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Tracking APIs in FlexeraOne

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How are folks tracking  purchased APIs that are part of the total software solution in FlexeraOne SaaS edition (not SaaS manager)?

The SKU is not recognized in the ARL. I am noting this as a purchase and a "service" license  type since consumption can't be measured. Is this correct or is there a best practice for an API entry in Flexera?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. 

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ChrisG
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If I understand your scenario right, you have purchased some kind of SaaS service that provides an entitlement to use APIs associated with the service, and are interested in tracking this using Flexera One ITAM capabilities.

One way to do this would be to create a license record with a type of "Custom Metric". This will at least track the entitlement that you have. If there is some numeric metric associated with using the APIs (such as a number of API calls) then you could put a process in place to manually enter that number into the consumed count on the license record if that was useful.

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ChrisG
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If I understand your scenario right, you have purchased some kind of SaaS service that provides an entitlement to use APIs associated with the service, and are interested in tracking this using Flexera One ITAM capabilities.

One way to do this would be to create a license record with a type of "Custom Metric". This will at least track the entitlement that you have. If there is some numeric metric associated with using the APIs (such as a number of API calls) then you could put a process in place to manually enter that number into the consumed count on the license record if that was useful.

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Thank you. That is what we are doing and/or entering it as a service.

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