IBM License Optimisation
Take Control of your IBM License Position
Optimising your IBM License Estate
IBM has grown to have one of the largest portfolios of software products. This has in turn evolved to be arguably the most complex of licensing regimes in the IT industry.
IBM also has a reputation as one of the most active and aggressive software auditors around, audits which can lead to unexpected costs in the millions.
Customers are not only faced with the challenge of developing their understanding of IBM’s licensing but also retaining individuals they have trained to have the right level of IBM license knowledge. Without these individuals, customers find themselves potentially exposed in the event of an audit and unable to avoid massive waste through unintentional mismanagement of IBM software licenses.
Version 1’s IBM License Optimisation & Management Services
Version 1’s IBM License Optimisation & Management experts can provide the full lifecycle of IBM software licensing consultancy services, ensuring your enterprise application license estates are fully optimised and under control with regard to cost, license compliance, and complexity.
Unrivalled Expertise and Experience in IBM License Optimisation
IBM License BaselineVersion 1’s IBM License Baseline delivers clarity in your IBM license position, advising on how you can reduce cost, risk and complexity in your IBM License estate.Find out more
IBM License Audit DefenceVersion 1’s IBM license consultants are experts in audit defence and can help you prepare for an IBM audit and support you through an IBM software license review to a successful conclusion, mitigating unbudgeted costs and risk.Find out more
Managed ServicesOur SAM Managed Services give you control by delivering certainty on software license consumption and assurance on your business’s license compliance position. Version 1 is completely autonomous and not affiliated with any software vendor.Find out more
12 Cost Optimisation Strategies for Enterprise Licensing
Version 1’s Head of SAM Practice, Jason Pepper has written a Whitepaper outlining the common business scenarios and change projects that we are seeing in the market, and the often-unknown financial and contractual impacts they can have on enterprise licensing. The Whitepaper sets out our view on mitigation approaches to avoid unbudgeted spend, uncover cost optimisation opportunities and regain control over your license asset estate.DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER
Bringing in IBM licensing expertise can literally save you millions.
Knowing what you can and can’t exclude from the software installations showing in ILMT and what products you can bundle under others, has been known to reduce what ILMT says is your usage position – in one such scenario, this was by as much as £40m.
In the event of an audit, our IBM licensing experts can optimise the initial claims made by IBM and in one such client case, this was by as much as £20m.
Having your IBM licensing position and actioning exposures ahead of an audit has in our experience (and in specific customer scenarios) saved businesses millions of pounds.
Learn more from our license consultant's Fireside Chat videos
Managing your enterprise license estate in this world of technology transformation and rapid change is complex and beset with potential financial risk. That being said, cost optimisation opportunities are possible - you need to know where to look and what to do.
SAM YOUTUBE PLAYLIST
Our license consultants have recorded several short, informative Fireside Chats on a wide range of software topics and are available to you to listen and learn all things licensing.
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News & Insights
Blog: December 1, 2022
IBM License Optimisation & SAM Services
The Version 1 SAM team has deepened their expertise in IBM license consulting and software asset management, formalising its IBM license advisory services for 2023. Given the reports of increasing audit...
Downloadable Content, Whitepaper: August 26, 2022
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