IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 offers new function and improved performance

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-014
January 14, 2015

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 Overview Overview  Technical information Technical information
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IBM® Enterprise PL/I is a leading-edge, z/OS-based compiler that helps you create and maintain mission-critical, line-of-business PL/I applications to execute on your z/OS® systems. The applications created by using Enterprise PL/I can interoperate with IBM CICS®, DB2®, IMS™, and other transactional and data systems.

This compiler can help facilitate your new on-demand business endeavors by helping to integrate PL/I and web-based business processes in web services, XML, Java™, and PL/I applications. This compiler's interoperability helps you capitalize on existing IT investment while more smoothly incorporating new, web-based applications as part of your organization's infrastructure.

Version 4.5 offers:

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 reinforces the continuing IBM commitment to the PL/I programming language on the z/OS platform.

With Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5, you can take advantage of more than 45 years of IBM experience in compiler development.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Software requirements section.

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Planned availability date
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February 27, 2015

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A series of new built-in functions and subroutines provide the ability to parse and generate JSON text.

Performance improvements

Improved middleware support for CICS, DB2 and IMS

Usability enhancements

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 is capable as of February 27, 2015, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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Hardware and software support services
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SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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Program                                    Program
name                                       number
IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5         5655-W67

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 compiler runs on the following IBM servers:

The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 compiler generates code that runs on the following IBM servers:

Software requirements

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the currently supported releases of the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents. For more information on the following programs listed that require program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the Program Directory and the preventive service planning (PSP) bucket.

Optional licensed programs

Depending on the functions used, one or more of the following programs may be required:

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5, as described in this announcement, is supported for use only with the announced and currently supported levels of IBM software listed above. Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 should continue to work with certain earlier, unsupported IBM software products.

IBM will undertake to fix problems found by using Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 as described in this announcement with the previously mentioned earlier, unsupported product levels. IBM must be able to reproduce the problem using a supported level of the same product. If the problem can be reproduced and fixed, the fix will be developed and tested using supported levels of IBM software. If a fix is made available, it is likely to work on the unsupported product level; however, IBM can not guarantee that the fix will work with the unsupported product.

User group requirements

This announcement addresses teh following requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Requirements addressed include:

Planning information


The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5 package includes:

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US, Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

Current licensees

Current licensees of IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.4 must order this release via MES.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Customers whose orders ship before the planned availability will receive Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.4.
Customers whose orders ship after the planned availability date will receive Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5.
New users of Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4 should specify Type: 5655 Model: W67. New Users will receive Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5.
The previous release, Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.4, is therefore withdrawn from marketing and is replaced by Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.5.

For ordering information on Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4, refer to Software Announcement 210-232, dated July 22, 2010.

Based on the customer-requested arrival date (CRAD) and to allow for order processing, the first customer shipment will begin within seven business days after general availability.

System z New application license charge (zNALC) ordering info

A Program Directory (GI11-9144) and Licensed Program Specifications (GC14-7283) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countrie where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the Shopz help information at

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to 212-272, dated July 31, 2012.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

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Terms and conditions
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The terms for Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4 as previously announced in Software Announcement 210-232, dated July 22, 2010, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

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The pricing information for Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4, as previously announced in 210-232, dated July 22, 2010, remains unaffected by this announcement.

Contact your IBM representative for information on the current prices for this program.

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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