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Gen-i and Flexera Software help maximise software investment

Gen-i partners with Flexera Software to help NZ businesses maximise their software investment

New Licensing Assurance Service helps New Zealand businesses maximise value and reduce software investment related risk

Auckland, 7 August 2013 – Gen-i has today announced a new partnership to bring Flexera Software’s FlexNet Manager Suite to the New Zealand market, embedded within Gen-i’s Licensing Assurance Services (LAS.) This partnership makes Gen-i a Managed Service Provider for Flexera Software in New Zealand.

By bringing together Flexera Software’s market-leading Software License Optimisation capabilities with Gen-i’s team of experienced licensing strategists, Gen-i LAS will be the first licensing management service to give New Zealand businesses real control over their software environment.

Gen-i’s Chief Operating Officer, Jo Allison, says that LAS is a major milestone in Gen-i’s efforts to help New Zealand businesses take advantage of new mobility and cloud-based social applications.

“The rapid surge in adoption of smartphones, tablets and cloud applications has created a significant asset management challenge,” says Allison. “There are few businesses that can confidently state that they know exactly what software is being used in their organisation, how it is being used and whether or not they are legally entitled to use it.”

“Businesses invest a substantial proportion of their budget in enterprise software, so any solution that helps them to simplify the software environment and derive more ROI from that investment is critically important,” explains Allison.

“Our new partnership will enable us to leverage Flexera Software’s expertise in Application Usage Management together with our local licensing experts to offer a new service that helps our clients avoid legal and financial exposure due to non-compliant software, make better software buying decisions and save money.”

“Flexera Software not only has the best technology, but is also the market leader, with a large global installed base of medium and large enterprise customers,” adds Allison.

”Gen-i has established itself as a leader in managed services with tremendous expertise and experience in Software Licence Optimisation,” said Tim Boudreau, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Flexera Software. “By combining their expertise and Flexera Software’s award winning FlexNet Manager Suite in Gen-i's LAS, enterprises in New Zealand now have a world-class solution to ensure continual software licence compliance and optimisation.”

LAS automates complex license management tasks, which enables businesses to streamline the software license lifecycle to reduce ongoing software licensing costs, maintain compliance and increase procurement efficiencies.

LAS leverages Flexera’s FlexNet Manager Suite, which enables organizations to maximise their return on high-value software investments, while maintaining continuous compliance. It automates the reconciliation of purchased versus installed licenses to calculate the software actually required to run the business.

LAS is managed by Gen-i’s large team of software licensing experts with expertise across more than 150 software brands. In addition to standard procurement services, Gen-i offers its clients dedicated licensing staff, as well as one-off consulting projects provided by its experienced licensing experts.

About Flexera Software
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Our Application Usage Management solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and businesses future-proofed against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise we have gained as the marketplace leader in licensing, installation and compliance for over 20 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products. For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com.

About Gen-i
A member of the Telecom New Zealand Group, Gen-i delivers network-centric ICT products and solutions, combining both IT and communications infrastructure to support the success of its public and private sector clients. We are investing in the things that make a difference for our customers – our networks, data centres, and innovative new services. Our aim is to become an even more future oriented, competitive provider of converged ICT services, delivered over our high quality fixed and mobile networks and the Cloud. In the 12 months ended 30 June 2012, Gen-i’s operating revenue was $1.36 billion. For more information on Gen-i, visit www.gen-i.co.nz

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