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Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®

Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise (MLC)

Reduce IBM® MLC software costs

BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise® provides insightful reporting and planning to help you save anywhere from 5% to more than 20% on Monthly License Charges (MLC).

  • Manage MLC contracts and forecast future costs with management dashboards.
  • Identify budget variances in advance to target cost reducing actions.
  • Reduce costs by identifying specific capacity peaks and cost drivers.
  • Test-drive changes and see the cost impacts before committing.

Video: See how to reduce MLC with Cost Analyzer

Cost Analyzer helps IT reduce monthly license costs with insightful reporting and planning.

Related topics:  Mainframe Cost Optimization, Mainframe

Small changes equal big savings

With insightful graphic reports and analysis, Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise helps curb monthly license charges.

Transparent cost reporting

Analyze system and cost data with intuitive, interactive graphics and dashboards.

Predictive analysis

Interactively evaluate the impact of MLC reduction activities for planning and on-going budget management.

MLC budget tracking and forecasting

Report regularly on Actual vs Plan MLC costs, highlight variances, and forecast whether costs will exceed budget.

Workload-aware MLC information

Pinpoint workloads driving MLC costs and align cost reduction strategies with business needs.

MLC dashboards

Track history and efficiency improvements with the MLC Reduction Index and project future MLC costs.

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  • Evaluate capping, workload placement, and workload volume changes.
  • Use a range of MLC pricing metrics.
  • Include planned MLC budget and track actual costs and variances
  • Historical view of MLC costs (month over month, year over year) to use in projecting future costs versus budget
  • Track cost efficiency with MLC Reduction Index
  • Regular, consistent MLC cost reporting
  • Identify workload priority in the systems.

Video: 10 Steps to Reducing MLC

Industry expert David Wilson of SZS Consulting walks through a proven, 10-step process to cut MLC by anywhere from 5% to more than 20%.

Put your analysis and planning into action

Intelligent Capping (iCap) for zEnterprise®

BMC Intelligent Capping (iCap) for zEnterprise dynamically automates and optimizes defined capacity settings to lower MLC.

Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise®

BMC Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise provides data access and communication across LPARs, making it possible for the first time to efficiently redirect workloads among DB2, IMS, and CICS instances to reduce MLC.

"IBM offers mainframe customers great flexibility with the variable MLC model. Thanks to BMC we now have a tool to fully exploit this flexibility. The power and insight of Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise is something customers have wanted for a long time."

— Eduardo J. Ciliendo, Head of Mainframe, Swiss Re
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