We believe it is important as an organisation to not only help our customers from an IT Asset Management perspective, but to do more. This "doing more" translates into supporting charities, locally and internationally, but also making an active contribution within our industry. From the organisation's point of view itself, and from our employees.
Softline Solutions and the community
In the spring of 2020, the ITAM Forum was formed with the goal of promoting the value of IT Asset Management and supporting the advancement of the IT Asset Management industry. A non-profit membership organisation, run by ITAM professionals for ITAM professionals.
It was always part of our vision to educate the market on the importance of properly managing IT assets, and so Softline Solutions has been a "patron" of The ITAM Forum since 2020. In addition to financial support, we also offer support from our expertise by leading the certification process. Dennis Montanje (Managing Director Softline Solutions Northern Europe), explains why this is of great importance: "In my more than twenty year career in the IT Asset & Software Management domain, evangelism and education have always been key. The end users of software, the licensees, had to understand over the years the importance of managing their software assets properly. Software Asset Management technology publishers have made their tooling more business oriented rather than technology oriented. With all the new Cloud developments, IT Asset Management is more alive than ever, but the need for evangelism and education remains. A vision that fits seamlessly with the vision of The ITAM Forum."
Read why Softline Solutions is an ITAM Forum Patron here.
Working Group 21 is a working group that works on the ISO 19770 standard. Dennis Montanje, Managing Director Softline Solutions Northern Europe, is an active member.
“It is my strong believe that the ITAM industry as a whole, being the combination of end-users, software publishers, ITAM tool providers, and consultancy firms, benefit from a clear and up-to-date standard. With the knowledge and experiences I’ve gained over the course of the years working in the ITAM domain, I want to help achieve this.”
Softline Solutions as sponsor
AMREF Flying Doctors
Participants of Africa Classic raise money for AMREF Flying Doctors. This is an organisation that works with conviction and guts for a healthy and strong Africa. Its goal is to permanently improve the health of people in Africa. Especially that of girls and young women. Because if they are and remain healthy, they can work and build a better life for themselves and their families. Our colleague Dennis Montanje will be actively involved through his participation in the Africa Classic in 2021. Read more about this initiative below.
World Health Organization
For years we have been celebrating the month of December together with our customers. Many have been surprised in recent years with a beautiful and delicious December cake. In 2020, the world looked different than we are used to. Therefore, we decided to donate the money normally spent on cakes to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (part of the World Health Organization (WHO), to help countries around the world.
Besides sponsoring a global charity, in December 2020 we decided to sponsor local small businesses as well. Therefore, we surprised our own Softline Solutions' team with a Christmas package from "Utrecht Made". We encourage everyone to pay them a visit themselves! With this gift pack of sustainable products, we not only contribute to society, we also want to make sure that our team starts the December month well and we remain a "Great Place to Work".
Softline Solutions en "Mother Nature"
Fruitful Office normally delivers a fruit basket to our office every week. This way we invest in the health of our team. Fruitful Office is committed to a sustainable and fair society. The fruit delivered is fresh, local and seasonal. Fruit that is not used for delivery to offices they donate to local Food Banks and food waste is prevented. In addition, for every fruit basket delivered, they plant a fruit tree in Malawi.
The mission of Wout: "Saving the world from boring places".
Softline Solutions has 2 "wouten" at the office. Wout is an indoor tree that only needs water 3 times a year and he is: Big, Healthy and Easy. For every set sold, a tree is planted in Africa!
To learn more about this charity, visit www.trees.org
Softline Solutions’ colleagues in action for a good cause
Africa Classic 2021
Dennis Montanje, Managing Director of Softline Solutions Northern Europe will take on a special challenge in October 2021.
"Firstly, I love riding my bike! I find it relaxing yet at the same time it allows me to challenge myself and set myself new goals. One of those challenges is the Africa Classic 2021 Edition which I have now signed up for as it allows me to enjoy my favourite past time while raising money for a worthy charity. I will be spending 6 days riding 400km and covering a height of 4000 meters all in the shadows of the Kilimanjaro!
I want to contribute to making this world a better place by raising money for the Tanzanian people to help improve their health and conditions, whilst pushing myself to new limits!
Please help me by sponsoring me as an Africa Classic biker, together we can make a difference!"