2021 CODiE Award Categories

CODiE Winner SaaSOptics

New Categories for 2021

Every year a team of experts meet to review the existing CODiE Award categories and make recommendations for the next Award cycle.  Let's celebrate and recognize the companies, products and people that have gone the extra mile in response to COVID-19.

5 Categories Created in Response to COVID-19

  • Best Business Technology Pivot
  • Best Customer Experience in Business Technology
  • Best Customer Experience in EdTech
  • Best Remote Learning Partner K-12/Higher Education  
  • Best Student Experience Response

6 New Business Technology Categories

  • Best Artificial Intelligence Solution in Healthcare
  • Best Customer Training Learning Management System
  • Best ERP Solution
  • Best Virtual Event Technology Solution
  • Best Wellness Solution
  • Best Work Management Platform

7 New Education Technology Categories

  • Best Education Platform for PK-20
  • Best Scholastic Esports Solution K-20
  • Best Solution for English as a Second Language
  • Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in EdTech
  • Best Virtual Lab
  • Best Virtual Learning Solution
  • Best World Language Learning Solution

NEW Benefit for finalists and winners in select categories!

  • Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators
  • Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution
  • Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in EdTech
  • Best Use of Emerging Technology for Learning
Finalists in theses categories will be awarded $500 in AWS promotional credit to be used in evaluating new AWS services and programs. The category winner gets an additional $2000 for a total of $2500 in AWS promotional credit!


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Business Technology Products

Applications, products, and services for use by business, media, publishing, information service providers, consumers, or other related technologies across the software and information sectors

 Business Tech Descriptions - PDF

Business Tools (details)
  • Best eCommerce Conversion Solution
  • Best Subscription Billing Solution
  • Best Remote Working Solution
  • Best Project Management Solution
  • Best Payments Solution
  • Best Financial Management Solution
  • Best ERP Solution
  • Best Work Management Platform
  • Best DevOps Tool
  • Best Data Tools & Platforms
  • Best Customer Training Learning Management System
  • Best Customer Success Management Solution
  • Best Customer Service Solution
  • Best Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Content Solution
  • Best CRM Solution
  • Best Corporate / Enterprise Learning Solution
  • Best Content Management Platform
  • Best Artificial Intelligence Driven Technology Solution
  • Best Artificial Intelligence Solution in Healthcare
  • Best Business Information or Data Delivery Solution
Data & Analytics (details)
  • Best Business Intelligence Solution
  • Best Customer Data Platform (CDP)
  • Best Big Data Reporting & Analytics Solution
  • Best Platform as a Service
  • Best Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
  • Best Content Search & Discovery Solution
General (details)
  • Best Emerging Technology
  • Best Overall Business Technology Solution
Network & Systems (details)
  • Best Digital Process Automation Solution
  • Best IT Management Solution
Response to COVID-19 (details)
  • Best Business Technology Pivot
  • Best Customer Experience in Business Technology
Sales & Marketing (details)
  • Best Marketing Solution
  • Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution
  • Best Sales Enablement Platform
Security (details)
  • Best Security Solution
  • Best Identity & Access Management (IAM) Solution
Vertical (details)
  • Best Legal Solution
  • Best Healthcare Technology Solution
  • Best FinTech Solution
  • Best Financial & Market Data Solution
  • Best Wellness Solution
  • Best Compliance Solution
  • Best (Virtual) Event Technology Solution
  • Best Human Capital or Talent Management Solution

Education Technology Products

Applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector

 Ed Tech Descriptions - PDF

Administrator- Centric (details)
  • Best Administrative Solution
  • Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators
Approach for Special Learners (details)
  • Best Scholastic Esports Solution K-20
  • Best Educational Game
  • Best Virtual Learning Solution
  • Best Virtual Lab
  • Best Solution for Students with Special Needs
  • Best Gamification in Learning
Authoring, Curating (details)
  • Best Library Reference or Educational Database
  • Best Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution
Core Academic (details)
  • Best Foundational Mathematics Instructional Solution
  • Best Social Sciences/Studies Instructional Solution
  • Best Solution for English as a Second Language
  • Best Tool for Student Creation or Expression
  • Best Foundational Science Instructional Solution
  • Best World Language Learning Solution
  • Best Foundational English Language Arts Instructional Solution
  • Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution
  • Best Advanced Science Instructional Solution
  • Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution
  • Best Advanced Technology/ Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution
  • Best Foundational Technology/ Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution
  • Best Advanced Mathematics Instructional Solution
  • Best Advanced Reading/Writing/Literature Instructional Solution
General (details)
  • Best Overall Education Technology Solution
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
Non-Core (details)
  • Best Learning Management (LMS) Solution
  • Best College & Career Readiness Solution
  • Best Data Management Solution
  • Best Student Learning Capacity-Building Solution
  • Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution
  • Best Elective Curriculum Solution
  • Best Formative Assessment Solution
  • Best Summative Assessment Solution
  • Best Cross-Curricular Tool
Other/Combo (details)
  • Best Use of Emerging Technology for Learning
  • Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in EdTech
  • Best Collaborative Learning Solution for Students
  • Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers
  • Best Professional Learning Solution for Educators
  • Best Education Platform for Adult Learning
  • Best Education Platform for PK-20
Response to COVID-19 (details)
  • Best Student Experience Response
  • Best Customer Experience in EdTech
  • Best Remote Learning Partner K-12/Higher Education