Jisc Signs New Agreement with Certero, Providing Advanced ITAM, SAM, ITOM, and SaaS Optimization Solutions for the Academic Sector, Through a Preferentially Priced ‘Chest’ Agreement

Certero, leaders in ITAM/SAM, ITOM, SaaS and Cloud management solutions, have signed a multi-year agreement with Jisc – a not-for-profit negotiating body representing UK higher education and academic research institutions – to launch a ‘Chest’ agreement, providing preferentially priced academic licenses for their commercially available software and selected services.

The Certero Chest agreement comes as part of their drive into the IT channel network, partnering with leading solution providers across verticals and territories, and opening up their unique ability to discover, visualize and optimize IT infrastructure, to new industry sectors and channel partners.

Certero’s Director of Strategic & Channel Partnerships, Josh Shields comments: “Our Partnership with Jisc is an exciting milestone in our company history and reinforces our commitment to working with partners in the IT channel. We’re excited to work together and provide a world-class product and customer service experience to the education sector.” 

Caren Milloy, director of licensing at Jisc said: “With digital transformation at the top of the education sector’s agenda, the agreement with Certero to deliver a range of SaaS products and address a range of IT needs through one interface will bring cost and efficiency savings and support institutions in their digital transformation goals.”


What Does the Certero Chest Agreement Cover?

The Certero Chest Agreement covers a number of products powered by Certero’s ‘unified platform’, which enables organizations to address a broad range of IT visibility, governance, cost-optimization, and risk mitigation challenges, all through a holistic ‘single-pane-of-glass’ solution that spans common environments – including Mac as well as Windows, Linux, Unix etc.

Available via flexible deployment, on-premises or fully SaaS-provisioned solutions, the following Certero Products are now available for purchase by Jisc members:

  • Certero Enterprise Standard Edition – A streamlined IT Asset Management (ITAM) and Software Asset Management (SAM) solution, offering centralized visibility of all networked assets with an IP address. With advanced discovery capabilities, it automatically recognizes software and provides real-time control over software licensing, effectively putting an end to the typical 30% overspend on software that organizations often incur.
  • Certero App Centre – A self-service software portal that enables users to independently access applications while offering IT departments control for compliance and cost management; featuring a customizable interface, it allows automatic installations or multi-level approval configurations.
  • Certero for SaaS: M365 & Adobe A solution to see, manage and eliminate overspend with your SaaS subscriptions. Typically, that’s a 50% saving on what you’re currently paying for”.
  • PowerStudio – PowerStudio is an out-of-the-box, enterprise-level, PC Power Management software solution which, by applying centralized computer power policies, enables organizations to meet energy-saving goals without affecting user productivity.

Certero complements the above products with a range of services delivered by their in-house services function. These services cover;

  • Implementation and Configuration Services – Ensure correct installation, coverage, and personalized configuration for your new solution, guaranteeing peace of mind and maximizing the technology’s value quickly.
  • Product Training and Education – Efficient knowledge transfer from Certero experts ensures you get the most value from your products and solutions.
  • Certero Professional ServicesCertero provide a range of professional services to help organizations optimize spend, mitigate risk and drive efficiency. Whether this is one-off Effective License Position, or Audit Defense Service, or more strategic SAM Managed Services, we can help organizations reach their goals.

To explore the Certero Chest Agreement and discover how Certero’s solutions can benefit your organization, visit Certero Chest Agreement. For enquiries and further information, reach out to Certero directly at Contact Certero. Elevate your IT management experience with Certero’s cutting-edge technology and expertise.


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