Includes all product management, product development, product engineering, manufacturing, etc. functions.
Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories include
a. An essay of up to 525 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1 2012 - or, in the case of a new product or service entry, the product or service itself: it's features, functions, benefits, and results to date.
b. A biography of up to 125 words of the nominee or the leader of the nominated department or team. For a new product or service entry, the biography should be of the leader of the team that developed the product or service.
c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. For new product/service entries these uploads and links might include product demonstration videos, product reviews, images, etc.
Awards in all of these categories will be presented at the ABA's new product & tech awards ceremony in San Francisco in September 2013.
Every new product or service nominated in The American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. Voting will be conducted by the general public in July-August, and the winners will be honored at the ABA's new product & tech awards ceremony in San Francisco in September. In late June, entrants in the Best New Product or Service categories will receive instructions on how to promote People's Choice voting to their own customers, fans, and followers.
Best New Product or Service (for products and services introduced to the U.S. marketplace since January 1 2012. Nominees may be brand new or new versions.)
P01. Business-to-Business Products
P02. Business-to-Business Services
P03. Consumer Electronics
P04. Consumer Products
P05. Consumer Services
P06. Financial Services
d. Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component
P08. Health & Pharmaceuticals
P09. Industrial Products & Services
P10. Media & Entertainment
a. Asset Management Solution
b. Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution
c. Cloud Application/Service
d. Cloud Infrastructure
e. Cloud Platform
f. Collaboration/Social Networking Solution
g. Content Management Solution
h. Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
i. Database Innovation
j. Document Management Solution
k. Electronic Commerce Solution
l. Financial Management Solution
m. Human Capital Management Solution
n. Integration Solution
o. International Data Protection Solution
p. Marketing/Public Relations Solution
q. Mobile On-Demand Application
r. Mobile Operations Management Solution
s. Project Management Solution
t. Relationship Management Solution
u. Security Solution
v. Software Development Solution
w. Supply Chain Management Solution
x. Systems Management Solution
y. Web Services Solution
P14. Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
P15. Product Development/Management Executive of the Year
P16. Product Developer of the Year (for all non-executive product development or management professionals)