Software Announcement 200-007
February 1, 2000

IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite and Catalog Architect Version 4.1: The Complete E-commerce Solution for Your Web Site

 ENUS200-007.PDF (62KB)


At a Glance

Tap your business into the vast Internet market by implementing a complete e-commerce solution with WebSphere Commerce Suite, V4.1, which helps you:

  • Reduce the cost of sales transactions
  • Extend your reach with business-to-business capability
  • Attract and retain customers with easy-to-use advanced catalog tools
  • Create a compelling shopping experience through customizable storefronts
  • Personalize for powerful one-on-one marketing
  • Speed up set-up time
  • Provide data interchange by integrating with existing back-end systems
  • Track shoppers' past purchasing activities
  • Improve payment processing

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

WebSphere™ Commerce Suite, V4.1, an upgrade from Net.Commerce, makes your products and services available to more than 100 million online shoppers. The product helps you:

  • Create an online store
  • Conduct business-to-business or business-to-consumer transactions
  • Ensure leading-edge secure online purchasing
  • Customize the look, feel and flow of your site

Choose from the following two offerings:

Start Edition

  • Low entry price
  • Payment Manager with SET Secure Electronic Transaction support
  • DB2 Universal Database®
  • HTTP Server
  • WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition
  • Support for Windows NT™ only

Pro Edition

All the Start Edition features, plus:

  • Advanced relationship marketing including rules based personalization
  • Product Advisor for creating intelligent catalogs
  • Auctions (Open Cry, Sealed Bid, Dutch Bid)
  • Tools for back-end integration to SAP, EDI, MQSeries®, CICS®, and IMS™
  • Support for Windows NT, AIX®, and the Solaris Operating Environment
  • Support for Oracle8 database, Netscape Enterprise Server, and Domino™ Web Server
  • Planned support for AS/400® and S/390® platforms

WebSphere Commerce Studio

This product is the new design and development environment for the WebSphere Commerce Suite and is available in two developer kits. Each kit provides an easy-to-use toolset to help Web site authors and developers create an e-commerce Web site. Each of the following includes the features of the WebSphere Studio with additional commerce tools to support the WebSphere Commerce Suite.

Developer Edition: Developer's kit for WebSphere Commerce Suite, Start Edition

Professional Developer Edition: Developer's kit for WebSphere Commerce Suite, Pro Edition includes:

  • WebSphere Catalog Architect, V4.1
  • Tools and support for rules based personalization
  • Tools for setting up Auctions
  • Product Advisor Tools

WebSphere Catalog Architect

  • Create or import, and update product information
  • Reduce the time for traditional catalog information management
  • Selectively publish information into production
  • Automated validation of catalog information
  • Familiar spreadsheet and drag and drop interfaces

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Technical Information section for details.

Planned Availability Dates

  • February 1, 2000: WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Edition for Windows NT, V4.1 and WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer Edition for Windows NT, V4.1
  • February 29, 2000: WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Edition for Windows NT, AIX, and the Solaris Operating Environment, V4.1, WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional Developer Edition for Windows NT, V4.1, and WebSphere Catalog Architect for Windows NT, V4.1

Description

WebSphere Commerce Suite, V4.1 provides a wide range of easy-to-use features and functions for conducting business in a secure and scalable manner on the Internet. It supports business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and e-marketplace environments with a complete e-commerce solution, from catalog and storefront creation to payment processing and integration to back-end systems.

Commerce sites built with WebSphere Commerce Suite can easily integrate with internal and external systems and grow with the changing need of an e-business.

The WebSphere Commerce Suite consists of the following:

  • Server — manages the interface to the buyers, who can browse, save, query, and order items in the interactive catalog.
  • Commerce Studio — provides a powerful authoring and administration environment, allowing store personnel to design the buying process and create an interactive product catalog.

WebSphere Commerce Suite, V4.1 replaces Net.Commerce, V3.2. The suite provides leading-edge enhancements while retaining all the capabilities of Net.Commerce.

WebSphere Commerce Suite offers a wide range of new features and functions, including:

  • Industry-leading e-commerce platform to assist customers in achieving advanced functionality
  • New Commerce Studio supporting developers, designers, and marketing professionals in creating, operating, and updating a dynamic e-commerce Web site
  • Improved relationship marketing capabilities to drive site traffic and sales including a new rules based personalization capability
  • Enhanced business integration with support for XML messages

Industry-Leading E-commerce Platform

There are several enhancements that make WebSphere Commerce Suite the industry's leading e-commerce product.

  • WebSphere Commerce Suite is built on the industry-leading application server WebSphere Advanced Server, V3.
  • Java™ Server Page (JSP) enablement provides support for all catalog and product display. This enhancement takes a significant step in the evolution to a full Java environment.
  • Integration with IBM Payment Manager, V2.1 provides more payment options with cassettes for SET and CyberCash.
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for shopper registry allows sharing of user registry information amongst various subscribers. LDAP servers supported are Netscape Directory Server, Domino, and SecureWay™ Directory.
  • IBM HTTP Server is included.
  • Order notification lets merchants notify customers via e-mail to confirm an order.
  • Domino Integration with WebSphere Commerce Suite provides single sign-on, allowing all shoppers to be managed by Domino with a simplified and familiar management process. X.509 certificate support allows automatic recognition and authentication of customers whose browsers are enabled with these certificates.

New Commerce Studio Tool Set

  • WebSphere Commerce Studio is built on top of WebSphere Studio V3 providing an easy-to-use toolset that can reduce time and effort when creating, managing, and debugging Web applications.
  • WebSphere Commerce Studio provides significant improvements in usability and functionality of site creation and management. It includes a Page Designer, hiding the complexity of Web-page creation plus a Workbench to assist in managing the content and versioning of site pages. A Store Creator Wizard and a Store Profile Editor allows you to easily create and modify store information.

Improved Relationship Management

With this capability, the merchant can provide a unique and satisfying shopping experience to customers by personalizing each customer's visit to their Web site. This can lead to improved site traffic and sales. New functionality includes:

  • A Business Rules Engine enabling administrators or business analysts to specify a set of rules resulting in a personalized experience for the customer. The system can recommend products based on shopper information such as demographics. It can also cross-sell or up-sell products based on items that the shopper intends to purchase.
  • Associations, packages and bundles can be incorporated into the merchant's system. Associations are the relating of one product with complimentary products such as a belt that goes with a pair of pants. Packages are the creation of an orderable unit which cannot be broken up but may be sold separately for more money, such as a computer system. A bundle is several items that can be sold separately but may be grouped (such as a complete ski outfit) to hopefully entice the customer to buy related items.
  • Auctions are being provided as an additional selling model for businesses. Support for three common types of auctions are provided:
    • Open cry (price is bid up)
    • Dutch bid (price starts high and is bid down)
    • Sealed bid (bid is confidential and viewable only by the seller)
  • Product Advisor feature enables e-businesses to provide its customers with several methods to help them quickly find the right products based on features, or a friendly question and answer process using parametric searching. The Product Advisor feature has been enhanced to support WebSphere Studio and JSP support.

WebSphere Catalog Architect Content Management

Key enhancements have been made to Catalog Architect (CA) that add additional capability to make it more powerful in creating and managing catalogs.

  • Client-Server Database Support enables centralized data with improved data sharing and access. CA can now have the client and server running separate machines as well as supporting local databases.
  • Enhanced Extensible Markup Language (XML) to support adding, modifying, and deleting catalog objects or create/update information in batch mode. CA now supports a superset of the common Commerce Suite XML DTD.
  • Merchandising Support includes aggregation of items in kits, bundles, sets and packages, and product or item associations with cross-sells, up-sells or substitutions.
  • Field Values SQL Access simplifies data entry and increases validity of data. Enables user to create a drop-down list of pick values for populating CA.
  • Ability to Disable/Enable Show/Hide Fields that are not to be managed by CA. This enables certain fields that are sourced from inventory, availability or other backend ERP systems to be "turned off" so that they will not be populated or validated by CA. This avoids any conflict between CA and these disabled or hidden fields.
  • Improved migration for existing Commerce Suite stores. Migration will retain existing reference numbers in Commerce Suite and avoid disabling any macros or orders referencing these numbers.
  • Support for WebSphere Studio's Store Creator for creating a store and the products contained within it.
  • National Language Support has been provided for CA in nine major non-English languages.

Business Integration

Several enhancements have been made to the business-to-business and business-management capabilities.

  • Batch User Registration allows a single person to register up to tens of thousands of users in a single update rather than having to register them individually and also provides centralized control for access privileges and authorization levels.
  • Core Business-to-Business Messages are provided in XML format so that the exchange of data using emerging industry standards can facilitate universal exchange of business information.
  • Order Processing has been improved to enhance the customer experience. This includes a quick order capability that bypasses many current steps, orders based on previous orders, and processes regularly scheduled orders automatically.

Start, Pro, Developer Edition, Professional Developer Edition, and Catalog Architect

The enhancements described above are available in the Start Edition; however, Product Advisor, Auctions, and Personalization are only available in the Pro Edition.

Also both Developer Editions include WebSphere Studio; however, only the Professional Developer Edition includes CA and tools to create a personalized Web experience for your customers. Start customers may order CA separately.

The Developer Edition, Professional Developer Edition, and CA are available only on a Windows NT platform. These products can be used to develop your site for a Windows NT, AIX, or Solaris Operating Environment platform.

WebSphere Payment Manager

WebSphere Payment Manager with SET Secure Electronic Transaction, when available, is included with WebSphere Commerce Suite. If it is not included with your copy of the code, determine how you can obtain your no-charge copy from the WebSphere Commerce Suite site by visiting:

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

The service end date for this Year-2000-ready product is December 31, 2001.

Euro Currency

This program is EuroReady.

For more information on the implications of the euro, visit the IBM euro Web site at:

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement 297-454 , dated October 28, 1997, Software Announcement 299-233 , dated August 24, 1999, and Software Announcement 299-053 , dated March 2, 1999.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, IMS, and SecureWay are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2 Universal Database, CICS, MQSeries, AIX, AS/400, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

  • Education and Training
    • WebSphere™ Commerce Suite, Version 4.1 Implementation

      A WebSphere Commerce Implementation course is planned. This course provides the customer or Business Partner with the necessary skills to implement a fully functional WebSphere Commerce Suite system.

      After completing this course, attendees should be able to:

      • Describe the functions and components of WebSphere Commerce Suite
      • Install and configure the system
      • Use the WebSphere Commerce Suite administration tools to create a single storefront or multiple stores and administrators

      The course is intended for system integrators and administrators who want to install, configure, and manage a WebSphere Commerce Suite system.

  • WebSphere Catalog Architect (CA), V4.1

    A WebSphere CA self-study course is available through IBM Education. It describes the various components of the CA product and how to use it to create a catalog with product information and how to migrate existing WebSphere Commerce Suite data into the CA database. It also covers the installation of the product.

    The course number is SV31-6622-00.

  • e-business Innovation Centers

    e-business Innovation Centers are available for proof-of-concept and technical WebSphere Commerce Suite, V4.1 demonstrations. Contact your IBM representative for more information.

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Offering Information

Product Information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

  • WebSphere Commerce Suite, Version 4.1 Fundamentals (GC09-2994). This guide can also be ordered from IBM.
  • WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Edition for Windows NT™, Version 4.1 Installation Guide.
  • WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Edition for Windows NT, Version 4.1 Installation Guide.
  • WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Edition for AIX®, Version 4.1 Installation Guide.
  • WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Edition for the Solaris Operating Environment Software, Version 4.1 Installation Guide.
  • WebSphere Catalog Architect for Windows NT, Version 4.1 Installing and Getting Started Guide.

IBM E-commerce Solutions (G310-0712) (six pages), which describes IBM expertise in e-commerce, can be ordered from IBM.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The WebSphere Commerce Suite and Catalog Architect publications, as appropriate, are part of the product in PDF format on the CD-ROM.

An extensive online information system is also integrated into the product. Merchants can find conceptual, how-to, and reference information to help create virtual stores, and perform advanced customization. The information can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Visiting a URL on your own system, after you have installed the product
  • Viewing or printing PDF copies of the information
  • Clicking on Help in the WebSphere Commerce Suite Administrator

Open Enterprise: WebSphere Commerce Suite uses the following Internet open standards:

  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML)
  • HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
  • SET Secure Electronic Transaction
  • Java™

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Recommended Minimum WebSphere Commerce Studio Development Requirements: The recommended minimum processor for the Windows NT version is a Pentium™ (166 MHz, or higher) IBM PC server or compatible with 256 MB of RAM, 520 MB of free disk space for program files, and a CD-ROM drive.

The recommended minimum processor for the AIX version is an RS/6000® (Model C20, 167 MHz, or higher) system capable of running AIX, with 256 MB of RAM, 900 MB of free disk space for program files, and a CD-ROM drive.

The recommended minimum processor for the Solaris Operating Environment is a Sun SPARC or UltraSPARCstation capable of running the Solaris Operating Environment, with 256 MB of RAM, 320 MB of swap space, 400 MB of free disk space for program files, and a CD-ROM drive.

Recommended Minimum WebSphere Commerce Suite Production Requirements: Production requirements will vary widely depending on many factors associated with the creation and use of your Web site. Contact your IBM representative to help determine your specific requirements.

Recommended Minimum WebSphere Catalog Architect Requirements: The recommended minimum processor is a Pentium (400 MHz, or higher) IBM PC server or compatible with 128 MB of RAM, 400 MB of free disk space for program files, and a CD-ROM drive.

Software Requirements: For WebSphere Commerce Suite you require Microsoft™ Windows NT Server V4.0 with Service Pack 4, or AIX V4.3.2 or 4.3.3, or Solaris Operating Environment, V2.6 or 2.7. In addition, the WebSphere Commerce Suite Administrator requires the use of a standard Internet browser that supports Java 1.1, JavaScript, cookies, and frames such as Netscape Communicator V4.

For Oracle ODBC support, Oracle 8.0.5 or 8.1.5 and ODBC drivers are required. For Netscape Enterprise Server, NES V3.6.3 is required.

For WebSphere Catalog Architect you require Microsoft Windows NT Server with Service Pack 5. WebSphere Commerce Suite Start or Pro for Windows NT, AIX, or the Solaris Operating Environment, V4.1 using DB2®, V6.1 (included) or Oracle is required as a prerequisite.

Programming skills are necessary for customization work.

Performance Considerations: Response time in an Internet environment depends on a variety of network and telecommunication factors, such as line speeds, local network constraints, and available processing capacity on the Web server and application server.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: You should consider the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the WebSphere Commerce Suite system. It is recommended strongly that IBM Global Services or Business Partners be used to assist in these activities, unless adequate in-house skills are available.

In order to implement a complete WebSphere Commerce Suite system, you or a Business Partner should have the following skills:

  • Basic systems and network administration skills for either Windows NT, AIX, or the Solaris Operating Environment
  • An understanding of TCP/IP protocols including HTTP and SSL
  • Experience with a World Wide Web browser such as Netscape Navigator 4
  • Experience in administering a World Wide Web server such as the HTTP Server
  • Experience in creating Web content using HTML and Java
  • Understanding of relational database concepts
  • Ability to perform basic SQL queries
  • Programming skills for advanced customization

Installability: An upgrade to WebSphere Commerce Suite Start or Pro for Windows NT, V4.1, or WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro for AIX or the Solaris Operating Environment, V4.1 is available from Net.Commerce, Version 3 for the same operating system.

An upgrade to WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro for Windows NT, V4.1 from WebSphere Commerce Suite Start for Windows NT, V4.1 is also available, as is an upgrade to WebSphere Catalog Architect for Windows™ NT, V4.1 from Catalog Architect, V3.

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

In the U.S., the WebSphere Commerce Suite and Studio, and Catalog Architect for Windows NT, V4.1 Support Line is 800-237-5511 and the WebSphere Commerce Suite for AIX and the Solaris Operating Environment, V4.1 Support Line is 800-CALL-AIX (225-5249).

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Packaging: WebSphere Commerce Suite, Studio, and CA ship on CD-ROM media only.

The following are included, as appropriate:

  • WebSphere Commerce Suite Fundamentals Guide
  • WebSphere Commerce Suite Install Guide
  • WebSphere Commerce Suite, V4.1 CD
  • WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition V3.0 CD
  • DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Edition 6.1 CD
  • DB2 UDB Extenders 6.1 CD
  • DB2 Net.Data® 6.1 CD
  • WebSphere Payment Manager, V2.1 CD
  • SET Cassette CD
  • SecureWay™ Directory, V3.1 CD
  • WebSphere Commerce Studio, Site Creation Tools, V4.1 CD
  • PerfectPhoto CD
  • WebSphere Catalog Architect, V4.1 CD
  • WebSphere Commerce Suite Independent Software Vendors' card
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • Read Me First booklet

Security, Auditability, and Control

WebSphere Commerce Suite uses the security and auditability features of the Windows NT, AIX, and Solaris Operating Environment operating systems. The SSL protocol, an Internet open standard, is used to encrypt communications between the Web browser and the Web server. The Payment Manager of WebSphere Commerce Suite supports the SET Secure Electronic Transaction protocol.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

The price of WebSphere Commerce Suite is based on the number of processors in the system or node executing all or any part of the WebSphere Commerce Suite application and on the number of merchants.

                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS), V4.1
 
Start for Windows NT                              11K7731
Start Upgrade from Net.Commerce Start             11K7733
  for Windows NT, V3
Pro for Windows NT                                41L2892
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce Start for           41L2897
  Windows NT, V3
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce Pro for             41L2898
  Windows NT, V3
Pro Upgrade from WCS Start for                    41L2899
  Windows NT, V4.1
Pro for AIX                                       41L2893
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce                     41L2900
  Start for AIX, V3
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce                     41L2901
  Pro for AIX, V3
Pro for Solaris Operating Environment             41L2894
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce                     41L2902
  Start for Sun Solaris, V3
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce                     41L2903
  Pro for Sun Solaris, V3
 
WebSphere Commerce Studio, V4.1
 
Developer Edition for Windows NT                  0781014
Professional Developer Edition for                0780999
  Windows NT
Professional Developer Edition Upgrade            0781004
  from Developer Edition for Windows NT
 
WebSphere Catalog Architect, V4.1
 
WebSphere Catalog Architect for                   11K7725
  Windows NT, V4.1
WebSphere Catalog Architect Upgrade from          11K7729
  Catalog Architect for Windows NT, V3
 
                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS) Additional
Processors and Merchants, V4.1
 
Start -- One Additional Processor                 11K7737
Start -- One Additional Processor Upgrade         11K7738
  from Net.Commerce Start, V2 or V3
Pro -- One Additional Processor                   41L2913
Pro -- One Additional Processor Upgrade           41L2914
  from Net.Commerce Pro, V2 or V3
Pro -- One Additional Processor Upgrade           41L2915
  from WCS Start, V4.1
Start -- One Additional Merchant                  11K7739
Start -- One Additional Merchant Upgrade          11K7740
  from Net.Commerce Start, V2 or V3
Pro -- One Additional Merchant                    41L2916
Pro -- One Additional Merchant Upgrade            41L2917
  from Net.Commerce Pro, V2 or V3
Pro -- One Additional Merchant Upgrade            41L2918
  from WCS Start, V4.1
WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer               41L2699
  Edition, V4.1 -- One Additional User
WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional            41L2700
  Developer Edition, V4.1 -- One
  Additional User
WebSphere Catalog Architect, V4.1 --              41L2701
  One Additional License
 
Passport Advantage
 
WebSphere Commerce Suite Start for                BA7SENA
  Windows NT, V4.1 Media Package
WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro for                  BA7SXNA
  Windows NT, AIX, and the Solaris
  Operating Environment, V4.1
  Media Package
WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer               BA7WHIE
  Edition for Windows NT, V4.1
  Media Package
WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional            BA7SWIE
  Developer Edition for Windows NT,
  V4.1 Media Package
WebSphere Catalog Architect for                   BA6CWNA
  Windows NT, V4.1 Media Package
WebSphere Commerce Suite Start for                BA7SYNA
  Windows NT, V4.1 Documentation Package
WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro for                  BA7SZNA
  Windows NT, V4.1 Documentation Package
WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro for AIX,             BA7T0NA
  V4.1 Documentation Package
WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro for the              BA7T1NA
  Solaris Operating Environment, V4.1
  Documentation   Package
WebSphere Commerce Studio, Developer              BA7WJNA
  Edition for Windows NT Documentation
  Package
WebSphere Commerce Studio, Professional           BA7TRNA
  Developer Edition for Windows NT
  Documentation Package
WebSphere Catalog Architect for                   BA6CZNA
  Windows NT, V4.1 Documentation Package
 
WebSphere Commerce Suite
 
VPO Installation WebSphere Commerce               D47I4ML
  Suite Start Single Processor
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D47I6ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor 1 Year
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D47I7ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor 2 Years
                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
VPO Software Subscription Renewal                 E17INML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47IDML
  Commerce Suite Start Single Processor
  1 Year
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47IEML
  Commerce Suite Start Single Processor
  2 Year
 
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47IFML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47IGML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor 2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription Renewal                  E17IPML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start
  Single Processor
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47IHML
  Commerce Suite Start Single Processor
  1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47IIML
  Commerce Suite Start Single Processor
  2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Commerce Suite               E17ITML
  Start Single Processor 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription/Support     D47IJML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription/Support     D47IKML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor 2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support                  D47IMML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor 1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support Renewal          E17IVML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Single
  Processor
 
VPO Installation WebSphere Commerce Suite         D46LHML
  Start Additional Merchant
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D46M5ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Additional
  Merchant 1 Year
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D46M7ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Additional
  Merchant 2 Years
VPO Software Subscription Renewal                 E16SAML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start
  Additional Merchant
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D46MAML
  Commerce Suite Start Additional Merchant
  1 Year
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D46MBML
  Commerce Suite Start Additional Merchant
  2 Years
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D46MCML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start
  Additional Merchant
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D46MDML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start
  Additional Merchant
  2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription Renewal                  E16SBML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start
  Additional Merchant
 
                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D46MEML
  Commerce Suite Start Additional
  Merchant 1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D46MFML
  Commerce Suite Start Additional
  Merchant 2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Commerce Suite               E16SCML
  Start Additional Merchant
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software                          D46RUML
  Subscription/Support WebSphere Commerce
  Suite Start Additional Merchant
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software                          D46S8ML
  Subscription/Support WebSphere Commerce
  Suite Start Additional Merchant
  2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support                  D46S9ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start
  Additional Merchant 1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support Renewal          E16SDML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Start
  Additional Merchant
 
VPO Installation WebSphere Commerce               D46SPML
  Suite Pro Single Processor
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D46TMML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Single
  Processor 1 Year
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D46TNML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Single
  Processor 2 Years
VPO Software Subscription Renewal                 E16TSML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Single
  Processor
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D46TPML
  Commerce Suite Pro Single Processor
  1 Year
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D46TQML
  Commerce Suite Pro Single Processor
  2 Years
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D46TTML
  WebSphere Commerce Pro Single Processor
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47TUML
  WebSphere Commerce Pro Single Processor
  2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription Renewal                  E16TWML
  WebSphere Commerce Pro Single Processor
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D46TXML
  Commerce Suite Pro Single Processor
  1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D46TYML
  Commerce Suite Pro Single Processor
  2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Commerce Suite               E16U2ML
  Pro Single Processor 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription/Support     D46U3ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Single
  Processor 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription/Support     D46UJML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Single
  Processor 2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support                  D46UNML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Single
  Processor 1st Anniversary
CO Software Sub/Support Renewal                   E16V1ML
  Commerce Suite Pro Single Processor
 
                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
VPO Installation WebSphere Commerce               D472NML
  Suite Pro Additional Merchant
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D472WML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Additional
  Merchant 1 Year
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D472ZML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Additional
  Merchant 2 Years
VPO Software Subscription Renewal                 E1734ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Additional
  Merchant
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47FXML
  Commerce Suite Pro Additional Merchant
  1 Year
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47FZML
  Commerce Suite Pro Additional Merchant
  2 Years
 
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47G6ML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro
  Additional Merchant 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47GAML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro
  Additional Merchant 2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription Renewal                  E17GCML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro
  Additional Merchant
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47GDML
  Commerce Suite Pro Additional Merchant
  1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47GFML
  Commerce Suite Pro Additional Merchant
  2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Commerce Suite               E17GGML
  Pro Additional Merchant 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software                          D47GHML
  Subscription/Support WebSphere Commerce
  Pro Additional Merchant 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software                          D47GIML
  Subscription/Support WebSphere Commerce
  Pro Additional Merchant 2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support                  D47GJML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Additional
Merchant 1st Anniversary
CO Software Sub/Support Renewal                   E17HYML
  WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Additional
  Merchant
 
WebSphere Commerce Studio
 
VPO Installation WebSphere Commerce               D47IQML
  Studio Developer Edition User
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D47IUML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User 1 Year
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D47L3ML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User 2 Years
VPO Software Subscription Renewal                 E17L9ML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47L5ML
  Commerce Studio Developer Edition User
  1 Year
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47L7ML
  Commerce Studio Developer Edition User
  2 Years
 
                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47LCML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47LDML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User 2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription Renewal                  E17N4ML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47MLML
  Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User 1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47MMML
  Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User 2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Commerce Studio              E17NAML
  Developer Edition User 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription/Support     D47MSML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription/Support     D47MUML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support                  D47MYML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User 1st Anniversary
CO Software Sub/Support Renewal                   E17NCML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Developer
  Edition User
 
VPO Installation WebSphere Commerce               D47P6ML
  Studio Professional Developer Edition
  User
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D47R4ML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition 1 Year
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D47R5ML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition 2 Years
VPO Software Subscription Renewal                 E17R6ML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47R7ML
  Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User 1 Year
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47R8ML
  Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User 2 Years
  2 Years
 
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47R9ML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User 1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47RAML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User 2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription Renewal                  E17RBML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47RCML
  Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User
  1st Anniversary
 
                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47RDML
  Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User
  2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Commerce Studio              E17REML
  Professional Developer Edition User
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software                          D47SFML
  Subscription/Support WebSphere Commerce
  Professional Developer Edition User
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software                          D47SHML
  Subscription/Support WebSphere Commerce
  Professional Developer Edition User
  2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support                  D47SJML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User
  1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription/Support Renewal          E17SMML
  WebSphere Commerce Studio Professional
  Developer Edition User
 
WebSphere Catalog Architect
 
VPO Installation WebSphere Catalog                D475NML
  Architect User
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D476DML
  WebSphere Catalog Architect User 1 Year
VPO Installation/Software Subscription            D476HML
  WebSphere Catalog Architect User 2 Years
VPO Software Subscription Renewal                 E17A8ML
  WebSphere Catalog Architect User
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47FKML
  Catalog Architect User 1 Year
VPO Software Subscription WebSphere               D47FMML
  Catalog Architect User 2 Years
 
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47FRML
  WebSphere Catalog Architect User
  1st Anniversary
CO Installation/Software Subscription             D47FSML
  WebSphere Catalog Architect User
  2nd Anniversary
CO Software Subscription Renewal                  E17FTML
  WebSphere Catalog Architect User
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47FUML
  Catalog Architect User 1st Anniversary
CO Software Subscription WebSphere                D47FWML
  Catalog Architect User 2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Catalog Architect            AS7FYML
  User Flat 2nd Anniversary
CO Support WebSphere Catalog Architect            E17G0ML
  User Flat 1st Anniversary

Upgrade Protection (Entitled Customers): Customers who have previously acquired Software Advantage Upgrade Protection, and have not migrated to the Passport Advantage Offering, will automatically receive their entitlement to the new Media Pack shortly after general availability.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: Not applicable

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2001

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

Support Line: Yes

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable.

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                        Part
Description                             Number        ERP(1)
 
WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS), V4.1
 
Start for Windows NT                    11K7731     $ 9,500
Start Upgrade from Net.Commerce         11K7733       4,500
  Start for Windows NT, V3
Pro for Windows NT                      41L2892      38,000
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce           41L2897      33,000
  Start for Windows NT, V3
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce           41L2898      18,000
  Pro for Windows NT, V3
Pro Upgrade from WCS Start for          41L2899      28,500
  Windows NT, V4.1
Pro for AIX                             41L2893      38,000
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce           41L2900      33,000
  Start for AIX, V3
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce           41L2901      18,000
  Pro for AIX, V3
Pro for Solaris Operating               41L2894      38,000
  Environment
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce           41L2902      33,000
  Start for Sun Solaris, V3
Pro Upgrade from Net.Commerce           41L2903      18,000
  Pro for Sun Solaris, V3
 
WebSphere Commerce Studio, V4.1
 
Developer Edition for Windows NT        0781014       1,000
Professional Developer Edition          0780999      10,000
  for Windows NT
Professional Developer Edition          0781004       9,000
  Upgrade from Developer
  Edition for Windows NT
 
                                        Part
Description                             Number        ERP
 
WebSphere Catalog Architect, V4.1
 
WebSphere Catalog Architect             11K7725     $ 3,000
  for Windows NT, V4.1
WebSphere Catalog Architect             11K7729       1,200
  Upgrade from Catalog Architect
  for Windows NT, V3
 
WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS) Additional
Processors and Merchants, V4.1
 
Start -- One Additional                 11K7737       9,000
  Processor
Start -- One Additional                 11K7738       4,500
  Processor Upgrade from
Net.Commerce Start, V2 or V3
  Pro -- One Additional Processor       41L2913      30,000
  Pro -- One Additional Processor       41L2914      14,000
    Upgrade from Net.Commerce
    Pro, V2 or V3
Pro -- One Additional                   41L2915      21,000
  Processor Upgrade from WCS
  Start, V4.1
Start -- One Additional                 11K7739         500
  Merchant
Start -- One Additional                 11K7740         200
  Merchant Upgrade from
  Net.Commerce Start, V2 or V3
Pro -- One Additional                   41L2916       8,000
  Merchant
Pro -- One Additional                   41L2917       7,500
  Merchant Upgrade from
  Net.Commerce Pro, V2 or V3
Pro -- One Additional                   41L2918       7,500
  Merchant Upgrade from WCS
  Start, V4.1
 
WebSphere Commerce Studio               41L2699       1,000
  Developer Edition, V4.1 --
  One Additional User
WebSphere Commerce Studio               41L2700      10,000
  Professional Developer Edition,
  V4.1 -- One Additional User
WebSphere Catalog Architect,            41L2701       3,000
  V4.1 -- One Additional License
1
Estimated reseller price to end user. Actual reseller price may vary.

The price of WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS), Start and Pro Editions is based on the number of processors and the number of merchant sites in the system or node executing all or any part of the WCS Program. The maximum total number of merchant sites for WCS Start is limited to one merchant site per processor. There is no limit to the number of merchant entitlements that may be purchased with WCS Pro.

A merchant site is an independent store implemented as an instance of WebSphere Commerce Suite with a unique URL and separate database, or as a store within an electronic mall sharing a URL and database with other merchants. A different language version of the same store is an additional merchant site.

Number of Processors: Each program package entitles the licensee to run WCS on one processor. In the case of a Symmetric Multiprocessor (SMP) system or node, the customer must acquire additional processor features that bring the total number of processor charges equal to the total number of processors executing all or any part of the WCS Program.

Number of Merchants: Each WCS program package entitles the licensee to one merchant site. Additional merchant features must be acquired if more than one merchant site entitlement is required.

DB2, Staging, and Backup Servers: DB2 is included with WebSphere Commerce Suite to be used exclusively with WCS. If it is used on its own hardware server then an additional license for WCS is required unless a DB2 license is purchased separately.

All WCS servers, including backup and staging servers, that use the WebSphere Commerce Suite program, require their own WCS license.

Developer and Professional Developer Editions: WebSphere Commerce Studio, Developer and Professional Developer Editions are chargeable by user only. The price of both Developer Editions include use by one user in a non-production environment. If there is more than one user, then additional licenses are required for each additional user.

WebSphere Catalog Architect: WebSphere Catalog Architect is chargeable by user only. If there is more than one user, then additional licenses are required for each additional user.

Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your Lotus® representative or authorized Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
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Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
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