Awards & Recognitions
The business and technological communities have recognized us as a leading software engineering company from Bulgaria multiple times. Here is what various associations, organizations and business communities recognized us throughout the years:
Best Use of Blended Learning, 2023
The Stevie® Awards for Great Employers are all about exceptional HR professionals and teams, HR-related products, and – you guessed it – top employers. Over 1,000 organizations across the globe duly applied for the shiny prizes, but Scalefocus was among the few to make it count, claiming a Gold Stevie® in the Best Use of Blended Learning category! And that was not all, as we won a Silver for Employer of the Year – Computer Software – More Than 250 Employees and a Bronze for Best Leadership Development Program. Well, it didn’t take long to add more silverware to our collection, did it?
Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Process, 2023
Scalefocus won the coveted gold at the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards! Our team took yet another top spot for creating and implementing best hiring practices in the category Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Process. To deserve the honor, Scalefocus introduced a more flexible, efficient, and streamlined talent acquisition strategy and hiring process for full alignment with the corporate goals, increased trust in the company, and improved employer brand.
Congrats, everyone, now the trophy cabinet looks truly loaded!
Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year, 2023
The Annual International Business Awards® are Scalefocus’ happy hunting ground for the second year running!
Our mission to innovate has been duly recognized with a Gold Stevie® for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Silver for Achievement in Product Innovation.
Add Bronze in the Healthcare Technology Solution category, and we have a full set of silverware to add to our trophy cabinet!
Medical Information Technology Solution, 2023
Award season is officially in full swing as Scalefocus strikes gold at the Globee® Business Awards! Our achievements in early cancer diagnostics automation didn’t go unnoticed as we defeated all competition in the Medical Information Technology Solution category to clinch the Golden Globee®.
Scalefocus’ innovative solutions in healthcare and BFSI also won silver and bronze in five more categories, so we have plenty of fresh silverware to boost the coolness factor this summer.
PMO of the Year and Project of the Year, 2023
Award season has only just begun, but Scalefocus has already managed to claim not one but two prestigious prizes! And we have our breathtaking Project Management team and groundbreaking SoundVision solution to thank for totally owning the PMO of the Year and Project of the Year categories at the PM awards, organized by PMI Chapter Bulgaria.
Kudos to everyone involved, you did a stellar job!
Healthcare Technology Solution, 2022
Brilliant news from the 19th Annual International Business Awards® – the world’s premier business awards program! Despite fierce competition, our “SoundVision – Innovation for Better Mobility of the Visually Impaired” nomination deservedly won a Gold Stevie® Award in the Healthcare Technology Solution category. With an average score of 9.11/10, Scalefocus also won the Grand Stevie for the highest-rated new product or service nomination, which is the first Grand Stevie ever won by Bulgaria!
Innovative Company of the Year, 2022
Oops!... We did it again! Scalefocus was named Innovative Company of the Year for a second consecutive year at the 2022 Forbes Business Awards. We were honoured to be recognized again as a leader of innovation on our 10th anniversary as a company. Another recognition for everyone at Scalefocus – for their unstoppable motivation and drive to achieve more.
Most Valuable Product of the Year, 2021
We are proud winners of the Bronze STEVIE® award at the 2021 International Business Awards ® in the category of Most Valuable product with ViruSafe! We remained resilient through the worldwide pandemic and continued to innovate - creating a mobile application to assist both the government and its users in the fight against COVID-19. This award inspires us to pursue innovation and excellence.
Best IT Company of the Year, 2021
The prize Best IT Company of 2021 from the Annual Company of the Year Awards is a big milestone for us at Scalefocus. We will continue our pursuit of technology excellence and digital innovation even through the toughest of times to deliver outstanding results that exceed expectations.
Leader in Digital Transformation, 2021
The Leader in Digital Transformation award we received at the 2021 Company of the Year Awards is especially dear to us. We are honored by this recognition because it inspires us to continue the hard work that we do every day towards innovation both for our clients and our colleagues.
Pandemic Response Project, 2021
An achievement we are very proud of is the Pandemic Response Project award, our second one from the 2021 Bulgarian Project Management Awards.
In these unprecedented times, we created mobile app ViruSafe, a mobile application that assists society and governmental institutions in the fight against COVID-19.
EU Funded Bulgarian Project, 2021
We took the award in the EU Funded Project category at the 2021 Bulgarian Project Management Awards. The dedicated work and fearless commitment to excellence of everyone involved turned SoFit, our software solution providing on-demand telehealth services, into a true award-winning endeavor.
Innovative Company of the Year, 2021
Scalefocus was named Innovative Company of the Year at the 2021 Forbes Business Аwards. We were recognized for our holistic implementation of innovations and our passionate, company-wide belief that change is and will always be the only way forward. This prestigious award is the result of us embracing every out-of-the-box idea and striving for perfection relentlessly.
Software Company and CEO of the Year, 2020
Scalefocus was recognized as “Company of the Year” for our role as one of the most innovative, progressive and successful companies in Bulgaria. The jury’s decision was based on our fulfilled ambitions and goals, connected to the development of the IT ecosystem. Our CEO, Plamen Tsekov, was also recognized by Forbes – he received the “CEO of the Year” award.
Top Software Company, Top Manager, 2020
Scalefocus are honored to receive the recognitions Top Software Company, Top Manager, Top HR, Marketing & PR Manager and we stand proudly among the 20 best IT companies in Bulgaria for the Year 2020.
Clutch Leader of the Year, 2020
We at Scalefocus, take pride in being a top global IT solutions provider. Our extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in cloud operations, data management, and digital transformation are world-class, and we’ve recently been named an Industry Leader in AWS Consulting by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews platform.
Top 50 Best Employers of the Year, 2020
Scalefocus has been placed among the Top 50 Best Employers in Career Show Awards 2020. This nomination recognizes the company’s best practices, which are part of the investment in human capital and contribute to the business climate in the country.
Brand of Excellence in Innovation Award, 2020
Scalefocus received the “Brand of Excellence in Innovation” certificate just a few minutes ago! This award directly aligns with two keywords from our company mission - excellence and innovation!
Top Software Development Company, 2020
It is an honour to be among the 1000 best B2B service providers in the world. This recognition comes just a month after Scalefocus was distinguished as a top software development company in Eastern Europe by the Washington DC-based ratings and review platform Clutch.
Software Company of the Year: IT Sector, 2019
We were recognized as “Company of the Year”. Congrats to our CEO - Plamen Tsekov as well. He received the well-deserved “CEO of the Year” Award.
Top 10 Software Development Companies
The agile practices of Scalefocus and unique working outline earn the firm a premium position among top software development companies in Washington D.C. at GoodFirms. GoodFirms research team evaluated the services of Scalefocus and found that they offer commendable services, which are rich in quality.
Technology Fast 500 EMEA, Deloitte Global, 2019
Scalefocus was recognized in the prestigious Deloitte 2019 Technology Fast 500 ranking as one of the fastest-growing technology companies among the leaders in the sector. For a third year in a row, we are on the list with the companies in the sectors of technology, telecommunications, media, life sciences and energy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
FT 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies, 2019
Scalefocus was recognized as one of the FT 1000 Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2019. The list is based on the highest compound annual growth rate of the European companies in the period between 2014 and 2017. There are a few key criteria for inclusion in the ranking, including revenue of at least 100,000 Euro in 2014, the revenue of at least 1.5 million Euro in 2017, etc.
Software Company at the First SEE IT Summit, 2019
The recognition is due to Scalefocus’ significant business and software development achievements. This category was open only to companies which claimed that a minimum of 50% of their activities is software development related.
Brand of Excellence in Innovation Award, 2019
Scalefocus was recognized with a special Brand of Excellence in Innovation on a special ceremony at the Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria. The award in the “Innovative Enterprise of the Year” national contest is given annually to Bulgarian enterprises and start-ups which have successfully developed and introduced innovations to national and global markets.
IT Project - Social Responsibility Award, 2019
The jury of the IT Project of the Year (organized by Computerworld Bulgaria) awarded Scalefocus with the 2019 Social Responsibility Award for the JobCare online platform, which aims to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities in Bulgaria.
Employer Branding Project of the Year, 2019
Scalefocus received an award for “Employer Branding Project” at the second edition of Employer Branding Awards by b2b Media.
Supremacy Awards, Forbes Business Awards, 2018
Scalefocus and the soon acquired company Upnetix are awarded as one of the most successful companies for the fifth time of the renowned Forbes Business Awards Bulgaria. Upnetix team grabbed the valuable award in the Quality of Services category and ScaleFocus got plaques for Human Resources Development and Client Policy Excellence.
Research and Development Center of the Year, 2018
We received the award for “Research and Development Center of the Year” at the Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Awards, which are organized by the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association and BASSCOM. The award is given to organizations, that are pioneering new frontiers for future Innovation, consistent with the organization’s long-term objectives.
Most Innovative Workspace of the Year, 2018
Scalefocus was recognized for building “The Most Innovative Workspace” in this year’s Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Awards, organised by the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association. The award is given for providing innovative, technology-enabling capabilities to the employees while improving the office space in such a way as to provide enhanced work experience.
Software Company of the Year, 2018
Upnetix is “Software Company of the Year”. The significant recognition came from the Tech Summit Awards. In addition, Tzvetan Tzvetkov from Upnetix was awarded in the “Developer in Focus” category.
Scalefocus Announced as GSA Top Performer, 2018
Scalefocus was recognized as a GSA Top Performer in the Emerging Players category. For a company to be part of this prestigious list, it must prove its exceptional contributions to the positive reputation of sourcing and helped shape the current and future state of the global sourcing industry.
Most Innovative Company Silver Winner, 2018
We were recognized as the Silver Winner in this year’s “Innovation Awards”, organized by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The award is given for realizing innovative technological services and software solutions, which support sustainable and profitable business growth.
Digital Technology National Winner, 2017/2018
The European Business Awards recognized us as the National Winner in the “Digital Technology” category at this year’s “Ones to Watch” ceremony.
Technology Fast 500 EMEA, Deloitte Global, 2017
Scalefocus was placed among the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life science companies in Europe for 2017. The Deloitte Global’s “Technology Fast 500 EMEA” program is an objective industry ranking, focused on the technology ecosystem. Scalefocus reach the prestigious list with a staggering grew of 256 percent for the period 2013-2016.
Most Innovative Company, b2b Media Awards, 2017
Our second prize award in the “Most Innovative Company of the Year” category in the b2b Media Awards is a solid proof that we are on the right path in our development. This is part of our constant strive to move forward, to develop innovation and to deliver smart solutions to our customers.
Technology Employer of the Year, 2017
For the second year in a row, the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association rewarded the efforts and achievements of Bulgarian companies in the outsourcing and IT sector, investors and local authorities.
Best Nearshore Team of the Year, 2017
The Global Sourcing Association in the UK honored for a fifth year the talent of individuals and teams who deliver significant value to the global sourcing industry at the GSA Professional Awards.
CTO award Annual HR Awards, 2016
The Bulgarian Association of People Management awarded ScaleFocus’ CTO Viktor Bilyanski in the most prestigious category “The most committed to managing people organizational Leader of the Year”. On the same ceremony, our Senior Employee Relations Specialist Aleksandar Stoimenov received recognition for his exceptional professional achievements.
HR Department of the Year, 2016
Scalefocus has been recognized with a Silver award in the Human Resources Department of the Year category by the International Business Awards. The award is a result of our “Focus on our people! Scale through happiness!’ nomination and the constant overperformance of our HR team. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 3800 applicants worldwide.
Forbes Business Awards, 2013-2016
Scalefocus has an outstanding performance throughout the years and is 14 times awarded by the Forbes Business Awards Bulgaria. Recognitions for excellence in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for Client Policy, Quality of Services, Human Resources Development and Business Development.
Most Innovative Management, 2016
During the 12th annual forum “Innovation through talents” Scalefocus was recognized as Most Innovative Management. The award was presented by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Rosen Plevneliev. This is confirmation that our focus on enabling the employees to think about disrupting any process or challenge is where our innovation power comes from.
European Service Provider of the Year for SMEs, 2016
Scalefocus was recognized as European Service Provider of the Year for SMEs by the Global Sourcing Association.
Service Provider and Employer of the Year, 2016
Scalefocus received two awards from the first edition of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association’s Excellence Award. We were recognized as a “Service Provider of the Year” and “Employer of the Year”. This is an important recognition for Scalefocus and for the excellent results achieved by our employees in Sofia, Plovdiv, London and Munich offices.
German-Bulgarian Commercial Relations, 2015
Scalefocus was ranked first in the Small and Medium Enterprises category. The company was awarded for its outstanding contribution to the German-Bulgarian commercial relations, investments, technological innovations and solutions by the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce.
National Champion for Bulgaria, EBA 2015/2016
Scalefocus has been recognized for a second year in a row as a National Champion for Bulgaria by the European Business Awards (EBA) for 2015/2016. As a National Champion ScaleFocus plays an important part in creating a stronger business community.
SAP HCP Startup Challenge, 2015
After a month of becoming official SAP partner Scalefocus received the first recognition of its hard work in the domain by winning the SAP HCP Startup Challenge.
Best Bulgarian Company of the Year, 2015 (2nd)
Best Company of the Year competition is organized by First Investment Bank Bulgaria. Our company won second prize in the “Startup Companies” category.
IBM Risk Analytics Partner of the Year, 2015
Out of the numerous IBM business partners worldwide Scalefocus won the IBM Risk Analytics Partner of the Year for 2015. It’s a great honour to receive this award and see that our hard work is highly appreciated on an international level.
Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year, 2015
Scalefocus won the Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year for 2015 in the NOA Awards.
Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year, 2015
Scalefocus has been recognized with a GOLD award in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Europe category by the International Business Awards 2015 and Bronze awards in the Executive of the Year and in the Company of the Year – Computer Services categories.
National Champion for Bulgaria, EBA 2015/2016
Scalefocus has been recognized for a second year in a row as a National Champion for Bulgaria by the European Business Awards (EBA) for 2015/2016. As a National Champion Scalefocus plays an important part in creating a stronger business community.
Fastest-Growing Company in Europe, 2014
Scalefocus has been recognized with a Silver award in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Europe category by the International Business Awards 2014.
Top ICT Employer of the Year, 2014
Scalefocus has been awarded two prizes from the annual contest Top ICT Employer in Bulgaria, organized by ICT Media and JobTiger. The company won the Gold award in the IT Services category and the Bronze in the Top ICT Employer category.
National Public Champion, 2014/2015
Scalefocus has been recognized as a National Public Champion for Bulgaria by the European Business Awards for 2014/2015.
IT Project of the Year - InTime, 2014
Scalefocus’ solution for InTime was distinguished as one of the top three most valuable IT projects at the “IT Project of the Year” competition in the category “National IT projects in the corporate sector”. Its main goal is to award the projects that are changing the IT landscape in Bulgaria with important enterprise IT solutions.
Fastest-Growing Company in Europe, 2014/2015
Scalefocus has been recognized as a National Champion for Bulgaria by the European Business Awards for 2014/2015. The company is a top Bulgarian applicant.
German-Bulgarian Commercial Relations, 2013
Scalefocus was ranked second in the Small and Medium Enterprises category. The company was awarded for its outstanding contribution to the German-Bulgarian commercial relations, investments, technological innovations, and solutions.