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.

Opening the Canadian branch is another step within the framework of the expansion strategy, designed to provide multinational customers with integral support at their locations in the region. COMPAREX views Canada as an enticing sales region, and Canadian customers will now be able to tap into the company's global network and portfolio.

In addition COMPAREX will introduce SoftCare, a cloud-based system that customers use to streamline the procurement, use and management of software licenses. An integral part of
SoftCare, SAM2GO (Software Asset Management as a Managed Service) supports companies and users by continuously and precisely recording software inventory and its use. Not only does this minimize risk exposure, it also reduces costs.

"We are happy to develop the Canadian market. This enables us to further strengthen our position in North America. And entering this market as a Licensing Services Partner makes it even more exciting," said John Havlick, Executive Vice President of COMPAREX. "After the accolades as 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year in the important global categories Volume Licensing and Software Asset Management this is further recognition of our deep global expertise in licensing and services."

Within Canada, COMPAREX will deliver Cloud solutions and migration services. Based on a successful 30 year global partnership, Microsoft has authorized COMPAREX to be a part of their License Service Partner program. This allows COMPAREX to offer commercial customers a broader set of Microsoft licensing options and better serve the customer's business needs.

"We're thrilled to welcome COMPAREX as a new participant in our Licensing Solution Provider program in Canada," said Jason Brommet, Director of Partner Business Development, Microsoft Canada. "Customer buying patterns are evolving with the Cloud. As a result, we have been evolving our channel strategy. Bringing on partners like COMPAREX, who can deliver on the promise of the Cloud, allows us to drive value for our mutual customers."