IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-120
April 23, 2001
IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1 Provides Best-of-Breed Content Management and Workflow Technology
At a Glance
IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1 incorporates best-of-breed content management technologies with the well-recognized benefits of the iSeries server to efficiently capture, process, and manage key information.
As an advanced document imaging and workflow system, Content Manager V5R1 provides robust document imaging and enables delivery of critical work to the right personnel.
What's new in IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1:
IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5.1 (previously known as IBM EDMSuite ImagePlus® for AS/400®) provides best-of-breed document imaging and workflow technology designed to replace cumbersome paper document processing with image processing to achieve greater productivity and process reliability. With Advanced Workflow, Content Manager provides a fast, efficient way to customize and automate business processes by automatically routing documents and folders through a business.
Together, Content Manager and the IBM iSeries server empower users throughout and beyond your organization, providing immediate access to business content and automating your business processes, maximizing productivity enterprise-wide.
What's New in Content Manager for iSeries V5.1
Planned Availability Dates
IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1 (previously known as EDMSuite ImagePlus VisualInfo for AS/400) is a client/server software product designed to replace paper document processing with image processing for greater efficiency, reliability, and security. Content Manager for iSeries is IBM's document imaging and work management system for the iSeries and a strategic member of the IBM Content Manager portfolio of products. Content Manager can serve the needs of a small departmental application or act as an enterprise solution for a large corporation. Even in geographically dispersed enterprises, mission-critical information can be delivered to users when they need it, providing rapid response for employees and customers alike.
Content Manager controls the capture, indexing, storage, and retrieval of documents or facsimiles as digitized images. Documents are initially stored on iSeries DASD and can be automatically migrated to an optical storage system. System-managed storage enables users to balance retrieval performance and storage costs with minimal staff intervention. Content Manager for iSeries also provides both advanced and ad-hoc workflow functions, allowing business processes to be automated, with a simple graphical builder tool designed to implement advanced workflow quickly.
"Out of the box" GUI clients are provided so users can retrieve and work with items stored in Content Manager with ease. Application programming interfaces also allow customers to integrate or develop customized document management solutions to content-enable line of business applications seamlessly. Content Manager's advanced capabilities help iSeries customers worldwide automate and gain control of the information that the enterprise receives, creates, and processes.
The separately available Content Manager ImagePlus Workstation Program V2.3 (CM IWPM) is an alternate GUI client application that is still supported for existing customers who have migrated to the Content Manager for iSeries application with previously existing Workfolder Application Facility (WAF) environments.
Enhancements delivered in Content Manager V5R1 include the following:
Content Manager for Windows Client Enhancements
Additional Content Manager Windows client enhancements include:
Capture, Audit and Storage Management Usability Improvements
Improved Foldering Options
Multiple Content Manager Advanced Workflow Feature Enhancements
Workflow Decision Point Content Manager for iSeries will support the following workflow variables: system, user-defined, library, and external application variables.
Content Manager Advanced Workflow Feature
Content Manager for iSeries Advanced Workflow provides a fast, efficient way to customize and automate business processes. Advanced workflow includes functions for building a work process, and for routing documents and folders through a business automatically. The Advanced Workflow feature of Content Manager provides a versatile, easy-to-use graphical Workflow Builder tool where professionals can define and optimize the work process of a group, department, or enterprise. A user can drag and drop graphical icons to construct a comprehensive, easy-to-understand process diagram.
All of these functions are defined graphically. No code needs to be written to create or modify the diagrams and there is no need to learn a programming language. Over 300 APIs are provided.
The routing aspects of workflow can be handled in several ways, depending on business needs. Routing can be sequential, conditional, parallel, or ad hoc.
With advanced workflow, you can identify elements and decisions that are
critical to a business, along with complex relationships and outcomes.
As a result, users can implement policies and procedures consistently,
resulting in increased productivity, enhanced quality, and improvement in
the way an organization does business.
Access and Security
Content Manager for iSeries provides flexibility for controlling access
to index classes (types of documents), workbaskets, and advanced workflow
processes. By using access lists, the Content Manager for iSeries
administrator can control by user or by group all levels of access to
these resources. For example, only certain people would be allowed to
read documents stored in the "Employee Data" index class and even fewer
would be allowed to store into this index class.
Application Development and Integration
The Content Manager for iSeries API set, Server Exits, and Workstation
APIs provide integration capabilities by supporting processes that send
and/or receive, update, or validate that correct information has been
passed from the client or another application using Content Manager for
iSeries. This toolkit provides the flexibility to validate index data,
gather workflow variable data, or launch viewing of a specific document
from a business application.
Content Manager eClient
Also generally available separately, effective March 30, 2001, is the new Content Manager eClient.
The Content Manager eClient allows users to view multiple documents and their associated annotations simultaneously, with options to print, fax, or e-mail documents. The Content Manager eClient enables viewing of a broad range of documents formats, without plug-ins, including multiple image formats (TIFF, MO:DCA, JPEG and GIF), printed reports in AFP and line data formats, and many additional office document formats, through the use of integrated, server-based transforms. Other content can be viewed through a standard Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) launch.
The IBM Content Manager eClient is packaged with both the IBM Enterprise
Information Portal (EIP) and the EIP Client Kit for Content Manager,
where search technologies, content repository connectors, Java Server
Pages (JSP), and server-based transforms are provided.
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
This program is EuroReady.
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Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.
IBM Hardware Ready: IBM supplies certain IBM products that include third-party software (preloaded or not) and/or third-party attached hardware. In these instances, IBM is not in a position to assert that these third-party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.
Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.
and can clearly demonstrate this by:
The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the solution specification, as described in the contracts document.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following publications can be ordered after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Title Number Content Manager for iSeries Getting Started with Client for Windows(TM) GC27-1135 Planning and Installing SC27-1133 System Administration Guide SC27-1136 Messages and Codes SC27-1137 Understanding Advanced Workflow SC27-1138 Application Programming Guide and SC27-1139 Reference
The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site location at:
The IBM Publications Center Portal is located at:
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, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
Displayable Softcopy Publications
IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1 publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material.
These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager® READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Specified Operating Environment
Compatibility: IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1 and its Workflow Application Facility (WAF) feature provide different interfaces to the same document management system. Users of WAF Version 4.1 need to obtain code that will enable WAF for IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1. This code is available on the IBM Image Web site at:
The Content Manager for iSeries interface and WAF interface can be used
together, with limitations. Customers who plan to use both image
interfaces to access the same Content Manager for iSeries system should
refer to the planning and installation guides and the system
administration guides for Content Manager for iSeries and for WAF.
Coexistence issues, considerations, and limitations are discussed in
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Direct customer support is also provided by Content Manager Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. AS/400 Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, "how to," and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information on services supporting this product, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Packaging: For the base product IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1 you will receive three CDs containing the server programs. The following entitled publications in softcopy form are included on the base (OS/400) iSeries documentation CDs:
Content Manager for iSeries
The following publications also ship in hardcopy format with Content Manager for iSeries:
If you order the optional feature for Advanced Workflow, you will receive one CD and the following entitled publication in softcopy form:
Security, Auditability, and Control
IBM Content Manager for iSeries V5R1 uses the security and auditability features of Operating System/400® (OS/400).
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
By using the program, you agree to the terms and conditions of the hardcopy IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), including the Content Manager electronic License Information document.
If you are ordering through Build-to-Order fulfilled by SDF, order one or more of the following to meet your requirements:
One Server Base One-Time Charge (OTC): Your license to the program entitles you to install program servers on one physical server or node. If you wish to install additional program servers on additional physical servers or nodes, including distributed iSeries Object Servers, you must acquire additional Proofs of Entitlement. The Content Manager program pack includes one Concurrent User. Media is provided with this item.
One Server Advanced Workflow (Workflow Builder for iSeries): In the event you acquire the Advanced Workflow Optional Feature, you are authorized to install the feature on an unlimited number of workstations that are attached to a single program server. In the event you wish to attach to additional program servers, you must acquire additional PoEs. Media is provided with this item.
Concurrent Users Feature: The number of concurrent users is defined as the maximum number of users connected to the program servers at one time. You must acquire an authorization for each concurrent user. The number of concurrent users may not exceed the number authorized by the applicable Concurrent User PoE.
Gateway Feature: The Gateway Feature must be acquired for application logons to the program server that support a specified number of users for a defined period of time. One Gateway Feature is required for every 20 individual users over a one-hour period of time who will access the program server via the application logons. For example, if shared application logons will allow up to 200 individual users to access the program server during a peak usage hour of the day, then a quantity of 10 Gateway Features would be required for appropriate use authorization. You must acquire appropriate PoEs for Gateway Application Access supporting your defined use.
Part Program Name/Description Number Content Manager iSeries V5.1 Media Pack BF7KZML Multilingual Content Manager iSeries Workflow Feature BF7L4ML V5.1 Media Pack English Part Program Name/Description Number Content Manager iSeries Concurrent User VPO Instl Content Manager iSeries D56WNML Concurrent User VPO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56WTML Concurrent User 1 Anniv VPO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56WYML Concurrent User 2 Anniv VPO SW Sub Rnwl Content Manager iSeries E16X0ML Concurrent User VPO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56XAML Concurrent User 1 Anniv VPO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56XBML Concurrent User 2 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56XCML Concurrent User 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56XDML Concurrent User 2 Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl Content Manager iSeries E16XKML Concurrent User CO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56XPML Concurrent User 1 Anniv CO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56XQML Concurrent User 2 Anniv Content Manager iSeries Gateway VPO Instl Content Manager iSeries Gateway D570KML VPO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D570LML Gateway 1 Anniv VPO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D570MML Gateway 2 Anniv VPO SW Sub Rnwl Content Manager iSeries E17LEML Gateway VPO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D57PYML Gateway 1 Anniv VPO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D57PZML Gateway 2 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D57Q1ML Gateway 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D57Q3ML Gateway 2 Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl Content Manager iSeries E17QAML Gateway CO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D57RDML Gateway 1 Anniv CO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D57RGML Gateway 2 Anniv Content Manager iSeries Server VPO Instl Content Manager iSeries Server D569VML VPO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D569WML Server 1 Anniv VPO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D569XML Server 2 Anniv VPO SW Sub Rnwl Content Manager iSeries E16AHML Server VPO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries Server D56AJML 1 Anniv VPO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries Server D56ALML 2 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56AMML Server 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub Content Manager iSeries D56APML Server 2 Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl Content Manager iSeries E16ATML Server CO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries Server D56AUML 1 Anniv Part Program Name/Description Number CO SW Sub Content Manager iSeries Server D56B3ML 2 Anniv CO Supt Content Manager iSeries Server E16C4ML 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt Content Manager D56QLML iSeries Server 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt Content Manager D56A1ML iSeries Server 2 Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt Content Manager iSeries D56A2ML Server 1 Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt Rnwl Content Manager E17VSML iSeries Server Content Manager iSeries Advanced Workflow Feature VPO Instl CM iSeries Workflow Feature D57S3ML Server VPO Instl/SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow D57S4ML Feature Server 1 Anniv VPO Instl/SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow D57S5ML Feature Server 2 Anniv VPO SW Sub Rnwl CM iSeries Workflow E17VNML Feature Server VPO SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow Feature D57WBML Server 1 Anniv VPO SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow Feature D57WDML Server 2 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow D57WEML Feature Server 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow D57WFML Feature Server 2 Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl CM iSeries Workflow E17XYML Feature Server CO SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow Feature D57XZML Server 1 Anniv CO SW Sub CM iSeries Workflow Feature D57Y0ML Server 2 Anniv CO Supt CM iSeries Workflow Feature E17Y1ML Server 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt CM iSeries Workflow D57Y4ML Feature Server 1 Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt CM iSeries Workflow D57Y5ML Feature Server 2 Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt CM iSeries Workflow D57Y9ML Feature Server 1 Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt Rnwl CM iSeries Workflow E17YMML Feature Server Content Manager iSeries Tradeup VPO Trd Instl/SW Sub Content Manager D5695ML iSeries Server 1 Anniv CO Trd Instl/SW Sub Content Manager D5696ML iSeries Server 1 Anniv CO Trd Instl/SW Sub/Supt Content Manager D5697ML iSeries Server 1 Anniv VPO Trd Instl/SW Sub Content Manager D5698ML iSeries Con User 1 Anniv CO Trd Instl/SW Sub Content Manager D560LML iSeries Con User 1 Anniv VPO Trd Instl/SW Sub CM iSeries Advanced D563YML Workflow Server 1 Anniv CO Trd Instl/SW Sub CM iSeries Advanced D563AML Workflow Server 1 Anniv CO Trd Instl/SW Sub/Supt CM iSeries E1649ML Advanced Workflow Server 1 Anniv
Terms and Conditions
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Level A License Part Only Program Name/Description Number Price VPO Instal Content Manager D56WNML $ 1,346 iSeries Concurrent User VPO Instal Content Manager D570KML 17,940 iSeries Gateway VPO Instal Content Manager D569VML 8,959 iSeries Server VPO Instal Content Manager D57S3ML 6,273 iSeries Workflow Feature Server
Part Program Name/Description Number OTC Content Manager iSeries 20P5400 $10,000 V5.1 1 Server 1 Concurrent User Program Pack Content Manager iSeries 20P5402 9,990 V5.1 1 Server PoE Content Manager iSeries 20P5403 1,500 V5.1 1 Concurrent User PoE Content Manager iSeries 20P5404 20,000 V5.1 1 Gateway PoE Content Manager iSeries 20P5405 7,000 Workflow Feature V5.1 1 Server Multilingual Program Pack Content Manager iSeries 20P5407 6,995 Workflow Feature V5.1 1 Server PoE
Contact your sales channel for IBM Operational Support Services Support Line pricing information.
IBM Content Manager for iSeries (5722-VI1):
For AS/400 feature numbers, refer to Software Announcement
, dated April 23, 2001.
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