Submissions are now closed. Watch for winners to be announced early 2020.

About the Impact Awards

Recognizing the
spirit of innovation

The FIS Impact Awards recognize organizations that are using FIS technology or services in innovative ways to better serve their customers and drive tangible business results. In its fourth year, the annual awards program is independently judged by leading industry analyst and research group Celent and is open to FIS clients based in North America, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

For each of the winning entries, FIS makes a $10,000 donation to a charitable organization chosen by the client through the FIS Foundation.

Have questions? Learn more in our FAQs.

4th

Year of program

290000

Total charitable givings to date

12

Unique charities served

Advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests

Judging categories

Choose from eight
submission categories

The Impact Awards recognize technology innovations across the full spectrum of financial services and corporate organizations served by FIS. Submissions are considered in the following categories:

Banking:
Global Bank

Banking: Credit Union /
Community / Regional Bank

Payments
 

Sell Side
 

Buy Side
 

Insurance
 

Wealth & Retirement
 

Corporate
 

FAQs

Learn more about the awards

What are the FIS Impact Awards?

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The Impact Awards are FIS’ marquee awards program. The program recognizes organizations that leverage FIS technology and services to serve their customers better, drive tangible business benefits and empower the financial world.

How often are the FIS Impact Awards?

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This is an annual program.

Who judges entries for the FIS Impact Awards?

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Entries are judged independently by leading industry analyst and research group Celent.

How are entries judged?

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Entries are judged against three key criteria:
  • Innovation: How does the initiative demonstrate innovation in its application of FIS technology or services?
  • Return on Investment: What tangible business or financial benefits did the institution realize through the initiative?
  • Client Service: To what extent did the initiative enable enhanced or expanded services to the institution’s customers?

Who is eligible for the FIS Impact Awards?

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The FIS Impact Awards are open to all current FIS clients based in North America, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

What are the award categories?

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Submissions are considered across the full spectrum of financial services organizations: Banking, Wealth and Retirement, Payments, Buy Side, Sell Side, Insurance, and Corporate.

What do winners receive?

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For each winning entry, FIS makes a $10,000 donation in the winning client’s name to a charitable organization selected by the client through the FIS Foundation. Eligible charities are listed below.

Can we split our award winnings between charities?

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Yes, winnings can be split between two charities and also designated for local chapters of the eligible charities, as applicable.

Can we designate our award winnings for a charity not on the list below?

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The FIS Foundation will consider requests by winning organizations to designate their donation to an eligible 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.

When will the 2020 FIS Impact Awards be presented?

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Awards will be presented at the FIS InFocus and Connect client conferences in spring 2020. Your account manager or another FIS representative will provide more details on the awards presentation.

How and when will we be notified?

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Judging of entries will be completed in early 2020. Winners will be notified in the January/February 2020 timeframe.

Does our organization need to be present at the FIS InFocus or Connect conferences to win and receive our award?

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Yes, at least one representative from each winning organization is required to be on hand at the relevant conference to accept the award in person.

Will FIS issue a press release?

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Yes. FIS plans to announce the award winners in a press release in conjunction with our client conferences. Winning organizations will have a chance to review and approve information about their winning entries. The winners will also be promoted on FIS social channels.
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Giving back to
communities we serve

For each of the winning entries, FIS makes a $10,000 donation in the name of the winning organization to a charitable organization chosen by the client through the FIS Foundation. The amount can be split between two different charities and directed to a local chapter of the charity. Charitable organizations served through this program are:

Past winners

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make a difference

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