Software Asset Management (SAM) Specialist Certero Announces the Release of Powerful New Solution for ITAM & Software License Optimisation & Entitlement (SLOE)

Melbourne, Australia, September 05, 2014 --( Leading Software Asset Management Specialist has released a brand-new version of its flagship solution AssetStudio®. Version 5marks their most advanced solution to date as Certero continues to think differently and push further the boundaries of creating the most powerful, modern solution that will always drive efficiencies.

The plethora of new features are complemented by the fresh and simple to use User Interface (UI); AssetStudio’s powerful Business intelligence reporting engine Acquaintia® has been strengthened with a new executive dashboard; users can ask any question and the data is dynamically transformed into charts, graphs and KPI’s which can be saved to a personalised, fully customisable dashboard for quick access to powerful, relevant information.

For organisations who want to drive efficiencies in their Software Asset Management (SAM) programme AssetStudio’s Software License Optimisation & Entitlement (SLOE) functionality has been enriched; AssetStudio®V5 offers out-of-the-box connectivity to SCCM, Altiris, LANDesk & Front Range and many more. The latest release also includes SSL Communication – encryption both internally and externally to the solution, Cloud Enabled Management – for assets connected to the internet but outside of the corporate network as well as being one of the few solutions that can enforce Device Level access control to software in Citrix and Terminal Services environments.

The advanced IT Asset Management (ITAM) capability has been enriched for the Linux, Mac and Unix platforms as well as enhanced for all of the major virtualisation platforms including HP, Oracle, VMware, Windows, Citrix, IBM and Linux. Auto-deployment functionality has been a consistent strength AssetStudio® and this has now been added for non-Windows platforms, out of the box, with no need for third party tools. Additionally, the enhanced Oracle discovery provides evidence of all current and historical instances to ensure the inventory is complete and that nothing has been missed, a key requirement in an Oracle audit.

AssetStudio® is now available as a SaaS offering; either traditional or enriched that can provide all of the capabilities of an on-premise solution and for any AssetStudio® module.

Certero managing director John Lunt said Version 5 marks a significant milestone for Certero’s; "AssetStudio® V5 really does represent what Certero wants to achieve with regards to developing an outstanding product that delivers powerful and simple to use solutions, making the whole experience a better one. When we made the decision to re-write AssetStudio® V3 to adopt the latest technologies, the latest methods, to address the latest challenges, it was truly a brave and bold one, but we did it and AssetStudio® V4 did represent a solution that was more tuned to what the market demanded and what organisations wanted. The modular solutions we created could run separately or even more powerfully together which really did help to provide an alternative for any organisation. I am pleased to be in the enviable position to state that with AssetStudio® V5there is genuinely a holistic SAM solution designed to work optimally together, with no issues with legacy or compatibility due to the age of the solution or the fact that the solution has been bolted together as a result of an acquisition. It is not uncommon to see solutions that need point-in-time data feeds to communicate between Inventory and Licensing and even the need to invoke a manual re-calculation to see a new compliance position.

"AssetStudio® V5 is an extension of that journey and we are very proud what has been achieved. AssetStudio® V5 is the catalyst for really exciting opportunities in the future due to its strong platform and user interface. This is coupled with a very exciting, active roadmap with initial focus on the data centre, followed by the Mobile platform to ensure that AssetStudio® customers future proof their investments for the long term.”

About the Author:

Certero is a Leading specialist in Software Asset Management (SAM) products and services, PC Power Management and Password Reset solutions helping enterprises to derive maximum value from their software and hardware assets. Through intelligent software and design Certero removes complexity to drive high levels of automation & efficiencies, complemented and supported by the very best skilled People to provide Services and Customer Support. By thinking differently we have developed the most usable solutions that provide ‘A Better Experience’; de4ployed in over 32 countries Certero solutions accommodate any organisation’s requirements regardless of scope, size or skills. Certero's approach is highly customer centric and in 2014 our customers recorded 100% satisfaction.

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