Flexera Software History

A Long Track Record of Innovation and Success

Flexera Software’s comprehensive suite of solutions - from installation and software monetization to application readiness and software license optimization - uniquely meets the needs of application producers and their customers by delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value. Our innovative solutions have enabled us to serve over 80,000 customers.

Company History

Flexera Software traces its roots to 1987 and the introduction of InstallShield, which went on to become the global leader in software installation tools for Windows developers. Since that time, Flexera Software has continued to deliver innovative solutions to software producers, high-tech manufacturers, enterprises and governments while complementing these innovations with the acquisition of market-leading solutions that broaden the value we’re able to deliver our customers.

Over the years, Flexera Software has achieved remarkable success:

 
1987

InstallShield

launched by InstallShield

1988

FlexNet Publisher

(formerly known as FLEXlm) launched by Globetrotter

1997

InstallAnywhere

launched by ZeroG Software

1998

FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications

(formerly known as SAMreport) launched by Globetrotter

1999

FlexNet Operations On-Premise

(formerly known as GTL) launched by Globetrotter

2000

Globetrotter

acquired by Macrovision

2000

AdminStudio

launched by InstallShield

2002

FlexNet Connect

(formerly known as Update Service) launched by InstallShield

2004

InstallShield

acquired by Macrovision

2005

ZeroG

acquired by Macrovision

2008

FlexNet Embedded

launched by Flexera Software

2009

FlexNet Manager for Oracle

launched by Flexera Software

2009

IntraWare

(FlexNet Operations On-Demand, FlexNet Delivery On-Demand) acquired by Flexera Software

2009

Honico

(FlexNet Manager for SAP) acquired by Flexera Software

2009

LinkRight Technologies

acquired by Flexera Software

2010

ManageSoft

(FlexNet Manager Suite) acquired by Flexera Software

2011

Teachers' Private Capital

acquires majority stake in Flexera Software

2012

SCCM Expert

(App Portal) acquired by Flexera Software

2013

FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud

launched by Flexera Software

2014

FlexNet Manager for IBM

accepted by IBM

2015

AdminStudio Inventory and Rationalization

launched by Flexera Software

2015

Secunia

(Vulnerability Intelligence Manager & Corporate Software Inspector) acquired by Flexera Software

Today, Flexera Software is a multinational company with headquarters in Itasca, Illinois and offices throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.