IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 adds message management, extendible routing, and combined SWIFT-qualified InterAct and FileAct servicesIBM United States Software Announcement 209-156
June 16, 2009
|At a glance|
New Message Management and Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct features of IBM® WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS® V3.1 provide:
- Message management capabilities for SWIFTNet FIN and MX messages, including message entry and repair, and printing
- Simple integration with business applications by offering extendible message routing
- Consolidated SWIFT-qualified messaging service for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks continues to provide:
- Flexibility through open architecture platform
- SWIFTNet FIN, InterAct, and FileAct support
- Internal FIN message transfer (without SWIFTNet)
- Message authentication
- Message warehousing
- Audit and event logging
- Central administration and operation of the SWIFTAlliance Gateway
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IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 helps financial institutions remain competitive in the ever-changing world of financial message transfers. It provides a SWIFT-qualified single window interface to SWIFTNet FIN, InterAct, and FileAct services, and is able to process high volumes of financial messages reliably. It offers a highly flexible integration platform for financial messaging based on industry-proven IBM middleware products such as DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere MQ, and WebSphere Message Broker. Its robust, reliable, resilient, and security-rich environment is designed to reduce complexity, risk, and operational costs by automating and centralizing message processing, operating, monitoring, and administration tasks.
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks:
- Adds message management capabilities for SWIFTNet FIN as well as MX messages including message entry and repair, and printing
- Can simplify integration with business applications by offering extendible message routing
- Introduces consolidated and SWIFT-qualified messaging services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct
These functions are offered in the new Message Management and Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct features. Together with those provided by the Base feature, including a new callable message validation, and the Support for SWIFTNet FIN and Financial Message Transfer features, these new functions offer a consistent and reliable yet highly flexible solution to access SWIFTNet.
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Supported environment: z/OS V1.9
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|Planned availability date|
June 26, 2009
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IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 consists of the following features:
- Support for SWIFTNet FIN
- Financial Message Transfer
- Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
- Message Management
- Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct
All WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks features take advantage of the basic, common services provided by the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base feature. This feature provides a common integration platform allowing common and consolidated use of:
- Recording of audit data
- Message warehousing
- Event handling and logging
- Reference data, such as BIC address or currency data
- Access control
- Configuration and administration
The Message Validation Service checks the syntax of FIN and SWIFTNet Funds messages, and ensures they abide by the message rules. It is used by the FIN and FMT services and by the entry and repair function, and can also be used by backend applications, invoked by Java calls or by the corresponding WebSphere Message Broker node.
You can configure and operate SAG workstations, and can monitor SAG events, by issuing commands directly to WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks services, regardless of the SAG workstation operating system (AIX®, Sun Solaris, or Windows®).
Most of the services provided by the Base feature have public interfaces and can be used by customer applications and for integration tasks. For example, applications can add information to the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks message warehouse.
Support for SWIFTNet FIN
This feature provides an implementation of the FIN protocol as specified by SWIFT and has been qualified by SWIFT. It is used by major banks throughout the world and offers scalable and reliable access to SWIFTNet, combined with special high-availability capabilities such as automatic switching of logical terminal sessions using several SWIFTAlliance Gateway (SAG) workstations. In addition to SWIFTNet Phase II message authentication capability, it can also validate all categories of FIN messages, including FIN and GPA system messages. Operators can use this feature to operate and monitor any number of logical terminal sessions.
Financial Message Transfer (FIT)
The FMT feature provides the means for logical terminals using WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks to exchange FIN messages outside of the SWIFT Secure IP Network (SIPN), without the sending or receiving applications being aware that the SIPN is not being used. This lets you avoid the costs associated with using the SIPN.
Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
This feature provides services that allow you to send and receive requests and responses as InterAct messages via SIPN. InterAct messages can be sent in either of the following ways:
- Real-time: Each message is sent directly from the sender to the receiver.
- Store-and-Forward (SnF): Each message sent from the sender is stored at the receiver's SWIFTNet SnF queue, from which it is retrieved by the receiver.
The feature contains the following services:
- Direct InterAct service supporting real-time message processing and SnF message processing
- Enhanced InterAct service supporting SnF message processing
The enhanced InterAct service supports the following functions:
- SWIFT protocol handling, that relieves business applications from InterAct protocol handling
- Capability to receive business messages, place them in the payload of an InterAct SnF message, and send them to the SIPN
- Capability to extract business messages from the payload of the received InterAct SnF message and pass them on to the appropriate business application
A simple user interface for message entry and repair
The increasing cost pressure on financial message processing makes it imperative that you can handle high volumes of messages in a straight-through manner. While the goal of having no manual intervention applies to the vast majority of messages, there will always be a certain number of messages that requires manual intervention, such as messages that contain invalid information and must be repaired, or messages for high value payments that must be manually authorized.
The new Message Management feature in WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks addresses not only the FIN messaging standard still used in the majority of high-value payment systems all over the world, but also the emerging MX standards such as SWIFTNet Funds. It runs on a WebSphere Application Server and employs browser-based graphical user interfaces (GUIs). You can use its message entry and repair GUI to manually process FIN and SWIFTNet Funds messages. It provides sample WebSphere Message Broker message flows that you can use to model your business processes. These sample flows contain the new processing steps and can be adapted according to your specific needs. The processing steps include:
- Creation of messages (for all FIN categories and FIN and GPA system messages as well as for all Funds messages)
- Use of message templates for creation
- Editing and display of messages (formatted and unformatted)
- Validation of messages (FIN and Funds)
- Verification of messages (retyping of FIN messages)
- Authorization of messages (optionally four-eyes principle)
This processing can use BIC, currency, and country information provided by SWIFT BICplusIBAN directory to check for valid country or currency information, or to expand the addresses when displaying FIN messages.
Roles assigned to users for each of the configured organizational units (OUs) define the tasks users are allowed. You can use the predefined roles supplied by WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, or create your own roles with the level of granularity required. Each processing step is recorded in a message history, attached to the message, and stored in the message warehouse.
Integrate message processing with backend applications
Besides manual message entry and repair, the Message Management feature includes various functions and services to simplify integration with backend applications.
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks uses new routing capabilities in WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 to model message processing steps, such as routing of messages to anti-money-laundering filters, liquidity management programs, or other backend applications. Routing rules expressed in the public XPath standard can use criteria contained in each message (for example, the name of the organizational unit that issued the message or the value of a FIN subfield such as the amount) to determine the message path through a message flow. The routing rules of these nodes are defined using the graphical user interface of WebSphere Message Brokers Toolkit. Sample message flows that illustrate routing capabilities are provided for FIN inbound and outbound processing as well as for MX messages. These samples can easily be adapted to meet your specific needs.
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks offers a printing service that enables automation of the printing of FIN and SWIFTNet Funds messages in either formatted or unformatted mode. Messages to be printed are placed into logical print queues for printing control. An operator can start, stop, or display the status of these queues, and reprint messages. The printing of messages can be configured either to be automatic or require manual confirmation.
The Sequential Data Facility (SDF) can be used by business applications to exchange FIN messages contained in files with WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. These files can be either z/OS datasets that use the SDI/SDO format of MERVA ESA or files in a UNIX® file system that use the SWIFT RJE format. All FIN messages contained in these files are processed by the FIN service the same as any other FIN message.
Migration path from MERVA ESA to WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks has always provided a seamless connection to IBM MERVA ESA. WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks now offers functions that were available only in MERVA ESA (for example, manual message entry and repair, message printing, callable message validation, message routing, and sequential data processing). These valuable functions are available to customers without MERVA ESA, and can ease migration of MERVA ESA customers to WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks.
These new functions enable you to migrate MERVA ESA applications at your own pace to WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, consolidating all functionality within a single, modern platform based on IBM middleware products and gain the additional functions such as support for MX standards.
Some environments have several MERVA ESA systems connected to a single WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks instance serving as a hub for all SWIFTNet access. You can choose to install the Message Management feature on the hub and phase out use of your MERVA ESA systems. To maintain decentralized control over user access to manual message-processing tasks, you may choose to replace each MERVA ESA system with a single WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks instance with only the Base and Message Management features installed, and use WebSphere MQ to connect this instance to the hub containing all functions of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks.
Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct
Although FIN is still the most common standard message format, XML-based messages are steadily increasing. Examples of such formats are the SWIFT MX standards and XML formats introduced for SEPA retail payments. Messages that employ these formats are processed using the SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct services.
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks has, for years, provided messaging services for InterAct and FileAct. These services were introduced to support the functions introduced over time by SWIFTNet and in response to customer requirements. With WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, these services are consolidated into the Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct (MSIF) feature. The services contained in this feature comply with the SWIFT messaging interface specifications and are qualified by SWIFT, exceeding SWIFT specifications in some cases (for example, processing system messages for delivery notifications and third-party notifications).
Applications that use InterAct or FileAct services, or both, need only one messaging interface, reducing complexity and streamlining configuration, administration, and operation.
The MSIF feature records the state of each message or file transfer request, and processes each request according to its current state. Error situations can be recovered by issuing a single command, automatically determined to initiate the appropriate corrective action.
The message interface is highly flexible. You can configure defaults for almost all values, and override them by specifying values directly in each message. This lets you configure static data and specify only variable data for a specific message.
Functions of the MSIF feature
- Sends and receives messages in both real-time and store-and-forward delivery modes
- Automatically retries to send requests that encounter recoverable errors
- Correlates delivery and third-party notifications to the related transfer and provides them to business applications
- Sends and receives files in both real-time and store-and-forward delivery modes
- Provides files for downloading to a counterparty and receiving files from a counterparty
- Correlates delivery notifications to the related transfer and provides them to business applications
All WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks services interfaces, including MSIF services and business applications, are implemented using WebSphere MQ messages:
- When the MSIF Transfer Service receives, from an application, a business message to be sent within an InterAct message, it creates the InterAct message and inserts the business message as its payload. When the MSIF Transfer Service receives this InterAct message from the SWIFTNet, it extracts the business message from the payload of the InterAct message and forwards the business message to the receiving application.
- When the MSIF Transfer Service has a file transfer, the application can either pass the file directly with the request or indicate the file location. The MSIF Transfer Service exchanges files with a SWIFTAlliance Gateway (SAG) by using either the MQHA feature of the SAG or by using a Network File System, either directly or via a Remote File Handler.
The MSIF feature provides all the commands needed to operate the store-and-forward queues used by InterAct and FileAct services.
Applications currently using the Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct feature of V2.2 can run unchanged. The MSIF feature provides tools that help migrate your configuration data for use with the new feature.
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WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is the IBM messaging solution for financial message processing, providing a highly flexible messaging infrastructure for financial applications, and takes advantage of new technologies while establishing a single window to SWIFTNet.
Most financial institutions have the need to connect various SWIFTNet services seamlessly to backend business applications in order to:
- Exchange high-value financial messages with counterparts or infrastructures such as RTGS and netting systems using the SWIFTNet FIN service
- Interactively exchange messages with infrastructures such as Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS) or the real-time gross settlement system TARGET2 to query status or account information
- Exchange files of financial messages with counterparts or infrastructures (for example, passing files to automatic clearing houses in the SEPA context)
This integration is done many times in individual lines of business (LOB) as a unique silo for that LOB using different products for different SWIFTNet services. One product accessing all these services provides significant benefits. In addition to the consolidated access to SWIFTNet, an application should support easy integration to backend business applications via familiar and proven middleware. This integration, including message paths, needs to be tailored according to the specific demands of each customer.
While the goal is to exchange as many messages as possible with straight-through processing, there are still situations where invalid messages are provided that have to be corrected, or messages have to be created manually. In addition to handling the requested amount of data in a STP environment reliably, a single window to SWIFTNet has to address the need for an easy-to-use graphical interface for message entry and repair.
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks participates in the IBM Payments Framework for Financial Services (PFFS), offering unique possibilities to build SOA implementations and address many requirements of business integration. It can be used as a financial message-based integration layer and a network interface layer to build solutions.
Wholesale payments: This solution is a set of IBM products and services that includes WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. With this solution, you can integrate and manage payment processes across your enterprise and beyond, and streamline related processes, including high-value, bulk, and cross-border payments, as well as cash management and treasury services. By streamlining these processes, you can increase efficiency and reduce your operational costs.
Liquidity management:IBM Liquidity Manager offers centralized management of multicurrency and multichannel liquidity. This liquidity is managed across Real Time Gross Settlement, netting, and correspondent channels, as well as for nostro accounts. Its functions include monitoring, forecasting, matching, and reconciliation, and rules-based scheduling.
Bulk payments: Based on the SWIFTNet FileAct service, this solution enables you to exchange bulked payments with your counterparts. To reduce file processing cost, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks provides configurable file-compression capabilities.
Cash reporting: This solution uses WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks to access and provide comprehensive cash reporting information. It increases operational efficiency and improves the level of services financial institutions can provide to their clients. This solution is also certified by SWIFT.
Investment funds distribution: This solution processes investment funds in compliance with ISO 20022 XML message templates. It includes message processing to support order initiation, order confirmation, order status, and balance reporting. Assisted by the single-window infrastructure of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, this solution helps reduce cost, improve operational efficiency, and enhance straight-through processing.
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|Product identification number|
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5655-FIN 5639-N51
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Program Program number VRM name 5655-FIN V3.1.0 WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks 5639-N51 V1.1.0 WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Subscription and Support
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No publications are shipped with this program.
The following publications are available in PDF format and in the Information Center at
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1, including all features, is described in:
- Concepts and Components
- Planning, Installation, and Customization
- System Administration
- Message Management, Entry and Repair User's Guide
- Application Programming
- Messages and Codes
- Program Directory z/OS
The Migration Guide is available at
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Specified operating environment
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1
z/OS hardware: Any hardware explicitly compatible with and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
Any server capable of running the listed z/OS release and WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS, V6.1.
A Microsoft® Windows workstation is required for WebSphere Business Broker V6.1 Toolkit component. A Microsoft Windows workstation or a z/OS server is required for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 Configuration Manager component. For additonal information, refer to Software Announcement 207-232, dated October 09, 2007.
SWIFTAlliance Gateway 6.1 workstation
Refer to S.W.I.F.T. for hardware requirements. Visit
In addition to the SWIFT requirements, the following hardware and storage items are required for the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-On:
- 113 MB of disk space is recommended.
- 30 to 100 MB of disk space for traces (depending on trace level).
The Support for SWIFTNet FIN feature requires a LAN-based SWIFT HSM box. (USB HSM devices are not supported.)
For the latest updates of software requirements, check the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) Bucket information. PSP information is provided in RETAIN® and on IBM e-Support. Visit
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 base
- z/OS V1.9
(5694-A01) at RSU0809.
For the preceding z/OS version, Security Server is optional.
- DB2® UDB for z/OS, V8.1 (5625-DB2) at RSU0701 including SQLJ feature or DB2 UDB for z/OS, V9.1 (5635-DB2) at RSU0809 including SQLJ feature.
- WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 (5655-L82) at RSU0609 with PK53810 and PK55665 or WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V7.0 (5655-R36) at RSU0809 with PK69317, PK73269, PK73699, PK70759, PK81330, and IZ47686.
- WebSphere Message
Broker for z/OS V6.1
(5655-M74) (limited license included) with FixPack 3 (upgrade is required),
plus WebSphere Message
Broker V6.1 Toolkit and Configuration Manager (limited license included) with
Fixpack 3.(Latest online updates are required.)
Note: For Windows environments, DB2 UDB for Windows V8.2 is required for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 Configuration Manager, since the limited license does not include DB2 V8.2 for WebSphere Message Broker for Windows.
- IBM 31-Bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition V5.0 (5655-N98) SR5a.
- SWIFT Alliance Gateway (for details, refer to the SWIFTAlliance Gateway Workstation section).
- WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 (5655-L82) or V7.0 (5655-R36) client attachment feature installed on the z/OS system is required if the SAG workstation uses WebSphere MQ Client and connects to WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V6.0 or V7.0.
- IBM C/C++ compiler (5694-A01) (optional; to be used if modified sample programs are to be compiled).
- DB2 Utilities Suite V8 (5655-K61) or DB2 Utilities Suite V9 (5655-N97).
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 features:
- WebSphere Business
Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 (5655-FIN) Base and its prerequisites.
Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6.0 (5655-L82) Java Support feature (JMS6008) or MQ for z/OS V7.0 (5655-R36) Java Support feature (JMS7008) is required if Enhanced InterAct service of Support for SWIFTNet InterAct feature is used.
Financial Message Transfer
Requires the Support for SWIFTNet FIN feature.
Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct
Network File System (NFS) server, corresponding to the z/OS system installed, is required if Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct feature is using NFS.
- WebSphere Application
Server for z/OS V6.1
(5655-N01) Fixpack 23 or WebSphere Application Server V6.1 (5724-J08) Fixpack
23 or WebSphere Application
Server Network Deployment V6.1 (5724-H88) Fixpack 23.
Each is available in 32-bit or 64-bit versions.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or Mozilla Firefox 3.
- SWIFT Funds Schema Files (optional; to be used if message definitions in the wizard of WMB Routing are required). They have to be downloaded from SWIFT Web site.
SWIFTAlliance Gateway Workstation
The following features of SWIFTAlliance Gateway V6.1 (provided by S.W.I.F.T. SCRL) are required for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1.0:
- WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.1 (5655-N01) Fixpack 23 or WebSphere Application Server V6.1 (5724-J08) Fixpack 23 or WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1 (5724-H88) Fixpack 23.
- SWIFTNet Link 6.1.100.
- MQ Host Adapter (MQHA).
- WebSphere MQ, refer to SWIFTAlliance Gateway for software requirements.
- NFS Client, if NFS is used to exchange files between WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1.0 and SWIFTAlliance Gateway.
Refer to S.W.I.F.T. for software requirements.
Software prerequisites for documentation
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Direct customer support
For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit
IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1
Base feature consists of:
- Limited License WebSphere Message Broker V6.1
- Three 3480 Tapes containing WebSpher Message Broker for z/OS V6.1
- Program Directory (GI13-0521)
- License information (GC34-6912)
- WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 Runtime Package for Windows (LK4T-2603)
- WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 Toolkit for Windows and Linux® x86 and Supplemental Package (LK4T-2610)
- WebSphere MQ V6.0 CD-ROMs (LCD4-5319)
- WebSphere MQ Everyplace® V2.0.2 CD-ROM (included in LK4T-2610)
- A 3480 tape containing WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base for z/OS V3.1.0
- WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1.0 Program Directory, GI19-0044
- WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1.0 License Information, GH12-6898
- WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks V3.1.0 SWIFT Alliance Gateway Add On CD (LCD7-2594)
- IPLA Booklet (Z125-3301)
License Information (GH12-6898) is included with each WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 feature.
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1.0 Message Management feature includes WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms V3.1.0 CD (LCD7-2595).
Security, auditability, and control
WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks uses the security and auditability features of the operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Program name PID number Charge metric WebSphere Business Integration 5655-FIN Per server for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 - Base WebSphere Business Integration 5655-FIN Per Value Unit for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 - Financial Message Transfer - Support for SWIFTNet InterAct - Support for SWIFTNet FIN - Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct - Message Management
The Value Unit entitlements for this program are based on "messages".
Value Unit Exhibit
Usage VU/Message Minimum Maximum Tier 1 250 1 1 Tier 2 0.0195 2 10,000 Tier 3 0.0053 10,001 100,000 Tier 4 0.0016 100,001 1,000,000 Tier 5 0.0010 1,000,001 n
An example of converting 1.5 million (1,500,000) messages to Value Units is shown below:
Messages Usage by tier VUs/Message Value Units Tier 1 1 250 250 Tier 2 9,999 0.0195 195 Tier 3 90,000 0.0053 477 Tier 4 900,000 0.0016 1,440 Tier 5 500,000 0.0010 500 Total 1,500,000 2,862
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Program name: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1
Program PID: 5655-FIN
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 S015L6R Financial Messsage Transfer Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6M Message Management Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6T Messaging Services for InterAct Basic OTC, per Value Unit and FileAct S015L6P Support for SWIFTNet FIN Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6N Support for SWIFTNet InterAct Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6S Base Basic OTC, per server Orderable Distribution supply ID Language medium S015L6G Financial Messsage Transfer - ENU Hardcopy Publication S015MDX Message Management - ENU CD-ROM S015L6J Messaging Services for InterAct Hardcopy Publication and FileAct - ENU S015L6B Support for SWIFTNet FIN - ENU Hardcopy Publication S015L6D Support for SWIFTNet InterAct - ENU Hardcopy Publication S015L68 Base - ENU 3480 Uncompressed
Note: Additional media type selections (3480 compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592) are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
Subscription and Support PID: 5639-N51
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S013KPX Financial Messsage Transfer Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S015L63 Message Management Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S015L64 Messaging Services for InterAct Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S and FileAct No charge, decline SW S&S S00X7JF Support for SWIFTNet FIN Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S013KPW Support for SWIFTNet InterAct Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S012L43 Base Basic ASC, per Server SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S Orderable Supply ID Language Distribution medium S013KR0 Financial Messsage Transfer - English Hardcopy publication S015L65 Message Management - ENU Hardcopy publication S015L66 Messaging Services for InterAct Hardcopy publication and FileAct - ENU S00XHLZ Support for SWIFTNet FIN - ENU Hardcopy publication S013KR4 Support for SWIFTNet InterAct - English Hardcopy publication S012L46 Base - English Hardcopy publication
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.
IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.
This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:
- IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)
These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.
IBM System z® Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.
License Information form number
License form number: GH12-6898-00
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
Limited warranty applies
IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.
IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.
For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.
Authorization for use on home/portable computer
You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.
Volume orders (IVO)
IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies
Use limitation applies
Server-based pricing applies for the Base feature.
Value Unit-based pricing applies for these features:
- Support for SWIFTNet FIN
- Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
- Financial Message Transfer
- Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct
- Message Management
The Value Unit entitlements for this program are based on messages.
Usage Level 1, Cumulative
- Minimum Messages: 1
- Maximum Messages : 1
- Value Units per Message : 250
Usage Level 2, Cumulative
- Minimum Messages: 2
- Maximum Messages : 10,000
- Value Units per Message : 0.0195
Usage Level 3, Cumulative
- Minimum Messages : 10,001
- Maximum Messages : 100,000
- Value Units per Message : 0.0053
Usage Level 4, Cumulative
- Minimum Messages : 100,001
- Maximum Messages : 1,000,000
- Value Units per Message : 0.0016
Usage Level 5, Cumulative
- Minimum Messages : 1,000,001
- Maximum Messages :
- Value Units per Message : 0.0010
Messages will be calculated for each program feature: Support for SWIFTNet FIN, Support for SWIFTNet InterAct, Financial Message Transfer, Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct, and FileAct and Message Management.
A message is defined as a transaction that is external to the program. Such transactions are typically measured when leaving the program and entering a network (for example, SWIFT Secure IP Network, SIPN, or company internal network) or network access controller (such as the SWIFTAlliance Gateway), and when leaving a network or network access controller and entering the program. Support for SWIFTNet FIN, Support for SWIFTNet InterAct, Financial Message Transfer and Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct (SWIFTNet InterAct part only) transactions may constitute a single message unit even though the transaction includes multiple messages.
For example, a single SWIFTNet FIN message unit may consist of:
- The FIN message
- An associated InterAct message
- The acknowledgment message from SWIFTNet (ACK in case of a positive response) with its associated InterAct message
On the other hand, a business service may consist of multiple transactions that constitute multiple message units. For example, when a SWIFTNet FIN payment order gets confirmed by the receiving bank, this constitutes two transactions and two message units.
Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct (SWIFTNet FileAct)
Since the SWIFTNet FileAct part of the Messaging Services for SWIFTNet InterAct and FileAct feature can be used to send and receive a variety of information including financial messages, the amount of data sent and received via FileAct is measured in kilobytes (KB). Each 10 KB of transferred data corresponds to 1 message. For example, 800 MB of transferred data equates to 81,920 messages (838860800/10240).
This feature may be used in conjunction with any of the other messaging services used, but not every message that is processed will be in need of Message Management services. As such, Message Management is priced as a percentage of all the messages processed for an average month. The pricing is calculated as a minimum charge or 20% of the total number of messages licensed for all other Value Unit-based features, whichever is greater. For example, if you are licensed for 100,000 Messaging Services messages, 1,000,000 FIN messages and no FMT messages, you will have licensed a total of 1,100,000 messages. If you wish to license Message Management, you would be charged the equivalent Value Unit for 220,000 messages or a minimum charge, whichever is greater.
In all cases, the volume of messages that is relevant for pricing purposes is the total number of monthly messages of each service a licensed user sends and receives using the program based on the peak monthly message volume from the preceding 12 months.
Initial pricing will be calculated based on either:
- Your peak monthly messages from the history reports you provide for the preceding 12 months, or
- Based on the your estimation of its anticipated peak monthly message volume
If initial pricing is based on your estimate, your will utilize either the message counting procedure identified by IBM to create a message usage report or another message usage reporting mechanism agreed by IBM for extensions developed external to IBM for each month during the first 6 months. You agree to send these six message usage reports to IBM in the seventh month for assessment of the monthly message volumes. If the peak monthly volume is higher than the estimate used in initial pricing, you will be charged for additional licenses and maintenance.
Subsequent pricing/Annual adjustment
Pricing of the program for the second year and subsequent years will be reassessed based on relevant Value Unit-based usage reports you provide. Appropriate pricing of the program for the following year will be determined based on the peak monthly volume in the preceding 12 months. In addition to the annual maintenance fees for the product originally licensed, additional license and maintenance fees will apply if the peak monthly volume is higher than the volume used in the prior year pricing calculation.
Duty of end users to cooperate
To support the Value Unit-based pricing described above, each end user of the program also agrees:
- To promptly install any enabling code required for Value Unit-based pricing.
- To collect and provide to IBM the relevant message usage report at least once per year, and to retain that data for at least six months after providing it to IBM.
- To measure message usage based on the latest message counting mechanism provided by IBM, and to conduct such measurements in accordance with new terms specified in new versions or releases of the program.
- To send to IBM the message usage report for each license of the program the end-user possesses.
- That usage data which reflect increased usage will be deemed to be orders placed by the end user without further action on the end user's part, and that IBM is authorized to make any resulting billing increase (late submission of usage reports will result in retroactive billing).
- That, for so long as Value Unit-based pricing remains in effect for the program, and for six months thereafter, IBM has the right to review the data used to prepare the usage report for the previous six months. The review will be at your premises, at the mutual convenience of you and IBM, during normal business hours, and in a manner that minimizes disruption to your business. IBM may use an independent auditor for this with your prior approval, which will not be unreasonably withheld. If you prefer the review to occur off your premises, you may send the data to IBM.
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies
While your Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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Information on charges is available at
Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.
Program name: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 Program PID: 5655-FIN Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 S015L6R Financial Messsage Transfer Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6M Message Management Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6T Messaging Services for InterAct Basic OTC, per Value Unit and FileAct S015L6P Support for SWIFTNet FIN Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6N Support for SWIFTNet InterAct Basic OTC, per Value Unit S015L6S Base Basic OTC, per server
Program name: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V3.1 Program PID: 5655-FIN Subscription and Support PID: 5639-N51 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S013KPX Financial Messsage Transfer Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S015L63 Message Management Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S015L64 Messaging Services for InterAct Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S and FileAct No charge, decline SW S&S S00X7JF Support for SWIFTNet FIN Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S013KPW Support for SWIFTNet InterAct Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S S012L43 Base Basic ASC, per VU SW S&S No charge, decline SW S&S
IBM Global Financing
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit
IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
For more financing information, visit
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