NORTHBROOK, IL – Donlen, the fleet industry's most comprehensive and integrated provider of financing and asset management solutions, announced that it has been named a Silver winner for Technology Department of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

More than 400 entries were received in this year’s awards program, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the US and Canada. Donlen’s IT group was recognized for fleet management products completed this year to help companies improve productivity and decrease costs, including Donlen Asset Manager, Hertz Value Lease, DriverPoint Telematics 2.0, and Donlen’s Strategic Consulting Fleet Scorecard automation project.

“We are the absolute best at what we do,” says Dennis Straight, Donlen CIO. “My team works extremely smart and hard so it’s great to see them receive the recognition they deserve. But of course, the real accomplishment is when a customer uses a product we’ve developed to revolutionize their day-to-day activities. That’s the true test of what we do.”

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures,IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today, and ZDNet.