Softchoice Partners With Centennial Software to Leverage Leading Automated IT Asset Discovery Technology


Portland, Ore. — August 29, 2006 — Centennial Software, a developer of IT security and asset management solutions, today announced a new OEM partnership with Softchoice, one of North America’s fastest growing providers of IT products and services. Under the terms of agreement, Softchoice will integrate Centennial’s award-winning inventory and software asset management software – Centennial Discovery – with its Softchoice TechCheck IT Asset Management Service. The new product, Centennial’s Softchoice Discovery, will offer customers a powerful and comprehensive software tool available for dynamically finding, identifying and auditing all corporate hardware and software on a network.

SoftchoiceÂ’s TechCheck is a consultative IT Asset Management service that delivers actionable systems management analysis to customers. By using a proprietary analysis process, SoftchoiceÂ’s accredited IT Asset Management Consultants provide thorough insights into IT environments. The integration with Centennial Discovery takes the serviceÂ’s inventory management capabilities to the next level by delivering the most comprehensive picture of all the hardware and software assets deployed across an entire network. With its ability to provide a full, dynamic audit of all devices throughout the enterprise, Discovery delivers near-real-time information on the configuration, usage and physical location of all hardware and software assets.

“IT asset management is critical to any organization concerned with technology optimization, software license compliance, and IT governance.

Network discovery is a vital first step in that process,” said Edwin Jansen, Services Manager at Softchoice. “Bundling our services with best-of-breed discovery and inventory management applications helps ensure that we’re providing the most comprehensive IT asset management offering to our customers.”

Centennial Discovery is the industryÂ’s premier IT asset and inventory management software solution. With its ability to identify virtually everything on a network, Discovery is the key to managing IT governance, ensuring software license compliance, eliminating unnecessary IT purchases and optimizing IT contract negotiations. When it comes to total network inventory, no other solution can match the breadth and depth of software audit and pc inventory capabilities provided by Discovery. Furthermore, the productÂ’s web-reporting capabilities provide faster, more intuitive methods for administrators and managers to access key information about the IT estate.

“Discovery is fundamentally different from any other inventory solutions on the market today – it won’t just give you an audit of the PCs you point it at, it will tell you about every piece of hardware it detects on the network and provide an entire map of all assets,” said Andy Burton, CEO of Centennial Software. “For that reason, it has been recognized as the leading point solution for network inventory and a perfect match for Softchoice’s TechCheck Services. Discovery will provide a real value-add to their customer-base and help Centennial reach additional audiences.”

About Softchoice

Softchoice helps North American businesses and organizations of all sizes select, acquire and manage their software and hardware technology resources. Softchoice achieved the designation as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies by Deloitte and the National Post in 2001, 2002, 2003,

2004 and qualified again for the fifth time in 2005. In 2006, Canadian Business magazine included Softchoice in its list of Best Workplaces in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Softchoice currently has 677 employees operating from more than 30 branches located in major cities across the U.S. and Canada. Approximately 56 percent of Softchoice's revenue is generated through its U.S. operations.

About Centennial Software

Centennial Software is a leading developer of IT asset discovery and security management solutions with nearly five million licenses sold around the world. Available through a global network of resellers and market-leading OEM vendors, Centennial SoftwareÂ’s solutions are designed to help organizations better manage their IT infrastructure, maintain compliance and reduce operational risks. The company operates offices in the USA, UK, Germany and Australia. For more information, please visit [ http://www.centennial-software.com ]www.centennial-software.com.


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