ACOmarket GmbH is the central IT service broker and service provider of the Austrian universities

for the entire education and science sector in Austria
with the following main focus:

  • Negotiation and conclusion of IT-relevant contracts (in particular software licences, cloud usage contracts, etc.).
  • Provision of IT services for the education and science sector.
  • Representation of Austrian universities in relevant initiatives both at a national and international level and coordination of activities, especially at EU level.
  • Provision of competences for the successful use of cloud resources.
  • Joint competence centre to support the continuous safeguarding of governance and compliance, especially in the areas of data protection, IT security and licence management.

 
Like the ACONET association, ACOmarket is available as a service provider to all non-profit institutions of research, education and culture in Austria.

VISION

ACOmarket is the competent partner for digitisation demands of Austrian universities, aiming to support them substantially through synergies across higher education institutions and innovation as enabled by information technology. ACOmarket is the effective partner for digitisation demands of Austrian universities, providing them with substantial support through information technology driven innovation and synergies across higher education institutions.

MISSION

Joint contracts for IT services, consulting and cloud services are to be used to achieve a better positioning on the market. Cooperation with the universities shall result in innovative and high-quality solutions, better contractual conditions and greater legal certainty, while universities save a great deal of their own effort in procurement, contract design and administration. Joint contracts for IT services, consulting and cloud services achieve better positioning on the market. Cooperation with the universities shall result in innovative and high-quality solutions, better contractual conditions and greater legal certainty, while universities are able to substantially reduce their own effort in respect to procurement, contract design and administration.

Data recovery service

As of 1 March 2022, ACOmarket offers the data recovery service with its cooperation partner Siecon.

Data recovery cases can be reported on https://acomarket.datenrettung360.at.

First, Siecon conducts an analysis and makes an offer based on its results. Within one week after acceptance of the offer and advance payment, data recovery will start.

 

Whistleblower platform

As of November 2021, ACOmarket offers all universities a comprehensive solution that complies with EU Whistleblower Directive 2019/1937.
White label SaaS solution from Vispato (Germany)
Hosted by DATEV (Nuremberg)

Individual URL and start page for each university, e.g.: univ1.whistleblower.ac.at

PRICE: from 89 € per month + implementation effort (approx. 10 h)
Cooperation with a specialised law firm as an option

Protects not only the whistleblower, but all persons involved!

Red Hat reseller agreement

ACOmarket has signed a reseller agreement with Red Hat. With this agreement, all universities and ACONET members can purchase licences and subscriptions at reduced prices via ACOmarket.

ADOBE campus contract

ACROBAT Pro or CREATIVE CLOUD Pro (= all apps)
Can be licensed for all employees according to FTE
Students can be licensed separately (minimum quantity 500).
If Acrobat is licensed according to FTE, CCP single licenses can also be ordered.
Creative Cloud Pro also includes stock photos!

      Enterprise Term License Agreement
Starts on 20 November 2021
Contract term: 3 years
Payable annually in advance
Accession to the contract possible after 6 months (20 May 2022) or annually