Flexera & Microsoft Join Forces to Increase Software Supply Chain Transparency & Strengthen Customer Relationships
July 2017 by Marc Jacob
Flexera announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Microsoft, solving a major problem afflicting the software supply chain. The companies are creating transparency and visibility into how much software has been purchased, deployed and used.
Key to this collaboration is Microsoft’s new Intelligent Asset Manager. By enabling a mutual understanding on consumption and usage, time-consuming, expensive and disruptive reviews become a thing of the past. Now, Microsoft and its customers can instead focus discussions on value.
Microsoft’s just-announced Intelligent Asset Manager joins forces with Flexera’s Software Asset Management (SAM) solution, FlexNet Manager Suite, to make it fast and easy for customers to know what Microsoft software they own, have deployed and are entitled to use. The service will establish an Effective License Position (ELP) — a trusted baseline both parties agree upon. Through a special program with Flexera, Microsoft customers can, once the Service has been completed, import the new agreed upon ELP baseline via FlexNet Manager Suite to manage their Microsoft license position on an ongoing basis. Partners of Microsoft are also eligible to utilize the Flexera Solution and should contact Flexera to learn more.