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Aspera listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group’s IT Asset Management Vendor Landscape

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Aachen, Germany, June 30, 2016 – Aspera, a pioneer in strategic Software Asset Management solutions and one of the world’s leading providers in this sector was listed as a Champion in the latest IT Asset Management Vendor Landscape report published by the internationally renowned Info-Tech Research Group. According to Info-Tech, being the highest rating category, champions receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are the trend setters for the industry. In particular, Aspera has been noted as an Exemplary Performer for managing complex licensing scenarios.

Info-Tech reports that while "license complexity has risen dramatically over the years, including a need to manage hybrid and SaaS environments…contracts have become more complex and software vendors have increased the frequency of audits." Given these industry shifts, the report concludes that "choosing the right tool to manage the complexity of your environment will make all the difference in gaining access to great data."

According to the report that has evaluated 15 solution providers in the ITAM market, SmartTrack, Aspera’s SAM platform provides:

  • “Best-in-class financial management featuring sensitivity to build in variables showing cost saving opportunity but also lost opportunity cost of compliance risks”;
  • a “strong software intelligence library integration with third-party licensing and datacenter analytics”;
  • a “Good GUI for both the end user as well as administrative interface right out of the book with pre-configured connectors” and is
  • “very strong in working with Microsoft licensing but an overall phenomenal platform for license management”.

Aspera is particularly proud to have been noted as an Exemplary Performer for managing complex licensing scenarios. “Licensing in the data center is one of the hardest challenges SAM managers face”, notes Olaf Diehl, Managing Director at Aspera. “We are happy to provide mature tool-based support from basic to even the most complex license metrics.”

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

The research performed by the Info-Tech Research Group is designed for IT asset managers and IT executives who need to formalize and significantly improve
how they are managing assets. It is supposed to help them identify and document requirements, select a commercial ITAM solution that is the most appropriate for their organization and understand the ITAM solution vendor landscape.

The abridged version of the report can be downloaded from the Aspera website at www.aspera.com. A full version can be requested from info@aspera.com.

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 30,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has an eighteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

About Aspera
Aspera is a leading provider of strategic software licence management solutions. The company was founded in 2000. Hundreds of clients now rely on technology from Aspera, including eight of the top ten DAX Groups. Its multiple award-winning SmartTrack modules and services are used successfully by notable groups and large organisations in all key areas of the economy – from the banking sector to automotive, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Aspera is a subsidiary of the USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), listed in the Prime Standard of the German stock exchange.

More information is available online at www.aspera.com.

Contacts
Aspera
Marketing
Stefanie Kaiser
Tel.: +49 241 963-3674
Fax: +49 241 963-1229
Email: stefanie.kaiser@aspera.com

USU Software AG
Corporate Communications
Dr. Thomas Gerick
Tel.: +49 7141 4867-440
Fax: +49 7141 4867-300
Email: t.gerick@usu.de