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Attention IBM Business Partners with approved software solutions
IBM software channel programs are being updated to reflect the 2015 IBM Brand restructuring that better aligned IBM products and solution offerings to the marketplace. Effective January 12, 2016, IBM brand updates will be reflected in Software Value Plus (SVP) Open Distribution Product Groups. Then in April 2016, IBM will align the SVP Authorized Distribution Product Groups to the new IBM brands. Part numbers and product descriptions will remain unchanged.
Business Partner software solutions approved for SVP Capability Authorization, SVP Industry Authorization, Value Advantage Plus, and Value Advantage Plus for Government (VAP-G) will automatically be revised to reflect the updated Open Distribution Product Groups. Business Partners do not need to take any action.
When submitting new VAP-G and SVP Solution Incentive opportunity registrations for eligibility approval, Business Partners must use the new IBM brand names. Business Partners are strongly advised to refer to the Distributed Software Pricebook to ensure the correct brand family revenue records are created for the Open Distribution Product Group software products.
Existing SVP Solution Incentive opportunity registration component records will not be updated to reflect the new Open Product Groups. IBM will honor SVP Solution Incentive opportunity registrations submitted for eligibility prior to the January effective date and subsequently submitted for payment.
For additional program information Business Partners are directed to the following resources:
Channel Value Rewards – Solutions (Capability Authorization) is designed to reward Business Partners selling their IBM software value-add business capability solutions.