IBM License Compliance & Optimization

Restructure and optimize your IBM landscape, helping you reduce the risk of non-compliance and reduce cost.

Experts in IBM license compliance & optimization

IBM is one of the most complex software vendors in terms of license compliance, with a broad software portfolio and wide variety of license models.

The high value of IBM’s server-based products often makes them a top priority in any software asset management (SAM) program.

We offer a robust combination of technical, contractual and audit expertise in IBM software and services license compliance. We help you to not only simulate compliance assessments from IBM’s auditors, but also to explore licensing alternatives that could deliver significant savings for your organization.

Optimize your licenses

Experts in IBM license compliance & optimization

IBM is one of the most complex software vendors in terms of license compliance, with a broad software portfolio and wide variety of license models.

The high value of IBM’s server-based products often makes them a top priority in any software asset management (SAM) program.

We offer a robust combination of technical, contractual and audit expertise in IBM software and services license compliance. We help you to not only simulate compliance assessments from IBM’s auditors, but also to explore licensing alternatives that could deliver significant savings for your organization.

Optimize your licenses

Key services

Entitlements reconciliation

The foundation of every internal compliance review is a careful assessment of what you are currently entitled to. We process passport advantage (PA) order history data and other contractual information, and help you obtain any missing evidence.

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Information collection plan

Based on the IBM product scope and existing software discovery tools, we develop a detailed information collection plan which includes collecting technical evidence for medium and high-risk products.

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Deployment evidence collection

We guide your internal stakeholders and administrators to establish the deployment quantity for each IBM product, and ensure you have accurately accounted for all installations.

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Compliance report

Our effective license position (ELP) report reflects the compliance position for each IBM product in scope. If there are any apparent license shortfalls, we recommend remediation or optimization measures.

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Key benefits of our license compliance & optimization service

Gain valuable insight into your IT environment

Our IBM license optimization process will provide clear insight into your current license position, which we will use to formulate precise recommendations of how to remediate non-compliance and optimize your environment.

Map out and mitigate against potential threats

Working with you, we implement rectifying measures wherever possible, such as eliminating redundant installations and implementing possible consolidations.

No tool dependency

We do not require any specific tools to be installed for our assessment and can fit our approach to suit your current set-up.

Although ILMT is recommended in order to benefit from sub capacity licensing, we can use any other data sources to calculate PVU and RVU MAPC deployment. If you do not have any software discovery tools, we provide scripts to collect basic software and hardware details.

Non-processor based licensing expertise

Many consulting parties on the market limit themselves to basic counting of PVU and RVU MAPC deployment values. We specialize in measuring all other licensing models, including those of product categories such as Cognos, Maximo, Tivoli (TB), Informix (Concurrent Session), Rational, InfoSphere (non-PVU), Content Manager, TRIRIGA, Tealeaf, SmartCloud and SPSS.

Achieve cost savings

By correctly and independently interpreting licensing regulations, you can ensure you are not paying for licenses that your organization no longer needs.

See the results for yourself

We work with a variety of IBM customers, across a wide range of industries and specialisms.

By relying on our vast experience, our clients achieve tangible cost savings and real results, every time.

We conducted a pre-audit compliance and contract review for a client in finance. We removed unnecessary software components and reconfigured their virtual machines.

This led to a total of $37m in risk mitigation.

We performed a high-level IBM compliance risk assessment to identify key compliance mitigation priorities for the client.

Our process delivered est. $115M in compliance risk avoidance and $1.8M potential annual S&S savings.

We measured IBM license compliance position for the client, who had a full scope of IBM products as they were anticipating an IBM license compliance audit.

The remediation actions we took lead to total of $50M risk reduction.

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