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Following closely behind other news, Flexera is excited to let you know that Flexera’s FlexNet Manager Suite scored highest in all five SAM functionality use cases in the recently published Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Asset Management Tools 2019 report*.

Last month, Flexera was named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools**. This is the second year in a row Flexera was identified as a Leader in SAM by Gartner.

The companion report to the Magic Quadrant report is titled “Critical Capabilities.” The Gartner Critical Capabilities for SAM Tools report is the companion piece to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools.

What are the Gartner Critical Capabilities reports?

The Magic Quadrant looks at the vendors within a particular market, such as software asset management. The Critical Capabilities report looks at the vendor’s products and ranks them against specific use cases, such as the size of the business or the maturity of their processes.

The Gartner Critical Capabilities compares the products against each other using a “critical set of differentiators.”

According to Gartner, “Critical Capabilities research complements a Gartner Magic Quadrant by allowing deeper insight into the providers’ product or service offerings by identifying which ones best fit various use cases.*”

Flexera Scores Highest

Eight SAM solutions were scored against five functionality use cases aimed to help buyers make strategic purchase decisions. The five use cases are:

PC and Mobile Licensing Use Case

On-Premises Licensing Use Case

Complex Licensing in Hybrid Environments Use Case

Complex Licensing in Cloud Primary Environments Use Case

IT/OT Licensing Use Case

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The report also rated each SAM tool’s ability to deliver nine critical capabilities on a 1-5 scale:

  • Software Entitlements Manual Entry
  • Software Entitlements Automation
  • Endpoint Software Consumption
  • Data Center Software Consumption
  • Cloud Consumption
  • Specialty Software Consumption
  • Reconcile External Information
  • Optimize Entitlements/Consumption
  • Share Information

*Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Asset Management Tools, Roger Williams, Matt Corsi, Ryan Stefani, 24 April 2019

**Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools, Roger Williams, Matt Corsi, Ryan Stefani, 24 April 2019