tibco licensing services

TIBCO Licensing Services

Our TIBCO licensing services include contract review, audit support and determining your Effective License Position (ELP).

TIBCO’s high cost software, wide portfolio and complex licensing model make it a challenging publisher to manage, with any mistake resulting in high risk figures. The pressures are further exacerbated through TIBCO’s active audit program. At ITAA we offer a range of TIBCO licensing services to help address these challenges.

Our TIBCO licensing experts have a great deal of experience supporting clients with their TIBCO licensing needs. We outline some of our core licensing services below, but please feel free to contact us with any query or concern you have – every situation is different and we are very happy to discuss your specific requirements.

  • TIBCO Contract Review

    TIBCO’s numerous acquisitions and long history often result in multiple agreements, addendums and order forms for clients with a long-term relationship with the vendor. This often leads to confusions around which licenses are valid, which terms apply and what happens in the event of contractual conflicts.

    Due to the cost of TIBCO software, proper management of TIBCO agreements is imperative and our service aims to support you with this by providing:

    • A clear baseline of valid entitlement, whether legacy or current, and a clear trail of any license migrations/transitions.
    • A breakdown of the applicable terms and conditions (in many cases for TIBCO, the legacy terms within contracts will prevail over current licensing rules).
    • Any contradictions within the documentation and suggestions as to how to resolve the matter.

  • TIBCO Effective License Position (ELP)

    We will guide you through the various data collection phases explaining the metrics, data requirements and ambiguities that arise in order to improve your understanding of your TIBCO licensing requirements.

    During our TIBCO ELP service we will conduct an in-depth contract review alongside a thorough data analysis of the relevant data points to provide a comprehensive ELP detailing the following:

    • The license compliance of the various TIBCO products in your estate.
    • Any notable risk areas and potential mitigation activities to resolve these items.
    • A set of collateral detailing the outstanding data ambiguities, the follow up investigation steps required and the impacts of these items on your compliance position.

  • TIBCO Audit Support

    TIBCO have an active audit program, predominantly utilizing third party organizations to perform the audit. The complexities in the licensing and agreement structures often lead to assumptions and ambiguities relating to scope and claims so it is essential to scrutinize the scoping, data requests and claims made by the auditors.

    Our service aims to help you through this process by:

    • Clarifying the requests and the key data points so you are fully comfortable in sharing any requested data and at your own pace.
    • Ensuring that the scope and the requests made are in line with the contractual requirements.
    • Ensuring that only the mandatory data points are shared, often the data requests encompass products and other data beyond the agreed scope as a result of generalized scripts used by the third parties.
    • Verifying the findings and claims made.

  • TIBCO Licensing Services – Experience and Results

    Our TIBCO licensing services draw on the extensive experience of our subject matter experts.  Previous consulting experience includes:

    • Monitoring the compliance of a complex estate in line with the client’s strategy to consolidate their middleware services, highlighting environment changes as they appeared.
    • Supporting audits to significantly reduce the claims made, challenging various elements around the scoping, data analysis and entitlement compilation.
    • Assisting in the planning of future deployments by assessing the license requirements and modelling various deployment scenarios.