-- Scytl's local presence in many countries enables it to provide personalized solutions
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the governmental online voting and election modernization services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Scytl with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. Scytl's investment in R&D has boosted the company's efforts in promoting secure electronic voting, election modernization and egovernance all over the world. Its exciting eDemocracy platform offers a flexible election modernization and egovernance solution that can be adapted to specific market challenges and, importantly, employs an innovative pricing strategy by introducing both software as a service (SaaS) and on premises models.
"The combination of Scytl's investment in R&D and its organic and inorganic growth has transformed the company into a major player in the election software market," said Frost & Sullivan Global Program Director Jean-Noel Georges. "Currently, it has the largest patent portfolio in the industry, with 41 patents worldwide, supported by 6 R&D centers and over 12 commercial offices and, unsurprisingly, is the global leader in secure online voting."
The company's closest competitors either do not have access to a large patent portfolio or are regional players. Scytl, on the other hand, boasts an impressive list of global customers, such as government bodies in France, Norway, Switzerland and Australia..
Although governments comprise more than 80 percent of Scytl's existing clientele, it also collaborates directly with other stakeholders (states, public sectors, and governmental agencies) to aid the development of election modernization systems and secure electronic voting systems. It works with major local systems integrators to ease the deployment of Scytl products with third-party hardware and software solutions.
Scytl's platform-based approach affords it greater flexibility in meeting specific client requirements. Its solution is supported by the integration of independent modules that allow customized offerings.
"Another attractive feature of Scytl's product strategy is its pay-per-use pricing aimed at government clients. It has a relatively low entry cost and permits clients to scale up according to their needs," noted Georges. "It also adheres to the latest security recommendations to support online authentication and provide total transparency. Moreover, it is certified by many governments, ministries and commissions."
Remarkably, Scytl is the only provider of a complete portfolio of online voting and election modernization solutions. Customers can select the modules they want integrated into the core platform and plug the products that align with their needs into the core system. Additionally, they can easily access the platform and activate or deactivate the modules. These products can be coupled with legacy systems and, if needed, with third-party software and hardware solutions.
Scytl supports two different platform deployment options, software as a service (SaaS) and on-premise models, which facilitate the integration and potential upgrades or patches. Furthermore, it delivers real-time reports regarding participation by location, as well as detailed information based on voter profile.
Overall, for its outstanding platform-based approach to product strategy, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to confer the 2014 Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award upon Scytl.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a competitive strategy that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning and customer satisfaction.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, electronic voting and egovernance solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.
Scytl's solutions have been successfully used in more than 38 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices in Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Brazil. www.scytl.com
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