Software License Optimization Training Services

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Software License Optimization Training Services

  1. 1. Shorten the Learning Curve FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises provides full visibility into an enterprise’s software licensing estate. As a result, IT can drive down spend by optimizing the use of the software licenses that are in place and buying licenses only when they are needed. But is the IT staff fully prepared to actively participate in the FlexNet Manager Suite software asset management (SAM) and license optimization program? If staff members aren’t up to speed on best practices and solution functionality, the implementation and time to value will likely take longer. Learning through the “school of hard knocks” can translate into mistakes that delay the implementation and drive up costs. The bottom line is formal training on new software enables a faster, more successful implementation. Software License Optimization Training Services from Flexera Software shorten the learning curve and speed time to value. Our robust training offering provides administrators, operators and report consumers with the knowledge and skills they need to take full advantage of the FlexNet Manager Platform, which is the foundation of the FlexNet Manager Suite. Rapid Return on Investment Training from Flexera Software enables the staff to quickly become proficient in FlexNet Manager Platform operation so they can optimize software asset management (SAM) in the enterprise (see figure 1). Real-world examples and hands-on experience throughout the training prepare users for all aspects of software license optimization, including automating the processing of purchase orders, applying license entitlements (product use rights) to generate an optimized license position, reclaiming licenses from retired hardware and maintaining continuous license compliance to minimize audit cost and risk. DATASHEET Software License Optimization Training Services Instructor-Led Training, On-Demand Learning and Online Self-Study to Build Staff Skills and Expertise Benefits to the Organization: • Faster, more effective FlexNet Manager Suite implementation for faster ROI • Insight into prevailing best practices to drive greater process efficiency • Skills acquisition, enabling the staff to optimize software license usage to reduce spend and maintain continuous license compliance • Knowledge transfer to ensure ongoing success with the Software License Optimization program Figure 1: Flexible Training Offerings to Meet a Variety of Client Needs • Classroom training at the client site (typically 2-day to 5-day classes) • Certified instructors • Cloud based training image for hands-on labs • Standard or customized course agenda INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING • Annual subscription to online Flexera Software University • Content organized by topic for easy access • Learning paths direct students to the appropriate content LEARN ON-DEMAND SUBSCRIPTIONS • Access to an on-demand training image with full FlexNet Manager Platform functionality • Available on a per-student basis • Choice of 40 hours of access over 30 days or 20 hours of access over 14 days ON-DEMAND LABS
  2. 2. Software License Optimization Training Services Objectives The Software License Optimization Training Services offering has three primary objectives: • Provide FlexNet Manager Platform administrators, operators and report consumers with the knowledge to take full advantage of the capabilities of this sophisticated solution • Deliver a faster return on investment by ensuring positive project results and reducing ramp-up time through better staff preparation • Ensure self sufficiency for the IT staff for ongoing success with FlexNet Manager Suite Delivery Approach Instructor-led training: • Classroom training is delivered at the client’s site by a certified Flexera Software instructor. Flexera Software provides a cloud-based training environment for courses that offer hands-on labs. Clients can choose from our standard course agendas for FlexNet Manager Suite solutions or our training staff can customize an agenda to meet the client’s unique needs. A list of current instructor-led courses is available at on our website. Learning On-Demand Subscriptions • Flexera Software offers an annual subscription to the online Flexera Software University website. One subscription entitles one student to access all content related to the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises. • Online content is organized into subtopics to simplify access. Learning paths direct the student to the appropriate content. Topics for targeted FlexNet Manager Suite functionality include slides and pages, demonstrations, quizzes, FAQs and learning guides to facilitate learning. Online offerings include: -Intro to FlexNet Manager Platform and Software Asset Management Best Practices - FlexNet Manager Platform Operator - FlexNet Manager Platform License Practitioner - And more… (See the complete list here). • On-Demand (Self-Study) Labs - The Flexera Software online On-Demand Lab is available on a per-student basis in 30-day and 14-day offerings. With the 30-day offering, the student receives up to 40 hours of access to lab content, including manuals, training materials and recorded demonstrations over a 30-day period. With the 14-day offering, the student receives up to 20 hours of access to the same content, but over a 14-day period. Content is delivered through a cloud-based training image managed by the Flexera Software Services team. The student can start and stop the training image at anytime during the access window. Clients can purchase additional increments to increase the access window and number of hours the training image is available. Project Timeline • Classroom training typically occurs early in the implementation process so that the staff gains the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a successful implementation. Some courses, such as those covering custom reporting, are often delivered toward the end of the implementation, as they require the availability of client data in the system. • One-year Learning On-Demand subscriptions are typically initiated at the beginning of an implementation project. • On-Demand Labs are delivered in conjunction with online learning or clients can acquire them during the implementation to provide a hands-on environment to help staff members gain proficiency and get answers to their questions as the implementation progresses.
  3. 3. Software License Optimization Training Services Deliverables Classroom training includes: • Structured, comprehensive training covering all relevant topics - FlexNet Manager Platform Administration - Inventory and Purchase Order Processing - License Reconciliation - License Optimization and Product Use Rights - Etc. • Student materials for reference after the class, including digital copies of training files, PDFs of presentations, product documentation, recorded tutorials, quizzes and additional student files for hands-on labs • Customization to emphasize functionality that is of particular value for the client’s environment • Hands-on exercises using real-world examples • Interactive environment with question-and-answer sessions to provide immediate responses from a knowledgeable instructor Learning On-Demand subscriptions include: • Access to all interactive learning content for one year, including but not limited to: - PDFs of all training presentations - Product documentation - Recorded tutorials - Quizzes - Additional student files needed for hands-on labs On-Demand (Self-Study) Labs provide: • On-demand lab image for access to a live system running the full FlexNet Manager Platform that includes demonstration data for all advanced licensing capabilities • Use of the latest release of FlexNet Manager Platform, including all discovery and inventory capabilities • The flexibility to use the lab as a testing ground for developing procedures or as a learning lab to complete exercises associated with the FlexNet Manager Platform online training Primary Audience Software License Optimization training courses are designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of administrators, operators and report consumers to help them implement and use the FlexNet Manager Platform more effectively.
  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_SLO_TrainingServices_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: www.flexerasoftware.com Software License Optimization Services and Solutions Software spending and license complexity continue to grow and organizations require best practice processes and next generation tools to gain control of their software estate. Flexera Software’s Software License Optimization Services provide the data and insights needed to understand the business value of a SAM and license optimization program, as well as the processes and roadmaps required for successful implementation. License optimization services provide organizations with an accurate and optimized view of their license position, enabling them to reduce ongoing cost and risk and accelerate time to value. Our FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises is the only Software License Optimization product that automates and optimizes license and contract management processes to reduce software license, maintenance and audit costs, while maintaining license compliance. 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: www.flexerasoftware.com Next Steps: Learn more about optimizing your software license management processes – visit www.flexerasoftware.com/SLOServices or contact a Flexera Software representative.

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