de-de Wed, 08 Jul 2020 10:32:26 +0200 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 10:32:26 +0200 TYPO3 news-216 Thu, 03 May 2018 15:00:00 +0200 Flexera acquires Brainwaregroup Flexera acquires Brainwaregroup Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced today that it has acquired the Switzerland-based Software Asset Management (SAM) and endpoint management provider, Brainwaregroup. The deal significantly expands the depth and breadth of capabilities available to customers in the region, who are looking for a single provider that can help them optimize all their technology assets and minimize risk across their portfolios – from the desktop and datacenter to the cloud.


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news-213 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0200 FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE relies on Spider Operating Services FUNKE relies on Operating Services More than 8,500 assets owned by FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE are managed using asset management software. Using the Spider SAM Suite, Columbus Inventory Suite and Spider Operating Services reduces the daily cost of service provision by 20%. This individually tailored service package now ensures that FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE work processes run smoothly.

Even the best products require regular care and maintenance to maintain their quality over a long period. It makes economic sense to refer such services to a specialist such as brainwaregroup. And after undertaking extensive market research this is precisely what FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE did. "Spider Operating Services, with just one central single point of contact for all consulting enquiries and an individually tailored service package, are really great", says Katharina Müller, FUNKE's Licence Manager.

brainwaregroup's operating service team provides direct support within the system, correcting malfunctions and implementing minor adjustments directly and independently. All services are only provided remotely. For issues that take several days to resolve or even require work to be done on site, the team coordinates all tasks directly and makes all the internal preparations to ensure that customers receive the offer they requested. Spider Operating Services allow customers to spend more time managing the data they collect.


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news-202 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:30:00 +0100 OMV wins coveted SAMS Award 2018 with software by brainwaregroup OMV wins coveted SAMS Award 2018 At the sixth awards ceremony held at the largest software asset management (SAM) trade fair in Europe, SAMS 2018 in Berlin, OMV was crowned the winner in the Overall Project/Strategy category. Axel Springer SE secured second place in the Tool/Software category. Both companies rely on brainwaregroup's Spider SAM suite.

Using brainwaregroup's Spider SAM suite in its project, OMV, successfully transformed software asset management from a marginal issue into a focal point of its business. OMV's nomination and subsequent victory in the Overall Project/Strategy category was primarily due to its innovative project approach and implementation. The project was implemented in parallel in several sub-projects, not consecutively.

Axel Springer SE, Europe's leading digital publisher, landed second place in the Tool/Software category by adopting an innovative, holistic approach to cloud subscription management based on brainwaregroup's Spider SAM suite. The existing licensing process was adapted to the 'laws' and requirements of the cloud world, which differ vastly from those of the 'installation per device' community.

Marius Dunker, COO of brainwaregroup, says: "The examples set by OMV and Axel Springer SE clearly highlight the benefits for companies and users alike. We're proud that our customers won SAMS Awards this year with successfully implemented SAM projects based on our products".


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news-189 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0100 License Metric Procedures in plain English License Metric Procedures in plain English Instructing your SAM tool on how to interpret and categorize license data can yield rapid results and rewards. Barry Johnson will be demonstrating how the latest version of Spider helps you to stay on top of the very latest trends and metrics in software licensing and enable the license position of your organization to its fullest extent.

brainwaregroup is a pioneer of proactive Software License Optimization, helping users to quickly and easily unravel many of the world’s most complex and challenging IT environments. For instance, Spider makes it possible for the License Metric Procedures (LMPs) which are responsible for calculating the license requirements of Software Assignment to Assets or Employees to be displayed in plain language readouts.

No more guessing the route to compliance. This proactive new functionality shows the information that is needed to decrease the license requirements for a given estate whilst reducing the onus on system users to check that data is properly entered to give the best possible outcome.

Interested in learning more?
We welcome you to join our webinar on Dec 13th at 14:00 GMT!


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news-180 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:41:00 +0100 DOAG Conference and Exhibition in Nuremberg DOAG Conference 2017 From 21 to 24 November 2017, we will be presenting our Oracle Risk Assessment Service in Nuremberg. Learn how our tools & services can help you optimize your Oracle environment and prepare for an audit.

Our colleagues on site will be happy to answer any questions you may have, for example:

  • Creating transparency and avoiding risks with my Oracle licensing
  • Keep costs under control for software licensing and maintenance in the data center
  • Identify optimization potentials and understand their realization.


We are looking forward to your visit at our booth 248.

news-170 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +0200 Successful Microsoft Audit with Columbus Inventory by Hausbank München Successful Microsoft Audit with Columbus A rollout to more than 200 servers within one day, as well as completing the entire technical inventory after two additional days, were both successfully mastered as part of yet another exciting project for brainwaregroup. Manuel Martin, Head of Department for Software Management at the Hausbank in Munich, was delighted: «Thanks to the support of brainwaregroup and the use of its Columbus Inventory, we successfully mastered our Microsoft audit.»

Read more about the IT environment, rollout implementation and brainwaregroup’s role in in this case study

news-166 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:45:18 +0200 brainware. simply smart. your solution. «Discover Germany» interview with Marius Dunker In the «Discover Germany» magazine, the COO of brainwaregroup, Marius Dunker, explains the fundamentals and success factors of brainwaregroup, and describes the offers necessary to service today's IT environment. For example, current topics such as security and data management as well as threats to IT, are discussed in discussions with the COO. The brainwaregroup’s guiding principle «simply smart. your solution.» Is the focus of all company activities. «Our solutions must be integrated, comprehensive and adaptable», says Marius Dunker. In this interview, we will illustrate our core capabilities and how the company applies these to deliver customer-oriented and holistic solutions in software and security management.

Here you can read the whole interview (PDF file)

Discover Germany website




news-150 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0200 Columbus 7.5 is released Columbus 7.5 is released Columbus 7.5 is released With Columbus 7.5, we are delivering a new milestone in automation, ease of use and security for managing your IT environment.

Three main areas are at the core of this release:

The navigation and clarity of the Management Console has been greatly optimized. In addition to many improved dialogs, dashboards with drill-down functionality, allow fast graphical analysis of large data sets. Advanced filter and search options in lists allow targeted summary of data results to always see what is important.

With the brand-new UpdateManagement, you can distribute security patches from Microsoft as well as over 40 third-party software providers. Whether fully automated or only on selected devices, immediately or within a defined maintenance window, you always have control and overview of patch deployment.

The new REST interface allows Columbus to be integrated into existing business processes and third-party tools. Instead of operating manual tasks on the console, you can control typical functions or mass operations using your own code. Do not miss out on our Customer Days - meet with the product experts and learn how Columbus 7.5 optimizes its efforts. Register now - seats are limited!

Advantages of Columbus 7.5 at a glance

  • Direct migration from Columbus 7.3
  • Controllable Update Management for Microsoft and third party products
  • Easy operation and flexibility
  • Interface to existing business processes
  • More clarity and transparency into IT environments
  • Individual allocation of rights and roles to console users

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Installation can be done without training and is carried out within a few hours, allowing you to actively manage your devices and users on the second day. The Columbus setup routine checks the installation requirements and automates necessary configuration steps, allowing even larger version upgrades of Columbus to execute unattended and in a timed manner.

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news-145 Mon, 22 May 2017 11:01:00 +0200 brainwaregroup collaborates with DATAGROUP, one of Germany’s leading IT services providers DATAGROUP new strategic partner DATAGROUP represents high quality service and customer satisfaction. With its CORBOX full-service offer, the company offers single-source comprehensive IT outsourcing services to deliver carefree IT to is clients. Dirk A. Frank, SVP Strategic Projects at brainwaregroup: "We are proud to have created this strategic partnership with DATAGROUP, which, among other things, uses our Spider SAM Suite Hosting Edition within its CORBOX services portfolio." Client businesses can choose from 12 CORBOX services to combine these in support of their business processes, and thereby receiving all IT outsourcing services from a single source.



DATAGROUP is one of Germany’s leading IT services providers. Its over 1700 employees stationed at nearly 40 locations around Germany, provide clients with design, implementation and operation of business applications and IT infrastructure. Along with its CORBOX suite, DATAGROUP is a full-service provider, servicing over 600,000 IT jobs worldwide for corporate and large companies as well as public sector clients. Its IT solutions complement the CORBOX offering within the areas of software development, enterprise mobility, IT consulting as well as other technologies and industry solutions.

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news-132 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:26:00 +0100 Vodafone wins SAMS Award 2017 Vodafone wins SAMS Award 2017 Vodafone VAMS, strategic user of the brainwaregroup Spider product range, won no less than two of the coveted prizes at «SAMS Strategies» in Berlin, Europe›s biggest SAM specialist fair – 1st prize in the category «Tool/Software» and 2nd prize in the category «Project/Strategy».

The project was presented to a specialist audience of over 350 persons within the context of SAMS 2017. The subsequent voting for both categories resulted in top ratings for Vodafone, which on the basis of the Luxembourg-based company «Vodafone Asset Management Services S.a.r.l. (VAMS)» is establishing a platform for the management and settlement of global and regional licence agreements. brainwaregroup COO Marius Dunker: «We not merely deliver the Spider product range for software licence management to our partner Vodafone, but are also closely involved in the implementation of the entire project. We are therefore absolutely delighted to have won these important prizes. We warmly congratulate Vodafone VAMS and in particular your Project Lead Stanislav Pavlin.»

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news-116 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 brainwaregroup and nova ratio join forces brainwaregroup and nova ratio join forces Media release 12 January 2017

With this acquisition, brainwaregroup is expanding the scope of its products, employees, customers and terminals. Together with nova ratio, it is extending its leading position in the field of Oracle and data center licence management.

brainwaregroup announces its purchase of a majority shareholding in nova ratio AG. Based in Koblenz/Germany, nova ratio AG is the leading provider of data center hardware and software inventory solutions, with particular expertise in the field of Oracle licence management. Rey Schallberger, CEO brainwaregroup: «We have been collaborating with nova ratio on client projects for the past 18 months. Due to its outstanding specialist expertise and the very positive track record, we are firmly convinced that this step will significantly expand our range of services for the benefit of our clients.»

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news-65 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:44:00 +0200 KPMG SAM Managed Service KPMG SAM Managed Service Press release 8 April 2016

The brainwaregroup has now been collaborating successfully with KPMG for more than twelve months. This collaboration focuses on the KPMG SAM Managed Service, based on the Spider SAM Suite and the new KPMG SAM Risk Analysis.

After KPMG certification of the Spider Licence tool in 2013, KPMG now supplies a SAM Managed Service for IT service providers and end customers as well as validation of the licence management status in compliance with the manufacturer licence audit.

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news-55 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:00:00 +0100 Golden Trophy for the best SAM project – ITERGO wins the SAMS 2016 in Berlin Golden Trophy for the best SAM project brainwaregroup congratulates ITERGO on its extraordinary success at the SAMS 2016 in Berlin and to having achieved a trinity: Having previously achieved KPMG SAM-Tool certification on the basis of Spider Licence and TÜV certification for processes, tools and documentation in the SAM area, the company has now come first at the SAMS 2016 Award Ceremony in Berlin for its project in the field of SAM strategy.

This is the fourth year that the SAMS Award has been granted within the framework of Software Asset Management Strategies, Europe's largest SAM congress in Berlin. The detailed documented SAM projects that were submitted were judged by an independent jury of experts according to specific criteria such as cost reduction, implementation of security guidelines, avoidance of over and under-licensing, process improvement, and the creation of transparency and legal security.

Software Asset Management not only addresses the obligation to compare the technical CURRENT state with a commercial TARGET state to achieve compliance. It should also structure roles and processes in a “liveable form” for all areas of the company in order to ensure their continued consistent use, even years after their initial introduction.

In this sense, professional SAM also delivers concrete recommendations for action for purchasing and pending contract negotiations, and provides assistance to IT, such as on planning and optimising roll-outs and pending technical innovations in conformity with licenses.

We think this is worth an award!

ITERGO’s SAM project is based on the functional skills and evaluations of the Spider SAM Suite:

  • Data from different client and server inventory systems are automatically collected by Spider Software Services and allocated to specific legally licensed products
  • Producer and product-specific licence metrics determine the licence requirement for a single installation or an environment
  • Detailed reports allow precise statements for products/producers where a need for action exists
  • The Integrated Contract Management shows obligations and risks and sends reminders regarding required actions promptly so that priorities in purchasing are correctly managed

Integrating these tools in operational processes leads to correct actions each time and ensures that the precise information capability, e.g. to generate an ELP (Effective License Position), is created in order to create a True-Up report for the Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft, both in the case of an audit as well as during normal operation.

brainware. simply smart. your solution. – and ITERGO’s choice.

Warm congratulations on your success!

news-15 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:13:00 +0200 KPMG partners with brainwaregroup to deliver SAM services KPMG partners with brainwaregroup to deliver SAM services Press release 18 June 2015

Following the initial success of working with KPMG on the certification of Spider Licence in 2013, brainwaregroup is pleased to announce that KPMG have recently decided to use Spider Licence to deliver SAM managed services to their own clients using our highly scalable, class leading SAM Cloud platform. This partnership demonstrates a strategic step forward for both KPMG and brainwaregroup; read more in the attached press release.

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