Bremen, August 15, 2018 – Univention, a specialist in IT infrastructure and identity management, offers software manufacturers an attractive distribution channel: They can sell their solutions directly online via the Univention App Center. IT service providers and system houses are now able to combine tailor-made solutions from a broad portfolio of business applications to their customers. The Univention App Center is a central component of the ID management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and makes the installation of cloud and enterprise applications almost as easy as the installation of smartphone apps. The advantage for everyone involved: In addition to providing the software, Univention also handles the entire billing management. The App Center already offers ownCloud, Nextcloud, Bareos, Collabora, Kopano, KIX, OpenProject and other solutions.

Special offer for resellers and system vendors: ownCloud UCS bundle at special conditions

As part of a short-run sales campaign, resellers and system vendors will now receive a UCS/ownCloud solution bundle at a reduced subscription price until December 31, 2018. The offer is available online via the Univention App Center and addresses small and medium-sized companies in particular. The entry-level price starts at 1.254,- Euro for 10 ownCloud users and can be scaled up to a maximum installation size of 250 ownCloud users. The UCS subscription is already included in this price. The use of UCS as domain controller with more than 10 clients is also possible through the extension with further UCS domain services.
“Especially small and medium-sized enterprises need simple and quickly deployable management solutions for their private server infrastructure. With the connection of UCS and ownCloud you get exactly that: A secure corporate server that is easy to set up, manage and customize,” says Jörg Eberwein, Head Partners & Alliances at ownCloud.
ownCloud stands for GDPR compliant data exchange. With 200,000 installations and over 25 million users, ownCloud is the largest open source file sharing project worldwide. ownCloud combines “consumer-grade” usability with “enterprise-grade” security. Further details about this bundle can be found on the website.

For software manufacturers – easy registration, fast distribution

Listing applications in the Univention App Center is free of charge and very easy: after registration, software manufacturers offer their solution as an app. To increase user-friendliness through single sign-on and to facilitate administration, you can also perform a deeper integration of UCS identity management. When an app is purchased, a transaction fee will be charged to the manufacturer.

Advantages for system vendors and service providers

Resellers and service providers also benefit from the App Center: You can provide your customers with the applications they need flexibly and invoice licenses transparently and easily. Time-consuming contract negotiations with individual software manufacturers are no longer necessary. Resellers can register here.

Quote Bechtle

“The UCS App Center enables us to build complete IT environments for our customers and now license them very easily,” says Marcel Wannek, Account Manager at Bechtle, one of the most successful IT service providers in Europe. “This reduces the coordination effort a lot, because it is no longer necessary to agree individual contracts with every app manufacturer. In addition, the App Center not only introduces us to new and interesting solutions, but also provides us with a quick overview of the associated licensing and support models.”

About Univention

Univention is a leading supplier of Open Source products for the operation and management of IT infrastructures.
The core product is Univention Corporate Server (UCS), a flexible, cost-efficient and successful alternative to server solutions from Microsoft. UCS includes comprehensive Active Directory functions and an App Center to integrate and operate enterprise applications.
(Optional:) UCS allows web-based IT management and is well suited for organizations of any size, either as a classic server solution, in the cloud or in hybrid IT environments. UCS is designed to operate as part of existing Microsoft infrastructures and supports the easy replacement of Microsoft Windows domains. www.univention.com

About ownCloud

ownCloud is the largest Open Source Filesharing solution in the world with 200.000 installations and more than 25 million users. ownCloud combines consumer-grade usability with enterprise-grade security (GDPR compliant). It enables users to access data no matter where it is stored or which device is used. The data can be stored in the cloud or reside on-premises. By giving organizations the visibility and control required to manage sensitive data while offering users the modern collaboration experience they demand, productivity and security are increased at the same time. For more information, visit www.owncloud.com

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