FlexNet Manager for Microsoft
Automated and Optimized License Management for Microsoft Products
FlexNet Manager for Microsoft is a scalable Software License Optimization product that is built on the FlexNet Manager Platform. FlexNet Manager for Microsoft automates and optimizes entitlement based license management to enable the reduction of license, maintenance and audit costs for Microsoft desktop and server software, while maintaining license compliance.
FlexNet Manager for Microsoft provides next generation software asset management functionality including Microsoft license optimization through the application of vendor-specific license entitlements known as product use rights. The included Product Use Rights Library enables FlexNet Manager for Microsoft to determine an accurate license position and minimize license consumption to provide the fastest return on investment. FlexNet Manager for Microsoft allows organizations to achieve the highest level of Software License Optimization maturity—Level 4, for Microsoft software asset management processes. FlexNet Manager for Microsoft is part of the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises used by hundreds of enterprises to gain control of and optimize spend across their software estate.
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.
The FlexNet Manager Platform allows organizations to quickly achieve Level 3—Continuous License Compliance, in the Software License Optimization Maturity Model. Learn more about the capabilities of the FlexNet Manager Platform.
Software License Optimization for Microsoft
To enable true enterprise-wide license optimization for Microsoft products, FlexNet Manager for Microsoft includes a Microsoft Product Use Rights Library that allows it to determine an accurate license position and optimize license consumption. The Product Use Rights Library contains the license entitlements provided by Microsoft purchase agreements, such as Enterprise Agreements (EA), Select Agreements, and Software Assurance (SA). These rights include: upgrade, downgrade, right of second use, multiple versions and virtual environment use rights. Use rights can dramatically affect the number of licenses consumed by an organization, and therefore must be taken into account to minimize costs and ensure software compliance. The FlexNet Manager for Microsoft Product Use Rights Library automates the process of applying Microsoft license entitlements to optimize your license position.
'What If' Analysis
An industry first simulation capability has been added to the FlexNet Manager Platform for the Microsoft Server Processor license model, allowing FlexNet Manager for Microsoft customers to understand the licensing implications of a change to their IT environment. Actions such as modifying hardware properties, moving virtual machines across hosts or installation of a new software title can be simulated, providing an estimated license position that reflects these changes. This 'What If' analysis capability allows organizations to proactively maintain Microsoft license compliance and understand the cost impact of changes before they are made.
FlexNet Manager for Microsoft Block Diagram
FlexNet Manager for Microsoft is the only software asset management and Software License Optimization solution that automates and optimizes Microsoft license and contract management to reduce license, maintenance and software audit costs while maintaining software compliance. Learn more about the other products in the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises. FlexNet Manager for Microsoft allows organizations to more effectively "use what they have and only buy what they need."