Softcat is walking on air, as Microsoft has welcomed the reseller onto its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program elevates Softcat’s responsibilities, enabling them to provide customers with direct access to integrated Microsoft Cloud solutions with flexible management, support and monthly direct billing options.
Softcat is pleased to release its audited full financial results for the year ending July 31st 2014. This was another year of very strong progress across all areas of the Company and the following results have been achieved entirely organically.
Following four years of exceptionally fast growth, Softcat has made the inaugural Investec 100 list, which ranks the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK. Softcat was ranked 28th, 69 places higher than its position of 97 last year.
Softcat has been awarded a 2-year contract on the Technology Products agreement, and is now active on an exciting new lot, ‘Secure Technology Products’. This lot will see Softcat providing security IT solutions to primary customers such as the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Microsoft has announced dramatic changes to its licensing options. From 1st December 2014 customers will be able to purchase from the brand new Enterprise Cloud Suite – a new product bundle consisting of the Office 365 E3 Suite, the Enterprise Mobility Suite and perhaps most interestingly a Windows SA per user subscription offering.
Softcat recently implemented Qlik’s business intelligence (BI) software Qlikview and, impressed by the business insight and amount of data that has been provided across multiple business systems, has partnered with Qlik to offer the solution to its own customers.
Following HP’s recent announcement to reorganise, antivirus software and data management provider Symantec has announced that it is planning to separate its operations into two publicly traded firms. One firm will focus on storage and data management, and the other on security software. The transition is scheduled for completion by December 2015.
Softcat is already active on 20 public sector frameworks and shows no sign of slowing down with its latest acquisition of seven Lots on the Corporate Software Solutions agreement. Softcat will provide framework customers with competitively-priced software solutions ranging from finance IT software to mobile applications.
Last night Softcat scored a hat-trick in Brussels as it took Platinum Partner of the Year, UK Partner of the Year and EMEA Partner of the year at Dell’s annual EMEA partner conference and awards ceremony.
As of this month, Softcat’s customers now have the option to purchase Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard licensing via subscription. Adobe will still offer customers perpetual licenses, but is advising customers to consider subscription licensing’s many benefits including lower up front cost, simplified management and easy cost-effective upgrades.