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Softline Group is the first to get ISO/IEC 19770-1:2017 certified globally

It’s official! Softline Group Northern Europe (a Noventiq company) is the first company globally, to become certified for the ISO/IEC 19770-1:2017 standard for ITAM! This means Softline Group is the first organisation worldwide which has measured its ITAM program against a set ISO standard.

Dennis Montanje, Executive Vice President Softline Group: “Softline Group is a strong believer of practicing what you preach. Three years ago, we became a patron of the ITAM Forum, and we support them through knowledge and time to grow the business practice of IT Asset Management. I also took on the role of leading the certification stream and to build a globally recognised Certification Scheme for the ISO/IEC 19770-1:2017 standard. Making the decision to become certified ourselves, is the perfect example of demonstrating to our clients what good looks like. I am very proud of my team, and very excited to receive this certification as first company globally!”, Montanje adds.

Ash Dharas, Managing Consultant and Practice Manager ITAM at Softline: ”As lead responsible for the certification process, I am very proud to be able to announce we are now certified. By being the first and taking on this journey ourselves, we can now help our clients through their certification journey, with the use of our own experiences. This allows us to make their journey and the overall certification process simpler and easier. Plus, being able to kick-off the worldwide ISO certification process was an important milestone for us as well, and I couldn’t be prouder that we have achieved our goals. Hopefully now we that have certified we will see others will follow in our footsteps.”

Martin Thompson, CEO ITAM Forum: “From the formation of the ITAM Forum in 2020, Dennis Montanje and the Softline team have been fully supportive of the development of a scheme to measure conformance against the 19770-1 standard. My most heartfelt congratulations for being the very first Patron and ITAM service provider on the planet to be certified against the 19770-1 standard. Dennis - Thank you for your leadership. Thank you for sharing the vision of the ITAM Forum when it was just a germ of an idea and thank you for helping bring it to fruition. Kudos to you and the Softline team for your lasting contribution to the ITAM industry.”