Welcome to CDF
All it comes with (at least here in the UK) is a disc with a user manual, Nero Express 7, and Nero LightScribe on it.
You can use any other burning software you like, be it Nero, free stuff like CDBurnerXP and ImgBurn, Roxio…LightScribe drivers and software can be downloaded from www.lightscribe.com.
So no, the disc/software bundle isn’t needed.
I have the same OEM drive, and I won’t be using the software disc, as I already have what I need downloaded and installed.