IBM – Software License Management Services
IBM software is strategic and transformational for your business but creates a significant challenge to managing your licenses and optimizing your investment. IBM, like many software companies, has grown through acquisition. Growth brought complexity with a large number of products that introduced perplexing usage rights and requirements, varied license metrics, frequent usage right updates and complex product bundling. As a result, organizations struggle to manage their IBM software estate. Organizations often find themselves over-purchasing licenses to cover their lack of deployment and licensing knowledge, over-renewing software not even in use only to protect themselves, and regularly out of compliance which can result in millions of dollars of unexpected and un-budgeted costs. High risk factors for organizations include rapid growth, hardware refreshes, IT restructuring, decentralized IT environments & management, and mergers & acquisitions. These organizations should ensure they have appropriate processes, controls, policies, tools, and specialists in place to effectively manage their software estate. True software license management will lead organizations to significant cost reduction, risk avoidance, and cost avoidance.
Inventory, license consumption & contract/entitlement reconciliation to establish license position and identify any compliance issues. OPTIMIZATION SERVICES Optimization modeling to identify cost savings, cost avoidance, and usage efficiencies. Requires baseline services.
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Scalable and customizable outsourced services from Anglepoint for a contracted period of time. Includes ongoing discovery, reconciliation, and optimization of your IBM software estate.
Instructions, strategies, and guidance through a compliance audit to minimize time, resource and cost impact to your organization. Requires baseline services.
Optimization modeling to identify cost savings, cost avoidance, and usage efficiencies. Requires baseline services.
Avoid time-consuming, resource-monopolizing and costly audits. Avoid buying unnecessary licenses and maximize your current entitlements. Reduce renewal costs by renewing only what you actually consume. Surveyed had 6-10 audits requested/conducted in last year Surveyed had 10+ audits requested/conducted in last year Software product announcement letters released in 2015 Increase your leverage in contract negotiations with knowledge of what you actually need and use. Leverage licensing experts to optimize your deployment and reduce costs.