Aspera GmbH, the creator of entitlement-centric software license management, and Mexon Technology (mexontechnology.com), expert integrator of and consultancy for IT service and software asset management, today announced the formation of their strategic partnership. The partnership enables MexonTechnology to provide enterprise customers in the Benelux and France regions the technology and know-how required for effectively managing software assets in large, complex organizations.
Large, decentralized organizations have been traditionally sold solutions more tailored to small and medium size businesses, from providers who lack the experience and knowledge to roll out license management on a global scale. There are technical and organizational challenges unique to large companies that require special training and expertise. Both Aspera and Mexon Technology specialize in helping large, complex organizations overcome the practical difficulties they face in managing their software licenses so they can optimize utilization of their software assets, prevent non-compliance, and tactically plan future purchases.
“Aspera’s approach is distinct, because it was built from the ground up to specifically manage software entitlements rather than evolving from a physical asset management application,” said, Bernhard Boehler, Managing Partner at Aspera GmbH. “Unlike physical assets such as tables or laptops, software is much more intangible and fluid in nature with specific and distinct usage rights. If a solution is not specifically architected to understand these differences then it cannot adequately manage the unique entitlement based model under which software is sold and licensed.” Boehler continued,“Most, if not all solutions available today were initially designed to support physical assets or simple inventory collection and have been modified in an attempt to support software assets. These providers lack the technology and understanding of complex organizational structures to correctly implement license management, especially so that it meets the ever-changing demands that arise as software price models evolve.”
“Businesses have real, practical difficulties in controlling and managing their software licenses. Aspera’s fundamentally different, entitlement-centric approach delivers that control to customers,” said Harry Lieferink, Managing Director at Mexon Technology Benelux & France. “What’s more, software license management is a very complex process that requires intimate knowledge of the nature of software assets as well as business and IT processes. Through our partnership we are marrying expert knowledge with excellent German technology.”
Mr. Lieferink emphasized: "Unlike other solutions, which start from a physical asset management point of view and are forced to develop, configure, and adapt to the intricacies of software license management, Aspera, was built from the ground up to understand these intricacies, and is therefore a virtual plug and play solution. Its effectiveness, accuracy, and speed of deployment assure a high impact on time-to-market results."
About Aspera GmbH
Aspera (aspera.com) is a highly specialized provider of software license management solutions. Our unique, entitlement-centric approach has been successfully implemented in international projects for over 10 years. SmartTrack is the tool of choice for large companies wishing to effectively manage software assets governed by significant volume license agreements. More than 90 world class businesses – including 8 of the Top Ten corporations in the German Stock Index (DAX) – rely on Aspera’s expertise for license management. Aspera has partners in Scandinavia, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and USA.
Following the industry standard ISO/IEC 19770-1 our services include but are not limited to: software development, managed services (software recognition, license clearing, interface monitoring and application troubleshooting), ITIL certified organization and process consulting, project management, integration, and customer support. Aspera was founded in 2000 in Aachen, Germany and currently employs 45 professionals.
About Aspera SmartTrack
SmartTrack is designed to ensure both legal compliance and optimum license procurement strategies. With automatic generation of license data, the most comprehensive SKU (stock keeping unit/manufacturer article number) catalog available, and integrated contract, finance, and document management, SmartTrack is a the most sophisticated software license management solution on the market. It takes care of data handling, so that users can focus on the important aspects of software management, such as strategic procurement, efficient usage, and software portfolio planning. SmartTrack is available as a purchasable license with maintenance, as an ASP service (SaaS) or as a software lease with implementation on client premises.
About Mexon Technology
Mexon Technology – winner of the Top Tools Innovation Award - is a leading supplier and integrator of IT Service Management, Software Asset Management & Facility Management Solutions in the Benelux en France. The services include Service Management, Process Performance Management and Asset Intelligence. Mexon Technology's goal is always to form a partnership with new and existing customers based on involvement, reliability and competency. Inherently, the portfolio of products and services is continuously updated to meet the latest developments. Many of the most successful businesses at the moment use Mexon Technology's solutions to lower their costs and improve customer satisfaction.