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License Management Tool for IBM Software

Our proprietary IBM license management software, Blue-LM is the tool for seasoned IBM license compliance professionals.

The indispensable tool for IBM license compliance experts

The Blue-LM SaaS subscription is for experienced SAM professionals who perform IBM license compliance activities on a regular basis. We provide this subscription either as a standalone service or in conjunction with other IBM license compliance services.

Optimize your licenses

The indispensable tool for IBM license compliance experts

The Blue-LM SaaS subscription is for experienced SAM professionals who perform IBM license compliance activities on a regular basis. We provide this subscription either as a standalone service or in conjunction with other IBM license compliance services.

Optimize your licenses

Key features

Entitlements

Import and manage your current list of IBM part numbers, quickly and easily collating this data.

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Software deployment

Import data from ILMT for PVU calculations. And generate templates to collect data for all other license types.

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Terms and conditions

Search for bundling information in LI documents and part number changes in announcement letters.

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Compliance

Track your IBM compliance status and information collection progress in a central dashboard.

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Why use Blue-LM?

Easily pull together data

Make managing your compliance easy by bringing together license data from a wide variety of sources all into one place, helping you facilitate IBM compliance management.

Complements ILMT

Blue-LM is designed to complement ILMT rather than replace it. ILMT is required in order to meet the sub capacity terms and conditions. However, ILMT does not generate compliance reports. Also, ILMT is mainly focused on the PVU license metric – the vast majority of IBM license metrics cannot be measured via ILMT.

Complements your SAM tool

Blue-LM can be used to complement your existing SAM tool by helping you to review key IBM product licensing rules in a structured way.

Quickly prep for renewals, negotiations and audits

Most IBM customers unknowingly have license shortfalls for some products and license surpluses for others. Blue-LM can help you prepare optimally for Subscription and Support (S&S) renewals, contract negotiations, and compliance audits.

How we help you implement Blue-LM

Our experts are always on hand to help you make the most out of the Blue-LM tool.

We can help you to import your IBM entitlements data and ILMT audit snapshot report, unlocking valuable insights into your IBM licensing estate.

Take an in-depth look at detailed software and licensing information across all of IBM’s commercial offerings. Our data repository is refreshed on a weekly basis.

Monitor your IBM license compliance position based on current entitlements data, ILMT audit snapshot reports and non-ILMT deployment quantities from our automatically generated audit templates.

Blue-LM is the tool of choice for SAM consultants to provide efficient and comprehensive IBM license compliance advice to your customers.

How we help you implement Blue-LM

Importing data

We can help you to import your IBM entitlements data and ILMT audit snapshot report, unlocking valuable insights into your IBM licensing estate.

Up to data information

Take an in-depth look at detailed software and licensing information across all of IBM’s commercial offerings. Our data repository is refreshed on a weekly basis.

Be audit ready

Monitor your IBM license compliance position based on current entitlements data, ILMT audit snapshot reports and non-ILMT deployment quantities from our automatically generated audit templates.

Augment license advisory services

Blue-LM is the tool of choice for SAM consultants to provide efficient and comprehensive IBM license compliance advice to your customers.

See the results for yourself

We provide Blue-LM to a variety of IBM customers, across a wide range of industries and specialisms.

Here’s a selection of examples of how the tool is used, and the results it delivers.

Boutique consulting firm uses Blue-LM to support customers on IBM compliance issues with increased efficiency and accuracy.

Blue-LM subscription used to improve customer implementation of FlexNet Manager Suite (FNMS) sub capacity reporting configuration (including product bundling).

International consulting firm uses Blue-LM as a repository to retrieve IBM software pricing information for IBM customer benchmark projects.

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Blue-LM makes the world of IBM software license management easy. Talk to our specialists today to learn more about this powerful tool.

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