Awards & Recognition

CRITICAL Software’s experts work to make a difference in an information-driven society in which interconnectivity, interdependence and interactivity create increasingly demanding challenges. Our awards & recognition are testament to the commitment and support we offer our customers and communities.


2017

CRITICAL Software Awarded ‘Partner of the Year in Growth’ by IBM


2016

CRITICAL Software achieves Cyber Essentials Certification

CRITICAL Software welcomes the Prime Minister of Portugal

CRITICAL Software's CEO named personality of the year by Exame Informática


2015

"Best Technical Innovation" award for Oversee at SAR Europe 2015

CRITICAL Software renews its Quality Management System, according to EN ISO 9001:2008 and AS EN 9100 Revision C standards


2014

CRITICAL Software wins "‘Employer of the Year" award in the UK

"Best Technical Innovation" award for Oversee at SAR Europe 2014

CRITICAL Software wins "A Great Place to Work" award in the UK


2013

United Kingdom operations achieves AS9100 – Rev C certification

CRITICAL Software opens operations in Germany


2012

CRITICAL Software and SAUTER Controls create verticalla joint venture

Portugal operations renews CMMI L5 certification

Brazil operations achieves CMMI L5 certification


2011

CRITICAL Software opens operations in Angola

International Entrepreneurship Award

European award for excellence in information technologies


2010

European award for remodelling of the 112.pt emergency system

Innovation award (INVEST magazine)


2009

CRITICAL Software opens operations in Mozambique

Portugal operations achieves CMMI L5 certification

"Best Leader Award" for CRITICAL Software's CEO

"Best of Show Award", ITEXPO EAST 2009

United Kingdom operations achieve ISO 9001:2008 TickIT certification


2008

CRITICAL Software opens operations in Brazil

"PME Inovação" Award, COTEC-BPI


2007

Ranked 58 in the top 200 IT (Hardware and Software) companies in Portugal with a growth rate (YOY) of 63%, ranking third in the top 100

CRITICAL Software helps new EU countries to join the Schengen Area with SISone4ALL

Fourth successive annual listing in Europe's Top 500 fastest-growing companies, sponsored by Business Week

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

SBE Leader


2006

"Emerging Entrepreneur" of the year 2006 for CRITICAL Software's CEO

Portugal operations achieves CMMI L3 certification


2005

Portugal operations achieves NATO/AQAP 2110 and AQAP 150 certification

IEC's "Infovision" Award for best broadband appliance 2005 awarded to edgeBOX

Honourable mention in COTEC Portugal Awards for innovative activity and attitude


2004

CRITICAL Software opens operations in the United Kingdom


2003

Part of the 2004-2006 ICEP's "Portuguese Brands" campaign to promote Portuguese Excellence brands abroad

Portugal operations conducts a ISO 15504 L3 re-assessment in its core processes

President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio, visits CRITICAL Software in recognition of the company's outstanding attitude and profile

API-PT Foreign Investment Agency selects CRITICAL Software as a case study to promote Portugal oversees


2002

The European Space Agency (ESA) selects CRITICAL Software as one of its (biannual) SME excellence case studies (CRITICAL Software was selected from several hundred SMEs working in the space sector in Europe and was the first Portuguese company to be selected)

Portugal operations conducts a ISO 15504 L3 assessment of its core processes


2001

"PME Excelência" Award (IAPMEI) from the Portuguese Government to SMEs with outstanding financial, economic and management profiles


2000

"IT Enterprise" (NETIE) Award, a distinction in the Innovation category

One of five companies selected by the Portuguese Government as case studies to promote the launch of the operations programme for Information Society


1999

"Best Business Plan" Award from Andersen Consulting and FCTUC


1998

"Entrepreneur Academy" Award from ANJE for Best Business Plan overall

"Entrepreneur Academy" Award from ANJE for Best Business Plan innovation

"Best Business Plan" Award by IPN/Andersen Consulting

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