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asknet launches fourth generation software portal

(PresseBox) (Karlsruhe, ) asknet AG has launched the first eProcurement portal of the fourth platform generation. An asknet-operated software portal for a large technical university went online on the new basis at the end of October. Building on the tried-and-tested third generation, the project was aimed at laying a future-proof basis for the portal platform of asknet’s Academics Business Unit. As a result of the migration to the new generation, which also included a design update, the university is now using an expandable and modern technology for its portal.

Thanks to the clear structure and improved modularity, the platform constitutes a stable basis that allows asknet to integrate new technologies and architectures, e.g. the new asknet academics products, which are specifically designed for the fourth generation. Key features of the portal were redeveloped from scratch and directly integrated into the new platform. As a result, the fourth platform generation guarantees increased efficiency in implementing customers’ specific wishes. A new, easy-to-use overview of orders, downloads and licenses, for instance, offers the final customer extensive research possibilities. Another key aspect in the development process was to facilitate a quick set-up for new customers and an effective supply of new features and versions for existing portals.

Michael Baumann, Head of the Academics Business Unit: “We are very satisfied with the implementation of our first new generation software portal. The coming months will see us migrate other existing customers to the fourth generation, and we also have some new customer projects in the pipeline. The reduced complexity of the new platform generation makes things much easier for both our customers and our company and offers real added value.”

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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 eCommerce Suite, 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