Randy is our software license compliance analyst. He specializes in IBM software and the IBM License Metric Tool. He brings extensive technical experience to his former role in IBM Cloud Lab Services, where he designed and implemented cloud solutions. This allows it to understand the technical and financial impact of a software licensing agreement and help customers retain control of their licensing services. Regardless of how the software or service is purchased, any purchase is subject to IBM`s terms and conditions. In agreeing to these terms, you have confirmed that you have read and will abide by the rules set out in one or more of these agreements: IBM has listed the most frequently used agreements on IBM`s terms page, but does it answer all your questions? In this article, we take a look at the best known IBM agreement: PA and we will explain in detail the most important conditions that are included. Depending on the size and duration of the transaction, registering as an IBM customer can reduce costs because you can benefit from quantity discounts. Other differences between regular and express versions can be find here. It is important to understand the new requirements in IBM`s agreements and to ensure that employees do not make product support calls if a company does not plan to subscribe.

It is possible to obtain a subscription-free support and then be asked to pay a huge penalty for retroactive S-S for this product. The text of the new rule is included below. End-users typically acquire their IBM licenses and services in exchange for a so-called “Passport Advantage” (PA) agreement, and this could be the case for you if you use IBM software. But do you have a clear understanding of what is at stake in this agreement? Do you understand its effects? Do you understand what you need to know to effectively manage your software licenses? In general, you`ll find the information you need to manage your IBM compliance position in different locations, so you know what other sources of information should be considered? In general, the overall agreement has not changed. The addition or language changes to the three compliance sections, 1.12, 1.13 and 1.14, contains only a clarification, rather than any “rule changes” regarding IBM software licenses and audits. Statistics show that end-users are encouraged to outsource their IBM licensing activities. Want to learn more about our IBM Managed service offering? Reaching us These two elements are not new with regard to IBM Software License Reviews. IBM typically uses an independent auditor to collect and evaluate data, and the IPAA`s terms apply to all sites and environments in which the customer uses IBM software. THERE IS NO OPTION FOR MAINTAINING IBM SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION AND SUPPORT COVERAGE FOR ONLY A PORTION OF AUTHORIZED USE INSTALLED AND IN SERVICE FOR AN IBM PROGRAM AT A CUSTOMER SITE. Once you have found the primary program and confirmed that the component is a support program, a combination of the following sources is needed to definitively decide whether and how the component will be subject to a charge: new conditions have been added, which provide for the suspension of eligibility for under-capacity in certain situations. For example, below is an abbreviated version of IBM DB2 Standard Edition 11.5`s LI Doc.

Here is the complete LI Doc for IBM DB2 Standard Edition 11.5. The MQ component “Managed File Transfer Agent” was recharged in MQ Advanced V9.0 and became free in MQ Advanced V9.1.3. If you upgraded to MQ Advanced V9.1.3, this reduces the use of licenses. For more information, see the announcement letter. The following section provides an overview of the top five conditions that you have agreed and that you should take into account when making IBM software available in your organization: The LI Docs website allows you to find a version of the program and notes that Miro considers that IBM`s notification letter regarding policy changes is also insignificant in communicating this change to IBM customers. The conditions of under-capacity require