Price Change(s):PPA Entitlement Discount Change for IBM Passport Advantage - Effective July 1, 2020

Announcement Number:320-120

Announcement Date:Apr 22 2020

Effective Date:Jul 01 2020


IBM is making changes to its Passport Advantage benefits by removing the entitled discounts for a select number of products traditionally deployed on-premises. Entitled discounts will remain unchanged for our on-premise hybrid, and multi-cloud platforms where we will continue to focus our investment and innovation. Your company will still be able to earn points on the offerings no longer eligible for discounts. For new purchases, your company will enjoy longer term benefits and entitled discounts when adopting IBM’s equivalent cloud and hybrid-based offerings.

Based on these changes to entitled discounts, it is recommended that your company evaluate and plan a transition to the equivalent, cloud- and/or hybrid cloud-based offering. Please consult with your local IBM Sales representative or IBM Business partner to and make any recommended changes to your portfolio of IBM offerings accordingly.

Marketing Channels

IBM Business Partner - Distributors for Workstation Software

IBM Business Partner - Resellers for Workstation Software

Product Number(s)

Refer to the file attached.

Affected Countries:

These price changes are applicable in the following countries:

Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Korea, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Comoros, France, French Guyana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, New Caledonia, Reunion, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Aland Islands, Denmark, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Malta, Portugal, Spain, British Indian Ocean Territory, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Pitcairn Island, Saint Helena, South Georgia & South Sandwich Island, United Kingdom, The People's Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Rep, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Thome Island, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierre Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands

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.

Customer Letter Section


Additional Information/Attachments

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