Gitnux is a digital platform where businesses find the best tools and tips to succeed in the digital age. We pride ourselves on helping entrepreneurs build great companies through our high quality information and research reports.
Our team is composed of entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and designers and as every year we conducted a multi-modal survey rating the best software vendors.
The result: The finest vendors based on our selection criteria below get our sought-after, but free to use quality badge “Top Rated Vendor”.
What is the Gitnux “Top Rated Vendor” badge?
On Gitnux, our digital platform for software and tools, we regularly provide you with helpful information from a wide range of categories. To give you an even better overview of the top tools on the software market, we award the Gitnux badge every year. The badge is awarded based on the ratings of our editors and customer ratings on our platform as well as platforms like G2, Capterra etc.
Why do we award badges?
“Users can discover new software, while also getting some input on if they have chosen the right software.”
Our badges are similar to a seal of approval, i.e. an indication that a product or service has been reviewed and found to be good. This kind of award shows that users have already familiarized themselves with the product, tested it and, ideally, have had a good experience with it.
The main purpose of awarding our badges is to create trust, give guidance to our users and convey credibility. “Users can discover new software, while also getting an indicator on whether they have chosen the right software. In addition, it provides a sound indicator in the complex software buying process,” says Johann Dielert, the head of marketing at Gitnux. However, not every tool automatically qualifies for the badges. A piece of software is only awarded a badge if it meets certain conditions. In addition, badges that have already been awarded are regularly reviewed to ensure that they continue to be worthy of the badge.
Tools and software are constantly updated, new features are released, or new or similar tools appear on the market. In order to keep a permanent overview of the vast array of software and regularly keep an eye on the front-runners, we re-award badges every year.
What does our badge mean?
At the beginning of researching software for their own company especially, many people do not know which criteria they should pay attention to. To help you find your way around, our badge provides a good starting point. After all, you want to find the right tool for your company’s needs.
The Top Rated badge provides a solid informational foundation on the software landscape precisely because it refers to the number of most recent ratings. This high level of timeliness and quality of ratings helps the user decide which tools might be relevant for the company.
Our badge recognizes the top tool in a given category as well. The award is based on the quantity, i.e. the number of reviews, and the rating, i.e. the average score of the reviews. The so-called Net-Promoter-Score (NPS) is based on the weighted average of all reviews submitted for the respective tool on the internet.
Tools that receive this badge have thus been rated best in their respective main category by a meaningful number of users. Only when there are numerous reviews available do these become statistically relevant and can represent a comparison to other tools.
There is a special feature with the badge. Normally, we only award one leader per category. However, in our category round-ups, we also award all the tools that make it into the leader quadrant at the top right of our information grid.