ASG Software Solutions Partners with Apptria Technologies to Bring Enhanced Software Recognition to Technology Offerings

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Customers to Benefit from Superior Insight into Enterprise Application Inventory and Usage

Integration with the Apptria Software Catalog provides our customers with one solution for complete network inventory for packaged and custom applications, and represents a major development in our commitment exceed our customers' expectations.

ASG Software Solutions (ASG), a recognized innovator in enterprise IT software solutions, and Apptria Technologies today announce an OEM partnership that integrates Apptria's best-of-breed software recognition capabilities into ASG's line of IT Service Management products. The partnership enables ASG to offer its customers the industry's most advanced application fingerprinting methodologies to identify software installations across the enterprise, and carry out critical IT functions including IT Asset Management, Service Support, License Compliance, and Dependency and Discovery Mapping.

ASG focuses on providing IT software solutions that drive IT automation and efficiency for global enterprises, spanning mainframe, distributed and cloud environments. These solutions include several products that require superior software recognition to provide key functionality and reporting capabilities to IT and business stakeholders. Through integration of the Apptria Software Catalog, ASG's ASG-DDM, ASG-TrackBird, and ASG-ITASM can collect raw application data for software residing across its customers' environments, normalize the discovered data into recognized application titles, and make use of that information. As a result, ASG's customers will benefit from improved abilities to track and manage the software asset lifecycle, minimize license compliance risk and software overspending, and obtain an accurate view of business dependency on installed software.

A widely-recognized shortfall of many IT management tools is the inability to comprehensively and accurately identify software installed across the corporate network—an exceedingly complex process that requires cleansing, classifying, and normalizing application data discovered on desktops and servers into a taxonomy that can be correlated with licensable application titles and other important software information. The Apptria Software Catalog allows raw data discovered on desktops and servers to be mapped to corresponding, fully-normalized software titles, versions, editions, and manufacturers, so that end users can take advantage of product functionality and reporting that rely on this critical information.

Ian Rowlands, senior director of product management at ASG, said, "We are excited to bring world-class software recognition capabilities to our customers through this strategic partnership with Apptria Technologies. It is of prime importance to us that our customers in both mainframe and distributed environments have confidence in our products. Integration with the Apptria Software Catalog provides our customers with one solution for complete network inventory for packaged and custom applications, and represents a major development in our commitment to not only meet, but in fact exceed our customers' expectations."

The Apptria Software Catalog contains over 15 years of data from thousands of software publishers. It continues to grow daily through a "crowd-sourced" model comprised of an extensive network of partners, end users, and independent software vendors, ensuring the catalog remains perpetually up-to-date and relevant within ever-changing corporate and public-sector environments. With a global footprint of over 21 million desktops and a rapidly growing ecosystem of OEM partners, the Apptria Software Catalog has become the "gold standard" for software recognition.

According to Kris Barker, co-founder of Apptria Technologies, "ASG thoroughly understands the role high-quality application recognition plays in delivering best-of-breed technology to its diverse range of enterprise customers. The company's leadership is relentless in their pursuit to provide the most advanced and comprehensive asset management capabilities to their customers, and we are thrilled they chose the Apptria Catalog to help them achieve this goal."

About ASG |
A recognized innovator in enterprise IT and business software solutions, ASG Software Solutions has been optimizing 85 percent of the world’s most complex IT organizations for over 25 years. We create and deploy unique software solutions that reduce cost, mitigate risk and improve service delivery throughout the IT lifecycle. ASG’s comprehensive solutions help you solve today’s challenges, such as cloud computing and big data, while driving your business forward by providing insight and control across cloud, distributed and mainframe environments.

About Apptria Technologies |
Apptria Technologies was founded in 2011 by several executives of Express Metrix, an industry leader in developing IT and software asset management solutions. The Apptria Software Catalog™ powers the application recognition within Express Metrix's flagship product, Express Software Manager, as well as technologies delivered by BMC, IBM, Miradore, New Boundary, and others. Apptria Technologies' singular focus is to deliver reliable and trustworthy software recognition capabilities to its partners in order to increase the value and utility of their own technology offerings to customers.

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ASG Software Solutions

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