“The UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG) is a not-for-profit independent membership organisation for all users of SAP software, and is funded and run by members, for the benefit of members. The focus of UKISUG is to help members learn from, network and collaborate with each other, SAP experts, SAP partners and the whole SAP community, as well as providing an independent channel through which to influence SAP”.

“ASUG members make up the world’s largest network of SAP customers, partners, and professionals. Together, we drive organisations, teams, and careers forward by expanding what’s possible with SAP solutions. The ASUG network includes 130,000 professionals across thousands of member organisations. Our membership roster includes C-suite executives, solution architects, and day-to-day end users from every industry. The collective power of our membership means ASUG has the ability to access and influence SAP and its partner ecosystem. This allows us to work together to shape the future and solve critical business challenges”.

ITAA is the alliance of global IT Sourcing, Licensing and Asset Management experts, fully focused in their respective fields. As an alliance, our objective is ensuring our customers have access to our network of subject matters experts, highly experienced in delivering the most challenging projects. Our project outcomes are measurable, achievable, realistic and delivered in a timely manner without jeopardising quality.

License Consulting was established in 2007 which makes it the oldest consultancy firm dedicated to Oracle licensing today. After becoming a trusted partner for many organisations License Consulting grew to be the one-stop-shop for Oracle compliance auditing, negotiation, tactical and strategical advisory as well as ongoing compliance advisory. Clients are guided towards an informed choice when reducing their risks, costs and mitigating other complexities in Oracle licensing.

Founded in February 2020 by two former Microsoft negotiators, LicenseQ is a firm with very seasoned professionals. With a multitude of years of licensing knowledge, LicenseQ is able to offer best in class licensing solutions to their clients. They are doing this as a fully independent party. Where you often see that licensing advice comes from Microsoft Certified Partners that get compensated by Microsoft, LicenseQ have explicitly chosen to remain independent. Their expertise lies in optimising contracts, advising on cloud procurement and negotiating new purchases.

SolarCom started in 2009 providing license compliance consulting and audit defence services to IBM customers worldwide. Founded by a former Deloitte auditor, SolarCom has since developed a training program and an online IBM license management tool. Since 2016 all these services are delivered through the brand name Blue-LM. SolarCom continues to invest in research and automation to provide the best end-to-end IBM license management support to its clients, including full deployment and configuration of the IBM license metric tool (ILMT).

Aster Commercial Services began in 2017. Drawing on over 60 years of combined experience, Aster resolved to set up an alternative procurement company. Today, Aster are proud that their unique approach is now benefiting a wide range of businesses, from FTSE 500 global firms to small local charities. Aster are a team of highly experienced, yet down-to-earth individuals who are consultative, rather than consultants. Their flexible, collaborative way of working ensures the right solutions can be implemented quickly and simply. The fact is procurement doesn’t have to be complex and cumbersome. With a hands-on style, coupled with an ability to cut through complexity, Aster believe in working together to find the ideal solution at every step.



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