Certero launches solution to revolutionise software asset management market

Johannesburg, 21 Nov 2012
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Certero launches solution to revolutionise the software asset management market at the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit, Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London, 10-11 October 2012.

Certero's Managing Director John Lunt said the firm's new modular based solution breaks down SAM complexities by giving organisation's 10 comprehensive modules which can be chosen individually or to work together.

"This is a terrific platform to be launching our brand new SAM Solution," Said Lunt. "We have invested years of energy and resource into developing AssetStudio V4. We wanted to produce a SAM solution which is simple to use and critically offers greater flexibility We believe AssetStudio V4 will revolutionise the SAM market, helping to make complex administration a thing of the past. The management of software assets is no longer restricted to the experts; the user interface provides an intuitive solution for everyone.

The Intelligent Platform Manager brings together all of the modules into one seamless solution. Furthermore, there are no hidden costs, which is often the case with SAM solutions that require ongoing training from consultants.

Lunt said the solution allows a "buy what you need strategy" rather than paying for everything upfront.

AssetStudio V4 ultimately allows much greater choice," he said. "It allows individual modules to be applied depending on the needs of the user. The customisable dashboard gives users complete visibility of software assets, making any combination of solutions possible. The built-in reporting engine provides business intelligence in just a few clicks to enable historic, current and predictive views on software trends.

Certero is also unveiling a new Oracle licensing solution at the Gartner Summit. The latest solution to the portfolio will place Certero as one of only a few in the world that is both an Oracle compliance tool vendor and Oracle SAM Services provider.

"Every year companies spend millions on Oracle," said Lunt. "Licence compatibility for this software is notoriously complex. Organisations are often unclear if they have complete licence compliance or if in fact they have paid large sums of cash for unnecessary licences. It has a unique reconciliation engine, which provides complete visibility for any network. Critically, it ensures up-to-date compliance by automatically analysing licence entitlements and highlighting the need for upgrades or downgrades. To complement this solution, we have also developed a range of Oracle SAM Services, including Audit Services, Software Assessments, Licensing Training and Help Desk support. Both AssetStudio V4 and the new Oracle module reinforce our position as a leading one stop shop for independent licensing and SAM guidance."

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