Reduce Your Spend. Make the Most Out of Your Portfolio

Simplify Your Software Portfolio, Reduce Costs and Minimize Compliance Risks

IBM offers one of the broadest and most complex portfolios of software of any technology company. SoftwareONE specialists will work closely with you to offer clarity on your portfolio, roadmap decisions, renewal strategy, contract build and negotiation, and ongoing management.

Quick IBM Licensing Insights

  • 31k part numbers with 9 different price levels

  • 5 to 200 announcement letters each week (product changes)

  • Most products are available in different editions

  • Approx. 270 license metrics (incl. ICA)

  • Not fulfilling sub-capacity terms reverts to full-capacity terms


IBM Advisory Services

SoftwareONE Advisory Services cover every angle you need to optimize your current software portfolio in terms of operational efficiency, compliance and redundant cost. We’re ready to give you the clarity you need.

Do These Questions Sound Familiar to You?

What’s the right IBM platform and products?

Our IBM certified specialists will assist in choosing exactly the right IBM platforms, products and editions to match your business needs.

How do we optimize our contracts at renewal?

We’ll guide your team in choosing what software to renew and the best way to negotiate the terms and conditions, all while optimizing costs in the process.

What’s the best strategic IT investment?

By understanding your entire portfolio, we can help you make the right investment that will future-proof your IT infrastructure, and can assist in convincing internal stakeholders too.

How do we get clarity on licensing and compliance issues?

With deep analysis of your portfolio and setup, our specialists can help reduce your exposure to compliance risks and problematic licensing audits.

Application modernization and containers

Companies and employees often work within a variety of cloud environments. Often this has grown on the basis of randomness, cost and convenience. There is a lack of overview and direction. Once companies and their CIOs are aware of the possibilities and impossibilities, they can make practical choices and create their own ideal landscape. The often outdated legacy applications can also be included. Only then will they start thinking about modernizing applications and the use of containers.

And that is important, because no less than 80% of the total number of applications has yet to be migrated to the cloud!

The real cloud transformation still has to start

There is still a whole world of systems running on-premise in the company's own datacenters. No less than 80% of the total number of applications. All those traditional applications could potentially go to the cloud. This transformation, however, does involve a lot of work. Together with IBM, SoftwareONE has detailed step-by-step plans to support customers in this process.

Read everything about application modernization and containers here

Why Choose SoftwareONE?

Get More From ILMT

SoftwareONE can optimize an existing deployment, install a new instance, and provide ongoing management of the ILMT tool. This allows you to report inaccurate data to IBM, and steer clear of any risk. 

Optimize Your Portfolio

We’ll become your trusted advisor on technology decisions at the enterprise level. Enjoy total confidence that your IBM Software decisions are sized correctly, deployed and optimized to enable cost effective growth and/or transformation.

Manage It All

SoftwareONE is always working for you, mitigating risks and optimizing your investments on an ongoing basis. This moves you from a reactive to a proactive approach.

Improve Your Current Position

Our experts will work with you to capture and rationalize your licenses and consumption, and uncover the position of your current portfolio. We’ll also provide clear recommendations to mitigate any compliance gaps.

Latest IBM Services and Topics

Red Hat + IBM become the leading hybrid cloud provider

How will this acquisition impact existing license agreements? We can help you understand the changes, renegotiate contracts with IBM for most favorable terms and pricing, and help clarify your compliance position and licensing requirements.

Bluemix is now IBM Cloud - Innovate with the cloud

SoftwareONE has the Cloud Technology Services and IBM Advisory Services expertise that can advise your organization on the right technologies, licensing strategies, and migration support.

Maximize the Value of Your IBM License Tool (ILMT)

ILMT is used to determine the full and sub-capacity licensing needs in a physical or virtual environment. Our IBM certified specialists will help you plan, design, deploy and manage this mandatory tool – giving you total peace of mind in the process.

SoftwareONE will provide:

  • In-depth knowledge of IBM software licenses to reap the benefits of ILMT features

  • Strategies to reduce costs

  • Audit report analysis and recommendations to best utilize the PVU license entitlements

  • Help in maintaining a continually-updated IBM software inventory

Industry-leading IBM advice and support

Our specialists’ proven expertise is ready to work for you. Get the answers you need.
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