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CRAYON IBM Platinum Business Partner

The IBM licensing landscape is as vast as it is complex. Knowing how to optimise your IBM estate whilst remaining compliant can be challenging, and at the last count there were at least nine methods of licensing your IBM technology - all with entirely different connotations. 

Overall the biggest SAM challenge that businesses face is establishing an accurate effective licensing position, or present state which includes all agreements, entitlements and documentation, linked up with the actual usage profile of the users and then maintaining this on a regular basis. Whilst this may seem complex, it doesn’t have to be.

Crayon and IBM

Crayon provide customer services which help you manage your IBM estate. Crayon services help to mitigate customer risk, optimise license entitlements and reduce complexity throughout what could be a difficult and protracted audit process. Crayons ‘Continuous compliance program’ offers A Unique Optimisation Strategy for IBM Customers which is vitally important when you consider Organisations that use IBM software on average have a 25-30% chance of being randomly audited by IBM at least once, in any given year.

Partner Status / Accreditations 

We are a Global Platinum Partner
We hold accreditations for all IBM services across the globe.
Crayon expertise across IBM technologies including

  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Sales Professional
  • IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Sales Professional
  • IBM B2B Integration Technical Professional

Useful links:

https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/

CASE STUDY Sparebank 1 Gruppen

When Sparebank 1 Gruppen, Norway's second largest banking group, received an audit notification from IBM, they teamed up with Crayon and became the world's first customer of the Crayon Continuous Compliance Program.

During the project, compliancy gaps were measured and the findings were identified and appropriately implemented. By engaging on Crayon's Continuous Compliance Program, Sparebank 1 can now be confident that their chances of receiving an audit from IBM have been dramatically reduced.

To find out more about how Sparebank 1 worked with Crayon to mitigate their risk, optimise their license entitlements and reduce complexity throughout what could have been a difficult and protracted audit process, watch the Sparebank 1 Gruppen Video Case Study.

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