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 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. asknet’s strong position in the higher education market and close network of customers and partners as well as ANSYS’ global market leadership in CAE and multiphysics software with a focus on fluids (CFD), structural mechanics (FEM) and electromagnetics (EM) simulation were decisive for the creation of this strategic partnership. The outsourcing of sales channels is an innovative approach which requires absolute confidence in the capabilities of the partner as well as many years of experience in this field. As a market leader with business relationships to more than 80 percent of the colleges and universities in Germany, we can offer both. No other company has a better understanding of the software procurement requirements and challenges of universities and research institutions in this country. This is what makes us such an effective distributor in this market.