Last week, Constellation Research announced their 2018 Enterprise Awards. To select the winners, analysts from the firm attended over 250 enterprise tech events, inquiries, and media briefings, as well as reached out to thousands via social media.
Knowing how rigorous the selection process is, we were thrilled to see that Workato took home the title of Best Enterprise Software Startup!
According to the research firm, this award recognizes “when an enterprise software startup achieved escape velocity in mind share and relevance.” Other contenders for the title included Airtable, Workspan, and H2O.ai, along with many others.
“Workato [has taken] the staid integration market by storm by bringing both faster and intelligent automation to the iPaaS space,” says Principal Analyst and Founder R. “Ray” Wang.
“What makes Workato different from the rest of the market is the ease of use. CEO Vijay Tella and team crafted the solution with a design point that revolved around the business user. The bottom line [is that there’s] virtually zero need for IT help,” he continues.
“I learned that Constellation Research named us Best Enterprise Software Startup as I was just about to board a flight back to San Francisco,” says Tella. “It couldn’t have been a more welcome surprise! We’ve been working hard to create an automation and integration solution that everyone—from IT to sales, marketing, finance, HR, and beyond—can learn to use and love. This award is
2018 saw this vision come to fruition through our Automation Editions for Business Teams, which package popular automations together for easy implementation by lines-of-business teams. We also announced our Series B funding round, which played a key role in Constellation Research’s selection process.
“[Workato] impressed investors in this crowded space and managed to raise $25 million in December 2018. Investors include Battery Ventures, Storm Ventures, ServiceNow and Workday Ventures,” Wang notes.
Other awards included Best Enterprise Software Vendor (won by Microsoft) and Best Tech Acquisition—which Salesforce ultimately took home, beating out strong competition from Siemens, Adobe, and Microsoft.