IBSMA Announces USU AG Joins as Industy Member (March 19, '09)

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IBSMA Welcomes USU AG as an Industry Member
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 19, 2009)—USU AG, (www.usu-ag.com), an international leader in software and IT solutions for Business Service Management and Knowledge Management, based in Möglingen, Germany, has joined the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) as an Industry Member.

"I am delighted to welcome USU as an IBSMA Industry Member,” says Steven Russman, IBSMA’s executive director. “USU, with its 30-year history in technology and nearly 20 years in IT management, will bring a unique depth of knowledge to the dialogue that IBSMA has forged among software publishers, solution providers and IT professionals.”

Since 1988, USU has provided solutions for IT management and is now an international provider in Business Service Management with more than 500 well-known customers, such as Poste Italiane, Woolworth, T-Online, MAN, MTU, Swiss Re and LANXESS. Valuemation is the company's comprehensive, modularly structured software suite featuring newly integrated technologies and functions covering all the disciplines required for ITIL compliant business service management in one powerful and convenient application. USU applications monitor, evaluate and optimize all IT systems and components involved in controlling business processes and components. Critical objectives for these applications include ensuring the highest availability of mission-critical IT systems, minimizing failures (downtimes), providing full transparency over all IT data, as well as enabling great cost effectiveness and a high quality of service.

"We believe that being a part of IBSMA helps us to gain deeper insight in the challenges IT professionals face in the field of IT Asset Management and Software Asset Management", says Peter Stanjeck, director for product and business development at USU AG. "Together with IBSMA we want to enable IT professionals to tap the full potential of their IT while at the same time minimizing compliance risks."

USU is exhibiting at the SAM Summit '09 in Chicago, June 1-2, 2009.

IBSMA has more than 20 Industry Members including Microsoft, Novell, Adobe, CA, Hewlett Packard, Oracle and Symantec.

For more on IBSMA’s Industry Members, visit IBSMA Industry Members.

The International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) is the world's largest nonprofit association of business-focused software management (SAM) professionals working together to develop and promote SAM best practices and address issues of common concern. Visit www.IBSMA.com for details.

About USU AG
As a Knowledge Business Company we have been developing appliance solutions, aligned for the future, along with software products and consulting competence, with which our international clients can turn their knowledge into substantial added value.

For example, with Valuemation, our clients obtain a broad and complete overview of their IT processes, IT infrastructure and are able to display their IT costs transparently, to account and control actively. More than 500 clients administrate more than 30 million IT assets with this product group.

KnowledgeMiner is our integrated research and navigation system or portal solution that can activate the complete knowledge of a single organization. Call and service centers solve more than 50,000 individual problems and requests daily, using this technology and departments including quality assurance, production and distribution can speed their core processes and improve their quality.

Long lasting partnerships connect USU with leaders of the market in all areas of the economy.

USU AG is a subsidiary of USU Software AG, a corporation listed in the Prime Standard segment of the German Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0BVU2). Further information is available at www.usu-ag.com