Computable is the independent source of information for ICT news, products, and services in the Netherlands. The Computable Awards are one of the most important ICT honors in the Netherlands and are granted to companies, projects, and people who have demonstrated unquestioned excellence in IT.

The voice of the market, your votes, count for 50 percent, and the other half is determined by a jury.

We are honored this year to be nominated across such a wide variety of categories. The list ranges from product innovation to excellent leadership, from process improvement to business-critical logistics solutions, from covid-related super-fast digital transformations to clear insight into pension accrual from academic route planning to improved service provision.

Below you can see part of the jury assessment. You can read these first and then cast your vote, or you can click directly to the voting page.

On behalf of our customers and partners, thank you in advance for your vote!

Category Nominations

1. Category: Iaas & PaaS – Cloud native architecture

Mendix is an all-in-one low-code platform – enabling organizations to build, deploy, and optimize mobile and web apps at speed and scale. The Mendix Platform continues to evolve, offering customers and users an ever-expanding toolkit to build modern and adaptable consumer-grade apps. Data Hub is a relatively new Mendix product that allows users to easily integrate data sources from across the organization into their applications. Mendix’s extensive AI and MXDP tools make it possible for users to create cohesive and connective digital experiences across devices and modalities. All apps are deployed on a flexible, cloud native architecture.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

2. Category: Software/Saas – Flexibility among disruption

The Mendix Platform helped its customers respond to the intense disruption caused by the pandemic. It was a critical tool for organizations that needed to digitalize multiple channels and processes immediately – whether that was pivoting on a dime to adapt to a remote way of working or building new digital lines of communications with their users – Mendix made it possible for organizations to meet the rapidly and drastically changing needs of a world in crisis. Mendix has always focused on fostering collaboration between the business and IT – this aspect of the Platform was vital in getting the volume of needed applications built and deployed quickly.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

3. Category: CxO – Derek Roos, Co-founder & CEO Mendix

In 2005, Mendix was officially founded in Rotterdam. Derek Roos and the Mendix co-founders realized that the massive divide between the people who built software and the people who used it wasn’t sustainable. Getting the business and IT to collaborate throughout the application development lifecycle was one of the founding tenets of Mendix – and making development more accessible to people without a professional background was vital to that concept, which is why the Mendix Platform abstract the hard coding out of development and instead relies on visual modeling.

Derek Roos and Mendix were executing on this idea six years before the low-code application development market existed. Roos and the company continue to think big and innovate – changing and defining the market year by year.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

4. Category: SME Project – Knowledgeable Legal Entity Automation (Legal Studio, Appronto, Mendix)

The legal sector tends to lean to more traditional ways of working, maybe repetitive and tedious tasks are still manual, time-consuming, and resource-draining. Legal Studio addressed the long-standing demand for better automation in the their industry. They worked with Appronto, a Mendix partner, and used the low-code Platform to build Klea (Knowledgable Legal Entity Automation). Klea helps legal organizations and departments to digitize manual workflows and eliminate repetitive work. Klea is now active in over 50 countries. Some customers claim a 60 percent time savings and 40 percent reduction in operational costs.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

5. Category: Large Corporate Project – Operator Order Manager Parcel Distribution [OOMPD] (PostNL, Mendix, and CAPE Groep)

PostNLs OOMPD is a glittering triumph of microservices architecture. The system, which is comprised of over 70 applications, processes millions of orders every day across 33 sorting centers. These applications are part of a decentralized system that operates from the cloud. This structure allows for unprecedented flexibility and supports continuous innovation. If one of the sorting centers wants to test a new application or update – they can do so to their depot’s own apps without causing any disruption to the overarching ecosystem. If that experiment was successful, the new idea can be applied to that particular type of application cross the entire system. The PostNL team worked with Mendix partner Cape Groep to build out this scalable, modern solution on the Mendix Platform.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

6. Category: Governmental Project – Tozo Web Application (Municipality of Rotterdam, Mendix, and Intermediat)

In the wake of the covid lockdowns, the self-employed of Rotterdam flooded the municipality with applications for financial assistance. Previously, the city was able to handle the infrequent applications – which required people to download a form, print it, fill it out, and then submit the physical copy for processing. The need for financial support swelled exponentially during the early days of covid and Rotterdam’s Software Development department responded quickly. They worked with Intermediat to digitize the application process. They had an MVP application portal up and running in just two weeks. The intense pace of submissions provided them with immediate feedback and they were able to refine and update the app in real-time.

The new application portal was faster, more accurate, and worlds more efficient – making it possible for people to apply for and receive financial aid in a fraction of the time. The City of Rotterdam also shared their application with 32 other municipalities – extending that speed and efficiency to countless others.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

7. Category: Digital Innovation – Academic Routeplanner (DimLab Student Flow Management, TimeSeries and Mendix)

Options abound for university students and the pathway to finishing a degree is unique to the individual – and rarely obvious. Students turn to mentors and advisors to plan the best way forward, a process that has been predominantly casual ad exclusively manual until DimLab Student Flow Management created the Academic Routeplanner.

DimLab worked with TimeSeries to develop a novel cloud-based tool that provides a digital educational map based on rules, available classes, and curriculum options of any given college or university. Students can now work with their mentors and visualize multiple paths and options in moments. The hours of guesswork and conjecture an advisor used to spend formulating one pathway can now be better spent discussing multiple possible options with their students.

DimLab chose TimeSeries as their implementation partner because of the high volume, and sensitive nature, of the data they needed to make the application work. DimLab and TimeSeries built the Academic Routeplanner on Mendix so they could execute quickly in a secure environment.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

8. Digital Innovation – De Digitale Balie (Municipality of Rotterdam, WeSeeDo, Mendix and Clevr)

Even in the post-digital world before the pandemic hit, a lot of things were just easier to do in person. Once the lockdowns starting rolling in – in-person stopped being an option. People began to heavily rely on video calls to stay connected, prompting the municipality of Rotterdam to investigate the potential of video chat in an official capacity. That query led to the development of De Digitale Baile (The Digital Counter) – a secure digital portal Rotterdam citizens could use to complete necessary tasks with the city in a digital capacity.

De Digitale Baile was built on the Mendix Platform and leveraged existing technologies to create a municipal video call service that included identification (DigiD), payments (iDeal), and secure file exchange; this made it possible for citizens to complete needed processes with the Civil Affairs department in a remote manner.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

9. Digital Innovation – Pensioenplanner (AZL, Mendix, Bizzomate and a.o ING)

AZL manages 50 Dutch pension funds. Each fund has its requirements and terms, but they are all connected to the central pension administration system developed in Oracle PL/SQL. Making changes and calculations to these funds was time-consuming and tedious. AZL worked with Mendix partner Bizzomate to develop a participant portal on the Mendix Platform. The portal digitized many manual processes and enabled self-service functions for customers. There is a planner feature in the application that helps users calculate and evaluate specific pension scenarios.

For more information, read the full Computable nomination.

Vote now

The voting for the Computable Awards is now open through October 31.  We hope you will participate and vote for your favorites!


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