The Knesset`s ”New Sanhedrin” project won a prestigious excellence prize at the 13th annual IT Awards ceremony, which is produced by the ”People and Computers” group.

Hundreds of chief information officers, IT professionals and heads of computerization firms from all over the country were nominated for prizes in various categories.

In the competition, considered the most important in Israel`s computerization industry, some 200 projects were up for an award in nine categories. The Knesset won the excellence prize in the core systems category.

In explaining their decision to grant the prize to the Knesset, the judges said the Sanhedrin system ”is a core system which manages the entire lifecycle of the parliamentary procedures, including legislation. The new system offers a user-friendly experience and a modern design alongside the automation of numerous procedures which until now were carried out manually.”

”The system was launched on time despite a tight schedule and did not go over budget,” the judges added.

The project`s supplier is HP Israel.

Knesset Director-General Ronen Plot said the award ”is further proof of the professionalism of parliament`s various departments and of the quality of the Knesset`s management and its planning and application capabilities.”

”The Sanhedrin system has proven itself as an outstanding work tool for Knesset members and parliament employees at the heart of the parliamentary work,” he said.