IBM’s Software Licensing Programs

IBM offers two license acquisition and maintenance programs; Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Passport Advantage, is designed for larger enterprises. Passport Advantage Express is designed to meet the needs of medium-sized businesses.

 

Passport Advantage Express

Passport Advantage

Customer Profile

Small to Medium (SMB)

Any business, organization or individual who purchases software on a transactional basis. (Usually smaller purchases)

Medium to Large (Enterprise)

Any business, government or academic customer with workgroups and departments that would like to obtain IBM, Lotus, Tivoli, WebSphere and DB2 Database software products.

Size of Customer

1 + Seats

50 + Seats

Products Included













Licenses

Perpetual

  • Transactional
  • No points
  • No enrollment form
  • No contract
  • No minimums
  • No signatures required
  • Does not expire
  • Licenses are not version specific
  • Licenses are sold on a per user, per processor, or per install basis.

Perpetual

  • Enrollment form is required for the first order.
  • Contractual
  • No signatures required
  • Minimum 500 points
  • Does not expire.
  • Licenses are not version specific.
  • Licenses are sold on a per user, per processor, or per install basis.

Maintenance

  • Each new license includes
    12 months of maintenance.
    (7/24 tech support & product upgrades).
  • Maintenance renewals can be purchased for all licenses (12 month terms).
  • No anniversary date.
  • Each new license includes 12 months of maintenance.(7/24 tech support & product upgrades).
  • Maintenance renewals can be purchased for all licenses (12 month terms).
  • After the first year of maintenance, all maintenance is pro-rated to expire on the anniversary every year of the original purchase.

Media

  • Media is available for purchase by those with current maintenance.
  • Current software versions can be downloaded off of the IBM Software website.
  • Media is available for purchase by those with current maintenance.
  • Current software versions can be downloaded off of the IBM Software website

License Types

  • New License + Maintenance
  • Maintenance Renewal
  • Maintenance Reactivation/Reinstatement
    • For licenses where
      maintenance has expired
    • For retail box product that needs to be migrated to the Passport Express program
  • New License + Maintenance
  • Maintenance Renewal
  • Maintenance Reactivation/Reinstatement
    • For licenses where maintenance has expired
    • For retail box product that needs to be migrated to the Passport Express program

Pricing

  • Customer’s pricing is based on the size of the transaction
  • All part numbers have a point value
  • If the point value of the transaction exceeds 499 points, the customer should move to the Passport Advantage program, as discounts are deeper than the Express program.
  • Customer’s Pricing Level is based on the size of the initially transaction.
  • All part numbers have a point value
  • The points are added to determine the pricing discount level.
  • There is no point minimum for the Government & Education levels.

Volume & Discount Levels

ExpressPoints
PX0 - 99
AcadN/A
GovN/A
Advantage LevelPoints
D501-999
E1000-2499
F2500-4999
G5000-9999
H10000-24999
I25000-49999
J50000+
AcadN/A
GovN/A
 

Enrollment Sites Allowed

  • Can have as many locations as desired under a single site.
  • There in no differentiation as to which licenses reside where.
  • No combined acquisition power
  • Can have unlimited site under a single contract.
  • Sites have their own billing/shipping address
  • All use same contract number, but individual site numbers.
  • Can leverage combined acquisition power.