In general, IBM customers renew their ESSO agreements every three years, and it`s important to fully understand your contract before that renewal date. Many ESSO agreements go back years and may have been implemented first by the predecessors of your IT department. It is likely that these agreements have been amended regularly and have not been completely replaced at each point of renewal. This means that companies often do not understand the benefits they are entitled to from IBM. Entry/exit capacity if needed (OOCOD/CoD) | For hardware, OOCOD/CoD allows customers to turn hardware modules on and off to meet temporary spikes in business requirements (available on selected z system servers). The loads for both hardware and software are related to the duration of temporary activation and the enabled capacity. For the software a temporary license, limited in duration and consumption, usually expressed in processor days. An example is the license: IBM WebSphere Interchange Server Processor Day OOCoD Temporary Use Charge Many hundreds of thousands of dollars can be easily wasted for forgetting the benefits available in your ESSO agreement. The integration of functions such as substitution programs (pot substitution) or cross-brand allotment (CBA) can easily be overlooked by IT purchasing teams in the absence of proper procedures and communications. System Support Agreement (SSA) | An extensive maintenance contract that includes a number of enhanced software support services.

International Passport Advantage Agreement (IPAA) | An agreement for Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express (IPAA/IPAAe). IPAA (e) is a standard IBM agreement that is generic and not tailored to the specifics of the customer. IPPA (e) is required to enter the world of Passport Advantage. | business data All acquired rights (licenses, maintenance, trade-ups, etc.) and customer agreements. Claims give customers the right to use software products of a certain output, version, quantity and either permanently or for a limited period with certain restrictions. Customer agreements may grant rights or impose restrictions, but generally do not include user fees (exceptions apply to customer contracts signed after verification and containing exposure with billing licenses). (International) Enterprise Software – Service Option (ESSO/iESSO) | Agreement on the customer. (i) ESSO agreements are contractual forms that do not contain user rights, only maintenance and options. Exception: if the ESSO agreement (i) is negotiated following a compliance audit, a settlement plan with settlement, maintenance and recovery licenses may end.

The counting plan is then signed with the iESSO contract. (i) ESSO agreements offer IBM customers advantages, but also disadvantages, including mandatory maintenance. We recommend a thorough analysis to determine whether a particular customer should enter into an ESSO agreement. Table of processor units by core | An IBM table that lists available processor technologies and shows the number of PVUs per core in the PVU metric. This table is regularly updated – usually monthly – and is available in the public domain of IBM`s website. | Billing Completion of compliance audit litigation. Compensation generally includes audit relief for the benefit of the customer and a compensation penalty for the credit carder`s benefit (associated with the acquisition of rights such as licenses, maintenance, reintroductions or trade-ups). Billing restores compliance with all discovered facilities and reported use. The customer`s misunderstanding is then resolved – for the period prior to the billing date.