FlexNet Manager for Microsoft

Automated License Management and License Optimization for Microsoft Software

FlexNet Manager for Microsoft is a scalable Microsoft Software License Optimization product that is built on the FlexNet Manager Platform. This product automates and optimizes entitlement based software license management to enable the reduction of license, maintenance and audit costs for Microsoft server software, while maintaining license compliance.

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FlexNet Manager for Microsoft provides next generation software asset management functionality including Microsoft license optimization through the application of vendor-specific license entitlements known as product use rights. The included Microsoft Product Use Rights Library enables FlexNet Manager for Microsoft to determine an accurate license position and minimize license consumption to provide the fastest return on investment. FlexNet Manager for Microsoft allows organizations to achieve the highest level of Software License Optimization maturity—Level 4, for Microsoft software asset management processes. FlexNet Manager for Microsoft is part of the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises used by hundreds of enterprises to gain control of and optimize spend across their software estate.

Leverages FlexNet Manager Platform to Provide Visibilty and Control

  • Provides scalable hardware and software asset management (HAM and SAM) across more than 16,000 publishers and 165,000 applications, providing insight into installed software and application usage
  • Delivers purchased versus installed license reconciliation
  • Comprehensive reporting capabilities allow users to identify and evaluate areas of license compliance concern and make informed decisions that reduce license and maintenance costs
  • Out-of-the-box connectivity to Microsoft SCCM, as well as connectors for other third party inventory and configuration management tools
  • Provides connectivity to HR, Active Directory, procurement, ERP and other systems for user, computer, purchasing and organizational data

Software License Optimization for Microsoft Reduces On-going Software Costs

  • Enables true enterprise-wide license optimization for Microsoft products using the Microsoft Product Use Rights Library to automatically apply license entitlements. Use rights can dramatically affect the number of licenses consumed by an organization, and therefore must be taken into account to minimize costs and ensure software compliance.
  • Determines an accurate license position and minimizes license consumption
  • Contains the license entitlements provided by Microsoft purchase agreements, such as Enterprise Agreements (EA), Select Agreements, and Software Assurance (SA). These rights include: upgrade, downgrade, right of second use, multiple versions and virtual environment use rights

Proactively Manage Your Software Estate Using ‘What If' Analysis

  • Provides industry-first ‘What If’ Analysis capabilities that allow organizations to see the impact of hardware and software changes on their license position, before the changes are actually made
  • Supports Microsoft processor and core based license models
  • Actions such as modifying hardware properties, moving virtual machines across hosts or installation of a new software title can be simulated, providing an estimated license position and financial impact that reflects these changes.

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Report on optimized license position and cost savings with FlexNet Manager for Microsoft

FlexNet Manager for Microsoft allows organizations to more effectively "use what they have and only buy what they need" for Microsoft licenses and software. Learn more about the other products in the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises.

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for Application Producers

(Companies that develop software)

  • Monetize and protect software
  • Monetize the Internet of Things
  • Manage software entitlements
  • Electronically deliver and update software
  • Develop software installers
  • Brands: InstallShield, FlexNet Licensing, FlexNet Operations

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