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Wayne, PA, United States, 2009/05/26 - Jay Deakins, president of enterprise software solution provider Deacom, Inc., was named a finalist in the Executive of the Year - Computer Software category of The 2009 American Business Awards.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. This year more than 2,600 entries from companies in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.
Deakins, who is competing in the Executive of the Year category for the computer software industry, founded Deacom in 1995, single-handedly programming and selling the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System for building component, modular building, and process manufacturers. Today, Deacom has more than 100 installations throughout North America and a professional staff occupying 5,000 square feet of office space in Wayne, Pa. The company counted 2008 as a milestone year - despite a slowing economy, Deacom achieved nearly 75 percent growth in sales compared to 2007.
"Our dedication to providing an industry-specific, fully-integrated enterprise software solution continues to fuel Deacom's success," Deakins says. "It's an honor to be recognized for that success among so many respected businesses."
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie® Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through June 3. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.
Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Six hundred executives from across the U.S. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network.
"Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers."
About Deacom, Inc.
Headquartered in Wayne, PA, Deacom, Inc. (deacom.net) is the producer of DEACOM, a complete accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for building component and process manufacturers with difficult-to-handle requirements. The DEACOM System seamlessly links all departments within a manufacturing company, providing a comprehensive view of the entire operation. By making complex issues simple, Deacom helps streamline manufacturing business processes to maximize productivity and profitability.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards (stevieawards.com) are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.