BEST COMPANY FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE AWARD

To recognize the most outstanding company in the Philippines in the ICT industry in 2020 for promoting the use of advanced ICT in the information technology and software development industry, developing and/or producing for information technology and software development services that is an inspirational role model for the Philippine business community and internationally.

 

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY:

  • The Nominee must be a legal corporation or a legal sole proprietorship.
  • The Nominee must be based in the Philippines and currently registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) authorized to provide ICT services to international markets as well as domestic markets.
  • The Nominee must include in its submission its latest published official Annual Report and Audited Financial Report (if latter not included in the Annual Report).
  • There must be at least three (3) eligible nominations submitted for this award to be given. If three eligible nominations are not received, those nominations submitted will be returned with this explanation.

 

SCOPE & LIMITATIONS OF THE AWARD

The company must have earned at least 25% of its gross revenue from providing services for information technology and software development to offshore clients or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last reported financial year and audit.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA OF THE AWARD

The listed bullet metrics under each specified judging criteria are examples of applicable metrics but with inputs on each bullet metric not mandatory nor with inputs limited to these bullet metrics. However Nominees must enter some specific information relevant to the specified criteria to be considered in its adjudication of the performance of the Nominee relative to the criteria.

Based on the company’s last reported financial year and audit.

Growth of the company [15%]

        • Percent increase in gross revenue earned in the Philippines
        • Percent increase in client volume
        • Percent increase in full-time employees in the Philippines
        • Percent increase in working office space in the Philippines

Size, quality, and diversity of clientele [15%]

        • Volume of client business (number, revenue, transactions)
        • Quality of service (awards, citations, testimonials)
        • Diversity of services provided and geographic spread of clients

Depth and breadth of competencies [15%]

        • Public recognition by clients & employees
        • Certification including ISO and Industry standards
        • Employee qualifications

Company Management [15%]

        • Results achieved by managers
        • Investment in management systems
        • Development programs for future managers
        • Sustainability strategy (financial risks due to calamity/natural disasters, waste, energy consumption, etc.)
        • Business resiliency (continuity of services and products to the public in spite of calamity/natural disasters, waste, energy consumption, etc.)

Support by company of public goods [15%]

        • Policies and/or programs that support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
        • Percent increase in gross revenue earned through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives
        • Promotion of anti-corruption and good governance
        • Promotion of Philippine ICT industry
        • Operations established in the Philippines outside NCR

Other additional information [15%]

        • Other information in addition to all above that the nominee considers relevant

In 300 words or less, why should your company be considered the Best Software Development and Information Technology Company of the Year? [10%]