IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3 exploits the latest IBM zEnterprise EC12 hardware architecture for improved performance

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-322
August 28, 2012

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IBM® Enterprise PL/I for z/OS® , V4.3 delivers:

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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 IBM DB2® , IBM CICS® , and IBM IMS™ systems, and other data and transaction systems.

This compiler facilitates 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 4.3 offers exploitation of the latest IBM zEnterprise® EC12™ hardware architecture, SQL preprocessor enhancements, and customer-requested productivity improvements.

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 application development.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001 ).

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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Software requirements section.

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Planned availability date
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September 28, 2012

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Improved performance

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3 delivers the following features designed to improve performance:

Enhanced middleware support

Productivity enhancements requested by compiler users

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4 is capable as of September 28, 2012, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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Hardware and software support services
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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

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Program                                    Program
name                                       number
IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.3         5655-W67 

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).

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3 will run on the following IBM servers:

Software requirements

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3 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.

z/OS V1.12 (5694-A01), or later is a required licensed program.

Optional licensed programs

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

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3 in this announcement is supported for use only with the announced and currently supported levels of IBM software listed above. IBM knows of no reason Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3 will not work with certain earlier, unsupported IBM software products, specifically:

IBM will undertake to fix problems found using Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3 in this announcement with the above 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 , V4.3 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

Current licensees

Current® licensees of IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.2 must order this release via MES.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Customers whose orders ship before the planned availability will receive Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.2.
Customers whose orders ship after the planned availability date will receive Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3.
New users of Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4 should specify Type: 5655 Model: W67. New Users will receive Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3.
The previous release, Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.2, is therefore withdrawn from marketing and being replaced by Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4.3.

For ordering information on IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4, refer to Software Announcement 210-232, dated July 22, 2010

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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The terms for Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4, as previously announced in Software Announcement 210-232, dated July 22, 2010, IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

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The pricing information for Enterprise PL/I for z/OS , V4, as previously announced in Software Announcement 210-232, dated July 22, 2010, remains unaffected by this announcement.

Contact your IBM representative for information on the current prices for this program.

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or 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)
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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