Dear Community members,
Would you please share your experience how you categorize Publishers and how far you go with establishing ELPs for them. For big enterprise companies its normal to have 300, 400 or more Commercial Publishers that FNMS would discover. The questions from my side would be:
1. How far you go on preparing ELPs for Publishers? is the goal - to have ELPs for ALL Commercial Publishers that FNMS discovers?
2. How do you categorize your Publishers? By Spend? For example Tier1 (Top10), Tier2 (Top50), etc ?
3. What is better for matured SAM practice: Having less ELPs in FNMS but better quality and processes established, or try complete all available Publishers but have less quality ?
Thanks for you opinion and experience,
Sep 16, 2019 04:50 AM
Hi Manny, while there is no "one size fits all" for determing which publishers to onboard and sustain within a SAM Program, here are some guidelines to help determine scope.
Sep 16, 2019 05:47 AM
I would agree with your comments. I don't see anywhere in Flexera where there is a field that I can categorize the vendors? How are others doing this? I would like a field to populate with our own categories, which may include following Gartner vendor categories, strategic, etc.
ServiceNow offers this capability. just trying to figure out how Flexera provides this.
Jan 14, 2020 03:21 PM
If you would like to store vendor categorization details within FlexNet Manager Suite itself, that could be done by adding appropriate custom properties to the "Vendor" object that model your particular approach to categorization.
Jan 14, 2020 09:48 PM
The Adding Custom Properties chapter in the FlexNet Manager Suite System Reference PDF guide would be your reference here. However as @agalbreath has indicated, with FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud you should raise a support case to actually get a custom property configured for your tenant once you have worked out details of what you want.
Jan 16, 2020 07:07 PM