FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications

Improve Engineering and Design Professionals’ Productivity and Minimize Software Spend

Gain Unprecedented Insight Into Application Usage Trends

FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications helps improve engineering and design professionals’ productivity, optimize software spend, accurately forecast usage, and negotiate vendor contracts. It tracks license usage, simplifies and centralizes license server administration for thousands of FlexEnabled (FlexNet Publisher, FlexLM) and other concurrently licensed applications including AutoCAD®, MATLAB®, IBM® Rational®, CATIA®, and Petrel to automatically report on software usage and license denials, and maximize utilization of assets.

Engineering, technical and industrial applications – including Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Exploration & Production (E&P) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) – are expensive and are used by highly skilled and highly paid engineering and design professionals.

These applications – used by manufacturing, engineering, energy, and technology companies – typically use concurrent licensing methods in which a fixed number of licenses for a software application are shared among a larger number of users.

Concurrent licensing, when used properly, can reduce software expenditures, as an enterprise only needs to pay for the amount of users they expect at any one time, and not for every user that may access the software. But concurrent licensing, when not managed properly, carries with it significant risks and challenges:

  • Lost productivety
  • High Administrative Overhead
  • Unnecessary spending
  • Budgeting challenges
  • Lack of decision support information

FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications is a key part of the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises a comprehensive, proven, next generation hardware asset management, software asset management, license compliance and software license optimization solution.

FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications enable the proactive organization to:

Optimize Software Use and Reduce Ongoing Software Costs

  • Centrally monitors and reports on concurrent license usage, including peak usage, to help determine the optimal number of concurrent licenses required by your teams
  • Identifies under-utilized licenses and provides you the insight to remix or reallocate them to other locations or projects
  • Enables effective chargeback processes within your organization

Simplify and Centralize License Server Administration

  • Efficiently perform license server administration (start, stop, restart license servers, etc.) in real time
  • Ensures that global teams are served with the licenses they need, when they need them, minimizing downtime
  • Reduce the time and effort required to administer license servers

Reduce Denials of Service and Increase Engineering Productivity

  • Usage tracking includes the ability to report on denials of service (all available licenses are checked out and one or more users must wait until a license becomes available) and allows you optimize the number of concurrent licenses to maintain an acceptable level of denials

Manage Multiple Concurrent Licensing Technologies Including

  • FlexNet Publisher® (FlexEnabled®, FlexLM®) software
  • IBM® LUM-enabled software (ENOVIA Smarteam)
  • Dassault Systems License Server (DSLS)
  • Reprise LM
  • Sentinel LM, and others
Concurrent License Management Dashboard
Concurrent License Management Dashboard

Software Investment Planner for Trend Analysis and Forecasting

  • Analyze software usage and denial trends in relation to license terms, costs and organizational parameters, such as geographies, cost centers, projects, and users

Flexera Software Consulting Services

Our Consulting Services team can help you quickly realize the benefits of using FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications. Our services include:

  • Assessing your baseline and compliance position
  • Recommending cost reduction strategies
  • Optimizing your licensing environment
  • Managing an optimized state moving forward

With 25 years of experience as the producers of FlexNet Publisher, a leading software licensing technology embedded in over 20,000 applications, Flexera Software is uniquely capable of helping organizations to centrally monitor, manage and report on the use of major engineering applications by using FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications.


Centrally Track Usage for Multiple High-Value Applications

Specializing in Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Exploration & Production (E&P) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications, FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications centralizes software license management with the flexibility to monitor, manage, and report on the usage of a broad range of high-value software investments.

Track and Manage FlexEnabled® Licenses

FlexEnabled applications are programs that have been instrumented with Flexera Software’s FlexNet licensing technology by their respective software vendors. There are over 20,000 FlexEnabled applications on the market from software vendors such as:

Cadence Design Systems
Landmark Graphics
Mentor Graphics
IBM® Rational®

As the makers of FlexNet licensing technology, Flexera Software is uniquely capable of providing organizations access to the most complete and meaningful insight into the software usage of these applications. Detailed usage analysis allows organizations to optimize licenses for these high value applications.

The concurrent license management capabilities of FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications allow you to track and report on actual software license usage across your organization. It catalogs all usage data in a centralized database that you can access anytime using the powerful reporting engine. This solution also offers a way to analyze usage and denial trends in relation to license terms, costs and organizational structure.

With usage reports provided by FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications, you now have a complete understanding of your organization's actual licensing needs, so you can save money by making accurate software purchasing decisions. You can cut costs further by identifying underutilized licenses that can be shared among departments and determining which annual support plans no longer need to be renewed.

Track and Manage LUM-enabled Applications

If your organization relies on applications that use IBM® LUM-enabled applications, you can use FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications to report on and optimize these licenses - all within a single interface and workflow. FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications has workflow integration with IBM LUM license servers. This provides the ability to capture license files from LUM servers, monitor status of these servers and schedule regular log file captures to feed into the Flexera Software reporting system. The new user interface allows you to select LUM servers and set the import schedule.

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