History and Milestones

The SoftwareONE History


Softwarepipeline, specialized in software license management and IT security, founded in Zurich, Switzerland, by Daniel von Stockar and Patrick Winter.


Softwarepipeline develops first version of a web-based application for software asset management services.


Softwarepipeline merges with Microware, a Swiss local software licensing company founded by Rene Gilli in Stans, Switzerland, in 1992. Combined firm becomes market leader in Switzerland, serving international customers.


Softwarepipeline acquires SoftwareONE, a US-based software licensing company founded in 1985, and adopts its name. Beat Curti joins Daniel von Stockar, Patrick Winter and René Gilli as Founding Partners of SoftwareONE.

2010 to 2014

Further international expansion from 25 into 80 countries, strengthening position as a leading global provider of software services and portfolio management solutions.


KKR, a leading global investment firm, makes a 25% minority investment in SoftwareONE.

Acquisition of the software licensing business of US-based CompuCom.

Acquisition of The House of Lync, a US-based unified communications services provider.


Launch of proprietary PyraCloud®, an automated platform for procuring, monitoring and optimizing the value of software assets.


Acquisition of UC Point, a global unified communications and collaboration services provider based in Switzerland.


Acquisition of ISI Expert, a managed services and infrastructure provider based in France.


Transformational acquisition of Comparex, a global IT services provider based in Germany with 2,500 employees in 36 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Acquisition of RightCloud, a managed infrastructure provider based in Singapore.

Acquisition of SAMSentry, a UK-based specialist in software governance technology.

Acquisition of a significant stake in InterGrupo, one of Latin America's leading cloud technology consulting and application modernization providers, based in Colombia.

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