The trade in software is on the move – and we are too. That’s why on this page we would like to provide you with interesting information about the used software market.

30. August 2022

usedSoft with new management

Johannes Jäger is the new Managing Director of the used software provider usedSoft Deutschland GmbH. With immediate effect, Jäger is responsible for the entire customer business in Europe. This completes the planned change of generations that company founder Peter Schneider initiated before his death. With Johannes Jäger, usedSoft was able to win a sales professional […]

13. June 2022

Used software pioneer Peter Schneider has died

Only a few days ago, Peter Schneider, the founder of the international software trading group, usedSoft, passed away due to serious illness. His family announced this today. He had reached the age of 67. Peter Schneider founded the company usedSoft in 2003 and managed it since then. In so doing, he laid the foundation for […]

15. February 2022

Used software: 2019 versions in the fast lane

The 2019 versions of Microsoft Office applications and servers were bought more frequently than their previous versions for the first time last year. This was announced today by the European used software supplier usedSoft. The best-selling software was “Office 2019 Standard”. The sales figures for “Windows Server 2019” and the associated RDS CALs (Client Access […]

6. December 2021

Six tips for buying secondhand software

Buying secondhand licences is not only particularly inexpensive, but if you use a professional provider, it’s also just as easy, fast and secure as buying them new. Those who prefer to buy new software because they’re not properly up-to-date about secondhand licences will end up spending more money than they need to. The following six […]

9. November 2021

A court confirms: usedSoft’s online shop is unrivalled

The Dortmund District Court has issued an interesting ruling on a competition law issue. As a result, the used software pioneer usedSoft may quite rightly continue to present itself as the only B2B specialised used software provider that has a professional online shop. Our opposing party no doubt thought a different conclusion would be reached… […]

12. October 2021

Windows 10 still available second-hand

Microsoft has just launched the latest version of its operating system, Windows 11. While any differences to the previous version can only really be seen in its new design, its hardware requirements have increased markedly. This entails risks when switching over. For companies, this means it’s worthwhile continuing to issue devices with Windows 10. The […]

20. July 2021

usedSoft sponsors darts pro Max Hopp

*European used software dealer usedSoft steps up its involvement in competitive darts. As of today, the company will be sponsoring Germany’s most famous darts pro Max Hopp. “Having competed in the world cup eight times, Max is Germany’s most successful darts pro and the perfect addition to our usedSoft team”, explains Peter Schneider, founder and […]

7. July 2021

usedSoft receives B2B award as part of “Germany’s Best Online Shops”

The IT trade journal manage it handed out awards to “Germany’s Best Online Shops” for the first time this year. the criteria for the award included a comprehensive range of products, a clearly laid out site and customer-friendly processing. Prizes were awarded in three categories: B2B hardware, B2B software and B2B office supplies. Used software […]

21. May 2021

usedSoft: Revenue growth despite corona

The demand for used software products from industry pioneer usedSoft proved exceptionally robust during the previous business year. In contrast to the general trend within the branch, the international software trading group even saw its revenue grow. While the total software market shrank by up to four per cent during the corona-blighted year of 2020 […]

14. May 2021

ITdistri: Consequences of the Pandemic – More Software, Less Budget

Companies and public authorities are needing significantly more software licences due to the pandemic-related home office boom. However, many of them don’t have a higher IT budget available for this. This is the outcome of the latest survey conducted by the used software distributor and reseller usedSoft. Click here for the whole article.

26. April 2021

Consequences of the pandemic: more software, less budget

Companies and public authorities need significantly more software licences due to the pandemic-related home office boom. However, many of them don’t have a higher IT budget available for this. This is the outcome of the latest survey conducted by the used software trading company usedSoft. More than 550 purchasing decision-makers from companies and public authorities […]

16. March 2021

usedSoft sponsors Darts Pro Vincent van der Voort

usedSoft, the European trading enterprise for used software, is the new sponsor of darts professional Vincent van der Voort. From today, the Dutchman will compete in the second “Super Series” tournament of the professional association PDC in Milton Keynes, Great Britain (16 to 19 March 2021).  “Vincent van der Voort is not only a sure […]

3. March 2021

Used software: More than tenfold increase in Office 2019 sales

The sales figures for used “Office 2019 Standard” licences grew more than tenfold last year. These numbers were published by the European used software supplier usedSoft today. Furthermore, licences that grant remote access to company servers from home offices were in greater demand than ever. “Office 2019 Standard” software was purchased ten times more frequently […]

18. June 2020

usedSoft grows by 30 percent

The used software pioneer once again saw double-digit growth in the previous business year / more than 6 new customers each day / 2020 business year running satisfactorily so far despite corona crisis The international software trading group usedSoft continued on its exceptional growth course in the 2019 business year. The usedSoft Group’s total revenue […]

9. April 2020

Used software buyers prefer to avoid cloud models

Around half of the companies which purchase used software do so owing to a dislike of cloud and subscription models. This was the finding of a recent market survey conducted by used software provider usedSoft. However, the most important factor in the purchase of a used licence is and will remain the price … In […]

26. November 2019

usedSoft is expanding its product range to include CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019

The used software pioneer usedSoft has gained Corel as a further manufacturer in its portfolio. With immediate effect, the graphic design software “CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019” is available in the online shop at a favourable price. In addition to basic licences, upgrade licences are also available. As from 1st December, these licences will no […]

30. August 2019

usedSoft to concentrate on its European business

The international software trading group usedSoft intends to concentrate on the European market in the future, and has therefore divested itself from its subsidiaries in Asia and South Africa. These have been acquired by an international group of investors. The sale has generated a revenue for usedSoft amounting to several million Euros. The usedSoft companies […]

30. July 2019

usedSoft focusing more heavily on online sales

The international software trading group usedSoft is forging ahead with the digitalisation of its business model. In doing so, the used software pioneer has enlarged its online trading platform; functions and product range have been expanded. One visible sign of that is the merging of the two former usedSoft websites. Previously the main web […]

14. May 2019

usedSoft again achieves record-breaking sales

The growth of international software trade group usedSoft continued to accelerate in FY2018. In the past fiscal year, usedSoft companies earned a total revenue of €29.4m. That corresponds to a growth of more than 48 percent compared to the previous year. In 2017 revenue was €19.8m (18 percent over the previous year). In 2016 it […]

26. February 2019

Activating volume licenses – the difference between MAK and KMS

In our new video we will explain how you can activate your Microsoft volume licenses. Basically you have two options: using MAK (Multiple Activation Key) or KMS (Key Management Service). But which variant is the one for you? Have a look at our video tutorial.

25. April 2018

Ex-BAYER boss Schneider moves to usedSoft

Manfred Schneider, the former Chairman of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of BAYER AG, has joined the Executive Board of the renowned used software supplier usedSoft. “I enjoy supporting young companies that bring a breath of fresh air to the market,” is how Manfred Schneider describes his reason for committing to usedSoft. “The […]

15. January 2018

Lawyer Christian Ballke on the legal basis for the trade in used software

All essential questions of principle regarding trading with used software have been clarified since the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of 2012. In an interview, lawyer Christian Ballke explains the legal principle affected by trade. Watch the video on Youtube.