Modification: IBM Software Maintenance After License Fee for IBM i discount offering

Announcement Letter Number 312-046

April 3, 2012

Effective April 3, 2012, the IBM® Software Maintenance After License Fee for iSeries® discount offering has been modified.

The following changes are being made with this announcement:

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

This announcement supersedes Announcement Letter 306-033, dated February 14, 2006.

Value proposition

Customers who have let their IBM i Software Maintenance (SWMA) lapse can receive a discount on After License Fees to restore SWMA within 1 year of the lapse.

The offer

If your IBM Software Maintenance for IBM i coverage has lapsed for a period of less than 12 months, you can receive an offering discount ranging from 8 to 100% off the IBM Software Maintenance After License Fee for IBM i when you reinstate your coverage.

The offering discount is based upon the number of months your coverage has lapsed.

For a list of qualifying and eligible products, refer to the Qualifying/Eligible products section.

Start and/or end dates

Orders must be received by IBM on or after April 3, 2012.

Where is it available?

This offering is available only in:

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible products

Description                       Offering ID

IBM Software Maintenance After 6942-73G License Fee for IBM i 6942-12F

Additional information/conditions

The discount you are eligible to receive under this offering is based upon the number of months your coverage has lapsed as follows:

Lapsed coverage period                          discount

Less than 1 month 100% At least 1 month, but less than 2 months 86% At least 2 months, but less than 3 months 74% At least 3 months, but less than 4 months 65% At least 4 months, but less than 5 months 56% At least 5 months, but less than 6 months 48% At least 6 months, but less than 7 months 39% At least 7 months, but less than 8 months 30% At least 8 months, but less than 9 months 22% At least 9 months, but less than 10 months 14% At least 10 months, but less than 12 months 8%

Months are calendar months. For example, an expiration on September 30, 2011, will require the order to be time-stamped on or before October 30, 2011, to qualify for the 100% IBM Software Maintenance After License Fee discount. An expiration on September 30, 2011, will need to be processed on or before September 30, 2012, to qualify for the minimum discount. If it is one day beyond a month delimiter, an additional month is added.

IBM reserves the right to audit sales transactions on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of this offering.

Noncompliance with the terms and conditions of this offering will result in IBM invoicing you the difference between the discounted price you should have been billed and the price you were billed.

In Canada, you are responsible for all applicable taxes such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST), and Quebec Sales Tax (QST).

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offering at any time.

This offering is subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable Agreements.

IBM Global Financing

Financing may be available. Refer to one of the following IBM Global Financing Web sites at:

For information on IBM special offers, refer to the following Web sites:

Can this offer be combined?

This offering cannot be combined with any other IBM discount or educational allowance on the eligible products.

IBM - Caribbean North District information

To determine if a country/region is part of the IBM - Caribbean North District, refer to the country/region homepage at:

and select Country/region.

Business Partner information

IBM Business Partner - Distributors; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM Business Partner - Distributors; and IBM Business Partner - Systems Integrators may link directly to Business Partner information for the corresponding Business Partner offer. Due to participation eligibility, Business Partners may not be able to view every offer. PartnerWorld® ID and password required (use IBM ID).

BP Announcement Letter 512-176

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