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Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 2008/09/30 - Aspera’s SmartTrack manages entitlements from the contract side, translating complicated manufacturer SKU data into useful information for managing licenses.
Aspera GmbH, the market pioneer in contract-based software asset management (SAM), announces the availability of its SAM tool, SmartTrack, in the United States. More than 22 million licenses and over 500,000 contracts are managed by SmartTrack worldwide.
Founded in Germany in 2000, Aspera’s unique approach is relied upon by 7 of the Top Ten DAX Corporations and in over 60 other major implementations around the world. “We designed SmartTrack to meet the needs of enterprise customers searching for a software asset management solution that effectively integrates into procurement, deployment and human resources management systems for holistic and accurate SAM,” explains Bernhard Boehler, one of Aspera’s founders and managing partner.
“We’ve seen a change in the U.S. market over the last 3 years, where companies are realizing that there is a hole in their programs and that SAM is more than just about tracking assets. That’s where Aspera comes in with SmartTrack to tie all related business systems together,” says Mr. Boehler.
Intended to work with the customer’s existing tools, as Aspera’s SmartTrack is 100% platform independent, Web-based, and integrates with all major third party discovery, repository/CMDB, and metering tools.
With continuing economic turmoil companies are aiming to lower costs and maximize profits on all levels. It is no surprise that software publishers will be initiating more audits to recover lost revenue. IT managers should be prepared for the threat of a software true-up and act early. Implementing an effective SAM program will position them to reduce costs and respond to an audit. On average, Aspera customers save 20% of their primary software license costs, which translates into an ROI of 6 months to a year.
SmartTrack manages all license types and in combination with as SmartTrack extensions: FlowControl, Contract Management Module, Inventory Connector Module, and Finance Module, licenses can be assigned, reallocated and managed, all the while keeping track of up and downgrades, maintenance options, and costs. This provides IT managers with important information, allowing them to better negotiate vendor contracts as well as prove compliance at any time.
SmartTrack is currently available from Aspera directly and will also be available by the end of 2008/beginning of 2009 through partners located in the United States.
Aspera (aspera.com) is a highly specialized provider of software asset management solutions. Our unique and license-centric approach has been successfully implemented in more than 60 companies – including seven of the Top Ten DAX Corporations.
Our services include but are not limited to: soft-ware development, ITIL certified organization and process consulting, project management, integration, and support.
All services follow the industry standard ISO/IEC19770-1, “Software Asset Management – Processes” from May 2006.
Aspera was founded in 2000 in Aachen, Germany and currently employs 25 professionals.
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