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Enhancing Industrial Automation Solutions with Embedded Software: New Efficiencies and Faster Cycle Times

A Software Licensing, Device Monetization and Entitlement Management White Paper

For Industrial and Building Automation Providers

In today's ultra-competitive global business environment, many industrial automation and building control automation providers are applying software licensing principles to hardware that uses electronics to control and manage capability and capacity.

As embedded software becomes more integral to industrial and building automation providers, more and more manufacturers are discovering the power of software licensing. With licensing, manufacturers can turn device features and/or capacity on and off as appropriate. This allows them to charge customers for the capabilities they want, while not charging them for capabilities they don’t want. Electronic licensing enables manufacturers to more effectively use embedded software as a means of managing and monetizing the features and functionality they provide in their devices.

This white paper discusses the challenges faced by industrial and building automation providers and showcases how a global building automation company streamlines inventory and reduces cycle times with FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers, the leading embedded software licensing, device lifecycle and entitlement management solution from Flexera Software.

View the Video: Leveraging Software Entitlement Management to Better Meet Customer Expectations

Jason Ruppert, Director of Operations at Harmonic, discusses why they moved away from a homegrown software entitlement solution to a solution by Flexera Software. They did so to better meet customer expectations for self service and reduce internal costs of maintaining and enhancing the system. Jason explains the process they went through and the benefits they realized in doing so.

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