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2013

InstallShield Wins Gold for Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools Category in Visual Studio Magazine's Readers Choice Award

InstallShield receives the top ranking for the ninth consecutive year from the readers of Visual Studio Magazine, placing first in the Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools category.

Flexera Software Wins 2013 Market Share Leadership Award

Flexera Software wins in the Software-Enforced Monetization: Global Category

Frost & Sullivan presented the 2013 Global Market Share Leadership Award in Software-Enforced Software Monetization to Flexera Software.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Share Leadership is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share in the software-enforced segment of this industry. The Award recognizes Flexera Software’s leadership position and continued strong growth despite flat revenues in the software market it serves.

Read Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Research Report.

Flexera Software Selected as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace

Company ranked among highest in region by employees for job satisfaction, compensation and benefits, execution and direction, and management

Flexera Software has been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback through an independent survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

The survey questioned Flexera Software employees' on a variety of workplace satisfaction issues, and benchmarked those results against the responses of all companies participating. Employees were queried on Flexera Software's direction, how the company is executing on its plan, and how connected they feel with the larger organization. The survey also asked employees about their satisfaction with their jobs, managers, and compensation and benefits.  Read the press release.

Flexera Software Awarded Illinois Venture Capital Association's 2012 Private Equity Portfolio Company of the Year

The Illinois Venture Capital Association's 2012 Private Equity Portfolio Company of the Year award is presented to an Illinois-based company backed by a private equity firm that has had an "exit" or liquidity event and provided outstanding returns to the investors. Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC sold a majority stake in the company in July, 2011.

"Flexera Software was chosen for the award by a panel of 54 investment professionals, including IVCA's board of directors, based on its outstanding performance and the tremendous value it created for Thoma Bravo," said Maura O'Hara, Executive Director at IVCA. "It has emerged as a strong business leader and employer in Illinois and serves as model of growth and success for other entrepreneurial companies."

Thoma Bravo purchased Flexera Software from Macrovision for $200 million in 2008. Thoma Bravo implemented its buy and build strategy and worked with the existing management team to increase Flexera Software's business infrastructure. Read the press release.

2012

InstallShield Wins Gold for Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools Category in Visual Studio Magazine's Readers Choice Award

Flexera Software's InstallShield installation development solution won top honors in Visual Studio Magazine (VSM) 19th annual Readers Choice Awards, announced on November 1, 2012. InstallShield took gold in the Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools category.

"The Visual Studio Magazine Readers Choice Awards is a showcase for the cream of the crop in developer tooling," said VSM Editor in Chief Keith Ward. "And as the market evolves into new areas like mobile computing, virtualization and cloud computing, the tools need to keep pace. We've seen through this year's awards that they're doing just that. The VSM Readers Choice Award winners are at the forefront of this new wave of application development, and they make the products everyday developers want and need."

The awards are based on the responses of hundreds of select VSM subscribers. An e-mail invitation was sent to subscribers and responses were collected from Sept. 10 to Sept. 24, 2012. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of VSM, included more than 500 products. This marks the 8th straight year InstallShield has won the Readers Choice Award.

All winners are highlighted in the November issue of VSM available online at: http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2012/11/01/readers-choice-winners.aspx.           

Flexera Software Selected as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace

Company ranked among highest in region by employees for job satisfaction, compensation and benefits, execution and direction, and management

Flexera Software has been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback through an independent survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

The survey questioned Flexera Software employees' on a variety of workplace satisfaction issues, and benchmarked those results against the responses of all companies participating. Employees were queried on Flexera Software's direction, how the company is executing on its plan, and how connected they feel with the larger organization. The survey also asked employees about their satisfaction with their jobs, managers, and compensation and benefits.  Read the press release. 

2011

InstallShield Wins Visual Studio Magazine's Readers Choice Award for the 7th year

Flexera Software wins in the Application Lifecycle Management: Deploy Category

Visual Studio Magazine (VSM) announced the winners of its 19th annual Readers Choice Awards on November 1, 2011. The 2011 winners were chosen by the readers of VSM and honor the best Visual Studio-related tools in 28 categories. In the Installation, Setup and Deployment Tools category, the VSM readers have selected InstallShield as the winner for the 7th year in a row.

"We rely on Visual Studio Magazine subscribers to drive our annual Readers Choice Awards, because they are among the most demanding and knowledgeable developers on the planet," said Editor in Chief of VSM Michael Desmond. "Our readers live and die by their tools. So when a product earns recognition in our survey, it really means something. These tools have proven themselves out where it really counts--not in a reviewer's lab, but in the field. I commend all the winners in this year's VSM Readers Choice Awards."

The awards are based on the responses of hundreds of select VSM subscribers who make their selections from over 400 products. As the Microsoft Visual Studio installation solution-of-choice, the InstallShield product team and Flexera Software would like to thank all the Visual Studio developers who have voted for InstallShield year after year. We are truly honored to win this prestigious award for the 7th straight year!

All winners are highlighted in the November issue of VSM available online at:
http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2011/11/01/2011-readers-choice-awards.aspx.           

Flexera Software Wins 2011 Market Share Leadership Award

Flexera Software wins in the Enforced License Management in Software: Global Category

Frost & Sullivan presented the 2011 Global Market Share Leadership Award in Software-Enforced License Management to Flexera Software.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Share Leadership is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry. The Award recognizes the company's leadership position within the industry in terms of revenues or units, as specified.

Read Frost and Sullivan's Best Practices Research Report.            

InstallShield Professional Ranked #2 in ComponentSource Bestselling Product Award

Bestselling Product Award Winner

InstallShield Professional was honored by ComponentSource, the world's largest marketplace and community for reusable software components and development tools, as their 2nd best selling product of 2010. For this recognition, InstallShield Professional also earned a Top 5 Bestselling Product Award from ComponentSource.

Flexera Software was awarded with a Top 5 Bestselling Publisher Award as a result of being ranked ComponentSource's # 4 Bestselling Publisher Award for 2010.

Flexera Software also achieved the following awards in the Bestselling Product category:

Rank Product Name Award
2nd InstallShield Professional Top 5 Product Award & # 2 Product Award
10th AdminStudio Professional Top 10 Product Award
18th InstallAnywhere Enterprise Top 25 Product Award
28th InstallShield Express Top 50 Product Award
37th InstallAnywhere Top 50 Bestselling Product (Japanese Awards)

Read more details, read the press release.

TSIA and Impact Learning Systems Extend Recognition to Flexera Software for Achieving Support Staff Excellence Center Certification

Flexera Software Honored at TSIA's Technology Services World Las Vegas Conference

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and Impact Learning Systems (ILS) have collaborated to offer this formal recognition for companies that achieve certification in the Support Staff Excellence (SSE) program. Support Staff Excellence, offered by TSIA and delivered by ILS, is a powerful staff development program that enables the delivery of a superior customer service experience through the development of the most critical service delivery resource a company has: its people. As a result of their achievements through the SSE program, Flexera Software achieved the "Certified Support Staff Excellence Center" designation.

 

The TSW conference is the preeminent source of learning and peer networking in the services industry and is hosted by TSIA, the leading association for today's technology services organizations. ILS is a provider of industry-accredited customer communications training for front-line technical support and field service professionals. Companies typically initiate the SSE program to achieve a change in a particular business metric such as customer satisfaction or first-time resolution.

"We are honored to recognize Flexera Software for achieving this high industry standard," said Tom Rich, senior vice president of programs for TSIA. "TSIA's Support Staff Excellence program focuses on the key drivers in finding, motivating, and retaining top talent. Having earned the Certified Support Staff Excellence Center designation, Flexera Software has demonstrated an enduring commitment to service excellence, with highly engaged and customer-focused employees driving loyalty and retention."

SSE is based on a series of training programs for entry-level technical support and field service staff as well as supervisors and managers. The program follows a five-step design to drive service delivery efficiency improvements, reduce service staff attrition, and improve customer satisfaction scores. More information can be found at www.tsia.com/awards_and_certifications/support_staff_excellence.html.

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