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

 ENUS202-062.PDF (52KB)

(Corrected on April 12, 2002)

In the Packaging section changed VisualAge for Java Enterprise Edition V3.5 to V4.0. Corrected Hardware Requirements for Windows and AIX versions.

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.

  • Reduce the cost of sales transactions
  • Attract and retain customers with relationship marketing
  • Create and manage marketing campaigns and promotions with WebSphere Commerce Accelerator
  • Track shoppers' past purchasing activities for improved customer service
  • Use WCBE to provide online buyer/seller collaboration and advanced user management and access control

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

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.

  • Create and manage an online store
  • Conduct business-to-consumer or business-to-business transactions
  • Engage in mobile commerce

WCPE and WCBE

For your business-to-consumer site, improvements over WCS, V5.1 include enhancements to:

  • Order management
  • Catalog editing
  • Commerce accelerator
  • Live help collaboration
  • Commerce analyzer
  • Auctions
  • Payment management

For your business-to-business site, enhancements include:

  • Business-to-business store model
  • Additional payment types

Only available in WCBE:

  • Sell-side managed contracts
  • Sell-side request for quotation (RFQ)
  • Approvals workflow
  • Requisition lists
  • Online buyer/seller collaboration
  • Advanced organizational management
  • Advanced user management and access control

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:

  • Maximum of one processor, one store, and one server for production
  • Sametime® not included
  • Support for Windows NT or Windows 2000, DB2® Enterprise Edition, and IBM HTTP Server only

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 in WCStudio, Professional Developer Edition, V5.4
  • WCBE in WCStudio, Business Developer Edition, V5.4
  • Tools and support for rules-based personalization
  • Tools for setting up auctions
  • Product Advisor tools
  • Tool for building and extending Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs)

WCPE and WCBE, V5.4 are announced for IBM eServer iSeries and are planned for Linux on Intel® systems. WCBE is planned for z/OS™.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Technical Information section for details.

Planned Availability Dates

  • March 29, 2002 — WebSphere Commerce Professional, Business and Studio Editions
  • May 31, 2002 — WebSphere Commerce Professional Entry Edition

Description

WCPE and WCBE provide several business-to-consumer and business-to-business enhancements over previous versions of WCS.

Business-to-Consumer

  • Availability-to-Promise Inventory Management
    • Shoppers receive an estimated shipping date
    • Merchants keep track of inventory, anticipate demand, and track purchase order and receipts
    • Fulfillment centers receive fulfillment instructions from merchants and generate pick and pack lists
    • Distributors and resellers share inventory in a single fulfillment center among multiple merchants
  • Returns and Refunds enables customers to return the product and get a refund or credit. It also completes the end-to-end inventory management system by allowing for the disposal or return to inventory of the product.
  • Catalog Management Interface and Editor Tool
    • Management interface creates, updates, and deletes catalog entries. You can manage the catalog quickly and directly.
    • Editor tool enables users to find, list, create, update, and delete such items as products attributes and prices.
  • Tools Framework provides an extensive and customizable user interface (UI) framework so that programmers can quickly implement a full-featured UI with a common look and feel. By using existing elements, programmers' efforts are greatly reduced.
  • WebSphere Commerce Recommendation Engine Powered by LikeMinds uses collaborative filtering technology to provide personalization solutions. It builds profiles with both users' explicit ratings and behavior such as navigation patterns, items added or removed from a shopping basket, and products purchased. Profiles are then matched with special profiles that can be used to recommend items to the user. Based on the click-stream activity of the user, this information is captured and stored accordingly. 25,000 user profiles are included. For 250,000 additional profiles order WebSphere Collaborative Profiles, Commerce Edition.
  • Business Intelligence provides the capability to analyze the performance and effectiveness of various actions and areas of the business, helping merchants evaluate the success of campaigns, initiatives, e-marketing spots, sales, and orders.
  • Tax Integration Kit provides a generic interface to integrate different tax solutions of independent software vendors (ISVs), such as Taxware. The interface defines the set of operations that are supported to access and update the orders for the tax calculation provided by the ISV package.
  • Tools for Store Development and Server Administration
    • Store Development enables third-party JavaServer Pages development environment, such as Dreamweaver.
    • Server Administration includes tools for dynamic logging, tracing, component and registry enablement, and scheduler and broadcast job administration.
  • Security Enhancements include improved password validation, migration of password changes, logon timeout, reentry of passwords, cross-site scripting attack prevention, HTTP, and request tracing.
  • Installation and Serviceability
    • Installation improves the ease of installation and configuration to ensure a system is installed correctly and prerequisites are available.
    • Serviceability allows system administrators to maintain the most recent version of software on their system. The IBM support team can provide fixes to the system.
  • WebSphere Payment Manager (WPM) provides a secure electronic payment process for Internet merchants through a single, unified interface. Based on open standards-based technology, WPM works with plug-ins called "payment cassettes" to support multiple payment protocols. WCBE includes Offline, SET, CyberCash, VisaNet, and BankServACH cassettes. Enhancements include performance improvements, addition of purchasing card support (Level II and Level III detail) and the BankServACH cassette, which provides connectivity to the U.S. Automated Clearing House (ACH) network to support online electronic check payments. ACH transactions are a commonly used payment method in business-to-business environments and in government applications.

Business-to-Business

  • Live Help/Customer Care Collaboration offers an integrated "live help" and customer care function integrated out-of-the-box and based on Lotus® Sametime. This feature allows your partners, suppliers, and customers to have real-time communication with you for decision-making and negotiations. Your business decisions and processes can be streamlined with this collaboration tool making it easier and faster to do business.
  • Financial provides billing, invoicing, and credit management.
  • Access Control enables site administrators and participating organizations to control the participants who can perform specific actions on specific objects within the system.
  • Purchasing provides purchasing function for the buy-side. In addition, the Business Edition supports the use and management of purchase orders and allows integration with billing and accounting.
  • Business Relationship Manager — Available only with the Business Edition, it provides a set of business user interfaces to manage several areas including the life-cycle of a contract, business policies in the policy registry including pricing and billing, and centric account management.
  • Customer Entitlement and Contract-Based Commerce — Available only with the Business Edition, it makes use of a business policy or a set of rules followed by a business for a particular business process. It also uses a contract or an agreement that enables the buyer to purchase certain items with the specified terms and conditions. In addition, a requisition list is defined by a set of items and quantities that can be used repeatedly. This creates an order without having to search the catalog. These capabilities can be used by business policy or contract administrators. They can also be used by the merchant and business buyer.
  • RFQ — Available only with the Business Edition, it provides the capability for an RFQ to solicit quotes for a specific set of goods and services. The RFQ is sent to one or more selling organizations that can choose to respond to the RFQ. After the RFQ is closed, the buyer can select the winning bid and choose to create a contract with the supplier to purchase the goods.
  • Messaging — Available only with the Business Edition, it provides the capability to connect to external procurement systems and marketplaces such as Ariba Buyer and Metiom ConnectTrade.
  • Online Buyer/Seller Collaboration — Available only with the Business Edition, it provides a contract draft and proposal discussion template, based on Lotus QuickPlace. This template is integrated into the business-to-business store model included with WCBE. A seller company's sales or account manager can create a draft contract, share this contract with buyers in the buying organization, and also discuss the contract using threaded discussion on Lotus Domino™. Additional features also allow online buyers and sellers to make decisions about the quantity and content of orders, delivery dates, promotions, and designs of new products.
  • Advanced User and Organizational Management — Available only with the Business Edition, it provides support for hierarchical organization structures and users who belong to different levels of organizations. Profiles for organizations and users can contain a variety of personal and context-sensitive, business-related attributes. In addition, users can be grouped by explicit assignment or implicitly by predefined grouping criteria.

WCPEE

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.

Specific parts of the documentation that refer to multi-tier configurations, third-party software, or Lotus Sametime do not apply to 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.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
z/OS and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Sametime and Lotus are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

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:

  • Describing the functions and components of WebSphere Commerce
  • Installing and configuring the system
  • Using the WebSphere Commerce administration tools to create a single storefront or multiple stores and administrators

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.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

The following IBM publications are shipped with the media pack and the documentation pack, as appropriate:

  • WebSphere Commerce for Windows NT® and Windows® 2000 Quick Beginnings, V5.4 (GC09-4952)
  • WebSphere Commerce for AIX® Quick Beginnings, V5.4 (GC09-4936)
  • WebSphere Commerce for Solaris Operating Environment Software Quick Beginnings, V5.4 (GC09-4953)
  • WebSphere Commerce Studio for Windows NT and Windows 2000 Installation Guide, V5.4 (GC09-4938)

The following two IBM publications are shipped with the documentation pack only:

  • WebSphere Commerce Fundamentals, V5.4 (GC09-4950)
  • WebSphere Commerce Programmer's Guide, V5.4 (GC09-4951)

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.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The WebSphere Commerce publications are part of the product in PDF format on the CD-ROM.

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:

  • Visiting a Web site on your own system, after installing the product
  • Viewing or printing PDF copies of the information
  • Clicking on Help in the WebSphere Commerce administrator

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Recommended Minimum Requirements for WebSphere Commerce Development

For Windows NT or Windows 2000 versions:

  • IBM PC server with Pentium® III, or compatible processor, at 733 MHz, or higher
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 2 GB of free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive

For the AIX version:

  • RS/6000® (44P Model 170, or higher) or IBM eServer pSeries 640
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 6 GB of free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive

For the Solaris version:

  • Sun UltraSPARCstation (Ultra 10, or higher)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 6 GB of free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive

Recommended Minimum Requirements for WebSphere Commerce Production

Production requirements 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.

Software Requirements

WCPE or WCBE

One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows NT Server V 4.0 with Service Pack 6a
  • Windows 2000 Server with Server Pack 2 or Advanced Server Edition with Service Pack 2
  • AIX V5.1
  • Solaris 8

WCPEE

One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows NT Server V 4.0 with Service Pack 6a
  • Windows 2000 Server with Server Pack 2 or Advanced Server Edition with Service Pack 2

WebSphere Commerce Studios

One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows NT Workstation V4.0
  • Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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.

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 server.

Planning Information

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:

  • Basic systems and network administration skills
  • Understanding of TCP/IP protocols, including HTTP and SSL
  • Experience in administering a 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
  • Java programming skills for advanced customization

Packaging: WebSphere Commerce is shipped on CD-ROM media only. The following are included:

  • Media pack:
    • WebSphere Commerce Quick Beginnings Guide, V5.4
    • WebSphere Commerce, V5.4 — 3 CDs
    • WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, V4.0 CD
    • DB2 Universal Database®, Enterprise Edition V7.1 CD
    • WebSphere Payment Manager (WPM), V3.1 CD
    • WPM Cassette for SET, V3.1 CD
    • WPM Cassette for CyberCash, V3.1 CD
    • WPM Cassette for VisaNet, V3.1 CD
    • WPM Cassette for BankServACH, V3.1 CD
    • DB2® UDB Extenders, V7.1 CD
    • SecureWay® Directory Server, V3.2 CD
    • Segue SilkPreview CD
    • WebSphere Commerce Recommendation Engine, V5.4 CD
    • WebSphere Commerce Analyzer Entry, V5.4 CD
    • Brio Broadcast Server, V6.2 CD
    • Sametime®, V2.5 CD — WCPE and WCBE only
    • QuickPlace, V2.0 CD — WCBE only
    • WebSphere Commerce LI booklet — AIX/Solaris only
    • IPLA booklet — AIX/Solaris only
    • IPLA pointer sheet — AIX/Solaris only
  • Documentation pack:
    • WebSphere Commerce Quick Beginnings Guide, V5.4
    • WebSphere Commerce Fundamentals, V5.4
    • WebSphere Commerce Programmer's Guide, V5.4

WebSphere Commerce Studio, V5.4 also includes:

  • Media pack:
    • WCStudio Installation Guide, V5.4
    • WCStudio, V5.4 CD
    • VisualAge® for Java, Enterprise Edition V4.0 — 2 CDs
    • VisualAge for Java Additional Features V4.0 — 1 CD
    • Digital Camera Master CD (Japan only)
    • WebSphere Personalization, V3.5 CD
    • Macromedia Web Media Tools Trial CD (English only)
  • Documentation pack: WCStudio Installation Guide, V5.4

WebSphere Collaborative Profiles has a media pack but not a documentation pack. It includes:

  • License Information (LI) booklet
  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) booklet
  • Readme

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

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.

  • Software Services for WCPE and WCBE

    Software Services for WebSphere delivers the WebSphere Commerce Skills Transfer for Application Design service offering for WCPE and WCBE. This offering provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to build and support a strong e-commerce foundation for today's demands and tomorrow's changes. This flexible program consists of one or more of three workshops. These workshops are Architecture Overview, Site Planning, and Component Development. For further information on this and other available offerings, send a note to swsvcs@us.ibm.com.

  • Integrated Technology Services (Global Services)

    Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected Global Services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, and integration of this product.

Ordering Information

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.

The price of WebSphere Commerce Studios is based on the number of users using all or any part of the WebSphere Commerce Studio application.

Passport Advantage

                                                       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

Passport Advantage Customer — Media Pack Entitlement Details: Customers with active maintenance or subscription are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

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.

LI Form Number: CT0M4ML, CT13RML (GC09-4955)

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until March 31, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee, applicable to the first instance per customer enterprise. The money-back guarantee will commence on the invoice date.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes, through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

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:

  • The design and development of applications
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit:

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Prices

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.

Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM 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:

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Trademarks

 
iSeries and pSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, RS/6000, DB2 Universal Database, DB2, SecureWay, and VisualAge are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Sametime is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.