Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP)
IBM claims that the latest and greatest thing in mainframe software pricing is Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP). There are two TFP options – one based on full capacity (‘Enterprise Capacity Solution’), and one based on accumulated MSU consumption for the year (‘Enterprise Consumption Solution’).
The Enterprise Consumption Solution is a fundamentally different pricing model than any of the R4HA-based options we have been living with for the last 20 years. Because it is so different, it is vital that you fully understand the benefits and disadvantages that it entails prior to making any decisions regarding it.
Our TFP Evaluation offering provides a comprehensive list of considerations that should be part of the decision process for any installation that is considering switching to TFP. We also help you determine what your costs for the last year would have been if you had implemented TFP a year ago, and what your costs would be looking out into the coming year if you were to stay as you are, or will be if you switch to the Enterprise Consumption Solution.
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