IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-409
November 21, 2000
IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite, MarketPlace Edition Version 4.1: Integrate Buyers and Sellers in Your e-Marketplace
(Corrected on November 30, 2000) Added Passport Advantage
part number E17JDML.
At a Glance
Transform and grow your e-business market with WebSphere Commerce Suite, MarketPlace Edition (WCS, MPE). Part of the WebSphere software platform, this feature-rich, customizable, extensible, and scaleable solution helps you:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
WebSphere Commerce Suite, MarketPlace Edition (WCS, MPE) is a comprehensive e-marketplace platform based on distributed architecture and best-of-breed IBM technologies and components. It provides the infrastructure and tools to establish high-performance, full-function, scalable e-marketplaces.
MPE greatly reduces the time and technical effort required to build and launch custom e-marketplaces. Adherence to open standards, a modular architecture, and a high degree of configurability and "customizability" ensure fast time to market for features and valuable services to meet the dynamic needs of growing e-marketplaces.
Key advantages include:
The hardware below is the recommendation for a small configuration. Consult the MarketPlace Edition V4.1 Configuration Planning Guide for further direction.
Visit the MPE Web site for information pertaining to tools available via download for wireless access:
WCS, MPE, built on the proven foundation of WCS, V4.1 (previously known as Net.Commerce), provides an integrated and rich set of flexible business functions on a common base platform for quick time-to-market, extensive flexibility, and rapid application development. It allows for easy internal application integration with back-end systems and external business integration with trading partners. This flexible framework is easily extendible for fast-growing e-marketplaces. This IBM solution is built on and leverages open standards:
By extending essential business-to-business transactions to wireless devices, participants can remain engaged from anywhere, thereby increasing market efficiency and improving inventory liquidity. For example, bidders can receive notifications on auctions they are participating in, such as a request for higher bid, an outbid notice, or even a winning bid notification in real time. Exchanges can rapidly move liquid inventory, saving time and money.
The software offers a feature-rich, customizable, extensible and scaleable solution for fast-growing e-marketplace environments. The comprehensive scope of functionality and out-of-the-box capability greatly reduces the time and technical effort required to build and launch a customer marketplace. It combines ease and speed of development with adaptability and versatility.
Key components include:
In addition, this software works in conjunction with IBM WebSphere Everyplace Suite, a server software that includes:
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.
MPE Version 4.1 is part of the WebSphere software platform, the industry's most flexible and reliable software platform for building next-generation, e-business applications.
Visit the following Web site for information regarding educational courses offered for this product:
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following publications will be available in PDF format as part of the program package and/or via the community Web site.
In addition, IBM e-commerce Solutions (G325-5247), an eight-page brochure that describes IBM expertise in e-commerce, can be ordered.
An extensive online information system is also integrated into the product.
Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Note: Hardware requirements are dependent upon the size of the marketplace configuration. Information provided below is for a small configuration based on the following maximums: Maximum number of concurrent users is less than or equal to 200. Maximum number of organizations is less than or equal to 100. Maximum number of registered users is less than or equal to 1,000. Maximum number of product offerings is less than or equal to 10,000.
Consult your IBM representative for hardware planning requirements relative to larger configurations.
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.
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 for AIX operating environment, V4.1 Support Line is 800-CALL-AIX (225-5249).
Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, and/or integration of this product.
The following contents are included with the program package:
Security, Auditability, and Control
MPE uses the security and auditability features of the AIX operating environment.
The security and auditability features of 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.
MPE is licensed and charged per processor.
Part Description Number WebSphere Commerce Suite, MarketPlace Edition for AIX Media Package English (U.S./Canada) BK7WPNA French BK7WPFR Italian BK7WPIT Spanish BK7WPES German BK7WPDE Brazilian Portuguese BK7WQBP Japanese BK7WPJA Korean BK7WPKO Traditional Chinese BK7WPTC Simplified Chinese BK7WPSC VPO Instl WCS V4.1 MarketPlace D47B0ML Edition VPO Instl/SW Sub WCS V4.1 MarketPlace Edition 1 Year D47H9ML 2 Years D47HDML VPO SW Sub Rnwl WCS V4.1 MarketPlace E17HMML Edition VPO SW Sub WCS V4.1 MarketPlace Edition 1 Year D47HPML 2 Years D47J4ML CO Instl/SW Sub WCS V4.1 MarketPlace Edition 1st Anniv D47J8ML 2nd Anniv D47J9ML CO SW Sub WCS V4.1 MarketPlace Edition 1st Anniv D47JPML 2nd Anniv D47JSML CO Supt WCS V4.1 MarketPlace Edition E17JWML CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt WCS V4.1 MarketPlace D47K9ML Edition 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt WCS V4.1 MarketPlace D47KEML Edition 2nd Anniv CO SW Rnwl WebSphere Comm Ste. E17JDML MarketPlace Ed. Processor CO SW Sub/Supt WCS V4.1 MarketPlace D47KNML Edition 1st Anniv CO SW Sub/Spt Rnwl WCS V4.1 MarketPlace E17MQML Edition 1st Anniv
Terms and Conditions
Refer to the Ordering Information section for information helpful when planning license requirements for program utilization.
Each valid PoE to the program authorizes you to install and use the program, or any part of the program on one processor. You must acquire a PoE for each use of the program and for each processor. For example, an additional staging server or review server requires the use of a separate copy of the program, so it requires an additional PoE. A separate database server (using the DB2 UDB component of this program) on another processor also requires an additional PoE. PoEs may be acquired separately for each of these products or as multiple PoEs for this program.
License Information for this program is contained on the product CDs.
Consult the IBM Software License Agreements Web site for a complete copy of the MarketPlace Agreement License Information.
Following is specific terminology regarding use authorization for DB2:
The program includes portions of DB2 UDB. You are authorized to install and use these components only in association with your licensed use of the WebSphere MPE for the storage and management of data used or generated by the program, and not for other data management purposes. For example, this license does not include inbound connections to the database from other applications for queries or report generation. You are authorized to install and use these components only with and on the same machine as the WebSphere MPE.
An unrestricted license for DB2 V6.1 Enterprise Edition is available as listed below with DB2 part numbers:
Part Description Number License Upgrade With Media English 11K6559 French 0780538 German 0780551 Danish 0780555 Finnish 0780557 Norwegian 0780559 Swedish 0780561 Japanese 10N1581 Korean 10N1583 Simplified Chinese 10N1585 Traditional Chinese 10N1587 Brazilian Portuguese 11K6561 License Upgrade Without Media 1 Processor 41L3136 1 Host User Connection 41L3137 Media Upgrade (France only. You must use these part numbers to order in France.) Part Description Number English 0780540 French 0780542 German 0780546
The agreement provided under PoE governs the use and support of the program with the exception of components of the program which may contain or be accompanied by their own license agreements. The terms and conditions governing such components are provided when installing or starting such specific components, accompany such components in a computer file entitled README.TXT or LICENSE.TXT (or a substantially similar title), or are included among the program's paper documentation, if any.
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.