Flexera’s Partners of the Year Earn High Honors for Transforming Technology

Accenture, KPMG, Softline Group and SoftwareONE Recognized for Outstanding Success

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced its 2017 Partner of the Year Awards.  Top honors went to Accenture, KPMG LLP, Softline Group and SoftwareONE for exceptional success in helping clients meet strategic goals and earn a strong return-on-investment with highly complex projects.  The awards were presented during Flexera’s annual Partner Summits, “think tank” events to spur discussion on significant product updates and enterprise strategy, and recognize strategic partners that routinely go above-and-beyond to help make customers successful.

“It’s an honor to recognize Flexera’s Partners of the Year.  Our winners have an unflinching focus on meeting customer needs,” said Cindy Grogan, Vice President of Global Alliances at Flexera.  “Each of these organizations bring cutting-edge solutions to complex business challenges.  Congratulations to each winner.”

Flexera’s solutions are sold, supported, serviced and enhanced by a global network of channel, consulting/service and technology partners.  Flexera’s committed to a partner-first model – building simple, effective and honest partnerships.  The partner program provides market-leading services and solutions to customers.  The partner relationships emphasize joint growth plans, business development and marketing activities.

And the awards go to…

  • Accenture, a leading global professional services company, earned the first Customer Success Project of the Year in North America for a strategic, complex project with a multinational oil and gas company.  Accenture provides a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
  • KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, received the North American Implementation Partner of the Year for the fourth consecutive year because of superior implementation services for software license management.  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 awarded EMEA Implementation Partner of the Year for its impressive certifications of FlexNet Manager Suite.  The international SAM team at Softline Group implements and maintains Flexera’s Software License Optimization solutions for many successful customer projects in Europe.
  • SoftwareONE, a leading software and cloud portfolio management provider, was recognized for two awards.  In North America, the company was named Partner of the Year for helping clients experience the benefits of SAMSoftwareONE also received Partner of the Year in EMEA The company optimizes the software estate from on-premises to the cloud, leveraging extensive technical and commercial expertise.

“We’re delighted that Flexera’s given us this award,” said Andre Guerreiro, Managing Director of SAM Prime at Accenture.  “It validates the level of expertise and success we bring to our clients and serves as a beacon for our partnership with Flexera.”

“A big thanks to Flexera for recognizing us as North American Implementation Partner of the Year for the fourth consecutive year,” said Paul Baguley, Major Projects and Contract Advisory Services Principal at KPMG LLP.  “Flexera helps us provide clients with software licensing visibility and usage data, while reducing costs and noncompliance risks and improving process efficiency.”

"We’re very proud that Softline Group has been named Flexera’s EMEA Implementation Partner of the Year, since they’re a valued partner who complement our multi-tool strategy," said Martin Schaletzky, CEO at Softline Group.  “As a certified SAM consultant in Europe, we enjoy working with Flexera on many successful implementation projects.  The award underscores our consulting expertise – creating transparency into our customers' IT assets, ensuring compliance, control and generating cost savings.”

“SoftwareONE is thrilled to earn Flexera’s Global Partner of the Year award,” said Kevin Hooton, North American SAM Leader at SoftwareONE.  “No other SAM tool has Flexera’s depth and breadth.  Our joint solution is the most complete and holistic in the industry.”

“SoftwareONE is also honored to receive Flexera’s Partner of the Year award in EMEA,” said Darryl Sackett, Global Director of Services Strategy at SoftwareONE.  “Together, we’ve helped customers reduce complexity, costs and risks for the last three years, and we look forward to doing so for many more – ultimately assisting clients manage all aspects of their enterprise software portfolio.”

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Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured.  We view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective.  Our Monetization and Security solutions help software sellers transform their business models, grow recurring revenues and minimize open source risk.  Our Vulnerability and Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions strip waste and unpredictability out of procuring software, helping companies buy only the software and cloud services they need, manage what they have, and reduce compliance and security risk.  Powering these solutions and the entire software supply chain, Flexera has built the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of market intelligence on technology assets.  In business for 30+ years, our 1200+ employees are passionate about helping our 80,000+ customers generate millions in ROI every year.  Visit us at www.flexera.com.

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