PUBLISHED DATE: November 20, 2020


HCLSoftware today announced the general availability of HCL Z Asset Optimizer (ZAO) v2.1, a market-leading solution for discovering and monitoring software assets on IBM System Z (mainframe) platform. Whether looking for a solution to manage IBM/ISV software products or in-house applications, ZAO provides the insights needed to manage them effectively.

HCL ZAO v2.1 includes significant enhancements ONLY available from HCLSoftware:

  • Simplify Software License Reconciliation - ZAO simplifies the process of comparing software inventory and their usage information against software license information. New reports help to identify cost optimization opportunities and software audit exposures more quickly, eliminating the tedious manual reconciliation steps. ZAO v2.1 license verification feature is specifically designed for the mainframe users and it is an all-inclusive feature of the product.
  • Unlock Software Asset Information - ZAO captures software asset inventory and usage information along with the license information. The wealth of software asset information can now be accessed using REST APIs of ZAO v2.1. Using the APIs, you can incorporate the software asset information reliably and efficiently into your business processes and applications based on your requirements.
  • Practical Innovation to Simplify Everyday Tasks - ZAO v2.1 is available as a Docker Container image for Linux on Z. ZAO v2.1 no longer requires IBM Db2 on z/OS and DBA to manage the software asset information. You can take advantage of IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines to lower TCO to run the solution.


“HCL ZAO v2.1 is a solution that our IBM System Z users should be excited about,” said Darren Oberst, Corporate Vice President and Head of HCLSoftware. “We’ve simplified a market-leading product while unlocking added value that further meets the needs of our customers.”


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