IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-060
March 4, 2003

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2, and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations — New Name, Additional Functions

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At a Glance

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2 — a key component of WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2:

  • Automates and synchronizes business processes across multiple business applications
  • Is compatible with an extensive portfolio of IBM WebSphere Business Integration adapters and collaborations to accelerate process implementation
  • Helps implement rapid solutions to address specific business integration challenges
  • Expands and grows with requirements to solve complex business integration problems requiring a wide variety of integration capabilities

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2 is the follow on release of IBM CrossWorlds V4.1.1. It is a key component of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2 and addresses the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications as business processes.

New in IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2

  • Feature and performance enhancements
  • Additional national language support
  • Additional high availability support
  • HP-UX support
  • Processor-based software licensing

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2 replaces the IBM CrossWorlds Full Toolkit.

New support in IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2

  • Eclipse open standard-based system manager
  • Testing, monitoring, and deployment enhancements
  • Web-based system monitor
  • Activity editor

IBM CrossWorlds Collaborations is renamed as IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations.

New collaboration support

  • Collaboration Foundation
  • 17 new RosettaNet PIPs collaborations for WebSphere Business Integration for Electronics
  • Two new Service Provider collaborations for WebSphere Business Integration for Telecommunications

For more information on IBM WebSphere InterChange Server, WebSphere Business Integration Toolset, WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations, and related products and services, go to:

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Software Requirements and Hardware Requirements sections.

Planned Availability Dates

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2, and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations:

  • March 21, 2003: Electronic Delivery
  • April 18, 2003: Media Packs

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Item Synchronization:

  • May 16, 2003: Electronic Delivery only

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2.1, and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations (HP-UX support):

  • July 31, 2003: Electronic Delivery
  • September 5, 2003: Media Packs
Note: IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Industries solutions are not supported on the HP-UX platform.

Description

WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2 (InterChange Server) is the follow on release to IBM CrossWorlds InterChange Server V4.1. The IBM CrossWorlds technology is rebranded as WebSphere technology.

InterChange Server is now a component of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2. It addresses the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications as business processes.

What's New

National Language Support: National Language Support is extended from U.S. English and Japanese to include French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

Platform Support: Platform support is extended from Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, AIX®, and Solaris to include HP-UX.

Availability: High availability configurations for Windows NT and Solaris platforms are extended to include AIX and Windows 2000.

Database: Database support is provided for MS SQL Server, DB2® V8.1, or later, and Oracle V8.1.7.

Messaging Support: The InterChange Server supports WebSphere MQ V5.3.

Access options: Licensed, programmable interfaces for direct synchronous connection between the InterChange Server and component applications hosted by an application server, such as WebSphere Application Server, have been rebranded, as follows, to avoid confusion with Adapter Framework naming:

  • IBM CrossWorlds Access Framework is now orderable as IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access
  • IBM CrossWorlds Access Framework for Enterprise JavaBeans is now orderable as IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for Enterprise JavaBeans
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JCA Connector to ICS is now orderable as IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for J2EE Connector Architecture

Remote Agent Capability: Serverless Trading Agent is not supported in this release. Serverless Trading Agent was a licensed feature providing an HTTP/S solution to remotely connect CrossWorlds Connectors to the InterChange Server through a firewall. It is replaced by Remote Agent, a no-charge feature of the InterChange Server, that uses features of WebSphere MQ V5.3 with optional firewall tunnelling support of WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru.

WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru (MQIPT) is a WebSphere MQ base product extension that can be used to implement messaging solutions between remote sites across the Internet. It makes the passage of WebSphere MQ channel protocols into and out of a firewall simpler and more manageable by tunnelling the protocols inside HTTP or by acting as a proxy.

Flow Control: Flow control enhancements have been implemented that can be configured to throttle event delivery from adapters to the InterChange Server, based on the available memory in the system, allocated to specific collaborations. It can stop a resource-hungry collaboration from depriving other critical processes of resources, and degrading overall performance. Together with tooling to configure thresholds, this can improve control of over service levels.

Recovery Optimization: Optimizations have been implemented to improve recovery of business processes after a server failure so that key business processes preserve event sequences and may be recovered with minimum disruption. Levels of service possible will still be dependent on the nature of the recovery.

Long Lived Processes: Enhancements have been implemented to enable process transactions, such as RosettaNet PIPS, to more easily scale by refining the mechanism by which a thread context is saved and restored. Configurable parameters for specifying the time to wait for a response within a business process provide the ability to design a single collaboration such that a business object is sent out (for example, to a trading partner), and subsequently waits for a reply that may occur hours or even days later. These processes can be monitored with manual override — useful, for example, where a trading partner's system continues to fail to respond. The ability to save and restore context also enables InterChange Server to interoperate more efficiently and flexibly with a workflow engine.

WebSphere Business Integration Toolset

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2 replaces the IBM CrossWorlds Full Toolkit and delivers a new, extensible, solution studio workbench based on the Eclipse open standard for tooling. The studio provides a team-based, visual design environment and provides the option for source code management provided by a third party program. The System Manager has been re-implemented within the Eclipse framework.

An integrated test environment is introduced providing the ability to connect the studio to an InterChange Server, automatically deploy select components to the server, and to then run sample test data through a business process. After the test run has completed, users may drill down on any point in the business process to review specific data values that passed through the business process — be it going into a map, coming out of a map, into business processes, or out of a business process. Test runs can be re-run, as needed, with varying data, to help ensure a business process is fully tested before it is deployed in a live environment. This release of the integrated test environment requires an InterChange Server to be installed on the same machine as the toolset for testing purposes.

The Process and Map Designers have been enhanced with an Activity Editor that provides a graphical and declarative tool to insert additional logic such as applying string and mathematical functions when customizing collaborations.

The Process Designer now has WSDL and BPEL4WS import/export capability to enhance portability of process models with third party tools.

This release introduces a new Web-based system monitoring console to manage InterChange Servers via a Web browser and Web server (such as WebSphere Application Server).

Providing monitoring and management capabilities securely over the Internet can be a critical requirement for virtually every customer — be it a customer managing a large multi-national deployment or a smaller customer simply trying to manage single installation during off hours. We provide the ability to monitor the key components of the InterChange Server and the ability to manage (for example, Start, Stop, Pause) these components from a Web browser. The Web-based interface will provide both table and graphical "widget"-based views, with many pre-configured monitors provided "out-of-box", capable of managing multiple InterChange Servers, their collaborations, adapters and more.

A graphical wizard for assembling new monitors is provided. The original Windows-based system monitor is still retained to ease migration for existing users.

The Connector Development Kit (CDK) is not included in this release. Connectors are replaced by WebSphere Business Integration Adapters. The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Development Kit is sold separately, on a per-user basis, for adapter development.

WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations

Businesses in many industries are using WBI implementation to solve a wide range of business challenges. What we have learned is that there is a set of six common operational areas that occur in many industries.

  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Supply chain management (SCM)
  • Straight-through processing (STP)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Web exploitation

These operational areas are likely to require significant integration of processes and applications that run across a range of critical business functions.

IBM offers a range of optional, tested, and proven business-savvy collaborations that provide a ready-to-use set of best-practices processes to resolve common business issues associated with these areas. When combined with the application-savvy WBI Adapters from IBM, they provide a complete solution for a range of business issues. IBM customers in many industries have solved their integration challenges using IBM ready-to-use collaborations.

WebSphere Business Integration for Industries

IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Industries provides solutions focused on specific industry requirements to accelerate project implementation and improve return on investment (ROI) of business process integration projects.

An industry solution may combine industry-specific business objects, business process collaborations, workflows, and adapters for packaged enterprise applications that are widely used in that specific industry.

Note: IBM WebSphere Integration for Industries solutions are not supported on the HP-UX platform.

WebSphere Business Integration for Insurance provides sophisticated business object integration and management capabilities to extend and integrate claims processing, policy administration, and policy underwriting processes for companies in the insurance industry. WebSphere Business Integration for Insurance helps insurance companies quickly tune business practices that are supported by a fully integrated, 24/7 application environment. IBM delivers pre-built industry process automation collaborations including: claims submission, policy additions, and price quoting, for both the life and non-life sectors of the insurance industry.

WebSphere Business Integration for HIPAA facilitates the integration and management of business processes specific to the healthcare and insurance industries. These capabilities feature built-in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) content to help users automate business processes, such as claims processing transactions, and to help achieve HIPAA readiness. WebSphere Business Integration for HIPAA delivers the WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for HIPAA Transactions, which provides specific business process templates and integration capabilities to help payers in the insurance industry meet HIPAA mandates. This collaboration helps automate and streamline common business processes and accelerates transaction speeds. Benefits can include meeting new standards mandated by law, connecting disparate payer/provider system networks, and reducing claims processing costs.

WebSphere Business Integration For Retail Distribution: The retail industry is facing more and more challenges in the new century. They need to manage high volumes of transactions through multiple channels simultaneously on a near-real-time basis, while also automating and optimizing their businesses at a process level. WBI for Retail Distribution can help retailers and their suppliers accomplish this by providing solutions that integrate disparate applications so that the companies can make business decisions based upon a single, accurate view of their data. WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Distribution provides retailer- and supplier-specific solutions comprised of industry-specific business process templates, a portfolio of adapters to leading applications, and an integration hub to help automate their current business processes. Integration benefits are: reduced administrative costs, fewer errors, and additional sales using more accurate and timely data when making key business decisions. Solutions included in the WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Distribution portfolio are Item Synchronization for Suppliers and Product Information Management for Retailers.

WebSphere Business Integration for Electronics: This product delivers industry-specific business process templates and integration capabilities to connect disparate applications so users may make business decisions based upon a single, accurate view of their data, including critical item and inventory information. Benefits can include: accelerated product time-to-market cycles, reduced manufacturing costs, integrated supply chain, greater accuracy in real-time demand planning, reduced associated inventory costs, and an integrated view of customer data leading to increased service and customer satisfaction levels.

This extension of the current offering supplies both function and adherence to the RosettaNet standards. RosettaNet is an independent, nonprofit consortium dedicated to the collaborative development and rapid deployment of open Internet-based business standards that aligns processes within the global high-technology trading network. RosettaNet is the accepted supply-chain integration standard and solution for the high-tech industry and other manufacturing sectors, addressing the demands for a non-proprietary solution for standardizing business with customers and partners.

Language support for these collaborations is English only.

New collaborations included for electronics industries are:

  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 2A1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 2A1 Distribute New Product Information (Version V1.0), which specifies processes for distributing new product information to buyers so that enterprise systems can be established to accept product orders and for product information users to populate buyers' online sales catalogs.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 2A12 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 2A12 Distribute Product Master (Version V01.03), which specifies the process for a Product Information Distributor, who is typically a product supplier, to distribute device-level product identification, including family attributes, location-specific data, procurement data, and limited product lifecycle information, required for the manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system of a product information user, who is typically a product buyer.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3A1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A1 Request Quote (Version V02.00), which enables a buyer to request a product quote from a provider, and a provider to respond with either a quote or a referral. If referred to another provider, the buyer may request a quote from that party. The prices and product availability reflected in a quote may be influenced by an existing or potential relationship between a buyer and provider.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3A5 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A5 Query Order Status (Version R02.00), which supports a process for trading partners to cancel and change purchase orders, and acknowledge changes. It provides an automated process for product sellers to report order status on all open orders — those that have not been shipped — on a periodic basis agreed upon in their trading partner agreement.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3A6 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3A6 Distribute Order Status (Version V02.00), which specifies a process for sellers to distribute order status of open orders to partners on a periodic basis agreed upon in their trading partner agreement.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3B2 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3B2 Notify of Advance Shipment (Version V01.00), which enables shippers to send advance shipment and shippers' manifest notifications.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3B3 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3B3 Distribute Shipment Status (Version R01.00), which lets transport service providers report shipment status, via notifications, while shipments are being transported to end consignees or gateways to be tendered to other transport service providers.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3B5 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3B5 Request Shipment Change (Version R01.00), which allows shipment controllers to change or redirect in-transit shipments to end consignees or gateways.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3C1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3C1 Return Product (Version R01.00), which enables a party (return requester) to submit a request to return a product to a return provider. The return provider either authorizes the return by issuing a Return Product Response, which may contain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number, or denies the return. If the return is authorized, the return requester can ship the product to a location confirmed in the message exchange.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3C6 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3C6 Notify of Remittance Advice (Version V01.00), which enables a payer to issue a remittance advice to a payee.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 3D8 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 3D8 Distribute Work in Process (Version V01.00), which enables solution providers who manufacture components to distribute work-in-process notifications containing information on the production status of components being manufactured.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 4A1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 4A1 Notify of Strategic Forecast (Version R02.01), which provides a process for developing standardized collaborative sales forecasts between two trading partners for the purpose of projecting anticipated product sales.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 4A3 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 4A3 Notify of Threshold Release Forecast (Version R02.00), which provides a process for developing standardized collaborative order forecasts between two trading partners.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 4B2 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle 4B2 Notify of Shipment Receipt (Version V1.0), which enables a consignee to report the delivery, receipt, and status of a shipment to interested parties.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 4C1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle 4C1 Distribute Inventory Report (Version V02.03), which provides the ability to notify product sellers of inventory balances on products identified by active Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN).
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 5D1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 5D1 Request Ship from Stock and Debit Authorization (Version V01.00), which lets product distributors submit ship-from-stock and debit authorization requests to product suppliers, and lets product suppliers send debit authorization numbers to product distributors via ship and debit authorization responses.
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIP 7B1 on RNIF 1.1: Designed to handle PIP 7B1 Distribute Work in Process (Version R01.00), which supports the process used by a product manufacturer or assembler to inform a party of product configuration status. The recipient of the product status information could either be an end customer or another party acting on behalf of the end customer.

The following collaborations for RosettaNet PIPs were announced in Software Announcement 202-312 , dated November 19, 2002.

WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIPs

  • 3A2 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A4 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A7 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A8 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A9 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3C3 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3C4 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4A4 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4A5 on RNIF 1.1
  • 5C1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 5C2 on RNIF 1.1
  • 5C4 on RNIF 1.1

WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIPs 4A5 is enhanced to V02.00 in this release.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Telecommunications helps service providers bring revenue-generating services rapidly to market by enhancing their customer experience, allowing them to retain their preferred customers. WebSphere Business Integration for Telecommunications conforms to the Service Provider Delivery Environment (SPDE) reference architecture and is a crucial component in delivering value to the industry based upon the architecture. New telecommunications collaborations for this release are:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Service Usage
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Fault Resolution

IBM WebSphere Business integration Collaboration for Service Usage provides an integration scenario for handling an end-user request for an online service, such as an online video, and providing that service. It involves selection, purchase, provisioning, and usage management of the service. When a customer selects a service, a purchase transaction starts (purchase), and the customer account is validated (credit authentication). When the customer indicates the intention to start using the service, the Quality of Service (QoS) is provisioned (provisioning), the service is provided, and the customer starts using the service (usage). The usage records are logged until the termination of the usage. The usage records can be used for various purposes, including billing.

WebSphere Business Integration collaborations will provide the following integration:

  • Customer purchase transaction with the credit authentication
  • Request for service with the provisioning
  • Usage events with the usage management

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Fault Resolution provides an integration scenario of managing resource and service problems, and proactively notifying the customers of problem resolution. It involves detection, analysis, correlation with the customer-reported problem, and proactive notification of the resource failure. When a resource failure is detected, a trouble ticket is generated (detection), and after the problem is analyzed, the trouble ticket is updated with the information on the estimated time to repair (analysis). When a customer reports a problem experienced during the use of a service, the problem report is correlated with the trouble ticket of the failure that is causing the problem (correlation), and the customer is notified of the estimated time to repair (proactive notification). When the failure is resolved, the customer is notified of the resolution (proactive notification).

WebSphere Business Integration collaborations provide the following integration:

  • Fault detection with the trouble ticket management
  • Customer problem management with the service problem management
  • Trouble ticket management with the analysis of the problem involving human interaction

WebSphere Business Integration Adapters

IBM CrossWorlds Connectors have been replaced by IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters. The IBM CrossWorlds Connectors are not supported in this release. This release supports the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter portfolio for connectivity into the WebSphere InterChange Server. The WBI Adapters have two components:

  • The adapters — sold on a per-application-instance basis
  • The WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework (Adapter Framework) — sold on a per-server basis

The Adapter Framework is the run-time environment for the WebSphere Business Integration Adapters, as well as for the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Development Kit (ADK). WebSphere Business Integration Adapters are unique because they are built upon the IBM CrossWorlds Connector technology, however they run as standalone solutions. Today, WebSphere Business Integration Adapters can run with either the IBM CrossWorlds InterChange Server (now IBM WebSphere InterChange Server) or IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker. There is a one-for-one migration path for existing CrossWorlds Connector customers. For each license of a CrossWorlds Connector, the migration includes the equivalent WebSphere Business Integration Adapter license and one WebSphere Business Integration Adapter Framework license.

IBM CrossWorlds V4.1 Program Service Extension

Program service for IBM CrossWorlds V4.1 is extended until December 31, 2003.

Program             Program
Number              Name
 
 
5724-C10            IBM CrossWorlds Servers
5724-C13            IBM CrossWorlds Tools
5724-C11            IBM CrossWorlds Connectors
5724-C12            IBM CrossWorlds Collaborations

Product Positioning

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server, together with WebSphere MQ Workflow and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker, is positioned as a core component of the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2 offering. The role of the InterChange Server is to address the need for efficiency and flexibility in automating and synchronizing business activities executed across multiple applications — located both locally or remotely, internally or in partner organizations.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2 delivers a comprehensive business integration platform. A business process integration solution helps companies create and execute processes that span diverse applications, enterprises, and workgroups, and helps to manage those processes, as well as the components that support those processes, as a unified, extensible, and flexible solution. Having implemented a solution, companies should be able to more easily accommodate change with respect to applications and refine processes to meet new business needs.

Purchasers of WebSphere Business Integration typically fit a comprehensive or specialist buyer profile.

Comprehensive buyers are looking to purchase sophisticated integration suites containing a broad range of capability with tight coupling of individual components. Buyers in this group will most likely have prior experience with projects that require integration and be current users of proprietary IBM or competitor integration products. They include:

  • IT/IS groups in larger leading edge enterprises
  • Larger Systems Integrators

Specialist buyers are looking to purchase individual best of breed (BOB) integration products, either to address specific project requirements or to assemble a BOB integration architecture. In common with comprehensive buyers, they will most likely have prior experience with projects that require integration and be current users of proprietary IBM or competitor integration products. They include:

  • IT/IS groups in larger enterprises
  • Systems Integrators
  • Solution Providers
  • Enterprise ISVs

Reference Information

For information on IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 203-064 , dated March 4, 2003.

For information on IBM CrossWorlds V4.1.1, refer to Software Announcement 202-151 , dated June 18, 2002.

For information on IBM CrossWorlds V4.1, refer to Software Announcement 202-063 , dated March 26, 2002.

For information on IBM CrossWorlds V4.0.1, refer to Software Announcement 202-018 , dated February 5, 2002.

For information on IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Distribution, refer to Software Announcement 202-234 , dated September 24, 2002.

For information on IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations for RosettaNet PIPs and HIPAA Transactions, refer to Software Announcement 202-312 , dated November 19, 2002.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, AIX, DB2, and MQ Integrator are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

The following classes are available:

 
Course         Course
Number         Title
 
BI102          WBI Server -- One Day Introduction
BI101          WBI Server -- Implementing InterChange
                Server
BI103          WBI Server -- Advanced Implementing
                InterChange Server
BI140          WBI Toolset -- Advanced Mapping
BI141          WBI Toolset -- Advanced Cross-Referencing
BI145          WBI Toolset -- Collaboration Development
BI201          WBI Adapters -- SAP

Visit the following Web site for additional information:

The appropriate curriculum will include the enhancements described in this announcement.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information tool at:

and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Publications

The following displayable softcopy publications are available:

  • Technical Introduction to IBM WebSphere® InterChange Server
  • IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Glossary
  • System Installation Guide for Windows®
  • System Installation Guide for UNIX®
  • System Administration Guide
  • Implementation Guide
  • Collaboration Development Guide
  • Business Object Development Guide
  • Data Handler Guide
  • Map Development Guide
  • Access Development Guide
  • Access Development Guide for Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Access Development Guide for J2EE Connector Architecture
  • Implementing Business Solutions Using Web Services
  • Naming IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Components
  • Benchmarking IBM WebSphere InterChange Server
  • Industry solution Overview, Installation, Workflow, Collaboration, and Business Object Guides

The following Web site will contain the complete set of documentation:

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Listed below are minimum requirements. The actual requirements for your system may be greater, depending on the complexity of your specific IBM WebSphere InterChange Server environment, throughput, and data object size.

For more details, refer to the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for Windows and the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for UNIX .

  • Windows environment (Server):
    • Processor: An IBM eServer xSeries™ and Intel®-based system (or equivalent) with a minimum processor speed of 1 GHz or dual processors each with a minimum speed of 667 MHz (for high availability)
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB; for high availability, a mirrored 9 GB boot disk and a mirrored 18 GB shared disk
    • Additional high-availability hardware requirements:
      • Microsoft™ certified cluster machine
      • Shared disk subsystem with RAID
  • Windows environment (Toolset):
    • Processor: An xSeries and Intel-based system (or equivalent) with a minimum processor speed of 400 MHz
    • RAM: 256 MB
    • Disk space: 10 GB
  • AIX® environment (Server)
    • Processor: An IBM eServer pSeries™ or RS/6000® system with either a uniprocessor or symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) and a minimum processor speed of 375 MHz; for high availability, a symmetric multiprocessor with a minimum processor speed of 600 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB; for high availability, 2 GB
    • Disk space: 40 GB; for high availability, a minimum of 4 hard disks, each with 36 GB disks per system
  • Solaris environment (Server)
    • Processor: A Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC processor system with a minimum processor speed of 450 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB; for high availability, a minimum of 4 hard disks, each with 18 GB disks per system
  • HP-UX environment (Server)
    • Processor: A Hewlett-Packard HP-9000 processor system with a minimum processor speed of 440 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Disk space: 40 GB

Software Requirements

For more details, refer to the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for Windows and the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for UNIX .

  • Windows environment: (Server)
    • One of these operating systems:
      • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 3
      • Windows NT® 4.0 (Workstation or Server) with Service Pack 6a
      • Windows NT Server Enterprise Edition 4.0 with SupportPac™ MC74 for Microsoft Cluster Server support (for high availability support only)
    • Database (one of the following)
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Edition 8.1
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2
      • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 with Service Pack 4
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 2
    • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system (for example, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange, or Eudora)
    • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator 4.x required to view the HTML documents
    • Java™ compiler (Sun JDK 1.3.1_06 for Windows NT and Windows 2000) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations
    • IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3 Client and Server (included with this product)
    • WebSphere MQ Internet pass-thru 1.2 (optional for Remote Agent)
    • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1, or later (to support IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
    • A Web application server which supports Java Server Pages (JSP) 1.1, or later and Servlets 2.2 or later, such as IBM WebSphere Application Server or Tomcat (to support Web-based system monitoring only)
  • Windows environment (Toolset)
    • Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, or Advanced Server) with Service Pack 3
    • Source Code Control: one of the following to support CSM source code control only
      • Rational ClearCase 4.2
      • Concurrent Version System (CVS) 1.11
    • Browser: one of the following to support Web-based system monitoring only
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, or later
      • Netscape Navigator 4.75
    • Integrated Test Environment: A WebSphere InterChange Server must be installed on the same machine as the toolset. A separate instance of the database used as the InterChange Server repository, dedicated to testing purposes only, is also required.
  • AIX environment (Server)
    • IBM AIX 5.1 maintenance level 2
    • HACMP 4.5 (for high availability support only)
    • Database (one of the following)
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition 8.1
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2
    • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
    • Browser: Netscape Navigator 4.x required to view the HTML documents
    • Java compiler (IBM JDK 1.3.1) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations
    • IBM VisualAge® for C++ 5.0.2 or equivalent compiler to compile DB2® stored procedures
    • IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3 Client and Server (included with this product)
    • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1, or later (to support IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
    • A Web application server which supports Java Server Pages (JSP) 1.1, or later and Servlets 2.2 or later, such as IBM WebSphere Application Server or Tomcat (to support Web-based system monitoring only)
  • Solaris environment (Server)
    • Solaris 8 (2.8) or Solaris 7 (2.7) with Solaris Patch Report Updates as of October 1, 2002, or later
    • Sun Cluster 2.2 or Veritas Cluster Server 1.3 (for high availability support only)
    • Database (one of the following)
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition 8.1
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2
    • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
    • Browser: Netscape Navigator 4.x, or later, is needed to view HTML documents
    • Java compiler (Sun JDK 1.3.1_06) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations.
    • IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3 Client and Server (included with this product)
    • WebSphere MQ internet pass-thru 1.2 (optional for Remote Agent)
    • Any WebSphere Application Server that supports Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1, or later (to support IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for Enterprise JavaBeans only)
    • A Web application server which supports JSP 1.1, or later and Servlets 2.2 or later, such as IBM WebSphere Application Server or Tomcat (to support Web-based system monitoring only)
  • HP-UX environment (Server)
    • HP-UX 11.11 (11i)
    • Database (one of the following)
      • IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition 8.1
      • Oracle RDBMS 8.1.7.2
    • E-mail: An SMTP mail protocol e-mail system
    • Browser: Netscape Navigator 4, required to view the HTML documents
    • Java compiler (Hewlett-Packard JDK 1.3.1.06) required for compiling customer-generated maps and collaborations
    • IBM WebSphere MQ V5.3 Client and Server (included with this product)

For the telecommunication flow definition templates bundled with the following telecommunications collaborations, a customer must have the required IBM MQSeries® Workflow V3.3.2 or WebSphere MQ Workflow V3.4 software and hardware.

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Development and Retirement
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Order Handling
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Service Configuration and Activation
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Resource Provisioning and Allocation
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Billing Management
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Customer Problem Handling
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Fault Resolution

For IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIPs, customers must also purchase the following prerequisite products in addition to that required by the WebSphere Interchange Server:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for JDBC
  • One of the three Trading Partner Interchange offerings: (TPI Server 4.1.2.7, or later 4.1 fixpack is required and may be downloaded from the IBM Support Web site.)
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange Solo
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange On-Ramp
    • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Trading Partner Interchange for Trading Networks
  • One of the C++ compilers required with DB2:
    • For the Microsoft Windows environment, Microsoft Visual C++ Version 5.0 or 6.0, or IBM VisualAge C++ for Windows V3.6.5 or V4.0
    • For the AIX environment, IBM VisualAge C++ V4.0, or IBM VisualAge C++ V5.0
    • For the Solaris environment, Forte/WorkShop C++ Version 4.2 (32-bit only), 5.0, 6.0, or 6.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    For more details, refer to the IBM DB2 Universal Database Application Building Guide .

Performance Considerations: IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2 is a scalable product that is dependent on the complexity of the specific environment, throughput, and data object size.

Planning Information

For planning information, refer to the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for Windows and the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for UNIX .

Customer Responsibilities: It is strongly recommended that IBM WebSphere Business Integration Software Services or Business Partners be used to assist in the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution.

To implement an IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution, the following skills are required:

  • Ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot IBM WebSphere InterChange Server components including WebSphere MQ, Visibroker, DB2, Oracle, or SQLServer databases. Some network awareness is also required.
  • Java programming knowledge.
  • Some SQL experience and basic understanding of relational databases and SQL statements, triggers, and stored procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of specific packaged applications or client legacy applications to be managed.
  • Thorough understanding of the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution.

Customers should take full advantage of the educational program provided for the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution.

Direct Customer Support: For support, new customers with Passport Advantage contracts should call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).

For technical support or assistance, go to the following Web site or contact your IBM representative for additional assistance.

You may also visit:

Then select Support from the left navigation.

Packaging: This is a Passport Advantage offering only. IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2 and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations are distributed via electronic distribution and physical media packs. The WebSphere InterChange Server media pack is used to distribute the software for all three of these products. Support for all specified operating systems and languages are provided in this media pack. This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (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

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2 uses the security and auditability features of the system on which the products are installed.

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 InterChange Server
 Product Identifier Description                             (PID)
 
WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2                           5724-E30
WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2                 5724-C13
WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations               5724-C12
 
Product Category: WebSphere Business Integration

Per Processor Charges

In response to your feedback, it is simpler to do business with IBM. You will now pay for IBM software licenses on a per-processor basis for IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.

This is a change from the per-capacity unit model of charging for software.

Note: The current IBM CrossWorlds InterChange Server license entitlement refers to value units and not capacity units. Capacity units, which are referenced throughout this announcement, are the same as value units.

You should expect no general increase or decrease in net costs. However, any change in cost will depend on your unique circumstances, relating to the number of processors in your machine.

The change is effective now for all new orders but does not affect existing licenses until the next Software Maintenance renewal.

If you do not have a Software Maintenance contract, you are not affected by this change and should continue using your programs under the capacity-unit terms.

Further information is available at:

Charges

Charges for authorized use of the program are based on Processor License Units (PLUs). The use of the program on any server machine requires one PLU to be acquired (from IBM or an IBM Business Partner) for each processor contained in the server machine on which any copy of the program is to run. PLUs are required for every server machine on which the program is installed. You are also required to obtain a corresponding number of additional PLUs if the program installation is moved to a server machine with a greater number of processors, or if any additional processors are added to the server machine on which the program is installed.

Failure to comply with the requirement for the appropriate number of PLUs will constitute a material breach of the terms of this license and will automatically terminate your rights in connection therewith.

For Software Maintenance renewals for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, and new software purchases for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, you are eligible for special bid on the software. Contact your IBM representative.

Also refer to the License Information supplied with your updated copy of the program.

Transferability

Users who upgrade from an earlier release of the program under Passport Advantage can use their existing capacity units and then acquire additional PLUs to satisfy the requirements given below. The capacity units from the previous release will be converted to PLUs (at a rate of two capacity units to one PLU) and counted as all or part of the customer entitlement.

Any "spare" capacity units can be used towards other program entitlement, at the time of renewal reconciliation, but are not refundable.

Capacity units for the products, announced as moving to PLUs, will be withdrawn from marketing on May 5, 2003.

Users should retain their original product and capacity units as Proof of Entitlement (PoE). Note that the pricing is based on the number of processors in the server machine, regardless of whether they are all being used to execute the program.

Migration

Existing and new customers may acquire updated media packs soon after the products become generally available under the new terms.

Migration for customers who have existing capacity unit license entitlements will be at the time of Software Maintenance renewal. A standard conversion rate of two capacity units to one processor license unit will be used. In the majority of situations, this conversion will ensure that users have the correct number of entitlements. However, where machines have five or more processors (and in a few other cases), the standard conversion will not give the required number of licenses. In this case, when contacted by IBM, you should discuss acquiring additional entitlements so that you are correctly licensed under the new pricing model. You will not be charged for additional licenses granted under this process, but the Software Maintenance renewal prices will be amended, based on the number of entitlements needed.

For Software Maintenance renewals for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, and new software purchases for deployments on servers of five processors and greater, you are eligible for special bid on the software.

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server

The IBM WebSphere InterChange Server offers a scalable pricing structure that requires licensing according to the run-time use on server machines. All processors running IBM WebSphere InterChange Server in your organization require an IBM WebSphere InterChange Server license.

The license charge depends on the number of processors per server to cover the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server installed in each licensed user's organization. Each licensed user is required to acquire processor authorizations to use IBM WebSphere InterChange Server on each machine and machine upgrade. If a licensed user changes the processor or machine which runs the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server, the licensed user agrees to notify IBM or its reseller.

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server requires one processor authorization per processor contained within each machine on which the server is installed.

The following server connectivity features are also provided:

  • WebSphere InterChange Server Access: one authorization is required per application server connection for each InterChange Server.
  • WebSphere InterChange Server Access for Enterprise JavaBeans: one authorization is required per application instance for each InterChange Server.
  • WebSphere InterChange Server Access for J2EE Connector Architecture: one authorization is required per application instance for each InterChange Server.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset

An IBM WebSphere InterChange Server license or an IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server license is required as a prerequisite for the deployment of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset requires a concurrent user license. A single license entitles you to deploy one copy of each component of the toolset on a single machine.

Additional concurrent user licenses are required to allow additional users to simultaneously use the installed copy of the toolset or to install another copy of the toolset on a separate machine.

When you use IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset to create a program, it imbeds IBM licensed software into your program. You may use the imbedded IBM licensed software only in conjunction with a licensed IBM WebSphere InterChange Server or IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations

An IBM WebSphere InterChange Server license or an IBM WebSphere Business Integration Server license is required as a prerequisite for the deployment of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations.

Each IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration deployed requires a collaboration instance license. To deploy an additional instance of the same collaboration, an additional license is required.

A collaboration instance license entitles two applications to be connected by the collaboration. For each additional application to be connected by a collaboration, an additional IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Additional Connection license is required. Additional connections do not apply to collaborations licensed under the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIPs offering.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for RosettaNet PIPs is a generic collaboration authorization which must be acquired for each of the following RosettaNet PIPs collaborations:

  • 2A1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 2A12 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A5 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A6 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3B2 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3B3 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3B5 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3C1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3C6 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3D8 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4A1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4A3 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4B2 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4C1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 5D1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 7B1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A2 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A4 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A7 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A8 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3A9 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3C3 on RNIF 1.1
  • 3C4 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4A4 on RNIF 1.1
  • 4A5 on RNIF 1.1
  • 5C1 on RNIF 1.1
  • 5C2 on RNIF 1.1
  • 5C4 on RNIF 1.1

An IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Foundation license must be acquired for each collaboration which is developed based upon templates provided with the foundation.

Third Party Components

For details on the licensing information associated with third party software components, refer to the following Web site:

Passport Advantage

Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
The following offerings are new for this release:
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange Server
 -- Per Processor
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D5271LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D5272LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00P2LL
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D5275LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 Foundation
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D5279LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D527ALL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00P4LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D527BLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Service Usage
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D527CLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D527DLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00P5LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D527ELL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Fault Resolution
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D527FLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D527GLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00P6LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D527HLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for RosettaNet PIPs
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D5276LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D5277LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00P3LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D5278LL

The following offerings were previously announced with IBM CrossWorlds V4.0.1, V4.1, or V4.1.1 and are now being rebranded as part of the WebSphere Business Integration product family. The previously announced Passport Advantage part numbers remain unchanged and are provided below for completeness:

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access
 -- Per Application Server Connection
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6DMCLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6DMDLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2DMELL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6DMFLL
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access
 for Enterprise JavaBeans
 -- Per Application Instance
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6DLWLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6DLXLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2DLYLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6DLZLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset
 -- Per Concurrent User
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E8DLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E8ELL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E8FLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E8GLL
 
-- Collaborations
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 Additional Connection
 -- Per Application Connected
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6DZ0LL
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6DZ1LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2DZ2LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6DZ3LL
 
-- Collaborations -- Telecommunications
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Billing Inquiry
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6DZ8LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6DZ9LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2DZALL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6DZBLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Customer Account Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6DZGLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6DZHLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2DZILL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6DZJLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Product Catalog
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6DZPLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6DZQLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2DZRLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6DZSLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Service Order Management
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6DZXLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6DZYLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2DZZLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E00LL
 
-- Collaborations -- Manufacturing
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for AR Invoice Sync
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E05LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E06LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E07LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E08LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for ATP to Sales Order
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E0DLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E0ELL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E0FLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E0GLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Available to Promise
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E0LLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E0MLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E0NLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E0PLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for BOM Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E0ULL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E0VLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E0WLL
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E0XLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Contact Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E12LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E13LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E14LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E15LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Contract Sync
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E1ALL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E1BLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E1CLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E1DLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Customer Credit Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E1ILL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E1JLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E1KLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E1LLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Customer Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E1RLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E1SLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E1TLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E1ULL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Demand Forecast
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E1ZLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E20LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E21LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E22LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Demand History
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E27LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E28LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E29LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E2ALL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Department Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E2FLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E2GLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E2HLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E2ILL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Employee Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E2NLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E2PLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E2QLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E2RLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for GL Movement
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E2WLL
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E2XLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E2YLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E2ZLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Installed Product
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E34LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E35LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E36LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E37LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Inventory Level Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E3CLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E3DLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E3ELL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E3FLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Inventory Movement
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E3KLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E3LLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E3MLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E3NLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Invoice Generation
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E3TLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E3ULL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E3VLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E3WLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Item Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E41LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E42LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E43LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E44LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Order Billing Status
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E49LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E4ALL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E4BLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E4CLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Order Delivery Status
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E4HLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E4ILL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E4JLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E4KLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Order Status
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E4QLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E4RLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E4SLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E4TLL
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Price List Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E4YLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E4ZLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E50LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E51LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Purchasing
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E56LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E57LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E58LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E59LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Regen Process Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E5ELL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E5FLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E5GLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E5HLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Return Billing Status
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E5MLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E5NLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E5PLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E5QLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Return Delivery Status
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E5VLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E5WLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E5XLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E5YLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Return Status
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E63LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E64LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E65LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E66LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Sales Order Processing
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E6BLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E6CLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E6DLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E6ELL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Shipments to Date
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E6JLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E6KLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E6LLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E6MLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Supply Plan Deployment Regen
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E6SLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E6TLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E6ULL
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E6VLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Supply Plan Input Regen
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E70LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E71LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E72LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E73LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Supply Plan Input Net Change
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E78LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E79LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E7ALL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E7BLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Trading Partner Order Management
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E7GLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E7HLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E7ILL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E7JLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Vendor Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E7PLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E7QLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E7RLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E7SLL
 
-- Collaborations -- e-business
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Chem eStandards
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D6E7XLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D6E7YLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E2E7ZLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D6E80LL
 
-- Collaborations -- Telecommunications
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Product Development and Retirement
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51B6LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51B7LL
 
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00CCLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51B8LL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Customer Order Handling
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51B9LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51BALL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00CDLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51BBLL
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Customer Service Configuration and Activation
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51B0LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51B1LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00CALL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51B5LL
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Resource Provisioning and Allocation
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51BCLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51BDLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00CELL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51BELL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Customer Billing Management
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51BFLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51BGLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00CFLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51BILL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Customer Problem Handling
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51BLLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51BMLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00CHLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51BNLL
 
-- Collaborations -- Insurance
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Partial Withdrawal Surrender Quote
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51ARLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51ASLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00C7LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51ATLL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Personal Articles Coverage Quote
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51AULL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51AVLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00C8LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51AWLL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Homeowner First Loss
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51AXLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51AYLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00C9LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51AZLL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Traditional Life Policy Addition
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51B2LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51B3LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00CBLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51B4LL

The following offering was previously announced with IBM WebSphere Business Integration Adapters V2.0 and is being rebranded and licensed as a connectivity feature of the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server:

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access for
 J2EE Connector Architecture
 -- Per Application Instance
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51EJLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51EKLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00DGLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51ELLL

The following offering was previously announced with WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Distribution. The previously announced Passport Advantage part numbers remain unchanged and are provided below for completeness:

Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
-- Collaboration -- Retail Distribution
 
IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for UCCnet Item Synchronization
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D5179LL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D517ALL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00B5LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D517BLL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Merchandise Qualification
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1                                  D51Q8LL
 Anniv.
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51Q9LL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv. Date                       E00J3LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51QALL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for UCCNet Message Manager
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51BVLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51BWLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv. Date                       E00CKLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51BXLL
 
WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for Data Storage
 
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51QBLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51QCLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv. Date                       E00J4LL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51QDLL
 
-- Collaboration -- Healthcare Industry

The following offering was previously announced with WebSphere Business Integration for HIPAA. The previously announced Passport Advantage part numbers remain unchanged and are provided below for completeness:

WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration
 for HIPAA Transaction
 -- Per Collaboration
License and SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                      D51XNLL
License and SW Maintenance 2 Anniv. Date                      D51XPLL
SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                            E00LBLL
SW Maintenance after License to 1 Anniv. Date                 D51XQLL

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.

                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2                         AF03MML
 Multiplatform, Multilingual -- includes
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Toolset V4.2
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Collaborations
 
                                                              Part
Description                                                   Number
 
 
IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1                       AF03NML
 Multiplatform, Multilingual -- includes
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Toolset V4.2.1
 -- IBM WebSphere Business Integration
  Collaborations (and support for HP-UX)

Withdrawal of Previous Passport Advantage Part Numbers: The following software part number is being replaced or is obsolete as a result of this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is May 5, 2003.

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.

Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                                                   Number
 
IBM CrossWorlds InterChange Server V4.1.1                     AF01IML
 Media Pack -- Multiplatform, English

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 (PoEs) 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

  • V4.2: L-MKOL-5HN3B9
  • V4.2.1: L-MKOL-5JY4KR

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Program services will be available for a period of at least one year following the effective marketing withdrawal date which will be announced at a future date.

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

For details on license information and usage restrictions, refer to:

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 announcement 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; and (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, or (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

Other Support: Passport Advantage

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

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site:

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

Order Now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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