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Econocom and Certero Sign Strategic Partnership

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Econocom and Certero sign strategic partnership to deliver license management solution for SAP and IBM environments across Spain, Portugal and Andorra.

Econocom Group, a key player in the European market for digital services for businesses, has become the first company in Spain, to sign a partnership agreement with Certero, specialists in software asset management (SAM) solutions, to provide a joint solution to customers in SAP and IBM licensing management.

Econocom’s ITSM team will utilize Certero’s AssetStudio products designed specifically for IBM and SAP environments to help companies discover, inventory, monitor and manage their software licenses, reducing costs, optimizing the use of licenses and reducing the risk of non-compliance.

“Having the knowledge and control of IT assets is a vital part of any strategy for ITSM. By partnering with Certero, it gives us incredible opportunities to offer a global service to handle the complex issues around SAP and IBM licensing, amongst others, “said Mario Romero Largacha, Director of Business Unit ITSM Econocom Group.

Through this collaboration and outsourcing of “SAM as a Service”, Group Econocom can configure and update licensing schemes of different contracts and suppliers automatically as inventorying installed, used and purchased software, allowing for the proper management of lifecycle assets.

SOURCE: certero.com

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Certero are a vendor and supplier of products and solutions for: IT Asset Management (ITAM), Software Asset Management (SAM) and Software License Optimization and Entitlement (SLOE). Complimented by tailored services, our mission is to provide the best solutions that work individually and holistically together, seamlessly and optimally on a single platform – AssetStudio.

The AssetStudio platform consists of a number of products designed to solve a specific software asset management problem. It covers the entire IT estate, including: mobiles & tablets, laptops & desktops, servers, datacentre and the Cloud. Across all the major software environments: Microsoft Windows & Apple Mac OS, IBM, SAP, Oracle and UNIX/Linux.

Reduced complexity, cost and resources

It is currently estimated that on average, 70% of a software asset manager’s time is spent collating, interpreting and analyzing data from various sources. This leaves only 30% to actually act upon the knowledge, perform software optimization tasks and drive forward the software asset management agenda within the organization.

Now, with a single, holistic source of hardware and software asset information, with integrated reporting transforming data into useful knowledge, managers can access the information they require in seconds.

Developed from a single vision, the AssetStudio software asset management platform:
• Takes feeds from all the major ITAM solutions
• Gives a single unified data source for all software asset management
• Delivers a common modern graphical user interface across the entire platform
• Offers rich integrated reporting and business intelligence to quickly find the information you need

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