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About's 2006 CRM Products of the Year Awards

Nominate your favorite product today for's 2006 CRM Products of the Year Awards. Learn all the details here.

There are so many CRM applications to choose from these days that defining a short list can be a daunting task. Are you wondering which vendor has the best marketing tools? Hosted call center applications? hopes to shed some light on those concerns. is pleased to announce you can nominate your favorite CRM product for our 2006 CRM Products of the Year Awards. These awards recognize outstanding CRM products for not only their innovation, but their exemplary value, performance, manageability, ease of integration, and service and support.

Last year we received more than 75 nominations. Our experts then whittled down the nominations to the five winners who demonstrated the highest levels of excellence. Take a look back at's 2005 Products of the Year.

This year we've added new categories and revamped older categories to more accurately reflect the state of the market. Here's how this year's categories are broken out:

Category: Call center suite

-Hosted call center
-Workforce optimization
-Speech analytics

Category: Salesforce automation (SFA)

Category: Marketing automation

Category: Online self-service

To be eligible for these awards, a product must have been introduced or significantly upgraded between Sept. 30, 2005 and Oct. 1, 2006.

For previously available products, the upgrade must incorporate major new features, designed to meet new or evolving needs in the marketplace.

To submit a product for review, just complete an online application.

All entries must be received by November 3, 2006.

The winning products will be included in a feature article to be published on in late January 2006. Plus, winners will receive a logo that can be used in advertising and promotional materials.

Nominate your favorite product today. Of course, if you have any questions, let us know (

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