Leipzig, Paris, September 30th, 2020. The Softline Group, an international IT consulting firm focusing on Software Asset Management (SAM), Information- and IT-Security, Cloud and Future Datacenter and Digital Workplace withdraws from software sales business in France.
"For strategic reasons, the Softline Group decided to withdraw from the French software business in order to focus exclusively on the growth of its consulting portfolio. Therefore, the ITANCIA Group is taking over our software sales business with immediate effect. We will continue to work on projects together, which relate to the French market. In the future, these projects will be supported from the DACH and Northern Europe regions of the Softline Group. We are pleased to hand over this line of business to the ITANCIA Group, which supports customers in realizing their specific needs", explains Martin Schaletzky, CEO of Softline AG.
ITANCIA acquires the business of Software Technology Resources (STR), a brand of Softline Solutions France, which is a subsidiary of Softline AG, in order to expand the range of technological value-added services and solutions as part of its European growth strategy. These will now be supplemented by the sale of professional software and all associated services such as consulting, training and user support.
Software Technology Resources (a brand of Softline Solutions France) is a logical addition to the range of products and services offered by the ITANCIA Group: "The takeover of STR enables us to enrich our range of products and services and to meet the growing demand of our customers for IT software. Over the years, STR has succeeded in developing key competencies and building a good reputation in its market. After taking over the cybersecurity specialist NIS in 2019, we continue to position ourselves as a global player that meets all customer needs in the sectors IT, telecommunications and cybersecurity. The solutions offered by STR fit perfectly our existing value-added services. In order to facilitate the synergy of the group's teams, all STR employees will work at our location in Nanterre (92) in the future”, explains Thierry Le Goff, managing director of the ITANCIA Group.
The acquisition represents an important step for ITANCIA to continue its development of innovative solutions and value-added services that respect the environment.
About Softline Group:
The Softline Group is a Europe-wide, sustainably growing IT consulting firm focusing on Software Asset Management (SAM), Information- and IT-Security, Digital Workplace as well as Cloud and Future Datacenter. All with one goal – to achieve Compliance, Control and Cost savings for their customers' IT.
The group consists of Softline AG, which acts as a holding company, and its subsidiaries Softline Solutions GmbH, Softline Services GmbH, Softline Solutions Netherlands BV, Softline Solutions NV and Softline Solutions Ltd., with locations in Germany (Leipzig, Wolfsburg and Munich), the Netherlands (Nieuwegein), Belgium (Antwerp) and the United Kingdom (London). Further information can be found at www.softline-group.com.
ITANCIA was founded in 1991 and is the specialist for the environmentally friendly distribution of business communication solutions in Europe and Africa. Our job is to support you in each of the 4 phases of the product life cycle: takeover, purchase, deployment, maintenance. With more than 4,000 resellers, the group's activities are based on four complementary service activities: multi-brand sales of telecommunications equipment, collaboration and network infrastructure.
Sales of eco-recycled products; the electronic repair of industrial and IT equipment; the provision of services with tailor-made logistics solutions. The ITANCIA group has achieved growth of 60% in the last 3 years, a turnover of 184 million euros in 2019 and an international presence with 450 employees, spread across 9 subsidiaries. More information is available at www.itancia.com.
About STR – a Softline Solutions France brand:
As a distributor of professional software and value-added services, STR brings a catalog of products and services around application development and packaging tools, databases, business intelligence (reporting, management dashboards etc.) and office automation solutions to the market. In addition to its software catalog, STR offers innovative services, particularly in the field of system virtualization, online storage and cloud computing. STR's development strategy is based on the rigorous selection of the brands it represents, the products it sells and the added value it brings to its customers and users.
Knowing about STR's expertise, leading software manufacturers (Microsoft, Flexera, SAP, VMware, Acronis, TeamvViewer etc.) trust STR to promote and implement their products in France. STR has one of the broadest offerings in this area (more than 150 publishers, more than 500 BtoB software), both in terms of the number and reputation of the brands represented. Further information can be found at www.str.fr.
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