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IBM Audit Compliance

Compliance & Audit Defense

IBM AUDIT: THE CHALLENGE

The IBM audit team is a highly sophisticated, well-oiled machine designed to capture the maximum amount of revenue from your organization in noncompliance findings. Clients find it especially difficult to prepare for an IBM audit because the IBM software portfolio is so vast and uses multiple metrics and licensing models, and because of the complexities associated with the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT).

 

Companies are often found out-of-compliance during an IBM audit because they don’t configure ILMT properly, or at all. But even when used properly, ILMT is imprecise and can’t count certain products, leaving you exposed to millions of dollars in IBM audit findings. Working with a team of IBM audit experts can help you get a better handle on your IBM entitlements, bundled software license requirements, exclusions, VMware managers and other potential “gotchas.” 

 

Give us a call before your next IBM audit.

IBM AUDIT PROGRAM SERVICES

SAM ASSESSMENT &

OPTIMIZATION

Build plan of action to reduce risk and improve current IBM Software Asset Management Program.

  • Document current SAM Program 

  • Identify gaps and training needs 

  • Recommend action plan & roadmap 

  • Develop SAM governance structure 

SELF

AUDIT

Reduce potential exposure prior to an IBM audit and understand renewal demand.

  • Review IBM entitlements and deployment

  • Scan environment for additional data

  • Identify dependencies

  • Recommend steps to reduce IBM audit exposure

AUDIT DEFENSE

& RESPONSE

Reduce the financial liability from an IBM audit currently in progress.

  • Build an IBM audit response plan

  • Manage data flow & communication

  • Challenge IBM audit findings & assumptions

  • Negotiate a favorable IBM audit close

Need Our Assistance?

If you're under the threat of an IBM Audit or want to stress test your SAM program before a potentially costly audit with IBM, contact us today.

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