Software Monetization for Devices and the Internet of Things
Intelligent device manufacturers are increasingly battling commoditization and the risk of grey market abuse of their core hardware products and many are turning to embedded software as a means to differentiate and protect their offerings in a highly competitive market. Unfortunately, too many fail to see the strategic impact of software and, therefore, fail to deploy a strategic solution for Software Monetization.
A strategic solution for Application Usage Management leverages embedded software licensing to unlock new revenue streams, protect intellectual property and implement configure-to-order manufacturing processes that dramatically reduce inventory while enabling greater responsiveness to changing market conditions. It also utilizes back-office entitlement management solutions to streamline fulfillment, protect maintenance revenues, implement new revenue models quickly and easily and establish direct relationships with customers through multiple tiers of distribution.
Flexera Software has established itself as a global leader in Application Usage Management solutions for intelligent device manufacturers. Our FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers is a comprehensive and proven Software Monetization solution for embedded software licensing, electronic software delivery, software updates and entitlement management. Learn more about the offerings included in the Suite below, and see how the FlexNet Producer Suite delivers product differentiation, cost reductions and operational efficiencies.
FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers Products
FlexNet Connect® provides application producers (software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers) the most efficient way to provide end-users with the latest software/firmware updates and to obtain valuable insight on their product use. FlexNet Connect manages rule-based software update delivery, displays in-product messages, and automatically reports key information about the installed base.
FlexNet Licensing empowers application producers to combat software piracy and increase revenues by easily enabling new pricing, packaging and software licensing and activation models. It supports the full software licensing spectrum, from strict enforcement to usage-based trust but verify, and enables software protection, monetization and compliance of on-premises, SaaS, cloud, virtualized and embedded applications.
FlexNet Operations is a comprehensive software entitlement management system that empowers application producers to enhance customer satisfaction, provide deep customer insight and efficiently manage the entire license lifecycle of software, entitlements and devices. Available as an on-premises or cloud, software-as-a-service deployment, FlexNet Operations enables rapid product configuration to support the full software licensing spectrum, from strict enforcement to usage-based trust but verify software license compliance models.