Here you can find the latest in local and global annoucements from the COMPAREX Group, as well as a list of our press and news features where COMPAREX UK and our team have been featured in or contributed to. Additionally, our 'press pack' can be found here; additional materials which may be used for publication.
Harrow, 28.09.2017 – COMPAREX, a global IT provider specialising in licence management, sourcing, technical product consulting and cloud-based managed services, has named Richard Best as its new UK general manager. The appointment of the former Bytes services director comes at an exciting time for the business as it further grows its managed services offering globally, and within the UK.
York, 21.05.2015 – Global IT licence and services provider COMPAREX has successfully achieved a place on the new Crown Commercial Service RM1058 Technology Services framework. The framework enables COMPAREX to offer public sector bodies a range of services including support, network and content se-curity, audit services, asset management, infrastructure and platform support and maintenance.
Leipzig / Vienna, 16.11.2017 – This week the Supervisory Board of COMPAREX AG unanimously decided to reorganize the Management Board. Dr. Thomas Reich will take over the position of the Chairman of the Board (CEO). Marc Betgem will continue in his office as Chief Sales Officer (CSO). The former Supervisory Board Chairman Wilhelm Doupnik will transfer into the Management Board as Chief Operations Officer (COO). In addition, Thomas Bargetzi will support the Management Board as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) starting in January 2018. The former CEO Wilfried Pruschak leaves the company in mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board. The former deputy Michael Kafesie will take over the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Leipzig, 17.07.2017 – Under this year’s award-motto “Partners in success”, COMPAREX was honored by Robert Bosch GmbH for its outstanding performance and exemplary teamwork.
Leipzig, 09.06.2017 – COMPAREX announced that it has won a VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award in the Marketing Category, and two VMware Partner Innovation Awards for EMEA in the Marketing and Renewals categories. COMPAREX was recognized at the VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017, held in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California.
Leipzig, 17.10.2016 – Microsoft has welcomed the global COMPAREX Group into the circle of selected indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). As of today, COMPAREX will act as one of few key CSP distributors for resellers in the EU and EFTA. The company has qualified for this leading role due to its geographical coverage, fully automated billing processes and a superb reputation in software services and license competence.
Leipzig, 26.09.2016 – With immediate effect, Maarten van Montfoort takes over the role of the Executive Vice President of Northwest Europe within the COMPAREX Group. As agreed by the COMPAREX management board he will be responsible for a newly established region encompassing The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland). As a founder and previous general manager of Agile Software and InfraControl, two companies COMPAREX acquired in 2013, he had managed the integration process of the two companies into the COMPAREX Group. The process was completed in April earlier this year.
Leipzig, 16.08.2016 – COMPAREX Group, executing on its geographical growth strategy, has acquired a majority share in Korean software licensing and IT-consulting expert BUYSOFT Inc. The transaction is complete as of August 12 following the approval of authorities. It widens the reach of COMPAREX in Asia, which includes subsidiaries in China, India, Indonesia and Singapore. It is the first acquisition between a multinational corporation and a local firm in the field of software licensing and IT consulting industry in Korea.
Leipzig, 14.07.2016 – The Supervisory Board of COMPAREX AG has unanimously appointed Marc Betgem as the Chief Sales Officer effective as of July 1st. Marc Betgem, a native of the Netherlands, has been working for 17 years in various management roles within the COMPAREX Group. In his recent capacity as Executive Vice President, he led the BeNeLux and South Africa region to great success.
Leipzig, 14.06.2016 – Following last year’s win in Microsoft’s contested Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the year award category, global IT provider COMPAREX AG has been nominated yet again as one of the top 4-finalists for 2016. Moreover, COMPAREX has been recognized with the Microsoft Bulgaria and Kazakhstan Partner of the Year Awards as well as the Partner Seller LATAM Award. In doing so, the company has successfully followed up its extraordinary success in the 2015 awards season.
Leipzig, 09.11.2015 – Global IT provider COMPAREX has opened a subsidiary in Singapore and has appointed Sebastien Sisombat as Executive Vice President for Asia. These steps represent a deeper attention to the Asian market in the international growth strategy of COMPAREX, following recent market entries in Canada and Turkey.
Leipzig, 05.11.2015 – International IT service provider COMPAREX has recently been appointed as Gold Partner VAR (value-added reseller) by world-leading design software specialist Autodesk. This status is effective for the European Economic Area and Switzerland. It guarantees customers of COMPAREX better conditions and a higher Autodesk expertise with regard to compliance, license consolidation and optimal license management.
Leipzig, 19.10.2015 – In the course of its geographical growth and portfolio strategy the international COMPAREX Group has acquired a majority share of Turkish Dataserv Information Technologies Inc. (Dataserv). The acquisition follows the foundation of a subsidiary in Istanbul earlier this year as part of COMPAREX’s expansion in the EMEA region. Established in 1997, Dataserv is a fixture at the Turkish IT solution market. As a pioneer in delivering software licensing and cloud services it is a perfect fit for COMPAREX’s Turkish SoftCare offering.
Leipzig, 05.10.2015 – The international IT services company COMPAREX has taken over 100% of Germany’s SAM technology leader amando software GmbH as part of the ongoing development in its SoftCare offer within software license management. Drawing on 20 years of experience, amando software is numbered among Europe’s most successful providers of software solutions and services for software asset management. By taking over the company, COMPAREX is seeking to continue development of its SAM solution SAM2GO, while significantly expanding its team of SAM consultants and developers.
Leipzig, 26.08.2015 – As part of its strategic international growth plan, COMPAREX has now entered the Canadian market. After the recent expansion in the United States this is the next step to service COMPAREX’s customers all over North America. With this, the COMPAREX Group is now operating subsidiaries in 33 countries.
Leipzig, 05.08.2015 – The Leipzig-based IT service provider COMPAREX today announced its expansion of operations into Turkey also. The Turkish branch will be domiciled in Istanbul. The company will introduce COMPAREX SoftCare license management to the Turkish market, and will therefore provide a comprehensive portfolio covering all aspects of license procurement and optimization.
Leipzig, 17.06.2015 – COMPAREX today announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Leipzig, 15.06.2015 – COMPAREX today announced it has won the global 2015 Microsoft SAM Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Bangalore, 08.06.2015 – COMPAREX today announced a strategic alliance and partnership with Wipro (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. The partnership covers the Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) business in India for Wipro.
Leipzig, 25.03.2015 – COMPAREX received the accolade as Global Cloud Partner of the Year, which the vendor awards to global Licensing Solution Providers (LSP). The awards ceremony was held in March at the Microsoft EMEA Channel Partner Conference 2015 in Dublin.
Leipzig, 16.02.2015 – COMPAREX today announced that it has received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Renewals category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2015, VMware’s annual partner event, held in San Francisco.
Dallas, TX, 29.01.2015 – COMPAREX can now support customers with licensing, deployment and management of Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Cloud solutions as well as other Microsoft products for US customers.
Leipzig, 30.10.2014 – Acquisition of CloudBearing positions COMPAREX to provide industry recognized Microsoft O365 and Azure deployment Services. The international IT service provider COMPAREX today announced the acquisition of CloudBearing, Inc. The acquisition provides COMPAREX with the ability to deploy and manage Microsoft O365 and Azure throughout the United States.
Leipzig, 22.05.2014 – As part of its strategic international growth plan, the global IT service provider COMPAREX has acquired the leading Mexican IT firm PERIFEL. This acquisition opens the Latin American market to the COMPAREX Group, which is now operating subsidiaries in 31 countries. The acquisition agreement with PERIFEL was signed yesterday. The Mexican organization, employing more than 70 professionals, will continue to operate under the existing management and established brand, PERIFEL.
Leipzig, 06.05.2014 – As part of its strategic international growth the COMPAREX Group has partnered with 2S, a Brazilian Systems Integrator and Microsoft LSP, agreeing to acquire 60% of their Microsoft solutions business unit. The acquisition agreement was signed yesterday. Branded COMPAREX Brasil the acquired unit will operate as independent legal entity integrated into the COMPAREX Group. Brazil is the 30th country where COMPAREX operates subsidiaries and marks the first step of their expansion plan in South America. COMPAREX Brasil will provide solutions for software management, services and procurement.
Leipzig, 01.04.2014 – Effective from the start of the new fiscal year, April 1st, Mag. Wilfried Pruschak will be taking the helm of COMPAREX as Chief Executive Officer, joining with Hansjörg Egger and Dr. Thomas Reich to form the company's Management Board.
Leipzig, 13.02.2014 – IT service provider COMPAREX has received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Renewals category. The company was recognized at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, the vendor’s annual partner event, held February 10th to 13th in San Francisco, USA.
Leipzig, 14.05.2013 – Having already established successful operations in Europe, Asia, and Africa, the COMPAREX Group – one of the leading IT service providers in the area of software licensing and license management – will now also develop the North American market with its newly established subsidiary COMPAREX USA. A team with experience in the local IT market and under the management of John Havlick, Executive Vice President of COMPAREX has commenced business operations as of February. The goal of COMPAREX USA is to directly support its existing corporate customers in the world's largest IT market.
Leipzig, 29.04.2013 – The Swedish company Vattenfall AB has awarded the contract for procurement of its software to the COMPAREX Group. Positioning itself as a ‘value-added reseller’, the Leipzig-based IT company also outpaced the competition with its software asset management solution in a Europe-wide tender. COMPAREX will therefore also advise Vattenfall on matters of software license management; the objective will be to cut costs in compliance with licenses already in place.
Amsterdam, 22.03.2013 – COMPAREX, international provider of IT services in the fields of software licensing and licence management, has strengthened its position in the Dutch market with the acquisition of Agile Software and InfraControl. Both companies are currently part of the Dutch Solimas Group and will continue their activities under their own brand name. They will remain located in the city of Alphen aan den Rijn.
Leipzig, 03.09.2012 – Changes at the helm of COMPAREX: Hansjörg Egger takes over as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of COMPAREX AG with effect from 1. September 2012. He has been responsible for the operational business of the global IT services company since 2009 as its COO (Chief Operating Officer). In his new role, Egger will pursue the goal of sustainable growth by focusing on the company’s core strengths. In doing so he will be building on the accomplishments of his predecessor, Dr. Klaus Elsbacher, who set the course for the positive business development of the Group by spearheading a successful reorganisation and expansion strategy and is now leaving the company following completion of that development phase.
Leipzig, 25.07.2012 – In a recent study by Redmond Channel Partner (RCP), COMPAREX ranks fifth among the 50 most important Microsoft partners worldwide. With 13 Gold and 10 Silver Microsoft Partner Network Competencies and its official MS Cloud Accelerate Partner status, COMPAREX is the only Microsoft partner headquartered in Germany among the top ten. Microsoft Partner Network Gold Competencies are exclusively given to companies which regularly and comprehensively invest in employee training. Only one percent of all Microsoft partners worldwide achieve this status.
Leipzig, 05.07.2012 – Market leader in Software Asset Management provides comprehensive customer- ready SAM portfolio based on a recognized standard
Leipzig, 24.05.2012 – The ICT service provider COMPAREX has been honoured by the Association of the German Cloud Computing Industry, EuroCloud Germany_eco, for the project kiv.TrustedCloud at the Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung Baden-Franken (KIVBF), a municipal IT solution provider. The award in the category “Best Case Study Public Administration” encourages the CloudMACHER (cloud enabler) at COMPAREX once more in their holistic cloud computing approach: their aim is to support their customers with comprehensive know-how and to find a way into the cloud that considers the customer’s individual environment and requirements. In order to reach this goal they focus on vendor-independent advice.
Leipzig, 17.02.2012 – The COMPAREX Group has been named the EMEA recipient of two VMware Partner Network Awards in the categories Infrastructure Virtualization Partner of the Year and Government Partner of the Year by VMware. The awards were presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2012, VMware’s annual partner event, on Feb. 14 in Las Vegas, Nev. The awards once more confirm the COMPAREX Group’s leading role in virtualization and cloud solutions based on VMware technologies. In 2011, COMPAREX was presented with the VMware EMEA Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Award.
Leipzig, 06.02.2012 – Global player with a soft spot for SMEs: leading IT service provider with German roots and revenues now exceeding a billion euros boosts its SME expertise.
Leipzig, 18.10.2011 – The COMPAREX Group has taken another strategic step forward in pursuit of its international growth strategy by acquiring Indian software consulting and technology services specialist IRIS Unified Technologies Pvt. Ltd. The acquisition, closed on October 14th, follows the foundation by COMPAREX of an Indian subsidiary in Delhi earlier this year as part of its expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. It is planned that IRIS will operate under the COMPAREX brand. The new company will focus on leveraging the significant potential of the Indian market for the COMPAREX Group. IRIS Managing Director Navin Kapur and his leadership team will continue to head the merged Indian organization with more than 70 employees.
Leipzig, 25.05.2011 – CA Technologies has honoured IT service provider COMPAREX, formerly known as PC-WARE, as LAR Partner of the Year FY 2011. The award is bestowed in recognition of the highest revenue generated with CA products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and was presented on 10 May at the annual Distribution and Partner Horizon Summit in Marbella.
Leipzig, 05.05.2011 – IT services company PC-Ware Information Technologies AG and its subsidiaries in 28 countries around the globe will in future trade under the COMPAREX name.
Leipzig, 03.03.2011 – The PC-WARE Group has successfully completed the formation of two subsidiaries, in India and Serbia, initiated at the beginning of the year. In doing so, the ICT service provider has taken another step forward in its strategic efforts to drive international growth and has now extended its regional presence to 28 countries in total. The portfolios of the two newly established subsidiaries PC-WARE India Private Limited and COMPAREX d.o.o. (Serbia) encompass services relating to the Group's software and data centre divisions.
07.12.2017 Computer Business Review – featuring Ron Vermeulen, GMS Go-to-Market Manager: Northwest Europe
24.11.2017 CIO / The C Suite – Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
22.11.2017 Information Security Buzz – Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
09.11.2017 Information Age – Tony Spruyt, GMS Business Development Manager
16.10.2017 infosecurity – Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
10.10.2017 CIO / The C Suite – Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
05.10.2017 CloudPro – featuring Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
04.10.2017 Computer Business Review – Tony Spruyt, GMS Business Development Manager
02.10.2017 ChannelPro – featuring Maarten van Montfoort & Richard Best
28.09.2017 CRN – featuring Maarten van Montfoort & Richard Best
22.09.2017 Computer Business Review – featuring Ron Vermeulen, GMS Go-to-Market Manager: Northwest Europe
22.09.2017 Information Age – featuring Ron Vermeulen, GMS Go-to-Market Manager: Northwest Europe
15.09.2017 Information Age – Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
22.08.2017 Business Computing World – Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
18.08.2017 Information Age – Ron Vermeulen, GMS Go-to-Market Manager: Northwest Europe
19.07.2017 Computer Business Review – Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
19.07.2017 Information Age – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
12.07.2017 Information Security Buzz – Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
28.06.2017 Compare the Cloud – Alex Dalglish GMS Service Delivery Manager
26.05.2017 Channelnomics – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
24.05.2017 Microscope – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
24.05.2017 CRN – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
23.05.2017 CIO / The C Suite – Alex Dalglish, GMS Service Delivery Manager
18.05.2017 Channel EMEA – featuring Chris Bartlett, Business Unit Director: Public Sector, Local Government
09.05.2017 CloudPro – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
06.04.2017 CloudTech – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
05.04.2017 Information Age – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
05.04.2017 Computer Business Review – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
15.03.2017 Information Age – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe
12.03.2017 Raconteur: Cloud for Business 2017
12.03.2017 Raconteur: Cloud for Business 2017 – featuring Maarten van Montfoort, Executive Vice-President: Northwest Europe