USU’s innovative SAM solution for SAP Digital Access

Effective March 15, 2021, USU Software Asset Management (SAM) includes powerful features for estimating SAP Digital Access as the SAM industry’s first solution to do so.

Software Asset Management (SAM) is the business strategy for maximizing savings and assuring compliance by actively controlling and automating the purchase, utilization, and deployment of software licenses and Online Services.

The solution simulates the logic of SAP’s own Digital Access Estimation Tool to produce a comparable analysis and accurately predict the number of document licenses required as part of Digital Access. With the results of all systems on one console, you get full visibility into how many digital documents were created by whom in Digital Core. USU Software Asset Management considers important factors in the calculation, such as the exclusion of non-chargeable financial follow-up documents, something that SAP’s own tool was previously unable to do.

SAP customers must decide between two SAP licensing models: switching to Digital Access, which charges per digital document, or sticking to Indirect Access, which charges for third-party use of SAP data. The USU Software Asset Management solution provides an automated way to find out which model offers the more favorable conditions for reducing and avoiding costs.

The SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service uses USU software and is the sophisticated and efficient method, which guides you step-by-step to your optimal SAM implementation.

Feel free to contact us for further information on how to make use of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service for considerable budget savings and your optimal licensing portfolio.

For the announcement, please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/company/press/usu-announces-industrys-first-solution-to-analyze-sapr-digital-access-excluding-subsequent-documents/.

For additional information on SAP Digital Access, please visit: https://blog.usu.com/en-us/shedding-light-on-digital-access.

For an informational sheet on SAP Digital Access adoption, please visit: https://news.sap.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/DA_Offer_External-Master_V11_050619.pdf.

USU earns License Management Certification for Oracle Databases from ITAM Review

Effective March 4, 2021, USU (formerly Aspera), leading specialists in Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions, are being internationally recognized with ITAM Review’s “Certification for Management of Oracle Database Licenses”.

ITAM Review is the industry’s leading analyst and provides a global community for IT Asset Management (ITAM), SAM and licensing professionals. The certification primarily assists in qualitatively assessing Oracle license management tools. This ensures Oracle customers that the certified solution has the functionality required to manage Oracle licenses in an optimal way.

The USU Oracle solution for SAM enables customers to gain visibility into their licenses and minimize their licensing costs, even in complex database environments. The solution uses Oracle-verified methods for data collection and delivers intelligent reporting for optimized license management.

The SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service uses this USU software and is the sophisticated and efficient method, which guides you step-by-step to your optimal SAM implementation.

Feel free to contact us for further information on how to make use of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service for considerable budget savings and your optimal licensing portfolio.

For the announcement, please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/company/press/usu-certified-for-oracle-database-license-management-by-itam-review/.

For an overview of USU Software Asset Management (SAM), please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/solutions/usu-software-asset-management/.

Aspera is now USU

Effective January 28, 2021, USU subsidiary Aspera now operates under the single brand name, USU. Aspera is a highly specialized provider of software asset management solutions.

USU is the global leading software and service provider for IT and customer service solutions. By merging its five independent divisions and subsidiaries into a single global brand, USU combines employee know-how, technology and partner expertise within a networked service ecosystem.

With the brand update to USU, the customer’s contacts or account manager remain the same. Aspera’s product and solution portfolio will remain the same and be further developed as planned by the existing product, development, and consulting teams under the USU brand.

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT and USU remain close partners in providing their customers with the optimal Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions. SAM is the business strategy for maximizing savings and assuring compliance by actively controlling the purchase, utilization, and deployment of software licenses and Online Services (OLS).

The SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service uses USU (formerly Aspera) software and is the sophisticated and efficient method, which guides you step-by-step to your optimal SAM implementation.

Feel free to contact us for further information on how to make use of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service for considerable budget savings and your optimal licensing portfolio.

For an overview of USU Software Asset Management (SAM), please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/solutions/usu-software-asset-management/.

For more information on Aspera becoming USU, you may also consider registering for this webinar: https://media.usu.com/en-us/event/webinar-aspera-becomes-usu.

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT supports SES in digital transformation

We proudly present a video showing how SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT has helped SES with its digital transformation.

SES, a telecommunications company based in Luxembourg, required a modern and flexible work environment, supporting their mobile requirements and keeping their compliance and security on a high level. Watch the video to learn how SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT uses Microsoft WorkSpace to optimize its Software Asset Management (SAM) engagements.

Microsoft Case Study about SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT’s Software Asset Management approach

Microsoft has recently published an article about SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT’s Software Asset Management (SAM) approach.

The article focusses on how we use Microsoft WorkSpace in our Microsoft SAM Baseline engagements. Microsoft WorkSpace allows us to receive exact results which lead to a better understanding of our customers’ license environment. This way, we can always find the best fitted licensing solutions for our customers.

You can download the full article here: SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT and Microsoft WorkSpace Case Study

Or find the Microsoft announcement here: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/case-studies/schneider-it-management

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT is part of Microsoft Inspire in Washington D.C.

We are honored to be a part of Microsoft Inspire in Washington D.C. this year. Microsoft Inspire was formerly known as Microsoft World Partner Conference. This event takes place once a year and is a perfect opportunity to connect with partners, Microsoft employees and industry experts. With past attendance exceeding 16.000 people from around the globe, Microsoft Inspire provides a week full of networking, learning and collaboration.

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT’s Licensing & SAM Consultant, Michael Karam was asked to attend the Microsoft Inspire in July 2017. Michael will hold a presentation about our Software Asset Management approach. If you are visiting Microsoft Inspire, don’t miss out his speech “Debunking WorkSpace myths – lessons learned by SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT”.

For more information about Microsoft Inspire, please visit: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/inspire/.

Microsoft Case Study about SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT’s Software Asset Management approach

Microsoft has recently published an article about SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT’s Software Asset Management (SAM) approach.

The article focusses on how we use Microsoft WorkSpace in our Microsoft SAM Baseline engagements. Microsoft WorkSpace allows us to receive exact results which lead to a better understanding of our customers’ license environment. This way, we can always find the best fitted licensing solutions for our customers.

You can download the full article here: SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT and Microsoft WorkSpace Case Study

Or find the Microsoft announcement here: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/case-studies/schneider-it-management