We have focused our business very tightly on the small-business BusinessVision user for many years, so really, there aren't that many awards that we're in line for. We're not trying to be the big sellers in any of the product lines we support, just the people that support these products well, so that our clients prosper.
Having said that, we are pleased that we have been recognized a couple of times by the folks at BusinessVision (when it was an independent company, and when it was owned by Softline, which was before Sage bought it) for achievements above and beyond.
They called these awards "Visionary Awards", as they recognized solutions that exceeded anyone's expectations of the built-in capabilities of off-the-shelf systems.
And yes, we know these are a long time ago now, but Sage doesn't really give awards other than for selling more stuff to more people than anybody, and that is not our way - we maintain a smaller client base, and implement proper, real solutions for them.
This Visionary Award was presented by BusinessVision president Murray Aston at the 2003 Business Partners' conference, for designing and developing a custom web-reporting solution which publishes selected BusinessVision data to a secured web site accessible by the client's staff, outside sales reps, and selected customers.
Essentially, this was a modest-scale data warehouse. Each audience has secure access to only the data, reports and functions they require, with the benefit of vastly improved customer service, with significantly lower cost.
Awarded for developing a laser forms-printing solution that allowed users of the then-current DOS software to print professional, cost-effective business forms straight from BusinessVision to the user's laser printer.
Sadly, no-one took any pictures of this one, but we'll concede Charles did look a little younger then!