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Submissions must be in English.
(If your submission is prepared in another
language, please ensure that your translation is
edited by a native English speaker before
Make sure that all information in
any graphic or table is legible when printed in
black/white (in case your submission is published)
and fits in the column width of 5.25
inches. Page Size is Executive.
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screen captures and other graphics do not
reproduce well in black/white. If you are a
Finalist, your submission is eligible for
Complete the online entry form
here. You should complete and submit this
form now together with your entry fee, and then send your case study
in a Word or similar
(zipped) as a separate email attachment later to
email@example.com identifying it by the
name of the company whose case study is being
Please DO NOT:
hard copy or faxed submissions will be accepted.
Please do not include a Contents Page,
Corporate Header or Footer data, or logo watermarks. Only
page numbers at the bottom of the page are
Do not exceed 20 pages inclusive
of any images, graphs or tables. Concise and
readable is better. Aim for 4-12 pages.
The submission must address the
installation from the perspective of the USER—in
other words, avoid vendor-oriented press-release
want to know about the technology, products,
vendors and suppliers, but they should not be
The nominator and nominee can be
from the same company, and vendors and
integrators may nominate customers. There is no
limit to the number of installations
that you may nominate.
Each section should be about one
to three pages long with appropriate subheadings
for clarity (numbered and bullet-point
paragraphs are acceptable where appropriate).
Where possible, inserted graphics JPEG or
Bitmap should be images. Avoid images in frames. Be especially careful that
all elements in diagrams created in applications such as Visio
or PowerPoint are "locked."
IMPORTANT NOTE: We recognize
that certain information on projects is
considered sensitive and/or proprietary.
The Judges undertake to keep this information
confidential in both the Awards announcements
and any publications unless we have your
permission. We want you to feel confident that
you can submit truly compelling case studies
without compromising your competitive advantage.
Please indicate on your submission document any
information you consider confidential.
Connie Moore, Forrester, Vice President and
leading judge of the awards for many years has some hints on what the judges
look for in a winning entry.
judges are turned off by PR hype - VERY important. Please do write from the
USER'S perspective, not from a Vendor's perspective.
attention to the fact these awards are based on three main criteria: Innovation,
Implementation, and Impact across the categories of Business,
Process and Technology.
looking for something that pushes the technology in new areas, has created a
major change in a positive way for the organization and has clearly demonstrated
looking for something that stands out from the crowd, something exemplary for
your particular industry. How have you moved the goalposts for your industry?
How are you using BPM for competitive advantage?
READ HOW PREVIOUS WINNERS MOVED
THEIR COMPETITIVE GOALPOSTS!
By studying these winning
submissions, you will get a better understanding of
what the judges find appealing, not only in content,
but also the way that the information is presented.
Many a promising case study has lost significant
advantage because of the inappropriate way in which
it was submitted. Even though many entries are
submitted by vendors on behalf of their customers,
please write from the user perspective.
Remember, the judges are turned off by product hype. Free Sample Chapters here...
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