When using enterprise software, compliance with license regulations plays a central role. Especially when using IBM software in virtualized environments, it is important to ensure the correct status with the help of the IBM License Metrics Tool (ILMT). TIMETOACT not only takes over the maintenance of the ILMT for GLS IT Service GmbH and supports the compliance with license requirements, but also advises in the future on questions regarding licensing and license acquisition.
Support for IBM software licenses and ILMT for GLS
Trust in TIMETOACT's licensing expertise
GLS IT Service GmbH has been relying on TIMETOACT's expertise in IBM software licenses for two and a half years. The starting point for the cooperation was the procurement of IBM licenses from the IT service provider of GLS in March 2019. In order to determine the optimal form of licensing for other products used, an inventory was conducted. Here, the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) was identified as the optimal solution to meet compliance requirements. In preparation for possible IBM audits, it is important to use the tool correctly and to continue to avoid underlicensing in the future.
In addition to the optimal customer requirements and the corresponding licensing and its documentation, the core requirement was to sensitize the employees of GLS IT Service to the topic of license management.
The key point in this cooperation is primarily the support of the ILMT and the support in complying with the licensing requirements:
- Optimal use of the ILMT
- Complete coverage and up-to-dateness of all operating systems
- Avoidance of underlicensing
- Creation of regular reports
- Prompt implementation of changes in IBM license metrics in the ILMT
Six months after the installation of the ILMT, TIMETOACT took over productive operation with continued managed services. In the future, TIMETOACT's experts will continue to support and assist GLS IT Service in various technical topics and issues related to IBM software licensing.
We are very happy to have TIMETOACT at our side on the subject of IBM software licenses. The cooperation is very professional.Johannes KolbHead of License ManagementGLS IT Services GmbH
GLS IT Services GmbH is the IT service provider within the GLS Logistics Group, one of the leading parcel and express service providers in Germany. GLS offers reliable shipping solutions - nationally, in Europe and worldwide - with headquarters in Amsterdam. Europe is the defined core market. The GLS Group covers 40 countries with its parcel services, the majority with its own companies and others via reliable partners.