FlexNet Manager Suite

Software asset management & license optimization tool

About FlexNet Manager Suite

FlexNet Manager Suite is a comprehensive software & hardware asset management tool with additional capabilities in license optimization and license compliance management. The product is built on the FlexNet Manager Platform offered by Flexera Software LLC and be either be installed on premises, delivered as a SaaS solution or used as a managed service via a hosted model.

FlexNet Manager Suite helps organizations in managing desktop, laptop and server hardware systems as well as software products from over 18,333 vendors including Microsoft, IBM, HP, VMware, Oracle, SAP, and Symantec. The software asset management & license optimization solutions help to analyze application usage, software inventory, license entitlements, contract terms and purchase order data to optimize license consumption of server software. The suite also helps to analyze cloud usage trends to improve efficiency, reduce expenses, optimize instance types and prepare better budgets & forecasts. The product provides a range of asset management capabilities that automate software manag​ement processes, help conduct software audits and implement best practice workflow processes to improve accuracy and accountability.

The software suite is targeted at small, midsize and large enterprises in a wide range of industry sectors. FlexNet Manager Suite is used by over 15,000 customers globally including Shell, CA Technologies, ANZ Bank, 3M, Sony, Toshiba, Kone, Philips, IBM, Sybase, BestBuy, JP Morgan Chase, Texas Instruments, and Boeing, among others.

Key benefits of FlexNet Manager Suite

● FlexNet Manager Suite is a software asset management & license optimization tool targeted at small, medium and large enterprises and can either be installed on premises or be hosted in the cloud.

● The software helps organizations to save on license purchases, renewals, audits and annual true-ups by analyzing software inventory, purchase order data, application usage, contract terms and license entitlements.

● The tool provides visibility and control over all hardware and software assets across the organization; helps to reduce license & maintenance costs and compliance risks; as well as improves operational efficiency.

● FlexNet Manager Suite provides an intuitive management dashboard to help administrators review key events such as data imports, understand current license positions, receive alerts on issues and view compliance reports.

● The suite solution integrates with other products such as Flexera software app portal to create automated applications that can be deployed in a variety of environments, and Flexera workflow manager to automate tasks & improve operational efficiency.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese

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FlexNet Manager Suite supports applications from over 18,333 vendors
FlexNet Manager Suite supports applications from vendors including SAP, IBM, Microsoft and Adobe, among others
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Features

Total features of FlexNet Manager Suite: 18

  • API
  • Applications Management
  • Asset Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Data Import
  • Forecasting
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Receiving
  • Risk Alerts
  • Server Monitoring
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(13)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

solid; lots of integrations

Reviewed on 2020/08/19

It definitely saves us money and time. We use it in a limited capacity but it still helps. Most...

It definitely saves us money and time. We use it in a limited capacity but it still helps. Most importantly it helps ensure that software audits are a breeze! We know we're in compliance and can prove it at any time. Love it!

Pros

It's amazing just how much this tool can interface with. So many connectors to pull in data from various sources. Automated jobs handle all of this with little customization necessary. If you have a custom data source it supports that too! Worst case, give this thing a CSV, map it, and it'll gobble it up. Data mapping tool works well and has been reliable. Numbers it calculates have always been accurate.

Cons

Tools a bit pricey. Web ui can be a bit sluggish at times. Not a huge fan of the fork between on-prem and SaaS solutions, but that's becoming typical. SaaS features are outpacing on-prem.

Garth H.
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  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

FNMS is a pivotal tool for successful management of licensing contractual and financial risk.

Reviewed on 2018/04/05

Pros

- Extremely accurate inventory data using the included Inventory Agent,
- Excellent public cloud recognition and application of corresponding product use rights,
- Integrates with an extensive range of third party software (inventory sources, CMDB technologies, publisher license management tools, etc),
- Excellent support from Flexera including adding new applications to the recognition library upon request,
- Great new BI functionality with customisable dash boards and visualisations,
- Enables significant cost avoidance and cost minimisation through reclamation of unused software and purchasing based on accurate software deployment and usage data,
- Provides recommendations on changes to use rights according to software publisher licensing changes which you can accept or reject based on your specific contract terms/rights,
- Feeds in to security activities by provides End of Support and End of Life dates for a wide variety of applications to help with planning of application upgrades and patching, and configurable application black and white lists to easily report on unauthorised software installations,
- Best results require SAM integration with business processes including Change Management, SecOps, ITOps, Project Planning, and Procurement in order to best manage financial and contractual risk. The information the platform provides makes this integration key to a variety of business objectives in relation to commercial risk and budget control and predictability.

Cons

It can take some time to get familiar with the extensive features and capabilities. There is a range of powerful features which customers may not be aware of which can deliver significant benefits to the business. Report customisations can be complex but are useful when done right, and the additional Cognos/BI platform provides additional and powerful dash boards and analytics.

Sekhar S.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Products are good but Flexera known for worst customer service

Reviewed on 2016/12/05

I have not seen any technical customer service which is more worst than Flexera

For high priority...

I have not seen any technical customer service which is more worst than Flexera

For high priority tickets to they don't respond 15 days.

Pros

Nice and easy to use

Cons

Worst customer service

Response from Flexera Software

Based on responses from over 10000 individual surveys returned, our average customer satisfaction for Support Cases is currently at an all-time high of 92%. We attribute this to our hiring and retention of high quality engineers ¿ our average tenure in the Flexera Technical Support team is now over 7 years with many of our most senior engineers having been working with our customers for nearly 20 years, providing rapid problem solving and subsequent resolution. We¿d love the opportunity to address your concerns.

David J.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The REAL way to SAVE on Software.

Reviewed on 2016/12/05

We have been using the FlexNet Manager Suite for the past 4 years in a number of customers and...

We have been using the FlexNet Manager Suite for the past 4 years in a number of customers and situations. We have seen the product evolve from a desktop tool into an Enterprise Software Management solution cover a vast number of Server based software titles and complex measurements. We have experienced other so called SAM tools and they are still lack the overall flexibility and technology integration which is required in a real SAM practice. FNMS does not do everything, but it fits in well with most software vendor discovery tools and fills the gap of the major software vendors today and covers approximately 80-90% of the spend in most companies. This one fact makes it a must for any organization who is serious about implementing a SAM Practice and providing real and immediate savings to management.

Pros

Completness - many Adaptors to many common discovery tools making it easy to implement.
Flexible - Software can be managed, modelled and measured across all variations of metrics
Openness - the application allows open access to tables for complex reporting and dashboards where required.

Cons

there needs to be some consistency applied across all publishers. it is quite clear is some parts of the product that certain publishers like Oracle and Microsoft operate different. this is especially difficult in license scoping of Oracle. this could be improved.

Mark M.
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A tool that meets all needs both in Licence Financial and Compliance management

Reviewed on 2018/04/05

Pros

Flexera has the capability of providing an end-to-end solution for IT supplier contracts from management of Budget, payments (licences and support & maintenance), entitlements, deployment position and compliance. As a whole of IT solution, I don't believe there is any other tool on the market that approaches its capability

Cons

Further development is required around IT financial management, e.g., Flexera doesn't understand a company's financial year. Also, it needs its own (independent) licence SKU database to allow for licence SKU lookup and modelling. Further flexibility in the user interface to allow for non-essential fields to be turned off (not displayed). It needs batch reporting capability of errors reported online, e.g., this licence isn't covered by support and maintenance. Enhancement in the reporting interface to allow for further joining of tables, e.g., reporting on Responsibility assignment or Third-Party vendor assignment. And it needs a discovery agent for when new non-windows servers are created that are missing Flexera agents.

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FlexNet Manager Suite offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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FlexNet Manager Suite offers the following features:

  • Alerts sent when content library changes can impact licenses
  • Applications management
  • Audit trail
  • Automate workflow tasks
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Capture data
  • Create purchase orders
  • Forecasting
  • IT asset management
  • Integrates with tools such as Altiris, IBM Tivoli
  • License management
  • Manage purchase orders
  • Manage server performance
  • Multi-currency capabilities
  • Product use rights library
  • Reduce compliance risks
  • Software asset management
  • Software auditing
  • Software inventory management
  • Software metrics

FlexNet Manager Suite has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

FlexNet Manager Suite supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese

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FlexNet Manager Suite offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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