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IBM Passport Advantage Agreements Advisory

If you are eligible for sub-capacity licensing, it is important to correctly configure your IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT). Ettesaq helps you understand your IBM Enterprise Agreement so you can make the right decisions based on cost, value, and flexibility.

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Your IBM Support costs do not have to continue to rise. Ettesaq can help you achieve a cost-effective approach to reduce total cost of ownership.


Understand Your IBM Agreement

Discover everything you need to know about your IBM agreement to avoid unnecessary purchases with our thorough Comprehensive Entitlement Review.

What to Expect

  • IBM Assets Inventory Report

Discover Your IBM Software Deployment

Assess your IBM software license deployment and discover your actual IBM software usage through a gap analysis report to improve your IBM compliance.

What to Expect

  • IBM License Usage Report
  • IBM Financial Exposure Report

Optimize Your IBM Software Consumption

Remediate the misuse of IBM software license deployment and improve IBM license compliance through IBM software license optimization recommendations.

What to Expect

  • License Optimization Recommendation
  • License Remediation Instructions

Get IBM License Audit Advice

Ensure an effective license position. Protect your rights during IBM license audits and ensure that it does not deviate from the standard methodology of the binding license audit obligation.

What to Expect

  • IBM Audit Simulation
  • Audit Defense and Formal Response


Increasingly complex relationships between software, devices, and users make understanding your software licenses tough. Ettesaq’s SAM managed services help you lower risk, reduce complexity, and control costs.

  • Hardware Discovery
  • Software Inventory
  • Software Configuration
  • Deployment Visibility

Manage Your Complex and Costly Software Needs Efficiently

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IBM License Overview

This document provides an overview of the IBM License Agreement, which clients purchase through the Passport Advantage or the Passport Advantage Express programs. The document also discusses full-capacity and sub-capacity licensing, license grants, and license metrics.