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First published on February 24, 2011
Last revised on October 15, 2018
Licensing
IBM software licensing and support


This is a short introduction to the licensing models as per October 2018.

IBM prices are taken from the IBM Price List and are suggested retail prices. They are not published to our knowledge, but you can request a quote directly on the IBM website. When you purchase from a Business Partner, you can expect to get a discounted price.

IBM
IBM Express Software
IBM offers more software under the Express license model. Please review the latest information at IBM Express Software
IBMs licensing is called Passport Advantage for Volume Purchases and Passport Advantage Express with no commitments to the number of licenses. We use the Passport Advantage Express here and it is ideally suited for small business starting with as little as one license. Licenses are per Registered User and includes Upgrade Protection and Technical Support. As a registered Lotus Notes user you can run the software on any computer, office, portable and home.
The cost is based on a 1st year subscription and renewals thereafter. Competitive upgrades will cut the 1st year cost by up to 50%. Products in Passport Advantage are without version or release numbers. Upgrade Protection makes releases irrelevant, you always have access to the most current version. The software delivery is by electronic download. You can purchase media when needed. You have access to the most current and the previous releases, for all platforms and all languages.

Messaging (Email-Only) license. The prices are per user. Source: IBM October 2018
 Yearly renewal cost
IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express Renew (E01B3LL)

$39
 Competitive Upgrade, first year
IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express Trade Up (D53V8LL)

$74
 First year
IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Expres (D53V5LL)

$147
Collaboration license. The prices are per user. Source: IBM October 2018
 Yearly renewal cost
IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Express Renew (E01B3LL)

$57
 Competitive Upgrade, first year
IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Express Trade Up (D53V8LL)

$165
 First year
IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Expres (D53V5LL)

$219
Both, the Messaging and the Collaboration license include:
  • IBM Lotus Notes Client software (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • iNotes web access to all the features
  • IBM Lotus Domino server is included with the client license
  • Traveler to connect your Blackberry, Android, iPhone and Windows smartphone
  • Sametime Entry for chat and awareness
  • Contacts for your personal information management
  • Journal to organise your memos and notes
  • Calendaring and Scheduling for your meetings
  • Room and Resource Reservation
  • Blogging database
  • Discussion database
  • Reference database to organise your document library
  • Symphony for your letters, spreadsheets and presentations

    A more detailed Price List can be found here

    When you outgrow the Messaging features above, the collaboration license has no restrictions on the applications you can use. You can find applications that meet your business needs at OpenNTF. OpenNTF is devoted to enabling groups of individuals all over the world to collaborate on IBM Lotus Notes/Domino applications and release them as open source.

    The Passport Advantage Express User License includes the right to run one or more Domino Server(s) to host your own email server and website.
    Please refer to the IBM website for more details on options with the Passport Advantage program.
    Where to buy? IBM Lotus Notes and Domino can be purchased directly from the IBM website or contact us and we will help you.


    Novell
    Did You Know?
    The Domino Server runs on two different LINUX systems:
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell is one of the supported Linux servers. You can purchase the software with subscription for either one or three years.
    Example (October 2018 price list)
     Software Download and Support
    Per Server, one full year subscription

    $799 (us$)
    The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server comes with similar features like the Microsoft Windows Server. You get all your networking tools, Printer sharing, file sharing, user log-in and security. The server works with all desktop software, Windows XP and 7, Mac OS and Linux. We recommend to renew the support every year which entitles you to upgrades.

    If you are very familiar with Linux, you can use the unsupported CentOS operating system. You will be able to get support for CentOS, but no support from IBM when you have issues with Domino. This is not a supported Operating System


    Opening a new branch office
    IBM Lotus Domino is licensed on a per user, no matter how many servers you run. You will have your base cost for new hardware and operating system, but no additional license fees.

    Growing from 5 to 250 users
    How much does it cost to run Domino over 9 years. The dollar amounts are the accumulated licensing cost over 9 years without considering inflation or price changes by vendor.
    Mail-Only Domino license with the full 1st year license cost (no trade up) and Symphony/OpenOffice as the document, spreadsheet and presentation suite.
    5 users 10 users 50 users 100 users 250 users
    $4,520.00 $6,655.00 $23,735.00 $45,085.00 $109,135.00
    Collaboration Domino license with the full 1st year license cost (no trade up) and Symphony/OpenOffice as the document, spreadsheet and presentation suite.
    5 users 10 users 50 users 100 users 250 users
    $5,570.00 $8,755.00 $34,235.00 $66,085.00 $161,635.00
    Mail-Only Domino license with the full 1st year license cost (no trade up) and Office Home and Business as the document, spreadsheet and presentation suite. We use a 5 year renewal cycle because it is not tied to SharePoint.
    5 users 10 users 50 users 100 users 250 users
    $7,790.00 $13,195.00 $56,435.00 $110,485.00 $272,635.00
    Collaboration Domino license with the full 1st year license cost (no trade up) and Office Home and Business as the document, spreadsheet and presentation suite. We use a 5 year renewal cycle because it is not tied to SharePoint.
    5 users 10 users 50 users 100 users 250 users
    $8,840.00 $15,295.00 $66,935.00 $131,485.00 $325,135.00


    Update October 2018: Microsoft Small Business Server is not an option anymore and all references are replaced with Cloud Services. There is no change to the IBM Lotus Domino offerings and the information was changed to reflect the 2018 pricing.

    Timestamp: 10/17/2018 12:17:35 AM EDT [on srv7cps]
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