New tiered pricing structure for IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-081
February 17, 2015

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
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IBM® Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) on Cloud now delivers new tiered pricing to enable you to purchase larger numbers of Authorized User or Concurrent User subscriptions in a more cost affordable manner.



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Overview
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IBM BPM on Cloud, a comprehensive and consumable business process management cloud service offering, delivers visibility and management of your business processes in a cloud environment. It includes tooling and run time for process design, operation, monitoring, and optimization. It is specifically designed to enable process owners and business users to get started with business process improvement quickly with a ready-to-use, cloud-based environment that is hosted in IBM cloud data centers and managed by IBM.

This update provides a new tiered pricing model for subscriptions that simplifies the purchasing of larger volumes of users. For the specifics on the tiers available, refer to the Ordering information section. The minimum number of users that can be purchased is 25.

A user is defined as anyone with access to the IBM BPM on Cloud service. This includes authors (designers), testers, administrators, end users, and service calls into BPM on Cloud. All service calls into IBM BPM on Cloud require a user identity.

Types of subscriptions available are:

  • Authorized User (monthly). A uniquely named user (of any type, including designer) in the IBM BPM on Cloud service.
  • Concurrent User (monthly). The maximum number of users that may be connected to the IBM BPM on Cloud service at any given time. This includes all types of users, which includes designers.


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Key prerequisites
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IBM BPM on Cloud requires an Internet connection and a workstation that are capable of supporting one of the following browsers:

  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer V8, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox V24, or later
  • Google Chrome V30

For additional requirements, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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February 17, 2015



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Reference information
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For additional information on IBM BPM on Cloud, refer to Software Announcements 214-347, dated September 16, 2014, 214-136, dated April 22, 2014, and 213-595, dated December 10, 2013.

For additional information on IBM BPM V8.5.6, refer to Software Announcement 215-016, dated February 17, 2015.

For additional information on IBM BPM V8.5.5, refer to Software Announcement 214-141, dated April 25, 2014.

For additional information on IBM BPM on Cloud for US Federal, refer to Software Announcements 215-075, dated February 17, 2015, and 214-462, dated October 21, 2014.

For information on IBM SoftLayer®, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/42956.wss



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Availability of national languages
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For information, refer to Software Announcement 214-347, dated September 16, 2014.



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Program number
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Program            Program
number     VRM     name

 
5725-L63   PaaS    IBM BPM on Cloud
 


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Publications
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The IBM BPM on Cloud documentation is available on IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS964W/

This documentation can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or run locally. Local documentation can be downloaded from the IBM BPM Library page at

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/business-process-manager/library/documentation



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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM BPM on Cloud requires:

  • A workstation that supports one of the the web browsers as listed in the Software requirements section
  • A direct, Internet connection

Software requirements

IBM BPM on Cloud requires one of the following supported web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer V8, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox V24, or later
  • Google Chrome V30

IBM Process Designer and IBM Integration Designer tools are provided as downloads for users who will be designing processes and services. These tools can be downloaded from your IBM BPM on Cloud instance and installed on to a desktop system. When you run them, they connect to the Process Center within your IBM BPM on Cloud instance.

Process Designer

Visit the following website for a current list of hardware and software requirements

Integration Designer

Visit the following website for a current list of hardware and software requirements:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27022441

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the Internet. There is no physical media.

Access to IBM BPM on Cloud instances will be provided to each entitled customer.



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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage®. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio
To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, visit
http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/

IBM BPM on Cloud

 
Product group: Application Integration Middleware
Product category: Application Connectivity
 
                                                  Product
                                                  Identifier
                                                  Description
                                                  (PID)
 
  IBM BPM on Cloud                                5725-L63
 
 

Passport Advantage

IBM BPM on Cloud (5725-L63)

The part numbers in the tiered part number table are subject to the following tiers:

Tier Quantity of users
   
1 25-49
2 50-99
3 100-199
4 200-299
5 300-499
6 500-999
7 1000+

Tiered part numbers

Program name/Description Part number
IBM BPM on Cloud Authorized User tier monthly subscription with support D1FQ0LL
IBM BPM on Cloud Authorized User tier overage D1FQ1LL
IBM BPM on Cloud Concurrent User tier monthly subscription with support D1FQ3LL
IBM BPM on Cloud Concurrent User tier overage D1FQ4LL

Non-tiered part numbers

Program name/Description Part number
IBM BPM on Cloud Authorized User daily fee for partial month D1014LL
IBM BPM on Cloud Concurrent User daily fee for partial month D159SLL
IBM BPM on Cloud additional storage gigabyte  
- 1-Gigabyte monthly subscription with support D1B6VLL
- Daily fee for partial month D1B6WLL
IBM BPM on Cloud one-time setup D1016LL
IBM BPM on Cloud Service Level Agreement D134RLL

Charge metric

 
                          Part number
Program name              or PID number   Charge metric

 
IBM BPM on Cloud           5725-L63
  
   User                                   Authorized user
 
                                          Concurrent user
 
   Storage                                Gigabyte
 
   One-time Setup                         Fixed charge
 
   Service Level Agreement                No-charge
 
Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User given access to the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Concurrent User

Concurrent User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Concurrent User is a person who is accessing the program at any particular point in time. Regardless of whether the person is simultaneously accessing the program multiple times, the person counts only as a single Concurrent User. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but licensee must obtain entitlements for the maximum number of Concurrent Users simultaneously accessing the program. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each simultaneous Concurrent User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.



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Prices
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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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