Flexera to Acquire BDNA
September 2017 by Marc Jacob
Flexera announced that on September 7, it signed an agreement to acquire Mountain View, CA-based BDNA. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
Technology Asset Intelligence Fuels Better Decision-Making Every day, executives rely on multiple software solutions to make business decisions. But the technology asset data feeding these solutions often is incomplete and inaccurate, resulting in poor data quality. Additionally, because these software tools don’t speak a common “data language,” they’re siloed, making it difficult to share information. This impedes collaboration, sound decision-making, and ultimately it reduces the ROI companies realise from software investments.
This software supply chain dysfunction is no longer acceptable. To succeed today, executives have to be business-ready. They have to be able to make faster business decisions wherever they are, whenever needed, leveraging any software solution they use. So, the data powering their software must be up to date, reliable, comprehensive, and speak a common language.
The World’s Largest Technology Asset Data Platform
Flexera is an established in curating technology asset data. Flexera’s Nexus data cloud and software intelligence repository sit at the heart of its data strategy. Built and maintained by teams of expert, subject-matter researchers, it’s the industry’s most comprehensive software asset, vulnerability and open source repository – containing data on more than 150 million software and hardware assets.
Flexera’s data cloud harnesses the only software supplier/software buyer partnership in the industry. Software suppliers and Internet of Things (IoT) companies contribute asset data about their products directly to Flexera’s data cloud – deepening its depth and breadth. This data, in turn, powers Flexera’s own market-leading SAM, Software Vulnerability Management and Software Composition Analysis solutions. The repository is also built on an open platform, so other solution providers and system integrators can access Flexera’s data to power their own solutions.
Likewise, BDNA has built a world-class reputation in technology asset data. The company’s Technopedia data repository categorises and aligns product technology information allowing organisations to speak a common language and make better decisions. It includes more than 2 million products and 180 million data points on enterprise hardware, software, IoT, open source, product lifecycle, vulnerabilities and more.
But, simply having the largest technology asset data repository isn’t enough. Since data "atrophies” very quickly if left untouched, it’s vital to develop the people, tools and methods to ensure data is kept current. BDNA has refined the processes for creating, managing and curating Technopedia at market velocities, capturing over 2,500 daily updates. BDNA provides industry-leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to guarantee its customers have the most up to date, highest-quality data. Together BDNA’s and Flexera’s data teams are unrivalled.