Leipzig, February 3rd 2014 - The Softline Group, an independent and international IT consulting company focussing on Software Asset Management, IT Infrastructure Consulting and Managed Services, has been evaluated 2014 Best in Class SAM Managed Service Provider by Martin Thompson of the independent The ITAM Review. The group test looks at the capabilities of nine leading SAM Managed Service Providers. The managed SAM as a Service solution of Softline is marked as "best in class" for highest overall score as well as providing a good mixture of relevant expertise, savvy methodology and strong customer references.
Companies were judged based on their expertise, their approach to SAM and the feedback from customers. Assessments were based on interviews, customer references and written answers provided by suppliers.
"I approached this review as though I were spending my own money or working in an IT department and looking to engage a service provider. I was impressed by the pragmatic approach Softline take in assisting their clients with SAM. Their methodology, underpinned by ISO/IEC 19770-1, leads clients down a maturity path to improve their SAM practice. This begins with their 'House of SAM' methodology to identify weak points in the existing infrastructure and helps client build a business case and on-going SAM improvement plan. Reporting is comprehensive and action oriented.", Martin Thompson, The ITAM Review as quoted in the report which can be downloaded here: http://download.itassetmanagement.net/sam-msp.
"Being evaluated as 'best in class' by the independent networking platform for ITAM Professionals The ITAM Review, emphasises the strength and high quality solution of our SAM as a Service 'SAMmanaged' we offer our customers. Together with the international Softline Software Asset Management team I am very proud to receive this excellent result. Integrating high class SAM tooling with ISO based processes is at the base of our 'SAMmanaged' solution and the appreciation of our existing customer base.", says Sokrates Koutounidis, CEO Softline AG.