July 30, 2021

Softline Group and LeanIX Announce Partnership to Help Customers on Their Digital Transformation Journey

Leipzig and Bonn, July 30, 2021 – Softline Group, a European-based but globally acting IT consulting company focusing on IT Asset Management, Information- and IT Security, Cloud & Future Datacentre and Digital Workplace, announces its strategic partnership with LeanIX, the platform to plan and manage the Continuous Transformation journey. The partnership aims to help customers succeed along their digital transformation journey by enabling organizations to make informed decisions about their IT landscapes.

LeanIX’ product portfolio is the perfect complement to the integrated solutions and services of Softline Group for advancing IT Asset Management practices. The company’s automated and data-driven approach to Enterprise Architecture, SaaS, Cloud, and DevOps supports Softline Group’s vision to be the leading European IT Asset Management service provider. The expansion of integrated services guides customers from strategic design to implementation and carefree IT operations, and processes to achieve compliance, control, and cost savings.

We are excited to welcome LeanIX as a new strategic technology partner to help us achieve compliance, control, and cost savings for our customers' IT. LeanIX's technology extends Softline's recognised expertise in IT Asset and IT Service Management with Enterprise Architecture Management capabilities. This enables an even deeper, more holistic view of the organization, process, and underlying technologies. We will be able to unlock new potential for our customers by combining existing ITAM implementations and technologies with the extensive LeanIX product portfolio. We see our commitment to Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) as a crucial next step in helping our customers evolve their value creation processes," said Martin Schaletzky, CEO of the Softline Group.

"The partnership with Softline Group will bring tremendous value to customers who are looking to extend their digital transformation initiatives," said Oliver Klein, Global Strategic Alliance Executive at LeanIX. "We believe the LeanIX product portfolio which spans DevOps, SaaS and Enterprise Architecture is a great complement to the current ITAM services Softline Group offers. The combination will provide wide-ranging services regardless of whether software assets are operated on-premise, sourced from cloud service providers, or used as SaaS applications. Joint customers will be able to deliver value faster, safer and with more control thanks to this partnership."

About Softline Group

Softline Group is a pan-European and globally acting IT consulting company, focussing on IT Asset Management, Information- and IT-Security, Cloud & Future Datacentre as well as Digital Workplace. The group is the headquartered in Germany with offices in Leipzig, Wolfsburg, and Aschheim (Munich), as well in the Netherlands (Nieuwegein), Belgium (Antwerp), and the United Kingdom (London).

The Softline Group offers its customers integrated solutions to achieve Compliance, Control and Cost Savings for their IT. The Softline Group is sustainably growing and has developed into a globally recognised consulting company. The group is multiple award-winning and certified implementation partner for numerous software publishers and recognised by Gartner as a “Challenger” in the 2021 Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM for SAM Managed Services.

In April 2021 the London-based Softline International Group has acquired a majority share in Softline AG, enabling a strong joined worldwide growth.

About LeanIX

LeanIX’s Continuous Transformation Platform® is trusted by Corporate IT and Product IT to achieve comprehensive visibility and superior governance. Global customers organize, plan and manage IT landscapes with LeanIX’s automated and data-driven approach. Offering Enterprise Architecture - , SaaS- , Cloud- and DevOps-Management, LeanIX helps organizations make sound decisions and accelerate transformations. LeanIX has hundreds of customers globally, including Adidas, Atlassian, Bosch, Dropbox, Santander or Workday. The company is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, with offices in Boston, San Francisco and around the world.

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