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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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From the Blog

Feature Spotlight: Program Notes

There’s a lot of information to keep track of throughout your awards program. Before, you would have to do so in Google docs or, even in Word docs. However, this approach is unorganized and often means that you lose track of documents and the essential information they contain along the way. Now, there are program notes to keep you organized. What are Program Notes? Program notes are notes that...Read more

Feature Spotlight: Move Fields Around the Form

We’ve all been there: You finish a form and, after looking through the pages, realize that you wish you had put the information on one page instead of on another. Unfortunately, this used to mean you had to rebuild your entire form, compromising hours or days of work in the process. Now, you don’t have to. Read on to learn: How the new form builder works; and the Benefits of using the new form...Read more