ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fast Company today announced its fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. Paramount Software Solutions is a finalist for its innovative blockchain-driven track and trace solution for the food industry, Farm To Plate.
Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2022 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, engineering, diversity, sustainability, B2B, and consumer products and services. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers worked together to score nearly 1,500 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2022 awards feature workplaces from around the world.
Paramount’s innovation focus is on addressing societal problems, rather than business viability alone. The organization allows for people to be the innovatory engine, and the holacratic management structure facilitates ideas to flow rapidly from concept to execution. Paramount’s visionary product, Farm To Plate, was led from ideation to industry-defining solution, within a period of two years, by an internal team of innovators.
“Farm To Plate is a true epitome of employee ingenuity, capturing the quintessence of our innovative environment. When we saw the potential for community benefit, societal change and business opportunity, we just had to endorse it,” says Pramod Sajja, President and CEO, Paramount.
Farm To Plate, a pathbreaking blockchain platform for food track and trace, introduces revolutionary capabilities of built-in microtipping for farmer welfare. By democratizing the food supply chain and enabling microtipping, Paramount has enabled an additional revenue stream for marginalized farmers who are known to receive only a small fraction of the revenues from their produce.
The product also offers a close check on how the food supply chain is affecting local environments by allowing producers a perspicuous awareness of consumer demand. Through such insights, Farm To Plate endeavors to bring a sustainable food supply chain by averting dominant industry issues such as overfishing and spoilage.
Besides the inherent innovation, Farm To Plate also provides all the native benefits of the blockchain – immutable information, farmer-to-consumer transparency, real-time tracking and traceability and access control capabilities for security.
“This year’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to cultivating creativity across the board,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “In the face of powerful headwinds, these leaders and teams continue to spur innovation.”
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.fastcompany.com/90769099/best-workplaces-for-innovators-2022-7-mid-sized-company-standouts
Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators issue (September 2022) is available online now, and the print issue will be on newsstands beginning August 16, 2022. Join the Best Workplaces for Innovators conversation using #FCBestWorkplaces.
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Paramount Software Solutions is an award-winning company in Atlanta, offering technology services and talent since 1998, and a provider of blockchain technology offering solutions serving various business use cases. A member of the Hyperledger project, Paramount Software Solutions has curated specific use cases and translated concepts into PoCs and production deployments.