Software License Optimization Services

Shorten Time to Value of Your Software Asset Management Program

Comprehensive Consulting, Implementation and Training Offerings For Software License Optimization

Thousands of customers have utilized our Software License Optimization solutions to ensure continuous compliance with software license agreements and to optimize their software spend – often realizing savings of 5-30%. Flexera Software Global Consulting Services has helped many of these customers with robust consulting, implementation and training offerings that help plan and implement and operate the solutions to leverage best practices and achieve desired business outcomes. Our experts in license compliance services are fully versed in software asset management (SAM) best practices as well as the functionality of our solutions. They apply proven methodologies that result in thorough planning, sound design, and smooth implementation and configuration of your Software License Optimization solutions.

Define

Software Asset Management & Software License Optimization ROI Workshop
The Software Asset Management and Software License Optimization Return on Investment (ROI) Workshop is a 3-day engagement involving the active participation of client personnel to collectively perform a rapid assessment of existing SAM capabilities. An in-depth questionnaire drives the interactive session and client self-assessment responses and workshop findings populate assumptions within Flexera Software's proprietary ROI model. An estimated ROI and payback timeframe depict the business value associated with establishing a robust SAM and license optimization program across the enterprise.

Software Asset Management Planning and Design Workshop
The Software Asset Management Business Planning and Design Workshop, delivered by highly trained consultants well versed in SAM best practices and FlexNet Manager Platform installation and setup will set enterprises on a path to implementation success. The workshop helps companies gather information about the overall scope and goals of a SAM/IT asset management project. It then helps establish best practice approaches to integrating and managing the data, tools and processes to drive towards a successful implementation.

Software Asset Management Maturity Modeling Workshop
The Software Asset Management Maturity Modeling Workshop is a technology-agnostic consultative engagement that centers on process. It assists organizations that wish to holistically assess their current software asset management capabilities from a software license optimization perspective and gain insight into how to strengthen and enhance what they have based on industry best practices. Typical business drivers for such an effort include the need to reduce license compliance risks, manage software investments more effectively to avoid or cut costs, and heighten operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Business Process to Product Mapping Workshops
Business Process to Product Mapping Workshops are delivered as a series of interactive sessions with key customer personnel on specific product-related processes. The workshops build on general product training to direct client team members on the day-to-day use of the Flexera Software product. Real-world scenarios employing client data provide hands-on experience in how to fully exploit the power of the FlexNet Manager Suite in the client's environment.

License Position Snapshot Service
The License Position Snapshot Service provides organizations with the insight to understand their current license position for owned applications. With an accurate understanding of your license position, you can effectively manage a compelling event such as an audit, true-up or license purchase, move higher on the SAM maturity ladder to drive efficiencies that reduce software spend or enable more effective management of maintenance and support renewals.

Software Maintenance and Support Rationalization Service
Through our Software Maintenance & Support Rationalization offering, our experts assist IT organizations in developing a rigorous decision process for "right-sizing" their maintenance and support levels. Companies that implement such a discipline typically achieve cost savings ranging from 6 to 15 percent.

Implement

FlexNet Manager Platform Implementation Service
FlexNet Manager Platform Implementation Service provides technical and operational implementation in the organization's environment. Delivered by consultants with deep expertise in FlexNet Manager Platform and Software Asset Management best practice processes, this service ensures that the implementation and configuration of the FlexNet Manager Platform is rapid and robust. The service is based on process, design, and architecture decisions made jointly by the organization and Flexera Software's expert consultants.

Adapter Configuration and Development Service
The Adapter Configuration and Development Service is designed to help organizations implement the connectivity required to import data from several different sources—inventory tools, ERP systems, procurement systems, Active Directory and HR systems--into the FlexNet Manager Platform asset management repository. This service helps organizations define their adapter needs and reduce the cost of implementing the required connectivity through adapter re-use and tools that streamline adapter development.

Workflow Manager Implementation Service
This engagement delivers a tailored and unified workflow that follows best practices for Software License Optimization. Integration with external systems and a high degree of automation speed the preparation of applications for deployment in multiple formats and across multiple platforms. The end-to-end workflow process cuts testing, remediation, conversion and packaging time and reduces the time it takes to fulfill install requests.

Software License Optimization Value Realization Service
The Software License Optimization Value Realization Service is designed as a post-implementation, consultative engagement. It is specifically targeted toward enhancing an organization's ability to capture and report the benefits and return on investment associated with their implemented software license management solution.

Operate

Only about 45% of enterprises have a Software Asset Management (SAM) program in place today, according to industry analysts. Many are starting on the journey to implement a SAM program but are running into the common challenges—extremely complex software license agreements, license models and product use rights, highly dynamic virtualized environments, and globally distributed organizations. As a result, many enterprises are taking a look at SAM managed services as a way to meet these challenges and more quickly achieve the desired business outcomes. Flexera Software’s Global Consulting Services organization and our strategic partners provide a range of Software License Optimization Managed Services that enable organizations to quickly realize their business objectives.

Flexera Software and its partners offer Managed Services based on our market leading Software License Optimization technology—FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises. The Suite can be deployed via ‘on-premises’, ‘hosted’ or ‘on-demand’—Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models.

There are three levels of Managed Services, depending on the needs of the customer:

Inventory and Data Normalization Service
This is an entry-level basic managed service that provides organizations with visibility and control of hardware assets and software installs across the customer’s IT environment.

Compliance Service
This includes the Inventory Service component plus the general management of commercial software products with more than 10 installs. The objective is a License Compliance Position based on ‘purchased versus installed’ license reconciliation.

Optimization Service
This includes Inventory Service and Compliance Service components plus software license optimization for key vendors such as Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Oracle, SAP and Symantec. The objective is an optimized license position for specific vendors taking into account software product use rights to minimize license consumption and reduce ongoing costs for software.

Training

We offer a variety of training courses—both instructor-led and online--to help you understand how to quickly get the most out of our market-leading Software License Optimization solutions. Learn more about our Software License Optimization training classes.