Enterprise Group Dimensions

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)
There are four kinds of enterprise group in FlexNet Manager Suite:
  • Corporate unit
  • Location
  • Cost center
  • Category.
Each of these four kinds is available as a dimension for your custom reports, present in common in both the Installation analysis and the Consumption analysis. This allows you to segment either application installation numbers or license consumption numbers across various kinds of enterprise groups, as best fits your corporate approach to group management.
Tip: Keep in mind that the numbers quoted for each enterprise group are "rolled up totals": that is, they are the total for all the children of this group, plus any local value for the group itself. For example, consider this simplified location hierarchy (each row being the only child of the one above) with the local installation counts of a particular application as shown. Each location then shows the rolled-up total installation values given in the third column:
Location Local installations Rolled-up total shown
North America HQ 12 55
North-west Region Office 10 43
Chicago Office 33 33
In reality, the rolling up of totals is more complex, since any high-level enterprise group is likely to have many peer children, each of which has many peer children, and so on down through the tree.
In the case of the Consumption analysis (only), as well as the basic enterprise groups that you may use to analyze consumption across different groups, there is a second set of the same groups with a slightly different naming convention:
  • Corporate unit (from license)
  • Location (from license)
  • Cost center (from license)
  • Category (from license).
These identify the same kinds of groups, but in this case as an attribute of the license itself, identifying any relationship between the license and enterprise groups established on the Ownership tab of the license properties.

The presence of enterprises groups in these two ways, both tracking the ownership of the license and separately segmenting the consumption of the same license, allow you to probe scenarios such as licenses that you thought were assigned to one group being consumed elsewhere (which means the license was over-assigned to the first group, and has spare capacity).

Each of the enterprise group dimensions expands to show a tree hierarchy with maximum depth of 10 levels of child groups of the same kind. Each level is identified in the group's label, such as Location - level 3.

At each level, each corporate group has only a single attribute available:

Table 1. Attribute for the enterprise group dimensions, at each of the 10 levels
Attribute Notes
Enterprise group name

The name of each Corporate unit, Location, Cost center, or Category, as displayed in the label (in place of the Enterprise group placeholder).

Related management view: The name of each enterprise group is available wherever groups are included in management views within FlexNet Manager Suite. The details are maintained in the listing for each enterprise group (available through Enterprise > Group type), where you may expand the hierarchy to any focus point, and either click the + icon to add a new child, or click the edit (pencil) icon to modify the name of an existing group.

Database reference: The GroupEx table, in the GroupCN column.

Data warehouse reference: In the appropriately named table:
  • LocationData
  • CorporateUnitData
  • CostCenterData
  • CategoryData
find the name for the group at the appropriate level in LevelXName, where X has a value from 1 to 10.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1