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About Revenera

Become a Digital Leader

Software and technology companies want to make the most out of their products.
Their goal is to accelerate time to market and innovate as quickly as possible, build products that customers like, understand how they are being used and monetize what matters. Revenera provides the
enabling technology and the experts to do just that.

We help software and technology companies to use open source solutions more effectively, by finding and mitigating security and license compliance issues early in the development process and in their continuous delivery process. We help them understand how their products are being used so they can make better decisions. And we are the enabler for modern business models, and the effective enforcement of these models.

Revenera has more than three decades of history in software licensing and compliance, growing organically and through acquisitions and providing market-leading solutions that help software companies significantly grow their revenues and save operational cost.

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Our History

  • 1987

    InstallShield is born. Our first major entry into the software market in its early days. The start of what would later become Flexera, and then Revenera.

  • 1998

    FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications is launched. The FlexNet Manager solutions will become the industry standard for software management.

  • 2000

    Our first European office opens its doors.

  • 2000

    AdminStudio is developed, strengthening InstallShield’s place in the application packaging space.

  • 2000

    Macrovision acquires Globetrotter, producer of the industry standard for software licensing, FlexLM that was first launched in 1988. Macrovision subsequently renamed FlexLM to FlexNet Publisher.

  • 2004

    Software giant Macrovision acquires InstallShield.

  • 2005

    Macrovision acquires Zero G, strengthening the Installation business, simplifying the end customer experience and building the industry’s premier installation experience on every platform.

  • 2008-2009

    Acresso Software is spun off from Macrovision as a private company. In 2009, Acresso officially changes its name to Flexera Software.

  • 2009

    Flexera acquires Intraware. The SubscribeNet® platform, first launched in 1996, adds a leading SaaS solution for entitlement management and electronic software delivery to our portfolio of products, complementing the existing licensing technology.

  • 2014

    Flexera moves its headquarters to our current offices in Itasca, IL.

  • 2015

    Flexera acquires Denmark-based Secunia, leader in vulnerability intelligence and remediation solutions, including a vulnerability research team.

  • 2016

    Flexera expands its portfolio to Software Composition Analysis with the acquisition of Palamida, helping companies that produce software to better manage their use of open source and identify and mitigate license compliance and security issues.

  • 2020

    Flexera expands its software monetization portfolio with the acquisition of Software Usage Analytics leader Revulytics.

  • 2020

    Flexera further sharpens the profile of its Supplier Division—leader for Software Monetization, Composition Analysis and Installation—by branding it as Revenera. Revenera continues to be part of Flexera.

2020 and Beyond

2020 and Beyond