Leading Australian ERP vendor Pronto Software has been awarded the title of 2006 The Age/D&B Victorian Business of the Year.
This follows Pronto’s recent win as best IT & Business Service provider in The Age/D&B Business Awards.
Pronto won the award which covers nominations in six categories: manufacturing, country/rural, building and allied services, retailing, IT, and exporter/wholesale.
The records of over 50,000 Victorian companies were reviewed by the judges during the selection process.
Established in 1994, the Awards acknowledge and reward businesses for outstanding business achievement and financial performance.
The awards are based in criteria such as business growth, research and development, positive net worth, and promptness in paying debts.Pronto Software’s Managing Director, David Jackman, was delighted with the win.
"We operate in a particularly aggressive industry, competing against some of the largest companies in the world. Being recognised for the strength of our business highlights that there are local players who offer risk free alternatives to global solutions.
"I was thrilled to accept this award because I have always maintained that if you are the best, you will win, and it is our staff that make us the best and keep winning for our customers," Mr Jackman said.
Christine Christian, Chief Executive Officer, D&B Australia and New Zealand said, "In winning this award, Pronto Software has joined an elite group. The Age/D&B awards are unique in that the judging process does not include self-nomination. All nominees have been selected on a purely objective basis which makes winning this award an outstanding achievement.
"Pronto has an excellent credit history, has consistently created new jobs, and strongly invest in their own R&D. Combined with strong entrepreneurial skills and a safe long-term growth strategy, this award duly recognises Pronto’s exceptional financial performance and sound management."