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IBM Lotus Forms Server 3.5.1 with workflow and IBM Lotus Forms Designer 3.5.1 with workflow automates processes with built-in, feature rich, easy-to-use workflow

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-297
September 28, 2010

ENUS210-297.PDF ENUS210-297.PDF

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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Statement of direction Statement of direction Prices Prices
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IBM® Lotus® Forms Server 3.5.1 with workflow and IBM Lotus Forms Designer 3.5.1 with workflow make it easier than ever for users of all skill sets to automate processes, eliminate paper, and become green.

IBM Lotus Forms Server 3.5.1 provides the following benefits:

Ease of use

  • Provides point and click, wizard driven workflow and workflow reporting design
  • Attaches simple or complex workflow rules for electronic forms
  • Requires no formal IT training or custom coding to create simple or complex workflow

Flexibility

  • Routes electronic forms to and from content management systems such as IBM Lotus Quickr™
  • Concurrently runs multiple workflow tasks

Integration

  • Integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure
  • Writes information from electronic forms to databases and reads information from a database to an electronic form
  • Provides real-time reports of electronic form and workflow data

Productivity

  • Helps improve productivity with reduced manual labor, lost action items, and forms processing time
  • Helps reduce operational costs and corporate carbon footprint

Refer to Software Announcement 209-268, dated August 18, 2009.



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Planned availability date
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September 28, 2010: Electronic software delivery

October 22, 2010: Media and documentation



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Description
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A workflow is a sequence of connected steps or operations, declared as work of a person, a group of persons, or an organization. For example, consider a support request process. The end user fills out a form and submits a support request. This goes to a reviewer who assigns the request to a person on the development team. Once the team addresses the issue, the request status is updated and the submitter is notified. These series of steps is a workflow.

IBM Lotus Forms 3.5.1 includes workflow runtime and tooling, and can:

  • Apply business logic rules to electronic forms
  • Route electronic forms data between users
  • Provide out-of-the-box workflow monitoring and statistics with visual representation of eform data
  • Manage and monitor on-going action items from IBM WebSphere® Portal
  • Receive real-time action item notifications via email, SMS, or system notification
  • Concurrently execute multiple workflow tasks
  • Utilize an infinite level of nested conditions to help implement business rules
  • Apply digital signatures to electronic forms for approval cycles
  • Support Web 2.0 for portlet refresh without server roundtrip for easier workflow management via IBM WebSphere Portal
  • Get enhanced support for submitting web services from a workflow
  • Have users programmatically initiate workflows, check action items, and run reports with API enhancements
  • Commence sub-workflows from primary workflows with data manipulation to and from the primary workflow
  • Print electronic forms automatically through workflows

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Lotus Forms Server is capable as of October 22, 2010, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

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


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Statement of direction
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It is IBM's current intent that we will continue to integrate IBM Lotus Forms with other IBM products to provide end-to-end process automation to customers.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.



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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Forms Designer with Workflow   Multilingual    October 22, 2010
 V3.5.1                         (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Norwegian
                                Bokmal,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                Croatian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                English,
                                Romanian,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Slovakian,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)
Forms Server with Workflow     Multilingual    October 22, 2010
 V3.5.1                         (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Norwegian
                                Bokmal,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                Croatian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                English,
                                Romanian,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Slovakian,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)


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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-N09   3.5.1                        IBM Lotus Forms Designer
5724-N08   3.5.1                        IBM Lotus Forms Server


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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

IBM Software Services for Lotus Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training

Technical Skills Software Workshop

No-fee technical skills training workshops (English only) for this product are offered to customers and business partners to gain hands-on skills for installing, configuring, operating, and supporting this product. The workshops are ideal for customers and business partners who are in the process of evaluating, or have already purchased it. Workshops are modeled to be 50% to 70% hands-on labs and are continually updated to current product release.

Workshops are delivered in multiple formats, traditional classroom, self-paced (self-study) and instructor led e-learning, all formats have the same content.

Traditional classroom workshops are scheduled and delivered in-person worldwide at IBM and non-IBM locations throughout the year.

Self-paced/self-study workshops enable the student to view the workshop presentations and execute the labs on their own schedule with no travel required. The presentations have speaker notes and allow the student full control to navigate the information. Students reserve a one week period to run the labs on a remote, supported, live environment. Support is provided through a monitored forum.

Note: A fast Internet connection is required.

For more details on current workshop content, schedules, and to register for any workshop format, visit

https://www-304.ibm.com/jct01005c/isv/spc/events/index.jsp


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Offering Information
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Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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


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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 information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Lotus Forms Designer with       Lotus Forms     Lotus Forms
 Workflow
IBM Lotus Forms Server with         Lotus Forms     Lotus Forms
 Workflow
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Lotus Forms Designer with         5724-N09   Per Authorized
 Workflow                                         User
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow  5724-N08   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow  5724-N08   Per 20
                                                  Authorized Users

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor families (vendors and brands). A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on the level or tier of all processor cores activated and available for use by the program on the server. Some programs allow licensing to less than the full capacity of the server's activated processor cores, sometimes referred to as sub-capacity licensing. For programs which offer sub-capacity licensing, if a server is partitioned utilizing eligible partitioning technologies, then a PoE must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition where the program runs or is managed by the program. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program's License Information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms. The PVU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another program.

For general overview of PVUs for processor families (vendors and brands), go to

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

To calculate the exact PVU entitlements required for the program, go to

https://www-112.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/valueunitcalculator/vucalc.wss

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Forms Designer

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Forms Designer with Workflow
IBM Lotus Forms Designer with Workflow Auth User SW S&S  D0G6QLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Forms Designer with Workflow Authorized User   E0AHFLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Forms Designer with Workflow Authorized User   D0G6PLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Lotus Forms Server

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow 20 Authorized       E0AHKLL
 Users Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow 20 Authorized       D0G6ZLL
 Users Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow 20 Authorized       D0G70LL
 Users SW S&S Reinst 12Mo
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow Proc Value Unit     E0AHNLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow Proc Value Unit     D0G75LL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow Proc Value Unit SW  D0G76LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Lotus Forms Designer

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Lotus Forms Designer
 with Workflow
IBM Lotus Forms Designer    Lotus Forms Designer        D0GDXLL
                             w/Workflow AU fr Forms
                             Designer TU Lic+SW S&S
                             12Mo

IBM Lotus Forms Server

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Lotus Forms Server
 with Workflow
IBM Business Process        Lotus Forms Server          D0GDWLL
 Accelerator                 w/Workflow 20AU fr Bus
                             Proc Accltr TU Lic+SW S&S
                             12Mo
IBM Lotus Forms Server      Lotus Forms Server          D0GDVLL
                             w/Workflow PVU fr Lotus
                             Forms Server TU Lic+SW S&S
                             12Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Forms Designer with Workflow V3.5.1
IBM Lotus Forms Designer with Workflow V3.5.1 MP         BU06LML
 Multilingual Media Pack
Forms Server with Workflow V3.5.1
IBM Lotus Forms Server with Workflow V3.5.1 MP           BU06MML
 Multilingual Media Pack

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.

Forms Designer with Workflow V3.5.1

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Forms Designer    IBM Lotus Forms Designer    BU06LML
with Workflow Authorized    with Workflow V3.5.1 MP
User                        Multilingual Media Pack

Forms Server with Workflow V3.5.1

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Forms Server      IBM Lotus Forms Server      BU06MML
 with Workflow 20            with Workflow V3.5.1 MP
 Authorized Users            Multilingual Media Pack
IBM Lotus Forms Server      IBM Lotus Forms Server      BU06MML
 with Workflow Processor     with Workflow V3.5.1 MP
 Value Unit                  Multilingual Media Pack


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The terms and conditions for IBM Lotus Forms 3.5.1 as previously announced in Software Announcement 209-268, dated August 18, 2009.

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.



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The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

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