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Technopedia Manufacturer Tier Definition

Technopedia Manufacturer Tier Definition

Flexera has four tiers of manufacturers for prioritizing Technopedia coverage enhancement and gap fill activities: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 10.

Tiers 1, 2, and 3 are assigned based on the following criteria, with Tier 1 being the top category.

  • Revenue per year
  • Number of software releases and hardware models in Technopedia*
  • Number of evidence mappings in Technopedia**
  • Number of Flexera customers with the manufacturer active in their environment
  • Industry rank (determined by Flexera)

 Manufacturers are ranked for Technopedia prioritization using these criteria, then the ranks are averaged to create an overall rank:

  • if final rank is greater than or equal to 8, it is Tier 1
  • if final rank is less than 8 and greater or equal to 6, it is Tier 2
  • if final rank is less than 6, it is Tier 3

Notwithstanding this calculation, any manufacturer of operating system software shall be prioritized no lower than Tier 2.

Tier 10 is assigned to a manufacturer that is marked as Inactive (ceased independent operations due to business shutdown or acquisition).

* SaaS software in Technopedia is deemed to have 20 releases a year for purposes of manufacturer tier ranking.

** Hardware mapping is weighed 12 (twelve) times of software mapping due to different mapping ratio.

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