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  • Using Manual Mapper to gather missing software usage information

    Sometimes an application is detected as UNKNOWN PRODUCT in the usageagent.log (c:\windows\temp\Managesoft\). This generally happens with click-to-run versions applications. The implementation of the solution to this issue requires a person with technical knowledge of deploying Flexera Management Suite such and agents and have sufficient administrative privileges in the environment to perform the changes.

  • Managing the increasing cost of software for business

    Many companies have felt the impact of rising costs and inflation firsthand, especially over the last 18 months. During this time software prices have increased by 10-30% which is much higher than the standard 3-5% per annum CPI increase that companies expect and budget for.

    It is important that IT and finance departments can prepare and pivot for these price hikes and manage their costs effectively.

  • Migrating FlexNet Manager Suite (FNMS) on-premise to Flexera One

    Flexera One is a SaaS solution – an enterprise-grade IT asset management and cloud management platform. Flexera One (including its predecessor FNMS Cloud) has been available since 2014, but there has been no migration path for FNMS on-premise users to the cloud.

    This article looks at the pros and cons of migrating and some things to consider when planning the move.

  • How to document your environment – Understanding your audience

    Modern IT Architecture is almost infinitely complex. Documenting and understanding your environment is a never ending task, and is always going to be incomplete. Given this, we need to make sure our limited resources are spent most effectively to communicate the essential items to the relevant people. This makes it easy for the reader to immediately see the delta.