CA Technologies and Aspera GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of USU Software AG announced on Thursday an OEM agreement under which CA Technologies will embed Aspera’s SmartTrack license management technology in its CA IT Asset Manager software.
CA IT Asset Manager helps organizations reduce the risk of license compliance and optimize the cost, management and distribution of existing assets.
“Findings from the latest annual survey conducted at Gartner's IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit again show higher numbers of audits year over year.” In the same research note, Gartner recommends that “CIOs should invest the funds needed to ensure that robust asset management is in place and effective, and that asset management staff are empowered to ensure compliance.”
Software license agreements with vendors can also be highly complex, making it difficult for customers to get maximum business value from them while also rigorously maintaining compliance with licensing terms.
According to Gartner analyst Patricia Adams, “Correlating license entitlement with installed software is not an easy task. Therefore, vendors specializing in software license optimization are emerging to address this market niche.”
“Aspera lives and breathes software license management,” said Christof Beaupoil, president of Aspera Technologies Inc., the U.S.-based sister company of Aspera GmbH. “By providing CA Technologies with both our technology and expertise, Aspera can help CA Technologies customers more quickly and easily achieve their efficiency and compliance goals.”
Aspera’s software license management technology complements the broader CA Technologies Service Management solutions portfolio, which addresses all aspects of software, hardware and network resource ownership on-premise and in the cloud—along with associated IT operations.
Aspera also delivers its technology as a cloud-based service, which aligns well with the CA Technologies IT Management-as-a-Service (ITMaas) strategy.
"IT organizations are under intense pressure to get the most out of every dollar of IT spend, even as their environments are becoming increasingly complex," said Lokesh Jindal, senior vice president, Service and Portfolio Management, CA Technologies. "Our relationship with Aspera will help our customers worldwide fulfill this core objective by empowering them to improve utilization of all the assets that support their service delivery."