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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2019


As in previous years, IBM announces a price adjustment for its software portfolio at the beginning of the new year. This will also affect the Informix and Db2 products, new licenses and renewals. The price adjustment is for sales within the Federal Republic of Germany, usually an increase of about 3%.

IBM Informix 2019

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Price Change(s): 2019 Global Price Harmonization
Announcement Number: 319-015
Announcement Date: Aug 20 2018
Effective Date: Jan 01 2019


Effective January 1, 2019, IBM® is making modest price changes which will improve worldwide price harmonization across the software product portfolio. Passport Advantage® Express Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) and Passport Advantage Suggested Volume Prices (SVP), as applicable, for the following categories of products, are included in this announcement:

  • Passport Advantage Eligible Products from the Analytics Platform, Cloud, Collaboration Solutions, Industry Platforms, Integration, Internet of Things, Security, Talent Management Solutions, Transaction Processing Software, Watson, and Watson Customer Engagement Brands.
  • Media and documentation packs associated with the Passport Advantage Eligible Products.
  • Selected other non-Passport Advantage Products.

For most products, the following price harmonization changes will apply:

  • 3% increase Worldwide

For a small number of products, price harmonization adjustments will deviate slightly from the assumptions above. In some cases there will be a higher price increase or a price reduction, but overall most of the price changes will not exceed plus or minus 5%. For affected eligible products and their associated media and documentation packs, price harmonization changes are applicable for all eligible product offerings, including Software License and 12-months Software Subscription & Support (S&S), Software S&S Renewal, Software S&S Reinstatement, and Trade up License and 12-months Software S&S.

Price changes are applicable for Software S&S Renewals pertaining to coverage period beginning on or after January 1, 2019 regardless of when payment is received.

Announced pricing will be available on September 11, 2018 from IBM or from your IBM Business Partner.

You can find the original IBM Announcement by following this link:

Announcement Number: 319-015 - Price Change(s): 2019 Global Price Harmonization


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