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Serco Embeds Flexera Software’s Licensing Solution into Software Suite for Nuclear Industry

FlexNet Publisher to enable flexible packaging, licensing & pricing and support for all technology platforms

Maidenhead, UK - March 28, 2012 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, today announced that international service company Serco has selected FlexNet Publisher as the embedded software licensing solution for its ANSWERS® Software Codes. FlexNet Publisher will enable Serco to offer its nuclear sector customers flexible and customised software licensing and pricing options for The ANSWERS Software Codes whilst protecting the company from unauthorised software use and revenue loss.

"To meet the varying and niche needs of our customers, our software is designed to be compatible with all technology systems, platforms and operating systems. This means that the software licensing solution we embed must also cover the entire range of technology. FlexNet Publisher met this crucial criterion," adds Caroline Middlemas, ANSWERS Software Codes Business Manager at Serco. "Further, FlexNet Publisher has easily integrated with our software, without requiring any sweeping changes to be made to our applications or data structures, saving us time and allowing us to focus on enhancing ANSWERS Software Codes' functionality."

Nuclear operators must maintain and demonstrate the highest standards of operational safety. To this end, the ANSWERS Software Codes, produced by Serco's Technical Consulting Services, are used by nuclear operators for activities pertaining to reactor physics, radiation shielding and dosimetry, nuclear criticality safety, nuclear well logging and liability planning. Serco's civil nuclear arm, Serco Technical Consulting Services, is a specialist technical support organisation which, through its origins in the UK civil nuclear industry, has been providing engineering and science services to the nuclear industry for over 50 years.

The first solution within the ANSWERS Software Codes package that has been FlexNet-enabled is Visual Workshop - a tool used by analysts to display and verify model geometry, run "Monte Carlo" simulations and view results. Monte Carlo simulation is a computerised mathematical technique that provides a range of possible outcomes and the probability of each occurring for any choice of action. Gradually, the full ANSWERS Software Codes package will be embedded with FlexNet Publisher.

Serco chose FlexNet Publisher for its ease of use for both itself and its customers who in turn often need to embed ANSWERS Software codes into their own products. In addition, Flexera Software has an ongoing and well charted research and development program for FlexNet Publisher, which ensures that Serco's future product requirements will always be met.

Vincent Smyth, General Manager, Flexera Software EMEA, comments, "The software landscape is rapidly changing, especially given trends such as virtualisation, pay-per-use and software as a service license models. As a result, not only are profit margins diminishing, but the market is demanding customised pricing and licensing terms, making software licensing and entitlement management even more challenging. Using solutions such as FlexNet Publisher can help software vendors grow their market share through flexible software provisioning, and enhance end user experience, while reigning in unauthorised application usage."

FlexNet Publisher software licensing management is a core component of FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors and FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers, Flexera Software's Licensing, Entitlement Management and Delivery solutions, which deliver broad capabilities for software licensing, subscription and entitlement management, as well as electronic software distribution and updates. FlexNet Publisher is the industry leader, with over 20 years of proven experience, more than 3,000 customers and over 20,000 FlexEnabled applications.

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Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and enterprises. Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensive solutions - from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to application readiness and enterprise licence optimization - to strategically manage application usage and achieve breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level approach we provide. For more information, please visit: www.flexerasoftware.com.

About Serco
Based in the United Kingdom, Serco a FTSE 100 company with over 100,000 employees globally delivers mission-critical services to government and private clients in more than 30 countries. Serco has a turnover of over £4bn per annum, core markets include the nuclear, rail, health, education and other service industries.

Serco Technical Consulting Services is a specialist technical support organisation who, through its origins in the UK civil nuclear industry, has been providing engineering and science services to the nuclear industry for over 50 years.

For more information, contact:
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Vanilla PR
+44 7976 652491

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