IBM offers term licenses for select software Programs under the IBM International Passport Advantage and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreements.

Term License Overview

Term Licenses make it easier for Client’s to acquire IBM software Programs with flexible terms, renewal options and billing frequencies.

Term licensing models provide Clients with:

  • Licensing options consistent with how they choose to consume software
  • Lower entry costs
  • Flexibility to use the software Program on premise for a specified term
  • IBM Software Subscription and Support (S&S) during the specified term

At the end of the specified term, clients may choose to extend or terminate their Term Licenses.

If Client chooses to not renew the term license, the rights to the software Program and access to S&S will terminate, and Client is required to uninstall and destroy all terminated copies of the affected Program.

Term license types (options vary by Program)

Subscription Licenses

  • Offer Term flexibility from 12 to 60 months with a minimum term of 12 months
  • May not be terminated before the end of a Subscription term
  • Provide flexibility at end of term to renew, resize, switch offerings, or terminate

Monthly Licenses

  • Offer Term flexibility from 1 – 60 months with a minimum term of 1 month
  • Allow Clients to terminate a term with at least 30 days written notice
  • Provide flexibility at end of term to renew, resize, switch offerings, or terminate

Fixed Term Licenses

  • Are for a fixed term of 12 months
  • Allow Clients to terminate a term with at least 30 days written notice
  • Allow Clients to renew for another 12-month term via a renewal quote or terminate at the end of the term