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SCCM Expert and Flexera Software


We are pleased to announce that Flexera Software has completed the acquisition of SCCM Expert. We are extremely excited to be adding SCCM Expert's employees, products, partners and customers to the Flexera Software team. This is a very good fit for both organizations and we believe great news for our customers.

SCCM Expert's Self Service empowers employees with on-demand software provisioning through an enterprise app store, helping companies automate software request management and delivery. Flexera Software sees Self Service as a strategic addition that complements our Application Readiness and Enterprise License Optimization solutions. Flexera Software delivers strategic solutions to manage application usage across the application life cycle and Self Service helps broaden that vision.

SCCM Expert is a Microsoft Gold Partner and founding member of the Microsoft System Center Alliance. SCCM Expert markets software solutions that maximize the capability of Microsoft's systems management technology, streamline operations, save time and reduce costs associated with managing enterprise-wide systems and software. SCCM Expert has sold to global corporations, schools and U.S. Government agencies and has a network of partners, including software resellers and IT consultants that they work with.

The acquisition helps IT management better deliver and manage the 'consumerization of IT' by providing enterprise users with a powerful app store portal to access and download on-premises, Cloud-based or virtualized enterprise applications anytime, anywhere, along with tools to help IT maintain control and ensure accountability and software compliance. SCCM Expert Self Service delivers on-demand software request, approval routing and provisioning accessed through an app store that looks and feels familiar to users of consumer app store sites.

Self Service aligns with Flexera Software's Application Readiness solution, AdminStudio Suite, which enables user-centric computing and support for the consumerization of IT with a holistic solution for preparing and deploying applications for Windows 7 migrations and use in traditional physical infrastructures, in virtualized environments and the Cloud. Self Service will take continual Application Readiness one step further by giving end users an internal app store portal for quick and easy download of enterprise apps to their platform or device of choice, while eliminating the time and cost ordinarily involved with manual IT requests.


Self Service also helps organizations maintain software license optimization and compliance as they move towards the consumerization of IT. Software entitlement data from FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, Flexera Software's Enterprise License Optimization solution, could be used to control what applications appear in the Self Service app store, and when software licenses for those applications are available. Likewise, data from Self Service about fulfilled application requests could be used as input into ongoing software license management and optimization.

We're very excited to be adding Self Service to our growing set of Application Usage Management solutions for enterprises. Together, these solutions offer the promise of enabling IT as a service and providing IT complete visibility into their software assets and tracking them from initial purchase to software audit compliance.

If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out to your Flexera Software account manager. You can read the press release here or watch a video discussing the acquisition here. And if you'd like to drop me a personal note, please feel free to contact me at mbishof@flexerasoftware.com or call me at 1-847-466-4100.

Sincerely,

Mark Bishof
President & CEO

 

Hope this helps.

Regards,

 

Cleber Marques

System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP
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