IBM Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS® provides a per-payment pricing model for deployments of IBM Financial Transaction Manager for z/OS® (FTM). This allows you to take advantage of the strengths of IBM Z® hardware while paying on a monthly basis for the actual number of production payments processed. It does not replace the existing pricing for FTM and associated software programs, but provides an additional commercial model that can be used.
Begin by purchasing an FTM license
IBM Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS requires an upfront purchase of a license for FTM. You are invoiced monthly for the number of production payments that are processed by FTM.
Co-locate FTM in the same or a separate LPAR
With the per-payment pricing model, you have the choice of co-locating FTM for z/OS in the same logical partition (LPAR) with other z/OS workloads or in a separate LPAR. There is no, or negligible, impact to the cost of existing z/OS workloads. Restrictions may apply for the co-location option.
Usage reports determine charges
Monthly submission of FTM usage reports that are created by the IBM FTM Usage Report Tool® is required. When the FTM usage report indicates that fewer than 1000 production payments were processed during a Reporting Period then a zero charge will be applied. When the FTM usage report indicates that 1000 or more production payments were processed during a Reporting Period then a cumulative tiered charge will be applied.
IBM Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS requires IBM Financial Transaction Manager for z/OS® (FTM).
Licenses for each of the software programs in the Solution Stack in the Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS are also required to apply the per-payment pricing model to those programs.
The Solution Stack programs are not delivered by the Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS itself. The Payments Pricing Solution for z/OS only delivers the per-payment pricing for the Solution Stack.