SOURCE: Flexera Software

Flexera Software

September 14, 2010 08:00 ET

Oracle Verifies Flexera Software's Continuous Compliance Solution

Oracle Partners With Enterprise License Optimization Specialist to Offer Customers Proven, Independent Alternative for Software License Management

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -   Flexera Software™, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management to application producers and their customers, today announced that Oracle has verified FlexNet Manager for Oracle as an effective and trusted third party Enterprise License Optimization solution for Oracle software license management. This means that the FlexNet Manager for Oracle product is now an Oracle-approved ongoing software license management solution for Oracle customers.

This verification is based on a comprehensive review and testing of FlexNet Manager for Oracle by Oracle License Management Services (LMS) to provide customers with a proven, independent alternative for managing Oracle software license usage and compliance. Oracle deployment and usage information from FlexNet Manager for Oracle, verified as being detailed and accurate, will be accepted by Oracle LMS and customers no longer need to rely solely on Oracle LMS scripts and tools to provide Oracle with software licensing information.

"Given the lack of tools built specifically to manage the Oracle software license estate, very few companies or government institutions have mechanisms or best practices to understand their current software compliance position or to optimize their software spend," said Alan Swahn, vice president of product management at Flexera Software. "FlexNet Manager for Oracle helps enterprises understand precisely what they are using every day to drive continuous software compliance and proactively manage software spend. As an independent and Oracle verified solution, companies can derive maximum value from the software they own so they buy only what they need and fully utilize what they have."

With FlexNet Manager for Oracle, enterprises and governments quickly assess and address software license compliance issues, eliminate disruptive, error-prone, manual audits and reduce the risk of unplanned software expenses. FlexNet Manager for Oracle automatically discovers and inventories Oracle Database and E-Business Suite deployments, using agent-less scanning technology, and then compares that usage with unique contract terms. The solution provides proactive management of software licenses and software license usage tracking information over time to Oracle license specifications.

FlexNet Manager for Oracle is part of the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, a next generation software asset management solution, delivering Enterprise License Optimization from the desktop to the datacenter. The FlexNet Manager Suite includes a continuous compliance platform that provides asset discovery, asset inventory, application recognition for over 100,000 applications, usage tracking, purchased versus installed reconciliation, basic contract management and an executive dashboard that provides visibility and software license optimization insights across the entire software estate. The Suite includes Enterprise License Optimization solutions for Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Oracle and over 20,000 engineering applications.

With over 20 years of experience in complex software licensing as the producers of FlexNet Publisher, a leading licensing technology embedded in over 20,000 applications, Flexera Software is uniquely capable of providing access to meaningful insight into high-value application usage like Oracle, and the expertise to help translate that data into greater control and savings.  

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 enterprise license optimization -- to strategically manage application usage and achieve breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level approach we provide. Flexera Software is a privately-held company and an investment of private equity firm Thoma Bravo, LLC. For more information, please go to: http://www.flexerasoftware.com 

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