Press Release

asknet stamped with Quality Seal from BITMi

Software Solutions From asknet AG Approved to Carry BITMi’s “Software Made in Germany” Quality Seal.

Karlsruhe, 12 March 2013 – asknet AG, a leading provider of international e-commerce solutions for digital products and e-procurement portals in the research and training sectors, was awarded the “Software Made in Germany” (SMiG) quality seal by the Federal association of SME IT service providers (BITMi) today at CeBIT. BITMi’s SMiG initiative demonstrates the German IT sector’s high quality standards.

Candidates must meet intensive testing criteria to receive the quality seal award: well-thought-out design, proven solutions, well-engineered production processes, innovation, and competent customer service. In addition, both major development steps in the production process and software quality control must be carried out in Germany. The future compatibility of software is another important criterion.

“We are very pleased about this award,” said Michael Konrad, CEO of asknet AG. “The seal is an endorsement of our corporate strategy, which is to provide excellent solutions to our clients. This assures users that asknet is meeting the highest quality standards now and will continue to do so in the future.”

asknet is a leading international provider of cloud-based outsourcing solutions for the global sale of digital products via the internet. Technologies developed by asknet are fully scalable and offer the highest levels of flexibility. For a number of years the company has also run, a platform which allows students to purchase software solutions under special conditions.

About asknet

asknet offers its clients customized outsourcing solutions for global software sales via the Internet. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, formerly the University of Karlsruhe), the company has become a leading independent global provider for electronic software distribution. In addition to its fully integrated shop solutions for software publishers, the company develops and maintains portals for software distribution and supplies software products to around 80% of German universities. In 2011, asknet recorded sales of approximately EUR 65.4 million. asknet’s clients include numerous providers of specialty software such as ABBYY, CyberLink, F-Secure, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, and Panda Security.