Matrix42 IBM Compliance

Gain visibility into your IBM software usage and licensing risks. Overcome the common pitfalls of IBM licensing, particularly PVU Sub-Capacity licensing.
NOTE: The package is only compatible with version 10.0.1. Please install it via Matrix42 Extension Gallery ( if you have a higher version.

Contract type: Subscription
License metric: Installation
Manufacturer Matrix42 AG


IBM software is among the top software suppliers and is used in almost every company. In addition to its large range of products, IBM is known for a very complex licensing model. With its more than 80 different metrics, it is generally known that proper licensing is hardly possible. So, actually gaining insights can really save you money and time. IBM licensing can be categorized by either user-based, capacity-based or under ‚other licensing‘.

If you want to be entitle to make use of capacity-based PVU licensing with Full and Sub-capacity options, IBM requires you to install the IBM License Metric Tool [ILMT]. It helps you maintain an inventory of the PVU based software deployed for your Full Capacity or Subcapacity environment, and measures the PVU licenses required by software Product. While the ILMT concept sounds rather simple, it comes with many hurdles. After all, it can happen that the agent simply does not work or no longer works, and this without your knowledge as the license manager. In case of an audit – a disaster!

Matrix42 IBM Compliance helps you stay on top of things. It consolidates all information about your IBM software and license usage within your Software Asset Management. Dashboards give you transparency

  • about your ILMT deployment
  • on your ILMT health status
  • about where PVU products are installed
  • about subcapacity licensing risks and saving potentials and helps you to identify them.