AccountingWEB publisher Sift announced that the shortlists for the prestigious AccountingWEB Software Awards will be announced 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 the eventual winners. 

This year sees a complete relaunch of the AccountingWEB Software Awards, with a brand-new on-site voting mechanism that ensures votes come from registered AccountingWEB members.

This new process guarantees that the votes are 100% relevant, whether voters are recommending products to fellow accountants or the basis of 'always on' feedback to vendors.

"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 - 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 we will be revealing the shortlists for each of the categories after Day One. It's a fantastic way for the vendor community to celebrate the end of the year and to showcase their achievements directly at the Expo."

“By revealing the shortlists for the AccountingWEB Software Awards at the Expo, we are giving our audience the unique opportunity to demo and experience the very best software live over the two days,” added Mike Goldsmith, Event Content Director (Global). “Shortlisted vendors will be able to proudly place their Shortlisted badges on their stands! No other event will bring exhibitors and visitors together like this.”

The AccountingWEB Software Awards shortlists will be released to featured vendors in November under NDA, enabling them to publicise their achievements on their stands at the AccountingWEB Live Expo and in wider marketing. 

The winners of this year's AccountingWEB Software Awards will be announced in March/April 2021, enabling those winning vendors to prepare their marketing for the now traditional Q2 buying season.

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 10 software categories:

Editorial coverage will cover all 10 individual award categories and shortlisted products, with supporting insight and interviews before announcing the shortlisted software vendors in November. Coverage of the 2020 winners can be found here at this dedicated hub.

The shortlisted vendors will be announced at a glamorous event on the night of the first day of the Expo (1 Dec). The evening event will be filmed, including interviews with the shortlisted vendors and attendees. Footage will be made available on demand on the AccountingWEB Live digital platform. With editorial coverage on AccountingWEB after the event, shortlisted firms 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 shortlisted 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 before the 2022 buying season. 

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, Event Content Director (Global) on +44 (0)781 804 5348.