OpenLM vs FlexNet Manager

OpenLM helps ensure maximum utilization of your licenses, while also helping reduce expenses from unutilized licenses. Discover significant details regarding OpenLM versus FlexNet Manager.

“OpenLM stands as the forefront leader in engineering and specialty licensing management. Our exceptional software and services currently benefit over 1000 international enterprises and engineering firms.

Transparency and openness are the hallmarks of our operations. That’s why all our technical documentation is public, and our pricing is completely transparent. This level of openness has been achieved due to our unwavering confidence in our knowledge and technology.

In comparison to any competing company, OpenLM has consistently delivered unparalleled value for the investment. I personally commit to providing every prospective customer with the best value available in the market. Take a moment to evaluate our competition, and feel free to reach out to us.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to assist you.”

Oren Gabay

CEO of OpenLM

OpenLM and Flexnet Manager comparison:
What makes OpenLM a preferable choice?

Diverse types of applications supported​

While FlexNet Manager supports only FlexNet Publisher - including AutoCAD®, MATLAB®, IBM® Rational®, CATIA®, and Petrel, OpenLM SLM solutions provide support to 25,000+ engineering and non-engineering software applications - including CAD, GIS, CAM, PLM, electronics, automotive applications, and other engineering software including dongle, cloud applications or browser-based applications, and even standalone (node-locked) applications.

Multiple Deployment Options - Cloud & On-Premises

As of now, cloud support is not available for FlexNet Manager. Organizations opting for them have the sole option of on-premise support. However, with OpenLM as a Flexnet Manager alternative, you can opt for on-premise or cloud, based on your business requirements.

Availability of idle session tracking and license harvesting features

OpenLM's SLM tool aids in identifying idle systems by monitoring metrics like CPU usage, I/O data access, and user activity. Additionally, it empowers you to reclaim unused licenses from end users and return them to the license pool. This facility is known as license harvesting. According to publicly accessible information as of December 2023, FlextNet Manager doesn’t offer any comparable solutions.

Affordable pricing without compromising on standards

When it comes to transparency in pricing without compromising on quality, OpenLM is way ahead of FlexNet Manager. Unlike them, our prices and pricing plans are clearly outlined on the company website. Moreover, OpenLM customers who used FlexNet Manager before also regard OpenLM as more cost-efficient and technologically advanced. “Previously used Flexera FNMEA for Autodesk reporting but COGNOS is too complicated and renewal is too expensive.” A global engineering, management and development company, one of our current customers

An open and self-service cloud solution

OpenLM Cloud offers a self-service platform accessible to customers, boasting openness and availability. Its speed and reliability are noteworthy, requiring no local installation based on the licensing setup. Positioned uniquely within the realm of engineering and specialty licensing, OpenLM Cloud stands out as an exceptional offering.

Zero compromise on customers’ security: OpenLM is a proud winner of ISO 27001 and SOC 2.0 certifications

When addressing data security, OpenLM maintains an uncompromising stance. We keep achieving new security milestones every now and then. Recently, we won the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. It is a global security framework that focuses on managing sensitive company information with respect to confidentiality, integrity and availability. Before this, we also became compliant to the SOC 2.0 framework, a security framework developed by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). SOC 2.0 compliance means that the customer information is safe in the hands of the recipient organization.

75+ license managers supported​

FlexNet Manager can only monitor FlexNet Publisher (FlexLM and FlexNet Embedded) licenses. On the contrary, OpenLM supports all major and minor license managers out there, and we are continuously adding new ones to our portfolio. You can find the updated list of the OpenLM-supported license managers here. If your LM is not on the list, let us know and we will add it.

OpenLM offers more flexibility in SAM integration

SAM integration is crucial when it comes to the interaction of licenses with software assets. As per the information available, FlexNet Manager offers SAM integration with only the Flexera ITAM module. However, with OpenLM, you can avail additional flexibility as we support SAM integration with ServiceNow as well as License Dashboard.

Software License Management (SLM)​

Explore the full unlimited version of OpenLM for 30 days. During this time you will enjoy full support with no strings attached.

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Disclaimer: The information provided above regarding OpenLM vs Flexnet Manager is based on interviews and research with users of relevant systems as well as publicly available data on their respective websites. It is intended to offer a general comparison between the two platforms and highlight specific features and pricing details. Readers are encouraged to conduct their own research and due diligence to make informed decisions. The accuracy and relevance of the information may vary over time, and individual user experiences may differ. The text does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of either platform and should be used as a starting point for further investigation. Should you find any inaccuracies on this page, please let us know.

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