SoftwareONE Named a Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™

SoftwareONE Named a Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™

Digital transformation has become vital for businesses of all sizes to survive into the future. One of the quickest ways to make the leap to digital transformation is by looking into the software lifecycle. Software Lifecycle Management (SLM) is the combination of digitized and automated procurement with Software Asset Management (SAM) to deliver enhanced value across the complexity and costs of software.

Gartner named SoftwareONE a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management (SAM) Managed Services – for the second time in a row.

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Figure on the right: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Managed Services, Stephen White, Yoann Bianic, Rob Schafer, 6 July 2021

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Managed Services, Stephen White, Yoann Bianic, Rob Schafer, 6 July 2021

The Future of Software Asset Management (SAM)

Digital transformation marks a radical rethinking of how an organization combines technology, people, and processes to fundamentally improve business performance. To achieve digital transformation and tackle the increased complexities of managing software in the digital enterprise, SAM practices and programs must evolve and transform. SoftwareONE expects that SAM will advance over the next decade, moving from tactical, project-based activities to a far more integrated and strategic business intelligence function – extending towards a next generation of SLM and FinOps.

Discover the Future State of SAM

Integrating FinOps into the Next Generation of SLM

Traditionally, SLM was a process that combined the power of on-premise software asset management (SAM) processes and digitized procurement to help organizations save money while enhancing the value of their software portfolios. The primary goal was to ensure the IT infrastructure was operating in a way that was cost-effective and compliant with vendor regulations. With the mainstream adoption of the cloud, the old SAM model, which became SLM, had to shift further to become more appropriate for the hybrid estate. Enter FinOps.

FinOps (or Cloud Financial Management) is the operating model for the cloud - combining systems, best practices and culture to increase an organization’s ability to understand cloud costs. By bringing financial accountability to cloud spend and enabling global teams to make informed business decisions, FinOps empowers collaboration between IT, Engineering, Finance, Procurement and the business.

Darryl Sackett

“With FinOps taking center stage now, SLM is further transforming to unlock the business strategy and innovation of our customer executives. We know that embracing complexity, unlocking the operational value chain, managing the cost base while also innovating, is exponentially difficult.

We at SoftwareONE allow our customers to create a culture of ownership, strong governance, and inherent optimization throughout the value chain, to enable best in class unit economics and creating budget headroom to invest in innovation at speed.”

Global Director | Software Lifecycle Management

Why SoftwareONE?

Our team at SoftwareONE delivers these results by combining the power of expertise with innovative technology to ensure your cloud estate is running in an efficient, cost-effective, and well-governed manner. We start by analyzing your current FinOps maturity and business goals, and then we share the right recommendations and actions to develop a road map to fuel your FinOps practice. We also give you the power of PyraCloud, a FinOps certified platform that provides all key stakeholders with the transparency and insights they need to successfully view, manage and optimize software and cloud costs throughout your organization. Then, we automate the workflows that trigger actions to keep your infrastructure fully optimized from the cost, backup, governance and security perspectives.

With our second-to-none methodology, we quickly analyze your complex estate and show you substantial optimization opportunities in a variety of different ways:

Uncover Immediate Savings

Free Up Cash Flow

Avoid Audit Penalties

Maximize Current Assets

Cut Through Complexity

Your Guide to Cloud Financial Management

Take your first steps towards your next generation of SLM: In this eBook we explain what FinOps is, why your organization should adopt it, how to get started on your journey and how your organization can use this approach to maximize every dollar spent in the cloud.

Download Your Copy Here

SoftwareONE’s Strengths


SoftwareONE is an established provider to many organizations. Delivery of services is supported locally and remotely through backbone regional centers in India, Germany and Mexico, facilitating economies of scale and consistent delivery.

Global Presence

SoftwareONE’s extensive network of offices and resources enables services in a broad range of locations. Organizations in Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America find SoftwareONE’s convenient local resources key when choosing their best-fit provider.


Utilizing standardized mechanisms and delivery models, SoftwareONE delivers services to an extensive client base across regions at scale.

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As a FinOps Certified Service Provider (FCSP), a FinOps Certified Platform (FCP) via PyraCloud, as well as having over 100 certified FinOps Practitioners, SoftwareONE holds a FinOps trifecta that others simply cannot compete with.

Dieter Schlosser

“SoftwareONE’s DNA is to go above and beyond for our customers. Being named a leader by Gartner further solidifies our market position and our ability to provide businesses with the technology solutions they need to both reset and thrive in today’s rapidly-changing digital world.”

CEO | SoftwareONE

Dieter Schlosser

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