Procurement portals for academic institutions
We offer online portals & high quality distribution services specifically tailored to the software procurement processes of universities, schools & research institutions.
50+ procurement portals in the DACH region
We are the market leader in the DACH region and supply 80% of all German universities with software.
We operate more than 50 procurement portals where a wide variety of software downloads are available for staff, students, teachers and pupils from research & teaching institutions throughout the DACH region.
Benefits of having your own portal
asknet procurement portals are tailored to academic requirements and processes
Extensive range of products & manufacturers
Efficient procurement, distribution & billing of software
Precise access & rights management
Automatic user authentication
Management of campus & country licenses
Integration of hardware master agreements
Mapping of workflows & purchasing guidelines
High level of automation & comprehensive back-end integration
Audit-proof procurement history
Web statistics on the entire & current procurement situation
Hardware is staged with software from the portals
Custom invoice & payment options
Thanks to a range of interfaces, our portals can be seamlessly integrated into your systems and processes
Our portals can be easily integrated into ordering systems such as SAP. This allows your buyers to jump directly from your sourcing system to the asknet procurement portal and use all the functions there without leaving the procurement process
With the Transceiver, asknet provides a data export that allows you to conveniently import the data of your software assets from the asknet Procurement Portal into your SAM system.
asknet procurement portals can be connected to various identity providers such as Shibboleth and can thus be integrated with existing authentication systems.
Our procurement principle
Our public software shops
Discover the variety of products at best price in our public software shops
Our software shop for Academic & Research Institutions
Software for students at special academic rates
Affordable software for everyone