Lufthansa and Volvo recognized for strategic software asset management project

Germany based Lufthansa Group and Volvo Car Group have announced we.CONECT group has presented both companies with the SAMS award for outstanding achievements in implementing company-wide software license management strategies, the company said.

Lufthansa´s primary Software Asset Management objectives were to gain an overview and significantly improve the quality of license data in short order. The project met with a number of specific challenges: complex dependencies, inconsistencies in the data, and more than 40 different data sources. Aspera´s expertise and tools made it possible to select the most cost-effective licenses and achieve the optimal license usage within Lufthansa´s diverse infrastructure.

At Volvo, the aim of the project was audit readiness. To reduce considerable audit expenses and negotiate with software manufacturers on a level playing field, a Software Asset Management system, processes, and a SAM team were established. Using high-quality data as the foundation, the project team worked with support from Aspera to carry the complex strategic project to completion. Today with the support of dedicated license managers, Volvo has continuous access to up-to-date and detailed licensing information for all major vendors.

Aspera simplifies the complexity of software licenses that assess cost and risk within IT environments.