IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-116
April 29, 2003
IBM WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager Starter Edition New Licensing Structure Offers More Flexibility and Lower Startup Cost
(Corrected on May 1, 2003)
A correction was made to the License Information Form Number in the Supplemental Information section
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At a Glance
Benefits of the WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager (WECM) Starter Edition include:
WebSphere® Everyplace Connection Manager (WECM) Starter Edition is designed for customers who want the benefits of WECM, but want to start on a smaller scale than is allowed under the full entitlement version of WECM. With the WECM Starter Edition, you can start with a smaller investment and expand your implementation at your own pace.
WECM Starter Edition includes the same function as the current release of WECM with different licensing terms and pricing. It allows you to realize the benefits of WECM by using the complete product with up to a maximum of 50 users and at a lower entry price.
When you are ready to expand, you can convert your license to the full entitlement version of WECM without reinstalling the program software. For information about the cost of converting your WECM Starter Edition licenses to the full entitlement version of WECM, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative.
There is a usage restriction associated with the WECM Starter Edition. Refer to the Terms and Conditions section.
Additional information about WECM, including a specification sheet with more details, is available at the IBM Pervasive Computing Web site:
Refer to Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002, (WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager V4.2) for additional requirements.
The WECM Starter Edition is intended for customers who want to start with a small WECM installation and expand at a later time.
After working with the WECM Starter Edition on a small scale, you can continue to expand your WECM environment by converting your user WECM Starter Edition license to the full entitlement version of WECM. You do not have to reinstall the software. Contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative to get information about the price of converting to WECM licensing.
For more complete product information, including technical information and licensing terms, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002.
For additional information about WECM and other pervasive computing products, visit the IBM Pervasive Computing Web site at:
The WECM Starter Edition is the ideal way to begin using WECM with a small group of users and a lower cost initial investment. When you want to expand your WECM environment, you can add additional licensing without reinstalling the program software. Contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative for information about the price of converting to the processor licensing.
The WECM Starter Edition includes a usage limitation. Customers are only entitled to use the program for up to a maximum of 50 users. A registered user is defined as a person who accesses and uses the program. A registered user is considered a distinct user.
When the WECM V4.2 program is replaced by a new release, according to the Statement of Direction in Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002, the WECM Starter Edition program software will also be updated.
For more information about WECM V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 203-289 , dated October 15, 2002.
For further information about WECM, other pervasive computing products, e-business products, and contact information, visit:
Product information is available through the Offering Information tool at:
For the full product description and technical information, refer to Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002.
To review the licensing terms and limitations, visit the IBM Software Licensing Agreement Web site:
For assistance or additional information, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative or IBM Business Partner.
Packaging: WECM Starter Edition is available through Passport Advantage. Passport Advantage customers receive the program on CD-ROMs in a Passport media pack. Electronic download is also available via the Passport Advantage Web site.
This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
WECM Starter Edition has a charge structure that is based on entitlement for a maximum of 50 registered users. Ordering a quantity of one license means you are entitling up to 50 users.
Part Description Number WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager Starter Edition WECM Starter, LIC + SW D52C2LL MAINT 12 months WECM Starter, ANNUAL SW E00QXLL MAINT Renewal WECM Starter, SW MAINT D52C3LL REINSTATE 12 months WECM Starter Edition BK03LML Media Pack (Multilanguage)
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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.
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.
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the WECM Starter Edition is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and 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 routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your 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 the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or 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:
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing Sales Specialist, or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, terms loans, acquisition facilities, and inventory financing credit lines) for Business Partners. 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: