If you could solve a big business problem by building a new digital workflow, what would you create? Would you build a chatbot that improves healthcare by instantly connecting patients with available doctors? Or a mobile app for universities that delivers a great student enrollment experience?
These are the questions ServiceNow posed to entrepreneurs and app developers in October when they announced this year’s CreatorCon® Challenge – ServiceNow’s global competition for ISV startups to create new apps and take the Now Platform® into new uses and industries.
ServiceNow challenged participants to take its London and Madrid platform releases to the limit: Use Virtual Agent, Mobile Studio, Flow Designer, Integration Hub, Performance Analytics, Service Portal and more to solve a business problem.
The finalists were chosen by our panel of tech and VC expert judges: ServiceNow Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors Fred Luddy, True Ventures Partner Om Malik, Lighter Capital CEO BJ Lackland and GGV Capital Managing Partner Glenn Solomon.
This year’s winner* is VividCharts, a data visualization company that utilizes Service Portal to extend ServiceNow reporting and Performance Analytics and enables anyone regardless of technical skill level to tell stories with ServiceNow data. VividCharts provides a growing library of out of the box visualizations and a no-code solution called Slate for creating presentations directly in ServiceNow that leverage real-time ServiceNow data.
“Congratulations to VividCharts for delivering a fantastic solution that helps companies make their ServiceNow data more actionable” said Avanish Sahai, ServiceNow’s vice president of ISV and Technology Alliances. “VividCharts’ application demonstrates the power of the Now Platform for ISVs to extend ServiceNow workflows and create brand new apps that deliver business value for enterprises globally.”
“We are thrilled to be ServiceNow’s 2019 CreatorCon Challenge winner,” said VividCharts Co-founder and CEO Mitch Stutler. “VividCharts saves companies time when building dashboards and presentations with ServiceNow data. Winning CreatorCon this year will enable us to accelerate our mission to help our customers turn ServiceNow data into stories.”
VividCharts joins an ecosystem of hundreds of ISV partners that has certified and published nearly 450 apps and integrations for the Now Platform on the ServiceNow Store. The innovative applications this community has brought to ServiceNow customers complement and extend ServiceNow IT, employee, and customer workflows.
The 2017 first-place winner, Factor5™, whose CourseLoop app helps streamline curriculum management, create new course offerings and help students plan their experience, continues to find success – now with five of Australia’s largest universities as customers, including Monash University and Murdoch University. Factor5 raised AU$2.8 million ($2 million) in additional funding in 2017 and 2018.
The 2018 first-place winner, SalesWon, is experiencing strong market support for its SalesWon CRM & CPQ application, which accelerates and streamlines the sales process by creating a single quote to cash to customer service process. SalesWon has already landed several new accounts and is establishing market traction as a direct result of the visibility gained from the CreatorCon Challenge.
The CreatorCon Challenge is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to rapidly turn their ideas into marketplace reality on the Now Platform, which has a proven track record of helping companies fundamentally transform the way people work. We believe that’s one reason ServiceNow was named Forbes’ No 1. world’s most innovative company in 2018 and a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High‑Productivity Application Platform as a Service.
ServiceNow continues to see growth and momentum around its ISV ecosystem. During a busy and exciting Knowledge conference, it’s clear that partners and customers are embracing the Now Platform to make work, work better for people.
*Hiper Hipo was originally selected as the 2019 CreatorCon Challenge winner but was determined to be ineligible and has been disqualified.
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service, 26 April 2018, Paul Vincent, Van Baker, Yefim Natis, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark Driver, Rob Dunie, Jason Wong, Aashish Gupta
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