Audit-level focus, always

Building a solid, evidence-based foundation that keeps delivering IBM licensing value.

As part of our services we always ensure that our conclusions and recommendations are supported by technical evidence and direct references to any applicable licensing terms and conditions. Our deliverables are designed to withstand the scrutiny of any adversarial audit, even when none is currently taking place.

  • Phase 1: Develop risk-based project plan using entitlements data

    License compliance exposure and savings opportunities may vary significantly between IBM customers depending on the IBM product licenses and quantities purchased. Our project plans are therefore always tailored to the list of IBM entitlements that were acquired by each specific client.

  • Phase 2: Determine optimal allocation of deployment to entitlements

    Linking IBM software installations to the wide variety of licensing options requires a deep understanding of the individual components of each IBM product. Our technical review of IBM software installation evidence helps to uncover significant savings opportunities and potential compliance risks.

  • Phase 3: Create Effective License Position report

    Our Effective License Position (ELP) reports are designed to mirror those of IBM’s license compliance audit firms, Deloitte and KPMG. Additionally, for each IBM product listed in the ELP we include financial estimates as well as any savings opportunities.

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  • Evidence-based recommendations

    Because of the high value of many IBM products and their importance within the IT infrastructure, we only provide recommendations that are based on irrefutable technical evidence.

  • Maintain audit ready position

    Customers who succeed at containing or reducing IBM license spend are often most at risk of being audited by IBM. We ensure our clients are optimally prepared for any future audit by maintaining audit-ready internal documentation.

  • Stay one step ahead

    Many organizations deal with IBM compliance on an ad hoc basis, dedicating a significant amount of resources when pressured by IBM. Avoid reinventing the wheel by keeping internal compliance records up-to-date.

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