Savigent Named Finalist for 13th Annual Tekne Awards

MINNETONKA, MINN. – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Savigent Software as a finalist in the software category for the 2012 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Tekne Award finalists are selected by an independent panel of judges and recognize Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Savigent was selected as a finalist for its pioneering development of a new class of event-driven Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software, specifically Catalyst Workflow. Catalyst Workflow is a controlled system designed specifically for the automation of workflow in the manufacturing environment. It is Business Process Management (BPM) software capable of handling the highly concurrent nature of communications within manufacturing operations, the diverse and complex integration requirements to assets on a plant floor, and the significant data and event volumes present in manufacturing.

"We’re thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Tekne Awards by the MHTA,” said David Wicker, Savigent Software CEO. “We're driven to create innovative software that helps our customers optimize their manufacturing environment. Catalyst Workflow – indeed our entire Catalyst Suite – delivers intelligence that drives innovation and improvements throughout the entire manufacturing process.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles, and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world. The program reinforces Minnesota’s place as one of the most competitive and technologically advanced regions in the world. A full list of finalists is available online at

“The Tekne Awards recognize those whose leadership and dedication to technological innovation helps demonstrate Minnesota as a global player in technology-based markets,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President & CEO of MHTA. “This year’s finalists should be extremely proud of their role in helping Minnesota excel.”

Recipients of the 2012 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on Nov. 1. The event will begin with a VIP registration & reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m., the awards celebration at 7 p.m., and a post-event reception at 8:30 p.m. The event will be emceed by Don Shelby, author, news anchor and reporter.