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About Aspera

About Aspera

At Aspera, we simplify the complexity of your software licenses.

For nearly two decades, we have helped enterprises and over 50 Fortune 500's to assess cost and risk within their IT environments. Our solutions for Software Asset Management track all the big vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to cover every environment from servers and desktops to cloud and mobile. With the largest in-house consultant and service team in the industry, we provide the best strategy for data discovery, easy system integration, and a cost-effective way to purchase, use and optimize licenses.

Mission

Aspera's mission is to deliver the full spectrum of Software License Management from one source by providing large organizations with unbeatably innovative, scalable and easy-to-handle technology as well as expert services which always prioritize our customers’ needs first.

Aspera at a Glance

  • Company founded: 2000 in Aachen, Germany
  • Established in the United States: 2012 in Boston, MA
  • Legal form: Incorporated 
  • President: Christof Beaupoil, Co-founder
  • Parent Company: USU Software AG
  • Number of employees: 180+
  • Products: SmartTrack and various extension modules
  • Services: LaaS, Managed Services, and Consulting
  • Customers: globally operating, large, and medium sized organizations, government and civil service agencies, international groups

History

2000

  • Aspera is founded by Christof Beaupoil, Bernhard Boehler, and Keith Sauvant
  • Aspera introduces SKU catalog-based software license management to the industry
  • Products include: SmartTrack (ST), Inventory Connect Module (ICM), and Contract Management Module (CMM)
  • German engineering: Product development is 100 percent in Germany

2002

  • Aspera offers full-service hosting out of its own data center
  • First Cloud service offering for global customers

2003

  • Pure organic growth: Aspera employees hit the double digits - 10

2004

  • First international partner in the UK

2005 

  • The FlowControl Module (FC), an extension module to SmartTrack, is added to the product portfolio
  • Aspera more than doubles growth in 2 years: employs 25 professionals

2007

  • Aspera establishes SmartTrack as the number one choice for large organizations. 8 of the Top 10 companies on the German Stock Index (DAX) use Aspera among 5 Fortune Global 500 companies

2008 

  • The Financial Module (FM), an extension module to SmartTrack, is added to the product portfolio
  • The Aspera Team increases to 38 professionals
  • Strong growth in Managed Services leads to the opening of a new office in Marburg, Germany

2009

  • SmartTrack version 3.0 released with Metric Engines for server software - the industry's first technology to automatically calculate server metrics
  • SmartTrack is the first SAM Tool that considers virtualization and cluster topologies
  • Partners established in Australia, Germany, Middle East, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, and UK

2010 

  • Aspera joins the USU Software Group, partnership with USU AG (51% share)
  • With staggering growth in market demand for Managed Services and consulting Aspera grows to 58 professionals

2011

  • Continued growth in Managed Services, consulting areas and technology development
  • Aspera introduces LaaS - License management as a Service - making Aspera the only full-service license management outsourcing solution provider
  • Aspera SmartTrack wins two CODiE Awards for Best Asset Management and Best Web Services Solution

2012

  • Aspera Technologies is incorporated in the United States
  • Aspera becomes wholly owned by USU Software AG
  • The Data Management Module (DMM), an integrated reporting dashboard, is added to the SmartTrack platform
  • Aspera's LaaS outsourcing service lands the Best IT Service award from Network Products Guide
  • ECPweb.com certifies Aspera and SmartTrack as the Market Leader amongst 23 SAM tool providers

2013

  • KPMG Germany certifies SmartTrack with a 100% in all tested categories of the SAM Tool Assessment
  • Aspera lands a Silver Stevie International Business Award for exceptional Product Development

2014

  • Aspera launches Strategic License Management, a comprehensive approach to license management that goes beyond compliance
  • The Optimization & Simulation Module (OSM), an extension module to SmartTrack, is added to the product portfolio
  • More than 200 enterprises rely on Aspera's license management technology, including 35 Fortune Global 500 Companies
  • Aspera's growth continues with new offices in Boston, MA and San Diego, CA

2015

  • SecureIntegration Merger and expansion of SAP licence management
  • SmartTrack 4 is introduced
  • Aspera launches a personalized Dashboard
  • Aspera and Easyteam in France become partners
  • Aspera grows to 170 employees worldwide

2016