Compliance & Audit Defense
IBM’s 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 IBM audits because the company’s 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 because they either 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 of audit findings. Working with a team of 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 &
Build plan of action to reduce risk and improve current SAM Program.
Document current SAM Program
Identify gaps and training needs
Recommend action plan & roadmap
Develop SAM governance structure
Reduce potential exposure prior to an audit and understand renewal demand.
Review entitlements and deployment
Scan environment for additional data
Recommend steps to reduce exposure
Reduce the financial liability from an audit currently in progress.
Build response plan
Manage data flow & communication
Challenge findings & assumptions
Negotiate a favorable close
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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.