UWV signs multi-year license management agreement with Softline Group

Softline Group Northern Europe is pleased to confirm that it has been contracted by UWV to provide license management services. UWV is the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency, commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

For UWV, Softline is the operational, tactical and strategic cooperation partner for UWV's current licensing team to further shape the continuity, further automation, and support of UWV's primary and secondary license management processes. With the main goal of achieving even higher efficiency in UWV's licensing position.

Softline will further develop UWV's license management strategy and UWV's license management as an on-going process, monitor the license positions and, if necessary, act upon findings. In doing so, Softline and UWV will work together as a team to achieve the set goals.

As a trusted advisor and sparring partner, Softline will use its proven best practices in license management, SAM and ITAM and its many years of experience and knowledge in the field of software licensing and ITAM tooling. The fact that Softline itself is officially ISO 19770-1 certified will bring added value to the further professionalisation of license management within UWV.

Arno Gerrits, Manager Strategic Supplier Management: "UWV has ensured a solid foundation of license management processes in recent years, giving UWV control over its license usage and deployment, and clear licensing strategies to save on costs wherever possible. UWV's team wants to be able to focus even more on the tactical and strategic tasks of license management, to move from counting to consulting. Softline's support in day-to-day operations is a great contribution to this."

Dennis Montanje, Executive Vice President Softline Group: "We are looking forward to provide UWV with license management support in the coming years. UWV is a vital part of society, supporting people to find work or provide income when working is not possible (anymore). For us, it is very important to be able to advise UWV on efficientldeployment and software management to avoid financial risks and unnecessary costs, so UWV can use its available resources to achieve its actual objectives. In doing so, we also do our bit to fulfil UWV's responsibility towards clients and employers, and towards the rest of the Netherlands. The multi-year contract between Softline Group Northern Europe and UWV includes all aspects of the ITAM services Softline is known for. Softline Group has been named "Visionary" in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SAM Managed Services, and thus  a trusted partner that can assist UWV in the fast-changing world of software, the road to the cloud and optimising cost, compliance & control of its IT. With the new portfolio elements that Softline, as part of Noventiq, can offer, UWV feels supported in several areas," said Montanje.

Softline Group NE is now Noventiq NE

Since 1st of March 2024, Softline Group Northern Europe is renamed to Noventiq Northern Europe