USU Software AG
The USU Group is the largest European provider of IT and knowledge management software. Market leaders in all sectors of the international economy use USU applications to create transparency, become more agile, save costs, and reduce risks. USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), listed in the Prime Standard of the German stock exchange, incorporates USU GmbH – established in 1977 – as well as Aspera GmbH, Aspera Technologies Inc.,LeuTek GmbH, OMEGA Software GmbH and USU SAS.
The IT Management division supports companies with extensive ITIL®-compatible solutions for strategic and operational IT & enterprise service management. With USU solutions, customers gain an overall view of their IT processes and IT infrastructure and are able to transparently plan, allocate, monitor and actively manage IT services. USU is one of the world's leading providers in the software license management sector.
With intelligent solutions and expertise in digital interaction, USU is a prime mover in the digitization of business processes. Standard software and consulting services help to automate service processes and actively provide knowledge for all communication channels and customer contact points in sales, marketing, and customer service. Our range in this field is rounded off by system integration, individual applications and software for industrial big data.
USU has more than 700 employees working at 17 international locations.
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After studying economics, Bernhard Oberschmidt joined USU AG, today a group subsidiary of USU Software AG, in 1996. After assignments in finance and quality management, he took charge of accounting and controlling in 1998. In this position, he also helped oversee the stock market flotation of USU AG in 2000. Oberschmidt was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2002 as part of the merger between Openshop Holding AG and USU AG to form what is now the USU Group. Today he is Chief Executive Officer of USU Software AG and is responsible for the Group’s strategy as well as the Finance, Investor Relations and Central Administration divisions.
Bernhard Böhler is a co-founder of the USU subsidiary Aspera GmbH. Since 2000, he has played a key role in advancing sales, marketing and the internationalization of the company. Before Aspera was founded, Böhler was a Global Account Manager at Software Spectrum Inc. In this role, he looked after the European subsidiaries of Fortune 500 companies and coordinated international sales projects. As a director of USU Software AG, Böhler is now responsible for sales, marketing and the internationalization of the entire group.
Dr. Benjamin Strehl
Benjamin Strehl studied business management with an emphasis on business IT and international management in Wiesbaden, Los Angeles and Singapore. After completing his degree (Diplom-Kaufmann), he worked for IBM and then Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he was involved in numerous projects for international groups focusing on organization, processes and IT strategies. In 2010, he moved to USU Software AG and was initially responsible for acquisitions, strategy and business development. In 2012, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Leipzig's IT Institute with a dissertation on innovation management in the service center. As a director, Strehl now focuses on achieving acquisitional growth within the USU Group as well as on research and development and consulting.
Gabriele Walker-Rudolf, Markgröningen,
on the Supervisory Board since 2019
USU (Möglingen, Germany) thrives on its ability to recognize market trends, technological developments and customer needs early and comprehensively, to derive and develop innovations fitting these trends and to successfully market them.
In its capacity with responsibility for the future of the company and its staff, the Management Board has decided to install an Advisory Board whose members are to support the company with their advice and information from the perspectives of the market, IT scientific theory and practice, and with their general management experience. These members are as follows:
IS Manager, Arburg GmbH & Co. KG
Chairman of the Management Board of the Stuttgarter Versicherungsgruppe
CEO Langham Hospitality Group
Chief Information Officer, Voith Digital Solutions GmbH
Dr. Hans-Joachim Popp
Dr. Dieter Pütz
Senior Vice President IT Shared Services, Dt. Post IT Services GmbH
Member of the Management Board of LVM-Versicherung
Member of the Management Board IT/Operations Basler Insurance
Member of the Management Board HUK-Coburg