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Softline Group takes huge global step and is recognised as a »Challenger« in the world-wide 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SAM Managed Services

Softline Group, a European and globally acting IT consulting company, focussing on IT Asset Management, Information- and IT Security, Cloud & Future Datacentre and Digital Workplace, has been acknowledged by Gartner® as a »Challenger« and is now part of the 11 SAM Managed Service providers recognized worldwide. Since Softline’s addition to the Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM on global players last year, Softline managed to climb up from »niche« to the »challengers« position on the worldwide scale.

»We are very excited and proud of this great acknowledgement by Gartner® and the position we now hold in the Software Asset Management Magic QuadrantTM. By joining forces with Softline International, we managed to grow our presence to a worldwide scale, with a local representation in well-over 50 countries and SAM managed services resources in different regions, now including LATAM and APAC. Furthermore, with the increase of 6 additional reporting resources in 18 of the 31 markets assessed in this Magic QuadrantTM, and the introduction of an international bid team across multiple regions to structure the pricing mechanism, we managed to take an important international step.«, says Martin Schaletzky, CEO of the Softline Group.

»The basis of our services is our unique, on ISO/IEC based framework, »House of ITAM®« with which we guide organisations in their journey towards a high ITAM maturity level, helping them to achieve Compliance, Control, and Cost savings by offering them the right selection of managed services.«, Schaletzky adds.

»This Magic QuadrantTM will help the market to get a better understanding of the SAM Managed Services playing field. All providers have their own set of skills and approaches, that each fit a specific question. According to Gartner®, challengers have demonstrated they have solid bases of clients that are satisfied with the services they provide, and this only strengthens our believe that we are on the right path: by continuous focussing on the customer’s needs and to walk with them on their specific, but most of all, unique SAM & ITAM journey«, says Martin Schaletzky.

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