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Minimize the Material Audit Risks of IBM's IPAA by Customizing Existing SAM Processes

Published: 20 July 2016

ID: G00308799

Analyst(s): Christopher Dixon


Technology procurement leaders must collaborate with and educate software asset managers and other stakeholders to customize their software asset management processes to ensure compliance with IBM's International Passport Advantage Agreement and remain audit-ready.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Limit Exposure: Implement ILMT (or a Similar Negotiated Tool) to Generate and Monitor Subcapacity Usage Reports
    • Explanation of Subcapacity PVU Reporting Requirements
    • Example of How Subcapacity PVU Reporting Can Cost an Organization Millions in Compliance Penalties
  • Collaborate With and Educate Software Asset Managers About the IPAA's S&S Cancellation Terms
    • Explanation of S&S Cancellation Requirement

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