SelectHub Awards reveal the people behind the best software on the market. Our goal in this program is to help users identify which vendors are delivering the most useful, impactful software. Furthermore, we aim to inform users on where exactly the strengths of a software lie. With these objectives, software awards are given to vendors that are truly leading the pack and achieving results for their users.
Award selections are based solely on SelectHub Analyst’s feedback and user sentiment, or reviews, and the awards seek to accurately reflect the current software market. The honest, unbiased program is not pay-to-play – simply put, there’s no money involved – and vendors must have happy users to even qualify for consideration. In more technical terms, our analysts require software vendors to have a rating of “Good” or higher for their user sentiment. With merit-based consideration, no self-nomination or finances involved, our awards program seeks to afford users with the truth.
Currently, our analysts facilitate the SaaS awards selection process and select the winners. They use primary and secondary research methodologies, which explore and study a range of criteria – this includes but isn’t limited to the following:
- SelectHub RFI (request for information),
- Vendor outreach,
- User reviews,
- Product brochures,
- Specification sheets,
- Case studies,
- User manuals,
- Technical documentation and more
The SelectHub RFI questions vendors, asking them to provide written documentation that conveys the capabilities and features of the software. The analysts then compile and examine user reviews, which is then converted to user sentiment ratings. Product brochures, specification sheets, user manuals, case studies and technical documentation are examined so all relevant product information can be extracted. Finally, they use our proprietary technology selection management platform, SelectHub’s Technology Selection Management (TSM) Scoring Engine, which processes the researched information and computes the analyst score for the product.