USU Software AG

Leading Analyst Firm rates USU Valuemation in the area of IT Asset Management as "promising"

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Möglingen (euro adhoc) - USU AG, an international provider of IT solutions in Business Service Management, was assessed as "promising" by Gartner in the current MarketScope for the IT Asset Management Repository 2008.* In total 11 vendors were included in the research, among those two from Europe.

Gartner rates providers in the IT Asset Management (ITAM) market that "manage and integrate financial, physical and contractual data throughout the IT asset life cycle." Moreover, "core attributes include the capability to capture and maintain asset costs, depreciation, chargeback, contract terms and conditions, vendor service levels, asset maintenance, ownership, and entitlements associated with inventory components and configuration items that are necessary for the effective management and optimization of IT asset performance." Gartner expects market penetration for centralized ITAM repositories to increase significantly, from approximately 35 % today to 70 % during the next five years. Gartner assesses software manufacturers in the MarketScope according to their market understanding, offering strategy, business model, innovation and product/service, as well as other criteria.

Valuemation is a comprehensive, modularly structured product suite featuring newly integrated technologies and functions covering all the disciplines required for ITIL-compliant Business Service Management in one powerful and convenient application. Core topics in ITIL Version 3 are already supported in the current version by such tools as the Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS) for effective knowledge transfer from the greatest variety of data sources and Service Level Management for IT operations. Supported by a Configuration Management Database (CMDB), USU applications monitor, evaluate and optimize all IT systems and components involved in controlling business processes and components. Critical objectives for these applications include ensuring the highest availability of mission-critical IT systems, minimizing failures (downtimes), providing full transparency over all IT data as well as enabling great cost effectiveness and a high quality of service. In its market segment, USU has enjoyed long-term partnerships with well-known, prominent companies and organizations such as Woolworth, Allianz, T-Online, T-Systems, BMW Group, Swiss Re, Poste Italiane and MTU.

"Our view of IT asset management goes beyond pure technology and takes the business side of things into consideration. With the Valuemation product line, we bundle all business, strategic and technical knowledge about IT. We believe the current Gartner MarketScope proves that we are a leading manufacturer in this attractive market. We also experience an intensified demand for our products as another confirmation of our strategy of business-oriented IT Service Management," comments Bernhard Oberschmidt, CEO of USU AG.

About MarketScope The MarketScope is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Gartner "MarketScope for the IT Asset Management Repository, 2008" by Patricia Adams, William R. Snyder, 21 April 2008. For further information see d=652907&subref=simplesearch

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