Optimization Managed Service

Minimize License Consumption to Reduce Ongoing Software Costs

Leverage License Entitlements for an Optimized License Position

The goal of the Optimization managed service is to provide organizations with an Optimized License Position that leverages all of their license entitlements. By understanding and applying the appropriate Product Use Rights, organizations can minimize their license consumption and reduce ongoing costs for software. The Optimization Service includes all of the Compliance Service components and deliverables. As part of the Optimization Service, Flexera Software will provide advisory services for key vendors that can be used to support contract negotiation, audit preparation, or other software asset management activities.

Business Problems Addressed:

The Optimization Managed Service will provide the following benefits:

  • Monthly License Optimization Reporting – This will include a general license consumption count, license entitlement, savings achieved via software license optimization, and an optimized license position (optimized consumption)

Delivery Approach:

This managed service leverages our FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises solution which can be delivered ‘On-premises’, as a ‘Hosted’ solution, or ‘On-demand’—Software as a Service (SaaS). The Optimization Service utilizes the Product Use Rights Library in FlexNet Manager Suite for key vendors such as Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Oracle, SAP and Symantec. The delivery approach includes the following:

Optimization Service Components

Software Asset Management & License Optimization
Management of Licenses to a 'Group' Level – by geographic region, business unit, cost center, etc.
Linking of Product Use Rights to Licenses - includes multi-use rights, upgrade and downgrade rights, portable use rights, virtual use rights, and more
Linking of Contracts to Licenses*
Management of Development Environments - for optimal license mapping
Management of Software in Citrix Environments
Management of Virtualized Software Licenses
License Advisory Services - general advisory or up to 5 days per year per vendor (up to 2 vendors)
* Requires On-Premises or Hosted delivery model for FlexNet Manager Suite