The Software Excellence Awards

Help us find the REAL software market leaders

Now open for entries

Showcasing the best technology for the accounting profession

For many years, AccountingWEB has been mapping the accounting software landscape in fine detail. Thousands of user surveys will help us zero in on the developers who are reaching above and beyond their customers' expectations. Our community-driven approach puts the award decisions in the hands of the people who matter most: end users. Share your views and you could win a prize. AccountingWEB are offering one lucky winner £500 in Amazon vouchers, and 2 runners up with Amazon vouchers worth £250. Full terms and conditions apply.

Alongside our traditional community awards, this year we are giving the technology community the chance promote their own innovations and client satisfaction expertise with a few judged categories. Our expert judges will review their entries and community feedback to choose the worthy winners.

AccountingWEB uses the software satisfaction ratings, sector benchmarks and overall trends arising from award entries to give accountants and their suppliers a deeper understanding of accounting marketplace.

Are you an accounting technology user?

Survey closes 31 July 2017

Are you an accounting technology provider?

Entries close 31 July 2017

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The Software Excellence Awards will be presented alongside the Practice Excellence Awards at our landmark event for the profession at The Brewery in London on 19 October. Tables will go on sale shortly.

Whether you are a software user or an accounting technology provider, celebrating the software industry's contribution to accounting excellence!

Rate your software

You are the judge. From thousands of user surveys we will be showcasing the stand-out developers
who are going above and beyond and exceeding your needs.

AccountingWEB has £1,000 in Amazon vouchers up for grabs. If you share your feedback and experiences on the software you use, you could win! One lucky winner will receive £500 in Amazon vouchers, with 2 runners up receiving Amazon vouchers worth £250. Full terms and conditions apply.

The Categories

SME Accounts/Bookkeeping

These are the engines that power the bulk of the UK economy. But which platform is making the biggest difference to small business users?

Enterprise Accounting/ERP

Mid-range and enterprise systems cater for more complex and specialist needs.


A chance to promote the software that makes sure we all get paid correctly.

Expenses Management

Tools that capture and categorise business expenses are becoming a key part of the accounting workflow.


This category is open to any specialist tool used in business or practice to calculate and file tax liabilities.

Practice Management

As practices become more automated and complex, what tools are they using to look after clients, workflows and billing?

Accounts Production

The processes for taking trial balances through to statutory accounts are changing. Which tools are keeping up best?

Forecasting, Planning & Analysis

This is a broad category to shine the spotlight on established and emerging tools for analysing, reporting and predicting business performance.

Cloud App

The judges are looking for online tools with the best ratings. If you have a favourite that doesn't fit the other categories, this is your chance to make sure it isn't overlooked.

Practice Suite

This composite award will highlight developers with the best mix of tax, practice management and accounts production tools.

Vendor entry

These categories will be driven by submissions. Our judging panel will determine the winner based on their own assessment of all entries per cetegory, along with any relevant end-user feeedback taken from the user surveys supplied.

The Categories

Making Tax Digital Software of the Year

Please nominate the product you have developed that addresses the challenges of MTD. Is it a new development, or an adaptation of existing code to meet the needs of MTD?

Innovation of the Year

What innovations have you brought to the accounting software market in the past year?

2017 Software Excellence Pioneer

Is there someone in your organisation or among your customers and partners who has made a fundamental contribution to accounting technology this year? This award celebrates the industry's thought leaders and unsung heroes.

Dates for your diary

Awards Entries Open

24 March 2017

Awards Entries Close

31 July 2017

Shortlist Announced

18 August 2017

Winners Announced

19 October 2017

The Judges

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