Flexera Software's Jill Powell Honored as 2010 Software Asset Management Consultant of the Year

International Business Software Managers Association Recognizes Excellence in Software Asset Management Best Practices

Schaumburg, IL - Jun 2, 2010 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management to application producers and their customers, today announced that Jill Powell, strategic licensing consultant at Flexera Software, has been honored as 2010 Software Asset Management Consultant of the Year.

The International Business Software Managers Association's (IBSMA) software asset management (SAM) awards, now in its fourth year, recognizes IT professionals and companies who exemplify excellence in the practice of software asset management. The winners were chosen by an independent panel of experts from around the country affiliated with IBSMA. They were honored at SAM Summit 2010 in Chicago, May 23.

"IBSMA's award winners have made tremendous contributions to establishing and implementing software asset management best practices this year," said IBSMA Executive Director Steven Russman. "Their contributions and unique experience are of significant benefit to any organization seeking to leverage software asset management."

Jill Powell was honored for her work advising Pioneer Energy on their implementation and process design for its state-of-the-art SAM system utilizing Flexera Software's (formerly ManageSoft's) Enterprise Compliance Manager. Enterprise Compliance Manager is the first IT asset management product to combine asset inventory, application usage, purchase order data, and product use rights (entitlements), to slash software license and maintenance costs while ensuring enterprise-wide license compliance. Such Software License Optimization solutions represent the next generation in software asset management.

"We're very pleased to see Jill honored for her tremendous contributions at Pioneer Energy and other organizations," said Richard Northing, senior vice president of global services at Flexera Software. "Jill and our consultants have rich experiences in next generation SAM solutions that extend beyond traditional SAM to help organizations realize the benefits of license optimization, operational efficiencies and improved vendor management."

IBSMA is an international association of 2,500-plus business-focused software asset management professionals working together to develop and promote SAM best practices and address issues of common concern.

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