Source of Truth

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

When exporting from FlexNet Manager Suite for import into ServiceNow, a source of truth needs to be defined between systems in order to address any differences encountered during the merge. A set of integration properties are provided in ServiceNow in integration application 5.x, see Flexera Integration > Integration Properties, or in integration app 4.x, see FlexNet Manager Suite > Integration Properties. The integration properties let you specify whether to accept FlexNet Manager Suite as the source of truth for various data types. Choosing No for any option toggles that setting to ServiceNow as the source of truth. For example, when merging inventory, if a record is not found with given criterion, a new record will be created if FlexNet Manager Suite is source of truth for Adding Inventories. For more information about source of truth integration properties, refer to Integration Properties.

Note: For records of hardware inventory and installed applications, FlexNet Manager Suite is considered the authoritative source of truth.

When exporting assets and contracts from ServiceNow for import into FlexNet Manager Suite, scheduled jobs need to be configured. For more information about scheduled jobs, refer to Setting Up Data Flows from ServiceNow to FlexNet Manager Suite. Then, the business adapters are used to import data into FlexNet Manager Suite. Assets and contracts are both set as the source of truth by default; however, you can edit the business adapters to change these settings. For more information, refer to Configuring FlexNet Beacon for Import.

Note: For assets and contracts, ServiceNow is considered the authoritative source of truth.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1