Flash has been a requirement in 7.x versions of the SMP, is Flash still required in 8.x? Adobe has discontinues Flash Player.
7.x and 8.x
ITMS 7.5 through 8.0 Installation Guide requires Flash Player with the purpose: The Adobe Flash Player plug-in for Internet Explorer is required for the Resource Association Diagram in the Asset Management Suite.
Those that are not using Asset Management can ignore the Flash Player requirement. ITMS 8.5 removes this requirement for Flash Player.