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zConsumption Licensing (zCL)

Pay for BMC mainframe solutions based on your organization’s CPU consumption

BMC zConsumption Licensing (zCL) simplifies and streamlines mainframe software licensing by aligning it with actual CPU consumption – empowering your organization with greater transparency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.

Realize the Full Value of Your Move to IBM TFP Licensing

zConsumption Licensing (zCL) helps customers advance their journey to consumption-based licensing by replacing their current licensing for mainframe solutions with a model based on MSU utilization. Customers pay a fee based on their previous year’s actual z/OS consumption, then true up any overage at the end of the year.

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Pay for What You Use

Lower costs
  • Avoid cost increases due to spikes in workload requiring additional hardware deployment or temporary capacity on demand
  • Meet business and regulatory requirements to demonstrate resilience without the costs incurred under traditional full-capacity licensing models
  • Run workloads any time of the day and optimize overall MSU consumption

Gain Simplicity and Transparency in Pricing

Pricing Transparency
  • Establish your annual consumption baseline using your previous 12 months of IBM Sub Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) reports
  • Pay a fee projected to cover the agreed annual baseline consumption
  • True-up any consumption overage annually

Manage Workloads and Batches More Flexibly

Flexible Workloads
  • Run workloads when it best meets your needs, not when it’s best for a R4HA
  • Schedule batch jobs according to business requirements, not software licensing parameters
  • Complete workloads and jobs more aggressively within shorter windows without risking higher costs
  • Avoid the labor and potential errors that can come with constantly shifting workload schedules

Optimize and transform your mainframe. Let BMC show you how.