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IBM Licensing Support

Providing clear and independent advice on IBM's licensing programmes

Licence Management

With organisations having to ‘do more with less’ it’s no surprise that business owners have turned to technology to gain that competitive edge.

Technology has dramatically enhanced our ability to see the bigger picture and drill down to get the finest details. Unfortunately all this insight comes at a cost – the initial investment needed to install and train staff, and the ongoing maintenance required to keep everything working as it should.

Any organisation that is found to be non-compliant is liable to pay charges that IBM specifies

But one of the most complex and often tedious tasks is dealing with software licensing – it’s an essential part of any software implementation, but far too often it gets overlooked.

With rates and models evolving on a monthly basis, keeping track of the IBM Licensing minefield can be a full time job. With our in-depth industry expertise and close links with IBM, we’re uniquely placed to help you manage IBM Passport Advantage for your enterprise use of IBM Software. 

Licensing services include:

  • IBM License Metric Tool consulting and configuration
  • License optimisation consulting 
  • Sub capacity license advice
  • Mergers and acquisitions advice
  • IBM acquisitions and transfer of trade advice
  • Out of Support & Maintenance (end of life) support options
  • Renewal (Subscription & Support) estate management & quotes
  • Reinstatement advice
  • Commercial opportunities
  • New license consultancy and quotations
  • Client vs Server licence advice
  • Purchase history reviews
  • Novations

Licence Optimisation Service

Re-structuring within an organisation, a changing number of users, a lack of accurate asset data or the infrastructure itself may impact the actual number of IBM software licences you require, resulting in possible over-expenditure.

Through our IBM Licence Optimisation Service we help review your IBM software asset inventory so you fully understand what IBM software is installed on your systems, where it’s installed and a reconciliation of its usage. You’ll have greater control and the potential for optimum cost savings by reducing your licensing requirements. In fact, we have found that many companies are ‘over-licensed’, so our review gives you the opportunity to reduce costs or to perhaps transfer licences to more useful applications.