Express Metrix Inks Another OEM Deal

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Partnership With United Kingdom's Leading SAM Services Provider Extends Technology's Global Reach

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FAST Ltd, part of IRIS, the UK's largest private software house, announced today that it will be adding technology developed by Seattle-based Express Metrix to its growing portfolio of Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT compliance solutions. The new deal will provide FAST customers with the tools and information they need to stay compliant with license agreements, eliminate spending on unused software, manage hardware inventory, and track and report on IT purchases. Express Metrix, a 15-year veteran and global market leader in developing IT asset management software, will be licensing its flagship product, Express Software Manager, to FAST as part of a "private label" OEM agreement.    

FAST Ltd is recognized as the United Kingdom's leading authority on Software Asset Management and IT Compliance, providing software, education, consulting and managed services for over 24 years. FAST Express Software Manager will become available in the Spring of 2011, equipping customers with a specialized software and hardware asset management solution designed to provide organizations with comprehensive IT asset reporting.

Kris Barker, Co-Founder and CEO of Express Metrix, commented, "By integrating Express Software Manager into its solutions portfolio, FAST Ltd can offer its clients critical data related to their IT asset inventory and usage, thereby maximizing the value the organization delivers to customers through service engagements. Furthermore, by licensing this technology from Express Metrix, whose core business it is to develop and bring technology to market, FAST Ltd can focus its own resources on its primary business: helping customers with their software license management and compliance initiatives.

"The partnership with FAST Ltd demonstrates Express Metrix's leadership in providing asset management technology not only to end user customers, but also to partners that are working tirelessly to deliver the most accurate, reliable, and comprehensive solutions to their own customer bases."

According to Matthew Barnes, Managing Director at FAST Ltd, “The partnership with Express Metrix is great news for our customers, as it means that we are now able to not only help them with their software license compliance, but also to properly manage their hardware and software investments. This collaboration furthers our capacity to ensure that FAST customers have the most accurate and reliable IT asset data available.”

FAST Ltd is the latest to join an expansive list of OEM partners who license Express Metrix's technology for use within their own asset management products or solutions. Besides FAST Ltd, licensees of Express Metrix's technology include: IBM, BMC, Numara Software, Dell, New Boundary, LANDesk, and amando software GmbH.

About Express Metrix ®

Express Metrix, a 15-year veteran in the IT and software asset management space, focuses on serving organizations whose need for accurate, comprehensive IT asset reporting and trouble-free management isn’t met by enterprise-oriented framework products or less sophisticated inventory tools.

Express Software Manager ®, Express Metrix's flagship product, integrates all the data related to organizations' IT asset inventories, usage, entitlements, and purchases. Express Metrix recently welcomed its 5,000th customer, having earned a reputation for delivering superior IT asset reporting, ease of deployment and use, and outstanding customer support. Winner of the SIIA's CODiE Award for "Best Asset Management Software," Express Metrix is a Microsoft certified partner and is Citrix Ready.

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About FAST Ltd:

FAST Ltd, part of IRIS, is the UK’s leading authority on Software Asset Management and IT Compliance, providing software, education, consulting and managed services. For over 24 years FAST Ltd has helped over 8,000 organisations control their IT costs, mitigate risk and deploy best practice IT using expert impartial and independent advice.

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