Mainframe Cost Optimization

A webinar by SMT Data and Origina.

In a time with high inflation and financial uncertainties, customers have seen their cost of mainframe software based on variable monthly license charge (MLC) from most vendors go up by at least 15%. Same goes for newer billing models like Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP). This not only impacts customers operating the mainframe in-house, but also customers with outsourced mainframe operations.

Mainframes continue to be vital for operations for global companies across various industries, offering unparalleled stability, security, and processing power. However, the total cost of support and maintaining mainframes can be very expensive and service today from the mega vendors fall short of customers’ expectations, especially as skills gaps widen within the workforce. As a result, many organizations are turning to third-party software maintenance alternatives for more cost-effective solutions and better service.

The webinar will include presentations from CCO Jan Vilstrup of SMT Data and Hari Candadai SVP Global Marketing and Thought Leadership of Origina.

Practical information

The webinar will be in English and is a free event. At the end of the webinar there will be an interactive Q&A.

As a participant you are required to register in advance. To ensure GDPR compliance we will need your consent to allow for other participants to be able to see your name and email during the session, as we are making use of Microsoft Teams. The webinar will be recorded.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at:


  • Hari Candadai
    SVP Global Marketing and Thought Leadership, Origina
  • Jan Vilstrup
    Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), SMT Data


Date: April 25, 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:00 Europe/Copenhagen
Place: Online - Microsoft Teams


Introduction to the webinar

SMT Data presentation
Jan Vilstrup, Partner and CCO at SMT Data explains the TCO of mainframes and highlights how ITBI™ for Z helps customers save on their MLC software- or Outsourcing bills. Typically, we see a 10%-15% reduction within the first 6 months from implementing IT Business Intelligence for Z.

Origina presentation
Hari Candadai, Origina’s SVP Global Marketing and Thought Leadership, will explore the latest advancements in third-party software maintenance for mainframes, the key challenges customer face within the Z mainframe environment, and how Origina’s third-party support and maintenance offering can free up precious IT budget and resources while extending the life and value of your mainframe investment.


Target group

This webinar is specially targeted:

  • Mainframe management
  • IT finance
  • Analysts in the market