Flexera FlexNet Manager Suite Receives Highest Scores in Intermediate SAM Functionality and Advanced SAM Functionality Use Cases in Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Asset Management Tools
Flexera also positioned as a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools
Itasca, IL - April 18, 2018 Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced today it scored highest in the Intermediate SAM Functionality and Advanced SAM Functionality use cases among Software Asset Management (SAM) Vendors in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Software Asset Management Tools. The report is a companion to the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools in which Flexera recently was named a Leader.
“We couldn’t be more pleased in feeling that we’ve come out on top of the pack. To us, this is the first industry report to score key SAM capabilities across all products in the market on a function-by-function basis. We believe it’s helpful because the report reveals the numerical scores, which we think is very helpful to customers selecting SAM tools,” said Tom Canning, Vice President of Strategy at Flexera. “From our perspective, it confirms what we’re seeing on the ground. Customers not only want a solution giving them control over technology asset costs and risk. They also want one that makes optimizing their technology assets simple, quick and reliable – which requires a lot of power ‘under the hood’.”
Flexera Scores Highest for Intermediate SAM Functionality & Advanced SAM Functionality Use Cases
Gartner’s Critical Capabilities report scores SAM solutions against three use cases, which we think helps different types of customers make strategic buying decisions:
- Basic SAM Functionality: Focuses on SAM functionality for desktop and laptop software consumption and affordability.
- Intermediate SAM Functionality: Focuses on SAM functionality with a balanced need for all identified capabilities as well as ease of use and ROI.
- Advanced SAM Functionality: Focused on SAM functionality with a focus on decoding entitlements and optimizing software value delivery and information sharing.
With a score of 4.08 out of 5 in the Intermediate SAM Functionality use case and 4.32 out of 5 for the Advanced SAM Functionality use case, Flexera’s SAM solution, FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises was scored the highest.
End Users Review Flexera
End users of all sizes have reviewed Flexera via Gartner’s Peer Insights product reviews.
- Easy to use and intuitive with a supportive Vendor, — IT Commercial and Governance Manager in the Energy and Utilities Industry
- Awesome tool and Technical support is second to none. Really matured our SAM capability! — IS Asset Management Lead in the Manufacturing Industry
- Implementation was a breeze, continuous customer service is stellar. — Program Manager in the Miscellaneous Industry
“We believe we’ve always been recognized as the leading SAM supplier for large enterprises. But, we also have hundreds of small and midsize customers investing in FlexNet Manager Suite because we deliver more value quickly, simply and reliably,” said Canning. “We think that this Critical Capabilities report validates what we’ve always known – customers of all sizes have a choice, and the smartest choice is Flexera.”
Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for Software Asset Management Tools,” Roger Williams, April Adams, Matt Corsi, 16 April 2018.
Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools,” Roger Williams, April Adams, Matt Corsi, 16 April 2018.
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