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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2024 Preisupdate

At the beginning of September, IBM published an announcement for the adjustment of prices on January 1, 2024. Informix customers have to prepare for an increase of +6% at the turn of the year.

Here an excerpt from the IBM Announcement of September 1:

Price Change(s): General Price Harmonization (GPH)
for IBM Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express - Effective January 1,2024

Announcement Letter Number: 324-653
Announcement Date: 2023-09-01
Effective Date : 2024-01-01


Effective January 1, 2024, 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 IBM Automation, IBM Data and AI, IBM Customer Care, IBM Security, IBM Sustainability Software, Transaction Processing Software and IBM Storage.
  • 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:

  • 6% 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, Trade up License, Monthly License, Subscription License, Support Options (Extended/Sustained/Advanced) and select Software as a Service (SaaS). Price changes are applicable for Software S&S Renewals pertaining to coverage period beginning on or after January 1, 2024, regardless of when payment is received.

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The original IBM Announcement can be found here:

Announcement Number: 324-653 - Price Change(s): General Price Harmonization (GPH) for IBM Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express – Effective January 1, 2024


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