From what I've read and heard is these fields in FNMS are not editable. However most remain blank. Any workarounds to introduce static data to these fields to enable reporting opportunities?
Jul 09, 2020 12:29 PM
@caldwellb - Flexera has a market-leading solution (IT Visibility) that has excellent end-of-life data for both software and hardware based on Technopedia.
This complements the Software Licensing capabilities of FlexNet Manager as software is normalized at different levels. For example, FlexNet Manager normalizes Windows 10 to "Windows 10 Enterprise". The problem with trying to link End of Life dates to this software title is the fact that the Windows 10 Build Number is important, because different Windows 10 Build Number has different end of life dates. IT Visibility is able to normalize Windows 10 at the "Enterprise" level, but also can be reported against at the Build Level, so accurate end of life data can be shown.
Many software publishers do not publish end of life information. IT Visibility can calculated an "estimated" end of life data based on the initial launch date of a software application.
Along the same lines, Data Platform/IT Visibility can provide software vulnerability intelligence around normalized software.
Please contact your Flexera Customer Success Manager or Account Manager for more information.
Jul 24, 2020 08:24 AM
Yes aware of the other offering(s), cost prohibitive to solve this need. I understand your point on version releases this was simply to get some awareness for my application owners as we report # of products/deployments still in the "corporate wild" post decommissioning. I'll resolve externally to Flexera.
Thanks, appreciate all the insight.
Jul 24, 2020 12:09 PM