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Express Metrix Named CODiE Award Finalist for Sixth Year Running

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We were thrilled to learn last week that the SIIA has once again named Express Metrix a CODiE Award finalist in the “Best Asset Management Solution” category. In fact, we’ve been a finalist every year since we were first nominated in 2006—the only company to claim this accomplishment within the category!—and were honored to win the award in 2008. The annual awards recognize excellence within the world of business software, digital content, and education technology.Typically there are three to five finalists in the Best Asset Management Solution category; interestingly, this year, only two finalists were named: Express CODiE_2012_finalist_blackMetrix and industry software giant, Flexera Software. Can we beat Flexera out for the CODiE title? Hard to say… A high-level match-up of Express Software Manager and Flexera’s FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises would be an apples-to-oranges (or perhaps a David-to-Goliath) comparison. FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, is a heavy-weight product designed for the largest of companies with highly-evolved SAM programs and extensive resources to invest in their SAM efforts. Express Software Manager, on the other hand, targets mid-sized organizations that require straightforward, specialized asset management software with a quick time-to-value and low overhead. Despite these differences, we believe we are well-aligned on the features being evaluated, specifically:

  • Ability to manage lifecycle of strategic assets
  • Adherence to standards
  • Ease of use
  • Fulfillment of key attributes
  • Functionality of key attributes
  • Strength of discovery tools
  • Strength of license management tools
  • Strength of metering tools

Flexera is a worthy competitor, and we are excited to see how the final round of judging (which includes voting among SIIA members, as well as a dedicated panel of judges) turns out.

You can read more about the CODiE Awards here, and see our recent press release here.