Ensure Optimal Return on Investment of Your mainframe Assets
HCL Z Asset Optimizer (ZAO) is the only market-leading software asset discovery and management solution for IBM® Z mainframe systems. It can recognize more than 15,000 software products and features in the market, plus its new “License verification” function provides key software entitlement reports that help customers to optimize the software licensing cost and remain compliance during an audit from software vendors.
ZAO creates an accurate inventory of software assets on each mainframe system by a batch job which discovers loadable programs in zOS® data sets and z/OS UNIX Systems Services file systems.
Inventory discovery of vendor software and in-house application assets
Reconciliation of software licenses against inventory & usage of software assets made simple
Comprehensive reporting of software asset usage
Prepare for software audit and upgrade
The real-time usage monitor function of ZAO provides software usage reports that help to determine the Low/No usage of software products and key reports to negotiate licensing cost with software vendors.
The Local Knowledgebase (LKB) facility in ZAO can track and report thousands of in-house z/OS applications written in COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, REXX, Java that executes in Batch workload, CICS, IMS transactions.
The usage of each asset is monitored and reported so that you will have an accurate view of software asset usage. Deploy ZAO asset management solution on z/OS or as container technology on “Linux on z Systems” to take advantage of Linux IFL engines.
ZAO keeps track of accurate usage history of software assets, so you are prepared for a software audit.
ZAO v2.1 enables you to enter license information about your vendor software assets. The license information is compared against their inventory and usage on your mainframe systems to identify opportunities for optimization and audit exposures. The reconciliation of software license information against their inventory and usage is simplified with HCL ZAO v2.1.
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