Did your company try something new in the past year that led to measurably better results for both your business and your customers? We think you deserve to be publicly recognized as a technology and services industry leader for that outstanding achievement, and the TSIA STAR Awards are the best way to do just that! We’re happy to announce that the nomination period for the 2018 STAR Awards is now open. If you’re a current TSIA member, you’re invited to nominate your company for a chance to win one of the highest honors in the technology and services industry. Here’s everything you need to know about the awards, including this year’s categories, benefits of winning, and how to apply.
What Are the STAR Awards?
The STAR Awards program is a longstanding hallmark of the TSIA member community that recognizes excellence and innovation in technology and services. TSIA member companies of all sizes are eligible to nominate their company for the opportunity to showcase their commitment to outstanding innovation, leadership, and excellence in any of this year’s categories spanning TSIA’s areas of research:
|Best Practices in Support Services||Support Services|
|Best Practices in Field Service||Field Services|
|Best Practices in Service Offer Development||Service Revenue Generation|
|Best Practices in Customer Success||Customer Success|
|Best Practices in Leveraging PSA for Service Excellence||Education Services, Managed Services, and Professional Services|
|Innovation in Leveraging Analytics for Service Excellence||All Research Areas|
|Innovation in Knowledge Management||All Research Areas|
|Innovation in Education Services||Education Services|
|Innovation in a Standard Managed Service Offering and/or Catalog||Managed Services|
|Innovation in Expand Selling||Expand Selling|
|Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes – Professional Services||Professional Services|
|Transformation of Support Services||Support Services|
How to Leverage Your STAR Awards Win for Maximum Impact
Participating in the STAR Awards uniquely allows your company to gauge your performance against others in the industry. If selected as a winner in one of this year's categories, you will be recognized by your peers as being among the best in the business. Here’s an inspirational list of just some of the ways you can leverage your win to gain more industry visibility for your company’s commitment to excellence:
- TSIA will issue both a press release and a blog post announcing your win, which you can share with your network
- You’ll receive STAR Award Winner badge graphic to place on your website, sales decks, social media, etc. showing that you are among the best of the best
- Photos and video of your STAR Awards acceptance will be taken during the awards ceremony at TSW Las Vegas 2018, which you can use in your marketing initiatives
Here’s what previous winners had to say about what winning a STAR Award meant to them:
This is a huge honor to us, to take this award home, and gives us a lot of motivation to continue on our journey.
– Jan Meyer, GVP, Digital Learning Solutions and Product Knowledge Portfolio, SAP
It’s such a tremendous honor to be recognized for this journey and to accept this award. Thank you to TSIA for your guidance along the way, and to the judges for your commitment to this amazing awards program.
– Jennifer Mielnik, Senior Director, Support Programs
& Strategy, Citrix Systems
We are grateful for the privilege to get this award. There’s a great heritage to these STAR awards we feel very honored to be among both the past and present finalists and recipients.
– Trent Wintersteen, Director, WW Print Service Portfolio,
How to Nominate Your Company for a STAR Award
For a complete guide on the STAR Awards process, including what you’ll need in order to apply, important dates to remember, and best practice tips for increasing your chances of winning, visit the STAR Awards page here. We also highly recommend you check out our “How To” webinar that provides a step-by-step guide for the nomination and application process and details of what makes for compelling story that will impress the judges. Watch the webinar here!
The STAR Awards nomination period ends May 31, with final applications being due at the end of July, so don’t delay in applying. For more questions about the STAR Awards, nominations, or the application process, please visit the STAR Awards FAQ page or directly contact me, Sheri Kennedy, TSIA's senior member programs manager.
Don't miss this chance to nominate your company for a chance to rise to stardom amongst your peers in the technology industry!
About the Author
Sheri Kennedy is the senior member programs manager for TSIA. With over 20 years in the technology industry, she applies her experience by working closely with TSIA member companies to help them showcase and enhance the great things they are doing. Sheri helps TSIA members celebrate success and focus on constant improvement, both organizationally and at the individual level.