Schaumburg, IL - Jul 11, 2011 - Flexera Software , the leading provider of strategic Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and their customers, today announced the launch of Workflow Manager for Software License Optimization. As part of the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, Workflow Manager helps IT management automate and enforce best practice business processes around software license management.
"Organizations that apply Software Asset Management principles and disciplines can achieve significant savings in comparison to unmanaged environments or those that are counting software assets in a spreadsheet," said Patricia Adams, Research Director at Gartner. "Processes, especially those that are best practices, are essential to the success of a software license management program. Integrative workflows can automate those processes, thereby yielding rapid savings and efficiencies."
While there are many benefits arising from an optimized software asset management program, some organizations struggle with the business processes necessary for a successful technology implementation. Successful programs require business process integration and automation that workflow systems provide. "This is where Workflow Manager can be of tremendous assistance," said Alan Swahn, vice president of product management at Flexera Software. "It provides the tools organizations need not only to implement the business processes essential for a mature software license optimization program, but also to help them adhere to those processes."
Workflow management tools contribute to process improvement, increased performance, control and accountability to ensure software license compliance and enhanced end user satisfaction. The Web-based Workflow Manager centralizes and automates processes and standardizes procedures tied to the asset, service, and contract lifecycles, including:
Workflow Manager is a new product in the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises , a comprehensive and proven solution enabling organizations to reduce the time and effort spent managing software licenses and compliance, slash on-going license and maintenance costs, minimize the risk and cost of non-compliance, minimize the downtime and delays due to denials of service, and enable more accurate planning and budgeting for future needs.
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.