IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-103
April 17, 2001
IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite, MarketPlace Edition Version 4.2 Improve Integrating Buyers and Sellers in your e-Marketplace
(Corrected on August 7, 2001)
The Overview, Key Prerequisites, At A Glance, Description, Technical
Information, and Ordering Information sections are revised.
At a Glance
WebSphere Commerce Suite, MarketPlace Edition (WCS, MPe) is a feature-rich, customizable, extensible, and scalable solution that helps you transform and grow your e-business market. It fosters relationships between trading partners and accommodates their dynamic transaction models by providing the infrastructure and tools essential to today's high-performance e-marketplaces.
Out of the box, WCS, MPe supports and adds value to the entire business-to-business e-commerce process. WCS, MPe can be fully integrated with virtually any system, even other marketplaces. It enables the marketmaker to deliver extraordinary advantage to its members and stakeholders by creating a truly dynamic and frictionless trading environment.
New in V4.2:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
WebSphere Commerce Suite, MarketPlace Edition (WCS, MPe) is a comprehensive e-marketplace platform based on distributed architecture and best-of-breed IBM technologies and components. It provides the infrastructure and tools to establish high-performance, full-function, scalable e-marketplaces. Through adherence to open standards, a modular architecture, and a high degree of configurability, WCS, MPe ensures fast time to market.
Refer to Software Announcement 200-409 , dated November 21, 2000, for full information regarding product details.
New in V4.2
AIX® Production Environment
The hardware below is the recommendation for a small configuration. Consult the MarketPlace Edition Capacity Planning Guide for further direction.
Windows NT Development Environment (English Only)
WCS, MPe is a comprehensive e-marketplace platform based on patented, best-of-breed IBM technologies and components. It accommodates the marketmakers' need to establish high-performance, full-function, scalable e-marketplaces on the Internet efficiently and effectively.
Adherence to open standards, a modular architecture, and a high degree of configurability and customizability ensure fast time to market for new features and valuable services to meet the dynamic needs of growing e-marketplaces.
This solution combines ease and speed of development with adaptability and versatility.
V4.2 brings the following function/benefits:
This offering provides the essential elements for a sellside-oriented e-marketplace, and is suitable for both independent trading exchanges, and private marketplaces established by enterprises wanting to improve flows amongst suppliers. Primary customers include e-marketplace opportunities with minimal back-end integration, language-specific, price-sensitive, or quick time to implement requirements.
The primary focus of V4.2 is to improve product usability and provide for easier installation of WCS, MPe. Additional elements specific to V4.2 include enhanced search capability, plug-in support for wireless, reverse auctions, payment functions, and a Windows NT Developers Environment.
Statement of Direction
WCS, MPe will continue to evolve to ensure it continues to offer the functionality required to operate industry-leading e-markets. The focus will continue to be on enterprise account functionality, including further work in contract, order and payments management, and advancing dynamic trading capabilities. Industry vertical-specific requirements are also planned for future versions. Working with ISVs, additional features will be added to expand functionality and applications in such areas as logistics and e-services management. The commitment to open standards-based architecture will continue to permit ease of customization to support new value-added capabilities and services. Integration support will be a priority to ensure success in driving supplier enablement (using WCS) and intermarket trading. Establishing versioning parity of WCS and WCS, MPe is imperative to optimize interoperability between companies operating MPe and WCS.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following new publications will be available in PDF format as part of the program package and/or via the community Web site. No order number information applies to publications.
Production Server Requirements: Production server requirements for the AIX® platform are unchanged from V4.1.
Note: Hardware requirements are dependent upon the size of the marketplace configuration. Information provided below is for a small configuration based on the following maximums:
Consult your IBM representative for hardware planning requirements relative to larger configurations.
English Windows NT Development Environment
AIX Production Environment
To utilize wireless communications for exchanges and auctions, the following are general requirements. Since wireless support varies by location, check with your telecommunications provider for information regarding configuration in your location.
The Windows NT Development Environment operates in English on the Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0 with VisualAge® for Java 3.02 and a C++ Compiler (for example, Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0) are required. VisualAge for Java 3.02 is provided in the WCS, MPe V4.2 product package.
MPe is licensed and charged per processor. An upgrade price is available for those customers currently licensed for WCS, MPe V4.1. Upgrades may be acquired up to the current level of use authorized for WCS, MPe V4.1.
AIX Production Server License
Windows NT Developers Version: The Windows NT Developers version is delivered in English as part of WCS, MPe V4.2 and is licensed for use only as a development environment and only on condition that at least one AIX MPe Server has been licensed by the customer. The Windows NT Developers version is not a supported production environment and is also not warranted to support production. Within the NT Development environment, there are no per-processor constraints and no per-user constraints.
Part Description Number Program Packs WCS, MPe for AIX V4.2 -- 1 Server English 20P5187 French 0791317 Italian 0791318 German 0791321 Brazilian Portuguese 20P5191 Spanish 0791320 Japanese 29P3837 Korean 29P3833 Traditional Chinese 29P3845 Simplified Chinese 29P3841 WCS, MPe for AIX Upgrade from WCS, MPe V4.1 -- 1 Server English 20P5188 French 0791452 Italian 0791462 German 0791465 Brazilian Portuguese 20P5192 Spanish 0791463 Japanese 29P3838 Korean 29P3834 Traditional Chinese 29P3846 Simplified Chinese 29P3842 Part Description Number WCS, MPe V4.2 PoE MPe -- 1 Server PoE 20P5195 MPe -- 1 Server Upgrade PoE 13P0450 Passport Advantage WebSphere Commerce Suite MPe V4.2 for AIX Media Package English (U.S./Canada) BK7X5NA French BK7X5FR Italian BK7X5IT Spanish BK7X5ES German BK7X5DE Brazilian Portuguese BK6LCBP Japanese BK7X5JA Korean BK7X5KO Traditional Chinese BK7X5TC Simplified Chinese BK7X5SC VPO Instl WCS V4.2 MPe D47B0ML VPO Instl/SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 1 Year D47H9ML VPO Instl/SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 2 Years D47HDML VPO SW Sub Rnwl WCS V4.2 MPe E17HMML VPO SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 1 Year D47HPML VPO SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 2 Years D47J4ML CO Instl/SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 1st Anniv D47J8ML CO Instl/SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 2nd Anniv D47J9ML CO SW Sub Rnwl WCS, MPe Processor E17JDML MPe Processor CO SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 1st Anniv D47JPML CO SW Sub WCS V4.2 MPe 2nd Anniv D47JSML CO Supt WCS V4.2 MPe E17JWML CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt WCS V4.2 MPe 1st Anniv D47K9ML 2nd Anniv D47KEML CO SW Sub/Supt WCS V4.2 MPe 1st Anniv D47KNML CO SW Sub/Spt Rnwl WCS V4.2 MPe E17MQML 1st Anniv
Terms and Conditions
Refer to the Ordering Information section for information helpful when planning license requirements for program utilization.
For the Production AIX Environment: Each valid PoE to the program authorizes you to install and use the program, or any part of the program on one processor. You must acquire a PoE for each use of the program and for each processor. For example, an additional staging server or review server requires the use of a separate copy of the program, so it requires an additional PoE. A separate database server (using the DB2 UDB component of this program) on another processor also requires an additional PoE. PoEs may be acquired separately for each of these products or as multiple PoEs for this program. Consult the system requirements section and MarketPlace Edition Configuration Capacity Planning Guide for information regarding processor requirements for production environments.
For the Windows NT Development Environment: Each valid PoE to the program authorizes multiple users within the licensed company's organization to install and use the program, or any part of the program, in a non-production environment. This is on condition that at least one WCS MPe AIX Processor has been licensed. A non-production environment is one that is used for the development and testing, but not for the deployment of the program.
License information for this product is contained on the product CDs.
Consult the IBM Software License Agreements Web site for a complete copy of the MarketPlace Agreement License Information:
Following is specific terminology regarding use authorization for DB2:
The program includes portions of DB2 UDB. You are authorized to install and use these components only in association with your licensed use of the WebSphere MPe for the storage and management of data used or generated by the program, and not for other data-management purposes. For example, this license does not include inbound connections to the database from other applications for queries or report generation. You are authorized to install and use these components only with and on the same machine as the WebSphere MPe.
An unrestricted license for DB2 V6.1 Enterprise Edition is available as listed below with DB2 part numbers:
Part Language Number License Upgrade With Media English 11K6559 French 0780538 German 0780551 Danish 0780555 Finnish 0780557 Norwegian 0780559 Swedish 0780561 Japanese 10N1581 Korean 10N1583 Simplified Chinese 10N1585 Traditional Chinese 10N1587 Brazilian Portuguese 11K6561 Part Language Number License Upgrade Without Media 1 Processor 41L3136 1 Host User Connection 41L3137
The agreement provided under PoE governs the use and support of the program with the exception of components of the program which may contain or be accompanied by their own license agreements. The terms and conditions governing such components are provided when installing or starting such specific components, accompany such components in a computer file entitled README.TXT or LICENSE.TXT (or a substantially similar title), or are included among the program's paper documentation, if any.
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
The charges are unchanged by this announcement.
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.