IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 enhances the user experience for managing change and implementation of decision logic that drives critical business systemsIBM United States Software Announcement 212-326
October 2, 2012
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IBM® Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1, the next generation of business rules, provides an elegant development environment, along with a dedicated business user interface, for automating and governing frequently occurring, repeatable business decisions.
IBM Operational Decision Manager enables organizations in virtually every industry to improve the quality of transaction and process-related decisions that are made repeatedly and to determine appropriate course of action for each customer, partner, and internal interaction:
IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 provides capabilities to:
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The ability to effectively automate decision making within and across operational business systems is imperative for maximizing organizational efficiency, increasing employee productivity, and improving the quality of actions that are made repeatedly in the course of the business day. In many cases, making the best decision at a given moment requires an understanding of a number of different factors, including:
IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 addresses decision-automation challenges by enabling organizations to build highly flexible, adaptable solutions that can detect and react to data patterns as they occur within a specified time period, as well as provide the appropriate decision response to transactional and process-oriented business systems.
The offering is built on market-leading IBM business rules management technology (formerly WebSphere® ILOG® Business Rule Management System). It is enhanced with IBM capabilities for detecting time-based events in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions (formerly WebSphere Business Events).
IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 consists of two orderable products, which together form a comprehensive platform for the management and execution of business rules and business events:
IBM Operational Decision Manager enables the creation of applications to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions. Some examples of these kinds of decision-management applications include:
IBM Operational Decision Manager provides the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, align across business and IT, and act with precision and reliability. It provides visibility to achieve clearer line-of-sight to business operations, collaboration capabilities to foster cross-functional and cross-divisional outcomes, and built-in governance to align business operations with strategic intent in the face of change.
Benefits of migrating to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1
The enhancements and items of interest for customers of existing precursor products with current Support and Subscription agreements.
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Decision management is an approach that combines software and expertise to increase the value of the frequent customer, partner, and internal interactions that take place within and across business systems. It involves both being able to make the best possible decision at the current moment based on data and situational context, as well as being able to use data to discover insights that can be used to continually improve decisions over time.
These decisions may be fully automated (for example, through an online application or a self-service point-of-sale system) or they may be used to provide decision support to people (for example, through a system used at a call center, branch, or store location, or in the back-office).
There are two primary technology areas that fit within the decision:
While these two technology areas are highly complementary, they can be used separately or together as part of a decision management solution. Each area brings a different focus to improve process and transactional decisions.
IBM Operational Decision Manager provides the power to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions across business processes and applications, uniting the IBM market-leading capabilities for business rules management and business event processing in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions.
By enhancing the IBM business rules repository to also govern event-based decisions, IBM Operational Decision Manager gives organizations comprehensive capabilities to define and maintain the logic that will drive the actions of critical business systems.
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For withdrawn and replacement programs announced in support of this new version, refer to Software Withdrawal Announcement 912-058, dated April 24, 2012.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-B69 8.0.1 IBM Operational Decision Manager
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Consulting and services
Professional Services are available to help clients get into production quickly and, if desirable, to assist with planning and growing into full-blown business integration solutions. These services can be provided through our IBM Business Partner community or through IBM Global Services.
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IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.
Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace.
IBM delivers successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.
The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.
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A Quick Start Guide is shipped with the product.
The documentation for IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 isprovided as an information center.The information center will be available on November 30, 2012.
For product family infocenter
For Decision Center infocenter
For Rule Execution Server Console infocenter
Parts of the documentation for IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 will be translated and available on, or before, December 19, 2012.
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Specified operating environment
For details, refer to the Software requirements section.
Visit the following website for a complete detailed list of hardware and software requirements for Decision Server V8.0.1 and Decision Center V8.0.1.
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.
Direct customer support
Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
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The IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 product package includes:
This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host software. 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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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. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Product group: Application and Integration Middleware Product: IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 (5725-B69) Product category: WebSphere
Program name PID number Charge metric IBM Operational 5725-B69 Processor Value Unit Decision Manager V8.0.1
Processor Value Unit (PVU)
PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at
Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at
- http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html
* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.
Resource Value Unit (RVU)
RVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the program specific table. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource. Refer to the program specific RVU table.
Resource Value Unit Conversion Table
From 1 to 20 Resources, 1.00 RVUs per Resource From 21 to 50 Resources, 20 RVUs plus 0.83 RVUs per Resource above 20 From 51 to 100 Resources, 45 RVUs plus 0.80 RVUs per Resource above 50 From 101 to 250 Resources, 85 RVUs plus 0.76 RVUs per Resource above 100 From 251 to 500 Resources, 199 RVUs plus 0.60 RVUs per Resource above 250 From 501 to 1,000 Resources, 349 RVUs plus 0.50 RVUs per Resource above 500 From 1,001 to 5,000 Resources, 599 RVUs plus 0.47 RVUs per Resource above 1,000 From 5,001 to 10,000 Resources, 2,479 RVUs plus 0.40 RVUs per Resource above 5,000 From 10,001 to 25,000 Resources, 4,479 RVUs plus 0.36 RVUs per Resource above 10,000 For more than 25,000 Resources, 9,879 RVUs plus 0.33 RVUs per Resource above 25,000
Here is the complete listing of part numbers for IBM Operational Decision Manager (5725-B69).
Program name/Description Part number IBM Decision Server per PVU License + SW D0G80LL S&S 12 Months IBM Decision Server per PVU Annual SW E0AI1LL S&S Renewal IBM Decision Server per PVU SW S&S D0G81LL Reinstate 12 Months IBM Decision Center per PVU License + SW D0IIZLL S&S 12 Months IBM Decision Center per PVU Annual SW E0BQ5LL S&S Renewal IBM Decision Center per PVU SW S&S D0IJ1LL Reinstate 12 Months IBM Decision Server per RVU License + SW D0IM9LL S&S 12 Months IBM Decision Server per RVU Annual SW E0BR5LL S&S Renewal IBM Decision Server per RVU SW S&S D0IMALL Reinstate 12 Months
IBM Decision Server for Non-Production E0DK5LL PVU Annual SW S & S Renewal IBM Decision Server for Non-Production D0P08LL PVU License + SW S & S 12 months IBM Decision Server for Non-Production D0P09LL PVU SW S & S Reinstatement 12 Months
Passport Advantage trade up
You must have previously acquired licenses for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses of the trade-up products.
Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number IBM Decision Server IBM Decision D0IL8LL Rules Edition PVU Trade-up Server per PVU License + SW S&S 12 Month IBM Decision Server IBM Decision D0P0ULL for Non-Production Server Processor Value PVU License + SW Unit (PVU) Subscription & Support 12 Months Trade-up
IBM Decision Server IBM Decision D0IL9LL Events Edition PVU Server per PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Month IBM Decision Server IBM Decision D0IL6LL Rules Edition for Linux Server for Linux on on System z PVU Trade-up System z per PVU License + SW S&S 12 Month IBM Decision Server IBM Decision D0IL7LL Events Edition for Linux Server for Linux on on System z PVU Trade-up System z per PVU License + SW S&S 12 Month
IBM Decision Server IBM Decision D0P0VLL for Non-Production Server for Linux on for Linux on System z® System z PVU PVU License + SW S&S 12 Months Tradeup IBM Decision Server IBM Decision D0LS8LL Rules Edition RVU Trade-up Server per RVU License + SW S&S 12 Month
IBM Decision Server IBM Decision Server for D0Q2KLL Events Edition Non-Production Processor Non-Production PVU License Value Unit (PVU) + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
IBM Decision Server IBM Decision Server for D0Q2JLL Rules Edition Non-Production Processor Non-Production License + Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support 12 Months Per PVU
IBM Decision Server IBM Decision Server for D0Q2LLL Rules Edition Non-Production for Non-Production zEnterprise® BladeCenter zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extn and Lnx Sys z PVU Extn and Lnx Sys z PVU License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
IBM Decision Server IBM Decision Server for D0Q2MLL Events Edition Non-Production for Non-Production zEnterprise BladeCenter zEnterprise BladeCenter Extn and Lnx Sys z PVU Extn and Lnx Sys z PVU License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
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Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Entitled maintenance offerings description Part number IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1 5725-B69 Media packs description IBM Operational Decision Manager for B801IML Multiplatforms V8.0.1 Multilingual Media Pack
Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines
Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement.This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.
Part Program name/Description number IBM Decision Server per PVU D0G7JLL for Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months IBM Decision Server per PVU E0AHVLL for Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal IBM Decision Server per PVU D0G7KLL for Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months
IBM Decision Center D0IIVLL per PVU for Linux on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months IBM Decision Center E0BQ4LL per PVU for Linux on System z Annual SW S&S Renewal IBM Decision Center D0IIWLL per PVU for Linux on System z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months
IBM Decision Server for Non-Production E0DK4LL Processor Value Unit (PVU) for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal IBM Decision Server for Non-Production D0P05LL Processor Value Unit (PVU) for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Decision Server for Non-Production D0P06LL Processor Value Unit (PVU) for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing
This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.
Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.
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The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.
Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit 5725-B69 IBM Operational Decision Processor Value Units Manager V8.0.1
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IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1
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Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:
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