asknet AG, DE000A2E3707

asknet AG, DE000A2E3707

06.04.2018 - 10:09:07

asknet acquires three German universities as clients for new all-in-one package for Microsoft Office 365 licenses

asknet acquires three German universities as clients for new all-in-one package for Microsoft Office 365 licenses  

Karlsruhe, 6 March 2018 - asknet AG, a subsidiary of the Swiss-listed international technology and media company The Native SA (, has expanded its range of services. In addition to selling Microsoft software products for universities, asknet now also manages the distribution of licenses for Office 365 ProPlus including customer support. Academic customers thus benefit not only from attractive discounts when purchasing software via asknet, but also from the professional and efficient administration of the licenses.

Three renowned German universities have already been acquired as customers for the complete package. For its academic customers, asknet manages the creation and administration of Office 365 ProPlus permissions as well as the distribution of licenses via an asknet portal, including the in most cases fully automated verification of users. In addition, asknet also provides customer support for the installation of the programs and supports students and staff in all matters relating to ordering, downloading and periodical license renewals.

Michael Baumann, Head of the Academics Business Unit: "We are very pleased that we can now offer our customers all services relating to the distribution of Microsoft licenses from a single source. The service has been well received by the market and we are already in talks with other universities and institutions that have expressed interest in our bundled package of license distribution and customer support."

About asknet

asknet Group is an innovative supplier of e-business technologies and solutions for the global distribution and management of digital and physical goods. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the company is a pioneer of modern e-commerce with over 20 years' experience in the field. asknet's eCommerce Solutions Business Unit (previously Digital Goods and Physical Goods Business Unit) enables international manufacturers to successfully market their products in over 190 countries. The core product, asknet eCommerceSuite, covers the complete sales process and is suitable for manufacturers of both digital and physical goods. In addition, the company offers stand-alone services and solutions along the value chain. asknet's Academics Business Unit assists customers from the research and education sector in purchasing and managing software and hardware. Thanks to its close relations with over 80% of Germany's universities and research institutions, asknet is intimately familiar with their needs and requirements and can offer them specific solutions. asknet is part of The Native SA, the Swiss-listed content marketing, technology and e-commerce services group. For more information, visit and

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