IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-386
October 31, 2000
IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite, Start Edition for Linux, Version 4.1: The Complete e-commerce Solution for Your Web Site
(Corrected on January 31, 2001)
Corrected Overview - TurboLinux 6.0 is planned for January 2001.
(Corrected on December 22, 2000)
Corrected Overview - support for Caldera 2.4 has been removed.
At a Glance
Tap into the vast Internet market and grow your business by creating an e-commerce site with WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS), V4.1:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Make your products and services available to more than 100 million online shoppers with WebSphere Commerce Suite (WCS), Version 4.1, providing more function, power, flexibility, and scalability than Net.Commerce. Establish or enhance your current e-commerce Web site quickly, easily, and affordably.
Use WCS to:
The Start Edition features include:
Support for SuSE 6.4, and TurboLinux 6.0 is planned for January 2001.
Additional WebSphere Commerce Suite LINUX® products are planned to be available during 2001.
Refer to the Technical Information section for details.
WCS, Start Edition for Linux, V4.1 provides a wide range of easy-to-use features and functions for content management and order management, for total business transformation, integration, and growth. WCS supports a wide range of business models including business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and e-marketplaces.
Commerce sites built with WCS can easily integrate with internal and external systems and grow with the changing need of an e-business. WebSphere Commerce customers benefit from the functionality of the WebSphere family, which integrates Web commerce, Web server, Web application development, transaction processing, and distributed component software from IBM.
WCS consists of the following:
WCS, V4.1 replaces Net.Commerce, V3.2 and provides leading-edge enhancements while retaining the capabilities of Net.Commerce.
Payment Manager is not included in the Linux Start version; however, payments can be made via CyberCash. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Taxware support are not provided.
Industry-Leading E-commerce Platform
There are several enhancements that make WCS the industry's leading e-commerce product:
Several enhancements have been made to the business-to-business and business-management capabilities:
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.
A WCS implementation course is planned to include the content of this announcement. It will provide the customer or Business Partner with the necessary skills to implement a fully-functional WCS system.
Graduates should be able to:
The course is intended for system integrators and administrators who want to install, configure, and manage a WCS system.
e-business Innovation Centers are available for proof-of-concept and technical WCS, 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.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The IBM publication WebSphere Commerce Suite Start Edition for LINUX®, Version 4.1 Installation Guide (CT6BJNA) will be shipped with WCS for Linux, Version 4.1.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: WebSphere Commerce Suite, V4.1 Fundamentals (GC09-2994) is part of the product in PDF format on the CD-ROM. It can also be ordered from IBM.
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:
Open Enterprise: WCS uses the following Internet open standards:
Recommended Minimum WCS Development
Recommended Minimum WCS 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.
Note: Programming skills are necessary for customization work.
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
Customer Responsibilities: You should consider the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the WCS 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 WCS system, you or a Business Partner should have the following skills:
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 WCS Support Line is 800-237-5511.
Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
The following are included:
Security, Auditability, and Control
WCS uses the security and auditability features of the Linux operating system. The SSL protocol, an Internet open standard, is used to encrypt communications between the Web browser and the Web server.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
The price of WCS is based on the number of processors in the system or node executing all or any part of the WCS application and on the number of merchants.
WCS, Start Edition for Linux, Version 4.1 Program Part Name Number Program package 20P4004 One additional processor 20P4000 One additional merchant 20P4002
WCS, Start Edition for Linux, Version 4.1 Program Part Name Number Media Package English BA7SENA Documentation Package English BK7TCNA CO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D47IFML Suite Start Processor 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D47IGML Suite Start Processor 2 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt WebSphere Commerce D47IJML Suite Start Processor 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt WebSphere Commerce D47IKML Suite Start Processor 2 Anniv CO Supt WebSphere Commerce Suite E17ITML Start Processor 1 Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl WebSphere Commerce E17IPML Suite Start Processor CO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D47IHML Start Processor 1 Anniv CO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D47IIML Start Processor 2 Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt Rnwl WebSphere Commerce E17IVML Suite Start Processor CO SW Sub/Supt WebSphere Commerce D47IMML Suite Start Processor 1 Anniv VPO Instl WebSphere Commerce Suite D47I4ML Start Processor VPO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D47I6ML Suite Start Processor 1 Anniv VPO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D47I7ML Suite Start Processor 2 Anniv VPO SW Sub Rnwl WebSphere Commerce E17INML Suite Start Processor VPO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D47IDML Start Processor 1 Anniv VPO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D47IEML Start Processor 2 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D46MCML Suite Start Merchant 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D46MDML Suite Start Merchant 2 Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl WebSphere Commerce E16SBML Suite Start Merchant CO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D46MEML Start Merchant 1 Anniv CO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D46MFML Start Merchant 2 Anniv VPO Instl WebSphere Commerce Suite D46LHML Start Merchant VPO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D46M5ML Suite Start Merchant 1 Anniv VPO Instl/SW Sub WebSphere Commerce D46M7ML Suite Start Merchant 2 Anniv VPO SW Sub Rnwl WebSphere Commerce E16SAML Suite Start Merchant VPO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D46MAML Start Merchant 1 Anniv VPO SW Sub WebSphere Commerce Suite D46MBML Start Merchant 2 Anniv
Terms and Conditions
The prices 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.
Program Part Name Number OTC(1) Program package 20P4004 $9,500 One additional processor 20P4000 9,000 One additional merchant 20P4002 500
WCS, Start Edition for Linux, V4.1 is available in English only with 128-bit encryption only.
The price of WCS, Start Edition for Linux 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.
A merchant site is an independent store implemented as an instance of WCS 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 WCS 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 WCS program, require their own WCS license.
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 Web site:
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. 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:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.