USU Software

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USU Software AG
Public
IndustryComputer software, Business Service Management, Knowledge Management
Founded1977
Headquarters
Key people
  • management: Bernhard Oberschmidt, chairman of the board, Bernhard Böhler, Benjamin Strehl
  • supervisory board: Udo Strehl, chairman, Günter Daiss, Erwin Staudt
Revenue84.4 mio. € (2017) [1]
Number of employees
668
Website[1]

USU Software AG is headquartered in Möglingen, Germany, and is a Holding Company for various subsidiaries that operate as international software and service companies. The company focuses primarily on digitalizing IT and customer services. The USU company Aspera Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Boston, U.S. In fiscal year 2016, the group generated revenue of €84.4 million with a total of 668 employees. Its net profit for the same year was €3.4 million. In addition to Switzerland and Austria, the company’s key international markets are the United States, France, Italy and Great Britain. USU Software AG is listed in the Prime Segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurt, Germany)[2]

Company history[edit]

USU was founded in 1977 as Udo Strehl Unternehmensberatung[3] and is headquartered in Möglingen near Stuttgart, Germany. The company has worked in the area of IT management since 1988. One further focus since 1995 has been knowledge management. The company was floated on July 4, 2000. It took over OMEGA GmbH in 2005, LeuTek GmbH in 2006 and Aspera GmbH in 2010 to expand its product portfolio.[4] [5] The USU Group took a majority stake in BIG Social Media GmbH, Berlin, at the end of 2012. Aspera Technologies Inc. was founded in Boston in 2013. A new Industrial Big Data research unit was also established in 2013. SecurIntegration GmbH, Cologne, a company that specializes in SAP license management, was acquired in mid-2015. It was merged with Aspera GmbH in 2016. At the beginning of 2017, unitb technologies GmbH, a full-service agency for digital media and IT, became a member of the USU Group. In May 2017, EASYTRUST SAS became the first French company to be acquired by the group. EASYTRUST, which was renamed as USU SAS at the end of 2017, specializes in data center inventory and Oracle license management. In spring 2018, the subsidiary USU AG changed its legal form and has been operating under the name USU GmbH. unymira, a new business segment of USU GmbH, was created in 2018. It focuses on digitizing business processes in service and bundles the portfolio of the four previously independent USU divisions BIG Social Media, Business Solutions, KCenter and unitb technology. The USU Group has more than 100 customers, including Allianz, BASF, BMW Group, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, Nokia Siemens Networks, Orange, Poste Italiane and Volkswagen.[6]

References[edit]

[1]

  1. ^ a b USU Software AG. "annual report 2017" (PDF; 5 MB). Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  2. ^ "Börse Frankfurt - Startseite". boerse-frankfurt.com.
  3. ^ "USU - The Knowledge Business Company". www.usu.de.
  4. ^ "USU - The Knowledge Business Company". www.usu.de. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "USU Buys Majority Stake In Aspera". The ITAM Review.
  6. ^ "Key Developments: USU Software AG". Reuters.