Datacert, Inc. has announced that Passport, its patent-pending technology platform for consolidating andintegrating legal applications, is a Stevie®Award finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year - Computer Software category in the 2011 American Business Awards. Since Passport was launched in September 2010, it has experienced rapid market adoption, having been selected by 27 companies and government entities, including 19 Fortune/Fortune Global 500 companies and Fortune Global #1. The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
The Stevie Award finalist designation follows other Passport accolades, including Datacert's recognition in a recent independent legal industry analyst report by Hyperion Research, where the company was named a "Market Innovator" for its vision of Passport.
In the U.S., legal services is a $260 billion-market that employs more than one million professionals in corporations and law firms. Research indicates that these professionals struggle with how to utilize technology applications effectively due to the abundance of disparate legal software solutions available. Passport was specifically created to tackle this operational challenge by providing a technology platform that integrates and consolidates legal systems and promotes best practices that enable legal professionals to more effectively manage the matters of law and the cost-value proposition of their work.
With Passport, legal professionals have total visibility into their operations, allowing them to make better business decisions for the organizations they serve. Stevie Award finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Stevie Award winners will be selected from among the Finalists in each category by members of 10 specialized final judging committees. More than 150 executives will have participated in judging this year.
More than 2,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for Stevie Award consideration. Winners will be announced during the annual Stevie Awards gala on Monday, June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More information about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.