CEO Product Categories are collections of closely associated products, which together, create an enterprise infrastructure solution.These CEO Product Categories are offered on a per user basis and are subject to specific acquisition rules including a minimum initial user quantity requirement (minimum varies by CEO Product Category).

CEO Product Category customers must acquire their first (primary) CEO Product Category on an enterprise-wide basis and subject to that category's minimum initial user quantity, and may then acquire additional (secondary) Product Categories for the same number or less users than the primary category, but subject to each secondary category's minimum initial user quantity.

Pricing includes the usage of all products in the category, with Software Subscription and Support included. Software Subscription and Support ensures that customers always have the most up-to-date eligible versions of IBM distributed software and have software technical support to ensure their success in using the software. Available through IBM Business Partners and IBM Direct Sales.

Please note:

When a component product of an existing CEO Product Category is replaced by another product, all licensed customers of that CEO Product Category who have active Software Subscription and Support may coverage at the time of the replacement are entitled to the replaced component.

Other important terms apply to obtaining CEO Product Categories, including the requirement that the first CEO Product Category obtained for use by a customer must be deployed across the customer's entire Enterprise, AND that it must be obtained for at least the minimum initial user quantity shown. Please refer to the IBM Passport Advantage Agreement or the IBM Passport Advantage Express Agreement, as applicable, for terms concerning CEO Product Categories.

Product categories

Updated: 09 May 2014

The following table lists each existing Product Category, the software programs included within each category, and a brief description of the solution provided by that category.


CEO Product categories


Product category Products included in bundle Solution Minimum Initial User Requirement
Content Manager DB2 Content Manager Enterprise Edition

DB2 Content Manager OnDemand for Multiplatforms (including PDF Indexer and Report Distribution)
DB2 Document Manager

DB2 Records Manager

DB2 CommonStore for Lotus Domino

DB2 CommonStore for Exchange Server

DB2 CommonStore for SAP

Workplace Web Content Management

WebSphere MQ Workflow

DB2 ImagePlus Client Access for z/OS
Provides a world-class, cost effective solution for storage, management, and distribution of all types of digital content. The content is available for use throughout your organization and beyond to customers, suppliers, and business partners. 500
Content Manager Basic DB2 Content Manager Enterprise Edition

DB2 Content Manager OnDemand for Multiplatforms (including PDF Indexer and Report Distribution)

DB2 CommonStore for Lotus Domino

DB2 CommonStore for Exchange Server

WebSphere MQ Workflow
Provides a core set of content management capabilities in an attractively priced option. 250
Lotus Communications Domino Enterprise Server

Domino Enterprise CAL
Lotus' leading messaging and collaboration groupware for clients and servers; accessed either through the Lotus Notes, Lotus iNotes or Lotus Notes Traveler clients. 100
IBM DB2 Advanced CEO Offering DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition

DB2 Workgroup Server Edition

IBM Database Enterprise Developer Edition

DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition

DB2 Connect Personal Edition
TProvides a broad range of DB2 data server capabilities, including the DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition, DB2 Workgroup Server Edition, and DB2 Connect editions. IBM DB2 Advanced CEO offering addresses the needs of today's businesses by providing a secure and resilient information management system for your company's valuable information assets. 500
IBM DB2 for eBusiness DB2 Workgroup Server Edition

DB2 Enterprise Server Edition

IBM Database Enterprise Developer Edition

DB2 Connect Personal Edition

DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition
Provides the DB2 foundation for applications which give competitive advantage in Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Business to Business Commerce and Sales Force Automation. DB2 can be deployed as required to match your application requirements, which allows application developers and installers to select the best architecture for the application. This deployment can be across hardware platforms (including hand held devices such as PDAs), by the size of the working group (individual, departmental or enterprise), by application type (traditional, client server, web based), and can use the latest developments in Java and XML. 500

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