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News Release

Aspera Honored with Two SIIA CODiE Awards

Thirty-one winners from 395 nominations recognized for industry excellence.
Released: 26th May 2011
Publisher: Aspera GmbH

Aspera GmbH, creator of entitlement-centric software asset management, announces today it has been honored by SIIA with 2 prestigious CODiE™ Awards: “Best Asset Management Solution” and “Best Web Services Solution.”

In the “Best Asset Management Solution” category Aspera won against finalists: Flexera Software, Express Metrics LLC, and Fiberlink Communications. In the “Best Web Services Solution” category Aspera won against finalists: IntelliResponse Systems Inc., 7 Layer Technologies, and Volusion Inc.

Being selected a winner, in not only one but two categories, is an indispensable and important distinction for Aspera, particularly because the CODiEs are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards series. Through a detailed review of products and services by people who know the industry, the CODiE Awards allow companies to validate their products against the competition to distinguish excellence. Aspera was one of the 425 nominated products and services that were first reviewed by third-party judges, whose evaluations lead to 113 finalists. Then, SIIA members reviewed the finalists and voted to select the winners.

“Efficient, end-to-end processes covering everything from license procurement to software distribution are essential for software asset management. Furthermore, a solution that supports interoperable IT management is something the market has been demanding for years,” said Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Aspera GmbH. “While developing technology to fulfill this two-pronged need, Aspera was inspired to design a new approach to software asset management. The idea was to build the technology around the license and entitlements, anchor it in automated processes, and architect it for interoperation. We called it Entitlement-centric Software Asset Management and it’s a great honor to have our innovation and 10 years of hard work acknowledged by winning two CODiE Awards.”

For three reasons why the CODiE Awards matter to information professionals, please visit the SLA PHT Division Blog.

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About Aspera GmbH
Aspera is a highly specialized provider of software license management solutions. Our unique, entitlement-centric approach has been successfully implemented in international projects for over 10 years. SmartTrack is the tool of choice for large companies wishing to effectively manage software assets governed by significant volume license agreements. Our solution is designed specifically for large, complex organizations and to incorporate all important players into one cohesive process.  More than 90 world class businesses – including 8 of the Top Ten corporations in the German Stock Index (DAX) – rely on Aspera’s expertise for license management. Aspera has partners in Scandinavia, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and USA.
Following the industry standard ISO/IEC 19770-1 our services include but are not limited to: software development, managed services (software recognition, license clearing, interface monitoring and application troubleshooting), ITIL certified organization and process consulting, project management, integration, and customer support.
Aspera was founded in 2000 in Aachen, Germany and currently employs 45 professionals. More information is available at

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.

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