Cloud Showplace

Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards

The purpose of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award program is to recognize SaaS companies who are delivering solutions which produce measurable business benefits for their customers.

The BoSS Awards is an ongoing program. There is no deadline for submissions, and applicants are reviewed and winners announced continuously.

In order to qualify for a BoSS Award, companies must fulfill the following criteria,

  1. Be incorporated and have a SaaS solution in general availability, not beta.
  2. Be registered as a SaaS Provider or Enabling Technology Supplier on the Cloud Showplace.
  3. Be able to quantify the business benefits of its SaaS solutions for specific user organizations.
  4. Be able to name the user organization(s) and provide contact information for someone who can verify the business benefits the organization(s) received.
  5. Be able to identify a user organization(s) willing to serve as a customer success story in a public announcement issued by THINKstrategies and posted on the Cloud Showplace.

Companies will only be considered that complete the entire BoSS award application and provide all the information requested.

The nomination fee for the BoSS Award is $500 and will not be refundable.

Award recipients will be notified via email. BoSS award winners will be designated on the SaaS Showplace and promoted via the Showplace e-newsletter which is distributed to over 15,000 subscribers and more than 5200 Twitter followers.

A BoSS Award emblem is posted next to the Award winners listing on the Showplace with a link to a summary of the award winning solution and customer success story. BoSS award winners will also be able to post the BoSS award emblem on their website and promote their BoSS award designation on their website, in press announcements and other marketing material.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ report which compiles the customer success stories provided by the BoSS Award winners, entitled “Measuring the Business Benefits of Today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solutions”.

Based on the success of the BoSS Award program, THINKstrategies has established a separate Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program for providers of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions. Click here to learn more about the CCBV Award program.

Contact  if you have any further questions about the BoSS awards, or would like to obtain a copy of the nomination questionnaire to proceed with the applicatoin process.