IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-062
March 26, 2002
IBM WebSphere Commerce Professional and Business Editions for Windows NT, Windows 2000, AIX, and Solaris, V5.4: Complete E-commerce Solutions for Your Web Sites
(Corrected on April 12, 2002)
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At a Glance
Tap into the vast Internet market, increase your business, and improve your productivity by developing a business-to-consumer or business-to-business Web site with WebSphere Commerce Professional or Business Edition, V5.4.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Provide more choice, function, power, flexibility, and scalability than with previous versions of WebSphere® Commerce Suite (WCS). Make your products and services available worldwide with WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition (WCPE) and WebSphere Commerce Business Edition (WCBE) for Windows NT®, Windows® 2000, AIX®, and Solaris, V5.4.
WCPE and WCBE
For your business-to-consumer site, improvements over WCS, V5.1 include enhancements to:
For your business-to-business site, enhancements include:
Only available in WCBE:
WebSphere Commerce Professional Entry Edition (WCPEE)
WCPEE is a license-restricted version of WCPE providing an entry-level commerce solution for small and medium-sized businesses. It is the same product as WCPE except for:
WebSphere Commerce Studio (WCStudio) Developer Editions
Get a quick start on developing your WebSphere Commerce Web site by using WCStudio, Professional or Business Developer Edition, V5.4. These powerful design and development systems, based on WebSphere Studio, include:
WCPE and WCBE, V5.4 are announced for IBM iSeries and are planned for Linux on Intel® systems. WCBE is planned for z/OS.
Refer to the Technical Information section for details.
Planned Availability Dates
WCPE and WCBE provide several business-to-consumer and business-to-business enhancements over previous versions of WCS.
WCPEE is a licensed-restricted version of WCPE intended to provide small and medium-sized businesses with an entry-level commerce solution. The license for WCPEE is restricted to one processor and one store on one server. Under these licensing terms, all software included in the WCPEE package must be installed on the single server.
You can purchase up to two licenses of WCPEE only. You may purchase a second license only to provide hot fail-over. You may not use more than one processor for production workloads at one time.
WCPEE does not include Sametime and only supports DB2 Enterprise Edition and IBM HTTP server as bundled with the product. Third-party databases and Web applications servers such as Oracle, iPlanet, and Microsoft IIS are not supported by WCPEE.
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The core application of the WebSphere Commerce products is accessible. However, not all of the additional bundled products have been completely tested for accessibility. For additional information, contact your IBM representative.
A platform-independent WebSphere® Commerce, V5.4 implementation course is available. Manuals are also planned to provide unique instructions for WebSphere Commerce for the available platforms.
Together, the course and manual provide the necessary skills to develop a WebSphere Commerce system.
These skills include:
This course and manual are intended for system integrators, business partners, and administrators who want to install, configure, and manage a WebSphere Commerce system.
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 following IBM publications are shipped with the media pack and the documentation pack, as appropriate:
The following two IBM publications are shipped with the documentation pack only:
The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. If you currently subscribe to PNS, you automatically receive notifications by e-mail. To subscribe, visit:
The IBM Publications Center Portal:
The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can be downloaded free of charge.
PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.
WebSphere Payment Manager manuals are also available and may be displayed or printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. They include installation, administrator's, and programmer's guides as well as publications for the SET, CyberCash, VisaNet, and BankServACH cassettes.
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. Access the information by:
Recommended Minimum Requirements for WebSphere Commerce Development
For Windows NT or Windows 2000 versions:
For the AIX version:
For the Solaris version:
Recommended Minimum Requirements for WebSphere Commerce Production
WCPE or WCBE
One of the following operating systems:
One of the following operating systems:
WebSphere Commerce Studios
One of the following operating systems:
In addition, the WCS Accelerator requires the use of Windows Internet Explorer, V5.5.
For Oracle ODBC support, Oracle 8i V8.1.7 and ODBC drivers are required.
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 server.
Customer Responsibilities: Consider the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the WebSphere Commerce system. It is recommended strongly that Global Services or Business Partners be used to assist in these activities, unless adequate in-house skills are available.
To implement a complete WebSphere Commerce system, you or a business partner should have the following skills:
WebSphere Commerce Studio, V5.4 also includes:
WebSphere Collaborative Profiles has a media pack but not a documentation pack. It includes:
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Commerce products uses the security and auditability features of the Windows NT, Windows 2000, AIX, and Solaris operating systems. The SSL protocol, an Internet open standard, is used to encrypt communications between the Web browser and the Web server as well as between WebSphere Commerce components. The Payment Manager of WC supports the SET Secure Electronic Transaction protocol developed by Visa International and MasterCard International.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation
of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls
in application systems and communication facilities.
IBM Services provides experts who understand your environment, have intimate knowledge of the technology, and can leverage your existing skills and infrastructure. They can expedite your business processes and can effectively integrate disparate systems. IBM Services leverages the deep technical skills of the lab-based Software Services for WebSphere team as well as the business consulting, application development, and project management capabilities of the IBM Business Integration team.
The price of WCPE or WCBE is based on the number of processors in the system or node executing all or any part of the WebSphere Commerce application. Each processor can have a maximum of five stores.
The price of WCPEE is limited to one processor with one store on one server.
Part Description Number WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition BK014NA for NT/W2K, V5.4 Media Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for BK00KNA NT/W2K, V5.4 Media Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Professional Entry BK01GNA Edition for NT/W2K, V5.4 Media Pack - English WCStudio, PDE for NT/W2K, V5.4 Media BK019NA Pack - English WCStudio, BDE for NT/W2K, V5.4 Media BK016NA Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition BK013NA for AIX, V5.4 Media Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for BK00MNA AIX, V5.4 Media Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition BK012NA for Solaris, V5.4 Media Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for BK00INA Solaris, V5.4 Media Pack - English WebSphere Collaborative Profiles, BK018ML Commerce Edition, V5.4 Media Pack - Multilingual (250,000 customer profiles) WebSphere Commerce Pro/Business/Entry BK00LNA Edition for NT/W2K, V5.4 Doc. Pack - English WCStudio, PDE/BDE for NT/W2K, V5.4 Doc. BK017NA Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Pro/Business Edition BK00NNA for AIX, V5.4 Doc. Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Pro/Business Edition BK00JNA for Solaris, V5.4 Doc. Pack - English WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition Processor License & SW Maintenance D5B9CLL 1 Anniv Processor License & SW Maintenance D5B9DLL 2 Anniv Processor SW Maintenance Renewal E1B9FLL 1 Anniv Processor SW Maintenance after License D5B9GLL 1 Anniv From Start Processor Tradeup/License/SW D5B9ELL Maintenance 1 Anniv From Entry Processor Tradeup/License/SW D515YLL Maintenance 1 Anniv WebSphere Commerce Business Edition Processor License & SW Maintenance D50SALL 1 Anniv Part Description Number Processor License & SW Maintenance D50SBLL 2 Anniv Processor SW Maintenance Renewal 1 Anniv E006LLL Processor SW Maintenance after License D50SCLL 1 Anniv From Pro Processor Tradeup/License/SW D50SGLL Maintenance 1 Anniv WebSphere Commerce Professional Entry Edition Processor License & SW Maintenance D515VLL 1 Anniv Processor License & SW Maintenance D515WLL 2 Anniv Processor SW Maintenance Renewal E00ARLL 1 Anniv Processor SW Maintenance after License D515XLL 1 Anniv WebSphere Commerce Studio, Professional Developer Edition User License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv D5BAZLL User License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv D5BB0LL User SW Maintenance Renewal 1 Anniv E1BB1LL User SW Maintenance after License D5BB2LL 1 Anniv From Developer Edition D5CB8LL Tradeup/License/SW Maintenance 1 Anniv WebSphere Commerce Studio, Business Developer Edition User License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv D50S7LL User License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv D50S8LL User SW Maintenance Renewal 1 Anniv E006KLL User SW Maintenance after License D50S9LL 1 Anniv From Pro Developer Tradeup/License/SW D50S6LL Maintenance 1 Anniv WebSphere Collaborative Profiles, Commerce Edition - 250K Customer Profiles License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv D5CW2LL License & SW Maintenance 2 Anniv D5CW3LL SW Maintenance Renewal 1 Anniv E1CW4LL SW Maintenance after License 1 Anniv D5CW5LL
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. Coverage period means the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect IBM provides 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 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 further details visit:
Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:
For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit:
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.
The price of WebSphere Commerce is based on the number of processors executing all or any part of the WebSphere Commerce program.
Number of Processors and Stores: Each processor license for WCPE or WCBE entitles the licensee to run on one processor and includes an entitlement for a maximum of five stores. The customer must acquire additional processor licenses for each processor executing all or any part of WCPE or WCBE, or exceeding five stores.
Each processor license for WCPEE entitles the licensee to run on one processor and includes an entitlement for a maximum of one store. The customer may not acquire a second WCPEE licenses except for the purpose of providing hot fail-over capability.
A store in WebSphere Commerce licensing is a store back office. Store back offices are identified and may be counted in the store table. Several storefronts may access the same store back office to allow handling of commerce transactions consistently for all stores.
To improve performance, store developers can clone the commerce server producing identical copies of the store, either on one processor, or several processors if WCPE or WCBE is installed. Cloning does require additional processor licenses when using multiple processors.
Number of Users: Each WebSphere Commerce Studio user license entitles one user to use the WebSphere Commerce Studio product for development. Additional user licenses must be acquired if more than one user is required for development.
DB2, Staging, and Backup Servers: DB2 is included with WebSphere Commerce to be used exclusively with WebSphere Commerce. If WCPE or WCBE is installed and it is used on its own hardware server, an additional license for WCPE or WCBE is required if DB2 is on another processor, unless a DB2 license is purchased separately.
All WebSphere Commerce servers, including staging and backup servers, that use the WebSphere Commerce program require their own WebSphere Commerce license.
Prices are only available through Passport Advantage.
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: email@example.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.