IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V1.2 now offers more performance, less complexity, and better control

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-100
April 26, 2005

 

 ENUS205-100.PDF (55KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
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At a glance

Network integration infrastructure for high-volume, accurate payment message processing

Immediate and future network connectivity and financial message application integration requirements are met with:

  • Open architecture platform
  • Flexibility
  • Message transformation, routing, authentication, and validation
  • Message warehousing
  • Event logging
  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN, InterAct, and FileAct
  • Investment protection, MERVA support

To support financial institutions in their efforts to enlarge their SIPN-based financial message processing and associated financial applications, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V1.2 addresses customer recommendations and requirements. The new release contains a large variety of enhancements and new features. The major enhancements relate to:

  • Improved performance
  • Enhanced message warehousing, monitoring, and audit data recording
  • Improved customization, installation, and configuration changes

For ordering, contact:

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

To help financial institutions remain competitive in the ever-changing world of finance, IBM delivers WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS®, V1.2. This is the IBM on demand financial messaging solution for the finance industry. It provides a single-window infrastructure to support integration of financial messaging applications used by financial institutions and corporations.

Features that deliver this integration include: message transformation, message routing, message authentication and validation, audit recording, monitoring, message storage in a message warehouse, processing of SWIFTNet FIN and InterAct messages, and transfer and compression of SWIFTNet FileAct files.

To help ensure a robust, reliable, and high-volume message transfer environment, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is based on industry-proven IBM middleware products, such as DB2 Universal Database®, WebSphere MQ, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V1.2 delivers the following enhancements.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base

  • Performance improvements
  • Enhanced message warehouse, monitoring, and audit data recording functionality
  • Message counting using WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0
  • Customization, installation, and configuration change improvements
  • Selective configuration provider node
  • Immediate activation of configuration changes

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, Extension for SWIFTNet, Support for SWIFTNet InterAct, and Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

  • SWIFTAlliance Gateway (SAG) event template management
  • Improved OAMS administration program
  • Message counting using WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0
  • Trusted FIN application
  • FileAct compression and decompression
  • Direct SAG access
  • FileAct via SAG running on Windows™
  • FileAct via SAG running on Solaris
  • InterAct Store and Forward (SnF) session control

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

April 29, 2005
 
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Description

IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks provides a single-window infrastructure to support integration of financial applications used by financial institutions and corporations. It combines integration-layer and network interface-layer functionality, while providing a highly flexible messaging infrastructure for financial applications.

Features that deliver this integration include:

  • Message transformation
  • Message routing
  • Message authentication and validation
  • Audit recording
  • Monitoring
  • Message storage in a message warehouse
  • Processing of SWIFTNet FIN and InterAct messages
  • Transfer and compression of SWIFTNet FileAct files

The shared services offered by WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks include services to centralize common tasks, such as access control, recording audit data, and event handling and logging. These shared services also provide the means to centrally customize and administer the entire system, which helps make operating your IT environment more efficient and cost-effective. You can use a graphical editor to rapidly build standard, uniform services and applications that meet your specialized needs — enabling you to respond quickly to industry changes. The use of shared services lets you quickly integrate new applications, and makes it easier to maintain existing applications, which can lead to significant cost reductions. Key functions of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks shared services include:

  • The ability to transform, validate, authenticate, and route SWIFTNet FIN and InterAct messages, and to transfer and compress FileAct files
  • A single window to SWIFTNet and other financial networks that helps reduce the complexity of network operations
  • Message warehouse, a search-optimized IBM DB2® database that stores messages in XML format, handled by WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, enabling users to quickly locate a specific message
  • Audit and event logging capabilities that you can use to collect information about all message-related and user-related data and system activities, and make that information available for operator or management review
  • Role-based access control with double authorization (two persons are required) for all security-relevant administration tasks, which greatly enhances overall security
  • The ability to segregate data by organizational units, which is indispensable to financial service providers who serve several financial institutions

To help ensure a robust, reliable, and resilient environment, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is based on industry-proven IBM middleware products, such as DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere MQ, and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker.

In addition, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V1.2 delivers the following enhancements:

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks
Base

  • Performance optimization
  • Enhanced message warehouse, monitoring, and audit recording functionality
  • Message counting by using WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker 5.0
  • Customization, installation, and configuration change improvements
  • Selective configuration provider node
  • Immediate activation of configuration changes

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks
Extension for SWIFTNet
Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

  • SAG event template management
  • Improved OAMS administration program
  • Message counting by using WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker 5.0
  • Trusted FIN application
  • FileAct compression/decompression
  • Direct SAG access
  • FileAct via SAG running on Windows
  • FileAct via SAG running on Solaris
  • InterAct Store and Forward (SnF) session control

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet is not included in V1.2.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is the IBM on demand solution for financial message processing. It provides a highly flexible messaging infrastructure for financial applications, and thereby takes advantage of new technologies while establishing a single window to financial network services.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks can be used as a financial message-based integration layer and as a network interface layer to build solutions like the following examples:

Wholesale payments — This solution is a set of IBM products and services that includes WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. With this solution, you can integrate and manage payment processes across your enterprise and beyond, and streamline related processes, including high-value, bulk, and cross-border payments, as well as cash management and treasury services. By streamlining these processes, you can increase efficiency and reduce your operational costs.

Liquidity management — IBM Liquidity Manager offers centralized management of multicurrency and multichannel liquidity. This liquidity is managed across Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), netting, and correspondent channels, as well as for nostro accounts. Its functions include monitoring, forecasting, matching and reconciliation, and rules-based scheduling.

Bulk payments — Based on the SWIFTNet FileAct service, this solution enables you to exchange bulked payments with your counterparts. To reduce file-processing cost, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks provides configurable file-compression capabilities.

Cash reporting — This solution uses WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks to access and provide comprehensive cash-reporting information. It increases operational efficiency and improves the level of services financial institutions can provide to their clients. This solution is also certified by SWIFT.

Investment funds distribution — This solution processes investment funds in compliance with ISO 15022 FIN message templates. It includes message processing to support order initiation, order confirmation, order status, and balance reporting. Assisted by the single-window infrastructure of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, this solution helps reduce cost, improve operational efficiency, and enhance straight-through processing (STP). It includes a specific investment funds distribution (IFD) message set to support routing and message transformation, and InterAct Store and Forward.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-100

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, z/OS, DB2 Universal Database, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

Visit the following Web site for additional information

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

Also refer to the IBM Learning Services home page for available courses in your country

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with these programs.

The following publications are available in .pdf format at

WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks Base

  • Concepts and Components
  • Planning, Installation and Customization
  • System Administration
  • Application Programming
  • Messages and Codes
  • Program Directory z/OS®

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks
Extension for SWIFTNet
Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

  • Concepts and Components
  • Planning, Installation and Customization
  • System Administration
  • Application Programming
  • Messages and Codes
  • Program Directory z/OS

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

A customer ordering WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks on z/OS, with or without the SWIFTNet features, must have the following hardware:

Any Year-2000 ready hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Server products: Any server capable of running the listed z/OS release and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS, V5.0.1.

Specific hardware requirements for Microsoft™ Windows™ workstation:

  • Intel™ Uniprocessor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Any communication hardware supporting the selected WebSphere MQ connection to WebSphere MQ running on z/OS

A customer ordering WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet on z/OS must have the following hardware, in addition to those listed above:

Additional hardware requirements for Extension for SWIFTNet, Support for SWIFTNet InterAct, Support for SWIFTNet FileAct:

The hardware requirements for the SWIFTAlliance Gateway are defined by SWIFT.

In addition to the SWIFT requirements, the following hardware and storage requirements:

  • 30 MB of disk space, if recommended JRE is installed (otherwise 80 MB)
  • 30 to 100 MB of disk space for traces (depending on trace level)
  • Network Adapter as defined by SWIFT

Hardware requirements for MERVA ESA:

For hardware requirements for MERVA ESA, refer to Software Announcement 299-108 , dated May 4, 1999.

Software requirements

The following are software prerequisites for IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V1.2:

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base for z/OS:

  • z/OS 1.4 (5694-A01) at RSU0302, or later
  • z/OS 1.4 (5694-A01) Security Server feature (optional)
  • DB2® UDB for z/OS V8.1 (5625-DB2) or DB2 UDB for z/OS V7.1 (5675-DB2) at RSU0301 and PUT0301, plus PTFs for APARs PQ69311 and PQ74296
  • IBM SQLJ V8 (5625-DB2) or IBM SQLJ V7 (5675-DB2)
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1 (5655-F10)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0.1 (5655-K60) CSD 4 (limited license included)
  • XML Toolkit for z/OS V1.6 (5655-J51)
  • IBM C/C++ compiler (5647-A01) (optional, to be used if modified sample programs are to be compiled)
  • IBM SDK for z/OS, Java™ 2 Technology Edition V1.4.2 (5655-I56)

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS
Extension for SWIFTNet
Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base on z/OS V1.2 (5639-N50) and its prerequisites
  • IBM MERVA for ESA MVS™ V4.1 (5648-B29) with WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks PTF UQ93527 if transferring SWIFTNet FIN messages
  • IBM MERVA ESA Components V4.2 (5648-B30) if transferring SWIFTNet FIN messages
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1 (5655-F10), client attachment feature to be installed on the same environment as the Extension for SWIFTNet or Support for SWIFTNet InterAct or Support for SWIFTNet FileAct, if the SAG workstation uses WebSphere MQ Client
  • Network File System (NFS) Server corresponding with the z/OS system installed (only required if Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is using NFS)
  • SWIFT Alliance Gateway (for details, refer to SAG section)

SWIFTAlliance Gateway Workstation

Note: Installation of SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-On is mandatory.

A SWIFTAlliance Gateway V5.0.1 (provided by S.W.I.F.T. SCRL) is used in conjunction with Extension for SWIFTNet on z/OS, and can be installed on the following systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4
  • AIX® V5.2 (5692-A5L) with maintenance level 02 (ML02)
  • Solaris 9

SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-On requires the following:

  • Operating system as required by SWIFTAlliance gateway (AIX, Windows, or Solaris)
  • One of the following is recommended:
    • IBM AIX Java Run-time Environment (JRE) 1.4.0
    • Sun Solaris JRE 1.4.2
  • SWIFTAlliance Gateway 5.0.1 plus
    • SWIFTAlliance Gateway Remote API
    • SWIFTNet Link
    • MQ Host Adapter (MQHA) feature, mandatory for Extension for SWIFTNet or Support for SWIFTNet InterAct, or Support for SWIFTNet FileAct using MQHA
    • File Transfer Agent (FTA), mandatory if Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is used
  • WebSphere MQ Client V5.3
    or
    WebSphere MQ for AIX/Solaris/Windows V5.3 (depending on the SAG OS)

SWIFTAlliance WebStation

If Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is used, a SWIFTAlliance Web Station V5 is required. Otherwise, it can be used to display information.

Software prerequisites for documentation:

Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or higher), or an equivalent tool, for displaying PDF documents

Performance considerations: With this new release, IBM continues to improve performance significantly in various areas of the product. Due to the stringent performance and throughput requirements communicated by customers, IBM intensively focused on performance metrics and continuously provided updates with performance improvements.

Planning information

Packaging

Packaging of IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V1.2 consists of:

Base feature

  • 3480 tape containing z/OS code for Base
  • 3480 tape containing Distribution Hub
  • 3 — 3480 tapes containing WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS V5
  • 3480 tape containing WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5
  • Base Program Directory GI19-0031
  • Base License Information document GH12-6826

Other features

  • Extension for SWIFTNet
    • 3480 tape containing z/OS code for Extension for SWIFTNet
    • CD containing workstation software titled: IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-On LCD4-5366
    • Extension for SWIFTNet Program Directory GI19-0032
    • Extension for SWIFTNet License Information document GH12-6827
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
    • 3480 tape containing z/OS code for Extension for SWIFTNet
    • CD containing workstation software LCD4-5366
    • Extension for SWIFTNet Program Directory GI19-0032
    • Extension for SWIFTNet License Information document GH12-6827
  • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
    • 3480 tape containing z/OS code for Extension for SWIFTNet
    • CD containing workstation software LCD4-5366
    • Extension for SWIFTNet Program Directory GI19-0032
    • Extension for SWIFTNet License Information document GH12-6827

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks uses the security and auditability features of the system operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

The charge unit for the following features of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is Value Unit.

  • Base
  • Extension for SWIFTNet
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct

The charge unit for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Support for SWIFTNet FileAct feature is Per Engine.

New licensees:

The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5639-N50 will be updated to support WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks on April 26, 2005. For 5639-N50, media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac® and CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order-entry capability will commence with CBPDO on April 26, 2005.

Value Unit Exhibit VUE002

Usage           VU/Message          Minimum            Maximum
 
Tier 1             250                      1                  1
Tier 2          0.0195                      2             10,000
Tier 3          0.0053                 10,001            100,000
Tier 4          0.0016                100,001          1,000,000
Tier 5          0.0010              1,000,001                  n

An example of converting 1.5 million (1,500,000) messages to Value Units is shown below:

                   Messages             VUs/               Value
Usage              by tier              message            units
 
Tier 1                     1               250              250
Tier 2                 9,999            0.0195              195
Tier 3                90,000            0.0053              477
Tier 4               900,000            0.0016             1440
Tier 5               500,000            0.0010              500
 
Total              1,500,000                               2862

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Basic license: To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks

Program PID: 5639-N50

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier         Description                   pricing metric
 
S00X621            WebSphere Business            Basic OTC,
                    Integration Financial         Value Units
                    Networks Base
S00X6XW            Extension for SWIFTNet        Basic OTC,
                                                  Value Units
S011S2N            Support for SWIFTNet          Basic OTC,
                    InterAct                      Value Units
S011S30            Support for SWIFTNet          Basic OTC,
                    FileAct                       Engine

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID:                              Language    medium
 
S00X617       WebSphere Business        English     3480
               Integration Financial
               Networks Base
S00XHLV       Extension for             English     3480
               SWIFTNet
S011S2G       Support for               English     3480
               SWIFTNet InterAct
S011S2J       Support for               English     3480
               SWIFTNet FileAct

Subscription and Support PID 5639-N51

Entitlement                                    License option/
identifier            Description              pricing metric
 
S00X61X               Base                     Basic ALC, Value
                                                Units SW S&S
                                               Basic MLC, Value
                                                Units SW S&S(1)
                                               No Charge,
                                                Decline SW S&S
 
S00X7JF               Extension for            Basic ALC, Value
                       SWIFTNet                 Units SW S&S
                                               Basic MLC, Value
                                                Units SW S&S(1)
                                               No Charge,
                                                Decline SW S&S
 
S011V1X               Support for              Basic ALC, Value
                       SWIFTNet                 Units SW S&S
                       InterAct                Basic MLC, Value
                                                Units SW S&S(1)
                                               No Charge,
                                                Decline SW S&S
 
S011V1Z               Support for              Basic ALC,
                       SWIFTNet                 Engine SW S&S
                       FileAct                 Basic MLC,
                                                Engine SW S&S(1)
                                               No Charge,
                                                Decline SW S&S
1
For Europe, Middle East, Asia (EMEA) only

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID:                              Language    medium
 
S00X61Z       Base                      English     Paper
S00XHLX       Extension for             English     Paper
               SWIFTNet
S011TSV       Support for SWIFTNet      English     Paper
               InterAct
S011TSX       Support for SWIFTNet      English     Paper
               FileAct

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support Z125-6435 which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390® and zSeries® IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Use limitation applies

Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is a fixed price feature. The charge unit is Per Engine.

Message-based pricing

Pricing for the following program features is based on the volume of "message units" used by a licensed user. "Message units" will be calculated for each program feature:

  • Extension for SWIFTNet (SWIFTNet FIN messages)
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct

A "message unit" is defined as a transaction that is external to the program. Such transactions are typically measured when leaving the program and entering the network or network access controller (such as the SWIFTAlliance Gateway), and when leaving the network or network access controller (such as the SWIFTAlliance Gateway) and entering the program.

Extension for SWIFTNet and Support for SWIFTNet InterAct: for these services, it is important to note that a transaction may constitute a single "message unit" even though the transaction includes multiple messages. For example, a single SWIFTNet FIN message unit may consist of:

  1. The FIN message
  2. An associated InterAct message
  3. The acknowledgment message from SWIFTNet (ACK in case of a positive response) with its associated InterAct message

On the other hand, a business service may consist of multiple transactions that constitute multiple "message units." For example, when a SWIFTNet FIN payment order gets confirmed by the receiving bank, this constitutes two transactions and two message units.

The volume of "message units" that is relevant for pricing purposes is the total number of monthly message units of each service a licensed user sends and receives using the program based on the peak monthly message volume from the preceding 12 months.

Initial pricing: Initial pricing will be calculated based on either:

  • The customer's peak monthly messages from the history reports the customer provides for the preceding 12 months
  • The customer's estimation of its anticipated peak monthly message volume

If initial pricing was based on a customer's estimate, the customer shall utilize either the message counting procedure identified by IBM to create a message usage report or another message usage reporting mechanism agreed by IBM for extensions developed external to IBM for each month during the first six months. The customer agrees to send these six message usage reports to IBM in the seventh month for assessment of the monthly message volumes. If the peak monthly volume is higher than the estimate used in initial pricing, the customer will be charged for additional licenses and maintenance.

Subsequent pricing/Annual adjustment: Pricing of the program for the second year and subsequent years will be reassessed based on relevant message-based usage reports provided by the customer. Appropriate pricing of the program for the following year will be determined based on the peak monthly volume in the preceding 12 months. In addition to the annual maintenance fees for the product originally licensed, additional license and maintenance fees will apply if the peak monthly volume is higher than the volume used in the prior year pricing calculation.

Duty of End Users to cooperate: To support the message-based pricing described above, each end user of the program also agrees:

  1. To promptly install any enabling code required for message-based pricing.
  2. To collect and provide to IBM the relevant message usage report at least once per year, and to retain that data for at least six months after providing it to IBM.
  3. To measure message usage based on the latest message counting mechanism provided by IBM, and to conduct such measurements in accordance with new terms specified in new versions or releases of the program.
  4. To send to IBM the message usage report for each license of the program the end user possesses.
  5. That usage data which reflect increased usage will be deemed to be orders placed by the end user without further action on the end user's part, and that IBM is authorized to make any resulting billing increase. (Late submission of usage reports will result in retroactive billing.)
  6. That, for so long as message-based pricing remains in effect for the program, and for six months thereafter, IBM has the right to review the data used to prepare the usage report for the previous six months. The review will be at the end user's premises, at the mutual convenience of IBM and the end user, during the end user's normal business hours, and in a manner that minimizes disruption to the end user's business. IBM may use an independent auditor for this with the end user's prior approval, which will not be unreasonably withheld. If the end user prefers the review to occur off its premises, the end user may send data to IBM.

Software Maintenance applies: No

For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM operational support services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

Other support: Subscription Support

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks

Program PID: 5639-N50

Entitlement
identifier            Description
 
S00X621               WebSphere Business Integration
                       Financial Networks Base
S00X6XW               Extension for SWIFTNet
S011S2N               Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
S011S30               Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

Subscription and Support PID 5639-N51

Entitlement
identifier            Description
 
S00X61X               Base
S00X7JF               Extension for SWIFTNet
S011V1X               Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
S011V1Z               Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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. 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

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. For more financing information, visit


 
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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:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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