Automate and Enforce Software Asset Management Processes
Workflow Manager helps enterprises to efficiently administer their asset management processes and improve performance, control and accountability through standardization. It reduces costs and maximizes the productivity of IT teams by centralizing and automating processes and procedures tied to asset and contract lifecycles. It also provides a means for the IT department to interact with end users and increase service levels. Process traceability, prioritization, control, and optimization allow Workflow Manager to improve license compliance across the software estate.
Common Workflow Manager Product
Workflow Manager is now a single product supporting both AdminStudio Suite and FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises. The product delivers the workflow management features for both Application Readiness and Software License Optimization out of the box. It is integrated with FlexNet Manager Platform, the core IT asset management foundation of the FlexNet Manager Suite. Real time updates to the FlexNet Manager Platform repository allow Workflow Manager to increase data accuracy.
FlexNet Manager Platform
FlexNet Manager Platform provides scalable software and hardware asset management across more than 11,000 publishers and 100,000 applications, providing insight into installed software and application usage while delivering purchased versus installed license reconciliation. Its comprehensive reporting capabilities allow users to identify and evaluate areas of compliance concern and make informed decisions that reduce license and maintenance costs.
FlexNet Manager Platform integrates with many other IT systems to collect the data necessary for next generation software asset management. This includes out-of-the-box connectivity to Microsoft SCCM, as well as connectors for other third party inventory and configuration management tools. It also provides connectivity to HR, Active Directory, procurement, ERP and other systems for user, computer, purchasing and organizational data. Learn more about the capabilities of the FlexNet Manager Platform.
Software Asset Management Workflow Processes
Workflow Manager can be used to help automate and enforce common software asset management processes such as:
- Service, software, hardware and contract requests
- Procurement of new service, software, hardware and contracts
- Receiving of assets / services from vendors
- Retirement of assets / contract end of life
- Auditing: review of contract obligations and current compliance
Two software asset management workflow process examples are delivered out-of-the-box:
- Software request
- Software removal and license reharvesting
Workflow Manager Benefits
Workflow Manager provides the following benefits to enterprises:
- Reduce risk by implementing best practice processes
- Improve overall license compliance
- Ease integration with the IT environment
- Increase organizational accountability, agility and efficiency
- Improve IT service levels – Increase end user satisfaction
Learn more about the other products in the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises.