Flexera Software, a leading provider of software licensing and application usage management solutions, recently announced that it has inked a partnership agreement eSOL, an embedded software developer based in Japan. eSOL is now a member of Flexera's Software Licensing, Entitlement & Compliance Management Alliance Partner program.
With the agreement in place, eSOL can now begin licensing and marketing the Chicago-based vendor's FlexNet Embedded and FlexNet Operations solutions across the island nation. eSOL customers, which focus their efforts mainly in the electronic device and automotive OEM spaces, can leverage the pair of solutions to provision unique high-tech and embedded products. These devices can range from automobile-focused entertainment and information systems to smart building and security products. eSol customers will also be able to manage the entitlements to those solutions.
The FlexNet Embedded solution allows for flexible software-based configuration of capacity and capability across any number of high-tech and embedded devices. The FlexNet Operations solution, on the other hand, boasts a proven entitlement management system. This product allows software developers to support rapid product configuration, a self service portal and multiple license key generators.
As part of the agreement, eSOL will provide customers with frontline support and integration services. The Japanese software firm will also integrate and sublicense FlexNet Embedded to "eT-Kernel," the company's own embedded operating system.
"We welcome eSOL as the newest member of our growing, global roster of strategic alliance partners," Timothy Boudreau, vice president of strategic alliances at Flexera Software, noted in a release. "eSOL understand the needs of high-tech and embedded manufacturers in Japan and are expert in tailoring solutions to meet their licensing and entitlement needs."
Nobuyuki Ueyama, executive vice president of eSOL, added that the two Flexera solutions will enable manufacturers to embed "complex and versatile functionality" into their product lines – all while lowering costs and minimizing time-to-market. Ueyama expects to see "strong demand" for the solutions in eSOL's home country.
The two Flexera solutions should experience widespread adoption due to the growing need in Japan for more tailored embedded products.
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Flexera Software's FlexNet Licensing (composed of FlexNet Publisher and FlexNet Embedded) makes it easy for application producers to monetize, secure, enhance and grow market share through the flexible pricing, packaging, and licensing of applications, intelligent devices or equipment using embedded software. FlexNet Licensing also gives organizations the power to protect IP and rein in unauthorized software use to prevent revenue loss.