AccountingWEB publishers Sift announced that the prestigious AccountingWEB Software Awards will be held at the inaugural AccountingWEB Live Expo on 1-2 Dec 2021.

Established in 2006, the AccountingWEB Software Awards celebrates the very best in accounting technology. Voted for by the public in what is now the UK's biggest survey of accounting software, previous ceremonies have polled nearly 13,000 votes making these awards as popular with the audience as they are with winners.

"The AccountingWEB Software Awards have always shone a spotlight on those pioneering tech vendors that are transforming the industry. These awards are voted on by accountants and SMEs - that's insight, recommendation and recognition from the people that matter. There is no greater endorsement!,” said Tom Dunkerley, CEO Sift. “We're delighted that the Awards will take place after Day One of AccountingWEB Live Expo. It's a fantastic way for winning and nominated vendors to celebrate the end of the year and to showcase their achievements directly at the Expo."

“By holding the AccountingWEB Software Awards at the Expo, we are giving our audience the unique opportunity to demo the shortlisted and winning software live over the two days,” added Mike Goldsmith, Content Director.  “Shortlisted vendors will be able to proudly place their Nominee badges on their stands on Day One with the winners showing off their gongs on Day Two! No other event will bring exhibitors and visitors together like this.”

As with last year, voting and build-up to the AccountingWEB Software Awards will be hosted on award-winning accounting site, AccountingWEB ( AccountingWEB members (which includes 70% of all UK accounting practices) will be able to vote and rank their favourite products across the following 12 software categories:

  • Practice Suite of the Year (2020 winner: Capium)
  • Professional Tax Software of the Year (2020 winner: TaxCalc)
  • Small Business Accounting Software of the Year (2020 winner: FreeAgent)
  • Small Business Accounting Software of the Year (Practitioners’ Choice) (2020 winner: FreeAgent)
  • Accounts Production Software of the Year (2020 winner: TaxCalc)
  • Payroll Software of the Year (2020 winner: The Payroll Site)
  • Forecasting, Planning & Analysis Software of the Year (2020 winner: Clarity)
  • Data & Expense Management Software of the Year (2020 winner: FreeAgent Mobile)
  • Mid-market & Enterprise Accounting Software of the Year (2020 winner: iplicit)
  • Practice Management Software of the Year (2020 winner: Satago)
  • Software Innovation of the Year (2020 winner: Fluidly)
  • Non-accounting  Cloud or Banking App of the Year (2020 winner: WhisperClaims)

Editorial coverage will cover all 12 individual categories and nominated products, with supporting insight and interviews before announcing the shortlisted software vendors in November. Coverage of the 2020 winners can be found here.

Winners will be announced at a glamorous event on the night of the first day of the Expo (1 Dec). The night will be filmed, including the awards presentations plus interviews with winners, judges and attendees. Footage will made available on demand on the AccountingWEB Live digital platform. With editorial coverage on AccountingWEB after the event, nominees and winners alike will benefit from maximum coverage on what promises to be a fun and memorable night.

With 76% of AccountingWEB readers making purchasing decisions based on what they read on the site, the AccountingWEB Software Awards is a proven resource for all accounting and finance professionals looking to invest in software.  With visitors able to demo the winning software on the show floor, AccountingWEB Live Expo will bring the AccountingWEB Software Awards to life in a unique opportunity for software vendors to showcase their products to potential customers alongside such a high-profile awards event. 

More information about additional new categories, voting plus details about the Awards night will be released over the coming months.

To discuss opportunities at AccountingWEB Live Expo, contact Louise Nicholls, Sales Director on +44 (0)7771 929473.

For more details about the AccountingWEB Live Expo and AccountingWEB Software Awards, contact Mike Goldsmith, Content Director on +44 (0)781 804 5348.