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Software License Management for Vendor Software

Businesses sometimes encounter problems with their software licenses, there may be uncertainty and concerns about compliance, a lack of knowledge about the exact software within the business or a need to reduce costs associated to software spend.

We help organisations procure their software licenses, maintain their renewals and remain compliant by choosing the most relevant and cost-effective options to suit you.

We have vast experience within various different types of vendor licensing agreements, and we are here to help you navigate and ensure you’re getting the right agreement to meet your business needs.

IBM Passport Advantage (PA) Specialists

The IBM Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express programs are a comprehensive set of agreements, processes and tools relating to software license compliance.

Passport Advantage is designed for enterprises often with multiple sites while Passport Advantage Express is generally designed for smaller and single site enterprises.

At DeeperThanBlue, we have a team dedicated to license management having worked with IBM’s Passport Advantage and SaaS programmes for many years. We help clients configure and procure the most cost-effective new license components and undertake annual license renewals for software subscription and support.

We provide license management support to IBM, HCL Software, Microsoft and other technologies.

IBM Hybrid Cloud

IBM Cloud Paks (for Integration, Automation, Applications, Data, Multi Cloud Management)
WebSphere Application Server
IBM IIB/ WebSphere Message Broker
IBM MQ/ WebSphere MQ
IBM Business Automation/ WebSphere Process Server
InfoSphere MDM for PIM (Product Information Management)

IBM Analytics

IBM Cognos
IBM Planning & Analytics (TM1)
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Statistics
IBM Watson Studio
Information Management –


Microsoft .Net
Microsoft SQL
Microsoft PowerBI

Staying Vendor License Compliant

Vendor software licensing is a speciality, it can be complex and the variations amongst the terms can lead to potential compliance issues which can results in penalties being levied.

In recent years software vendors have increased their audit frequency and rigour and although most businesses do not intend to fall out of compliance, it is easily done if no software asset management process is in place.

Our software license and audit team can help you remain compliant, we do all the work so you don’t have to and we remove the worry of a license audit and potential financial penalties.

IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT)

IBM’s license metric tool is a free software component that will help you remain compliant with full and sub-capacity installations, when used correctly it can help companies identify cost savings and actionable data insights.

It’s now an IBM software license requirement that ILMT is installed, it captures data to understand the consumption of Processor Value Units (PVU) and Resource Value Units (RVU).

ILMT not only provides reports for license compliance audits but can help you monitor and assess compliance on an on-going basis. At DeeperThanBlue we can assist you with the installation and configuration of ILMT with your IBM software license and infrastructure estate.

Software License Service Benefits:

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