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October 12, 2021

Revenera Continues to Grow and Moves to Subscription Pricing

The provider of Software Monetization, Composition Analysis, and InstallShield continues to grow and will complete the move to subscription models by December 31, 2021.

September 21, 2021

Revenera Study Highlights the Importance of SaaS and Subscription Models for the Software Industry

The Revenera Monetization Monitor: Software Monetization Models and Strategies 2021 also highlights that complex and hybrid monetization models will dominate the market to deliver flexibility for producers and end customers

September 7, 2021

Revenera Releases InstallShield 2021 with Support for Cloud Build Infrastructures and Windows 11 Readiness

InstallShield also innovates with support for cloud licensing and a subscription model

July 20, 2021

Revenera Launches Software Container Delivery - Helping Software Companies Accelerate Revenue Recognition for Containerized Software

Revenera first to deeply integrate the delivery of software containers with entitlement management, providing a fully automated provisioning and monetization process and a single source of truth for reporting for software producers that deliver Docker containers and Helm charts to their end customers

May 20, 2021

Revenera Offers SCA Solutions and Resources to Help Users Meet Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) Mandate Included in White House Executive Order

Software Composition Analysis (SCA) is a security and compliance function that’s key to the software development lifecycle

January 28, 2021

Revenera Releases 2021 Findings on Open Source License Compliance

Report shows more extensive open source use than organizations disclose, paired with rapid growth in security vulnerabilities.

January 11, 2021

Revenera Honored as “Overall Enterprise IoT Platform of the Year” in 2021 IoT Breakthrough Awards Program

Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Recognizes Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products

December 3, 2020

Flexera Agrees to Sell a Majority Interest to Thoma Bravo

Leading software investor to acquire majority stake in Flexera a second time

December 2, 2020

Revenera Provides Engineering and Legal Teams with Insights to Manage Enterprise Open Source Usage

Expanded SCA Functionality Delivers a Complete Software Bill of Materials (SBoM) for Open Source Compliance

November 19, 2020

Revenera Monetization Monitor Highlights Benefits of Software Usage Analytics

Usage data drives product decisions and reduces revenue leakage for software companies

June 8, 2020

SoftSummit 2020 To Demonstrate Best Practices for Software Monetization, Usage Analytics, and Revenue Growth

Free virtual conference to connect software product executives, industry leaders and monetization experts

June 1, 2020

Flexera, Revenera's Parent, Announces New Chief Financial Officer


May 28, 2020

Introducing Revenera: Flexera Rebrands Its Division Serving Software and IoT Companies

New brand offers market-leading solutions for software monetization, software composition analysis and installation

May 12, 2020

Flexera InstallShield 2020 – Fast and Reliable Installs for Windows® Apps

Latest release offers full support for MSIX installers, digital signing and 64bit installers

May 6, 2020

Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2020

Flexera is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement

March 19, 2020

Flexera Receives 2019 IoT Platforms Leadership Award from IoT Evolution

Flexera IoT Monetization Platform recognized for its leading role in supporting “IoT devices, networks and services.”

March 3, 2020

Flexera Receives 2019 IoT Excellence Award

Flexera IoT Monetization Platform Honored for Excellence in Innovation

February 26, 2020

Flexera Releases 2020 Insights on Open Source License Compliance

Report shows significant need to better manage license compliance as the use of open source software continues to play a critical role in application development.

February 5, 2020

Flexera Acquires Software Usage Analytics Leader Revulytics and Expands Software Monetization Portfolio

Combined Offering Provides Software Suppliers with Industry-Leading Solutions for Monetization, Compliance and Usage Analytics

January 7, 2020

Flexera Software Recognized for Innovation in Enterprise IoT with 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award

Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Honors Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products

December 5, 2019

New Business Models Require a New View on Customer Relationships, Flexera Software Study Finds

Subscription and Consumption Models Require More Insight and Transparency

November 12, 2019

Frost & Sullivan Names Flexera a Market Leader for Software Licensing and Monetization (SLM)

Flexera recognized for its Leadership in the Software Segment, the Largest and Fastest Growing Segment in Licensing and Monetization

November 8, 2019

Chicago Tribune Names Flexera a Winner of the Chicago Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Chicago Tribune Names Flexera a Winner of the Chicago Top Workplaces 2019 Award

October 3, 2019

Flexera Research Finds Improved Software Usage Insights Will Drive Next Era of Software Monetization

Consumption-based business models growing and product managers leaning increasingly on usage data to make strategic decisions

August 8, 2019

Flexera Study Debunks the Myth That Licensing and Deployment Models Are Getting Easier to Manage

Software Suppliers Need the Flexibility to Navigate Hybrid Models

April 30, 2019

Flexera InstallShield 2019 Expands Support of Microsoft’s MSIX

Latest release includes creating MSIX packages from scratch

April 30, 2019

Flexera Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

March 26, 2019

Flexera, Chicago’s Tech Unicorn, Rides 2018 Momentum to Major 2019 Expansion

Chicago’s Meteoric Tech Company Achieves Milestone Year through Industry Recognition, Portfolio-Expanding Acquisitions and Robust Hiring

November 7, 2018

Chicago Tribune Names Flexera a 2018 Top Workplace

Employees Give High Marks for Alignment, Execution and Connection for the 7th Straight Year

September 25, 2018

Flexera First to take Software Monetization Technology to the Edge

FlexNet Edge Enables Software Updates and Insights for Edge Devices, Adding More Control and Security to the Software Supply Chain

September 20, 2018

Flexera InstallShield’s Latest Release Supports Microsoft’s MSIX

New Version Provides Easy MSIX Creation & Conversion and Improved Designer Interface

August 28, 2018

Flexera Launches Support for Microsoft’s MSIX

AdminStudio 2018 Provides Compatibility Testing for New Packaging Format

August 27, 2018

Flexera and KPMG Expand Alliance to Keep Open Source Software Clean and Safe

KPMG Adopts FlexNet Code Insight to Identify Open Source License Compliance and Security Risks

August 7, 2018

Flexera Adds Big Automation Boost to Open Source Software Scanning, Compliance and Protection

FlexNet Code Insight 2018 Creates Automated Bill of Materials, Adding New Level of Trust and Transparency into Software Supply Chain

June 28, 2018

Flexera Named a Bay Area News Group 2018 Top Workplace

Silicon Valley employees recognize Flexera’s dynamic workplace culture two years in a row

May 7, 2018

Flexera Provides Seamless Monetization Support for Arm Ecosystem

Software Suppliers and Appliance Manufacturers Building on Arm Technology Can Now Develop Solutions Faster, Protect IP, and Prevent Hacking & Overuse

March 14, 2018

Flexera Opens Data Platform Centre of Excellence in Belfast

Announces New Jobs in Northern Ireland and Expanded Support for EMEA

January 17, 2018

Flexera Named 2018 IoT Enablement Company of the Year

IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognizes Flexera for the Second Consecutive Year

January 10, 2018

Flexera Releases Next Generation Open Source Security and Compliance Platform

New FlexNet Code Insight Release Offers Companies Easy Path to Open Source Management

December 19, 2017

Flexera Announces New Investment Partnership with TA Associates

Supporting Flexera’s mission to reimagine how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, TA Associates joins existing investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

December 18, 2017

Flexera Reimagines Open Source Vulnerability Detection with FlexNet Code Insight

Secunia Advisories Now Integrated into Open Source License and Vulnerability Detection Platform, Reducing Risk that Suppliers Will Ship Vulnerable Open Source Components to Their Customers

November 21, 2017

Flexera Named a 2017 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune

Workplace Culture Recognized for the Fifth Year

November 14, 2017

Flexera’s New Software Monetization Release Focuses on Customer Growth, Driving Speed and Agility for Suppliers Moving to SaaS and Subscription

Software Adoption, Renewals and Consumption Insight Enables Software, SaaS and IoT Growth

November 7, 2017

Flexera Offers Free Open Source Security Subscription to Celebrate InstallShield’s 30th Anniversary

Still leading in innovation after 30 years, InstallShield offer helps 100,000+ developers lower vulnerability and compliance risks

October 17, 2017

Flexera Issues Warning about Cyberattacks Like the Equifax Breach: They’re Probably Just the First Known Victim

New “Fact or Fiction” report shines light on risk in the software supply chain: Open source code is everywhere, but vendors don’t know the risk

September 7, 2017

Flexera Promotes from within for Director of Australia and New Zealand

Hugh Darvall Moving on up in the Land Down Under, Leading Go-to-Market Strategy for Product Launches and Partners

June 28, 2017

Flexera Named a Bay Area News Group 2017 Top Workplace

The company reimagining the software supply chain is recognized as a significant Silicon Valley player – measured against employee expectations from the world’s top technology companies and start-ups

May 22, 2017

Flexera Adds Recurring Revenue Engine and Drives Subscriptions for SaaS, IoT and ISVs

FlexNet Operations is first software monetization solution to include renewal management

May 10, 2017

Flexera Reimagines Software Supply Chain Safety – Embeds Open Source Security Scanning into Software Development Build Process

Developers Go from Zero to Hero with FlexNet Code Aware, Now Integrated with InstallShield® and InstallAnywhere®

February 7, 2017

Flexera Software Named Internet of Things (IoT) Enablement Company of the Year

IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognize Flexera as an Outstanding Internet of Things Company

January 17, 2017

Ciena Implements Licensing Solution from Flexera Software to Simplify Customer Deployments of Programmable Networking Solutions

Flexera providing a future-proof solution that is scalable to meet existing and emerging business needs

December 13, 2016

Automated Upgrade Management Enables Software Vendors and IoT Companies to Drive Recurring Revenue and Prevent Maintenance Revenue Leakage

FlexNet Operations 2016 Automates Processes for Software Upgrades, Improves IoT Security and Enables Rapid Software Delivery

November 22, 2016

For the Fourth Year, Flexera Software Named a Chicago Tribune 2016 Top 100 Workplace

Company’s global success helps fuel Chicago’s reputation as a technology innovation hub

October 27, 2016

Flexera Software Acquires Software Composition Analysis Provider, Palamida

Extends license compliance and security capabilities into the under-managed world of open source software components

September 15, 2016

Flexera Software Launches InstallShield 2016 to Transition Apps for Windows Store and Nano Server

World’s Leading Installation Technology for Microsoft Windows® Now Supports Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge, Universal Windows Packages and Windows Server Apps

July 19, 2016

Flexera Software Presents 2015 Partner of the Year Awards

KPMG LLP, Mindgrape, Grupo SIA and Softline Group Named Top Partners

May 10, 2016

Flexera Software Working with Thinkbox Software to Enable On-Demand, Usage-Based Licensing in the Cloud

Deadline® Reduces Cost and IT Burden, While Protecting Intellectual Property

November 18, 2015

For Third Year, Flexera Software Selected as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace

Chicago-based "Software 200" company continues to be leading employer driving local tech economy

November 17, 2015

Flexera Software Announces Retirement of President and CEO Mark Bishof

Appoints COO Jim Ryan as Successor

September 2, 2015

Flexera Software Invests Further in Asia Pacific (APAC) as Research and Development Hub

Flexera Software opens new Melbourne office and appoints Steve Beards as VP of Asia Pacific and Japan

August 11, 2015

Flexera Software's InstallAnywhere 2015 Now Supports Docker

Latest release of the leading multiplatform installation solution is the first to support Docker containers, and to further simplify deployment of complex applications

July 14, 2015

Flexera Software Joins the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, Offers Game Changing Solutions to Help Application Producers Monetize Their Solutions in Azure

Application Producers now have easy access to solutions for optimizing recurring revenue generation and customer experience within Azure

June 16, 2015

Harbrick, Producer of Autonomous Vehicle Software Systems, Selects FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Monetization

Flexera Software solution is critical to enable secure, flexible and reliable licensing, entitlement management and automated updates of Harbrick's Polysync software

June 10, 2015

Flexera Software Rolls Out InstallShield 2015: Refined & Ready for Windows 10

More than 30 customer-requested enhancements deliver readiness for Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015, SHA 256 Certificates and more

May 31, 2015

Mensch und Maschine Selects Flexera Software's FlexNet Producer Suite to Standardize Software Monetization across All Product Lines

Automating software licensing, entitlement management and delivery viewed as strategic to increase operational efficiency and maximize customer service and support

February 19, 2015

Schneider Electric Selects Flexera Software's Software Monetization Platform Across Its Traditional and Digital Software Businesses

Implementing the FlexNet Producer Suite best-of-breed solution will help reduce costs and increase flexibility to quickly adapt and take advantage of new business opportunities

February 10, 2015

New Flexera Software/IDC Report: The Internet of Things, Intelligent Devices and Software Monetization Are Propelling the Third Industrial Revolution

Device makers are rolling out software-driven, Internet-connected devices and leveraging software licensing and entitlement management to increase revenues and profits

December 9, 2014

FlexNet Licensing's Innovative Tamper-resistant Licensing Creates "Ring of Defense" Around Applications to Substantially Increase Security Against Hacker Theft

Flexera Software sets new bar for software license security, helping software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers protect their intellectual property and reduce revenue leakage

October 16, 2014

Flexera Software Enables Thousands of Existing Applications to Run on Microsoft Azure with Existing Software Licensing

Application producers gain seamless path to monetize their customers' migration to the cloud

August 19, 2014

Flexera Software's InstallAnywhere 2014 Simplifies Multi-Platform Installation for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments

New release simplifies deployment of multi-tier applications and adds support for latest versions of Windows, Apple, Linux and virtual applications

July 8, 2014

Flexera Software/IDC Survey Reveals Enterprises Unprepared for Software License Compliance Risk from Virtualization

Tensions between application producer and enterprises likely to heighten as software license non-compliance penalties increase due to virtualization

May 15, 2014

Flexera Software's InstallShield 2014 Release Introduces New Support of Cloud and Virtualized Installations, High-DPI Displays and Touch Devices, and Agile Development

Extends leadership for installations in multiple computing environments while enabling developer efficiencies and best practices

April 2, 2014

Flexera Software Delivers Cloud Licensing Service — Ensuring Application Producers Get Paid While Simplifying Licensing for Customers

New FlexNet Producer Suite release simplifies subscription, cloud- and usage-based licensing while eliminating the risk of revenue leakage from non-compliant use in virtualized environments

March 18, 2014

Flexera Software Announces New Company Headquarters in Itasca, IL

One of Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 workplaces opens new state of the art office to accommodate growing high-tech workforce

October 17, 2013

Flexera Software Enhances InstallAnywhere 2013, Further Enabling 64-Bit, Multi-Tiered Virtualized and Cloud Installations

Enhancements help application producers expand their installation capabilities into complex environments while improving the customer experience

June 4, 2013

Flexera Software's InstallShield 2013 Enables Installations in the Latest 64-Bit, Application Virtualization, Cloud and Windows Environments

Enhancements help application producers streamline installation and deployment to Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V 5.0), Windows 8/Windows Server 2012, and multi-tiered server environments

May 28, 2013

Flexera Software Sees Robust Demand Growth in China for Application Usage Management Solutions

Company opens offices in Hong Kong and Beijing to help application producers and enterprises drive greater usage and value from their software

May 2, 2013

Flexera Software FlexNet Connect Enhancements Lower Costs and Risks of Application Updates for Software Vendors, Intelligent Device Manufacturers and Their Customers

New functionality gives producers control over application update experience, enables valuable analytics by collecting anonymized system and application data, and simplifies update for enterprise customers

April 8, 2013

Flexera Software Opens German Office in Munich to Support Rapid Growth

Robust sales growth and accelerating demand for Application Usage Management solutions in Germany fuels increased investment in region

December 12, 2012

Flexera Software Partners with Zuora to Provide Integrated Commerce, Billing, Finance and Compliance Management

Application producers can now implement usage-based, "trust-but-verify" software licensing models and leverage Zuora's capabilities for end-to-end commerce, billing and subscription management

November 14, 2012

Flexera Software Selected as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace

Company ranked among highest in region by employees for job satisfaction, compensation and benefits, execution and direction, and management

May 10, 2012

Flexera Software Announces InstallShield 2012 Spring, Further Enabling Desktop Transformations

New enhanced support for the cloud, Windows 8, Microsoft System Center 2012 and improved installation experience for on-premises, virtual and cloud applications

April 3, 2012

Flexera Software Enhances FlexNet Embedded to Support Java Platform & .NET Framework

New release helps software vendors & intelligent device manufacturers package, license and monetize software more quickly and flexibly

February 14, 2012

Flexera Software Deepens Its Senior Management Bench, Setting the Stage for Accelerated Growth

Kraig Washburn named general counsel; Dana Sacks joins as new vice president of human resources

October 25, 2011

Flexera Software Announces Industry's First End-to-End Software Asset Management Strategy Leveraging Software Tags

Company to deliver solutions enabling application producers and enterprises to create and use ISO 19770-2 compliant software tags

July 19, 2011

Teachers' Private Capital to Acquire Majority Stake in Flexera Software

Transaction supports the next stage of company's growth

October 13, 2010

Flexera Software Announces 2010 Key Trends in Software Pricing & Licensing Survey Results

Reveals continued flux from economic downturn and new technologies, such as cloud computing, driving changes in software licensing models, entitlement management and enforcement

August 19, 2010

Flexera Software Introduces InstallShield 2011; Furthers Lead as World's Top Software Installation Development Solution for Windows Applications

Customer-Driven Enhancements Across its Breadth of Technology and Deployment Formats Makes InstallShield 2011 the Solution of Choice for Microsoft Visual Studio Users and Agile Development

July 27, 2010

Flexera Software Makes Virtualization Profitable for Software Vendors and High-Tech Manufacturers

Announces Improved FlexNet Producer Suite to Help Vendors Save Costs, Improve Software Licensing Agility and Meet Growing Customer Demand for Application Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Virtual Appliances

April 12, 2010

Flexera Software Announces InstallShield Limited Edition 2010 for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Replaces Visual Studio Installer as the Preferred MSI Installer Development Tool; Provides a Smooth Path to Advanced Software Installation Capabilities that Scale Along with Applications

February 17, 2010

Flexera Software Announces InstallAnywhere 2010; Brings Multiplatform Installation Management to Developers

Multiplatform Software Installation Leader Gains Comprehensive Management for All Phases of the Installation Lifecycle, Reducing Technical Support Costs and Increasing Customer Satisfaction

June 22, 2009

New InstallShield 2010 Enables Authoring of High Quality Virtual Application Packages

InstallShield Sets a New Standard for Flexibility in Producing Multiple Formats from a Single Setup – Whether Traditional (MSI) or Virtual (App-V) Formats

February 3, 2009

Acresso InstallAnywhere 2009 Reduces Development and Installation-Related Support Costs for Multi-Platform Software Products

Automation Enhancements Drive Development Efficiency; New Customization Options Increase Installation Quality

January 7, 2009

Acresso Software Finalizes Intraware Acquisition

Entitlement Management for Software Producers and High-Tech Manufacturers Extended Through SaaS Capabilities

December 4, 2008

Acresso Announces New Location for Schaumburg Headquarters

Expanded space ideal location for global software licensing and installation leader

October 21, 2008

Acresso Software to Acquire Intraware, Inc.

Creates first comprehensive SaaS and on-premises entitlement and compliance management solution for software producers and high-tech manufacturers

July 9, 2008

Next Generation of Software Piracy Protection, Acresso and Arxan Join Forces

Faster deployment of stronger safeguards to protect software in current and emerging markets

June 5, 2008

Acresso Software Releases InstallShield 2009, Expanding Support for Latest Microsoft Technologies

Recognized Leader in Installation Supports Microsoft Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2008, Internet Information Services, Mobile and Windows Server 2008

April 1, 2008

Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Macrovision's Software Business Unit

Acquired Business Unit Becomes Standalone Company Named Acresso Software

January 22, 2008

Macrovision's FlexNet Operations Removes Manual Mayhem from License Generation and Activation

Enhanced activation lowers support costs for software producers, increases customer satisfaction with an improved end-to-end entitlement and licensing experience

September 12, 2006

Macrovision's FlexNet Connect Keeps Software Producers and Customers Connected

New version of FlexNet Connect allows software producers to establish more valuable customer relationships by enabling more responsive, direct, two-way communications with customers

June 12, 2006

Macrovision Unveils InstallShield Software to Help Customers Get Ready for Microsoft Windows Vista

InstallShield V12 strengthens Macrovision's leadership in the installation software market

November 29, 2005

Macrovision’s New FlexNet InstallShield Extends Development Value of Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005

Integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Provides Windows Developers with the Industry’s Leading Installation Technology for Increasing Productivity and Reducing Development Time

October 11, 2005

Macrovision's New FlexNet Publisher Version 11 Platform Licensed by Adobe

FlexNet Publisher Selected For New Capabilities and Completeness of the Solution

October 10, 2005

Macrovision’s FlexNet Publisher 11 Provides Software Producers with Automated Licensing Solution to Maximize Revenues and Better Satisfy Customer Demands

Industry Standard Licensing Platform Adds Major Features to Help Software Producers Enhance the End User Experience, Increase Operational Efficiencies and Prevent Piracy

October 10, 2005

Second Annual Software Licensing Study Shows Compliance a Major Challenge for Enterprises

72% of Enterprises Manually Track License Compliance or Do Not Track It at All

August 15, 2005

SoftSummit™ Announces Keynotes for Software Value Management Conference

Experts from Yahoo!, SAP, Sequoia and Macrovision to Discuss Key Issues and Trends that Are Shaping the Software Industry

June 14, 2005

Macrovision Opens FlexNet™ Platform to Software Providers and Enterprises

FlexNet Connector Expands Software Value Management Ecosystem; Third Parties Already Integrating with FlexNet

June 13, 2005

Macrovision Acquires Zero G Software, Inc.

Extends Macrovision’s Leadership in Maximizing the Value of Software on Any Platform

May 5, 2005

Macrovision’s InstallShield® 11 Makes Anti-Piracy Standard Part of Installation Process

InstallShield 11 and InstallShield Activation Service Enable Try and Buy Product Activation and Add Support for RPM, Web Services and Servers