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GHD Implements Flexera Software's Enterprise Solutions to Optimize Software Spend and Increase Efficiencies Throughout the Software License Lifecycle

FlexNet Manager Suite, AdminStudio and App Portal implemented to automate Software License Optimization, employee self-service and Application Readiness

Itasca, IL & Melbourne, Australia - Oct 7, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced that GHD, one of the world's leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, has implemented FlexNet Manager Suite and AdminStudio to provide transparency, operational and cost efficiency around procurement, Application Readiness and optimization of its enterprise software licenses. GHD will also deploy App Portal in the coming months, to provide self-service and application deployment efficiencies.

"The efficient management of software from both a financial and operational perspective is critical for a company operating in fast-moving global economies," said GHD's CIO, Elizabeth Harper, following the company's recent merger with CRA resulting in a company of 8500 software users across five continents.

Brett Tancred, End Point Services Manager at GHD, said "Combining forces with CRA required a progressive integration of software interests. We wanted a single pane of glass to help us understand, manage and leverage our vast software estate."

GHD put together its requirements and initiated a search. After evaluating four competing systems, GHD chose Flexera Software. "Flexera Software ticked all of our boxes," said Tancred. Delving deeper into Flexera Software's offerings, GHD decided upon an integrated Software License Optimization and enterprise app store solution. "An automated, self-service model will give our people an online shopping-like experience they've come to expect in their personal lives, while at the same time dramatically reducing helpdesk tickets," said Tancred. "It will be very welcome within GHD."

While GHD is still only in the earliest stages of deploying the integrated solution, the company has already seen efficiencies - for instance centralized contract and IT Asset Management operations. By leveraging FlexNet Manager Suite's Business Adapter Studio, GHD was easily able to connect FlexNet Manager Platform to a multitude of systems - from HR and purchasing to other back end applications - enabling the company to centrally manage more than 27,000 hardware assets including desktops, mobile devices, monitors, printers, routers, switchers and other IT infrastructure components. "The adaptors are extremely easy to build and they just work," commented Tancred.

"GHD is a sophisticated organization - and they have a highly strategic plan in place to manage the full software license lifecycle," said Tom Canning, Vice President, APAC, Flexera Software. "We are delighted that they chose Flexera Software to help them address their Software License Optimization and Application Readiness needs. We look forward to a strong partnership with GHD to help drive cost savings and efficiencies."

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Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software. Our software licensing, compliance, cybersecurity and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products. For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com

About GHD
GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Privately owned by our people, we deliver engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to public and private sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Committed to creating lasting community benefit, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our 8500 people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems. www.ghd.com.

For more information, contact:

Flexera Software
John Lipsey
(224) 465-9139
jlipsey@flexerasoftware.com

GHD
Kirill Reztsov
+61 2 9239 7175
Kirill.Reztsov@ghd.com

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