Applications Tab

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R2 (On-Premises)

This tab lists the applications and products covered by this license (see application and product). You may use this tab for the following activities:

  • Review the list of applications automatically attached to this license by the calculation of upgrade and downgrade rights
  • Manually manage the links between applications and this license (see Managing Applications Linked To a License)
  • Create a multi-product license by adding applications from different product families to this license
  • (For a multi-product license) Convert a multi-product license to a single-product license by keeping applications that belong to only one product family, and removing all others from this license.

The first application linked to the license determines the product family for the license. Where upgrade and downgrade rights apply to the license, other versions of the same application are linked to the license automatically. As new applications versions are released and identified in the ARL, licenses that include upgrade rights see the new versions automatically attached, so that the list of applications may change over time.


This tab is not displayed for the following license types:

  • SAP Named User licenses: these are not specific to an application, and instead license the level of usage of SAP
  • SAP Package licenses: these are not installed onto the operating system but rather into the SAP environment.

Licensed software: Applications

This section enables you to manage applications linked to this license (see Managing Applications Linked To a License). The table displays the applications that are currently linked to this license.

List of application properties

Column Notes
The application's name, which may be:
  • Set by the Application Recognition Library, and not editable (for applications with Source: Flexera)
  • Derived from the evidence values for Product, Version, and Edition properties (when generated by FlexNet Manager Suite), and editable to suit your corporate standards.

You can edit this on the General tab of the application properties when Local is displayed in the Source column (which means the application was added manually by an operator).


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.

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.

Evidence capability
Most application evidence is used to identify whether an application is installed on a device. Some evidence may identify whether the application was accessed by a user. This column identifies the kinds of evidence so far linked to the application, with the following values:
  • Installation
  • Access
  • Installation and Access — There is evidence available for either purpose, or both.
  • None — The application has not been linked to any evidence records (by default, there is also an alert displayed on the application name highlighting the same shortcoming). You should try to remedy this situation, as without evidence, consumption for any license linked to this application cannot be calculated.

Not editable.


Displays Yes when the application originated in the Application Recognition Library, but someone in your enterprise has added extra evidence to the application definition. A No means the application comes from the Application Recognition Library and is unchanged.

Not editable. Updated automatically when evidence is linked to the application defined by the Application Recognition Library.

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. This is true for both applications sourced locally and those from the Application Recognition Library.

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).

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


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.

Not editable.


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 count of devices on which inventory shows that usage tracking is turned on, and the application has been used.
Tip: This is the number of devices showing usage in the Devices tab of the application properties, and is filtered by the thresholds set in the Usage tab of the same application properties. Devices where applications are opened less often, or for shorter times, than specified there are not counted here; but for usage tracked in Flexera inventory, may be checked in the Raw Software Usage page (where no thresholds apply).

Not editable.


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

Enter the version, or release number, of an application.
Important: You cannot edit the value of a version. If a version is already displayed, and you modify its value, you are effectively adding a new version. If you are modifying existing application entries, you might need to adjust version priorities because they control automatic upgrades and downgrades for licenses that convey the product use rights. To associate a different version with the application, click and select the upgrade or downgrade version you need.

Applications covered by upgrade/downgrade rights

FlexNet Manager Suite applies the configured upgrade and downgrade rights on this license, and displays the applications covered by upgrade or downgrade rights on this list, in addition to the originally-licensed application(s) displayed above.
Note: For SaaS User licenses, this section is not displayed. As described on the Use rights & rules tab of the license properties, SaaS User licenses follow a unique set of product use rights and rules and upgrade and downgrade rights are not required.
Tip: Because version identifiers may not be simple numbers, the ARL uses a hidden internal value to put the versions in order. By this method, the ARL knows that version X3 of Corel PhotoImpact is more recent than version 12, or that version 10.0 is later than version 8 (where an alphabetic sorting would get this order wrong).

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R2