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14.04.2017

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Software Supply Chain Tip 3 – Offer the Right Product at the Right Price Point

In Tip 2 of our Software Supply Chain Optimization series we discussed license compliance and vulnerability risks related to Open Source Software (OSS). Today, we’ll have a look at flexible monetization models. Flexible pricing and the ability to adapt your products to customer ...

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11.04.2017

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Webinar: Best Practices in Subscription Licensing

Are you moving to subscription pricing? And do you know how? The move from perpetual to subscription is in full swing. IDC predict that by the end of this year “100% of organizations will have a migration plan in place to shift spending from perpetual software licenses to subscri...

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07.04.2017

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Software Supply Chain Tip 2 – Know What’s in Your Code

Almost every developer is using OSS. 50-90% of the code found in commercial software packages is open source and 9 out of 10 IoT developers rely on it. Yet, the actual use of OSS is often unknown or unmanaged. This can result in license compliance issues and security vulnerabilit...

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05.04.2017

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Changing the Mindset – Monetization Models in Manufacturing

Everyone is talking about everything-as-a-service in IoT and the advantages of value-based pricing which is less connected to the physical product than to the value derived from its use. We talked to Houssem Ben Abderrahman, Major Account Manager at Flexera, and asked him what t...

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31.03.2017

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Optimizing the Software Supply Chain – Tip 1

The software industry suffers from disjointed processes between suppliers and buyers. Often there’s disagreement and confusion on what has been purchased, what is used and what is owed. Many of these disagreements are a consequence of a lack of transparency and visibility. Produc...

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28.03.2017

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Licensing and Monetization Trends – Impressions from Mobile World Congress 2017

The week of the 27th February saw over a 100,000 industry experts and leaders related to the mobile industry descend on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. Innovations are taking shape at this massive event for the connected world and new IoT and Smart City solutions are startin...

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10.03.2017

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Subscription, Consumption, Outcome – Ready for Flexible Licensing Models?

You probably hear and read a lot about “Flexible Licensing Models” and it shows where the industry is headed. Perpetual licensing, albeit it might still exist for a long time, is declining. Producers are moving towards recurring and more flexible revenue models and enterprises of...

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04.03.2017

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What can Software Producers Learn from the Diageo v SAP Case?

Almost £ 55 million for 5800 users that access SAP indirectly – that is what Diageo owes SAP UK after the decision of the High Court of England and Wales (comment here). This story made it into the news around the world and will be talked about for a while. It will also have caus...

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02.03.2017

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IoT Creates Recurring Revenue – Are You Ready to Capture Your Share?

In the Future Scape: Worldwide Software Business Models and Monetization 2017 Predictions IDC shared two points that are of particular interest for intelligent device manufacturers: "By 2018, 60% of Manufacturers of Connected Devices (Automobiles, Medical Devices, Home Automatio...

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24.02.2017

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Think open source software is free? Think again…

It was recently reported that Oracle will begin to enforce commercial terms on customers who thought they were using free Java software. However, companies using Java may not even realize they should be paying for the software in the first place – since most think it is free. Jef...

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23.02.2017

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Monetize Software! – Which Software?

The Internet of Things is on the agenda of every manufacturer. As part of their IoT strategy many manufacturers move from a one-off hardware sale to a recurring revenue model. Software Monetization is playing a key role in this transformation and IoT solutions will only be succes...

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16.02.2017

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The Prince and the Villain – A True Story of a Security Hack

Once upon a time there was a prince who lived in a flourishing country with a prosperous economy. In his country and the business he was in, businessmen were honest with each other and bought what they needed, rather than stealing it. In business, so the prince thought, no-one wo...

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15.02.2017

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Webinar: Optimize the Software Supply Chain for IoT Success

As IoT solutions evolve and grow, producers need to be able to adapt to changing requirements quickly, keep software stable and secure and make it easy for customers to use it and derive value. Today, many producers still have disjointed processes within their software supply ch...

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09.02.2017

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The Next Revolution in SaaS Pricing - Back to Floating Licenses?

Today, pricing for enterprise SaaS solutions is usually based on the number of users. Enterprises purchase a number of users from their SaaS software vendor for a one or three year term. When they purchase, they need to forecast what number of users they need for the upcoming ter...

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07.02.2017

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Flexera Software Named Internet of Things Enablement Company of the Year

IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognize Flexera as an Outstanding Internet of Things Company. Entries were judged by an independent panel of experts, representing a cross section of the industry - including journalists, analysts and technology executives and Flexera was selected as the...

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03.02.2017

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Software Business Models and Monetization 2017 Predictions

What does the year ahead look like for Software Producers? It is a vibrant time and many trends influence the market – both Software Producers and Intelligent Device Manufacturers continue to move from perpetual to subscription licensing models and some are already looking at us...

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31.01.2017

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Ciena Implements Licensing Solution from Flexera Software to Simplify Customer Deployments of Programmable Networking Solutions

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions, announced today that Ciena, a network strategy and technology company, has implemented FlexNet Licensing and FlexNet Operations to simplify deployments o...

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23.01.2017

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Webinar: The State of Open Source Software - 2016 Year in Review

With the widespread use and adoption of open source software across industries, the need to have visibility into what is in your code is more important than ever. Do you have an open source usage policy? Can you easily disclose all open source software (OSS) and third party conte...

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20.01.2017

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Does Your Software Delivery Solution Scale with the IoT Growth?

Many device manufacturers are transforming from hardware- to software-centric business models amidst the huge IoT opportunities. In response some are building their own solutions to manage and deliver software products and updates. While initial builds can satisfy short-term requ...

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18.01.2017

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SoftSummit Europe 2017 – Transform. Optimize. Profit.

We are excited to announce the agenda for SoftSummit Europe, including leading analysts and industry experts. Join us in London (March 14, 2017) or Munich (March 16, 2017) to discuss IoT monetization and security, digital transformation strategies and best practices for licensing...

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11.01.2017

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5 Tips to Make Your Channel More Successful

It’s January and you are probably making plans for the year and figuring out how you can be successful and grow your software business. This will also involve plans for your ecosystem of channel partners that help you sell your software products and deliver services and support. ...

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06.01.2017

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Be an Open Source Trend Setter – Take the Survey

Twenty years ago if asked what percentage of Open Source Software (OSS) is used within software applications, you would have heard none, 5% or maybe even as much as 10%. Fast forward to today and Gartner says 95% of IT organizations leverage OSS in their mission critical applicat...

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28.12.2016

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Top Software Monetization Blogs 2016

2016 was another exciting year for software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers. The IoT is taking a clearer shape and the further proliferation of Cloud and software as a service (SaaS) is driving the software industry. Software Monetization models continue to become mo...

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20.12.2016

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The Build vs. Buy Dilemma

Why Intelligent Device Manufacturers should Consider a Purpose-built Software Monetization Solution Software is eating the world and every company is becoming a software company. The Internet of Things is changing our lives and at the core of all this hype is software - the appl...

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15.12.2016

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Software IP – You Can Only Protect What You Own

In my earlier blog “You May Think Selling Your Software is a Good Idea – But Are You Sure?” I looked at the initial challenges traditional hardware manufacturers could face when trying to leverage the opportunities of integrating and using software within their hardware products....

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13.12.2016

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Drive Recurring Revenue and Prevent Maintenance Revenue Leakage with Automated Upgrade Management

FlexNet Operations 2016 Automates Processes for Software Upgrades, Improves IoT Security and Enables Rapid Software Delivery. The latest release of Flexera Software's market-leading entitlement management solution provides software vendors and Internet of Things (IoT) companies w...

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08.12.2016

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Migrating Your Entitlement Management System – Objectives and Best Practices (4 of 4)

The previous blogs of this series discussed migration approaches and best practices for migrating data and managing your project. In this blog we share insights into our own Flexera Software project where we are in the process of migrating our Product & License Center to a new ve...

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06.12.2016

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Simplify Software Licensing and Beat the Competition!

As the world is forcing everyone to become as efficient as possible, managing licensing is coming more and more under scrutiny. End users and enterprises are becoming more vocal and don’t want to be burdened with it anymore. When asked by IDC what they expect from their software ...

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01.12.2016

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Migrating your Entitlement Management System – Project Management Best Practices (3 of 4)

There are many aspects to consider when migrating to a new entitlement management system. In the last two blogs of this series, we discussed migration approaches and how to handle difficult data. Now, let’s have a look at project management best practices. Before you start migra...

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29.11.2016

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Managing Software Licenses and Entitlements in Complex Organization Hierarchies

Most software vendors are proud to call large, global enterprises their customers. However, only few appreciate the effort that these enterprises have to invest to stay in control and manage licenses within their organization, and consequently only few software vendors provide th...

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23.11.2016

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Migrating your Entitlement Management System – How to Handle Difficult Data (2 of 4)

In the first blog of this series, we discussed different migration approaches. Now, let’s take a closer look at the data that will have to move from one system to another as you migrate your entitlement management system. Not all data is the same, and shouldn’t be treated as suc...

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21.11.2016

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Webinar: Reinventing Your Software Monetization Strategy for 2017 & Beyond

As Cloud applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data continue to grow, many application producers and intelligent device manufacturers are searching for strategies that maximize value and increase revenues from their existing solutions and new offerings. Software lice...

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17.11.2016

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Migrating Your Entitlement Management System – Migration Approaches (1 of 4)

Mathieu Baissac | @flexerasoftware | Subscribe There are many aspects to consider when migrating to a new entitlement management system – here are some ways to make it easier and more effective Migrating from one entitlement management system to another requires some planning and...

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15.11.2016

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Open Source Update Panel Discussion @ All Hands Meeting

Panel Members: Flexera Software, Cisco Systems and Fenwick& West Flexera Software (formerly Palamida) is presenting with Cisco Systems, Inc. and Fenwick & West LLP at the 28th Annual All Hands Meeting in Santa Clara, California on November 17. Silicon Valley’s signature conferenc...

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11.11.2016

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Registration is Open for SoftSummit 2017 Europe

Ann Reist and Nicole Segerer | @flexerasoftware | Subscribe SoftSummit 2016 San Jose was a great success and it wouldn't have been possible without the great participation of our guests, speakers and sponsors -- thank you everyone for joining us in California! Throughout the day ...

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08.11.2016

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Software Upgrades Matter – Here’s Why!

Nicole Segerer | @flexerasoftware | Subscribe Many Software producers spend a lot of time and effort on selling their products to new customers or up-selling and cross-selling to existing customers. A topic that doesn’t get as much attention but might be equally important is soft...

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01.11.2016

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Are You Pricing Your SaaS Products the Right Way?

Ben Dooley | @flexerasoftware | Subscribe Recently I was working with a (very) large software producer that was challenged with how to take their SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offerings to the next level. They’re launching several SaaS-based products and were looking for insights ...

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27.10.2016

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Flexera Software Acquires Open Source Application Security Provider, Palamida

Jim Ryan | @flexerasoftware | Subscribe We have some exciting news to announce today. Flexera Software has just acquired Palamida, a major provider of Software Composition Analysis solutions for open source software. This is terrific news for Flexera, our customers and partners. ...

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25.10.2016

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The Internet of Things and Everything-as-a-Service

Eric Free | @flexerasoftware | Subscribe Back in August, The New York Times ran a nice article on GE and its transition into a software company. Just a month later, the news about GE and Bosch teaming up to build an IIoT platform hit the wires. And there is more, like PTCs move t...

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21.10.2016

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New Report: Monetizing the IoT

Nicole Segerer | @flexerasoftware | Subscribe Global players in many industries are undertaking initiatives to capture their share of the trillion dollar IoT market. As these projects move from initial trials to first implementations, businesses need to prove that they can gain e...

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