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2024 PeerSpot
Annual Enterprise Technology Awards

PeerSpot, the Buying Intelligence Platform, is proud to announce our 2024 annual awards that showcase the best B2B Enterprise technology, as rated by real users in the community.

View the PeerSpot Award Winners for 2023 >

Tech Leader Awards

Every reviewer is verified as a real user of the product within the last 12 months. If we aren’t sure it’s real, we won’t publish it.

Learn more about the ranking methodology >

The Rising Star Awards

At an average of 600 words per review, our reviews are in-depth and will always include both pros and cons so that buyers can make an informed decision.

Learn more about the rising star award >

 

PeerSpectives Awards

PeerSpot is about more than reviews – users can ask for and share advice with peers throughout their buying process.

Learn more about the PeerSpectives award >

FAQ

The PeerSpot Awards are an annual ranking of the top Enterprise IT products in three categories:

  1. The Peer Awards are our most prestigious recognition, and are based on authentic, timely user reviews from verified reviewers. The awards are given to the top three solutions in the eligible categories, as determined by PeerSpot’s ranking methodology.
  2. The Rising Star Awards recognize the top 25 products that have significantly increased in percent of traffic volume on the PeerSpot review site over the past 12 months in selected Peer Award categories.
  3. The User’s Choice Awards provide users an opportunity to vote for their favorite products from selected Peer Award categories.

Products included in the Tech Leader and Rising Star awards must have a minimum of eight reviews in the 12 month consideration period. For this year’s awards, the timeframe is from September 2022 through August 2023.

The total ranking of a product in a category, represented by the bar length, is based on a weighted aggregate score. The score is calculated using the following factors:

  • Comparisons Views: the product with the highest number of comparisons with other products-in-the-category gets a maximum of 25 points. Every other product gets assigned points based on its total in proportion to the #1 product in that ranking factor. For example, if a product has 80% of the number of comparison views compared to the product with the most reviews then the product’s points for reviews would be 25 * 80%.
  • Views: We calculate the number of Views based on the percentage of category comparisons out of the total comparisons of the product.
    • For example, if a product has 100 Comparisons with other products in the category and a total of 1,000 Comparisons, the product will be assigned 10% of the total number of Views. If the product has a total of 2,000 Views, it will be assigned 200 Views for this ranking factor.
    • The product with the highest number of views gets a maximum of 25 points.  Every other product gets assigned points based on its total in proportion to the #1 product in that ranking factor.
    • For example, if a product has 100 Comparisons with other products in the category and a total of 1,000 Comparisons, the product will be assigned 10% of the total number of Views. If the product has a total of 2,000 Views, it will be assigned 200 Views for this ranking factor.
  • Reviews: the product with the highest number of reviews gets a maximum of 15 points. Every other product gets assigned points based on its total in proportion to the #1 product in that ranking factor. For example, if a product has 80% of the number of reviews compared to the product with the most reviews then the product’s points for reviews would be 15 * 80%.
  • Rating: the maximum score is 25 points awarded linearly between 6-10
    • e.g. 6 or below=0 points; 7.5=7.5 points; 9.0=18 points; 10=25 points.
  • Words/Review: the maximum score is 10 points awarded linearly between 0-900 words
    • e.g. 600 words = 4 points; 750 words = 7 points; 900 or more words = 10 points.
    • If a product has fewer than ten reviews, the point contribution for Rating and Words/Review is reduced: 1/3 reduction in points for products with 5-9 reviews, two-thirds reduction for products with fewer than five reviews.

Reviews that are more than 24 months old, as well as those written by resellers, are completely excluded from the ranking algorithm.

All products with 50+ points are designated as a Leader in their category.

PeerSpot’s Review Authentication Policy and Process helps to preserve information credibility and content integrity. The process includes the following measures:

  • User reviews must come from real, relevant users. We confirm that reviews are from real users who have used the product/service, or have evaluated it for the purpose of using it for their company, in the past 12 months.
  • We require vendors to identify themselves. Employees of tech vendors must identify themselves during registration so that site visitors are able to distinguish between information contributed by vendors versus that contributed by tech professionals.
  • We verify every registered user. New users must register with their LinkedIn profile or company email address, which helps us to prevent vendors or non-users from posting fake reviews.

The Leader recognition is given to any product that earns more than 50 points in a given month based on the methodology outlined above.

The Number One recognition is given to the product with the most points in its category in a given month based on the methodology outlined above.

The Rising Star Award recognizes the top ten products in over 100 solution categories based on in-depth, verified reviews from real users over a 12-month period. Rising Star winning products represent the most promising in their solution category according to verified reviewer insights and experience. Categories for the Rising Star Awards are selected from Tech Leader categories. Not all categories will have a product recognized as a Rising Star.

Only products with their first review posted to the PeerSpot platform within the past 12 months are considered for the Rising Star Award. In addition, the product solution category must have a minimum of 1,000 views. This recognition puts the spotlight on “up-and-comers” and can be viewed as a reflection of growing market interests based on evolving business needs, industry trends or competitive challenges.

The PeerSpectives awards is showcasing exceptional marketing teams and best practices. Winners include the top ten PeerSpot customers recognized for excellence in marketing across demand generation, customer marketing, customer advocacy, and digital marketing efforts.

Customers are selected based on their achievements from a marketing perspective – showcasing tangible results for collaboration, driving leads and content creation, and leveraging customer reviews in unique and impactful ways.

Yes, vendors can win in any category where they have an eligible product.

No, products are assigned to a single category and will only be eligible to win in that category.

Currently, the announcement of the 2023 award winners is planned for September 2023.

A link to the winners’ list will be on both our homepage at peerspot.com and at marketing.peerspot.com. You may view the list of 2022 winners here.

PeerSpot includes categories that have at least 5 products that have received a minimum of 8 reviews in the past 12 months.

Yes! The Peer Awards are based on verified customer reviews about your products (refer to ranking methodology above for details). By increasing your product reviews, the length of the review, and the number of views for the review, you can increase your chance of winning an award. PeerSpot will provide tools and content to help you get out the vote!

While the Rising Star Award is a reflection of the past year’s traffic for selected products on our review site, there are things you can do to increase your chance of winning in the next year such as driving customers and prospects to your product’s review on the PeerSpot site for information, competitive comparisons, etc.

In addition, PeerSpot offers content and several services that can help you prepare to win. Visit marketing.peerspot.com to learn how you can take advantage of our review subscription service to generate detailed user reviews that can be used to create impactful content for all stages of the buyer’s journey.

Winners will be notified by email approximately 30 days prior to the official awards announcement. Public communications about the awards will be embargoed until the announcement date.

PeerSpot will be using multiple communications vehicles to publicize the awards, both pre-announcement to generate awareness and post announcement to promote the winners. This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Banners on the PeerSpot website and community pages
  • Winners will have their badges displayed on the review site
  • Blogs
  • Social sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Email outreach to our user and vendor databases

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Use the 30-day advance notification of your win to prepare your promotion plan ahead of the public announcement. You will receive a Promotion Guide from PeerSpot that includes resources and assets to assist you in promoting the award across multiple communications vehicles, including:

  • Your website
  • Social media
  • Press releases
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Email
  • Videos

Winners will receive award badges for their categories. You can use the badge for a full year, so put it anywhere you have an opportunity to showcase it with your customers, from your website to email signatures!

Yes. PeerSpot will provide winners an Award Promotion Guide that includes assets such as graphics, social media content, and email templates, as well as best-practice suggestions for promoting the awards.