Amstelveen, Netherlands – Blackbelt XP, the leading authority in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) licensing optimization and contract negotiations, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Founded in 2013 by Marc Stuifzand and Martijn Meekel, Blackbelt XP was one of the first businesses to provide independent advice to organizations on licensing and contracts.
Both founders have extensive experience working with large vendors and Licensing Solution Providers (LSP) where they discovered that organizations were never helped independently, but that the vendors and resellers always had a financial interest. This inspired them to found the company LCxp, now called Blackbelt XP.
Blackbelt XP started in Amstelveen and currently has offices in Belgium and Germany. Initially focused on Microsoft, Blackbelt XP now supports customers with SAP, IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, VMware, and more software lines. Our customers realize huge savings and cost avoidances, leading to innovation which enables your business to keep adjusting to new developments, allowing them to focus on what they do best.
Blackbelt XP ensures that organizations are compliant and have visibility into their SaaS licensing structure. We also help organizations shift from on-premises to the Cloud. Blackbelt XP was rebranded and received an injection of capital in 2020, positioning it for further growth.
There is high demand in the IT market and areas of license analysis, license optimization, contract analysis, contract optimization, contract negotiation, and audit defense. Martijn Meekel, one of the founders, is proud of the organization and its employees. “We have achieved all great things thanks to the employees,” says Meekel.
Looking further ahead, Blackbelt XP sees that many organizations are unaware that they are missing out on savings. Software spending is continually increasing, so it’s important to thoroughly analyze your options. You should not simply accept the advice of the big vendors, like Microsoft and SAP., The importance is increased by the fact that the IT budget might be shrinking, inflation is growing, and your software spending is only steadily rising.
Blackbelt XP has achieved several milestones throughout the years, including a successful rebranding, the release of a Knowledge Base and License Desk and the development of the Engine. Blackbelt XP continues to drive innovation and cost savings for its customers, making it a leader in the industry for the past 10 years and counting.