Expand your business

Use IBM distributed software included in the Software Access Catalog to:

  • Develop commercial solutions to sell to end customers.
  • Develop new versions of a solution after the initial product is released.
  • Test solutions before they hit the marketplace.
  • Train your employees and customers.
  • Use for demonstration, evaluation and proof of concept on-site, on the cloud or at your customer's location for up to 90 days.

Software Access Catalog

Start expanding your business through over 16,000 distributed software solutions. All solutions are fully licensed and can be used simultaneously by multiple team members at all of your locations within the same country. Prototype solutions, train internal users or customers and create proofs of concept.

Run Your Business

Use what you sell. Download and use solutions for limited internal business operations when you are selling or influencing the sale of those products. Deepen your knowledge of IBM software so you can effectively promote it to your customers.

Multiple languages and operating systems

All fully functional products are available in multiple languages and operating systems from the IBM portfolio of distributed software.

Need more access?

If you're looking for the full suite of resources, check out what the Value Package has to offer instead.

In addition to the extensive portfolio of licensed solutions in the Software Access Catalog, you also get unlimited 24/7 remote technical support and pre-sales solution sizing assistance from IBM experts, training and credentials reimbursement with You Pass, We Pay, 12 month subscriptions to a select set of IBM SaaS offerings, IBM Cloud credits, discount event voucher, and engagements in a demo/test Sandbox. 

Ready to purchase the Software Access Option?

Annual fee: USD $995

Ordering information and Special instructions

See information below.

Ordering Information

  • You must be the Authorized Profile Administrator for your company to order the Software Access Option.
  • Your company profile information must be current in PartnerWorld before you can order the Software Access Option. Incomplete or incorrect company name, mailing address, Primary Relationship Contact name, or VAT number (for countries that require one) in your PartnerWorld Profile may result in significant delay in processing your order.
  • Update your PartnerWorld profile.
  • An Authorized Profile Administrator must accept the IBM PartnerWorld Software Usage Attachment before the Software Access Catalog benefits will be available to you. Depending on your country of residence, you may be required to sign the attachment in hardcopy format instead of electronic format.
  • Once purchased, the Software Access Option covers all registered locations in the company’s Country Enterprise.
  • It may take up to 10 business days to process your online order.
  • The Software Access Option subscription expires 12 months after the PWSWUA is signed.
  • The system allows for renewal of access 30 days before expiration. For uninterrupted access, your company’s Authorized Profile Administrator (APA) should make the purchase for another 12 months of access during the renewal period.
  • The IBM Software Access Option is available in most countries.¹
  • Software Access Option benefits may only be used by registered employees who reside in the same country where the Software Access Option was purchased. A separate Software Access Option must be purchased for each country where registered employees want to download and use Software Access Catalog products.
  • Fees are displayed in the online ordering system at the time of ordering. Purchase provides access to the benefit for a 12-month period and purchase can be made at any time. If any authority imposes a duty, tax, levy or fee (excluding those based on IBM's net income) upon any transaction, then you agree to pay that amount.

¹ Benefit offerings may not currently be available in all countries, on all platforms or may be delivered differently. Additional terms and conditions may apply to any specific benefit or geography. Benefits are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the IBM Corporation.

Special instructions for ASEAN countries

For IBM invoice (purchase order) payment method, please remit payment using the account details in the appropriate table below. These instructions apply to you if IBM requires you to pay “Cash on Order,” also known as payment in advance. 

Use this account and banking information based on the currency of your transaction. Examples:

  • If your company is in Australia and your IBM invoice is in Australian dollars, use the account details for AUD payment.
  • If your company is in Vietnam and your IBM invoice is in US dollars, use the account details for USD payment.


Account details for USD payment


Account name: IBM Singapore Pte Ltd

Account USD a/c: 2510246-05-6

Swift code: DEUTSGSG

Bank name: Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch

Bank address: 1 Raffles Quay, #17-00 South Tower, Singapore 048583.


Account details for SGD payment


Account name: IBM Singapore Pte Ltd

Bank code: 7463

Branch code: 001

Account USD a/c: 2510246-00-0

Bank name: Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch


Account details for AUD payment


Account name:  IBM Australia Limited

BSB + Account Number: 012263 836810054

Swift code: ANZBAU3M

Bank name: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Bank address: Shop 224 Castle Towers Shopping Centre, 6-14 Castle Street, Castle Hill, NSW, 2154


Account details for NZD payment:


Account name: IBM New Zealand Limited

BSB + Account Number: 011839 034479400

Swift Code: ANZBNZ22

Bank name: ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited

Bank Address: 205 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

For payment by Direct Deposit, send a copy of the remittance by email to the following regional Accounts Receivable (AR) contact:

AR Contact: Technical sales support

Email: gohbi@my.ibm.com

Region: ASEAN+HK+Taiwan

Fax: 603-2301 8055


AR Contact: No charge software sales mastery test vouchers

Email: kjw@kr.ibm.com

Region: Korea

Fax: 82-2-3781-6604


AR Contact: Software access

Email: credit@nz1.ibm.com

Region: New Zealand

Fax: 64-4-576-5917


AR Contact: Remote email technical support

Email: acctsrec@au1.ibm.com

Region: Australia

Fax: 61-2-9407-5312

Special instructions for Caribbean countries

The PartnerWorld online ordering system is currently not available for Business Partners located in Caribbean countries. To purchase fee offerings (The Value Package or Software Access Option), your Primary Relationship Contact or Authorized Profile Administrator needs to contact PartnerWorld at pwisv@us.ibm.com and request a Billing Exception for the benefit you are interested in purchasing. The request email needs to include a screen shot from the ordering page showing the price quoted for the offering you want to purchase.

Have questions about the purchase process, invoicing, renewing or the Software Access Catalog?