Price Changes in Monthly License Charges (MLC) on IBM System z MLC Software Programs and IBM Print Software Programs

Announcement Letter Number ZA14-1142
Europe Middle East and Africa

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Announcement Letter No. ZA14-1142 dated September 12, 2014

Effective date: January 1, 2015

Announcement Letter No. ZA14-1142 dated September 12, 2014

Price Changes in Monthly License Charges (MLC) on IBM System z MLC Software Programs and IBM Print Software Programs

Overview

Today, IBM® announces increases in monthly license charges (MLC) on select middleware software programs and their features. For the affected programs listed below, the price changes will only apply to the following monthly license charge (MLC) software pricing metrics: VWLC, AWLC, EWLC, AEWLC and PSLC.  The price increase for a given program will be approximately 4% depending on the features selected.

Effective January 1, 2015 monthly charges will increase for the following software programs:

Program Number Program Name
5645005 System Automation for OS/390
5645006 SA z/OS - SA OS/390 V2
5655018 CICS/ESA VERSION 4
5655043 Tivoli NetView
5655147 CICS TS for OS/390
5655158 IMS/ESA Version 6
5695137 MQSeries for MVS/ESA
5695176 IMS/ESA V5
5706254 Query Management Facility V3
5697E93 CICS TS for z/OS V2
5605DB2 DB2 V10 for z/OS
5615DB2 DB2 V11 for z/OS
5625DB2 DB2 UDB for z/OS
5635A01 IMS V10
5635A02 IMS V11
5635A03 IMS V12
5635A04 IMS V13
5635DB2 DB2 V9.1 for z/OS
5645DB2 DB2 UDB for OS/390
5648A25 COBOL for OS/390 & VM
5655A95 MQSERIES FOR OS/390 V.2
5655B01 IMS V7
5655B22 VisualAge PL/I OS/390 V2
5655B86 Lotus Domino for S/390 V5
5655C56 IMS V8
5655DB2 IBM DB2 for OS/390 Version 5
5655F10 WebSphere MQ for z/OS
5655G52 z/OS.e
5655G53 Enterprise COBOL
5655H31 Enterprise PL/I
5655H32 Debug Tool for z/OS & OS/390
5655J38 IMS V9
5655K36 Lotus Domino for z/OS V6
5655L24 Debug Tool V4
5655L82 WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6
5655M15 CICS TS for z/OS V3
5655M18 Debug Tool V5
5655N14 Lotus Domino for z/OS V7
5655P14 Debug Tool V6
5655P97 Encryption Facility for z/OS
5655R36 WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7
5655R44 Debug Tool V7
5655S17 Debug Tool V8
5655S71 Enterprise COBOL V4
5655S73 Lotus Domino for z/OS
5655S97 CICS TS for z/OS V4
5655W32 Enterprise COBOL V5
5655W67 Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
5655W97 WebSphere MQ for z/OS V8
5655Y04 CICS TS for z/OS V5
5675DB2 DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
5695DB2 DB2 FOR MVS/ESA V4
5697B82 Tivoli NetView for OS/390
5697ENV IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS
5697MQZ IBM Web MQ Ext Sec Ed z/OS
5697NQZ WS MQ Ext Sec Edn z/OS V6
5697NV6 IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS
5697OPC Tivoli - OPC V2
5697WSZ IBM TWS for z/OS
5748F15 z/TPF DF V1
5799GKY MQSeries for OS/390 - PRPQ


In addition, IBM announces an increase in the monthly license charges (MLC) for z/OS Version 1 (Program number 5694A01) and its features which will apply to all software billing metrics available for z/OS. This increase will align the price of z/OS Version 1 with the price of z/OS Version 2 and will represent an approximate 5% increase on z/OS Version 1 depending on the features selected. Price change will be effective on January 1, 2015.

Select IBM Print software programs will also receive an approximate 4% price increase on all software billing metrics.
Effective January 1, 2015 monthly charges will increase for the following IBM Print software programs:

Program Number Program Name
5655M32 PSF V4 for z/OS
5655N60 IP Transforms to AFP
5655TF1 Print Transform AFPxPDF
5655TF2 Print Transform AFPxPCL
5655TF3 Print Transform AFPxPS
5665307 Print Management Facility
5688190 PPFA/370
5688191 OGL/370
5748XX9 DCF Viewer Feature
5785BAZ JES/328X Print Facility V3


The timing of this announcement allows most clients to understand these changes before budgeting for the following year. Please note that in this instance IBM is giving more than the contractually required ninety days notice of an increase in charges.

IBM intends to continue to provide extended support for each specific generally available version of DB2® for z/OS®, IMS™, WebSphere® MQ for z/OS, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® and CICS Transaction Server for z/OS software products for at least three years past the date on which the given version is withdrawn from service.  In addition, in accordance with the statement of direction made in announcement letter ZA 13-1128 in October 2013, IBM has since generally announced the following new versions of MLC programs with prices set equal to the price of the prior versions:

                        DB2® for z/OS® V11
                        IMS™ V13
                        WebSphere® MQ for z/OS V8

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

For licensed programs or additional licenses eligible for discounting under an existing IBM volume commitment or special bid, the respective price protection provisions apply.

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions of existing contracts will determine the applicability and specific effect of the price change.

Announcement Countries

All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries except Switzerland

The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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