Aspera is the Innovation Leader for Software Asset Management
Reviews, awards and head-to-head comparisons. Find out why industry analysts and experts consider Aspera and SmartTrack the best choice for large companies to effectively optimize their software licenses for server and desktop environments.
Gartner Peer Insights
Aspera ranks in top “Customer Choice Zone” for Gartner Peer Insights
We’re proud to announce that Aspera has landed in the highly competitive upper right “Customer Choice Zone” for the Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer” SAM Tools Customers’ Choice quadrant. Here’s what our customers have to say about working with Aspera…
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools
Aspera named a ‘Visionary’ for SAM Tools
We believe we were positioned as a visionary by creating industry-defining innovations, listening to our customers, and offering a flexible, customizable product.
The ITAM Review Excellence Awards
Aspera named “Tool Provider of the Year 2016”
Aspera was recognized by the judging panel “for their relentless focus on customer value and innovation in the SAM space, continually striving to help customers assess cost and risk within their IT environments.” There were over 200 nominations from 25 countries for this year’s awards.
Vendor Landscape: IT Asset Management
Aspera receives "Champion" rating in the latest Info-Tech Vendor Landscape for ITAM
Info-Tech reports that while "license complexity has risen dramatically over the years, including a need to manage hybrid and SaaS environments…contracts have become more complex and software vendors have increased the frequency of audits." Given these industry shifts, the report concludes that "choosing the right tool to manage the complexity of your environment will make all the difference in gaining access to great data." We are proud to announce that Aspera has been noted as an Exemplary Performer for managing complex licensing scenarios.
Tools Advisor: Aspera SmartTrack Review
Aspera noted as "a global contender and one of the SAM market’s leaders."
Martin Thompson, owner and founder of The ITAM Review, analyzes the strengths of Aspera's enterprise grade SAM solution, SmartTrack. "Aspera’s approach to optimization is two-fold; firstly to optimize demand by helping clients pick the right products to deploy, then secondly to help clients optimize value from their entitlement by deploying the right way. The company prides itself on data quality fit for audit defense."
Capgemini: SAM Tooling Benchmark Report
According to the report, “Compared to Snow License Manager, Asset Vision and LicenseWatch, Aspera SmartTrack scores well ahead of all publishers.”
With the goal of identifying the best Software Asset Management tools available to their customers, Capgemini—a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services--conducted an extensive survey of SAM solutions on the market today. Based on the insight gathered from 136 questions, which ranged from operational to product to roadmap-related, Aspera SmartTrack was identified as the overall industry leader.
The ITAM Review: Microsoft License Management Group Test
In SAM Tools comparison by The ITAM Review, Aspera SmartTrack was selected as “Best in Class” for managing Microsoft licenses and contracts.
The ITAM Review states, "SmartTrack has best in class features for reducing risk and supporting efficient spend in large Microsoft estates. SmartTrack also has extensive capabilities for managing Microsoft license models, agreement types and the nuances of Microsoft licensing on the desktop, datacenter and virtual environments."
100% Certified by KPMG
KPMG Germany's SAM Tool Assessment and Certification
With the certification KPMG Germany confirms that Aspera's software license management tool, SmartTrack, provides the features, functionalities, and software catalog content necessary to support software license compliance in enterprises. Aspera is proud of the outstanding results SmartTrack achieved in KPMG's assessment. With 100% in all tested categories SmartTrack received the highest score possible.
Silver Stevie Award in Product Development
International Business Award
The name Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek for "crowned." The Stevie Award is an International Business Award given to organizations and individuals in more than 60 countries. Aspera was awarded the Silver Stevie Award for our outstanding achievements in Product Development.
Market Leader Amongst 23 Tool Providers
ECPweb.com Tools Manager Evaluation
The Tools Manager evaluates tools based on functionality and innovation. The results of the overall assessment speak highly of Aspera: out of 23 software license management tools and vendors Aspera and SmartTrack were given the highest position.
Best IT Services
Network Products Guide's Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
LaaS - License management as a Service. Aspera's services for software license management landed the Best IT Services award from Network Products Guide. Aspera is especially proud of this award because our service-based approach is very unique in software license management. LaaS - License management as a Service - is much more than tool hosting.
SIIA CODiE Awards
Best Asset Management Solution and Best Web Services Solution
Aspera was acknowledged with not one but two awards by the Software and Information Industry Association. The CODiE Awards are a competitive award that includes combined peer and judge voting.