IBM Terms

Audit (Licensing Compliance Audit - Compliance Review - Self-Assessment)
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An examination of the licensing compliance/incompliance position of an IBM customer. IBM has implemented a comprehensive audit program worldwide, performed with the support of external auditors such as KPMG and Deloitte (refer to and for program details). These compliance audits drive for the discovery of, and subsequent compensation for, any unlicensed software discovered.
Letter from IBM formally announcing the start of a compliance review to an IBM customer. The Audit Announcement Letter should at least show the objectives of the audit, nominate the IBM audit contact and the mandated auditor, in addition to proposing a start date and defining the audit scope (products, entities, countries). On receipt of this letter, the IBM customer loses the right to re-establish compliance outside of a - usually more expensive - settlement.
Part of the audit settlement agreement, in which IBM (the vendor) agrees not to pursue the customer for the incompliance reported in the audit. Customers should note that only the past history of reported installations is relieved, hence any (future) additional incompliance and any (past and future) non-reported usage can be audited anytime and pursued by the vendor.
One of IBM's user metrics. The AUSI metric is a development of the Authorized User metric with a restriction on the number of installs accessed. The licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the Program on each Install in any manner, directly or indirectly. An example of a product licensable using the AUSI metric: IBM Informix Growth Edition V11.70.
IBM's predominant user metric, in which the number of unique users who have access to the program are counted. AUTH leads to other user metrics by applying supplementary restrictions, e.g. restriction on installations as in the Authorized User Single Install (AUSI) metric, restriction on time as in the Concurrent User (CONC) metric, or restriction on both (installation and time) as in the Floating User Single Session Single Install (FUSSSI) metric. AUTH may also have further restrictions, such as restrictions on the user (employee, external, etc.), or on limited secondary use rights. An example of an IBM product using the metric AUTH: IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.
One of IBM's user metrics, belonging to the family of UVU User Value Unit metrics. AUVU is a User Value Unit metric where users are authorized users. Note that IBM may offer further licensing variations such as Infrequent AUVU, for which the frequency of access to the software is limited over a certain period of time. An example of a product licensable using the AUVU metric: IBM FileNet Content Manager Authorized v5.1. Infrequent users are users with a maximum of 120 accesses per any 12-month calendar period, whereas any access within 15-minutes counts as one access.
Standard agreement that IBM customers accept when they download, install, or purchase any IBM product. Base agreements are, most often, the International Program License Agreement (IPLA), which applies to warranted IBM programs, and seldom the International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs (ILAN), the International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs (ILAE) or the International License Agreement for Early Release of Programs (ILAR). The base agreements, the relevant LIs and PLETs, and the current price list at time of purchase, represent the complete licensing picture of a specific product/edition/version. Base agreements contain important licensing restrictions applicable to all products.
Lowest price in Passport Advantage, slightly lower than the price in Passport Advantage Express. Customers who were enrolled in the Passport Advantage Program at a Level A, B or C before 2003 now purchase at BL level. BL does not require any points. Price levels with higher discount levels are: D, E, F, G, H, I and J for corporates or EDU/GOV for education establishments and governments.