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EANS-News: USU Product Line Receives Coveted International ITIL Certification from PinkVERIFY

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Möglingen (euro adhoc) - The highly respected ITIL consultancy Pink Elephant has certified the compatibility of the integrated products Valuemation, USU KnowledgeCenter and ZIS-System with 12 ITIL v3 processes. With this certification, the Business Service Management provider USU is now one of the three manufacturers worldwide that have met the functional and integration requirements to conform to 12 - and more - ITIL v3 processes. After an objective examination process, USU received the ITIL v3 seal of approval for the product line Valuemation 3.6 in the following disciplines: Incident, Problem, Change, Request Fulfillment, Service Portfolio, Service Catalog, Service Asset & Configuration, Service Level and Financial Management as well as Knowledge Management and Event and Availability Management. The following USU products were also certified: In the category of Knowledge Management, the USU KnowledgeCenter Suite (Version 4.8); and in the area of Event and Availability Management, the product ZIS-System 5.3 from the USU subsidiary LeuTek.

The implementation of ITIL service management based on ITIL best practices has become a critical factor for those enterprises whose success increasingly depends on IT technology. This is why all larger companies have come to have their IT processes conform to ITIL best practices. PinkVERIFYTM is the only worldwide independent certification program that recognizes software solutions for their ability to provide sustained support for ITIL version 3 core processes. After a comprehensive process of validation, the experts at Pink Elephant concluded that the USU products had demonstrated absolute, unrestricted compatibility with ITIL v3 processes.

Valuemation is a modular, integrated suite of standard products for business service management (BSM). The suite links mission-critical IT applications, organizational structures, interfaces and technologies with business processes to ensure efficient use of enterprise resources. Recent studies conducted by international market research companies such as Forrester, Gartner and ECPweb.com have all rated USU as one of the world´s leading solution providers in the key BSM areas of IT Asset Management, Configuration Management and IT Service Management.

"ITIL helps to further strengthen the role IT plays in creating added value for business. That´s why the ITIL v3 certification by Pink Elephant is such an important milestone for us. This comprehensive certification truly underscores the correctness of our strategic alignment as an international software provider for business service management," stated Bernhard Oberschmidt, CEO and spokesperson for the Board of Management of USU AG

About USU

USU is the leading European vendor for IT and Knowledge Management software. Long-standing partnerships connect USU with market leaders in all areas of the economy. USU solutions enable them to apply the added value of IT, to become more flexible, to save costs and to minimize business risks. USU was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Germany.

With Valuemation®, USU offers a powerful and feature-rich integrated suite of tools for Business Service Management all from one source. This modular suite, which is recognized by leading international analysts, received the international ITIL v3 certification from PinkVERIFYTM. Customers use the USU KnowledgeCenter technology either in the form of an integrated research and navigation system or as a portal solution to activate all of an organization´s knowledge.

Further information is available at www.usu-ag.com

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