Digital publisher Axel Springer wins 1st place in the prestigious SAMS Award 2022

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Digital publisher Axel Springer wins 1st place in the prestigious SAMS Award 2022
19.04.2022 / 08:39
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USU Asset Management minimizes licensing costs for Adobe and Microsoft

Möglingen / Berlin – Germany, April 19, 2022.

Leading European publishing group Axel Springer was honored for its outstanding achievement in implementing enterprise-wide software asset management and licensing strategies. During a festive gala, the we.CONECT Global Leaders group presented its prestigious annual SAMS Award in the “Overall SAM Project” category.

Axel Springer impressed the awards committee with his consistent implementation of software asset lifecycle management. The strong growth of digital products in particular has made it necessary to optimally plan, manage and control the considerable costs of enterprise software over the entire life cycle. In this context, it was particularly difficult to create sustainable transparency for expensive SaaS licenses and thus achieve savings without sacrificing performance.

Axel Springer initially focused on leading SaaS vendors Adobe and Microsoft, running the USU Software Asset Management solution. Using software metering functions, it was possible to automatically identify unused software licenses and feed them into a license pool for reuse. In just a few months, savings of 15% were achieved at Adobe and 21% at Microsoft.

Holger Weber (Head of Contract and License Management at Axel Springer): “Software counting is active management of software assets! However, this is not possible without the support of a fully integrated SAM tool.”

Hannes Nitsche (Software Asset Manager at Axel Springer): “What is crucial for the success of a software counting project is intensive communication to the end user based on simple and automated processes.”

“We congratulate our client Axel Springer for this award. The project is an ideal example of how companies can optimize their SAM processes quickly and flexibly – also with regard to the path to the cloud,” said Olaf Diehl, Director of Product Management at USU Software. AG.

This press release is available on the USU website.

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As a leading provider of software and services for IT and customer service management, USU empowers businesses to master the demands of today’s digital world. Global organizations use our solutions to reduce costs, become more agile and reduce risk – with smarter services, simpler workflows and better collaboration. With over 40 years of experience and locations around the world, the USU team leads customers into the future.

In addition to USU GmbH, which was founded in 1977, the subsidiaries USU Technologies GmbH, USU Solutions GmbH, USU Solutions Inc. and USU SAS are also owned by USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), which is listed in the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange .

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