IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V2.1 furnishes accurate payment message processing

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-140
June 13, 2006

 

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(Corrected on July 12, 2006)

In the Ordering information section, the distribution medium was revised for Bridge for SWIFTNet.
 

At a glance

This on demand solution provides the network integration infrastructure needed for accurate, high-volume payment message processing, meeting immediate and future network connectivity and financial message application integration requirements with:

  • Flexibility through open architecture platform
  • Single window interface to SWIFTNet
  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN, InterAct, and FileAct
  • Message transformation, routing, authentication, and validation
  • Message warehousing

To support financial institutions in their efforts to enlarge their SWIFTNet Secure IP Network (SIPN)-based financial message processing and associated financial applications, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V2.1 addresses customer recommendations and requirements, providing:

  • Foundation for SWIFTNet Phase 2
  • Choice for processing message authentication, Secure Login and Select (SLS) session administration, and bilateral key handling
    • IBM MERVA
    • Locally within a single instance of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks
  • Enhanced InterAct store-and-forward (SnF) service

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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®, V2.1. 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.

Services 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
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.

This financial messaging solution delivers:

  • A foundation for preparation for SWIFTNet Phase 2.
  • Message authentication: SLS session administration and bilateral key handling can now be processed via MERVA or locally via WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks within a single instance of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks.
  • Enhanced Message Warehouse.
  • Exception queues.
  • Enhanced InterAct store-and-forward service.

 
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Key prerequisites

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

June 16, 2006
 
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Description

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V2.1 combines integration-layer and network interface-layer functionality, using service-oriented architecture, while providing a highly flexible messaging infrastructure for financial applications. Version 2.1 provides the foundation for SWIFTNet Phase 2.

The shared services offered by WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks include services to centralize common tasks:

  • Access control
  • Recording audit data
  • 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 quickly integrate new applications, making existing applications easier to maintain, which can lead to significant cost reductions.

Key functions of the shared services include:

  • Ability to validate, authenticate, and process SWIFTNet FIN messages
  • Real-time and SnF InterAct message processing
  • Transfer and compression of files over FileAct
  • Single window to SWIFTNet that helps reduce the complexity of network operations
  • Message warehouse based on a search-optimized DB2 database that stores messages and information from messages into a DB2 database, enabling users to quickly locate a specific message
  • Audit and event-logging capabilities that you can use to collect information about all message-related data, user-related activities, 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

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is based on the following industry-proven IBM middleware products:

  • DB2 Universal Database®
  • WebSphere MQ
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker

This combination of products helps ensure a robust, reliable, and resilient environment for your financial network.

Product structure

Base component

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V2.1 consists of a Base component and the following extending features:

  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
  • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
  • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Financial Message Transfer

The Base feature provides base services such as:

  • Event Monitoring with notification service
  • Event Recording and Administration
  • Timer services
  • Message Audit Service
  • Accounting Services
  • Message Warehouse Services
  • Configuration and Customization Definition Services
  • Security Services

Product features

The extending features use the base services and provide specialized functions for different functional areas of message and file handling, and processing.

The Support for SWIFTNet FIN feature provides services that allow you to send and receive FIN messages and corresponding acknowledgements via SIPN:

  • Implements a SWIFT computer-based terminal.
  • Processes FIN messages from any source, including MERVA applications. This enables existing MERVA applications to run unchanged, protecting your investment in such applications.
  • Carries out FIN message validation for all message types and implements the SWIFTNet FIN protocol, including the Regional Processor User Resync protocol.
  • Lets you operate and monitor a large number of SWIFTNet FIN logical terminal sessions.
  • Supports high availability by defining groups with shared logical terminals (LTs) for workload sharing and take over in failure situations
  • Utilizes SWIFT User Security Enhancements services such as Secure Login and Select (including SLS key request/response procedure) and Bilateral Key Exchange.
  • Records Command Audit for Secure Transmission Key.
  • Configures, administers, operates, and monitors SWIFTAlliance Gateways (SAGs) from WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks and provides SAG event template management.
  • Issues SWIFTNet administration commands such as Local Registration Application, Key Management Authority, and Role-Based Access Control.
  • Supports TARGET2 authentication solution.
  • Provides message counting for accounting purposes.
The Bridge for SWIFTNet feature is a server-based one-time charge feature for the use of the local (MERVA-less) authentication function within the Support for SWIFTNet FIN feature.

The Support for SWIFTNet InterAct feature provides services that allow you to send and receive requests and responses as InterAct messages via SIPN. InterAct messages can be sent in either of the following ways:

  • Real time: Each message is sent directly from the sender to the receiver.
  • Store-and-forward: Each message sent from the sender is stored at the receiver's SWIFTNet SnF queue, from which it is retrieved by the receiver.

Support for SWIFTNet InterAct provides services to send, receive, and process InterAct messages between financial applications via the SIPN, providing the following services:

  • Direct InterAct service supporting real-time message processing and SnF message processing
  • Enhanced InterAct service supporting SnF message processing

These InterAct services provide the following functions:

  • Access Control
  • Auditing

The enhanced InterAct service supporting SnF message processing additionally supports the following functions:

  • SWIFT Protocol Handling, which relieves business applications from InterAct protocol handling
  • Message storage
  • Message transformation on behalf of the using client and server applications:
    • Capability to receive business messages, place them in the payload of an InterAct SnF message, and send them to the SIPN
    • Capability to extract business messages from the payload of the received InterAct SnF message and pass them on to the appropriate business application

The Support for SWIFTNet FileAct feature enables applications to use SWIFTNet FileAct to send and retrieve files via the SIPN. Services available are:

  • Command service: Manages access to the FileAct directory, and processes and schedules file transfer commands issued by an application. These commands are:
    • PUT: Puts a file into one of the following:
      • An emission directory, from which the SAG file transfer agent (FTA) will automatically transfer the file to a FileAct counterparty.
      • A download directory, from which a FileAct counterparty can retrieve it. You can specify whether the file is to be compressed or run through a code conversion routine before transmission.
    • GET: Gets a file that was retrieved by the FTA and copies it into a file. You can specify whether the file is to be decompressed or run through a code conversion routine after it is transmitted.
    • GETPARMS: Retrieves the file transfer parameters and returns them to the application.
    • RETRY: Retries a failed file transfer for which the automatic retry limit has been reached.
    • LIST: Lists all file transfer entries that have not yet been deleted and that meet the specified criteria, such as the date and time, status, and transfer direction.
    • DELETE: Deletes all files related to a single file transfer from the FTA directories, and deletes the corresponding entry from the FileAct database.
  • Events generated during a file transfer are processed by the FileAct Event service, and can be monitored and saved in the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks audit database.
  • File transfer is supported in both real-time and SnF mode.
  • FTA support. The FTA is a SAG component that transfers files to or from a special directory used exclusively for FileAct file transfers (the FileAct directory).

Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN

The service provided by this feature collects messages and consolidates them into files, instead of processing them individually. These files are then transferred using WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks FileAct services. Because it is much less expensive to transfer a single file than to transfer many individual messages, this approach can help significantly lower the cost per transaction. This approach:

  • Helps avoid expensive costs for single FIN messages. Blocks of low-value payments are exchanged between a financial institution and its correspondents using the significantly lower cost SWIFTNet FileAct capability.
  • Allows for messages to be sent and received as transparently as possible. The application is not aware of the intervening message bulking or whether a single message has been sent or received via the standard FIN or the FileAct service of SWIFTNet.
  • Offers an alternative service to the standard FIN service. Bilateral agreements between the communicating parties (financial institutes) to exchange FIN messages through files, instead of the standard SWIFTNet FIN service, are required.

The basic configuration and administration/operating requirements are:

  • The usage of bulked messages (for correspondent, message type, originating business unit) and the criteria for when to actually send such bulked messages (such as reaching a maximum size or a maximum number of messages, or at and after specified times) can be configured.
  • The Message Bulking Facility (MBF) consists of a sending and receiving component. The components work together seamlessly, but it is possible to set up heterogeneous systems in which one side of the communication is implemented with MBF and the other side without. This requires the remote job entry (RJE) file format be used on the correspondent site without MBF.

Financial Message Transfer

The current WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks method for sending FIN messages between logical terminals requires sending the messages via the SIPN, even for in-house messages. SWIFT imposes a fee for each message sent. The FMT feature provides a shortcut. FMT allows applications to send FIN messages between any two LTs belonging to the same WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks instance, regardless of whether the LTs are configured for the same organizational unit or for two different organizational units.

FMT simulates the SWIFTNet FIN protocol when processing these messages to keep your applications unchanged, thus handling:

  • ISN ACK generation
  • Conversion of ISN to OSN and delivery of the latter one
  • Generation of MT011, if requested
  • Generation of TNG trailer, if requested

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks customers already using a shortcut for in-house FIN messages can benefit by replacing it with FMT. Because FMT employs many of the same WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks functions as are used to process FIN messages sent via the SIPN (for example, auditing and message warehousing), using FMT in place of a third-party or custom application for in-house FIN messages reduces overall system complexity and simplifies maintenance.

Enhanced functions in V2.1

  • Message authentication

    Enable smooth migration: Defined by the LT, SLS session administration and message authentication including bilateral key handling can now be processed and administered within IBM MERVA ESA or WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, within a single instance of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. The local authentication function (without MERVA) requires the Bridge for SWIFTNet feature.

  • Enhanced InterAct services supporting SnF

    The new enhanced InterAct Client service receives business messages from a business application, places each one in the payload of an InterAct message, and sends that message via InterAct SnF. The new enhanced InterAct Server service receives SnF messages, extracts the business messages from their payloads, and passes each business message to the appropriate server application. The Enhanced InterAct service provides additional abstraction when creating SWIFTNet InterAct business applications. It hides the complexity of the InterAct headers and protocol from the application and provides an easy interface with a minimum set of request parameters. All details can be configured within WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks configuration parameters, which the application refers to by a single logical name.

  • Exception queues

    To simplify error processing, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks now lets you specify the name of a queue to which a SWIFTNet FIN message can be routed, if it is flagged as an error. For example, when WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks detects an authentication problem, it passes the message to the configured exception queue. The exception queues function is available in the Support for SWIFTNet FIN and FMT features.

  • Additional fields in the Message Warehouse

    The tables of the Message Warehouse now contain additional columns to store data contained in the payloads of FIN messages; for example, timestamp, authentication status, and originating application for the message.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is capable as of June 16, 2006, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 VPAT can be requested via IBM's Web site at


 
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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, 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 20022 XML 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. It includes a specific investment funds distribution message set to support routing and message transformation, and InterAct SnF.

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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 this program.

The following publications are available in PDF format at

WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS®, V2.1, including all features, is described in:

  • 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

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V2.1 Base

z/OS hardware: Any hardware explicitly compatible with 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.

Workstation products: A Microsoft™ Windows™ workstation is required for these WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker components: Configuration Manager and Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio. Refer to Software Announcement 203-136 , dated May 20, 2003.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V2.1 features:

  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
  • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
  • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Financial Message Transfer
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet

SWIFTAlliance Gateway: All features require the SWIFTAlliance Gateway. Refer to S.W.I.F.T. for hardware requirements.

In addition to the SWIFT requirements, the following hardware and storage items are required for SAG Add-On:

  • 30 MB of disk space is recommended if 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

IBM MERVA ESA V4.1

If the Support for SWIFTNet FIN is used and message authentication is performed by IBM MERVA, refer to Software Announcement 299-108 , dated May 4, 1999.

MERVA USE and Branch workstation for Windows 2000:

If Support for SWIFTNet FIN and Bridge for SWIFTNet are used and message authentication is performed by WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, a Microsoft Windows Workstation is required for MERVA ESA Components V4.2, feature MERVA USE and Branch for Windows 2000. Refer to Software Announcement 299-108 , dated May 4, 1999.

Software requirements

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V2.1 Base:

  • z/OS V1.4 (5694-A01) at RSU0311, z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01) at RSU0507, or z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01) at RSU0511

    For the preceding z/OS versions:

    • Security Server is optional.
    • z/OS.e (5655-G52) is also supported.

  • DB2® UDB for z/OS, V7.1 (5675-DB2) at RSU0505 including SQLJ feature or DB2 UDB for z/OS, V8.1 (5625-DB2) at RSU0507 including SQLJ feature
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1 (5655-F10) or WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V6 (5655-L82)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS V5.0.1 (5655-K60) FixPack 6 (Limited License included)
  • WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0 Toolkit and Configuration Manager with FixPack 6 or WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker Toolkit for WebSphere Studio V5.1 and Configuration Manager with FixPack 5
  • 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 V2.1 features:

  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
  • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
  • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Financial Message Transfer
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base on z/OS V2.1 (5655-R18) and its prerequisites

    In addition:

    • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN requires the Support for SWIFTNet FileAct feature.
    • Financial Message Transfer requires the Support for SWIFTNet FIN feature.
    • Bridge for SWIFTNet feature requires the Support for SWIFTNet FIN feature.

  • IBM MERVA ESA V4.1 (5648-B29) optional, is required if FIN service is used and message authentication is performed by IBM MERVA.
  • IBM MERVA ESA Components V4.2, feature MERVA USE and Branch for Windows 2000 (5648-B30) optional, is required if FIN service is used and message authentication is performed by WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS (instead of IBM MERVA). For details, refer to Software Announcement 299-108 , dated May 4, 1999.

    Bridge for SWIFTNet is required when local authentication is performed within WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks.

  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1 (5655-F10), or V6.0 (5655-L82) client attachment feature installed on the z/OS system is required if the SAG workstation uses WebSphere MQ Client and connects to WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V5.3.1 or V6.0.
  • Network File System (NFS) server corresponding to the z/OS system installed (only required if Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is using NFS).
  • SWIFT Alliance Gateway (for details, refer to the SWIFTAlliance Gateway Workstation section).

SWIFTAlliance Gateway Workstation

A SWIFTAlliance Gateway V5.0.20 (provided by S.W.I.F.T. SCRL) is required if the following WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS features are used:

  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
  • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
  • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Financial Message Transfer
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet

Refer to S.W.I.F.T. for software requirements.

SWIFTAlliance Webstation

A SWIFTAlliance Webstation 5.0.20 is mandatory if Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is used. In addition it can be used to display information.

SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-On

Installation of the SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-On is mandatory and requires the following:

  • Operating system
    • AIX® 5L V5.3 (5692-A5L) with maintenance level 02 (ML02)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
    • Solaris 10 with hardware revision (HW 03/05)
  • SWIFTAlliance Gateway Remote API
  • SWIFTNet Link
  • FTA mandatory if Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is used
  • MQ Host Adapter (MQHA) feature, mandatory for Support for SWIFTNet FIN, Support for SWIFTNet InterAct, or Support for SWIFTNet FileAct using MQHA instead of NFS
  • WebSphere MQ (refer to the SWIFTAlliance Gateway section for software requirements)

Software prerequisites for documentation

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

Packaging: The IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, V2.1

Base feature consists of:

  • 3480 tape containing z/OS code for the Base
  • 3480 tape containing Distribution Hub
  • Three 3480 tapes containing WebSphere Business Integration Event Broker for z/OS, V5
  • 3480 tape containing WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker for z/OS, V5
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base for z/OS, V2 Program Directory, GI19-0036-00
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base V2 License Information, GH12-6863
Each of the extending features except Bridge for SWIFTNet consists of:
  • 3480 tape containing z/OS code for
    • Support for SWIFTNet FIN
    • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
    • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
    • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN
    • Financial Message Transfer
  • CD containing workstation software, titled IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-On, LCD4-5369
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks extending features z/OS V2 Program Directory, GI19-0037
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks V2 License Information for extending features, GH12-6864

Bridge for SWIFTNet feature consists of a document containing the feature activation code.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks uses the security and auditability features of the 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

Charge metric

 
Program name                      PID number  Charge metric
 
WebSphere Business Integration    5655-R18    Per Server
 for Financial Networks
 for z/OS V2
   Base
   Bridge for SWIFTNet feature
 
WebSphere Business Integration    5655-R18    Messages converted
 for Financial Networks                        to Value Units
 for z/OS V2 features
   Support for SWIFTNet FIN
   Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
   Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
   Message Bulking Facility for
    SWIFTNet FIN
   Financial Message Transfer

The following WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V2 features have Value Unit charging.

  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
  • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
  • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Financial Message Transfer

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 messages to Value Units follows:

          Messages
Usage     By Tier     VUs/Message   Value 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

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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   5655-R18
 
Entitlement                                   License option/
identifier   Description                      Pricing metric
 
S012KCW      WebSphere Business Integration   Basic OTC,
              Financial Networks Base          Per Server
S012KCT      Support for SWIFTNet FIN         Basic OTC,
                                               Value Units
S012KCV      Support for SWIFTNet InterAct    Basic OTC,
                                               Value Units
S012KCK      Support for SWIFTNet FileAct     Basic OTC,
                                               Value Units
S012KCZ      Message Bulking Facility for     Basic OTC,
               SWIFTNet FIN                    Value Units
S012KCX      Financial Message Transfer       Basic OTC,
               SWIFTNet FIN                    Value Units
S012L3X      Bridge for SWIFTNet              Basic OTC,
                                               Per Server
 
Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID:  Description                     Language   Medium
 
S012KCS     WebSphere Business Integration  English    3480
              Financial Networks Base
S012KFB     Support for SWIFTNet FIN        English    3480
S012KFD     Support for SWIFTNet InterAct   English    3480
S012KFL     Support for SWIFTNet FileAct    English    3480
S012KFG     Message Bulking Facility for    English    3480
             SWIFTNet FIN
S012KFJ     Financial Message Transfer      English    3480
S012R70     Bridge for SWIFTNet             English    Paper
 
Subscription and Support PID  5639-N51
 
Entitlement                                License option /
identifier  Description                    Pricing metric
 
S012L43     Base                           Basic ALC, Per
                                             Server SW S&S
                                           No Charge,
                                            Decline SW S&S
S00X7JF     Support for SWIFTNet FIN       Basic ALC, Value
                                            Units SW S&S
                                           No Charge,
                                            Decline SW S&S
S011V1X     Support for SWIFTNet InterAct  Basic ALC, Value
                                            Units SW S&S
                                           No Charge,
                                            Decline SW S&S
S012KLV     Support for SWIFTNet FileAct   Basic ALC, Value
                                            Units SW S&S
                                           No Charge,
                                            Decline SW S&S
S011V1V     Message Bulking Facility for   Basic MLC, Value
               SWIFTNet FIN                 Units SW S&S
                                           No Charge,
                                            Decline SW S&S
S011V1W     Financial Message Transfer     Basic ALC, Value
                                            Units SW S&S
                                           No Charge,
                                            Decline SW S&S
S012L44     Bridge for SWIFTNet            Basic ALC, Per
                                            Server SW S&S
                                           No Charge,
                                            Decline SW S&S
 
Orderable                                       Distribution
supply ID:                              Language   Medium
 
S012L46 Base                            English    Paper
S00XHLZ Support for SWIFTNet FIN        English    Paper
S011TSW Support for SWIFTNet InterAct   English    Paper
S012KLT Support for SWIFTNet FileAct    English    Paper
S011TSR Message Bulking Facility for    English    Paper
 SWIFTNet FIN
S011TST Financial Message Transfer      English    Paper
S012L48 Bridge for SWIFTNet             English    Paper

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 (IPLA) and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, 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 want added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

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 and you are the original licensee, 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. For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Use limitation applies: Pricing

Server-based pricing applies for:

  • Base
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet feature

Use of the local authentication function in the Support for SWIFTNet FIN feature (for non-MERVA environments) requires the Bridge for SWIFTNet feature.

Message-based pricing, based on the volume of "message units" used by a licensed user, applies for these features:

  • Support for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Support for SWIFTNet InterAct
  • Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
  • Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN
  • Financial Message Transfer

Message units will be calculated for each applicable program feature.

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 a network (for example, SWIFT Secure IP Network or company internal network) or network access controller (such as the SWIFTAlliance Gateway), and when leaving a network or network access controller and entering the program.

Support for SWIFTNet FIN, Support for SWIFTNet InterAct, Message Bulking Facility for SWIFTNet FIN, and Financial Message Transfer features:

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
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.

Support for SWIFTNet FileAct: Since the Support for SWIFTNet FileAct feature can be used to send and receive a variety of information including financial messages, the amount of data sent and received via FileAct is measured in kilobytes. Each KB of transferred data corresponds to 1 message unit. For example, 800 MB of transferred data equates to 819,200 message units (800 x 1024).

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, 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.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0.1: A limited use license for use of IBM WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker V5.0.1 for use with WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V2 is included. For details, see the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V2 license agreement.

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 Electronic Services

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 available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for 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 no-additional-charge software that resides on your 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 may result in 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

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.

Program name  WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks
Program PID   5655-R18
 
Entitlement                                   License option /
identifier   Description                      Pricing metric
 
S012KCW      WebSphere Business Integration   Basic OTC, Per Server
              Financial Networks Base
S012KCT      Support for SWIFTNet FIN         Basic OTC, Value Units
S012KCV      Support for SWIFTNet InterAct    Basic OTC, Value Units
S012KCK      Support for SWIFTNet FileAct     Basic OTC, Value Units
S012KCZ      Message Bulking Facility for     Basic OTC, Value Units
              SWIFTNet FIN
S012KCX      Financial Message Transfer       Basic OTC, Value Units
S012L3X      Bridge for SWIFTNet              Basic OTC, Per Server
 
Subscription and Support PID  5639-N51
 
Entitlement                           License option /
identifier Description                Pricing metric
 
S012L43    Base                       Basic ALC, Per Server SW S&S
                                      No Charge, Decline SW S&S
 
S00X7JF    Support for SWIFTNet FIN   Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
                                      No Charge, Decline SW S&S
 
S011V1X    Support for SWIFTNet       Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
            InterAct                  No Charge, Decline SW S&S
 
S012KLV    Support for SWIFTNet       Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
            FileAct                   No Charge, Decline SW S&S
 
S011V1V    Message Bulking Facility   Basic MLC, Value Units SW S&S
            for SWIFTNet FIN          No Charge, Decline SW S&S
 
S011V1W    Financial Message          Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
            Transfer                  No Charge, Decline SW S&S
 
S012L44    Bridge for SWIFTNet        Basic ALC, Per Server SW S&S
                                      No Charge, Decline SW S&S

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.
 
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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).

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 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
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             105 Moatfield Drive
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             Canada M3B 3R1
 
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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