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IBM Concert on Cloud V3.0 is designed to provide advanced metric reporting to help organizations keep pace with big data and analytics

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-561
November 5, 2013

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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications


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IBM® Concert on Cloud V3.0, a Software as a Service offering, is designed to provide a collaborative user experience across performance management solutions by blending social, mobile, dashboard, reporting, and analysis capabilities to help optimize team-based decisions.

Highlights of Concert on Cloud V3.0:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: VE001).



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Overview
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Business users can be inundated with information but often lack the contextual insight and collaborative environment to optimize decisions in areas for which they are responsible. The fast paced environment and mobile work force can demand a collaborative on-the-go solution to business problems.

IBM Concert on Cloud V3.0, a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, helps address these business problems and is designed to provide a collaborative environment for users of IBM Cognos performance management solutions. Concert on Cloud is enabled to support IBM Cognos TM1® planning, forecasting, and analysis.

Concert on Cloud offers a web-based and mobile-ready portal streamlined for your key business performance decisions. Users can view, understand, and interact with the specific performance insights on which they need to take action, and pull up relevant analysis and reports. The collaborative environment of Concert on Cloud allows users, who are involved in a decision, to interact through real-time comments and questions, dramatically helping to improve the quality and speed of decision making.



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Key prerequisites
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Planned availability date
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December 13, 2013



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Description
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The business analytics landscape is quickly being molded by four powerful, interdependent trends: cloud, mobile, social interaction, and analytics. The convergence of these trends is driving the need for organizations to provide a platform that can be deployed in the cloud, and which can be incorporated in a collaborative, on-the-go environment to help meet the needs of an evolving workforce.

A rapidly evolving business environment challenges line-of-business focused users with more data than ever before. Employess are bombarded with hundreds of emails per week and spend more time than ever away from their main office, relying on mobile devices to access work-related information. Staying status quo is the enemy of organizations that want to innovate and stay ahead of the competition.

IBM Concert on Cloud V3.0 is designed to help meet almost all of these challenges. It delivers a harmonized user interface that blends advanced metric reporting with social and collaborative functionality to support guided business processes. In addition, it provides contextual insights in a collaborative environment to help streamline and optimize team-based decisions.

Concert on Cloud is enabled to support IBM Cognos TM1 on Cloud. In addition, it offers:

Advantages of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model

On-premise installations require resources from IT departments that need to understand the details of the solution components, manage those components, and provide ongoing maintenance of operating system and software patches, fixes, and upgrades. In a SaaS model, most of these burdens are dramatically reduced or eliminated. IBM Concert on Cloud is hosted and managed by IBM , and you subscribe to the service and access it through the Internet. This means you are not required to purchase and provision new hardware or worry about ongoing operating system and software maintenance.

With IBM Concert on Cloud, provisioning and onboarding are streamlined. You can derive value from the service much more quickly than with a traditional on-premise installation. Connection to the service is as easy as accessing the Internet through a browser, and it can be accessed from anywhere. With lower initial costs and lower long term overhead, your budget dollars and resources can focus on additional value-added services.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Program number
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Program
number    VRM  Program name

5725-P67  3.0  IBM Concert on Cloud


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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A Welcome Package is included with the service.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge, where IBM does business.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

IBM Cognos TM1 on Cloud V10.2 with Fix Pack 1, or later is required.

An Internet broad band connection is required.

Browsers supported:

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Concert on Cloud is accessed via the Internet. There are no physical or electronic deliverables.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Concert on Cloud uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group:  Business Analytics
 
Product      Product
identifier   identifier description
     
5725-P67     IBM Concert on Cloud
 
Product category:  Business Analytics
 

Passport Advantage

Product name: IBM Concert on Cloud V3.0

Product number: 5725-P67

 
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Program name/Description                                   number

IBM Concert on Cloud
 - per Authorized User Monthly Subscription with Support   D12W8LL
 - per CUNone Daily Fee for Partial Month                  D12W9LL
 - per Authorized User Overage                             D12WALL

Charge metric

 
Program name            PID number    Charge metric

IBM Concert on Cloud    5725-P67      Authorized user 

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. An authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the IBM SaaS. You must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each unique Authorized User given access to the IBM SaaS in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the number of Authorized Users given access to the IBM SaaS during the Subscription Period specified in your Order Document.



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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement and the IBM SaaS Terms of Use Agreement.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing

Subscription: This offering requires a customer-signed IBM International Passport Agreement and IBM SaaS Terms of Use Agreement. The Terms of Use Agreement outlines the terms of this offering.

Technical support: Technical Support is provided for the IBM SaaS and Enabling Software, as applicable, during the Subscription Period. Any enhancements, updates, and other materials provided by IBM as part of any such Technical Support are considered to be part of the IBM SaaS or Enabling Software, as applicable, and therefore governed by the Terms of Use Agreement. Technical Support is included with the IBM SaaS and is not available as a separate offering.

Refer to additional technical support information in the IBM SaaS Terms of Use document for the program.

Terms of Use

The program's Terms of Use document is available on the IBM SaaS Terms of Use website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/sla/tou
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that IBM SaaS will conform to the specifications contained in the Terms of Use. Such specifications may be supplied only in the English language, unless required by local law, without the possibility of contractual waiver or limitation. The warranty will not apply to the extent that there has been misuse, accident, modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, or improper maintenance by Customer of a third party, or failure or damage caused by a product for which IBM is not responsible. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the service or that IBM will correct all service defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the service.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices
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Prices
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Information on charges is available at website

http://www.ibm.com/support

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

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http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
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Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: VE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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