Global cloud services provider Appirio received the Tech Company of the Year Award during TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana.
Though Appirio has been in the Indianapolis market since 2012, the company announced in August 2015 the designation of the Indianapolis office — the second largest of Appirio’s global offices — as headquarters (originally served by San Francisco). Since the founding of the Indianapolis office in 2012, the company’s headcount has grown from 20 to 151 associates in Indiana. Appirio has a goal of employing up to 577 Hoosiers by 2020, with average salaries more than 75 percent higher than the state’s average wage.
Appirio was founded with the vision that every business function will soon move to the cloud. Since then, they’ve helped thousands of enterprise customers abandon their clunky on-premise systems, build new innovative business applications, and implement new cloud technologies to better serve their customers and employees. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world’s biggest brands such as Salesforce, Workday, Google, Apple, Cornerstone OnDemand, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Moen, and Sony Playstation.
The company has grown to more than 1,200 global employees with office in London, Dublin, Tokyo, Jaipur, Indy, and San Francisco, all with an employee satisfaction score that continues to grow and an NPS (customer satisfaction) score that is one of the highest in the industry.
Appirio’s proven dedication to creating innovative solutions for its global enterprise customers, its focus on growing employee engagement and happiness, and the company’s goal to continue increasing its presence in the Indy tech community are some of the many achievements and attributes that struck the Mira Awards judges and compelled them to select Appirio as Tech Company of the Year.
TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored Indiana’s best companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and other leaders for their technology excellence and innovation at The Westin in downtown Indianapolis during the 17th annual Mira Awards gala presented by Angie’s List, Interactive Intelligence, and Salesforce.
A total of 17 award winners and seven runners-up were chosen from the 98 outstanding companies, organizations, and individuals who were selected as nominees this year out of the 168 applications received highlighting achievements during the 2015 calendar year.
Forty independent, volunteer judges spent more than 700 total hours reviewing and ranking applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included company founders, CEOs and presidents; CTOs, CIOs and software developers; professors and chancellors from Indiana universities; design, human resources and sales professionals, and a variety of other subject matter experts.
The Mira Awards — named after a variable star thousands of times brighter than the Earth’s sun — represent the best of tech in Indiana each year.