Qualitative research software company, QSR International, was formally honored for its significant success on the global stage at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards in Australia overnight.
QSR International – the creators of NVivo and XSight analysis software - took out the ‘2008 Information and Communication Technology Award’ after a year of strong export growth and high profit return. CEO John Owen said the awards recognized the important advancements QSR had made in the competitive global software field.
“We are delighted to receive this award and be recognized for our global success and innovative approach in the highly competitive international IT industry. We are also proud of the recognition that our software is being used to inform some of the world’s most important research projects, from HIV-AIDS and climate change, to terrorism.”
QSR products are currently used by more than 400,000 customers spanning 90 countries and have an estimated 65% share of the global qualitative research software market. The software works with non-numerical data, allowing researchers and decision makers to manage, shape and analyze text, video, audio and images, side-by-side.
Mr Owen said the award topped off a fantastic year for the company which included increased global sales; enhanced direct sales channels in offshore markets; effective international strategic partnerships and new dedicated Spanish, Chinese and Japanese foreign language software releases.
“In 2008 we broke new ground by introducing dedicated foreign language versions of our NVivo 8 software to remove language barriers and allow international research teams to better collaborate on projects. Moving forward we are determined to continue to lead our industry with innovative advancements by listening to the needs and wants of our global customers,” he said.
QSR International CEO John Owen said the company is proud to be a leader in its field and is determined to set new standards in the qualitative research software industry in the years ahead. This includes plans to launch more dedicated foreign language software versions.