TIBCO Licensing

Establish your Effective License Position (ELP), negotiate a better contract and protect from audits.

Supporting clients with TIBCO licensing

TIBCO’s high cost software, wide portfolio and complex licensing model make it a challenging publisher to manage, with any mistake resulting in high risk figures. The pressures are further exacerbated through TIBCO’s active audit program.

ITAA consultants are here to prevent this, providing you with expert advice on TIBCO licensing to guarantee compliance and reduce potential settlements.

Our TIBCO licensing experts have a great deal of experience supporting clients with their TIBCO licensing needs. Need tailored TIBCO advice? Don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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Supporting clients with TIBCO licensing

TIBCO’s high cost software, wide portfolio and complex licensing model make it a challenging publisher to manage, with any mistake resulting in high risk figures. The pressures are further exacerbated through TIBCO’s active audit program.

ITAA consultants are here to prevent this, providing you with expert advice on TIBCO licensing to guarantee compliance and reduce potential settlements.

Our TIBCO licensing experts have a great deal of experience supporting clients with their TIBCO licensing needs. Need tailored TIBCO advice? Don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Talk to a TIBCO consultant

Our TIBCO licensing services

TIBCO contract review

TIBCO’s numerous acquisitions and long history often result in multiple agreements, addendums and order forms for clients with a long-term relationship with the vendor. This often leads to confusions around which licenses are valid, which terms apply and what happens in the event of contractual conflicts.

Due to the cost of TIBCO software, proper management of TIBCO agreements is imperative and our service aims to support you with this by providing:

  • A clear baseline of valid entitlement, whether legacy or current, and a clear trail of any license migrations/transitions
  • A breakdown of the applicable terms and conditions (in many cases for TIBCO, the legacy terms within contracts will prevail over current licensing rules)
  • Any contradictions within the documentation and suggestions as to how to resolve the matter
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TIBCO Effective License Position (ELP)

We will guide you through the various data collection phases, explaining the metrics, data requirements and ambiguities that arise in order to improve your understanding of your TIBCO licensing requirements.

During our TIBCO ELP service, we will conduct an in-depth contract review alongside a thorough data analysis of the relevant data points to provide a comprehensive ELP that details the following:

  • The license compliance of the various TIBCO products in your estate
  • Any notable risk areas and potential mitigation activities to resolve these items
  • A set of collateral detailing the outstanding data ambiguities, the follow up investigation steps required and the impacts of these items on your compliance position
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TIBCO audit support

TIBCO has an active audit program, predominantly utilizing third-party organizations to perform the audit. The complexities in the licensing and agreement structures often lead to assumptions and ambiguities, so it is essential to scrutinize any scoping, data requests and claims made by the auditors.

Our service aims to help you through this process by:

  • Clarifying the requests and the key data points so you are fully comfortable in sharing any requested data and at your own pace
  • Ensuring that the scope and the requests made are in line with the contractual requirements
  • Ensuring that only the mandatory data points are shared
  • Verifying the findings and claims made

Don’t get overwhelmed. Talk to our TIBCO consultants today.

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Key benefits of our TIBCO licensing service

Understand your license usage

We will work to clarify the requests so you are fully aware of the key data points and calculations involved in determining your license compliance.

Fully independent advice

Our advice is all 100% independent of any software providers, meaning that we can quickly assess and subsequently minimize the damage of any hidden non-compliance, all without biases. Get to the bottom of what you owe – if anything.

Limit risk & financial consequences

Our independent advice ensures that you do not pay too much for your actual usage, and any non-compliance is reduced as much as possible. We’ll also support with data provisioning, ensuring that only the mandatory data points are shared in a secure and anonymized manner.

Understand your license usage

We will work to clarify the requests so you are fully aware of the key data points and calculations involved in determining your license compliance.

Fully independent advice

Our advice is all 100% independent of any software providers, meaning that we can quickly assess and subsequently minimize the damage of any hidden non-compliance, all without biases. Get to the bottom of what you owe – if anything.

Limit risk & financial consequences

Our independent advice ensures that you do not pay too much for your actual usage, and any non-compliance is reduced as much as possible. We’ll also support with data provisioning, ensuring that only the mandatory data points are shared in a secure and anonymized manner.

See the results for yourself

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

By relying on our vast experience, our clients achieve tangible cost savings and real results. Here are a few examples of work we have completed:

We supported a major investment bank (revenue in excess of $30bn) with a large-scale optimization project for their Middleware messaging platform (consisting predominantly of IBM MQ and TIBCO messaging products). We provided quarterly reporting, tracked license requirements and undertook remediation activities resulting in over $1.5m cost avoidance over the 2-year period.

We have delivered several audit defense projects, reducing the pressure on our clients by providing a clear structure to the process and helping them push back against TIBCO’s aggressive approach. Activities included managing the data provision, guidance with communications, validating entitlement records, clarifying contract terms and validating the findings to ensure the final report did not contain any inflated claims.

We supported the SAM team of a mid-sized business in validating the TIBCO reporting of their Flexera platform, troubleshooting instances of discovered TIBCO software and identifying alternate signatures that could be used to limit the number of false positives.

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Expert TIBCO support

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