Software License Consulting

Software is the basis for effective work in every company. With our support, your software license is in reasonable relation to cost and usage.
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In every company, software is the basis for enabling effective work and controlling business processes. However, the usage behavior and licensing models of software are constantly changing. This often raises the question of whether the costs for licenses, support and operation of an application are still in a reasonable relation to its use. With Software License Consulting from our experts, your licenses are always in your control, avoiding incorrect licensing and excessive costs.

To ensure correct licensing, the IBM Authorized SAM Provider (ISAP) is a particularly good and cost-effective option. Learn more about the advantages of this option and how public customers can benefit from it.

Our services for you:

With our Software License Consulting services, your licenses are always firmly in your control:

 

Software Asset Management:  Strategic management, control and protection of software and hardware assets.

License analysis and consulting: Analysis of the license inventory with recommendations regarding compliance risks.

License and contract optimization: Review of potential savings from both a technological and commercial perspective. 

TCO analyses: comparison of different technology and solution providers to determine the right balance of costs and benefits

 


What our customers say:

TIMETOACT guides us through our license audits with great expertise and professionalism. With you at our side, we feel very confident and well prepared.

Michael MeißnerDepartment Manager IT Operations Stadtwerke Potsdam

Four reasons for Software License Consulting with TIMETOACT:

Transparency

Audit & liability risks can be avoided by establishing a transparent license management with continuous presentation of the license situation.

Quality assurance

Our licensing specialists provide their many years of project experience and know the applicable terms and conditions. A 4-eyes principle to achieve the highest level of data quality is our standard.

IT cost reduction

We help you identify cost drivers and assist in optimizing license usage through redistribution, transition and exclusion of over-licensing.

Strategy

Which license model is the right one for your company in the coming years? We develop strategies with you to align your software investments for the future.

IBM Authorized SAM Provider (IASP) Option

Anyone who uses various IBM software for business processes must ensure correct licensing. When it comes to an IBM audit, companies face many challenges: Use of enormous resources, high financial outlay, risks due to complex licensing metrics and regulations, costly maintenance of the ILMT, no tolerance for errors.

With IASP Option (IBM Authorized Software Asset Management Provider Option) in partnership with Anglepoint, you can enjoy the many benefits of proactively managing your software assets across your enterprise:

  • No IBM audits in the future
  • SubCapacity licensing
  • Monitor compliance with IBM licensing terms
  • Save money
  • Optimization and planning
  • Cost-effective conditions with IBM

IASP is a good choice especially for public customers

In the context of digitization in public administration, the requirements for flexible IT solutions are growing, while at the same time the compliance requirements are increasing. This results in additional challenges in Software Asset Management. In particular, license audits scheduled at short notice present municipal institutions with considerable resource problems. This is where the IBM Authorized SAM Provider (IASP) option comes into play: With this program, you have the option of having an IBM audit waiver approved for a period of 12 months or more. Instead, they sign an IASP Option contract with IBM and simultaneously engage TIMETOACT in cooperation with Anglepoint. All program efforts are coordinated in a joint project plan and costs are transparently presented prior to engagement.

The benefits of this program are clear:

  • Ensuring regular compliance
  • Plannable effort and resources (not ad hoc as with an audit)
  • fixed budget
  • no looking back into the past, only the current license usage counts
  • Adjustment of license requirements at usual project prices (no IBM list prices!)

With this contract, you are in a position to ensure regular compliance of the IBM licenses used and to do so in a plannable manner, with planned resources and a fixed budget. 


Our Services regarding Software License Consulting

Whether you are faced with the challenge of a current manufacturer audit, the definition of processes for compliance in your company or the evaluation of a SAM tool: We support you with our modular consulting concept in these situations to find the right solution for you.

Processes

From procurement to uninstallation: We analyze your processes with regard to all aspects of the software usage period: usage period updates, migration, hardware replacement, etc.

SAM Tools

There are various SAM tool manufacturers on the market. We put together packages that exactly meet your expectations of sustainable Software Asset Management and work with you to find the best solution for your company.

Know-how

We do not only have licensing in mind, but our experts also know which solution is best for you from a technological perspective. This is what sets us apart from many Software Asset Management providers.

Managed Services

We also offer services that can be provided repeatedly as Managed Services with monthly flat rates. Whether IBM License Metric Tool or regular SAM health checks, we have the right solution.

Software License Consulting for the following vendors:

You are looking for support and consulting in topics regarding Software License Consulting? We support the following vendors:

Atlassian

Atlassian offers solutions tailored to the everyday needs of most organizations, helping small teams and large companies achieve their goals by taking communication, tasks and ideas to a new level. Through the internal use of Atlassian solutions in the area of Service Management (ITSM/ESM) and Project Management (classic/agile), TIMETOACT is convinced of the values and the possibilities of Atlassian products. Through rich user experience and comprehensive certifications, TIMETOACT has been one of the leading Atlassian Gold Solution Partners in the DACH region since 2018. The SAM team is happy to advise you on license procurement and optimization of the direct Atlassian software solutions, the major third-party application solutions. We are available to answer any questions you may have.

HCL

The vendor HCL has gained importance in recent years through the purchase of some well-known IBM software products. Many customers have HCL in use, but do not know their current license inventory due to the sale of licenses from IBM. In addition to the well-known IBM software item, HCL develops its own products and constantly adapts the roadmap including name and metric changes. For many customers it is a big challenge to keep an overview of all products. Furthermore, for many customers it is not transparent which contract and license documents are currently valid and where they can be found in the HCL portal. We support you in evaluating your license inventory and help you to get an overview of your license usage.

IBM

IBM is considered one of the most challenging software vendors in the market when it comes to Software Asset Management. Due to the extensive product range with countless license models and metrics (e.g. use of ILMT), our customers are regularly faced with the challenge of complying with usage regulations. New topics such as Cloud and container licensing add to the complexity. We show you how we can support you in ensuring compliance and implement sustainable Software Asset Management.

Microsoft

License management in the Microsoft environment often deals with a large number of very different products. Especially on servers, the correct recording and reconciliation with the acquired usage rights is a challenge. Due to an ever-increasing shift from classic "on premise" licenses to Cloud-based solutions (M/O 365), there can often be considerable potential savings, as the acquired functions in expensive subscriptions are not even used. This is exactly where the license consulting of the TIMETOACT Group comes in: On the commercial side, we evaluate the contract and procurement history, including OEM licenses, and consolidate these into a final license inventory. On the technical side, tool-generated client and server inventories are checked for completeness and quality.... Commercial and technical inventories flow into the license balance sheet, which compares the final license requirement and the acquired usage rights. This also serves as a basis for identifying optimization and savings potential.

Our use cases:

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