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FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors


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Innovate products faster, streamline entitlement management
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FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors

  1. 1. Improve Your Business in a Challenging Economy For more than two decades, Flexera Software has been powering the business of software. The FlexNet® Producer Suite for Software Vendors is the industry’s leading software monetization solution. It offers the most flexible and comprehensive set of software licensing, protection, monetization, packaging, updating and distribution management capabilities. With the FlexNet Producer Suite, Flexera Software is committed to delivering game-changing capabilities that can help your software company: • Protect and monetize IP—cloud, SaaS, on-premises and virtualized. • Increase revenue with support of the full licensing spectrum—including strict enforcement (concurrent, floating, node, token-based, etc.) and usage-based trust-but-verify (pay-for-use, pay-for-burst, pay-for- overage, metering, etc.)—as well as trial versions for maximizing upgrade sales. • Innovate faster by unlocking new product packages as well as new software licensing, business and promotional models. • Streamline manual and redundant entitlement management processes. • Reduce and simplify software updating and distribution processes. …all while ensuring the highest quality of service and a consistent, enjoyable end-user experience. In today’s challenging global economy, as companies of all kinds look for new ways to grow revenues and help customers comply with entitlements, FlexNet Producer Suite can play an essential role. Package, Protect and License Software FlexNet Producer Suite allows software vendors to enable multiple product versions to be created from a single binary by using license files. Software vendors can create targeted product packages for different audiences, offer flexible license models including: trials, demo, evaluation, concurrent and expiring—all while protecting your valuable IP against piracy. Simplify Entitlement Management The FlexNet Producer Suite gives software vendors a single system for viewing and administering software entitlements. It gives you, your customers and your channel partners total visibility into software entitlement activity, including data on version levels and expiring support contracts. It cuts operational costs by simplifying and automating the generation, fulfillment and activation of software entitlements and licenses. FlexNet Producer Suite also enables rapid product configuration to support the full software licensing spectrum, from strict enforcement to usage-based trust but verify software license compliance models. Reduce Support Costs with Electronic Update Delivery Delivering software updates and patches can be challenging and expensive, but it’s vital to keeping support costs down. The FlexNet Producer Suite makes it easy, enabling software vendors to electronically deliver software and updates–as well as marketing and support messages. It also simplifies maintenance fulfillment by delivering updates only to customers entitled to receive them. Improve Marketing and Development with Customer Data Finally, the FlexNet Producer Suite provides manufacturers with real-time data about your customers, including who is on which version, how often they use it, and which features are most popular. The data collected is invaluable for marketing and development teams to create more effective and targeted promotional campaigns and more compelling products. BROCHURE FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors Innovate products faster, streamline entitlement management and simplify software delivery and updates “The Entitlement Management Solution from Flexera Software has helped Alcatel-Lucent improve the way we view and administer entitlements. Now our license generators can be consolidated into a single system, saving us time and money while giving customers a more consistent experience.” - Manish Sharma Alcatel-Lucent “As Foray Technologies expands its business globally, we really need the power and flexibility that we can get only from a mature Suite like FlexNet. There’s no way we could approach its level of speed and sophistication with an internally developed solution.” - Mont Rothstein - Vice President of Product Development Foray Technologies
  2. 2. FlexNet Producer Suite addresses the top management concerns of software companies: Finance Executives: • Grow top and bottom- line revenue. • Streamline quote-to- cash processes. • Accelerate revenue recognition. • Establish recurring revenue streams. • Stop revenue leakage from piracy/overuse. Product Management/ Sales Executives • Increase product-line profitability. • Bring products to market faster. • Offer different monetization models for different customers and segments. • Gain deep installed base insight for better product decisions. IT/Operations/Support Executives • Create a consistent end-user experience to ensure repeat business. • Reduce high customer support costs. • Easily scale for future growth. The Industry’s Top Choice to Package, Protect and License Software Flexera Software’s FlexNet Producer Suite helps protect and monetize your software, ensuring that your customers can use, download and update everything they are entitled to—but not more than they should. FlexNet Producer Suite is a complete, integrated end-to-end software monetization solution that plays an important role in your company’s profitability. It allows you to increase revenues by providing customers with many options to try and buy as well as flexible licensing and pricing models from across the licensing spectrum to meet the needs of today’s demanding customers, including: concurrent, floating, node, token-based, metered, pay-per-use and hundreds of other licensing options for protecting and monetizing software deployed in the cloud, as a SaaS application, on-premises and in virtualized environments. FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors enables you to flexibly package, protect, monetize, license and price software for different markets. Build Your Business Through Effective Entitlement Management FlexNet Producer Suite gives you more than a consolidated view into software entitlements; it provides integrated enterprise-class business intelligence and management of customer entitlements. It arms you with a wide range of information critical in making the right business decisions. From reducing costs by consolidating and streamlining processes, personnel and technologies, to maximizing revenue from your packaging and promotion efforts, FlexNet Producer Suite provides the insight you need to build your business and manage it effectively. Strengthen Relationships and Streamline Processes with Electronic Software Delivery and Updates FlexNet Producer Suite allows you to increase the value of customer relationships by connecting to your end-users directly through the products they use. We offer both push and pull electronic software delivery and update mechanisms that can help software vendors: • Automate critical software updates and patches. • Gain visibility across the distribution chain and communicate directly with end-users, regardless of the sales channel. • Understand which features customers use on which specific operating system. Hybrid Solution Delivery: Cloud or On-Premises Flexera Software recognizes that software vendors have a wide range of needs in implementing software monetization solutions. To give your organization easy access to the FlexNet Producer Suite capabilities you need, we offer a choice of cloud/SaaS or on-premises implementations that can be used with your cloud, Saas, on-premises and virtualized applications. Targeted Licensing and Packaging Target Markets Science/Engineering Personal Productivity Enterprise Class Software A C D B A B Software Product Package OptionsSoftware Vendor A C DB A CB
  3. 3. “Software has helped us transition our focus from individual, repetitive customer fulfillment transaction processing to customer self-service enablement—a far more strategic and high-impact place to be. Since then, Sybase’s per-unit distribution costs have dropped more than 80 percent.” - Bob Mullen - Director of Operations Sybase Flexera Software Wins 2013 Market Share Leadership Award Frost Sullivan presented the 2013 Global Market Share Leadership Award in Software-Enforced License Management to Flexera Software. Licensing FlexNet® Licensing empowers software vendors to combat software piracy and increase revenues by easily enabling new pricing, packaging and software licensing models. It supports the full software licensing spectrum, from strict enforcement to usage-based trust but verify and enables software protection, monetization and compliance of cloud, SaaS, on-premises, virtualized and embedded applications. FlexNet Licensing is based on market leading FlexNet Publisher and FlexNet® Embedded, used by over 3,000 software vendors in over 20,000 applications. FlexNet Usage Capture allows software vendors to support usage-based trust-but-verify software licensing and compliance models, capture any type of usage in mostly free-form format and enable support for the full software licensing spectrum. Available with FlexNet Embedded only. FlexNet Cloud Licensing Service simplifies the enterprise experience by enabling software license enforcement and usage-based licensing for both on-premises and cloud-based applications in a managed environment hosted by Flexera Software. Available with FlexNet Embedded only. Entitlement Management FlexNet Operations gives software vendors the power to manage software licenses and entitlements easily and efficiently. It automates the generation, fulfillment and activation of devices, software and entitlements to provide a consistent experience. It offers a holistic, 24x7, self-service Web portal for manufacturers, customers and channel partners. Available Cloud or On-Premises. FlexNet License Lifecycle Management Enables software vendors to cut operational costs by automating the generation, fulfillment and activation of software licenses and entitlements. Available Cloud or On-Premises. FlexNet Advanced Organization Management Gives software vendors the ability to manage and track software entitlements across the entire organization and channel partners. Available with FlexNet Operations On-Premises only. FlexNet Usage Management gives software vendors the ability and flexibility to support usage- based trust-but-verify software licensing and compliance models, provide visibility into actual usage, support compliance initiatives and export usage data. Available with FlexNet Operations Cloud only. Electronic Software Delivery FlexNet Electronic Software Delivery gives software vendors the power to electronically deliver software to their customers devices. Available with FlexNet Operations Cloud only. Software Updating FlexNet Connect keeps costs down by connecting manufacturers to users. It electronically delivers applications, updates and messages directly to devices while at the same time providing deep customer insight into the install base. Available Cloud or On-Premises. FlexNet Enterprise Update Management enables enterprise IT administrators to control update distribution to business units and locations. FlexNet Instrumentation Management provides direct access and insight to anonymized data to proactively resolve customer issues. 2013 GLOBAL SOFTWARE-ENFORCED SOFTWARE MONETIZATION MARKET SHARE LEADERSHIP AWARD
  4. 4. Flexera Software LLC (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: Copyright © 2015 Flexera Software LLC. All other brand and product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners. FPS_brochure_SV_Jan15 Innovate products faster, streamline entitlement management and simplify software delivery and updates Global Consulting Services Flexera Software Professional Services enables software vendors to accelerate and increase the value your organization receives from Flexera Software solutions. Our experts average more than ten years’ experience in software entitlement, licensing, installation and packaging. Through subject matter expertise and a proven methodology, we can help you implement and evaluate current or potential strategies to achieve your business objectives. About Flexera Software Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise we have gained as the marketplace leader for over 25 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products. For more information, please go to: