Awards and

Awards and

global recognition

Proud and grateful to be recognized as a trusted partner

Softelligence is listed in the 2022 Global Outsourcing 100

For the third consecutive year, Softelligence is on the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 list for 2022.

The Global Outsourcing 100 – the annual listing of the world’s best outsourcing service providers includes leaders and rising stars as well as providers and advisors all in one comprehensive list.

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Softelligence is listed in the 2021 Global Outsourcing 100 for the 2nd consecutive year

We are pleased to announce that we have been recognized for Excellence in Strategic Partnerships as well as in the Rising Star category of the 2021 Global Outsourcing 100 list compiled by the IAOP. For the latter recognition, Softelligence has been acknowledged to excel at Customer ReferencesAwards & Certifications and Programs for Innovation.

This recognition comes to prove our strong commitment to delivering leading-edge software engineering services across multiple industries and territories. Other companies selected by US-based IAOP to be featured on the 2020 Global Outsourcing Top 100 include Accenture, Deloitte, Willis Towers Watson and NTT Data as well as 34 other companies included in the Rising Star category alongside Softelligence Engineering.

The list of recognized organizations is published in the special feature on “Reigning in risk: amidst pandemic stress, top outsourcing partners offer reliability” in the FORTUNE® 500 issue of FORTUNE Magazine, available for download here and on the IAOP website

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Softelligence and Info Support Recognized for Excellence in Strategic Partnerships by IAOP

Excellence in Strategic Partnerships

We have recently been recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for excellence in strategic partnerships as part of the Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies 2020 List. Here is one of the stories behind this recognition: achieving customer success with a dedicated nearshoring partnership with Dutch software company, Info Support.

Partnership Overview

As a value-added software services provider, Softelligence has been engaged in a multi-year relationship with Info Support, a Dutch software integrator and software engineering company. The partnership started when Info Support’s Business Unit Finance (BUF) sought to identify a partner to assist in the delivery of a large-scale application development project for a major Dutch pension fund.

Info Support Case Study

About Info Support
Info Support is a leading software company that makes high-end custom technology solutions for companies in the fintech, health, energy, public transport and agritech sectors. The company works with a talented team of 500 engineers embracing an agile mindset and software craftmanship. Info Support are proud to have several awarded engineers in the field of Artificial Intelligence, software architecture, Java, .NET and Cloud Technology, speaking at tech conferences around the world. Furthermore the company is supporting the developer community by contributing at several open source initiatives.  Info Support is headquartered in Veenendaal (NL) and has (research) locations in Amsterdam (NL), Den Bosch (NL) and Belgium (BE).

Info Support was looking for a trusted partner that would have the right expertise, a solid understanding of the Financial domain and a focus on high quality software engineering, while being seasoned in international projects with geographically distributed expert teams. Most importantly, the Dutch software integrator was looking to outsource to a nearshore organisation that they could have confidently rely on as a partner, and make sure they deliver complex financial projects using solid engineering.

Customer Success Story

The project that kicked-off the collaboration was large and complex: it involved more than 70 technical roles and 30 functional and operational roles in both the Netherlands and Romania.


Serban Ionescu Softelligence Engineering Serban Ionescu Managing Partner, Softelligence Engineering

Looking back at how the partnership with Info Support has evolved in time, Mr. Serban Ionescu, Managing Partner of the Engineering division and Head of Software Engineering at Softelligence, declared that “we are proud of our accomplishments in delivering the required software solutions, but we are even more excited to look back at how we traveled the extra mile on this journey, together with Info Support, be it through joint technical meetups on topics such as webscale architectures, Agile project management, microservices, and more, or various hackathons, with mixed Dutch-Romanian teams”.

Additionally, the teams have organised many different joint team building activities and workshops, sometimes outside of the projects at hand, to help improve the communication between remote teams, gaining trust between team members and also with other teams, culture-add sessions, or simply to have fun together – inside or outside the office, company gatherings and family moments being shared and celebrated with the extended team. There is a shared investment in onboarding new team members and helping them quickly become culturally aligned with both Softelligence Engineering and Info Support. Public recognition of value being created quickly came with the largest common project, building a pension administration solution for an important Dutch pension fund, being voted Romania’s second best outsourcing project at the ANIS Gala 2019.


Maarten Giezen Info SupportMaarten Giezen Nearshoring Partner, Info Support

“In the case of nearshoring, success to me is a fulfilled project assignment, with a blended high-performance team, that delivers great software based on craftmanship, with equal and shared understanding.” is how Mr. Maarten Giezen, Info Support Nearshoring Partner, defines success.


The four pillars of a great nearshoring journey

At present, more than three years after that project was started, both parties can describe their collaboration in one word: proud. In day to day practice, the relationship between the two companies is founded on four pillars: respect, trust, equality, and friendship.


  • Mutual respect: delivering a high quality service to end-clients is in the DNA of both companies; there is an ongoing dialogue between the two teams that exceeds the boundaries of requirements and delivery, and enhances the feeling of having built software solutions that set new industry standards in terms of delivering business value.


  • Trust: across the years of collaboration, the mindset guiding the partnership has shifted from staff augmentation and delivering “resources”, to well coordinated, blended Agile teams, acting as one, despite the geographic distribution. Everyone involved in the projects speaks the same language, delivers quality, resonates with the same business values, regardless of nationality.


  • Equality: because effort is made on both sides to deliver excellence across every project; there is an ongoing personal and professional exchange between the teams, an investment in the relationship on both sides. Bonding regularly is part of the project and it’s not just a top-down initiative, but it’s really a human-to-human option. As Mr. Giezen puts it, the greatest strength of the partnership with Softelligence has been the “equal understanding and great collaboration on every level, from management to team members”.


  • Friendship: this collaboration has evolved from a project requiring 5 people for 6 months to close to twenty people in the Romanian engineering center, working on multiple Info Support assignments, since 2017; naturally, through onboarding sessions, teambuildings and joint thought-leadership events, a sense of camaraderie has filled the distance between the Netherlands and Romania, ultimately bringing added value to the nearshoring factor, and building the foundation of a strong collaboration framework: the concept of the Blended Teams.  In this sense, one of the Dutch team leads remarked how “most persons (Dutch or Romanian) that contribute to this nearshoring experience are sincerely interested in the other person, professionally, culturally and socially. Spending time together and really paying attention to making nearshoring work, even brought friendships”.


“Partnering with another company should always bring something extra, to solve the needs of our customers, so shared values and a common mindset for us, as development companies, is important” says Mr. Giezen.

The benefits for Info Support, the Client company in this case, have been multiple: secure delivery to its end-customers, regardless of potentially scarce availability of internal staff in critical moments, reduced R&D cost, by using cost-competitive outsourced services from Softelligence, enjoyable  culture-add – a mutually rewarding social, cultural, and professional experience, low-risk and flexible resourcing, as the partnership enables Info Support to contract for the competencies that they need, when they need them, freeing up internal teams for other strategic initiatives, and, finally, gain quality through specialized skills and domain knowledge.

Achieving goals at both ends through a fruitful partnership

Mr. Maarten Giezen: Scaling together as a software development partner, as a flexible solution for delivering high performance teams. Investing in education, innovation and in own employees.

Of course, day-to-day isn’t always easy, but equipped with a strong will to succeed, and similar professional values, the teams are well poised to overcome challenges and future-proof delivery.

Concluding the journey, Mr. Ionescu remarked that “to make software development truly great, you need to be a great collaborator. The popular myth of the isolated developer is just a funny story, but in reality a great project is delivered through teamwork that knows no boundaries and is fueled by a sense of craftsmanship, communication, and work ethics that we’re happy to share that is vibrant in our blended teams with Info Support”.

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ANIS 2020 Gala

Finalist in the Software Outsourcing Project of the Year category of the ANIS 2020 Gala.

ANIS is the only Romanian employers’ association of the IT&C industry across all sectors.

With a strong community of technology companies, ANIS aims to create a close cooperation between companies, government, public authority and academia in order to develop the potential of the Romanian high-tech industry and the quality of the educational system in STEM fields.

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Softelligence Distinguished in The 2020 Global Outsourcing 100®

Distinguished in The 2020 Global Outsourcing 100 | SoftelligenceWe are excited to announce that we’ve been distinguished in The 2020 Global Outsourcing 100 list produced by IAOP and published annually by FORTUNE Custom Projects, in the Rising Star category.
We’re happy that our participation demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement that is the hallmark of the outsourcing industry.


About IAOP

IAOP is the global association that brings together customers, providers, and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional and organizational development, recognition, certification, and excellence to improve business service models and outcomes. Annually it explores the state of the global market service providers and produces the research to help companies find the right service provider for their specific needs. IAOP has been ranking service providers individually based on their performance in 5 different categories:

  • Customer References
  • Awards & Certifications
  • Programs for Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

So, to determine the ranking, IAOP analyzes large outsourcing engagements against global industry peers. The world’s best service providers and advisors were recognized in its Global Outsourcing 100 annual list.

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Information of the program is available at

 IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill


“Buyers understand there are hundreds of qualified service providers and advisors out there, but what they need to understand now is what makes each one exceptional. The Global Outsourcing 100 list has done just that. We’re proud to recognize Softelligence for being among these companies this year,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill.



Softelligence Engineering Managing Partner, Sorin Gavanescu“Our selection from so many software companies out there to feature in IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100 listing in 2020 is due to the generous recognition from Softelligence clients that were asked to motivate their testimonials over their recent experience with us in product engineering and application development outsourcing projects. It is rewarding to see that our teams’ value, passion and hard work in digital transformation engagements in the US and Europe are recognized globally. I’d like to thank IAOP for selecting Softelligence in the Rising Star category in 2020 and to congratulate our engineering teams for their drive in building such innovative digital solutions that make a difference for our customers and partners,” said Softelligence Engineering Managing Partner, Sorin Gavanescu.


Why Softelligence?

Central European Startup Awards
We work with you to understand your domain, your users and stakeholders, figure out the digital vision, the functional requirements, the technical ambitions, and the infrastructure constraints.
Then we translate your business requirements into innovative solutions that become reality with bespoke software development
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Global Startup Awards

Softelligence Engineering – Best Sofware Development Partner 2019.

Global Startup Awards is the largest independent startup ecosystem competition. GSA uses its competition framework and events to run programs across the whole world. The organisation has its HQ in Copenhagen.

Global Startup Awards is already present in over 120 countries (divided into 12 regions) on 3 continents and growing fast.

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Made in Romania

Organized for the first time in the history of the Romanian capital market in April 2017, Made in Romania is a unique concept aimed at identifying, promoting as well as providing a special mentorship program to Romanian companies with the biggest growth potential.

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Deloitte Technoogy Fast 50

Softelligence was founded in 2006. By 2014 we had grown into a reliable partner for our customers. So, Deloitte Fast 50 happened at an inflection point in our journey when our growth rate truly accelerated with a 70% increase in annual turnover.

Since then, we have been able to sustain a growth rate of over 40% year-on-year. This has been key to our ability to expand internationally, both in terms of group footprint as well as with our partner and customer base.

Deloitte Fast 50 is a great competition for young companies seeking recognition that their brand is agile enough to put out a robust performance in today’s accelerated business landscape.

To us, Deloitte Fast 50 was an additional confirmation that our foundational efforts have been fruitful. It has also been a reward in itself to be listed among the other companies in the competition.

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Excellence in strategic partnerships

We’re delighted to be in Fortune 500 and IAOP’s 2020 #GO100 ranking and receiving special recognition for: Excellence in Strategic Partnerships, Customer References, Awards & Certifications, and Programs for Innovation.

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Gold Microsoft Partner

Softelligence is a Gold Microsoft partner in Application Development, Cloud Platform and Data Analytics.

We are also Silver Microsoft partner in DevOps and Data Platform.

Get in touch with a Softelligence expert to find out more about how Microsoft technology can support your initiatives.

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ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Certified

With our partners in mind, we strive to maintain the highest standards of quality. In this regard, we maintain throrough Quality Management practices as certified by the ISO 9001 standard. To support this, we ensure robust internal auditing routines as well as external auditing by certified bodies

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ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Information Security Certified

At Softelligence, we treat information security with the highest importance. Therefore we hold the ISO/IEC 27001 certification ensuring compliance with international information security standards covering establishing, maintaining and optimizing an information security management system (ISMS).

Certified by

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CIR accreditation for cross-border R&D projects from the French government

We are proud to announce that we have received the CIR accreditation as an organization for cross-border research and development projects (R&D) on behalf of companies for 2020 and 2021 from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI).


CIR accreditation for cross-border R&D projects from the French government“We are honored to receive the CIR (Crédit d’Impôt Recherche) accreditation from the French government enabling us to be part of research projects in software R&D, subsidized by the French state.

The accreditation is valid for projects carried out during the period 2019-2021, framed as R&D projects, according to the definition of the French state. In these cases, Softelligence Engineering’s client, the French partner company, can receive the reimbursement of up to 30% of the R&D costs incurred together with us, from the French state.

I’d like to thank and show my gratitude to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in France for approving Softelligence as an organisation carrying out                                         R&D activities for the account of private companies and to congratulate our engineering teams for their drive in building such innovative digital solutions that make a                                                 difference for our customers and partners,” said Sorin Gavanescu, Managing Partner at Softelligence Engineering


About the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI)  

MESRI is a ministry of France overseeing university-level education and research with the head office in the 5th Arrondissement in Paris. As of 2017, Frédérique Vidal is the Minister of this department. Learn more at 

CIR accreditation for cross-border R&D projects from the French government


Why Softelligence?

Central European Startup Awards
We work with you to understand your domain, your users and stakeholders, figure out the digital vision, the functional requirements, the technical ambitions, and the infrastructure constraints. Then we translate your business requirements into innovative solutions that become reality with bespoke software development.
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