USU Group acquires SecurIntegration for expert SAP license optimizationAachen/Cologne, Germany: 7th July 2015. USU Software AG has acquired SecurIntegration GmbH, an SAP license optimization specialist based in Cologne, Germany. The technology and expertise of SecurIntegration complement the solutions from USU Group affiliate Aspera, a leading provider in Software Asset Management.With the merger, which is retroactive to 1 January 2015, the companies will deliver powerful SAM solutions from one source to their national and international customers. In addition, Aspera enhances their consulting portfolio for SAP and gains an important component for optimizing overall software budgets. Aspera and SecurIntegration are already effective partners as they have closely cooperated on a technical basis for years.Their technology systems, SmartTrack and Software-License-Compliance (SLC), will grow more closely connected while still being available as stand-alone solutions. Aspera’s internationally established SmartTrack is predominantly used by large and complex organizations for Strategic License Management, and manages SAP licenses by offering all the functionality to create a simple license balance. SecurIntegration’s modern SLC specializes in expert SAP analytics and optimization, adding substantial features and directly interacting with SAP technology. Customers worldwide will now benefit from the integrated technologies as well as enhanced, seamless consulting through a wide range of license management topics.Special Offer for Limited Time For prospective and current customers, a free SAP optimization potential analysis is available for a short period of time: In the next four weeks, the analysis is free of charge for the first 10 requesters. This analysis will identify significant savings potential for their SAP software spend based on experience. Statements from Aspera and SecurIntegrationOlaf Diehl, Managing Director of Aspera GmbH, looks forward to the closer cooperation. “Aspera cordially welcomes the team from SecurIntegration at USU group. With our united expertise and technology, SecurIntegration and Aspera offer their customers full-blown optimization for their whole software portfolio, including their SAP licenses. This way, our customers are enabled to permanently cut their costs.”Guido Schneider, Managing Director of SecurIntegration GmbH, considers the association to be ideal: “I am glad that we can offer our customers an ideal supplement to our product in the future. This association strengthens SecurIntegration in a couple of areas, thus empowering us to serve international markets and helping us grow further.”Dr. Benjamin Strehl, Management Board Member for USU Software AG, feels the merger is the beginning of new growth. “The acquisition of SecurIntegration represents an ideal addition to our business model, especially in the competence area of software asset management. The positive development of the company in this dynamic, growing market segment lead us to extend the long-lasting successful cooperation between Aspera and SecurIntegration on a new basis. At the same time, this acquisition prepares the ground for further, international growth.” This press release is available at http://www.aspera.com as well as at http://www.usu.de.About AsperaAspera is a highly specialized provider of Software Asset Management solutions. Hundreds of enterprises worldwide rely on Aspera, including more than 35 Fortune Global 500 companies. Since 2000, our award-winning software and services–including the SmartTrack license management technology–have been successfully implemented in international projects, representing diverse industries such as banking and finance, automotive, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. Aspera was founded in 2000 in Aachen, Germany and its sister company in the USA, Aspera Technologies Inc., was established in 2012. The companies currently employ over 100 professionals. Aspera GmbH and Aspera Technologies Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of the USU Group. More information is available at www.aspera.com.About SecurIntegration SecurIntegration is a software company specializing in SAP license optimization that has created the de facto standard for SAP license management with its proprietary Software License Compliance (SLC). USU Software AG’s new subsidiary therefore ideally supplements the existing software license management portfolio of the USU Group. SecurIntegration was founded in 2001 and currently employs 15 people. Its customers include renowned companies such as Continental, Daetwyler and AMAG.Aspera, SmartTrack, ICM, CMM, DMM, FlowControl, FM, OSM, and the license management logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspera Technologies Inc. and/or Aspera GmbH in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.Contact AsperaMarketingHauke DrefkeTel.: +49 241 963-3563Fax: +49 241 963-1229Email: hauke.drefke@aspera.comCorporate CommunicationsDr. Thomas GerickTel.: +49 71 41 – 48 67 440Fax: +49 71 41 – 48 67 909Email: thomas.gerick@aspera.comContact SecurIntegrationAnna van Asselt-BischofTel.: +49 221 71 99 00-0Fax: +49 221 71 99 00-23Email: anna.v.asselt@securIntegration.com Source: RealWire

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