Optimize your IBM and HCL licensing investment

We help you perform an independent audit of IBM and HCL licenses. Consult us before renewing them and start saving.

In large IBM software and hardware projects, we often have the feeling that we don’t know exactly what we are paying for, especially after the usual three years of “all-inclusive” after the purchase of a software or hardware product. We do not know if it is necessary or not, to renew the licenses and, fundamentally, what value each of the support contracts offered by the manufacturers brings us. With the sale of several of its software products to HCL, the problem has been magnified as many solutions that were originally IBM’s are now dependent on maintenance contracts with more than one manufacturer.

As if this were not enough, in large accounts it is not unusual to be warned of an imminent audit with the risk of having to pay large amounts in compensation for requirements that often no one knows exist or what they respond to.

Answers that save a lot of money

Do I have to pay licensing fees for a development or test environment, and what does Software Maintenance (SWMA, also known as Subscription and Support/S&S) include? What about products that IBM has sold to other companies such as UNICA, Lotus, Portal or AppScan?

How do I license PVUs for an Oracle Database on AIX? Is it necessary to license all the cores of a machine for all the products if I only use a small part of them? In storage solutions like TSM or Spectrum Scale, is it better to license by capacity or by number of processors? What do I get when I renew my licenses?

If I migrate to a new version, do I have to pay for licenses again? What happens if I am forced to do it because of a change of servers?

Can I operate safely with licenses that have not been renewed? Is it legal? What risks do I take?

If my licenses are perpetual, why am I being charged every three years, and is it worth paying a monthly subscription that includes support?

Our IBM licensing, hardware and softwareexperts will help you not only take control of your licensing spend, they will advise you on what makes the most sense when it comes to renewing or not renewing each and every contract. They will also inform you about viable and secure alternatives with other suppliers when your business needs require it.

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