Applause Named SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award Finalist For Its Mobile Beta Management Offering

Company named a finalist for the industry’s best products, technologies and services in software, content and business technology.

Boston, Massachusetts - April 12, 2016

Applause, the global leader in testing, feedback and research for digital experiences, announced today that its Mobile Beta Management offering was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the “Best Business Intelligence Tools & Platforms” category. Finalists represent the information industry’s best products, technologies, and services in the software, content and business technology.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. Applause Mobile Beta Management was honored as one of 215 finalists across the 62 business technology categories.

“I am amazed by the level of innovation and creativity of the products that have been selected as this year’s CODiE Award finalists. We are happy to recognize them for their great contributions and impact they are making on the software, content and business technology industries,” said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA.

Applause Mobile Beta Management is a SaaS solution that helps brands execute and manage successful beta programs for mobile apps. The solution is simple yet powerful. To kick-off a beta program, the brand with the app sends an email to invite beta testers where they accept an NDA, download the app,begin using it and start providing feedback immediately.

Key features of Applause’s Mobile Beta Management include:

  • A mobile-first workflow
  • Over-the-Air Distribution – users can download the beta app with a single tap
  • Mobile NDA Management – enabling companies to protect IP and distribute quickly to users
  • Automated Session & Crash Reporting – providing insights into usage and app stability
  • Screen recording feature and easy field-entering dashboard for bug reporting
  • In-App Feedback Reporting – streamlining the entire beta experience
  • The ability to solicit feedback from hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of employees and early adopter users quickly and easily

“In today’s apps economy, it’s the users who determine quality, so it makes sense to include them in development and QA” said Roy Solomon, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management for Applause. “Our Mobile Beta Management offering provides companies of all size with enterprise-grade insight into how their app performs in the hands of users before launch. That knowledge can be the difference between an app that goes nowhere and one that earns loyal fans and beats the competition.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by software and business technology executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media, bloggers, bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

About The SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.

About Applause

Applause is the worldwide leader in enabling digital quality. Customers are no longer satisfied with digital experiences that are good enough; they demand the exceptional. The Applause Product Excellence Platform provides the world’s leading brands with the comprehensive approach to digital quality needed to deliver uncommonly great digital experiences across the globe – with highly vetted testers available on demand, a complete and enterprise-class technology infrastructure, multi-point digital quality solutions and SaaS products, and expertise across industries and use cases. This harmonized approach drastically improves testing coverage, reduces costs and speeds time-to-market for websites, mobile apps, IoT and in-store experiences. Thousands of leading companies – including Ford, Google, Western Union and Dow Jones – rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver the exceptional products and digital experiences their customers love.

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Dan Haggerty