Best in Biz Awards, now in its seventh year, is an awards program judged by an independent panel of press and analysts from well-known business publications like Wall Street Journal, AdWeek, Associated Press, Wired, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and more. More than 650 entries were considered to determine winners for 2017. Best in Biz Awards offers 65 award categories across five focus areas and winners include both new businesses innovating in the marketplace and established companies. Best in Biz Awards does not accept any outside sponsorship or advertising.
Many 2017 winners offer products and services that reflect the critical importance of companies focusing on risk awareness and management measures, especially in this current business environment of cyber threats, supply chain disruptions, weather disasters, geopolitical upheaval, and never ending regulation changes.
Here are the winners that are pushing ahead of their competition in terms of innovation, technology, customer service, leadership, ethics, management, and workplace environment that offer risk-related services or products:
Autoscribe Corporation, a financial services company and payment processor, received a silver honor in the Marketing Executive of the Year category. Autoscribe full suite of tools offered through PaymentVision and Lyons Commercial Data, helps businesses simplify payment processing, mitigate risk, and ensure compliance.
AFN, a freight brokerage, third-party logistics, and transportation management services company, was named a “Best Place to Work” for the second year in a row. AFN offers a suite of truckload, LTL, managed transportation and consolidation services, risk management, carrier compliance, cargo security and surveillance technology-enabled solutions.
Spireon’s FleetLocate solution earned the silver award for Enterprise Service of the Year. Spireon’s GPS fleet tracking and management solutions provides intelligence on how a company’s fleet is performing. FleetLocate manages any combination of drivers, vehicles, and assets – and ensures compliance with federal regulations like Hours of Service (HOS) and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR).
Intellect Risk Analyst, offered by Intellect SEEC, was honored as silver winner in the ‘Enterprise Product of the Year – All Other Software’ category. Risk Analyst, an AI based risk discovery and assessment software for the commercial insurance industry is billed as the insurance industry’s first-ever virtual underwriting assistant.
The FM Global Resilience Index was named silver winner in the category of Enterprise Product of the Year. The FM Global Resilience Index is the first data-driven tool and repository that ranks the resilience of 130 countries and territories according to their enterprise resilience to disruptive events. It is designed to help executives evaluate the countries they rely upon so they can make more informed decisions when it comes to their own business and supply chain resilience.
RiskSense was awarded silver in the category of Enterprise Service of the Year. RiskSense’s approach to cyber security leverages intelligence-driven risk analytics to reveal cyber risk across a growing attack surface, quickly orchestrate remediation, and monitor the results. The platform is not just focused on the network layer, but rather covers a growing attack surface that also includes the application and database layer.
Semafone has been named a silver winner in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year—medium-sized business. Using Semafone’s Cardprotect solution, businesses are able to reduce risk and to take secure, PCI DSS compliant payments over the phone. As U.S. merchants transition to accepting chip-enabled payment cards, fraudsters are shifting their focus to more vulnerable payment channels, such as contact centers.
Sageworks, a lending credit risk and portfolio risk software provider that helps commercial lenders lower costs and improve the borrower experience, was named the Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year, giving the company gold in the category.
Weather Trends International was named a gold winner in Most Innovative Company of the Year. Weather Trends International has 15 years of experience helping Fortune 1,000 companies reduce their weather risk to become proactive, not reactive. Their “gridded technology covers every 1 mile on Earth with year-ahead temperature, rainfall and snowfall projections by week out 11-months along with specific sales forecasts by store.”
Wolters Kluwer’s CT Corporation has been named a bronze winner in the “Best New Product of the Year – Small or Medium Business” category. CT Corporation was recognized for the Business License Hub, a centralized, cloud-based tool that streamlines the process of managing business license renewals and expirations. The tool helps significantly enhance an organization’s ability to self-manage the renewals of their licenses, allowing users to easily track licenses and renewal requirements with customizable data reports.