CIMS Mainframe

Other Names:

CIMS Capacity Planner
CIMS Legacy


Usage Accounting/SMF


 Not Supported



Previous Vendors:

BMS Computer Systems -> Platinum Technology -> CIMS Labs


z/OS  z/VSE  

Short Description:

Chargeback Software


z/OS and z/VSE version of the multi-platform CIMS product (now Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise). Software for providing information for chargeback, capacity planning and invoicing. Provides data on usage of CPU, batch, CICS and IMS transactions. 

Originally developed as CIMS by BMS Computer Systems. Acquired by Platinum Technology from its acquisition of BMS in 1996. Sold again to CIMS Labs by Platinum Technology in 1999 before itself being acquired by CA Technologies

Acquired by IBM when it acquired CIMS Labs in 2006.

VSE option discontinued by IBM when it acquired the CIMS software from CIMS Labs. z/OS option renamed to Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS.

IBM Product IDs:

  • CIMS Mainframe Product ID: 5724-Q12
  • CIMS Legacy Product ID: 5724-Q66

Entry last updated: 24-Mar-2014