Itasca, IL - Jul 12, 2017 - Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Microsoft, solving a major problem afflicting the software supply chain. The companies are creating transparency and visibility into how much software has been purchased, deployed and used.
Key to this collaboration is Microsoft’s new Intelligent Asset Manager. By enabling a mutual understanding on consumption and usage, time-consuming, expensive and disruptive reviews become a thing of the past. Now, Microsoft and its customers can instead focus discussions on value.
“Flexera understands how important transparency and vendor involvement are in a healthy software supply chain", said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Flexera. “We’re extremely proud to work with Microsoft to help our mutual customers create more value-driven relationships and get more from their Software Asset Management deployments.”
Microsoft’s just-announced Intelligent Asset Manager joins forces with Flexera’s Software Asset Management (SAM) solution, FlexNet Manager Suite, to make it fast and easy for customers to know what Microsoft software they own, have deployed and are entitled to use. The service will establish an Effective License Position (ELP) -- a trusted baseline both parties agree upon. Through a special program with Flexera, Microsoft customers can, once the service has been completed, import the new agreed upon ELP baseline via FlexNet Manager Suite to manage their Microsoft license position on an ongoing basis. Partners of Microsoft are also eligible to utilize the Flexera Solution and should contact Flexera to learn more.
“In industries with healthy supply chains – there is never any question or disagreement between the supplier and buyer regarding what products have been purchased, what’s been used, and how much is owed. But that has never been the case with software,” commented Ryan. “Through this important collaboration – Flexera and Microsoft are at the forefront of a supply chain being reimagined. For the first time, we’re creating a managed and transparent process using pre-agreed metrics. It will ultimately save time, money and remove friction between Microsoft and its customers – opening the door to more strategic discussions focused on value and not compliance.”
Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. We view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. Our Monetization and Security solutions help software sellers transform their business models, grow recurring revenues and minimize open source risk. Our Vulnerability and Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions strip waste and unpredictability out of procuring software, helping companies buy only the software and cloud services they need, manage what they have, and reduce compliance and security risk. Powering these solutions and the entire software supply chain, Flexera has built the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of market intelligence on technology assets. In business for 30+ years, our 1200+ employees are passionate about helping our 80,000+ customers generate millions in ROI every year. Visit us at www.flexera.com.