IBM Advisory Services

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IBM Advisory Services

IBM offers a broad and complex portfolio of continuously evolving software and services, along with the associated licence metrics and terms and conditions. Understanding IBM licensing requires deep expertise in the current and historical IBM product portfolio and licensing rules. Our team of IBM specialists delivers expert knowledge that can save you time and money.

SoftwareOne IBM Advisory Services provide the expertise, pricing insights, and technical guidance to solve your business challenges while keeping your budget intact. We help manage IBM complexity in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments.

Enter your next IBM negotiation with confidence

Our IBM specialists provide valuable insight into your IBM estate to enable informed roadmap decisions. We help you develop a successful renewal strategy and conduct effective contract negotiations, and we can provide ongoing management of your IBM licensing.

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Comprehensive insight, complete control

SoftwareOne IBM Advisory Services help your team examine multiple angles to optimise your software portfolio. We use comprehensive insights to help control costs and ensure your compliance while you optimise your IBM licence utilisation and operational efficiency.

  • Cut costs with Cloud Paks

    Lower costs by optimising software deployment and contract structure and considering alternative licence metrics. We support IBM Cloud Paks transition.

  • Audit defence

    Mitigate compliance risk with the right audit strategy. We support audit settlement negotiations to help ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

  • Commercial negotiation support

    Our IBM experts define your current and future requirements to provide actionable insights that give you the edge in commercial negotiations.

  • Sub-capacity licence tooling

    We manage IBM Licence Metric Tool (ILMT) or Flexera for sub-capacity or Licence Service for container-based licensing to help ensure reporting compliance.

Explore IBM expertise in action

  • How to count IBM licences in the public cloud

    Cloud migration changes your licensing requirements. Learn to count IBM licences in a hyperthreaded public cloud.

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  • Maintaining ILMT software inventories

    IBM requires customers to maintain an ILMT environment, provide quarterly audit reports on request, and preserve the data for two years.

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  • IBM sub-capacity eligibility in practice

    Learn the role of the IBM License Metric Tool in sub-capacity licensing, which changes supported Eligible Virtualisation Technologies.

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