We’re thrilled to announce that our flagship product StrategyBlocks 4.0 has been crowned with multiple accolades for “Best New Product of The Year” in the sixth annual ‘Best in Biz’ awards, including a Silver for the SMB category and a Bronze in Enterprise. The news follows the success of being named “New Product of The Year” for Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Awards for Business, earlier this year.

Released in July 2016, StrategyBlocks 4.0 is our highly customizable, visually compelling SaaS platform for strategic execution management. We designed StrategyBlocks specifically for the unique needs of the C-suite, helping organizations turn strategic vision into tactical execution. Our platform easily shares data across departments and business units, cultivating company-wide involvement in strategic execution while providing transparency top-down and bottom up.  It offers customers a major step forward in the field of execution management functionality, especially with its support for mobile, real-time processing, advanced key performance indicator (KPI) processing and flexible dashboard reporting.

We find that a particular challenge to many organizations is the duplication of KPI’s and the associated management of data.  We designed an innovative and unique solution to this problem with the use of intelligent ‘cascading metrics,’ rolling up complex figures in real time for high-level monitoring.  We took into account the need for significant numeric processing, while still giving our customers fluid visual animation of the product on a tablet device or computer browser. In order to accomplish this, it required a complete rewrite of the user interface and significant server-side data optimization – something that resonated with the Best in Biz judges.

“If companies are going to stand out from the crowd and remain competitive in future years, innovation is key. The market is tough and there is no guarantee that today’s dominant players will remain so — unless time and effort are concentrated on research and development,” said Charlie Osborne, ZDNet, one of Best in Biz Awards’ judges this year. “This year’s entries in Best in Biz Awards highlighted not only innovative business practices but the emergence of next-generation technologies which will keep companies current and relevant.”

The Best in Biz Awards garnered more than 600 entries, from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. The panel included a fantastic array of judges from top tier publications including Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, CNET, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Information Week, InfoWorld,

We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition, as it is a testament to our global momentum and growth. I would like to thank the talented team here at StrategyBlocks, and all of us extend our warmest gratitude to our customers, who have made StrategyBlocks 4.0 so successful.