Flexera Software Asset Management (SAM) Reviews & Product Details


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Flexera Software is the established global leader in Software Asset Management and Software License Optimization solutions, enabling enterprises to gain visibility and control of IT assets, reduce ongoing software costs, and maintain continuous license compliance. These capabilities are delivered as a comprehensive suite of enterprise software asset management and license compliance solutions that optimize the management of software assets throughout the software lifecycle.

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Flexera
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Year Founded
2008
HQ Location
Itasca, IL
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www.linkedin.com
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1,141
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@flexera
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"Flexera (FlexNet) Users Review"

What do you like best?

I love that FlexNet has the look and feel of a Microsoft product, it makes navigation feel intuitive and when you are new to using it. I also like the separation of the management and analytics dashboards, it helps to keep the interface from looking cluttered and offers a clear separation between data and analysis.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, FlexNet does not provide the robust SKU library that would take this product to the next level. The Application Recognition Library (ARL) is very comprehensive, but it is lacking the associated SKUs, which they do not share with you or allow you to search. This makes processing a purchase very tedious - a problem that FlexNet is supposed to be a solution to. Oftentimes there is also issues with the ARL having incorrect data, such as incorrect product use rights.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before purchasing, consider the type of software you are looking to establish a compliance position with. Software installed on servers is the easiest to monitor using FlexNet - cloud software is not integrated with FlexNet.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

FlexNet has allowed us to gain greater insight into our compliance position for many products, especially those with extended PURL support such as Oracle and IBM. Furthermore, since FlexNet is an IBM certified tool, we are able to use it to automate some of our monthly reporting and provide extractions from it for audit purposes. While we are still getting to know the tool, it has been very valuable to our team in providing a unified platform to view our installation data in a manner that is easily searchable.

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"No better way to track software assets "

What do you like best?

There is no better way to track software assets and ensure you are using the software that you have paid for. You can realize significant savings in software spend in a very short period of time as the current software supply chain is extremely dysfunctional.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the user interface. I think the ease of use can definitely be improved upon. It also takes a lot of implementation efforts.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is the best way to manage/track software assets. Be ready to pay big bucks up front for HEAVY ROI in just a few months. Great investment.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software we didn't know we had or aren't using is being retired and we are finally using all that we paid for.

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"Cadillac software with heavy FTE resources required"

What do you like best?

Automatic inventory discovery to sw titles

What do you dislike?

Heavy FTE involvement to operationalize all features.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure that your workflows and operational procedures and ITOM processes are well-thought out and documented before implementing this tool.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Matching sw titles to discovered use. SW title matching has been enhanced.

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"Secunia"

What do you like best?

Ease to use and navigation. The dashboard provides substantial reporting.

What do you dislike?

It’s shows the information you want it to see It can hide things and not always accurate

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Remediation and system analysis it is very good for identifying risks and patches.

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"SAM Software"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use once it's finally set up and configured

What do you dislike?

It's incredibly difficult to install and set up, especially in large environments. Best to hire third party to install.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing my companies SW and HW assets in one succinct place to avoid surprises from auditors like IBM.

Flexera Software Asset Management (SAM) User Ratings

6.7
Ease of Use
Average: 8.6*
6.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.9*
1.7
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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