Press Release

asknet announces sales partnership with U.S. software manufacturer ANSYS

Karlsruhe, 18 December 2017 – asknet AG, a supplier of global e-commerce solutions, has entered into a sales partnership with the U.S. company ANSYS Inc., the global leader in simulation software. asknet will immediately start to sell ANSYS products to German and Austrian customers in the research and education market on behalf of ANSYS Germany GmbH.

asknet’s strong position in the higher education market and close network of customers and partners as well as ANSYS’ global market leadership in CAE and multiphysics software with a focus on fluids (CFD), structural mechanics (FEM) and electromagnetics (EM) simulation were decisive for the creation of this strategic partnership.

Thomas Zanzinger, Managing Director of ANSYS Germany GmbH: “ANSYS has the best and the broadest range of engineering simulation software, for which we see a huge potential in the German-speaking academic market. Due to its unique market position, asknet is the perfect partner for ANSYS. We are looking forward to working with them.”

Headquartered in the Federal State of Pennsylvania, USA, ANSYS has developed engineering simulation software for more than 45 years and sells its products to a wide range of customers from the automotive, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries to the chemical and process industry to the power engineering and healthcare sector. ANSYS’ wide product range will now be offered via more than 40 academic software portals operated by asknet in Germany and Austria, which will give research groups, university departments and students access to high-quality, market-leading simulation software.

Tobias Kaulfuss: “The outsourcing of sales channels is an innovative approach which requires absolute confidence in the capabilities of the partner as well as many years of experience in this field. As a market leader with business relationships to more than 80 percent of the colleges and universities in Germany, we can offer both. No other company has a better understanding of the software procurement requirements and challenges of universities and research institutions in this country. This is what makes us such an effective distributor in this market.”



If you've ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you've used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs thousands of professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.


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. For more information, visit


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