IBM Advisory Services
Confusion around the myriad of IBM Licensing combinations can end up being very costly. Our IBM Advisory Services are designed to help you avoid these risks and go further making sure your investments are performing from a commercial and technical perspective.
We provide expert guidance on infrastructure optimisation, how each product is being used and a comprehensive understanding of licensing metrics to identify levers for cost reduction, cost avoidance and develop a roadmap to make that value available for your organization.
IBM Licensing Discovery Workshop
Based on an understanding of your organization’s current ownership and structure of IBM software products and licenses, this workshop will identify potential compliance risks as well as opportunities to optimize spend and reduce costs.
IBM 360° Analysis
An in-depth forensic analysis of your IBM Passport Advantage entitlements, the (virtual) servers IBM software is running on, infrastructure set-up and servers running IBM sub-capacity licensed software. It delivers a comprehensive report on your compliance position and recommendations for improvements.
IBM Strategy Design
Our consultants will develop a customized IBM roadmap based on your current and future demand. It includes the evaluation of technologies, products, prices and license management. Possible investment profiles and options to consolidate IBM software spend are taken into account.
IBM Technology and Envisioning Workshop
This workshop focuses on the design and architecture of specific IBM software solutions and the comprehensive evaluation of alternatives to support your decision-making for future investments.
IBM Contracting Support
A customized contract design, including favorable terms and conditions and licensing structure, will help you get the most from your IBM investment. We will work out alternative licensing scenarios, design the most beneficial contract and provide guidance and support the entire contract negotiation process.
IBM Licensing Process Design
To support ongoing best practice management of your IBM estate we will design an efficient SAM model based on IBM’s most common license metrics and the processes required to achieve control, visibility and audit resiliency.
IBM License Audit Support
We are aware software audits are on the rise and our focus here is on ensuring that your organization meets all the prerequisites for optimal audit outcomes.
IBM Advisory Subscription
Take advantage of regular advisories from SoftwareONE consultants, tailored to your needs, and avoid ramp up times. These advisories can include product and license alternatives, software support lifecycle predictions and concerns and other valuable advice depending on your priorities.
IBM Software and License Management
Design and implementation to bring your organization’s ability to manage IBM software assets and license demand to a maturity level ready to be implemented company wide. Industry-recognized best practice tools and processes will be recommended and tailored to meet your organizational requirements.
IBM ELA/ESSO Optimization
Our consultants will provide a comprehensive evaluation to identify a suitable ELA solution including management and ESSO Certification support.