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.
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.
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. Contact us below.
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