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OpenWater is an awards management software platform that automates and helps to grow  your awards and recognition programs.

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The software, support and knowledge you need to transform your awards.

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Learn the ins and outs of the awards and recognition industry with our proven best practices.


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Awards Management Software all in one platform. Awards and recognition has never been easier.

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From the Blog

What We're Reading: August 30

This week we’re reading... BizBash 8 Audiovisual and Production Tips for Stage Presentations While your awards program is important, the event or gala at the end is a highlight for your organization and, more importantly, your guests. Learn how you can put on an unforgettable show in this BizBash article with 8 straightforward production tips you’ll be able to rely on year after year. Click here...Read more

Love Our Academy? See How Customers are Building Their Own (and How You Can, Too!)

If you use OpenWater, you’re familiar with our Academy. It’s where you can go to find user guides, articles, frequently asked questions, and other resources that answer virtually any question you have about our platform. But, what about your program? After all, there are going to be multiple people in your organization that need to learn everything from configuring your competition to how to test...Read more