Enhanced benefits. Accelerated growth.

The Value Package includes unlimited expert pre-sales and development phase technical support, reimbursed education costs, IBM Cloud credits, an event voucher, and an array of software offerings. See what the Value Package can do for you or explore the simplified Software Access Option.

Enhanced benefits. Accelerated growth.

See what fits your needs

All IBM Business Partners are eligible to purchase the Value Package or Software Access Option.

Value Package

The Value Package offers a practitioner's approach to business growth and includes the full suite of elite expertise, skills reimbursements and resources. The most frequent users are Business Partners who develop, resell or implement solutions.


  • Unlimited pre-sales guidance from experts at IBM.
  • Remote technical support during commercial solution development.
  • Reimbursements for training and achieving credentials through You Pass, We Pay.
  • IBM Software Access Catalog with over 16,000 downloadable solutions.
  • 2X IBM Cloud credits accelerator.
  • PartnerWorld Program event voucher.
  • More subscription discounts.

Software Access Option

Includes access to the Software Access Catalog. Use over 16,000 downloadable solutions for demonstration, evaluation, development and testing of commercial solutions, proof of concept, education, training and internal operational use. SAO is best for Business Partners who don't need support but still want to build and learn with IBM.


  • The same Value Package Software Access Catalog with over 16,000 downloadable solutions.
  • Installation on-site or on the cloud with IBM, AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute environments.
  • Availability in multiple versions, languages and operating systems.

The Value Package subscription provides:

Support when you need it

Leverage IBM expertise to improve your efficiency on every project. Close more opportunities while getting real-time skills transfer from pre-sales support teams, and use remote support during the solution development phase.

Resources to help you grow

Increase your skills to support your company's advancement in the PartnerWorld program. Training and certification reimbursements are available at every level through You Pass, We Pay. Showcase your knowledge with Badges and no-charge Sales Mastery Test vouchers.

Build and deploy your solutions

Build, test and deploy solutions with an extensive portfolio of IBM's distributed software for download and installation on-premises or on the cloud. Use over 16,000 solutions in the Software Access Catalog and select SaaS services.

“We pay about $2,500 annually for the Value Package, and we were able to close a $500,000 deal because of it — that's a pretty amazing ROI from just one deal.”

—Tom Hughes, Alliance Manager, Ciber


“The IBM Value Package gives us an easy, economic access to the latest versions of Rational tools to develop the integration of our own products.”

Matthias Dorfel, Managing Director R&D, INCHRON

"The IBM Value Package delivers great value to Planview by providing an easy way to get the IBM Software we need. Along with the excellent technical assistance from IBM, it enables Planview to build integrations to IBM products that greatly benefit our shared customers."

Greg Sporar, Planview OpenSuite product manager, Planview, Inc.

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

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.

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