Under both the IBM Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express programs clients may:
- Acquire Eligible Products (EPs) including IBM software (both non-expiring and term) licenses, CEO (Complete Enterprise Option) Product Categories, Software Subscription and Support, Cloud Services, Appliances and Appliance Services, and selected third party offerings subject to third party terms.
- Renew IBM Software Subscription and Support, subscription and term licenses, Cloud and Appliance Services.
- Buy and renew technical support for Selected Open Source and other non-warranted applications.
While both programs use a common set of Agreements, processes and tools, there are differences between them.
Passport Advantage & Passport Advantage Express comparison
|Passport Advantage||Passport Advantage Express|
|Ideal for larger and multi-site, multinational enterprises||Designed for smaller, single site enterprises|
|Relationship based||Transaction based|
|Enrollment required||No enrollment|
|Relationship Suggested Volume Pricing (RSVP)||Suggested Retail Pricing (SRP)|
|One annual S&S renewal date (for most offerings) synchronized to a single Anniversary date||S&S renewal dates aligned to initial purchase date, not a single annual Anniversary date|
|Manage multiple Sites under one Agreement||Single Site management only|
|Point Aggregation||No point aggregation|
|Learn more about Passport Advantage||Learn more about Passport Advantage Express|