The ITAM Review

News, reviews and resources for worldwide ITAM, SAM and Licensing professionals.

USU Software Asset Management Tools receive ITAM Review Certifications

We are delighted to announce that USU (formerly Aspera) have attained certification status for their solution USU Software Asset Management. It is certified for both Enterprise SAM (formerly as SmartTrack) and Oracle Database License Management (formerly as LicenseControl for Oracle).

This solution was assessed against our open certification standards, available below.

Enterprise SAM Tools

Oracle Database License Management

USU’s capabilities in these areas are long-standing and customer references obtained during the certification process confirmed their ability to meet the IT Asset Management tool needs of the very largest of companies, including those operating globally. As we noted recently, enterprise-scale organisations are increasingly looking to a platform-based approach to managing IT assets, and USU’s solutions provide this.

USU Software Asset Management can be deployed on premises, or as a hosted service. Flexible inventory and discovery options, including USU’s own solutions, enable customers to bring in data from almost anywhere and then use USU’s normalisation and recognition engines to build rich, accurate, and trustworthy ITAM data. Optimisation and Reporting functionality completes the offering, enabling users to take action on the insights provided by the tools. All customer references reported very strong, continuing ROI from USU’s tools, even several years down the line from initial deployment.

In certifying these products, we also noted some cautions, notably that to get the best from the tools you need knowledgeable ITAM staff who understand both the tool and licensing models. USU are able to assist you through their managed services and consultancy teams who provide support for onboarding and implementation, and then provide ongoing support. References found USU’s product teams to be responsive to their requests in terms of enabling new license requirements to be addressed using the tools. We did also note, however, that technical support, whilst of high quality, can be slow to respond.

Overall, USU’s wealth of experience in working with very large customers means that their products and services are well-placed to enable customers to manage their complex modern IT estates.

To read the certification reports in full, follow the links below.

USU Software Asset Management – Enterprise SAM

USU Software Asset Management – Oracle Database License Management

To learn more about our certification programmes, please click here

About the ITAM Review Marketplace

We welcome your reviews of any ITAM-related product, tool, or service in our Marketplace – you can submit these here

If you’d like to submit an in-depth long-term review or case study of a tool or service, please get in touch with us on support@itassetmanagement.net

About AJ Witt

A former IT Asset Manager, AJ is Industry Analyst for The ITAM Review. He's interested in hearing from end users of ITAM tools and also vendors. He enjoys writing about the SaaS Management market, practical aspects of ITAM operations, and the strategy of major software publishers. You can connect via email (aj.witt@itassetmanagement.net) or LinkedIn. AJ is based in the New Forest where he enjoys cycling, walking, spending time with his family, and keeping chickens

Leave a Comment

Want to have our articles sent to your inbox?

Join 9,000+ subscribers that receive free weekly updates about the SAM, ITAM, and Software Licensing market, upcoming events and unique resources!

If you were previously signed up to our newsletter, please resubscribe here

attend our virtual conference

24th - 25th November

Hear from expert speakers on key topics within ITAM.
Find out more.