrys’ products span several disciplines, including genomics, proteomics, medicinal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer science, and formulation design.


Best in Category, Business Applications - Xerox

Xerox differentiates its copiers through value-added software. Every copier ships with the full software suite enabled and allows its customers to only pay for those features they want, by turning on/off functionality remotely using electronic licensing. As the customer’s requirements change they can easily purchase additional features.

Xerox provides the document industry's broadest portfolio of offerings. Digital systems include color and black-and-white printing and publishing systems, digital presses and "book factories," multifunction devices, laser and solid ink network printers, copiers and fax machines.


Best in Category, Enterprise Security Applications - Elemental Security

Elemental has gone out of its way to reduce the deployment burden normally experienced by its customers by working with existing deployment infrastructure (Tivoli, SMS, etc.), designing a system that is not dependent on environment variables, and is completely self updating in an automated manner. Pricing is value-based, where license fees are proportionate to the level of customer use, based on the number of agents and servers.

Elemental is a pioneer in software products that enable enterprises to satisfy compliance requirements and measurably improve their security with a unified, policy-based solution for centralized visibility and security control over dynamic computing environments.


Best in Category, Product Design Automation Applications - MSC Software Corporation

MSC offers customers access to their entire product suite (which consists of hundreds of licensed features) under a token based licensing system they call "Masterkey". They have also developed a licensing strategy for distributed memory parallel applications that execute on a cluster of machines that allows each process to be priced based on the expected scalability of the solution's performance on multiple processors.

MSC Software provides computer aided engineering software for virtual product development. The suite of software consists of solutions that allow the engineer to validate the functional aspects, the structural integrity and the manufacturability of the design.



Grand Winner, Enterprise, All Software Categories: Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale has continued to create new and innovative ways of maximizing the use of software licenses in their enterprise. One strategic and highly successful mission is their strategy of modifying how its employees access and use EDA software applications. By refining the tracking of software usage per project and modifying the billing process, Freescale gives project teams and individual employees the incentive to better utilize their software resources and ultimately modify the way they use software (i.e. closing an application license if it is not in use, use software during non-peak hours, etc.).

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking, and wireless markets worldwide. It operates through three primary segments: Transportation and Standard Products Group (TSPG), Networking and Computing Systems Group (NCSG), and Wireless and Mobile Solutions Group (WMSG).


Best in Category, Enterprise Application Management - HSBC

HSBC gets high marks for its extensive use of conflict testing and resolution in its application management strategy. Every application in HSBC’s catalogue, which consists of over 10,000 of applications, has gone through conflict management testing to ensure that they are deployed without any problems. With HSBC’s diligence, every application and patch that is distributed throughout the enterprise will have a successful deployment, helping their IT department avoid disrupting systems and saving time and money.

Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises over 9,800 offices in 77 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa




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