BMC Software Reduces IBM®* Mainframe Software Operating Costs by More than 20 Percent

  BMC Software Reduces IBM®* Mainframe Software Operating Costs by More than
  20 Percent

       Powerful BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise Saves CIOs Big Money

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- September 5, 2013

BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) today introduced a powerful new product designed to
save CIOs millions of dollars by slashing their IBM^® mainframe software
expenses by more than 20 percent.

BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise delivers easy-to-use predictive analytics
designed to help IT departments plan, report and reduce their mainframe
licensing charge (MLC) by identifying system peaks and recommending preemptive
cost-reduction strategies. After deploying the BMC Cost Analyzer, a typical
customer consuming 5,000 MIPS (million instructions per second) -- at an
annual cost of $3.6 million -- could save $720,000 or more with the new BMC

The proof is there, according to Swiss Re Group, a leading wholesale provider
of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. As
a first adopter, Swiss Re has been active in the BMC Cost Analyzer beta and
development program. The company also is a member of the BMC Mainframe
Advisory council.

                              Key Points to Know

  *IT pays Big Blue ‘Big Bucks’. IBM^® mainframe MLC costs are increasing
    more than seven percent annually. A drill-down reveals that the cost of
    core IBM^® software is 35 percent or more – the largest single line item
    in today’s mainframe budget. BMC Cost Analyzer can slash that by 20
    percent or more.
  *The razor’s edge is sharp. Management walks a fine line between making
    manual cost adjustments and preserving digital services, all with very
    limited transparency into the merit or success of MLC cost management
  *BMC mainframe innovation blitz. The company has released six major new
    mainframe products in the past 12 months including BMC Application
    Accelerator for IMS, BMC Workbench for DB2^®, and BMC Control-M Workload
    Automation JCL Verify. BMC continues to empower IT to align cost reduction
    strategies with digital services, providing CIOs with better insight and
    leverage in cost negotiations. With BMC, customers can reduce monthly
    mainframe costs and delay upgrades by replacing existing competitive tools
    with innovative, resource-efficient mainframe management solutions from

                           Supporting Perspectives

Eduardo J. Ciliendo, Head of Mainframe – Swiss Re:

“We are excited to be using such an innovative product. 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 BMC
Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise is something customers have wanted for a long
time. We believe the new BMC mainframe cost analyzer technology will play an
important role in making the mainframe more visible to LOB executives that own
Swiss Re's critical business processes and in reducing their mainframe costs.

Jay Lipovich, Director of Solutions Marketing, BMC Software:

“With the launch of BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise, BMC Software again
shows why it is the leader in low-cost mainframe management solutions. BMC
Cost Analyzer lets IT management take aim at reducing the big cost item in the
budget – monthly MLC costs. The solution gives them the clarity to see what
can be done, the accuracy to know just what will happen, and the confidence to
act in reducing mainframe costs.”

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Supporting resources:

  *Swiss Re
  *Forrester: Mark Bartrick Blog
  *BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise
  *BMC Mainframe
  *BMC Software

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United States, other countries, or both.

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