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IBM Analytic Answers delivers predictive and prescriptive information directly to your business

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-492
December 11, 2012


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


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At a glance
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Analytic Answers includes the following features and benefits:



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Overview
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Analytic Answers removes barriers to the adoption of analytics and helps minimize time to value by leveraging IBM's deep analytics expertise and leading analytics platform to create a solution tailored to your business, using your data. Multiple types of answers address a variety of business objectives across a number of industries, such as insurance renewals, retail purchase analysis and offer targeting, student retention, and prioritized debt collection.

Typical barriers to analytics adoption include the high cost of software licensing and hosting infrastructure, heavy reliance on external experts, and long implementation times. With an Analytic Answers subscription, you are insulated from these challenges, needing only to upload data to a simple web-based user interface and then download the results or "answers." You can get up and running quickly and enjoy fast time to value: no need to be a statistician, learn analytics software, or undergo any disruptive technology infrastructure implementations.



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Key prerequisites
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None



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Planned availability date
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December 11, 2012



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Description
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Analytic Answers delivers high-value, predictive and prescriptive information and is designed for the non-statistician business user. The answers are expressed in terms that can be directly acted on, such as identifying which products to offer a customer, or which incentive will keep an insurance policy holder loyal.

Traditional analytics solutions require the purchase of software and an investment in both infrastructure and ramp-up time. Analytic Answers is a pay-as-you-go model that enables you to answer a specific business question in a cloud-based solution that gets you up and running quickly. It offers the scalability you need to grow with your business.

Subscribers upload data and download results via a simple web-based user interface; no analytics expertise is necessary. The results delivered by Analytic Answers offer predictions and recommendations at the level of individual cases. They can be used by other systems and applications such as workflow systems or CRM tools to drive actions that result in better outcomes and higher returns. They can also be easily imported into business intelligence tools such as IBM Cognos® Insight, enabling you to explore the patterns, relationships, and insights behind the analytical results. This might involve, for example, studying the profiles of loyal customers versus those most likely to defect, or observing how potential customer value varies by location.

Because Analytic Answers uses IBM's platform and deep analytics expertise, you can usually get up and running quickly while still benefitting from a solution tailored to your business. By eliminating the need to purchase software or hosting infrastructure, you can potentially adopt analytics at a lower cost and with accelerated time to value.

IBM is not other aware of any other analytics provider in the marketplace today that offers a solution that delivers advanced analytics in this way.

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Program number
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Program       Program
number        name

5725I56       IBM Analytic Answers
 
 


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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 program.

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

There are no software requirements for this release.

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

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or send an email to ASPTech@us.ibm.com.

Packaging

Packaging information does not apply because IBM Analytic Answers is a cloud offering.



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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. 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.

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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Product group: IBM Analytic Answers

Product Identifier Description (PID)

IBM Analytic Answers            5725I56
 
Product Software as a Service
Charge metric
 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric

Analytic Answers  CC012783             100 Thousand Record Lines
Analytic Answers  CC012784             50 Thousand Record Lines
Analytic Answers  CC012785             5 Thousand Record Lines
Analytic Answers  CC012786             20 Thousand Record Lines
 
 
 

Thousand Record Lines

Thousand Record Lines is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. A Record is the data that represents any physical or electronic document managed by the IBM SaaS, including but not limited to call detail records, invoices, plans, purchase orders, quotes, receipts, returns, sales orders, schedules, and shipments. Record lines are the line items with the Record processed using the IBM SaaS. Sufficient Thousand Record Line entitlements must be obtained to cover the total number of Record Lines processed by the IBM SaaS during the measurement period specified in the customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction.

Passport Advantage

 
                                                             Part
Program name/Description                                     number
 
Analy Anwrs Insurnc Rnwl per 100 Thousand Rec Lns PER MONTH  D0WGZLL
Analy Anwrs Insurnc Rnwl per DAILY FEE PARTL MONTH           D0WH0LL
Analy Anwrs Insurnc Rnwl per 100 Thousand Rec Lns OVERAGE    D0WH1LL
Analy Anwrs Rtl Pur Analy OT per 50 Thousd Rec Lns PER MONTH D0WH2LL
Analy Anwrs Rtl Pur Analy OT per DAILY FEE PARTL MONTH       D0WH3LL
Analy Anwrs Rtl Pur Analy OT per 50 Thousd Lns OVERAGE       D0WH4LL
Analy Anwrs Student Retention per 5 Thousd Rec Lines         D0WH5LL
PER MONTH
Analy Anwrs Student Retention per DAILY FEE PARTL MONTH      D0WH6LL
ANALY Anwrs Student Retention per 5 Thousd Rec Lns OVERAGE   D0WH7LL
Analy Anwrs Prioritzd Clctns per 20 Thousd Rec Lns PER MONTH D0WH8LL
Analy Anwrs Prioritzd Clctns per DAILY FEE PARTL MONTH       D0WH9LL
Analy Anwrs Prioritzd Clctns per 20 Thousd Rec Lns OVERAGE   D0WHALL
 


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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, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, and the IBM Terms of Use.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement and IBM Terms of Use govern your use of the Software as a Service offering. IBM Terms of Use are required for all authorized use.

This Software as a Service is only available as an online service via Passport Advantage . It is not available as a download or via physical media or any other means. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

The information provided in this announcement 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 Terms of Use document, and either the International Passport Advantage Agreement or the IBM Passport Advantage Express® agreement.

This program is only available as an online service via Passport Advantage . It is not available as a download or via physical media or any other means.

These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes access to IBM Service Support as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number

The program's Terms of Use will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

The IBM Passport Advantage Agreement is available for review at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/agreementsandforms.html
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that IBM SaaS will conform to its specifications, as specified in the applicable Terms of Use. Customer agrees that such specifications may be supplied in the English language, unless otherwise required by local law without the possibility of contractual waiver or limitation. If the IBM SaaS does not function as warranted, and IBM is unable to make it do so, IBM will give customer a prorated refund of amounts prepaid by customer, and customer's right to use the IBM SaaS will terminate. This limited warranty remains in effect during the Subscription Period of the IBM SaaS offering.

Items not covered by warranty

IBM does not warrant uninterrupted, secure, or error-free operation of IBM SaaS or that IBM will be able to prevent third party disruptions of IBM SaaS or that IBM will correct all defects. Customer is responsible for the results obtained from the use of the IBM SaaS including but not limited to the accuracy, and customer's use of such results.

For further information consult the SaaS Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/support/acceleratedvalue/SaaS_Handbook_V18.pdf

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

Does not apply to IBM SaaS

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes

For additional information, refer to the Terms of Use document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express . For technical support or assistance contact your IBM representative or send an email to ASPTech@us.ibm.com.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (This assistance is not available to your end users.) For additional details, consult the IBM SaaS Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/software/support/acceleratedvalue/SaaS_Handbook_V18.pdf

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit 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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Prices
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                            Part
Program name/Description    number
 
IBM Analytic Answers        5725-I56
 

For current prices, contact your IBM representative.

Trademarks

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

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