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Assured IBM License Management

Assured IBM License Management

Mitigate your risks by ensuring your IBM licensing is compliant

Organisations are encountering major obstacles when it comes to IBM compliance. This results in significant financial and operational impacts when IBM comes knocking.

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Common licensing challenges

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    Complex compliance requirements
    IBM has ramped up licensing compliance audits during COVID-19. But many organisations are unaware of what they need to do to be compliant.
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    ILMT expertise is hard to come by
    When it comes to sub-capacity licensing, IBM requires clients to run IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) to monitor and report on your software use. Although ILMT is free, it's a complex tool to set up, requires continuous management, and in-house skills are rare.
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    Lack of knowledge on licensing best practices
    Navigating IBM’s licensing rules and requirements can be difficult, and simple mistakes can be costly, so it pays to get it right.
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Get expert support to properly manage your IBM licensing

Certus has dedicated specialists in IBM software licensing and ILMT deployment. They help simplify your licensing and provide specialist advice to mitigate your risks. Get compliant without the stress or financial penalty that comes with a vendor audit. We’ve got you covered:



Software License Review 

An in-depth review to establish your baseline license position. This helps you uncover and understand your risks and requirements.



ILMT Managed Services 

Implementation, configuration, management & reporting of the ILMT.



Continuous Reporting 

Ongoing quarterly usage reporting providing analysis & recommendations to optimise your licensing.


Business benefits

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    Peace of mind
    By knowing your IBM licensing requirements are always compliant, you’ll avoid any costly surprises if you get audited.
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    Cost savings
    Optimising your software asset management processes will help uncover strategies for cost savings and better efficiency.
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    Stay ahead of change
    Tap into software licensing subject matter expertise and keep up-to-date on upgrades and solutions that are becoming end-of-life

This service has been important to us to keep on top of licensing, given the complexity of the license model. The service has saved our local resources time as well as mitigate any risks from a compliance standpoint. The report received is very detailed, easy to follow and points out recommendations and steps we need to take.
John Kardas
Network & Infrastructure Manager | Honda Australia
Engaging with Certus for their ILMT expertise, plus in-depth understanding of IBM Products and licensing constructs, was absolutely invaluable and cannot be understated. Their expertise and advice allowed me, with our CIO, to engage most effectively with IBM and their auditors, minimising our exposure.
Mary Sinclair
Head of Tech Transformation | KiwiRail
Certus has provided ILMT Management and Continuous Reporting services since 2016. They have given licensing assistance throughout the years and provided support and documentation to aid ACC through the most recent IBM audit engagement in 2018. After the audit, ACC was deemed compliant by IBM.
Dwayne Carnachan
Service Delivery Manager | ACC
Get in touch to uncover potential risks

Speak with Lisa Grady, Senior Licensing Consultant

Lisa has 15 years’ experience within the software licensing space and has specialised in IBM software since moving to Certus eight years ago. She provides ILMT reporting services and license compliance consultancy to clients across ANZ and thrives on facilitating successful client outcomes. Lisa will help you understand your license position and uncover any potential compliance risk


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    Frequently asked questions about IBM Licensing & IBM Audits
    Got more questions? We've compiled answers to the most common questions we receive about IBM licensing and IBM audits.
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    Agreements, Attachments and Forms
    Learn more and access resources about IBM's Passport Advantage (PA) and Passport Advantage Express (PAE) Agreements and Attachments directly on the IBM website.
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    Sub-Capacity FAQs (ILMT)
    Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Sub-capacity licensing and IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) directly on the IBM website.