Better Together – “And, Flexera’s Partners of the Year Are…”

KPMG, Softline Group and SoftwareONE Earn Top Billing

Itasca, Illinois, UNITED STATES

ITASCA, Ill., May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flexera Software, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced their 2016 Partner of the Year Awards.  Honors were presented to KPMG, Softline Group and SoftwareONE during Flexera’s annual Partner Summits.  The Summits spur discussion on significant product updates and enterprise strategy.  They also recognize strategic partners that routinely go above-and-beyond to help make customers successful.

“Congrats to Flexera’s 2016 Partners of the Year,” said Cindy Grogan, Vice President of Global Channel and Strategic Alliances at Flexera.  “Each embodies deep expertise and a well-planned approach.  These distinctions greatly contribute to the dynamic way we solve software licensing, compliance and cybersecurity challenges…beyond expectations.”

Flexera’s solutions are sold, supported, serviced and enhanced by a global network of channel, consulting/service and technology partners.  Partnership at Flexera means working together on joint and shared growth plans, business development and marketing activities.  Flexera’s alliances program helps both parties develop and grow strong businesses, and provides market-leading services and solutions for customers.  Flexera’s committed to a partner-first model – building simple, effective and honest partnerships.

And the Winners Are…

  • KPMG, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, received the North American Implementation Partner of the Year award for the third year in a row.  KPMG delivers excellence in enterprise-wide implementation projects and programs based on commitment, innovation, teamwork, customer focus and influence.
  • Softline Group, an international IT-consulting company focusing on Software Asset Management (SAM), IT-security, virtualization and infrastructure management, was given EMEA Partner of the Year accolades the fourth year in a row.   Softline Group implements and maintains Flexera’s Software License Optimization solutions for many successful customer projects in Europe.
  • SoftwareONE, a leading provider of software portfolio management solutions, was recognized as both the Emerging Partner of the Year in North America and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for rapidly establishing themselves as a significant Flexera Enterprise partner.

“Our recognition as North American Implementation Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year speaks to the strength of our alliance, and ability to help clients achieve their desired outcomes,” said Paul Baguley, Principal of KPMG's Contract Compliance Services.  “With Flexera, we will continue to provide our clients visibility into software licensing and usage data to reduce costs and noncompliance risks and improve process efficiency.”

"Being granted the EMEA Partner of the Year award by Flexera for the fourth year in a row is truly humbling,” said Martin Schaletzky, CEO at Softline Group.  “We are very proud of the in-depth knowledge we have surrounding FlexNet Manager Suite that will continue to translate into fruitful Software Asset Management implementations for our customers in 2017 and beyond.”

“SoftwareONE is honored to receive Flexera’s Emerging Partner of the Year award for North America,” said Kevin Hooton, North America Software Asset Management Leader at SoftwareONE.  “It’s absolutely terrific that we’ve grown together – from early successes, to delivering dynamic software optimization services founded on Flexera’s Enterprise solutions.  Our unique capabilities build valuable solutions for our customers, and enhance the way they manage, deploy and secure software.”

“SoftwareOne in Europe is also delighted to earn Flexera’s Emerging Partner of the Year award for EMEA,” said Darryl Sackett, Global Director of Services Business Management at SoftwareONE.  “We have thoroughly enjoyed helping our joint customers manage all aspects of their Enterprise software portfolio over the last two years, and look forward to reducing complexity, costs and risks for our clients in the years to come.  Working hand-in-hand with Flexera, we will continue to help customers manage client demand, utilization, deployment and compliance.”

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About KPMG

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”).  KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.  Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates.

About Softline AG

Since 1983 the Softline Group is an established IT service provider that shows a continuous growth through the establishment of international branches focused on IT-consulting, IT-support and Software Asset Management.  The Softline Group operates throughout the whole of Europe and has its head office in Leipzig.  The group consists of Softline AG, which acts as the holding company, and its subsidiaries Softline Solutions GmbH, Softline Solutions Netherlands B.V., Softline Solutions N.V., Softline Solutions France, Softline Solutions Ltd. as well as Softline Services GmbH and its subsidiary XPERTLINK GmbH.  The Softline Group is a financially stable company that enjoys continuous growth.  It has developed into a recognised service provider in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.  Softline AG was founded in 1983 and has been a listed company since February 2000. For more information, please visit

About SoftwareONE

Privately owned since 1985, SoftwareONE is redefining the software management and IT solutions landscape.  Since becoming the global leader in Software Asset Management (SAM), SoftwareONE has been revolutionizing the industry with its intelligent software management platform (PyraCloud) and its Software Portfolio Management (SPM) services.  PyraCloud delivers the visibility, elasticity, and control needed to maximize software investments while SPM minimizes compliance risk and optimizes the underlying IT infrastructure.  With over 3,000 technology experts located across 80+ countries, SoftwareONE is one of the fastest growing technology solution providers in the world with elite sales designations and long-standing relationships with top partners such as Microsoft, AWS, Adobe, IBM, VMware, Oracle, Citrix, Symantec, McAfee, and many more.  To learn more about SoftwareONE, visit and connect with the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Flexera Software

Flexera Software’s business sits at the nexus between the world’s software producers and buyers – repairing the broken software supply chain, which is the most dysfunctional supply chain in all of business today.  That dysfunction manifests as risk and cost – to both the producers of software and the enterprises that buy software – as they solve the complex, time consuming, and expensive problems of ensuring licensing compliance and security from vulnerabilities.  Our software licensing, compliance, cybersecurity and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology.  A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.  For more information, please go to:

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