IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-271
October 8, 2002
IBM WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2 Introduces Advanced EDI-to-XML Transformation, Support for HIPAA and HL7 Healthcare Standards, and Value Unit Pricing Structure
(Corrected on November 22, 2002)
Education availability was added to Education Support section.
Throughout the announcement references to WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms were changed to WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS.
(Corrected on October 9, 2002)
For 5655-I52, Feature 0003 added to Prices section.
At a Glance
IBM WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
WebSphere® Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2
WebSphere Data Interchange facilities create deploy, execute, and manage data mapping between EDI formats, XML formats, and application data formats. They support the mandatory requirements for EDI trading partner exchanges such as auditing, and data content validation, as well as providing a depth of function for example: trading partner profiles, enveloping, syntactic validation, and functional acknowledgement that enables a highly optimized EDI information exchange.
The application data mapping converts from and into EDI standard and proprietary nonstandard formats including, but not limited to, ANSI X.12, UN/EDIFACT, and UCS. WebSphere Data Interchange supports the subsets of the published ANSI X.12 and UN/EDIFACT standards, as interpreted by industries such as retail, transportation, electronics, automotive, petroleum, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing.
WebSphere Data Interchange is able to operate as a stand-alone EDI system or it can be integrated with other enterprise applications, either through its WebSphere MQ-based interface or through its own API.
In the context of a typical enterprise architecture, WebSphere Data Interchange fulfills the role of an EDI broker that performs the special EDI validation, transformation, and exchange functions and propagates the resulting transformed information either internally or externally.
Internal propagation of transformed information may be through a process broker such as IBM CrossWorlds InterChange Server, through a message broker such as IBM WebSphere MQ Integrator®, direct to the business applications, or by any combination of these, depending on the needs of the enterprise.
External propagation of transformed information or receipt of information can be through a specialized and dedicated Valuable Added Networks (VAN) gateway, an Internet gateway, directly to a trading partner, or through any combination of these, depending on the nature of the relationship that the enterprise holds with its partner community. WebSphere Data Interchange is sufficiently flexible in its configuration that it can interoperate with a wide range of such solutions. This is of particular advantage where an enterprise may already have an established VAN provider.
The primary enhancements to WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS V3.2 are:
Value Unit-Based Pricing: Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the PSLC pricing curve which provides for a lower price per millions of service units per hour (MSU) for larger capacities.
There is also be a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed, for example, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity that is already installed.
International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and Subscription and Support Considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.
Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
WebSphere Data Interchange V3.2 provides advanced translation, validation, and batched information exchange capabilities for EDI standards.
WebSphere Data Interchange electronically translates EDI format data, such as invoices, purchase orders, and billing forms for exchange with trading partners. It supports industry implementations of the ANSI X12, EDIFACT, VICS, UCS, and RAIL standards. Translation can take place between any combination of EDI, XML, or structured application data format.
WebSphere Data Interchange provides advanced data validation and standards compliance functions that allow the functional acknowledgements, defined by some standards, to be generated in response to inconsistencies in the data content. WebSphere Data Interchange can be configured to both construct and deconstruct envelopes of EDI format data that contain batches of related EDI items such as invoices or purchase orders.
WebSphere Data Interchange provides a dedicated GUI mapping tool, the WebSphere Data Interchange Client, that is optimized to build EDI, XML, and application data format transformations. The WebSphere Data Interchange Client allows direct import of EDI standards definitions, application data structures, and industry-standard or user-defined XML DTDs for mapping and translation. The WebSphere Data Interchange Client provides configuration and administration capabilities that allow the definition of the construction and deconstruction of envelopes.
WebSphere Data Interchange supports integration with WebSphere MQ, enabling interoperation with a wide range of enterprise applications, business process engines (such as the IBM Crossworlds InterChange Server), information brokers (such as WebSphere MQ Integrator), and ERP systems (such as SAP R3).
WebSphere Data Interchange provides for communication with trading partners via both VANs or Internet B2B gateways by providing an easy-to-use, configurable interface that enables connection to leading VAN and Internet gateways. The WebSphere Business Connection offerings that provide AS1 and AS2 support and the IBM e-business Hosting Expedite VAN gateway are two examples of supported gateways from IBM.
In the context of a typical enterprise architecture, WebSphere Data Interchange fulfills the role of an EDI Broker that performs the specialist EDI validation, transformation, and exchange functions and propagates the resulting transformed information either internally or externally. Internal propagation of transformed information may be via a message broker, a process broker, direct to the business applications, or by any combination of these, depending on the needs of enterprise. External propagation of transformed information or receipt of information may be via a specialized dedicated VAN gateway, an Internet B2B gateway, directly to a trading partner, or by any combination of these interfaces, depending on the nature of the trading relationship that the enterprise holds with its trading partners.
A description of the capabilities of WebSphere Data Interchange can be found at:
The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business.
In addition, product extensions provide additional supported function available as a download from the Internet. Product extensions that introduce the ability to parse EDI data format content are available for some elements of the WebSphere MQ family. Such extensions provide the opportunity for bespoke transformation support for the most common EDI Standards to be constructed to enable the WebSphere MQ family to coexist with an incumbent third party EDI engine. Typically, such solutions using a WebSphere MQ family product extension do not extend to the EDI Standards validation, functional acknowledgement, and envelop construction and deconstruction provided by WebSphere Data Interchange.
WebSphere Business Integration is a family of cross-industry and industry-vertical offerings that provides a full range of capabilities to address common business goals such as reducing costs, improving operational performance, and increasing organizational agility. The WebSphere Business Integration offerings comprise industry-leading components, including industry-specific collaborations that represent the common practices and benchmark performance of many industry verticals. Such industry offerings often have the requirement to support the prevalent EDI standard grammar within that industry; in some industries, a specific optimized solution for that grammar is required. However, where an industry has adopted an implementation within an International Standard, such as ANSI X12 or EDIFACT, WebSphere Data Interchange is packaged as a component of the WebSphere Business Integration offering for that industry.
Further information on the WebSphere Business Integration family can be found at:
Courses on WebSphere Data Interchange and other EDI products are offered by IBM. Information can be found at the WebSphere Training and Technical Enablement Web site:
Education on WebSphere Data Interchange V3.2 is due to be available in December 2002.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following publications are shipped as hardcopy with WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS V3.2:
The following softcopy books are available for WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2, in U.S. English only, on the WebSphere Data Interchange Client CD-ROM, which is shipped with the WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2 product:
WebSphere Data Interchange GI10-2561 for z/OS, V3.2 Program Directory WebSphere Data Interchange GC34-6270 for z/OS, V3.2 License Information WebSphere Data Interchange SC34-6269 for z/OS, V3.2 Installation Guide WebSphere Data Interchange SC34-6214 for z/OS, V3.2 Administration Guide WebSphere Data Interchange SC34-6215 for Multiplatforms V3.2 User's Guide WebSphere Data Interchange SC34-6216 for Multiplatforms V3.2 Messages and Codes WebSphere Data Interchange SC34-6217 for Multiplatforms V3.2 Programmer's Reference
Updated PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability.
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:
The Publications Center is a WW 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.
Any Year-2000-ready vendor hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2 can operate in two modes:
Batch mode requires the XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1R4. CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3 requires the XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1R2. CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 requires the XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1R4. Download the XML Toolkit from:
Optional Software Products
The transaction store optional function remains relevant to send and receive maps only.
DB2 is used as the data repository. VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method) files are not supported.
WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2
The Server component determines how Value Unit requirements are calculated. Calculations must be made using the appropriate type of processor for the operating system in use.
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.
Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance from the Industry Support Center.
To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2 uses the security and auditability features of the workstation or server operating system.
The charge units used for WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2 are based on value units. Depending on the millions of service units per hour (MSU) level of the Server on which WebSphere Data Interchange for z/OS, V3.2 is installed, MSU tiers are applied and the cumulative value unit/MSU rate determines the charge.
New Licensees: The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-I40 will be updated to support V3.2 on October 8, 2002. For 5655-I40, media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, Systempac® and CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on January 21, 2003.
Value Unit Transferability
Value units purchased under this announcement are intended to be used on z/OS or OS/390 only.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE007
Value Value Units/ Units/ Usage Level Minimum Maximum MSU HW Machine Base 1 3 1 MP3000 H30 6 PSLC / Level A 4 45 0.45 MP3000 H50 8 PSLC / Level B 46 175 0.36 MP3000 H70 12 PSLC / Level C 176 315 0.27 ESL Models 2 PSLC / Level D 316 + 0.2
The products in this announcement have one charge unit Value Units.
Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390®-based systems that are measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit , Z125-3901.
Value Units for IBM zSeries will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits.
There will be a tool available that provides support for transforming the MSU-based capacities of S/390 systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.
Translation from MSUs to Value Units Example
MSUs Value Units/MSU Base 1-3 1 Tier A 4-45 0.45 Tier B 46-175 0.36 Tier C 176-315 0.27 Tier D 316+ 0.20
Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, see below.
If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 685 * .20 = 137.00 Total 1,000 243.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Feature 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Example: For a product running on machines with 1,000 MSUs requiring 244 Value Units, order feature number 0001, quantity 244.
Note: For actual feature numbers, see below.
Value Units for non MSU-based S/390 Processors: MP3000 Models
Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
OTC Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium WebSphere Data 5655-I40 5802 3480 Tape Interchange for z/OS 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Subscription and Support: To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
To order, specify the support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. IBM is also providing subscription and support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:
Once subscription and support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.
Decline Subscript- Annual ion Support and Media Charge Support No-Charge Program Feature Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Number WebSphere 5655-I52 Data Interchange z/OS S&S 1 Value Unit 0001 0003 6801 250 Value Units 0002
Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Expedite Shipments Local IBM office expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer expedite process charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Customized Offerings: Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures: IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435) which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Value Units and Program Charges: The charge units used for this product are based on value units, depending on the MSU level of the server on which the program is installed. The number of MSUs per machine type/model is published by IBM and can be viewed online at:
To calculate the number of Value Units, the total MSUs are subdivided into one or more tiers. For each tier, the value units are calculated by multiplying the MSU tier value by a adjustment factor and the resulting numbers are then added together to provide the total Value Units. Refer to the example shown in the Ordering Information section.
The program includes a client, which must be used on an Intel®-based machine.
Note: Intel machines include compatible processors such as Cyrix and AMD. No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package.
Value Unit Transferability: Value Units purchased under this announcement are intended to be used on z/OS or OS/390 only. Capacity Units purchased to use versions of this program for use with operating systems other than z/OS are transferable for use on the z/OS operating system, but only with the prior written agreement of IBM, which may be granted subject to the payment of additional license charges.
Licenses granted under the IPLA can be transferred from one machine to another within (but not limited to) an enterprise. Sysplex licensed users may aggregate the "capacity for all the processors" on which the program is operated to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single PoE document. It is the licensed user's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units so as not to exceed the applicable entitlement limits under the user's current license to use the program.
Subscription and Support: Subscription and Support must be specified using the same quantity of value units as the Program License entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:
For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.
Replaced Programs Replacement Programs Program Program Program Program Number Name Number Name 5685-036 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS V1.5 Interchange z/OS, V3.2 5695-076 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS-CICS V1.5 Interchange z/OS, V3.2 5655-A18 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS V2.1 Interchange z/OS, V3.2 5655-A19 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS-CICS V2.1 Interchange z/OS, V3.2 5655-B29 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS V3.1 Interchange z/OS, V3.2 5655-B30 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS-CICS V3.1 Interchange z/OS, V3.2 5655-G99 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS V4.1 Interchange z/OS, V3.2 5655-H01 DataInterchange/ 5655-I40 WebSphere Data MVS-CICS V4.1 Interchange z/OS, V3.2
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.
OTC Program Feature Program Number Number OTC WebSphere Data 5655-I40 Interchange for z/OS 1 Value Unit 0001 $ 3,500 250 Value Units 0002 875,000 WebSphere Data 5655-I52 Interchange z/OS S&S 1 Value Unit 0001 875 250 Value Units 0002 218,750 Decline S&S 0003 0
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