Join ASAM

Become part of an active community.

How to Join ASAM

Before you fill out the Membership Request Form we ask you to get familiar with the ASAM Statutes and the Regulation of Fees. If you have questions when determining your member class, please check the FAQs below or contact us at info(at)asam.net.

 

After turning in your Membership Request Form, the ASAM Office will forward your application to the Board of Directors for approval. Upon decision of acceptance, the ASAM Office welcomes you and guides you through the server registration process. We also provide all relevant information (e. g. guidelines) and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to inspire you to become an active member of the community so you can take the full advantage of your membership. 

 

Member Benefits

ASAM members have a number of benefits that you may take advantage of. Depending on your member class, you may be entitled to:

  • download ASAM standards free of charge
  • get ASAM software free of charge
  • use the ASAM Technical Support (support@asam.net)
  • submit change requests for existing ASAM standard
  • submit project proposal to start a standard development project
  • participate in public review processes (review and comment on proposals and public draft standards)
  • participate in standard development projects
  • participate in ASAM events (General Assembly, etc) to network within the ASAM community
  • exercise voting rights at the General Assembly
  • apply to be candidate for an ASAM committee (Board of Directors or  Technical Steering Committee)
  • take advantage of marketing opportunities offered by ASAM e.V.

Depending on the member class you apply for, these benefits may be limited.

Member Benefits

ASAM members have significant benefits. Join ASAM to participate in the standardization process or to download standards for free. 
 

Member Benefts


ASAM Membership - FAQ

ASAM welcomes OEMs, suppliers, tool vendors, engineering service providers, universities, and research institutes to apply for membership.

Generally only independent legal entities can become ASAM member. Divisions or departments of companies or private persons cannot apply for membership.

To find the right member class, you first have to determine whether you are an OEM, supplier, tool vendor, service provider, university, or non-profit research institute.

The exact member class is then defined by the size of your company in terms of employees. 

 

  1. OEMs and Suppliers
    This member group comprises all companies who are not implementing ASAM standards into their products but actually use ASAM compliant tools in their development process. They can only apply as a whole organization which includes all affiliated companies.

    Applicants for this member group can choose between an Executive Membership (E) that includes the full scale of benefits or a Passive Membership (P) that excludes active particpation in project groups, etc. (see table below)

    Depending on the number of employees, OEMs and Suppliers may apply for membership classes
    A (=> AE / AP)
    B (=> BE / BP) or
    C (=> CE/CP)
     
  2. Tool Vendors and Service Providers
    This member group comprises all tool vendors and system integrators who develop and sell tools that are compliant to ASAM standards and / or provide engineering services for the group of OEMs and Suppliers.

    Tool Vendors and Service Providers can either apply as a whole corporatation or as a subsidiary. Only independent legal entities can become ASAM member. Single departments or private cannot apply for membership. 

    Tool Vendors and Service Providers may apply for membership classes D - G.
     
  3. Universities and Research Institutes
    This member group comprises universities and research institutes that are not profit-oriented. 

    This member group can either apply as a whole organization or as a division. Single persons or students cannot apply for membership. 
     
    This member group is the only one that does not define its class by number of employees. Universities and Research Institutes may apply for membership class H.
     

The benefits for each group are determined as following:

 

OEMs / Suppliers (Executive)

OEMs / Suppliers
(Passive)

Tool Vendors / Service Providors

Universities / Research Institutes

Download ASAM standards free of chargexxxx
Get ASAM software free of chargex50% offxx
Use the ASAM Technical Support (support@asam.net)xxxx
Submit change requests for existing ASAM standardxxxx
Submit project proposal to start a standard development projectx-xx
Participate in public review processes (review and comment on proposals and public draft standard)xxxx
Participate in standard development projectsx-xx
Participate at the General Assembly and other official ASAM events (network within the ASAM community)xxxx
Exercise voting rights at the General Assemblyxxxx
Apply to be candidate for an ASAM committee (Board of Directors and / or  Technical Steering Committee)x-xx
Take advantage of marketing opportunities offered by ASAM e.V.xxxx


Learn more about the fee structure.

No, a division or department doesn't count as legal entity. The whole company needs to become member to benefit from ASAM standards.

A membership term begins in January and ends in December. The Membership is automatically renewed every year. Cancellation of membership is only possible every December 31 with a 6-month notice! 
(Cancellation deadline: June 30)

 

Applications after January will be charged on a pro rata basis for the first year. 

The size of your company defines your membership class and therefore the cost of your membership. Find out your membership fee in the regulation of fees.

 

If your company becomes member during the year, only the fee for the remaining months of the years will be charged (on a pro rata basis).  

 

Active participation in ASAM standards development projects or ASAM bodies will be rewarded with "Credit Vouchers" of 2.500 € per activity (with a maximum of 5.000 € deduction / year and a limit of 50% of the yearly membership fee). Certain restrictions apply. Read more on how to qualify for Credit Vouchers: Credit Voucher Concept 

 

Credit vouchers will be automatically deducted from the yearly invoice. They are based on ASAM's good-will. There is no legal claim to the issuing of credit vouchers.  

 

After approval by the ASAM board, the company will receive a welcome letter together with information about the ASAM membership, a questionnaire for adding your company profile to our member directory and an invoice from ASAM. Depending on the date of entry the invoice will be issued for the whole year (full annual fee) or for a part of it (on a pro rata basis for the remaining months of the year).

 

The membership only begins after receipt of payment. 

Participating in an ASAM project groups gives you benefits such as:

  • the opportunity to influence the content of the standard according to your requirements and 
  • a reduced time-to-market

Beyond that, ASAM working groups are a good place to exchange ideas and knowledge with other experts and to network. 

 

However, ASAM recognizes that taking on an active role in ASAM is voluntary and generates costs within the member company. Therefore, ASAM has established the Credit Voucher Concept to show our appreciation. Members may qualify for credit vouchers by participating in standardization development projects or in one of the ASAM bodies (TSC or Board of Directors). The credits will be issued after completion of the project and automatically deducted from the yearly invoice in the subsequent year. 

 

Credit vouchers reduce the invoice by 2.500 € per activity (with a maximum of 5.000 € deduction / year and a limit of 50% of the yearly membership fee). Certain restrictions apply. Read more on how to qualify for credit vouchers: Credit Voucher Concept

 

Please note: The issuing of credit vouchers is based on ASAM's good-will. There is no legal claim to the issuing of credit vouchers.

ASAM provides professional services to its members through an office and by maintaining an IT infrastructure. This is permanently available to members. Furthermore, standard development projects typically get a budget that provides for major parts of the work required to develop and finish a standard, e.g. for hiring a service provider to do the routine work. So, standard development comes with costs. The pricing models both for an ASAM membership and for buying an ASAM standard, aim to distribute the costs to all who benefit from ASAM standards in a fair way. Most standardization organizations have such pricing models to cover their costs.

The ASAM License Terms allow members and buyers of ASAM standards to sublicense (i.e. give) the standards to non-members for the purpose of an exchange of services, project acquisition activities, training or support. Please review §2 (2) of the License Terms for further details. If in doubt, please contact the ASAM Office.

 

License Terms

 

Every company can buy ASAM standards. The standard will be licensed to that company and can be used by any employee within that organization. Purchasing companies as well must comply to our license terms. 

 

License Terms

 

To buy a standard, please go to the standard's webpage and click 'Get Standard'. A window will open. Please choose 'Buy' and follow the instructions. 

 

You will be asked to fill out some general information. Submission of the form will generate an email with an attached price list and order form. Please send the order form to ASAM (info(at)asam.net). We will process your purchase order and send you an invoice. After receipt of payment, we will send you the link to download the standard via email. The standard will be licensed to your company. Please comply to the license terms

 

You will always receive the current version of the standard. To order an older version, please use the according field in the order form to indicate the version number. You will then receive both the current and the requested version.  

 

In case that a new version of the bought standard will be released within six months after the standard has been bought, you are eligible to request that new standard vesion free of charge. To do so, please send an email to info(at)asam.net.