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Software Licensing Insights: Are You Leveraging LaaS?


With a plethora of software development and deployment options available to independent software vendors, intelligent hardware manufacturers, and even enterprise dev/ops teams, why in the world wouldn’t you want to think through how you will monetize the solution over the long tail of its lifecycle?

(Hint: you wouldn’t if you cared about earnings per share, market share and customer experience)

Modern software deployment options have multiplied, ranging from traditional on-premises deployment using perpetually licensed development tools to hosted, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and cloud deployments using open stack dev/ops componentry.

The one constant theme revolves around key attributes like:

  • Intellectual property protection (from piracy and contract non-compliance)
  • Pricing model agility and flexibility (feature-based pricing elements, “freemium” models)
  • Offering precision optics into actual feature and resource consumption (usage)
  • Ensuring integration with back-end billing platforms for round-trip accounting

The cloud deployment model has recently expanded to service offerings, including Microsoft® Azure,Amazon® Web Services and more.



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Today the business imperative is transforming from counting what you have to controlling, using and optimising software licenses – to more effectively utilise what you already have and purchase only what you need.

Flexera Software is the established global leader in Software Asset Management and License Optimisation solutions, enabling enterprises to gain visibility and control of IT assets, reduce ongoing software costs, and maintain continuous license compliance. These next generation software asset management capabilities are delivered as a comprehensive suite of enterprise software license management and license compliance solutions that optimise the management of software assets throughout the software lifecycle. Supporting both hardware and software asset management (HAM & SAM) across more than 17,000 publishers and 177,000 applications on the desktop and in the datacentre, including optimisation for IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Symantec, and VMware software.

The result is unprecedented control of your software estate, providing the strategic solution needed to drive upwards of 5-25% savings in annual software spend and continuous license compliance. Flexera Software’s FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises has been proven to deliver superior capabilities at every level of maturity across the full spectrum of licensing models in use today. So, whether you’re just getting started or striving for best-in-class optimisation across your entire enterprise, FlexNet Manager Suite has the capabilities you need to achieve the desired business outcomes.

Increase your software usage and value further by integrating Flexera Software’s other solutions including Application Readiness, Enterprise App Store, and Software Vulnerability Management, contact Flexera Software to find out more.

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