The K2 Quality Awards are in their eighteenth year and the are among the most well respected and longest standing awards in the Accounting industry. In announcing this year’s award winners, Randy Johnston, Shareholder and VP at K2 Enterprises was quite pleased with developments in the industry. “The creators of technology solutions continue to step up their game. The pace of innovation is accelerating.” according to Johnston.
K2 Enterprises prime award
In 2015, K2 Enterprises added a new overall award called the Prime award. Each year this award is given to one and only one company that fits the criteria below. If it is deemed that no company fits the criteria, then no award will be given. The Prime award is given to a company that is leading in almost every category listed below.
The following are key considerations used in voting for the Prime award:
- Reasonable management goals and expectations
- Long term stability in the accounting market
- Clear and honest communication with employees and market influencers
- High quality products
- Top shelf customer support
- Significant commitment to product development and product improvement
- Great management vision and direction for both current and future plans
K2 Enterprises would like to congratulate Right Networks as the recipient of the 2019 Prime award.
“Right Networks has innovated hosting, support and tools, particularly with for their strategy of offering pre-packaged tax hosting for Lacerte/ProSeries customers”, said Brian Tankersley, Director of Strategic Relationships for K2 Enterprises. “Right Networks has expanded their product line with new solutions, added a powerful transaction importer, and made significant changes to the application architecture. I can think of no other company which has focused so much on the hosting industry for the accounting profession.”
K2 Quality Award Winners by Category
In addition to the Prime award, K2 names award winners in 28 individual categories. For 2019, following are the award winners in each of these categories.
Best Overall Mobile Strategy
Best New Mobile App
Receipt Bank Orange Select
Open Systems, Inc.
Ace Cloud Hosting
Ease of Use
Bart Lipinski – Wolters Kluwer
Practice Management Technology
TPS AXIS PRO
Business Intelligence Solution
Power BI – Microsoft
XCM Workflow – XCM Solutions
Small Business Accounting Solution
Sage 50 Cloud
Small CPA Firm Solution
Abacus NEXT / OfficeTools Workspace
Entry-Level Accounting Upgrade
Top Hosting Provider
Ed Kless, Sage
Cloud Power Solution
AccountantsWorld Power CAS
Cloud Ease of Use
Cloud Top Shelf Award
Commercial Loan Success – BankerShare
Cloud New Product
TPS AXIS PRO