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IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-454
November 27, 2012


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New in IBM® Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0:



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IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 is a member of IBM Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG) archiving and governance portfolio. Enhancing its proven combination of SAP content enabling, reducing the growth of SAP databases and SAP-complementary business process management, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 gives your organization the ability to go well beyond traditional SAP archiving by leveraging many industry-leading enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities in a product that works with SAP and provides tools designed to help you reduce operating costs, reduce risk, and increase efficiency of SAP users.

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 joins IBM Content Collector for Email V3.0, IBM Content Collector for File Systems V3.0, IBM Content Collector for Microsoft™ SharePoint V3.0, and the new IBM Content Collector for Lotus® Connections to enable value-based archiving, which is an IBM-pioneered approach to dramatically change the information growth cost curve. By leveraging innovative practices to focus and link information stakeholders, and IBM products that can establish and manage value-based retention policies, content disposal, and electronic discovery practices globally across IBM and non-IBM information sources, you can archive based on business value and drive significant cost and risk reductions in your organization by reducing unnecessary data and content.

The next generation version of both IBM CommonStore for SAP and IBM FileNet® Application Connector for SAP, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 also considerably extends the archiving capabilities that have helped you realize greater value from your SAP systems for many years.

With IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0, you can:

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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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November 30, 2012: Electronic availability

December 14, 2012: Media availability



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Adding to its benefits as a highly evolved product for SAP-specific archiving and content enabling, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 is part of a comprehensive set of solutions, products, and services designed to help you realize the business value of your information while driving down costs and risks, and ensuring that critical business content is properly retained and protected. With IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0, and more effectively together with IBM Content Collector for Email V3.0, IBM Content Collector for Files V3.0, IBM Content Collector for SharePoint V3.0, and IBM Content Collector for Lotus Connections V3.0, you can eliminate siloed point products and lower cost by accomplishing both data and content archiving with unified collection, management, and governance offerings that work effectively across a huge range of information types.

Within this overarching value-based archiving approach, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 enhances your ability to implement efficient data and document archiving and ECM content enrichment of critical SAP business processes in key ways. Along with evolutionary improvements detailed further below, the product features all new integrations to drive SAP business solutions and a greater return for your archiving investment, together with enhancements to enable a new era of distributed deployment.

Three primary initiatives are encompassed in V3.0 of IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications

First, you can take advantage of an enhanced archiving infrastructure platform for automating paper-based business processes with SAP by leveraging IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture, which can operate as an universal capture portal to convert, understand, tag, and direct all forms of documents entering your organization to the proper systems and people in this case to SAP and SAP users. While certified SAP archiving offerings can be paired with many popular capture products, this effort greatly advances the utility of Datacap Taskmaster Capture for SAP customers and provides a feature-rich foundation for IBM ECM-integrated SAP business solutions.

Key features of Datacap Taskmaster Capture V8.1

Second, use this enhanced IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture, Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0, and ECM repository SAP archiving foundation to enable complete IBM ECM-integrated SAP application solutions with our Business Partner xft, as well as an IBM SAP A/P services solution sold worldwide by IBM Global Business Services® ECM group in Ireland. These new integrations offer additional value from the growing ecosystem of IBM business partners offering integrated solutions for SAP users, comprised of SAP-experienced ECM partners worldwide leveraging IBM and customer relationships derived from selling, implementing, and supporting IBM SAP archiving offerings and their own solutions for many years.

A primary partner in the IBM ECM partner ecosystem, xft specializes in the integration and optimization of business processes in SAP and creates software products based on SAP NetWeaver, SAP-certified offerings. xft's offerings are now complemented and extended by IBM's capture-enhanced Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0-integrated IBM ECM platform to provide IBM and xft customers with powerful SAP solutions.

Three of these solutions, for SAP invoice management, human resources file management, and contract management, form the initial product focus of the expanded IBM and xft relationship. With the company's close professional ties to SAP and xft's own similar focus on information integration (documents, email, electronic records) within the process context, you are already benefiting from xft's extensive first hand in-SAP knowledge, including one collaborative development activity enabling more flexible pricing metrics.

The IBM xft solution accelerator software integration, the first ever with an SAP Business Partner, extends Datacap Taskmaster Capture archiving infrastructure enhancements to power end-to-end SAP business solutions, building initially on SAP-certified xft offerings in three popular customer-requested areas:

SAP solutions from xft and IBM featuring IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0, IBM FileNet Content Manager, Content Manager, or Content Manager on Demand ECM platform repositories and Datacap Taskmaster Capture enable you to not only manage your documents but use them to integrate your business processes in and outside of SAP to help make manual work processes a thing of the past and increase your focus on customers, not problems. xft builds, sells, installs, and extends the invoice manager, personnel file, and contract manager offerings used in the IBM xft ECM solutions for SAP, and support for the xft components is already integrated into the SAP support system. You have the convenience of opening your support messages directly in the support portal in SAP service marketplace.

Third, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 has undergone some important changes and enhancements designed to make it deployable in cloud or Software as a Service (SaaS) environments, ultimately enabling you to pay for SAP archiving by the click and avoid much of the effort and the cost to implement and maintain an on premise hardware and software system. With an initial target of IBM SmartCloud™ content management SaaS environment, new system security enhancements, monitoring tools, and system performance and high availability guidelines, available with IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0, can also enable IBM and IBM-sanctioned deployments in managed services environments using SAP, database, and other software licenses you already own.

This core product definition and set of key capabilities round out important technical and SAP-specific highlights of the V3.0 of IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications.

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications is a middleware server between the SAP ArchiveLink interface, SAP Content Server interface, or SAP NetWeaver ILM interface and the back-end archive management system. IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications itself does not store any data or documents, but instead manages the data and document archive or SAP-directed ILM retention process as it is defined by SAP protocols. It stores and retrieves the archived content to and from the back-end archive management repositories. Evidenced by the adaptability of IBM 18-year experience building, evolving, installing, selling, and supporting SAP archiving, with the IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 unified product, the back-end archive management system can be any one of the following IBM repositories:

Designed to be certified by SAP AG as a complementary software product for all SAP-supported ArchiveLink levels, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 also follows the latest protocols to support the SAP Content Server specification and all types of SAP transaction data encompassed by SAP NetWeaver ILM specification, which enables SAP system decommissioning and SAP or user-defined retention periods and legal holds on XML archived SAP data via the SAP Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Storage Interface. SAP NetWeaver ILM is supported by IBM Tivoli Storage Manager repository.

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V2.2 consolidated and superseded both FileNet Application Connector for SAP J2EE V.2.1 and IBM CommonStore for SAP V8.4, upon which IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications was based.

Additional IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 capabilities and capability details include:

For more information on IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications, you can visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/content-management/content-collector-sap/

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications is capable as of December 14, 2012 , 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

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IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications is a solution for SAP data and document archiving, SAP content enabling, and complimentary process management that helps SAP customers reduce operational costs, reduce risk, and increase efficiency of SAP users and processes. IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications is designed for certification by SAP AG as a complementary software product. It supports all types of data and documents defined in the SAP ArchiveLink specification and the latest SAP ArchiveLink protocols. IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications itself does not require the use of any relational database.

Adding to IBM commitment to lower costs while enabling increased efficiency for SAP customers, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 is priced per Authorized User Value Unit (AUVU) providing built-in volume discounts, with extremely flexible pricing metrics including an Infrequent User pricing model.

A member of the IBM ECM Information Lifecyle Governance (ILG) portfolio, IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 is part of a comprehensive set of solutions, products and services that helps you employ value-based archiving to realize the business value of your information while driving down costs and risks, and ensuring that critical business content is properly retained and protected.



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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-B46   3.0.0                        IBM Content Collector for
                                        SAP Applications


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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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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

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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 U.S.) 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.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The exact configuration you need to support your environment with satisfactory response time will vary depending on the size of the objects you are working with and other factors. Individual display response times vary depending on workstation speed, memory, size of objects, and network and server workload. Minimum recommended configurations listed below need to be evaluated and adjusted according to your unique requirements. Disk space recommendations below are for IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications installation and working space only. The actual hard disk capacity required varies, depending on your installation. The most current and complete information on hardware and software requirements for IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications, including additional server descriptions, is available in the support section at

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/iccforsap

For UNIX™ ( IBM AIX® and Sun Solaris)

For Linux™

For Windows™

Software requirements

Supported operating systems for IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications server (64 bit):

Content management servers

For enterprise content management (ECM) archiving or ECM content enabling (for example, anything except using IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications with Tivoli Storage Manager only), one of the following content management servers is required as an ECM repository:

To meet the IBM Content Collector ECM repository licensing requirements, a minimum of five Authorized User licenses are required for each specific ECM repository deployed. However, this minimum can be provided by any combination of IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications, IBM Content Collector for Email, IBM Content Collector for File Systems, or IBM Content Collector for Microsoft SharePoint implementations.

Supported operating systems for IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications Client (32 bit):

Archive client software

Archive server software

(via FileNet Content Manager Content Federation Services for Image Services)

Supported SAP systems

Supported Datacap releases (for use of the csclient DLL)

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 Content Collector for SAP Applications media pack content

Hardcopy documentation

One DVD with:

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications 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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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

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To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Content Collector for SAP       Content         IBM Content
 Applications Authorized             Manager         Collector
IBM Content Collector for SAP       Content         IBM Content
 Applications Employee               Manager         Collector
IBM Content Collector for SAP       Content         IBM Content
 Applications External               Manager         Collector
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Content Collector for SAP         5725-B46   Per User Value
 Applications Authorized                          Unit
IBM Content Collector for SAP         5725-B46   Per User Value
 Applications Employee                            Unit
IBM Content Collector for SAP         5725-B46   Per User Value
 Applications External                            Unit

Charge metrics definitions

User Value Unit (UVU)

UVU is the metric by which this program is licensed. UVU entitlements are based on the number of users for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of UVUs required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The UVU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with UVU entitlements of another software program. UVU licensing offers price benefits for customers by enabling a lower cost of incremental growth of resources. To understand these benefits of UVU licensing, and to determine how many UVUs to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users or resources which may include servers, client devices, and messages. The number of value unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a value unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of value unit entitlements for your implementation. The value unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. To determine the number of UVU License entitlements required, refer to the UVU License conversion table contained in the Announcement Letter that corresponds to your licensed program and which can be found at

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At all times, the number of users accessing the program or any component of the program in any manner, directly or indirectly (for instance, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) or through any other means must not exceed your entitlement to use the program, as indicated on the applicable PoEs.

Authorized (AUVU): For selectively licensing internal users within your organization. The number of AUVUs you require is based on the number of authorized users within your organization that may access the program or whose user content may be analyzed using the program in any manner at set forth in the AUVU license conversion table.

An infrequent user means an Authorized User who accesses the program no more than 120 times a year. Access is defined as any interaction between the Authorized User and the program, or any action performed on behalf of the Authorized User by the program, lasting no more than 15 consecutive minutes.

External (XUVU): For licensing users who are external to your organization whose user content is analyzed using the program. The number of XUVUs you require is based on the number of external users whose user content may be analyzed using the program in any manner as set forth in the XUVU license conversion table.

Employee (EUVU): For collectively licensing all of your internal users. The number of EUVUs you require will be based on the number of employees in your enterprise as set forth in the EUVU license conversion table.

Enterprise: An enterprise includes any legal entity that, by more than 50%, owns, is owned by, or is under common ownership with the licensee. The licensee is the legal entity that is authorized to execute and administer this agreement on behalf of an enterprise. The licensee need not be a 'company' and may be the entire enterprise.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications Authorized
ICC for SAP Applications Authorized UVU Annual SW S&S    E097JLL
 Rnwl
ICC for SAP Applications Authorized UVU Lic + SW S&S 12  D0E05LL
 Mo
ICC for SAP Applications Authorized UVU SW S&S           D0E06LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications Employee
ICC for SAP Applications Employee UVU Annual SW S&S      E097KLL
 Rnwl
ICC for SAP Applications Employee UVU Lic + SW S&S 12    D0E07LL
 Mo
ICC for SAP Applications Employee UVU SW S&S Reinstate   D0E08LL
 12 Mo

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications External
ICC for SAP Applications External UVU Annual SW S&S      E097LLL
 Rnwl
ICC for SAP Applications External UVU Lic + SW S&S 12    D0E09LL
 Mo
ICC for SAP Applications External UVU SW S&S Reinstate   D0E0ALL
 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
ICC for SAP Applications V3.0.0
IBM Content Collector f SAP App V3.0 Multiplatform       BF058ML
 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.

ICC for SAP Applications V3.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Content Collector for   IBM Content Collector f     BF058ML
 SAP Applications            SAP App V3.0 Multiplatform
 Authorized User Value Unit  Multilingual Media Pack
IBM Content Collector for   IBM Content Collector f     BF058ML
 SAP Applications Employee   SAP App V3.0 Multiplatform
 User Value Unit             Multilingual Media Pack
IBM Content Collector for   IBM Content Collector f     BF058ML
 SAP Applications External   SAP App V3.0 Multiplatform
 User Value Unit             Multilingual Media Pack


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License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
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IBM Content Collector for SAP             5725-B46   L-GWMR-8VGGFE
Applications

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Volume orders (IVO)

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

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