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IBM Software Asset Management

Get the best value from your IBM license investments.

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Make your IBM software work smarter

Many organizations today rely on IBM software and infrastructure to power their business-critical workloads. Nonetheless, the fast pace of innovation at IBM makes it difficult to know how new version releases, license program changes and shifts in usage patterns will impact your business. Without a software asset management (SAM) strategy based on deep understanding of IBM licensing, you may be left vulnerable to overspending or failing an audit.

Getting the best value from your IBM software requires careful management and in-depth expertise. Working with Softchoice ensures you optimize your SAM strategy.

Right-size your SAM strategy

Enterprise software agreements have made it much more cost-effective to acquire the technology that powers your business. But without a solid software asset management (SAM) strategy in place, it’s easy to fall behind the curve.

Softchoice’s Enterprise Lifecycle Management (ELM) is a customer success framework providing programmatic support and expert guidance to remove the complexity, cost overrun and compliance risk from your SAM strategy.

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Remove the complexity from the IBM software equation

A licensing strategy developed three years ago may no longer be adequate for today’s needs. Partner with Softchoice to streamline your IBM licensing and enhance return on investment (ROI). ​


Keeping Up with Innovation

The pace of change at enterprise software providers leaves many IT leaders unsure how technology and licensing changes impact their business. Meanwhile, 9 out of 10 organizations exceed their planned software subscription and maintenance spend by 20%.
Source: Gartner

Avoiding Audit Risk

Poor visibility into software licensing and usage patterns leaves many organizations vulnerable in the event of an audit. Nonetheless, 68% of organizations will face an audit in the coming year.
Source: Gartner

Optimizing IBM Licensing

Lack of specialized knowledge makes it difficult for IT teams to get the most out of their IBM software spend. In fact, every year organizations leave an average of $40,000 to $50,000 in licensing entitlements unused.

Proactive Technology Reviews

Complete a full review of your IBM software assets and predict the impact of changes on your business. Pinpoint gaps in your current SAM strategy and adopt an effective license position (ELP) based on server and client consumption in your environment.

Data-Driven Insights

Receive full support in collecting and reconciling your IBM software licenses. Eliminate risk of an audit failure with consistent, data-driven insights and guidance from IBM-certified experts. Build an IBM Baseline and IBM Remediation Plan.

Expert Guidance and Mentorship

Conduct structured reviews of your IBM licensing usage and entitlements to maximize cost efficiency and compliance. Receive expert advice on the installation and configuration of the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT).

What You’ll Gain

What You’ll Gain

Simplify SAM across your IBM assets

Get expert support in eliminating compliance risk and overspend across your IBM software.

Audit-proof your environment

Receive full audit support, including structured reviews and data-driven insights into your environment.

Build your technology roadmap

Stay abreast of IBM innovations, licensing program changes and usage patterns that could impact your business.

Maximize your investment impact

Get the most value from your IBM software licenses throughout their lifecycle and implement the ILMT.

A Leading License Solution Provider


Deep IBM Expertise

We are an IBM Platinum Business Partner with decades of experience supporting customers across the IBM software, hardware and data center ecosystem.

Trusted Managed Services Provider

Softchoice manages over 3,000 enterprise software licensing agreements across the US and Canada.

Expert License Solution Provider

Softchoice has helped clients across the US and Canada realize over $2 billion in license savings to-date.

Your IBM licensing – streamlined.

The IBM hardware and software landscape continues to evolve. Getting the best value from your IBM enterprise licenses presents a big challenge. Find out why working with Softchoice helps you make sense of your software assets, reduce cost and lower audit compliance risk.