31 January, 2006 (HOSTSEARCH) CrownPeak (http://www.crownpeak.com), whose services include web content management, site search, and web hosting, has been selected as a finalist in the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 21st Annual Codie Awards. The company reached the finals in two categories, Best Software as a Service Solution" for CrownPeak Search and "Best Content Management Solution."
The Codie Awards started in 1986 and through a panel of journalists and industry insiders recognize outstanding achievements and the most innovative products and services in the software and information industry. This year in excess of a thousand nominations were submitted for consideration by over 500 companies.
"The 21st Annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, information and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards Finalist is a significant achievement."
"As a leading provider in Web Content Management and hosted site search, we have long been evangelizing the benefits of the SaaS model, so we are thrilled to be recognized in both of these categories," said CrownPeak CEO Jim Howard. "With competition in the industry as strong as ever we consider this type of peer recognition to be quite an accomplishment."
The Codie Awards recognize 71 categories of products and services and have awards for corporate excellence and philanthropy. The Awards Gala will take place May 16, 2006 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.