Now in their 19th year, the CPA Practice Advisor Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Awards highlight technologies that are shaping the profession and small businesses through increased collaboration and productivity. These tools are allowing firms to better management workflows, and to be more productive and more secure, while engaging with clients in ways that are convenient and productive for them as well.
AWARD SELECTION PROCESS
Each year, a total of five award winners are announced, based upon the voting of the Awards Committee. Additional technologies are also recognized as Award Finalists. The awards are not ranked or divided into categories. All nominated products and services that meet the submission requirements have the opportunity to be selected as award winners or finalists. The Awards Committee is comprised of the editorial staff at CPA Practice Advisor, thought leaders among the profession, and the publication’s Editorial Advisory Board. These members include accounting and tax professionals from across the country who are engaged in a variety of practice areas.
RULES FOR NOMINATION
Anyone can nominate a product or service for an award (vendor, user, third-party). There is a nomination processing fee of $295, which covers the costs of evaluation and logistics. Each product or service can only be nominated once. If you nominate a product or service that has already been nominated, your nomination fee will be returned. The selection process is determined by the subjective opinions of the members of CPA Practice Advisor’s Awards Committee and does not use outside votes or user testimonials during the process.
Award nominations will be initially screened for compliance with the following conditions of eligibility for the awards.
Nominated products/services must:
- Be commercially available (no Beta versions)
- Be less than two years old (Note: Significant new modules or features, or programs that have undergone a major revision or version change are eligible, regardless of longevity of overall product.)
- Be directly marketed to the tax and accounting profession
- A nomination fee of $295 must be submitted on the second page of this nomination form for a product to be eligible.
Those not meeting these conditions will be removed from the nominee pool at no charge. The awards will be announced in the August issue of CPA Practice Advisor magazine.
The Innovation Awards debuted in 2004, serving as a spotlight to honor new or recently enhanced technologies that benefit tax and accounting professionals and their clients through improved workflow, increased accessibility, enhanced collaboration, or other means.