Our History and Milestones


  • 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 René 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 – 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 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 software, cloud and IT solutions 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.
  • Acquisition of the business of Massive R&D, a Tokyo-based Amazon Web Services (AWS) specialist
  • Acquisition of BNW Consulting, a specialist in SAP platform transformation, public cloud migration and application management services strengthening and extending SAP Technology Services capabilities focused on public cloud migrations and S/4 HANA transformation
  • SoftwareONE conducts an IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange and becomes a public company on 25 October 2019.

Our Values

Our core values are the compass by which we operate – be it customer focus, employee satisfaction, remaining humble, passion, speed, integrity or discipline – we strive to do the best for our customers, our company and ourselves.


Find a Local Office

We have feet on the ground in nearly 90 countries and the ability to help you transact in 150. To contact us please use the search to find a SoftwareONE representative closest to you.


Our Solutions

We drive the digital transformation of our customers’ businesses with innovative cloud and technology solutions and services.