Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-government solutions provider The Schneider Corporation received the Corporate Innovator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana.
Last year, The Schneider Corporation saved taxpayers over 12 million trips to the courthouse and handled more than 450 million requests (up 400% over 2014) for information by providing innovative, industry-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-government solutions — specifically Beacon™ and Permitting™ in 2015 — that change the very nature of how citizens interact with local governments, improving constituent service while lowering costs. The estimated financial impact of Schneider’s e-government solutions reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
It’s easy to see the disruption Schneider Corporation is achieving in the way small- to medium- sized communities across the country go about doing the taxpayers’ business with the taxpayers’ dollars. The Mira Awards judges think it’s remarkable what Schneider Corp. has accomplished not only as a company that reinvented itself from a land surveying and development company into a national e-government software powerhouse, but the dramatic product developments of 2015 that have been so rapidly embraced by communities (89 percent adoption rate) and literally saved us all hundreds of millions in taxes while improving customer service satisfaction 10-fold.
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.