DeskCenter and SECOPTENA – Technology partnership for managing network licenses with OpenLM

Leipzig, November 02, 2016 – DeskCenter Solutions, a provider of solutions for IT lifecycle management and SECOPTENA GmbH, a service provider and solution provider for IT governance and IT compliance, have agreed on a solution partnership. As part of the cooperation, OpenLM, a specialised application for the management of network licenses, will be fully integrated into the DeskCenter Management Suite. The integration will simplify the administration of all current license models via a common user interface.
In IT management today, various licensing models are summarised under the term network licensing. Concurrent user licensing, i.e. named users and tokens, often referred to as a floating license model. They all have in common that a license is not bound to a specific device, but the licenses are dynamically assigned via a server. The Integration will enable IT Directors, System Administrators and Software Asset Managers to obtain a clear view of the organisation’s license inventory, effectively manage and monitor the actual usage, plan license maintenance and procurement, and optimise the utilisation of expensive engineering software licenses. Network licenses are widely used in highly specialized applications such as CAD, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) or GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

“We look forward to a long-term and trusting relationship with DeskCenter. Through the partnership, we will further expand the presence of OpenLM, especially in small and medium-sized businesses across Europe” says Stefan Ritter, Managing Director, SECOPTENA GmbH. “With the integrated solution, companies have a holistic suite for the management of a wide range of licensing models and receive ‘everything from a single source’.” OpenLM is a stand-alone software of the same name, which helps companies optimize the management of network licenses by numerous software producers. It supports, among other things, the license servers IBM LUM, DSLS, Sentinel RMS, Sentinel HASP, MathLM, BetaLM, RLM and LM-X. SECOPTENA is a distributor and service provider for OpenLM.

OpenLM provides great functionality for managing network licenses. The integration enables independent statements on the actual use of the software used, regardless of the license model. This gives us a sound basis for decision-making and budget planning, “said Christoph A. Harvey, Chief Executive Officer, DeskCenter Solutions AG.

The DeskCenter Management Suite supports IT management along the entire IT lifecycle. More than 1,000 user companies include leading medium-sized companies and large companies, including Heitec, Lufthansa AirPlus, Sonax and Volkswagen. In addition to license management, the solution also provides modules for inventory, system management, OS deployment, IT asset management, service management, mobile device management and IT compliance. 

Located in Munich, Germany, SECOPTENA GmbH offers its customers services and solutions in the IT governance and IT compliance area. Based on extensive knowledge and extensive experience in various software licensing models and contracts, SECOPTENA focuses on helping customers achieve maximum productivity with the software tools they use, while ensuring compliance and optimizing software costs.

For implementation, SECOPTENA can rely on an extensive network of process improvement, compliance and implementation partners to help customers achieve these set business objectives.

About DeskCenter Solutions AG
DeskCenter® Solutions AG is an international, German software manufacturer based in Leipzig. Their technologically leading solutions for companies, public organizations and cloud service providers form the entire IT management process. In addition to asset management, license management, software distribution and OS Deployment, this also includes powerful reporting, a service desk module, mobile device management and extensive real-time system management. All modules are developed holistically, but can also be used individually.

Nearly 1,000 well-known customers rely on the award-winning software of the company founded in 2007, including HEITEC, Kraft Foods, Lufthansa AirPlus, Sonax, Steinway & Sons and Volkswagen.

The customers of DeskCenter particularly appreciate the fast and competent support as well as the active involvement in the further development. The company is represented worldwide by an efficient partner network to provide optimal customer support. System houses and system integrators, which offer innovative managed services, benefit from an attractive partner program.