How to use this roadmap:
This roadmap will guide you through the stages of building and taking your solution to the market. Specific actions are recommended at each stage to ensure you get the most out of your relationship with IBM.

As an independent software vendor (ISV), IBM offers you a comprehensive set of resources and offerings to help you develop solutions enabled on IBM middleware on IBM i.

This roadmap will guide you through the stages in understanding the value proposition of IBM middleware on IBM i, the key IBM products and technologies to help you differentiate your solution, technical resources to help enable your application with the key products and technologies, and resources to help you market and sell your solution.

Your solution optimized with IBM's combination of IBM POWER servers and IBM integrated software may give you an advantage over your competition by lowering your overall solution costs. The optimization of IBM WebSphere® Application Server and IBM DB2® may mean less infrastructure and operational costs to run your solution, reduced risk during deployment, and better serviceability of application.

Tightly optimized and integrated solutions can provide great value to our clients and IBM i solutions can deliver services faster, with higher quality and more economically than ever before. Differentiate your solution with IBM middleware on IBM i today.

Step 1:. Attend a Maximize Your Relationship (MYR) session at an IBM Innovation Center near you. Learn best practices using IBM roadmaps, meet local contacts and establish next steps as you partner and grow your business with IBM.

Next, go to the Preparation section.