Congratulations to our Finalists for the 2015 Alliance Excellence Awards

Individual Alliance Excellence
National Grid/Earth Networks

Alliance for Corporate and Social Responsibility
The Nature Conservancy / The Dow Chemical Company
Novartis / Malaria No More

Innovative Best Alliance Practice
Janssen - Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Alliance Program Excellence Bayer HealthCare
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

And the winner is... find out at the 2015 ASAP Global Alliance Summit on Tuesday, March 3!

ASAP Alliance Excellence Awards

ASAP Alliance Excellence Awards shine the spotlight on those exemplars of business collaboration-organizations that epitomize the expertise to collaborate and leadership to perform. An ASAP Alliance Excellence Award is one of the most prestigious honors for business collaborators and those celebrating advancements in the management of strategic alliances.

Past Alliance Excellence Award winners have been measured by a variety of end results — revenue increase, new market segment penetration, product/service/technology enhancement, social impact, advancement of the profession, etc. — that have positively impacted many facets of business, including (but not limited to) marketing, sales, R&D/joint product development, regulatory affairs, strategic sourcing and services, and the channel.

The Alliance Excellence Awards acknowledge major corporations, mid-sized enterprises, start-ups and public-private initiatives alike across a diverse array of industries. Earn Alliance Excellence honors and you will be placed in the company of alliance leaders such as:

Cisco | Coherence | Covance | Deloitte | DNDi | Eli Lilly and Company | Federal Express | Harley Davidson | HP | IBM | Inspiration Pharmaceuticals | Ipsen | KPMG | NetApp | Novartis | Oracle | P&G | Roche | Sanofi | SAP | SAS | Schneider-Electric | Starbucks | Teradata | Turkcell | Xerox

All of our past winners share three common threads:

  1. a creativity and out-of-the-box thinking that has evolved the art and science of alliance management
  2. compelling and measurable results
  3. and a general persistence in overcoming obstacles along the way.

ASAP Alliance Excellence Award Categories

Alliances for Corporate Social Responsibility
Alliances that have made a profound, measurable, and positive social impact. The principal objective of the alliance should be social impact, not profit—although profit, especially if used to fund program expansion, is not discouraged.

Alliance Program Excellence
Organizations that have instilled the capability to consistently implement and manage alliance portfolios and demonstrated consistent success of those alliances over time. Winners will have programs built on an integrated suite of processes, tools, professional development/alliance professional certification, and other elements.

Individual Alliance Excellence
Excellence in planning, implementation, and results of a single alliance. The alliance may be between two companies or multiple organizations. Up to two awards are given each year in the category of small-to-midsize company alliance, emerging alliance, and/or emerging alliance.

Innovative Best Alliance Practice
New individual alliance management tools or processes that have made an immediate and powerful impact on the organization and/or the discipline of alliance management. These tools or processes are not comprehensive alliance programs, but additions to existing portfolios that address specific elements of alliance management such as measurement, training, conflict resolution, general communication across the partner ecosystem, or similar facet of the discipline.

Ways the winners and ASAP have leveraged these awards in the past