IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 offers new function and improved performance

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP13-0380
July 23, 2013

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IBM® Enterprise PL/I is a leading-edge, z/OS-based compiler that helps you create and maintain mission-critical, line-of-business PL/I applications to execute on your z/OS® systems. It gives you access to CICS® , DB2® , IMS™ , and other transactional and data systems.

This compiler can help facilitate your new on-demand business endeavors by helping to integrate PL/I and web-based business processes in web services, XML, Java™ , and PL/I applications. This compiler's interoperability helps you capitalize on existing IT investment while more smoothly incorporating new, web-based applications as part of your organization's infrastructure.

Version 4.4 offers:

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4 underscores the continuing IBM commitment to the PL/I programming language on the z/OS platform.

With Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4, you can take advantage of more than 30 years of IBM experience in compiler development.

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For details, refer to the Software requirements section.

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September 6, 2013

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Improved middleware support for IMS and DB2



Miscellaneous user requirements

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

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                        Program   Availability
Description             number    Date                Language

IBM Enterprise PL/I     5655-W67  September 6, 2013   Japanese
for z/OS V4.4 

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 compiler runs on the following IBM servers:

The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 compiler generates code that runs on the following IBM servers:

Software requirements

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the currently supported releases of the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents. For more information on the following programs listed that require program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the Program Directory and the preventive service planning (PSP) bucket.

Optional licensed programs

Depending on the functions used, one or more of the following programs may be required:

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 as described in this announcement, is supported for use only with the announced and currently supported levels of IBM software listed above. Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 should continue to work with certain earlier, unsupported IBM software products.

IBM will undertake to fix problems found using Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 as described in this announcement with the previously mentioned earlier, unsupported product levels. IBM must be able to reproduce the problem using a supported level of the same product. If the problem can be reproduced and fixed, the fix will be developed and tested using supported levels of IBM software. If a fix is made available, it is likely to work on the unsupported product level; however, IBM can not guarantee that the fix will work with the unsupported product.

User group requirements

This announcement addresses twelve requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Requirements addressed include:

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The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.4 package includes:

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. 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 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 US, Canada, 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 Website at

New licensees

For ordering information on IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0299, dated July 22, 2010.

System z New application license charge (zNALC) ordering info

A Program Directory (GI11-9144) and Licensed Program Specifications (GC14-7283) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product. Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac® .

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

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Global Technology Services®

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

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The pricing information for Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4, as previously announced in Software Announcement ZP10-0299, dated July 22, 2010, remains unaffected by this announcement.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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All European, Middle Eastern and African countries, except Syria, Sudan, and Iran.


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