Schaumburg, III and Tokyo, Japan. - Mar. 29, 2011 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application
Usage Management for application producers and their customers, and eSOL
Co., Ltd, a leading Japanese embedded software developer, today announced
that eSOL has joined Flexera Software's Licensing, Entitlement & Compliance
Management Alliance Partner program.
Flexera Software cultivates partnerships and alliances with top software
producers, high-tech and embedded manufacturers and service providers to
deliver solutions and service offerings that combine leading technology
and expertise. Founded in 1975, eSOL is a premier Japanese independent
vendor of products and services, focused on Automotive OEM and parts suppliers,
and electronics device manufacturer markets.
As an Alliance Partner, eSOL will license and market Flexera Software's
FlexNet Embedded(R) and FlexNet Operations(R) solutions and services in
Japan. FlexNet Embedded is the only product enabling flexible software-based
configuration of capability and capacity across a broad range of high-tech
and embedded devices, including those requiring a small footprint client.
FlexNet Operations provides software producers, high-tech and embedded
manufacturers a comprehensive and proven entitlement management system,
supporting rapid product configuration, multiple license key generators,
and a self service portal. FlexNet Embedded and FlexNet Operations will
enable eSOL's customers to provision tailored, industry-specific high-tech
and embedded devices, such as entertainment and information systems for
automobiles, as well as smart building and security devices for the building
industry, and manage entitlements to those solutions. eSOL will provide
the frontline support and integration services, and integrate and sublicense
FlexNet Embedded to its embedded operating system "eT-Kernel"
in addition to providing FlexNet Embedded to other operating systems already
supported by FlexNet Embedded.
"We welcome eSOL as the newest member of our growing, global roster
of strategic alliance partners," said Timothy Boudreau, vice president
of strategic alliances at Flexera Software. "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."
Driving the need for Flexera Software's solutions in Japan are declines
in the average price of embedded system manufacturers' products in the
face of diversifying requirements, which presents the need for more tailored
solutions. These market pressures are pushing manufacturers to move beyond
exclusively monetizing the embedded devices and shift toward continuous
revenue streams through services, utilizing the device as their service
"FlexNet Embedded and FlexNet Operations empower manufacturers' to
embed complex and versatile functionality into their products, while reducing
manufacturing costs and time-to-market through shortened product cycles,"
Bob Nobuyuki Ueyama, executive vice president of eSOL. "In light of
these market trends we anticipate strong demand for these solutions in
Japan and look forward to working with Flexera Software to meet that demand
with creative solutions."
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