Applications Tab

FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 (On-Premises)

The Applications tab of the evidence properties displays the applications associated with this evidence. In most cases, the Application Recognition Library automatically matches the evidence to the appropriate application, but you can manually add applications to an evidence. See Assigning (or Unassigning) Evidence to (or from) an Application.

The following access evidence properties are available (listed alphabetically) on this tab.

Field Details
Added application

This column displays Yes if an operator manually associated an application with the evidence. No is displayed if the application is provided through the Application Recognition Library.

To link an application to the evidence, click Search on the Applications tab, select an application the evidence must be associated with, and click Add applications. Remember to Save your changes to the evidence properties.


The broad function of the application, by default from the UN Standard Products and Services Code.

For local applications, this field is editable in the General tab of the application properties. (Additional custom categories can be created in Enterprise > Categories.)


The type of software, especially as it relates to licensing (freeware, commercial, component, and so on).

Visible on the General tab of the application properties. It is editable only for applications with a Source value of Local.

Edition name
The edition of an application, as specified by the publisher of this application.
Note: Many applications do not specify an edition.

Visible on the General tab of the application properties. It is editable only for applications with a Source value of Local.

Flexera ID

A generated code that uniquely identifies all application records, and can be used for integration between products from Flexera.

This data is read-only.
The count of installations of this application, calculated from evidence matched in the last imported inventory. This includes the count of installations in containers.
Tip: This is the count of installations in Active inventory devices. In other words, this count excludes any installations on inventory devices for which the Status has been set to Ignored (either manually in the General tab of the inventory device properties, or automatically because the inventory device is linked to an asset that is either Disposed or Retired).

Counts do not match the evidence. A figure in the Installed column might differ from evidence match counts because more than one piece of evidence may link to a single application. This might happen for applications with multiple installed components (leading to multiple installed evidence matches). For example, if an application is installed as three different components, each generating file evidence, the evidence match count would be three, but the Installed count would be resolved to one.

Counts do not match the license. The Installed count for an application might differ from the consumption for its associated license for either of these reasons:
  • If an application is linked to more than one license, the Installed count includes the installations associated with all related licenses.
  • Multiple application installations can count as a single entitlement, for example when an application with a user-based license is used by one user on multiple computers
  • Installations of applications installed in containers are not used in license consumption calculations.

Access right restrictions — The Installed column counts only the installations on inventory devices that you have the right to view.

Not editable. The installed count is recalculated after each inventory import.


This column indicates whether an installed application is linked to at least one license (either Yes or No is displayed).

The name of the access evidence record, derived from (and often identical to) the name of the application being accessed. Access evidence found in incoming inventory that matches this evidence record count as access to the linked application.
Tip: Clicking the hyperlink on the Name value opens the properties for that piece of access evidence. In those properties, selecting the Devices tab lists all the inventory devices where that access evidence has been reported in inventory.
The application's name may be:
  • Set by the Application Recognition Library (for applications with Source: Flexera), and not editable
  • When generated by FlexNet Manager Suite, derived from the evidence values for Product, Version, and Edition properties
  • Edited on the General tab of the application properties (for applications with Source: Local).
Product (primary)

The basic name of the application, excluding the publisher and references to versions or editions. This field displays the value Multiple products for multi-product licenses that have multiple primary products. See Multi-Product License.

Product names are supplied by the Application Recognition Library and are not editable. New product names created within your enterprise are editable in the General tab of the application properties.


The name of the publisher of this software, responsible for its development and distribution.

For application records that you create manually, Publisher is editable in the General tab of the application properties. For applications supplied through the Application Recognition Library, the Publisher field is not editable.

The origin of an application record:
  • Flexera — Shown when the application is downloaded in Application Recognition Library (if so, you cannot edit any of the application’s properties, but can link it to additional evidence).
  • Local — Shown when an operator in your enterprise created the record for this application.
  • Flexera (Extended) — Shown when an operator added additional evidence to the original record from Application Recognition Library.
Indicates your assessment and processing of an application. It can have any of the following values:
  • Authorized
  • Deferred
  • Ignored
  • Inactive
  • Unmanaged.
Editable in the General tab of the application's properties, or by selecting the application and using the Change status button in any of the following lists:
  • Installed Applications
  • Unmanaged Applications
  • Managed Applications
  • Deferred Applications
  • Ignored Applications
  • All Applications.

Displays Yes if this application is a suite (that is, contains child applications), and otherwise No. Remember that a non-suite (has no children) may itself be a member of a suite. For example, Adobe Creative Suite® is a suite, Adobe Photoshop is not, and Photoshop can be a member of Creative Suite.

Editable in the Suite and member section of the Evidence tab in the application properties.


The release number (or release identifier) of an application.

Visible in the Version field in General tab of the application properties. Editable for applications with a Source value of Local. For applications from the Application Recognition Library, it is not editable.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1