Skip to main content

IBM Software Subscription and Support

Resource center for Business Partners

Grow your client base
Generate new opportunities
Strengthen customer relationships

IBM Software Subscription and Support

Get started with IBM Software Subscription and Support.

Key steps to take

  1. Become Software Value Plus authorized.
  2. Team with a value added distributor: Engage with one of the IBM authorized software value added distributors (VADs). These VADs have made significant investments to provide resources to help their solution providers acquire the training, technical, marketing and selling support they need to effectively serve their customers.
  3. Expand your knowledge: Watch the value story for IBM Software Subscription & Support.
  4. Take the IBM Software Subscription and Support Sales Mastery test: Test M231. Passing this test permits an IBM Business Partner firm to sell IBM software renewals.
  5. Mine IBM Software sales kits and plays for Subscription and Support content to help you win.

Key messages

When selling IBM software, start positioning IBM Software Subscription and Support, delivered through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express:

For more messaging please download:


Live Chat is currently unavailable


The live chat service is normally available weekdays 8am-8pm Eastern Time.Use the "Contact us" link or one of the other links for help now.