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Process Innovation Award Submission Form


Kinetic Information
The Process Innovation Awards
Sponsored by High Tech Views
 
Here’s your chance to win a 2016 Process Innovation Award. (Be sure to include the processing fee of $130.00 (US) per submission.)! Just fill out this Nomination Form in its entirety, and submit it to our editor.  Winners will be announced in October , 2016. 
 
This form contains several sections that are designed to capture information about specific aspects of the nominated solution:
 
Part I: About the Nominator
These questions ask you to provide fairly basic details about the organizations and people who are nominating the solution.
 
Part II: About the Nominee
These questions ask you to provide fairly basic details about the organization that purchased the nominated solution and the people who helped imple­ment it.
 
Part III: About the Nominated Solution
These questions ask you to provide information about the nominated solution, including a rundown of the vendor selection process, implementation timetable and cost, and the return on investment received.
 
Part IV: The Gory Details
These essay-type questions are your opportunity to tell us more about the solution you are nominating and why it is so good. Please answer these on separate sheets of paper, and in the order in which they appear here. Also, please keep your responses down to three or four paragraphs per question. We’re not looking to make more work for you by asking for a book – we’d just like to hear, in your own words, what’s so special about this particular application.
 
Finally, please be aware that by submitting this nomi­na­tion, you are giving Kinetic Infor­ma­tion and High Tech Views (and their associated divisions) per­mis­sion to speak and write about your system without restriction as part of our regular activities. We’re always look­ing for successful imple­menta­tions to high­light and want to be sure we can give your excellence its due every chance we get.
 
And that’s it! Thanks for your submission, and good luck.

Part I: About the Nominator
1.     Who should be our primary contact for information about the nominated solution?
Name                                                                                                                               
Title                                                                                                                                 
Company                                                                                                                          
Address                                                                                                                            
City                                                        State                               Zip                              
Country                                                                                                                            
Phone                                  Fax                                    E-mail                                        
 
Role in Creating the Solution                                                                                           
 
Type of Organization
p    Systems Integrator                                                 p Vendor
p    VAR                                                                      p Other (specify)
                                                                                                                                
 
2.     Who should be our secondary contact for information about the nominated solution?
Name                                                                                                                               
Title                                                                                                                                 
Company                                                                                                                          
Address                                                                                                                            
City                                                        State                               Zip                              
Country                                                                                                                            
Phone                                  Fax                                    E-mail                                        
Role in Creating the Solution                                                                                           
 
Part II: About the Nominee
3.     What is the name of the organization are you nominating?
 
4.     For which department(s) was the nominated solution developed?
 
5.     Who at this organization should be our primary contact for information about the nominated solution?
Name                                                                                                                               
Title                                                                                                                                 
Company                                                                                                                          
Address                                                                                                                            
City                                                        State                               Zip                              
Country                                                                                                                            
Phone                                  Fax                                    E-mail                                        
 
 
6.     To whom at this organization should the award be presented if the nominated solution is chosen as a winner?
Name                                                              Title                                                          
Phone                                  Fax                                    E-mail                                        
 
7.     In which of the following vertical markets or horizontal application areas is the nominated organization primarily active? (Please check only one.)
Vertical Markets
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Human Resource
  • Clinical Trials
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
     
  • Data Management
  • IT Consulting 
  • IT Architecture
  • Human Resources
  • Data Capture
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Customer Relationship Management 
  • Supply Chain Management
Part III: About the Nominated Solution
A. The Purchase Process
8.     When was the solution installed? (mm/yyyy)                                        
9.     When did it enter full production? (mm/yyyy)                                       
10. Who was the primary developer of the nominated solution?
p    Major Software Vendor                                         p Hardware Vendor
p    Independent Software Vendor                               p VAR
p    Internal MIS Resources                                         p System Integrator
p    Internal Resources with Vendor/Integrator           p End User Organization
11. How many products and/or vendors were evaluated before the final selection was made?         
12. How long did it take to evaluate the candidate solutions?                            
13. How long did it take to authorize the purchase of the solution?                             
14. How long did it take to implement the solution?                                                          
15. Which of the following implementation services were utilized?
p    Feasibility Study/ROI Study                                 p Toolkit Training
p    Strategy Development/Consulting                        p Other Training
p    Process Analysis                                                    p End-User Training
p    Maintenance                                                          p Other (specify)                    
16. Who was involved in the evaluation process and purchase decision?
p    Line of Business Management                               p Records Management
p    Line of Business Users                                          p Senior Management
p    IT Management                                                     p Other (specify)                    
17. How much did the nominated solution cost to implement? $                              
18. How was that cost accounted for? (Total = 100%)
       % Hardware                                                % Integration/development
       % Non-custom software                              % Change management/consulting   
       % Custom software                                     % Training/installation         
       % Other (specify)                      
 
19. How long did/will it take to recoup this investment?                        

Part IV: The Gory Details
1.      Describe the nominated solution’s primary application (e.g., claims pro­cess­ing) and system configuration (e.g,. major platforms) in terms a new user would understand.
2.      What makes this solution outstanding or unique? (Please list in bullet form.)
3.      What were the top five business imperatives that led to its implementation (e.g., to cut costs, improve customer service)?
4.      Are these imperatives typical of the vertical market in which the nominee is active, or were they particular to the nominee at the time?
5.      What process did the nominee follow when evaluating and selecting its solution?
6.      What were the top five reasons the nominee chose the technology partners it did (e.g., price, reputation, reseller recommendation), and what other partners did he/she consider?
7.      What were the top five barriers to implementing the nominated solution (e.g., enabling interoperability, organiza­tional politics, technology convergence)?
8.      What technical tasks were involved in implementing the solution and bringing it into full production?
9.      What process management and cultural issues had to be addressed to implement the solution and achieve positive ROI, and how were these issues addressed?
10. Describe and quantify where possible the benefits the nominee received from its implementation in terms of its productivity, profit, positioning, or competitive standing.
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