Protect and Monetize Your Intellectual Property
Software vendors clearly understand the strategic
importance of the applic...
FlexNet Licensing Setup
The objectives of the FlexNet Licensing Setup are to:
• Install and configure FlexNet P...
FlexNet Licensing Setup
Verify all required
components have
been received or
downloaded by
the customer
Copyright © 2012 Flexera Software LLC. All other brand and product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and regist...
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  1. 1. Protect and Monetize Your Intellectual Property Software vendors clearly understand the strategic importance of the applications they develop–it’s their business. And protecting intellectual property and properly monetizing investments requires comprehensive and flexible software licensing management solution. Intelligent device manufacturers increasingly have to combat rapid commoditization of their hardware and are turning to software applications to create product differentiation. Software licensing solutions, through their ability to electronically control product configurations, also hold the key to configure-to- order manufacturing that reduces manufacturing complexity and leans out supply chain operations. Flexera Software’s FlexNet Licensing solution (composed of FlexNet Publisher and FlexNet Embedded) makes it easy for software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers to monetize, secure, enhance and grow market share through the flexible pricing, packaging, and licensing of applications, intelligent devices or equipment using embedded software. FlexNet Licensing also gives organizations the power to protect IP and rein in unauthorized software use to prevent revenue loss. Maximize Your Success with Expert Assistance When an organization adopts FlexNet Licensing technology, project timelines can be significantly shortened by having an experienced guide. The typical software vendor or intelligent device manufacturer is not a licensing subject-matter expert. Because of this, it is easy to let the licensing portion of a development project slide to the back burner. When that happens, knowledge and momentum are lost. When licensing requirements are finally addressed, time or resources may no longer be available and the quality of the licensing solution could be impacted. Getting professional assistance from the beginning can provide a jump- start to help ensure best practices are followed when implementing a licensing solution. Flexera Software Global Consulting Services has extensive experience helping organizations successfully implement software licensing solutions. The FlexNet Licensing Setup workshop provides configuration and basic training assistance in getting a development environment set up. How FlexNet Licensing Setup Works FlexNet Licensing Setup enables software vendors and intelligence device manufacturers to quickly adopt FlexNet Licensing technology. The two- day, workshop-based activity is led by a Flexera Software subject-matter exert. FlexNet Licensing Setup focuses on: • Installing the FlexNet toolkit on a developer’s system within the context of a training session, so that developer can instruct others as needed • Providing primer-level instruction of the FlexNet Publisher/FlexNet Embedded application programming interface (API) and associated tools and processes for creating a licensed application • Aligning the FlexNet Publisher/FlexNet Embedded (client) side with the FlexNet Operations (back-office) system At the end of the engagement, the organization will have a developer system configured and ready to implement FlexNet Licensing into the publisher’s application. In addition, the organization’s developers will have a basic understanding of the FlexNet Licensing toolkit and API. DATASHEET FlexNet Licensing Setup Improving Business Growth, Operational Efficiency and the Customer Experience Benefits of FlexNet Licensing Setup: • Getting a solid head start on the licensing portion of software development • Reducing learning curve time for developers • Reducing the amount of time spent on licensing for a project • Avoiding some common scenarios that delay or derail the addition of licensing into a software project
  2. 2. FlexNet Licensing Setup Objectives The objectives of the FlexNet Licensing Setup are to: • Install and configure FlexNet Publisher or FlexNet Embedded on a developer’s system • Provide basic instruction on FlexNet Publisher with Trusted Storage or FlexNet Embedded • Align the FlexNet Publisher/FlexNet Embedded client configuration with the FlexNet Operations back-office configuration Delivery Approach FlexNet Licensing Setup is delivered by one Flexera Software consultant in a two-day workshop. Typical topic flow: • Identify developer system to install FlexNet Licensing tools • Install FlexNet Licensing toolkit • Incorporate Flexera Software-provided vendor name and keys • Configure encryption seeds • Configure transaction seeds • Build FlexNet Licensing toolkit • Usage of the FlexNet Publisher prep tool (FlexNet Publisher only) • For FlexNet Publisher - Build vendor certificate generator for FlexNet Operations - Add vendor certificate generator to FlexNet Operations - Configure FlexNet Operations transaction key Licensing Installation Installation Vendor Certificate Generator Build FlexNet Operations Customer Folder Sample Product Test Activation Example Code Walkthrough API Overview FlexNet Operations Alignment API Training Vendor Keys Encryption Seeds Initial Make and Test • For FlexNet Embedded - Create Publisher Identity on FlexNet Operations • Create sample product and entitlement in FlexNet Operations • Build example FlexNet Licensing applications • Demonstrate activation and returns
  3. 3. FlexNet Licensing Setup Verify all required components have been received or downloaded by the customer WORKSHOP ACTIVITY Installing and configuring a development system within infrastructure WORKSHOP ACTIVITY Instructions on building the sample applications on newly configured development system WORKSHOP ACTIVITY FlexNet Licensing API primer built around the sample applications WORKSHOP ACTIVITY Project Timeline Deliverables At the end of the engagement, the customer will have: • Installed and configured FlexNet Licensing toolkit • Aligned FlexNet Operations system • Completed Visual Studio project for building FlexNet Licensing-enabled sample application Primary Audience Customer resources required for this engagement include one to four software developers who will be involved in the implementation of the licensing solution. Related Services FlexNet Licensing Setup is usually performed as part of a larger FlexNet Licensing project that results in the implementation of FlexNet Publisher or FlexNet Embedded, or possibly, as a standalone service for small customers. The following services are recommended prior to FlexNet Licensing Setup workshop: • License and Compliance Policy Design: this engagement enables organizations to increase their return on investment of any existing or new licensing and entitlement deployment by clearly identifying important business policies, behaviors and commercial structures that are enabled by a licensing and entitlement management solution. This service is most effective when preceded by the following: – Licensing, Entitlement Management and Delivery Strategic Assessment: a workshop-style engagement that helps organizations understand the business value of deploying or improving an entitlement and compliance management solution – Strategies of Licensing and Entitlement Management: a classroom-style service designed to help organizations maximize their investment in electronic licensing • Operational Model Design: this engagement helps organizations to gather business requirements and to define a blueprint architecture and associated Operational Model • System Design: this engagement helps organizations to create a blueprint for their licensing solutions Note: if the customer is setting up licensing for FlexNet Operations, then the FlexNet Operations Setup engagement is a prerequisite.
  4. 4. Copyright © 2012 Flexera Software LLC. All other brand and product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners. FX_SD_ECM-FNL_Setup_Sept12 Flexera Software LLC 1000 East Woodfield Road, Suite 400 Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA Schaumburg (Global Headquarters): +1 800-809-5659 United Kingdom (Europe, Middle East Headquarters): +44 870-871-1111 +44 870-873-6300 Australia (Asia, Pacific Headquarters): +61 3-9895-2000 For more office locations visit: Licensing, Entitlement Management and Delivery Services and Solutions Applications no longer just help the business, they run the business, and to software vendors and, increasingly, intelligent device manufacturers, they are the business. To compete and win today, software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers must go to market faster with differentiated product offerings, ensure they are fairly compensated, make every dollar spent count and retain every single customer. All of this must be done while facing substantial hurdles. Flexera Software has long been the global leader in Application Usage Management. Over 3,000 software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers rely on our comprehensive licensing, entitlement management and delivery suite of software licensing, entitlement management, electronic software delivery, software updates and compliance management solutions as core components of a strategic solution for Application Usage Management: FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors and FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers. Flexera Software is unique in its ability to offer a comprehensive and integrated solution spanning the full lifecycle of business processes. These solutions provide critical business intelligence to sense market change and develop the appropriate course corrections and are designed to deliver the flexibility to quickly adapt to your evolving business needs. Together they transform numerous tactical tasks to address today’s strategic needs, delivering continuous software compliance, information at the point of action and optimized usage and value for your products. About Flexera Software Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensive solutions- from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to application readiness and software license optimization - to strategically manage application usage and achieve breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level approach we provide. For more information, please go to: