IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-272
October 8, 2002

IBM WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 Introduces Advanced EDI-to-XML Transformation, Support for HIPAA and HL7 Healthcare Standards, and Processor Pricing

 ENUS202-272.PDF (71KB)

(Corrected on November 22, 2002)

Education availability was added to the Education Support section.

At a Glance

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WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2

  • Is the latest and most powerful electronic data interchange (EDI) transformation engine in the Data Interchange portfolio.
  • Introduces advanced translation, validation, and batched information-exchange capabilities to the WebSphere platform.
  • Readily integrates with the messaging, business-process integration, and Internet-based business-to-business (B2B) capabilities already provided in the product family.
  • Provides additional function including data validation support for compliance with SNIP level 6.
  • Functional acknowledgement, and hierarchical loop support for any-to-any maps, a C and C++ user exit interface, target-based mapping, BIN segment support, and command chaining.

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

What's New

WebSphere® Data Interchange for Multiplatforms, V3.2:

  • Integrates electronic data interchange (EDI) into the business process, messaging, and Internet-based B2B capabilities that are provided by the WebSphere family
  • Supports optimized "any-to-any" transformation of EDI, XML, and record-oriented application data formats
  • Introduces advanced data validation and standards compliance function to provide industry-leading support for HIPAA, ANSI X12 embedded HL7, and other industry formats
  • Allows direct import of industry-standard or user-defined XML DTDs for mapping and translation
  • Provides a mapping tool to build EDI, XML, and application data format transformations with a GUI
  • Uses the "per processor" pricing model

Key Prerequisites

  • Any server capable of running AIX® or Windows® 2000
  • Any Intel® workstation capable of running the Client
  • Windows 2000 or AIX V4.3.3
  • DB2 Universal Database® V7.2, with ODBC
  • Expedite Base/AIX for RS/6000® V4.5.1 (5787-EJG), Expedite Base for Windows V4.6.2 (5766-ETJ) or Expedite for Windows V6.2 (5639-G68)
  • XML Toolkit for Windows V2, or later

The WebSphere Data Interchange Client requires a Pentium® PC with a minimum 64 MB RAM and open database connectivity (ODBC) to the server systems.

Planned Availability Dates

  • October 31, 2002, Electronic Support
  • November 22, 2002

Description

WebSphere Data Interchange facilities create deploy, execute, and manage data mapping between EDI formats, XML formats, and application data formats. They support the mandatory requirements for EDI trading partner exchanges such as auditing, and data content validation, as well as providing a depth of function — for example: trading partner profiles, enveloping, syntactic validation, and functional acknowledgement — that enables a highly optimized EDI information exchange.

The application data mapping converts from and into EDI standard and proprietary nonstandard formats including, but not limited to, ANSI X.12, UN/EDIFACT, and UCS. WebSphere Data Interchange supports the subsets of the published ANSI X.12 and UN/EDIFACT standards, as interpreted by industries such as retail, transportation, electronics, automotive, petroleum, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing.

WebSphere Data Interchange is able to operate as a stand-alone EDI system or it can be integrated with other enterprise applications, either through its WebSphere MQ-based interface or through its own application programming interface (API).

In the context of a typical enterprise architecture, WebSphere Data Interchange fulfills the role of an EDI broker that performs the special EDI validation, transformation, and exchange functions and propagates the resulting transformed information either internally or externally.

Internal propagation of transformed information may be through a process broker such as IBM CrossWorlds InterChange Server, through a message broker such as WebSphere MQ Integrator®, direct to the business applications, or by any combination of these, depending on the needs of the enterprise.

External propagation of transformed information or receipt of information can be through a specialized and dedicated VAN gateway, an Internet gateway, directly to a trading partner, or through any combination of these, depending on the nature of the relationship that the enterprise holds with its partner community. WebSphere Data Interchange is sufficiently flexible in its configuration that it can interoperate with a wide range of such solutions. This is of particular advantage where an enterprise may already have an established VAN provider.

The primary enhancements to WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 are:

  • Any-to-any mapping — allows direct mapping from any supported source document (EDI, XML, or application data format) to any supported target format (EDI, XML, or application data format). This function allows users to create many new types of mapping combinations such as EDI to EDI, XML to EDI, and EDI to XML. This mapping enhancement is supported by an improved graphical representation of the XML data in the WebSphere Data Interchange Client tool.
  • Improved XML DTD import — enables direct DTD import from a file and the ability to display the DTD for mapping purposes in a similar way to the approach used by WebSphere Data Interchange for importing EDI-standard transactions. Allowing the import of user-defined DTD formats enables WebSphere Data Interchange to support whichever DTDs are relevant to the nature of the customer's business, whether the DTDs were obtained from an industry consortium, a trading partner, or created by users.
  • WebSphere MQ message queuing support — enables WebSphere Data Interchange to be driven by WebSphere MQ messages to give additional integration with WebSphere MQ Integrator by allowing it to control the operation of WebSphere Data Interchange and to cooperate in transforming EDI messages. This facility introduces a WebSphere MQ queue profile definition to associate logical destination names with real WebSphere MQ queues.
  • Industry-leading support for Healthcare standards HIPAA and HL7
    • Uniquely provides full translation of HL7 content that is imbedded in ANSI X12 documents. Future HIPAA requirements will probably mandate the ability to imbed an HL7 document in an ANSI X12 transaction. WebSphere Data Interchange adds support for binary data segments to address this need. In addition, WebSphere Data Interchange uniquely provides support for translation of the complex dynamic hierarchical ANSI X12 formats used to support the exchange of HL7 documents in ANSI X12 transactions such as Advance Ship Notice and Medical Claims, by recognizing the complex nature of the data and being able to sequence and switch mapping definitions to complete the translation.
    • Introduces advanced data validation and standards compliance function to provide industry-leading support for both HIPAA and other industry formats. Meeting the HIPAA legislative challenge requires the validation of exchanged content and the ability to generate ANSI standard functional acknowledgements in response to inconsistencies. WebSphere Data Interchange introduces full support for this capability by enabling the HIPAA testing definitions within validation maps and by providing for the association of these maps with parsing rules so that the testing validation can be applied only where required by the HIPAA standards Implementation Guides.
  • Advanced conditional and special mapping function — can be exploited in mapping scenarios to address the most complex needs of standards translation. Examples of this capability are the ability to call translation maps in a hierarchical manner, conditionally switch between translation maps, sequential chaining of translation maps, and support for hierarchical looping over data content structures.
  • Other functional enhancements to the translation engine extend to a new C and C++ user exit interface and target-based mapping.

The addition of these items brings WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 closer in to line with the functionality of the WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS™ product.

Product Positioning

WebSphere Data Interchange V3.2 provides advanced translation, validation, and batched information exchange capabilities for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards.

WebSphere Data Interchange electronically translates EDI format data, such as invoices, purchase orders, and billing forms for exchange with trading partners. It supports industry implementations of the ANSI X12, EDIFACT, VICS, UCS, and RAIL standards. Translation can take place between any combination of EDI, XML, or structured application data format.

WebSphere Data Interchange provides advanced data validation and standards compliance functions that allow the functional acknowledgements, defined by some standards, to be generated in response to inconsistencies in the data content. WebSphere Data Interchange can be configured to both construct and deconstruct envelopes of EDI format data that contain batches of related EDI items such as invoices or purchase orders.

WebSphere Data Interchange provides a dedicated GUI mapping tool, the WebSphere Data Interchange Client, that is optimized to build EDI, XML, and application data format transformations. The WebSphere Data Interchange Client allows direct import of EDI standards definitions, application data structures, and industry-standard or user-defined XML DTDs for mapping and translation. The WebSphere Data Interchange Client provides configuration and administration capabilities that allow the definition of the construction and deconstruction of envelopes.

WebSphere Data Interchange supports integration with WebSphere MQ, enabling interoperation with a wide range of enterprise applications, business process engines (such as the IBM Crossworlds InterChange Server), information brokers (such as WebSphere MQ Integrator), and ERP systems (such as SAP R3).

WebSphere Data Interchange provides for communication with trading partners via both Value Added Networks (VANs) or Internet B2B gateways by providing an easy-to-use, configurable interface that enables connection to leading VAN and Internet gateways. The WebSphere Business Connection offerings that provide AS1 and AS2 support and the IBM e-business Hosting™ Expedite VAN gateway are two examples of supported gateways from IBM.

In the context of a typical enterprise architecture, WebSphere Data Interchange fulfills the role of an EDI Broker that performs the specialist EDI validation, transformation, and exchange functions and propagates the resulting transformed information either internally or externally. Internal propagation of transformed information may be via a message broker, a process broker, direct to the business applications, or by any combination of these, depending on the needs of enterprise. External propagation of transformed information or receipt of information may be via a specialized dedicated VAN gateway, an Internet B2B gateway, directly to a trading partner, or by any combination of these interfaces, depending on the nature of the trading relationship that the enterprise holds with its trading partners.

A description of the capabilities of WebSphere Data Interchange can be found at

The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business.

  • WebSphere MQ , the core of the WebSphere MQ family, integrates over 35 platforms and:
    • Provides base messaging functions for servers and clients
    • Assures once-only message delivery
    • Can be used alone or with other members of the family
  • WebSphere MQ Adapter Offering is the framework and tools needed to build and customize MQSeries® adapters for existing, new, prepackaged, or custom-developed applications.
  • WebSphere MQ Everyplace™ brings the benefits of assured message delivery and rock-solid security to the failure-prone environment of mobile working.
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker , a powerful information broker, includes a one-to-many connectivity model plus transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling across multiple, disparate business systems.
  • WebSphere MQ Event Broker provides an entry point with lower cost, yet optimizes performance for a subset of function.
  • MQSeries Workflow , a business process management system, enables the definition, execution, and swift change of complete business processes that span systems, applications, and people.

In addition, product extensions provide additional supported function available as a download from the Internet. Product extensions that introduce the ability to parse EDI data format content are available for some elements of the WebSphere MQ family. Such extensions provide the opportunity for transformation support for the most common EDI Standards to be constructed to enable the WebSphere MQ family to coexist with an incumbent third-party EDI engine. Typically, such solutions using a WebSphere MQ family product extension do not extend to the EDI Standards validation, functional acknowledgement, and envelop construction and deconstruction provided by WebSphere Data Interchange.

WebSphere Business Integration is a family of cross-industry and industry-vertical offerings that provides a full range of capabilities to address common business goals such as reducing costs, improving operational performance, and increasing organizational agility. The WebSphere Business Integration offerings comprise industry-leading components, including industry-specific collaborations that represent the common practices and benchmark performance of many industry verticals. Such industry offerings often have the requirement to support the prevalent EDI standard grammar within that industry; in some industries, a specific optimized solution for that grammar is required. However, where an industry has adopted an implementation within an International Standard, such as ANSI X12 or EDIFACT, WebSphere Data Interchange is packaged as a component of the WebSphere Business Integration offering for that industry.

Further information on the WebSphere Business Integration family can be found at:

Reference Information

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 202-271 , dated October 8, 2002.
  • Software Announcement 202-067 , dated April 2, 2002.
  • Software Announcement 201-300 , dated October 23, 2001.

Trademarks

 
z/OS, e-business Hosting, and Everyplace are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, DB2 Universal Database, RS/6000, MQ Integrator, and MQSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Courses on WebSphere Data Interchange and other EDI products are offered by IBM. Information can be found at the WebSphere Training and Technical Enablement Web site:

Education on WebSphere Data Interchange V3.2 will be available in December 2002.

Offering Information

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

Publications

Softcopy (PDF) publications on the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms Client CD-ROM are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. The publications are available in U.S. English only.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
WebSphere Data Interchange                             GI10-2561
 for z/OS(TM) V3.2 Program Directory
WebSphere Data Interchange for                         GC34-6270
 z/OS V3.2 License Information
WebSphere Data Interchange for                         SC34-6269
 z/OS V3.2 Installation Guide
WebSphere Data Interchange for                         SC34-6214
 z/OS V3.2 Administration Guide
WebSphere Data Interchange for                         SC34-6215
 Multiplatforms V3.2 User's Guide
WebSphere Data Interchange for                         SC34-6216
 Multiplatforms V3.2
 Messages and Codes
WebSphere Data Interchange for                         SC34-6217
 Multiplatforms V3.2
 Programmer's Reference

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

The Publications Center is a WW 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. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

Hardware requirements for the Server:

  • Any server capable of running the AIX® or Windows® 2000 operating system
  • A CD-ROM drive for installing the distributed material
  • Required network hardware and communication connection

Additional hardware requirements for Windows 2000:

  • Intel® Pentium® III processor at 933 MHz, or faster with
  • 1024 MB memory
  • Storage device with a minimum of 8 GB free space

Hardware requirements for the Client:

  • Any Workstation with an Intel Pentium processor and a storage device with a minimum of 8 GB free space

Software Requirements

One of the following operating systems for the Server:

  • AIX V4.3.3
  • Windows 2000

and the following Server Databases and Tools:

  • Administrative database supplied with the product or DB2 Universal Database® Workgroup Edition V7.2 with open database connectivity (ODBC)

Optional Operating Products

  • WebSphere MQ V5.3
  • Expedite Base/AIX for RS/6000® V4.5.1 or Expedite for Windows V4.6.2

WebSphere Data Interchange Client Requirements

WebSphere Data Interchange Client is a 32-bit Windows 2000 application designed to run on an Intel Pentium PC with a minimum of 128 MB RAM.

  • DB2 Connect® Personal Edition V7.2

This should include a client/server architecture that has ODBC to the server.

Compatibility: The WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 product is upwardly compatible with WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2.

Limitations: The WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 Client can be used only with WebSphere Data Interchange V3.2 products.

The transaction store optional function remains relevant to send and receive maps only.

Planning Information

WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 is a server product with one charge unit based on the number of processors used.

Pricing Structure: The pricing for WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 is based on Processor License Units, with each machine needing one Processor License Unit for each processor or SMP being used to run the program.

Processor License Unit Requirements

  • To order a new license for WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2, you need as many Processor License Units as there are processors (or SMPs) in the server or device on which you are running WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2.
  • To upgrade from earlier releases using Passport Advantage on the same machine, you do not need to order any additional Capacity Units or Processor License Units. However, if you transfer the previous license to a new computer, you must re-calculate the license requirement on the basis of Processor License Units, possibly reusing existing Capacity Units.
  • Customers who upgrade should retain their original product as proof of entitlement to use with the old capacity unit model.

For further pricing and licensing information, visit:

IBM intends to withdraw the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatform V3.1 product from Marketing when the new release becomes generally available. From November 22, 2002, new orders for the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 product will be fulfilled with the new release.

Customer Responsibilities: WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 contains the applicable IBM License agreement and license information (LI) and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The License and LI will be stored in a directory called LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

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

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

Packaging: The following items are shipped with the product:

  1. Basic machine readable WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 CD-ROM
  2. WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 Client CD-ROM
  3. WebSphere Data Interchange PDF manuals on Client CD-ROM (5)
  4. WebSphere MQ for AIX V5.3 CD-ROM and WebSphere MQ for Windows 2000 V5.3 CD-ROM
  5. Administrative DB2® CD-ROMs (8)
  6. Developer Kit for AIX, Java™ Technology Edition CD-ROM

This program when downloaded from a Web site contains the applicable IBM license agreement and LI, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, Auditability, and Control

It is recommended that a data security facility is used with WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2.

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

  • Product Group: WebSphere Messaging Technologies
  • Product Identifier Description (PID): WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms (5724-C50)
  • Product Category: Data Interchange

WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 is a server product with one charge unit based on the number of processors used.

Pricing Structure: The pricing for WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2 is based on Processor License Units, with each machine needing one Processor License Unit for each processor or SMP being used to run the program.

Processor License Unit Requirements

  • To order a new license for WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2, you need as many Processor License Units as there are processors (or SMPs) in the server or device on which you are running WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.2.
  • To upgrade from earlier releases using Passport Advantage on the same machine, you do not need to order any additional Capacity Units or Processor License Units. However, if you transfer the previous license to a new computer, you must re-calculate the license requirement on the basis of Processor License Units, possibly reusing existing Capacity Units.
  • Customers who upgrade should retain their original product as proof of entitlement to use with the old capacity unit model.

For further pricing and licensing information, visit:

Passport Advantage

                                                  Part
Program Name/Description                          Number
 
WebSphere Data Interchange V3.2                   BA07VIE
 Media Pack
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              D51STLL
 LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              D51SULL
 LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              E00JULL
 SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              D51SVLL
 SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

IBM intends to withdraw the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 product from Marketing when the new release becomes generally available. From November 22, 2002, new orders for the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 product will be fulfilled with the new release.

Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details

Customers with active Maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled Maintenance Offerings
Description
 
WEBSPHERE DATA INTERCHANGE                        WSDATINCAPU
 CAP U
WEBSPHERE DATA INTERCHANGE                        WSDATINSB02
 PROCESSR
 
Media Packs                                       Part
Description                                       Number
 
WebSphere Data Interchange                        BA07VIE
 Media Pack (English)

Withdrawal of Previous Passport Advantage Part Numbers: The following IPLA software part numbers are being replaced or obsoleted by this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is November 22, 2002.

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.

                                                  Part
Program Name/Description                          Number
 
Withdraw from Marketing Information
 
WebSphere Data Interchange V3.1                   BA05GIE
 Media Pack
WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity               D514ILL
 
 Unit LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity               D514JLL
 Unit LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity               E00ABLL
 Unit SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity               D514KLL
 Unit SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
 
New Release Information
 
WebSphere Data Interchange V3.2                   BA07VIE
 Media Pack
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              D51STLL
 LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              D51SULL
 LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              E00JULL
 SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
WebSphere Data Interchange Processor              D51SVLL
 SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

Terms and Conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. 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.

License Information Form Number: L-SBRY-5CTFN7

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Available until March 31, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the Program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

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

Usage Restriction: Yes

License Use Management: Depending on the number of server processors used, an equivalent number of Processor License charge units must be purchased from IBM. Failure to comply will invalidate the terms of the license. License Use Management software is used to monitor compliance.

WebSphere MQ

The Program includes a copy of WebSphere MQ ("WebSphere MQ"). For each Proof of Entitlement, you are authorized to install and use WebSphere MQ in association with your use of the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms product. You are authorized to install two copies of WebSphere MQ for use with the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms product. You are authorized to use WebSphere MQ only with messages generated for the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms product, and not for other purposes. To use WebSphere MQ for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted Proof of Entitlement for a WebSphere MQ software product which authorizes such use.

DB2

The Program includes a copy of the DB2 Universal Database ("DB2"). For each Proof of Entitlement, you are authorized to install and use DB2 in association with your use of the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms. You are authorized to install one copy of DB2 for use with the product. You are authorized to use DB2 only for the storage and management of data generated by the WebSphere Data Interchange product, and not for other data management purposes (specifically, not for use by application data). To use DB2 for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted Proof of Entitlement for a DB2 Universal Database software product which authorizes such use.

WebSphere Data Interchange Client

The Program includes the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms Client, which may be used either on the same processor as that on which the Program's server code is running, or on no more than ten other Intel-based machines.

Intel machines include compatible processors such as Cyrix and AMD.

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 and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. The 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 you assistance for your:

  1. Routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions
  2. Code-related questions

IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (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 additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:

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

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

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

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

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Trademarks

 
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