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Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®

Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise

Reduce IBM® mainframe software license costs

BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise® provides insightful reporting, MLC and Container Pricing budget forecasting, and MLC impact modeling to help you save up to 20% or more on Monthly License Charges.

  • Manage MLC contracts and forecast future costs with management dashboards.
  • Identify budget variances in advance to target cost-reducing actions.
  • Reduce costs by identifying Container Pricing workloads, specific capacity peaks and cost drivers.
  • Test-drive changes and see the cost impacts before committing to new pricing models or applications
  • Integrate seamlessly with Compuware Strobe for deep application performance tuning.

Video: Understand and manage complex MLC bills (3:20)

See how MLC costs are calculated and how BMC solutions help you manage them.

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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 total cost data with intuitive, interactive graphics and dashboards.

Predictive analysis

Interactively evaluate the impact of MLC reduction activities for planning and ongoing budget management.

MLC budget tracking and forecasting

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

Container Pricing Support

Model if Application Development Container Pricing will reduce MLC cost and provide a positive ROI.

Workload-aware MLC and Container Pricing information

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

Deep application performance tuning

Integrate with Compuware Strobe for cost-aware workload analytics to prevent wasteful resource consumption.

MLC and Container Pricing dashboards

Track history, efficiency improvements, and Container Pricing conversions with the MLC Reduction Index and project future MLC costs.

Take a closer look

  • Evaluate capping, workload placement, Container Pricing, and workload volume changes
  • Use a range of MLC and Container Pricing metrics
  • Include planned MLC budget and track actual costs and variances
  • View historical MLC costs (month over month, year over year) to use in projecting future costs versus budget
  • Track cost efficiency with MLC Reduction Index
  • See consistent MLC and Container Pricing cost reporting
  • Identify workload priority in the systems
  • Measure impact of changes to batch workloads

"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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Even smarter savings

Looking to super-charge your MLC cost savings? Ask about BMC MainView for Cost Optimization, an integrated solution that offers the combined power of Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise and Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise.