IBSMA Announces Aspera GmbH Joins as Industy Member (March 19, '09)

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IBSMA Welcomes Aspera GmbH as an Industry Member
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 19, 2009)— Aspera GmbH, (www.aspera.com), the market leader in catalog-based software asset management (SAM) based in Aachen, Germany, has joined the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) as an Industry Member.

"I am delighted to welcome Aspera as an IBSMA Industry Member,” says Steven Russman, IBSMA’s executive director. “Aspera, with its expertise in license-centric software asset management will bring a distinctive perspective to IBSMA’s work to further best practices in SAM. We look forward to their participation in the unique dialogue that IBSMA has forged among software publishers, solution providers and IT professionals.”
Aspera’s approach integrates software asset management with enterprise procurement and deployment systems for maximum benefits. SmartTrack, an enterprise-scale SAM tool, allows IT professionals to track, shift, allocate and manage software licenses and contracts, while also keeping track of related finances and individual license histories.

“We’re proud to become part of IBSMA’s community of software professionals,” says Bernhard Boehler, one of Aspera’s founders and managing partner. “We look forward to building new relationships and expanding software asset management beyond the compliance level.”

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 Aspera GmbH

Aspera is a highly specialized provider of software asset management solutions. Our unique and license-centric approach has been successfully implemented in international projects for eight years. More than 60 companies—including seven of the Top Ten DAX corporations—rely on Aspera’s expertise for license management. Aspera has partners in the U.K., Netherlands, USA, and Germany.

Following the industry standard ISO/IEC 19770-1, “Software Asset Management – Processes” from May 2006, our services include but are not limited to: software development, ITIL certified organization and process consulting, project management, integration, and customer support. Aspera was founded in 2000 in Aachen, Germany and currently employs 25 professionals. For more information visit www.aspera.com.