IBM Licensing

IBM Licensing is more complicated than it needs to be but their software is very good. As an IBM Reseller our aim is to make it easier for you to understand how you can optimise your IBM licences for your environment.

There are a wide range of IBM licensing models that you can choose from. This page is much to short to address them fully but you should be aware of the following points :

  • IBM Express Licences : If you have less than 1,000 employees you will benefit from the Express Licence. For example there is no charge for servers if the users have an express Notes licence.
  • IBM Utility Licences : These licences allow unlimited users to access browser based applications and are priced according to the power of your server using "PVUs".
  • If you are licensing servers be very aware that increasing the number of cores or CPUs will increase your licence costs very significantly - over-specifying a server is very expensive
  • Some software vendors such as ourselves, are able to include IBM Licences as part of the product. This can be very cost effective.
  • IBM Resellers, such as ourselves, can often add more value at renewal time than IBM
  • Please contact us for an alternative IBM renewals quote or advice on purchasing IBM Licences


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