App Portal

Establish Governance to Check License Availability, Obtain Proper Approvals, and Reclaim Unused Licenses with App Portal Software

App Portal Software – Enterprise Self-Service App Store

App Portal enforces continual software license compliance and controls software deployment, while increasing employee satisfaction and the efficiency of application service delivery. The enterprise app store ensures that governance is in place to check software license availability, obtain proper approvals on software requests, and reclaim unused licenses.

App Portal is a universal enterprise app store for desktop, mobile, and cloud applications that enables IT to maintain the control necessary to ensure compliance with licensing agreements, product use rights, and corporate policy while reducing enterprise software costs and maximizing software usage. App Portal addresses the business need to control the distribution of approved and authorized software and the user’s expectations of a consumer-driven experience for accessing approved applications in the workplace. Automating one-time software requests and enabling self-service operating system deployments saves hours of valuable IT staff time.

Gain Control over Software License Compliance and Governance

  • Eliminate deploying unlicensed desktop software
  • Get accurate license positions for compliance and cost assignment
  • Measure success and make sound decisions regarding software licensing and usage

Eliminate Software Spending and Shelf-ware

  • Reclaim software and avoid overbuying of costly enterprise licenses
  • Verify Product Use Rights, and only purchase new software licenses when needed
  • Enlist the help of employees with the Software Policy Score
  • Increase procurement efficiency, optimize vendor contracts, and maintain control of budgets

Streamline Application Service Delivery with a Self-Service App Store

  • Publish IT approved and packaged applications directly from Flexera Software AdminStudio
  • Enable employees to spend their budget on the apps they deem most beneficial to their productivity
  • Reduce application delivery time from weeks to hours or even minutes with express checkout

Works with Leading IT Service Management Solutions

App Portal provides an app store interface that works with BMC Remedy, ServiceNow, and other ITSM solutions to maintain control over licensing, and enable automated self-service access to authorized applications employees need to be productive. 

App Broker for ServiceNow is powered by App Portal, and extends the power of your ServiceNow Service Catalog, to optimize software license usage, and automate the deployment of PC, Mac, mobile, and cloud applications to employees through the ServiceNow Service Portal.  App Broker for ServiceNow ensures license availability prior to expediting fulfillment of approved software to the employee’s device.  Learn more about App Broker for ServiceNow.

Read about best practices in these two key areas: user self-service and software request management.

App Portal and App Broker for ServiceNow are key components of Flexera Software's Software License Optimization solutions.

Features

Universal App Store for PC, Mac®, Cloud, and Mobile

Ensure control and efficient self-service delivery of approved applications by enabling employees to request PC, Mac, cloud, and mobile apps from a single enterprise store.

Tailor the enterprise app store experience for employees so they see only items they are able to request and are provided alternative items and price allowing them to make informed decisions. In addition, they can search for apps and even get recommendations for installation to other devices, giving employees the ability to request an application once and have it deployed to a desktop, tablet and phone at the same time. With support for Apple iOS and Android public store and internal apps, as well as desktop and cloud applications, an express checkout process automates deployment. App Portal offers administrators extensive control over who can request items from the online store: software requests may come directly from the business user, requested by the user’s manager, or by a third party like the help desk.

Automates Software Approvals and Governance

Automated approvals are flexible and can use the turnkey App Portal approval process or be delegated to utilize established approval workflows in an existing ITSM implementation.

Make approvals conditional based on security groups, Organizational Units, Active Directory Properties, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or Symantec Altiris Client Management Suite collection membership for both users and computers. App Portal leverages Active Directory data to identify the requester's business manager and route requests appropriately. Dynamically determine the appropriate approval process based on Active Directory attributes such as department, office, or organizational unit. App Portal supports a variety of approval routing structures.

Flexible Routing. Specify multiple levels of approval with multiple approvers per level. The solution supports both linear — that is, all approvers in a list, in order — and pool approvers — any single approver from a pool can approve the request. Administrators can also set a custom status for each approval level to support various functions within the enterprise, including security review, purchasing and compatibility.

Conditional Approvals. Make approval levels conditional based on such factors as cost, license availability, security groups, Organizational Units, Active Directory Properties and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or Symantec Altiris Client Management Suite collection membership for both users and computers.

Email Approval Notification. Send email with direct links so approvers can get detailed information for making the right decision to : auto approve, approve, reject, or review each request.

Delegate Approvals to IT Service Management Systems. App Portal can leverage established workflows in existing ServiceNow or BMC Remedy ITSM implementations.

Reclaims Unused Software to Reduce Software Spending

Eliminate software waste by recycling unused licenses and returning them to the available license pool.

Installation evidence and usage data from FlexNet Manager Suite powers My Apps and notifies users with alerts and a list of unused applications installed on their device with the option to keep them or surrender applications so the license can be returned to the available license pool. Users have the option of keeping unused applications or surrendering the license. When the user surrenders the license, App Portal uninstalls the application and returns the license to the license pool. In addition App Portal supports a flexible software leasing model in which business users lease an application for a specified period of time. The application is reclaimed and returned to the license pool when the lease expires.

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