Price Change(s):Selected IBM software products z System Monthly License Charge (MLC) software, notice to IBM customers August 23.

Announcement Number:317-004
Announcement Date:Aug 23 2016
Effective Date:Jan 01 2017


Today, IBM® announces increases in monthly license charges (MLC) on select operating system and select middleware software programs and their features. For the affected programs, the price changes will only apply to the following monthly license charge (MLC) software pricing metrics: VWLC, AWLC, EWLC, AEWLC, PSLC, CMLC, FWLC and TWLC. The price increase for a given program will be approximately 4% depending on the features selected.

The timing of this announcement allows most clients to understand these changes before budgeting for the following year. Please note that in this instance IBM is giving more than the contractually required ninety days’ notice of an increase in charges.

Effective January 1, 2017 monthly charges will increase for the following programs attached in the excel file in this price change announcement letter.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

State and local government customers: The new annual and monthly charges will be effective at the beginning of your fiscal year that starts on or after January 1, 2017.

For licensed programs or additional licenses eligible for discounting under an existing IBM volume commitment or special bid, the respective price protection provisions apply.
Should you require additional information, please contact your IBM representative.

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Marketing Action Required

Review these changes with affected customers as appropriate. Update outstanding quotations, bids and proposals, along with any related financial analyses, and notify customers accordingly.

Affected Countries:

These price changes are applicable in the following countries:
United States

Customer Letter Section



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Additional Information/Attachments

US MLC product list2016_11_09_MLC_Product_list_to_Announce.xlsx