Pricing

How much does IMS cost?

Monthly license charges (MLC) apply to many IBM Z software products, including IMS.  Pricing and terms and conditions for MLC products are based on the pricing metric you select. MLC pricing metrics can roughly be grouped into two categories: full capacity based pricing metrics and sub-capacity capable pricing metrics.

Can we use one-time charge pricing for one product and the monthly license charge for the other?

If we use both IMS Database Manager and IMS Transaction Manager, can we use the one-time charge (OTC) pricing metric for one and the monthly license charge (MLC) pricing metric for the other?
No. Both components of IMS must use the same pricing metric. They can either both be MLC or both be OTC.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.