Webexpenses was one of three finalists selected by an independent panel of industry experts to compete for the Best Business Impact Award at last night’s ceremony.
The award acts as a showcase for the UK’s vibrant cloud sector; promoting companies who make the best use of the power and flexibility offered by web-based software and services.
Webexpenses was pipped at the post by Anomaly42 but the judges paid tribute to the way the company has embraced cloud technology, helping to make the organisation more flexible and efficient.
The judging panel, who selected webexpenses from hundreds of entrants, included David Blacher, Head of Media and Technology at Baker Tilly and Dr Richard Sykes, chair of the Cloud Industry Forum.
Sanjay Parekh, MD at webexpenses, said: “It’s great to have been recognised by the industry for our use of cloud computing, it’s something that’s really important to us.
“We realised, at an early stage, how cloud technologies could completely transform the way we work.
“It’s something that carries through our whole team and we’re always looking for new cloud based tools to help us collaborate and communicate more effectively. Congratulations to Anomaly42 for winning this category, well deserved”.
The winner of each of the UK award ceremony will now go through to compete against companies throughout Europe for the overall title which will be announced at the EuroCloud Congress in Luxembourg on October 15.
Last year’s UK winner, Ping Identity, went on to scoop the overall European award.
Webexpenses has a proud history as a cloud computing company having first started to use the technology in 2001; before the term had even been invented.
In the early years webexpenses had to overcome general scepticism towards web based software. Until relatively recently software was viewed as something which came on a silver disc and had to be installed onto each and every computer.
But in recent years, largely thanks to the growth of social media, attitudes have changed and cloud computing is now the usual way we access applications and services.