Enterprises today are investing heavily in applications, with software licenses accounting for as much as 35 percent of total IT spend. Getting maximum return on that investment has become a business imperative. But enterprises such as yours face many obstacles in their efforts to use software assets effectively and gain maximum value from them. Thousands of applications may be spread across multiple business units and geographies. Those applications change constantly as IT rolls out upgrades, patches and new applications. Moreover, licensing terms, conditions and use rights differ from one application type and vendor to another. The various aspects of managing and maintaining those applications and optimizing their usage are typically handled by multiple groups using siloed processes and point solutions, making coordination across the enterprise cumbersome at best.
The continuous stream of evolving and emerging technologies only adds to the problem, placing intense pressure on the IT staff to adopt new application delivery models and implement self service to give users convenient application access. More recently, users have begun demanding that the enterprise adopt the emerging bring your-own-device (BYOD) model in which employees access enterprise applications using personal devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Addressing these challenges effectively will be essential to successfully guiding the enterprise through crucial technology initiatives that include desktop transformation, consumerization of IT, virtualization and cloud computing while ensuring the management of compliance risk and software spend. You can achieve success in these areas by embracing Application Usage Management, a consolidated and centralized approach to maximizing software value and optimizing usage across the application lifecycle. With comprehensive Application Usage Management strategies and solutions in place you can:
- Prevent software overspend
- Reduce license liability risk
- Bring consistency and standardization to application deployments and support new application delivery models
- Maximize utilization of on-premise, software as a service (SaaS), virtualized and cloud-based enterprise software
- Minimize the complexity and costs of migrating to new platforms, operating systems and technologies
- Future proof applications so you can quickly adapt to and embrace technology innovations
Flexera Software Application Usage Management Products for Enterprises
Quickly prepare reliable virtual and MSI Packages for error-free rollout and self-service access Take control over application readiness-the time consuming application testing , packaging and deployment process-to accelerate application and desktop virtualization, OS migrations such as Windows 7 & 8, and other desktop management processes.
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Eliminate shelfware, reduce software license spend by as much as 30 percent, and maintain license compliance for your high-value Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Oracle, SAP, and engineering application software. FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises
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