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 Express
|Ideal for larger and multi-site, multinational enterprises
|Designed for smaller, single site enterprises
|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
|No point aggregation
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|Learn more about Passport Advantage Express