Overview

In this section, you can apply to the Top Contributor Initiative (TCI) for IBM Z systems and view/update existing TCI for IBM Z applications.

The Top Contributor Initiative for IBM Z Sales Assistant Program for Monthly License Charge Software (TCI for MLC program) and Top Contributor Initiative for IBM Z IPLA OTC Software Reseller Program (TCI for OTC program) allow qualified Business Partner firms to be compensated for leading pre-installation marketing and sales efforts that drive IBM software sales.

In order to participate in either initiative, your organization must first apply for the initiative and must comply with all the program requirements defined in the applicable exhibits, related contracts and program operations guides.

TCI for IBM Z and Authorized Independent Training Provider (AITP) are offered by location.

Navigation

To view a list of the locations that have and have not yet applied for the TCI for IBM Z initiative:

  • Select the TCI for IBM Z link.
  • A list of locations that have and have not yet applied for the TCI for IBM Z initiative will be displayed in this screen.

To apply:

  1. Select the desired location you wish to enroll in TCI for IBM Z.
  2. Click the I Agree link to advance to the TCI form.
  3. Input the required information into the form.
  4. Click Save to complete and submit the form. You are taken to a confirmation page and given a confirmation number. Please retain the confirmation number for all future inquiries on the transaction.

Top Contributor Initiative for IBM Z Sales Assistant Program for Monthly License Charge Software

The TCI for MLC program compensates Business Partners who have influenced sales by paying them a monthly fee based on the monthly charge the customer pays IBM for the use of their software.

Top Contributor Initiative for IBM Z IPLA OTC Software Reseller Program

The TCI for OTC program allows you to purchase IBM software at a discounted rate for remarketing to end user customers.