We would like to congratulate our customers Tools4Legal for winning the 2015 Appronto Innovation Awards in the Disruptive Startup category and ArboUnie in the Enterprise category.
For the second year running, Mendix partner Appronto hosted an Innovation Awards ceremony in which they recognize and acknowledge the innovative capabilities of their customers. The jury consisted of Bas van der Horst, Managing Director at Appronto, Jeroen ter Huurne, Managing Director at Collin Crowdfund (2014 winner) and Fedor Klinkenberg, Partner Account Executive at Mendix.
Disruptive Startup Category
The nominees for the Disruptive Startup category of the Appronto Innovation Awards 2015 were:
- Tools4Legal – Legal processes automation
- Rent a Bob – Home delivery services in own car & driver services
- ToLocal – Digital advertisement platform
The judges chose Tools4Legal as the winner for its innovative use of software to simplify legal complexity, while maintaining quality and effectiveness at lower costs. In a world of expensive lawyers, who are compensated based on the number of hours worked, Tools4Legal fills the gap by providing an efficient, effective, and user-friendly solution. The judges felt that the use of the Mendix platform to streamline processes in an iterative manner, while incrementally improving the platform with the help of customer feedback, was the perfect embodiment of a disruptive startup.
The market in which ArboUnie operates has changed drastically in the last ten years. By continuously changing and adapting their services to customer demand and simultaneously optimizing business processes with the help of IT, ArboUnie was recognized by the judges as being innovative in a very competitive sector. The company has the guts to drive the necessary changes scaled throughout the entire operation, to remain competitive. With the help of the Mendix platform, business processes are supported more efficiently, new services can be realized and customized swiftly while maintaining close customer relations.
Last year’s winner was Mendix customer Collin Crowdfund. The company’s crowdfund platform is now second in the market for alternative financing for SME’s.
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