Achieve Zero Compliance Variation
An audit represented a huge monetary risk for the multinational finance and insurance firm. The software environment was unpredictable and difficult to manage. The internal Software Asset Management (SAM) team wanted to create a SAM program with zero compliance variation.
Install IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) for Improved Visibility
Anglepoint supplemented the internal SAM team’s efforts to mitigate audit risk by:
- Installing ILMT
- Creating accurate views into licensing
- Assess current data
- Refine data and collection methods
In addition to the actions taken to mitigate audit risk, the client decided on a long-term strategy involving the education of their SAM team. While developing a consistent SAM practice, the client engaged Anglepoint’s thought leadership to train their SAM team on best practices and help them achieve industry certifications.
Over $13 Million in Cost Savings
- $10 million in IBM cost savings in the first year
- $3.4 million additional IBM savings in the second year
With an attitude of preparation, the team’s rallying cry became, “No surprises!” when it came to software licensing.
Cost Savings Breakdown
“From contract to execution; Anglepoint is an excellent service provider. Their knowledge of IBM licensing and ILMT management is awesome. If I could start over, what would I do differently? No kidding: I would have used Anglepoint years ago."