iText Wins 2021 Stevie Award at the 2021 International Business Awards®

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Press release: iText Wins 2021 Stevie Award at the 2021 International Business Awards®

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Company Receives Silver Stevie Award for Top Software Development Solution, Praised for Helping Minimize the Development Efforts and Cost to Generate PDF for Organizations Worldwide.

GHENT, BELGIUM / September 30, 2021 iText Software, a global leader in innovative award-winning PDF solutions, today announced its template-based PDF generator, iText DITO, received a 2021 Silver Stevie Award in the category of Business Technology Solutions - in the subcategory: Software Development Solution.

The International Business Awards® , also known as "Stevie's", include a number of different award categories, such as Most Innovative Tech Company, which iText won a Silver Stevie for in 2020. The International Business Awards® are the premier business awards program globally for all public and private organizations, large and small.

“2021 was a particularly exciting year for iText, and then especially for iText DITO, our template generation engine. We have invested heavily in expanding the user experience of the solution. As a result, the iText DITO 2.0 Manager was introduced this year, which improves the user experience massively,” said André Lemos, Vice President of Products of iText. “The recognition from this award is a validation of our continued investments in product innovation and customer success. We are excited to continue working alongside development teams as they ramp up efforts to deliver flexibility in their document generation solutions.”

iText DITO, which was launched in 2019, received the top honors for creating a purpose-built product that unburdens developers and empowers business users to be data-driven without the need to code their PDFs.

“We have an active community of customers, partners, and contributors helping us to improve our products, documentation and support every day,” said Gary Fry, CEO of iText. “This year’s award is a testament to the iText team's resilience, drive, and commitment to support companies accelerating digitization. I am thrilled with the success we've seen in taking the next step in intuitive template-based PDF generation and collaborative asset management.”

Now in its 18th year, IBA’s Stevie Awards remain highly sought-after worldwide, exemplifying achievement in business by organizations and business professions. According to the awards site: “Known as ‘the International Stevies,’ the IBAs are open to all organizations worldwide: large and small, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit. The 2021 competition attracted more than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all types in 65 nations.”

The Stevie Awards cap off a broader period of growth for iText including the release of iText DITO 2.0, adding a whole new layer to the experience, the iText DITO Manager, which brings a workspace control room experience and a central repository for all templates, data collections and resources, making iText DITO a true collaborative solution for developers and business users.

With this new management experience, users can efficiently manage the full lifecycle of their templates and all their dependencies, like data collections, images, stylesheets and fonts. The product gives you full control over user permissions, template versions and dependencies. It lets you promote template versions, so you can rest assured only approved versions are used in production - in case next iterations are being built. In addition, iText DITO contains interesting new features such as automated chart creation, the ability to build new templates from components of existing ones with conditional logic, a barcode generation wizard, password protection for the generated PDFs and more.

iText also received a 2021 Bronze Stevie Award earlier this year from the American Business Awards® (ABA) for Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees, marking the second consecutive year awarded in this category and sixth consecutive year recognized by ABA overall.

You can see a full list of IBA’s 2021 winners here, and for more information on iText, or to receive a 30-day free trial to discover the power of iText's document generator today, visit

About iText Software

iText Software is a global leader in innovative award-winning PDF solutions used by millions of users worldwide - both open source and commercial - to create digital documents for a variety of purposes: invoices, credit card statements, mobile boarding passes, and more.

The iText 7 Core library is available as open source, while commercial licensing provides professional support and release from the AGPL requirements. The iText 7 Suite includes a wide range of add-ons providing extra functionality, and we also develop iText DITO: a low-code, template-based PDF generator with integrated template resource management thanks to the iText DITO Manager component.

Customers choose iText because of its world-class software quality, and reliable, mature, and proven technology. The PDF solutions can be embedded into the document workflows of various industries and their applications to enable creation and manipulation of PDFs, and advanced features like secure content redaction, encryption, digital signatures, and ensuring documents are accessible and archivable.  iText supports a diverse customer base, which includes more than 70% of the Fortune 50 companies as well as small businesses and government agencies, with iText earning an overall 90%+ customer satisfaction rate.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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