Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management. Flexera Software helps application producers and their customers strategically manage application usage to achieve continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value. The producer and consumer communities have moved beyond just tactical tools for application administration to now seek strategic solutions for Application Usage Management.
Application Usage Management
Application usage has turned strategic; in the enterprise, application usage has moved from aiding the business to running the business; the competitive edge in hardware is increasingly based upon the applications inside; and, the strategic future for applications is highly optimized usage-based pricing. Yet application usage is among the least well managed of strategic enterprise resources.
The trend to strategically manage application usage has been rapidly driven to a tipping point by large and growing external influences; including:
an exponential growth in the numbers of applications and their total monetary value;
a transformation in the role of applications from "nice to have tools" to "must have strategic solutions";
the recent, rapid growth in SaaS, cloud, virtualization and other technology trends;
the pressures of a global economy which squeezes every enterprise such that "optimizing value" has become a strategic business imperative across all business processes and assets
A highly competitive global economy that drives software developers and hardware manufacturers to better optimize and protect their valuable software assets
The enterprise has awoken to realize that applications are one of the least well managed of all strategic corporate assets. We now see corporate procurement getting more involved, and in some cases assuming leadership, as the enterprise moves beyond a narrow focus on software price discounts to a broader strategy of optimizing enterprise-wide usage. IT and procurement executives at the leading enterprises turn to Flexera Software for strategic solutions to drive these key initiatives and to deliver the information they need to ensure their success.
The software vendor community traditionally focused more on developing and expanding their software product portfolio, now recognizes the increasing importance of managing application usage to protect their IP and maximize its value. The same is true for intelligent device manufacturers.
Flexera Software Is Best-in-Class Application Usage Management
For over 20 years companies have turned to us for products to help manage applications. Our comprehensive suite of Application Usage Management solutions—from installation and licensing, entitlement management and delivery to application readiness and software license optimization— meet the needs of application producers and their customers and deliver continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value. Most importantly, our solutions come from a vendor trusted by both producers and their customers and are on over 500 million computers throughout the world.
The key to our breakthrough comes from our uniquely valuable position in delivering strategic solutions to both the producer and consumer communities, which has helped us master their differing requirements. Both communities appreciate our large base of end users, supported applications, our trusted relationship with those end users, and our knowledge of how to deliver strategic benefits.
The heart of Application Usage Management is information. Both communities tell us the same thing: without Flexera Software solutions they lack the information needed to do the job right – the information needed for continuous compliance, maximized value and optimized usage. We provide this needed information across the application lifecycle, at the right time and place, and with the necessary detail and accuracy. Most importantly, we provide the information needed to drive game changing results – to enable corporate procurement to bring strategic procurement disciplines to one of the least well managed strategic corporate assets and to ensure that developers are optimizing the value and protecting the integrity of their intellectual property.
The ability to deliver this critically needed information is derived from the embedded automation that has always been the hallmark of our solutions – the needed visibility, transparency, and accuracy that can only come from self-instrumenting the applications, comprehensive solutions for automating information discovery and identification, and proactively monitoring and delivering strategic information.
As the pioneer and industry leader of strategic Application Usage Management solutions, Flexera Software has grown to become a large and successful company—a solidly profitable, top 200 software company with over 80,000 customers and market leadership in installation, licensing, entitlement & compliance management, application readiness and software license optimization.