The collaboration will allow FAST Ltd, which delivers software, education,consulting and managed services for SAM and IT compliance, to offer customers Certero's full range of enterprise SAM solutions.
This includes Certero's newly launched AssetStudio V4 which has a new Oracle solution enabling organisations to adopt Software License Optimisation (SLO), driving real cost saving and improved risk management.
Warrington and Sydney based Certero is a leading developer of products and services for the SAM market.
Certero managing director John Lunt said: "We are delighted to be working with FAST Ltd." he said. "This collaboration will see the core strengths of Certero's products combining with FAST's broad range of programmes and certifications. This will be a forceful combination that will help create the complete integrated SAM solution. Certero's AssetStudio V4 will bring greater enterprise capabilities to FAST Ltd's portfolio of SAM solutions. FAST Ltd now has the ability to provide customers with one of the strongest Software Licensing Optimisation (SLO) solutions around, as well as other enterprise offerings such as Certero's new Oracle Licensing Optimisation solutions, all of which are in high demand. This cutting edge SLO tool, alongside FAST Ltd's 'best of breed' processes and educational services can be used to maximise investments, manage costs on software licensing and avoid legal and financial risks of software non compliance. The message we are trying to communicate is that effective SAM is pivotal to driving operational efficiency and protecting an organisations reputation."
FAST Ltd helps organisations to achieve the FAST Standard for Software Compliance (FSSC-1:2011), a shared private standard developed alongside the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Mr Lunt said the partnership further reinforces Certero's growing reputation in the SAM market.
This is a particularly innovative partnership" he said. "AssetStudio V4 has been designed to revolutionise the SAM market with its modular components, across multi platforms and vendors. It is capable of managing the most sophisticated and complex IT infrastructures and can now work alongside and complement other ITAM solutions such as Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM)."
Matthew Barnes, Managing Director for FAST Ltd comments:
"We are delighted to announce our new strategic partnership with Certero. The partnership of our two organisations is an exciting development for us. The modular approach to a fully integrated SAM solution will provide exciting new features and benefits previously unavailable to FAST customers. By combining FAST Ltd's, vast experience in SAM and IT compliance with Certero's enterprise SAM solutions, FAST will further enhance it capabilities in providing optimised SAM solutions and risk mitigation across multiple platforms and vendors, saving time and driving down IT costs."