Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distributor and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., has announced that its UK operation has expanded its services capabilities through the acquisition of the assets of Mattelli Ltd, a specialist in IT estate management. The UNITY platform developed by Mattelli enables organisations to effectively manage their IT hardware and software assets and solve common challenges such as software compliance, contract management, renewals management, cost allocation and tracking, budget forecasting and tracking, and tendering.
Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, commented, "The addition of an estate management solution into our portfolio and the skilled software and services resources the acquisition brings to Avnet further support our strategic direction to significantly grow our services offerings and capabilities. We will continue to identify and develop Avnet services that support growth for our business partners and drive product demand for our suppliers. This initiative will launch in the UK then rapidly extend into other EMEA geographies."
The Mattelli estate management solution is underpinned by sophisticated software that integrates innovative technology from strategic partnerships. The solution automates the highly complex process of gathering a company's hardware and software estate and is able to cross reference this information against contractual agreements.
"Creating new services offerings requires considerable investment in terms of skills and resources, so by delivering a comprehensive portfolio of IT estate management solutions to our partners we're removing a barrier to entry and providing them with a means of differentiation," stated John Toal, vice president and country manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK and Ireland. "This is about enabling our partners to achieve profitable growth by giving them the ability to more thoroughly understand their customers' estates and in doing so solve the problem of managing IT assets, which has been an issue for the industry for many years."
Unique to the Mattelli estate management solution is its modeling capability, creating 'what if' analyses against a series of parameters and its highly sophisticated visualisation functionality, which presents one version of the IT asset truth across an entire enterprise.
Simon Ellis, Mattelli co-founder and now business unit director, estate management services and solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, "The estate management solution is a perfect extension to Avnet's services portfolio. The scale and scope Avnet brings will make it possible to accelerate the speed at which partners can take advantage of this considerable market growth opportunity."