End Of Support IBM Software

Is your IBM software withdrawn from technical support?
Are you sick of forced upgrades?
Do you wish to keep your IBM software estate at its current version?

We support all versions of your IBM software estate, even those that are no longer supported by IBM. Contact us today about within 48 hours and we can provide you with a full feasibility assessment detailing the level of support we can offer.


Stay with IBM

If you decide to keep your support with IBM, you will be faced with two options; be forced to upgrade to the newest version or to purchase a support extension.

Both alternatives are both costly and unnecessary as you may have other plans for your software estate and do not want to be tied down into another extended support contract with IBM.

Switch to Origina

If you decide to switch to Origina, we are the leading global independent third-party software support and maintenance providers.

We offer comprehensive IBM software support for IBM products at a fraction of the cost, and with quicker response times and more flexible contracts. By switching to Origina you can save 60% on your annual IBM quotation, while rejecting the forced upgrades and extension offer from IBM.


Know how to start your journey with Origina in 3 easy steps and start saving millions.

  • Is your IBM software nearing end of support?
  • Are you planning on phasing your software out over the next few years?
  • Maybe you’re running an older version of IBM software and your systems are stable?
  • Would you value a more responsive software support service?
  • Or maybe you’re confused about your IBM software rights?
  • If you answer YES for some or most of the questions above, we can help you providing a better solution for your IBM support.

Want to know how much you can save?

Our clients save 60% on average off their annual IBM software support costs
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And within 48 hours we will provide you with a free-of-charge, comprehensive report detailing the level of support and cost savings that is attainable when you switch your support to Origina.

Origina is the world’s leading provider of third party IBM software support and maintenance. We offer our clients an average of 60% off their IBM software support costs while providing them with a fast, high quality software support service.

With a growing community of former IBM technical experts, we offer comprehensive IBM software support for IBM products at a fraction of the cost, and with quicker response times and more flexible contracts, than IBM themselves.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What service does Origina offer?

Origina is the first company to offer truly independent software maintenance for IBM perpetually licensed software products that are sold or renewed under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (IPAA).

Can Origina provide support in my country?

Yes, Origina provides global coverage.

Can Origina help if we have already paid IBM S&S but the product(s) version(s) are End-of-Support (EoS)?

Yes, Origina’s service can still help since we support all versions no matter how old and in this case it can be complementary to IBM S&S.

What is IBM Software Subscription & Support (S&S)?

IBM S&S is the support/maintenance contract that is associated with IBM perpetually licensed software sold by IBM (or IBM Business Partner) through the Passport Advantage programme. IBM clients will have an annual renewal date(s) that S&S renews on. Often mistakenly known as a license renewal, S&S is not obligatory and, under the correct circumstances, the renewal (and all associated annual costs) can be avoided or, with Origina’s help, reduced by 60%.

How does Origina’s service compare to IBM software support and subscription (S&S)?

Origina’s service leverages the existing entitlements that IBM software asset owners have already paid for and compliments this with a lower cost, better quality and more responsive service.

Can we break out a subset of our products to test Origina’s capability prior to moving the full inventory?

Yes of course - you can choose which products are MOST suitable to move to Origina prior to your next IBM renewal. Which products you choose to move to Origina may depend on a number of factors, but most typically: products that you do not wish to upgrade on a continual basis; products that are EOS with IBM; or where there is a plan to migrate to a new solution.

Does Origina have expertise for all of IBM’s products?

Origina’s technical team has wide-ranging subject matter expertise across the majority of IBM’s perpetually licensed software products, we restrict our support to those products transacted under IBM Passport Advantage Programme.

Does Origina sub-contract or use IBM for the delivery of any of their service?

Origina’s service is completely independent of IBM.

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Is it possible to add additional IBM products to the support contract?

Yes, absolutely.

Is upgrade support included in the Origina service?

The standard Origina support service provides remote (phone/email) advice and guidance, and access to experts to ask questions and get pointers. However, for any upgrade project where a client is seeking our support then a separate Statement of Work would be agreed defining the objectives, work practices, timescales, schedule, rollback plan and commercials.

How long does the process take for a customer moving to Origina?

This depends entirely on the number of products targeted to transition however the process always starts with a Feasibility Assessment where we validate if the products can be transitioned, the cost benefits and evaluate any obvious risks. This process can take a number of weeks but once completed, contracts and on-boarding will usually take another 3-4 weeks.

Are there any costs for the Feasibility Assessment?

No, this engagement is Free of Charge. Our team are happy to provide advice on your IBM software environment, and guide you through the simple process of switching to Origina.

Are Origina the only company in the world that does this?

Origina are part of a rapidly expanding Third Party Maintenance market that includes companies such as Rimini Street, Alui, Spinnaker, Support Revolution and others. Many of the top industry analysts (etc.) have been writing about the rapid emergence of a secondary software market, including a viable Third Party Maintenance industry in which we are a leading international player.

How can Origina support so many IBM software products?

Origina’s business model uses a flexible workforce model underpinned by a unique platform containing all publicly available information relating to IBM software, managed through a global support desk.

How is it possible for Origina to save an average of 60% of my current costs?

IBM’s S&S service includes both a service and an entitlement to versions, upgrades etc. Origina’s Feasibility Assessment provides clarity of what entitlements IBM customers need (based on licences, usage and plans) and, once established, this entitlement cost can be eliminated leaving only the service. On average, Origina’s service reduces IBM’s S&S costs by 60%.

If I don’t renew my IBM S&S agreement are IBM more likely to audit me?

Origina’s customers are no more or no less likely to be audited by IBM than any other software user. From Origina’s experience IBM audits will happen to all IBM clients. It’s just a matter of time.

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