Knovel Identified as a 2014 CODiE Award Finalist in Two Categories

 Peer Reviewed CODiE Awards Recognize Innovation in the Content Industry

New York January 6, 2014

Knovel, a leader in providing a cloud-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, is a 2014 CODiE Award finalist for Best Science and Technology Information Solution and Best Service Using Aggregated Content. Finalists represent the information industry’s best products, technologies, and services created by or for media, publishers and information services providers.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Knovel as one of 91CODiE Award content finalists across 26 categories. Categories winners will be announced on January 30th.

In September 2013, Knovel launched a new and completely rebuilt platform. Using Knovel, engineers have access to trusted content that is highly discoverable, actionable and easy to integrate into their workflow. Knovel also facilitates collaboration among disparate teams and allows for seamless integration with third-party engineering tools, enterprise applications and customer knowledge bases.

“We focus on improving productivity for engineers, and when they turn to Knovel for answers, we want their experience to be top notch,” said Ella Balagula, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology Markets at Elsevier. “Knovel’s new platform has more precise search results, a simplified user interface, and enhanced navigation capabilities to help engineers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. We are pleased to be recognized among the companies that continue to transform the information industry with innovative products offering more value to customers, and we congratulate our peers for their successes too.”

“The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year and our finalists set the standard for innovation and quality in the media, publishing and information service markets,” said Kathy Greenler Sexton, Vice President & General Manager for the Content Division at SIIA. “Each and every finalist should be commended for their innovation and market-leading products and services. I look forward to seeing them all at the Information Industry Summit in January."

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

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About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

About Knovel
Part of the Elsevier product portfolio, Knovel is a cloud-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 450 leading universities. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call +1 (866) 240 8174.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Elsevier
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