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Flexera buys BDNA for bigger technology asset data play

Hafizah Osman | Sept. 14, 2017
Acquisition brings decision-support data to asset management.

Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan - CEO, Flexera. Photo via ARN.

Flexera has inked an agreement to acquire technology asset data company, BDNA, of Mountain View, California, for an undisclosed sum.

The computer software company, headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, said the acquisition provides it with the “largest, most accurate and up to date” technology assets data platform as it fuels the software solutions businesses rely on to make decisions and enables executives to make faster decisions.

It added that the purchase will also create a large technology asset data platform, transforming how software is bought, sold, managed and secured.

“Flexera and BDNA understand better than anyone else the key role technology asset intelligence plays in executive decision-support,” Flexera CEO, Jim Ryan, said.

“We’ve both built our businesses on a foundation of data.  We both combine broad and rich technology asset data with best-in-class automation and analytics.  We both solve the most complicated software and hardware management challenges organisations face.

“As a result of this acquisition, Flexera will have the largest repository of decision-support data available to any organisation running commercial and open source software, including applications powering IoT devices,” he said.

Ryan mentioned that the coming together of both companies will result in a shared vision of how technology asset data can transform the software industry.

“Software applications are essential tools to help companies solve business problems.  But it's the data used by those applications that ultimately powers the software ecosystem. Flexera now has a database of security-specific data relating to software and devices. 

“Even if an organisation has invested in a Software Asset Management (SAM), Open Source or Security application not developed by Flexera – our software and hardware asset data will dramatically increase the ROI that organisation will get from their investment,” he said.

BDNA president, Walker White, said together, BDNA’s and Flexera's data teams are unrivalled.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be joining with Flexera. We have a shared vision for reimagining the software supply chain today and expanding upon it in the future.

“We have a shared understanding of the power technology asset data plays in that transformation.  And most importantly, we have shared values and commitment to quality, customers, partners and employees essential for any market leader,” he added. 


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