Price Change(s):2018 Global Price Harmonization

Announcement Number:318-018

Announcement Date:Sep 12 2017

Effective Date:Jan 01 2018


Effective January 1, 2018, IBM® is making modest price changes which will improve worldwide price harmonization across the software product portfolio. Passport Advantage® Express Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) and Passport Advantage Suggested Volume Prices (SVP), as applicable, for the following categories of products, are included in this announcement:o Passport Advantage Eligible Products from the IBM Analytics Platform, IBM Cloud, Collaboration Solutions, Transaction Processing Software, Internet of Things, IBM Security, Industry Platforms, Talent Management Solutions, Watson Customer Engagement, Watson Health and Watson Platform Brands.

o Media and documentation packs associated with the Passport Advantage Eligible Products.

o Selected other non-Passport Advantage Products For most products, the following price harmonization changes will apply:

· 3% increase for Worldwide

· 5% Norway, Sweden, and UK

For a small number of products, price harmonization adjustments will deviate slightly from the assumptions above. In some cases there will be a higher price increase or a price reduction, but overall most of the price changes will not exceed plus or minus 5%.

For affected eligible products and their associated media and documentation packs, price harmonization changes are applicable for all eligible product offerings, including Software License and 12-months Software Subscription & Support (S&S), Software S&S Renewal, Software S&S Reinstatement, and Trade up License and 12-months Software S&S. Price changes are applicable for Software S&S Renewals pertaining to coverage period beginning on or after January 1, 2018 regardless of when payment is received.

Announced pricing will be available on September 13, 2017 from IBM or from your IBM Business Partner.

Marketing Channels

· IBM Business Partner -- Distributors for Workstation Software

· IBM Business Partner -- Resellers for Workstation Software

Affected Countries:

These price changes are globally applicable.

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.

Business Partner informationIBM Distributors, Direct resellers, and Indirect resellers may link directly to Business Partner information for the corresponding Business Partner announcement.

Due to participation eligibility, Business Partners may not be able to view every offer. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Announcement Letter 518-018

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Additional Information/Attachments

PRICES If prices are provided in this announcement, they 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.
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