IBM WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition for Linux V5.5 and WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for Linux V5.5: Complete solutions deploy value chain initiatives

IBM United States Software Announcement 203-256
September 23, 2003

 ENUS203-256.PDF (168KB)

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At a glance Publications
Overview Technical information
Key prerequisites Ordering information
Planned availability date Terms and conditions
Description Prices
Statement of direction Order now
Offering information  
 
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(Corrected on December 16 2003)

The Software requirements section is revised.
 

At a glance

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WebSphere Commerce Business Editions (WCBE), WebSphere Commerce Professional Editions (WCPE) and WebSphere Commerce Studio Developers Editions V5.5 — Power the value chain for selling, buying, and channel management.

  • Strengthen and deepen relationships for maximum profitability
  • Optimize sales, marketing, and brand experience
  • Maximize efficiency and productivity across the value chain
  • Respond and adapt with agility to gain competitive advantage
  • Deploy affordably and manageably — at your own pace
  • Provide highly customizable and flexible store development environment based on an open architecture and industry standards

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

WebSphere® Commerce (WC) business solutions let you deploy a wide variety of value chain initiatives — from a simple online sales channel, to strategic sourcing, to a completely integrated, multitier demand chain — all on a single platform.

Automate, integrate, and externalize best processes across your business (and beyond) to enable an extended enterprise — a network of employees, suppliers, and partners collaborating to meet the full spectrum of customer needs.

One size cannot fit all. Although a system meets your needs today, it may not tomorrow. This platform provides the required extensibility and flexibility needed for you to adapt in the current shifting market environment.

WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition (WCPE) and WebSphere Commerce Business Edition (WCBE) V5.5 enhancements

  • Strengthen and deepen business relationships
    • Build stronger, more profitable relationships by making it easy for customers, suppliers and partners to do business with you — anywhere, any time, and any way they want to
    • Lock relationships into a level of convenience and personalized service that your competitors cannot beat
  • Optimize sales, marketing, and brand experience
    • Strengthen and extend your brand, and improve your bottom line, using highly targeted marketing, well-informed merchandising, and customer-focused selling processes
    • Provides access across all touch points and channels
  • Maximize efficiency and productivity across the value chain
    • Capture and deploy best practices across all channels through flexible and sophisticated business processes; extended enterprise integration and self-service tools for every member of the value chain
    • Gives you the freedom to focus on the core strengths that give you an edge in your business
  • Respond and adapt with agility for competitive advantage
    • Sense change and respond on demand to dynamic business conditions such as customer demand, market opportunity, and competitive threat — based on an integrated view of customers, employees, suppliers, and partners
    • Adapt quickly, cost-effectively, and without disruption

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Technical information section for details.
 
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Planned availability date

September 30, 2003
 
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Description

WCPE and WCBE provide business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) enhancements over previous versions of WC products.

B2C

  • B2C store models — V5.5 enhancements include additional promotion rules, sophisticated search capabilities, and enhanced Store Configuration Services to improve customers' online buying experience.
  • Integration enhancements — WC V5.5 delivers a comprehensive, yet affordable, integration solution that addresses the enterprise needs through a mix of prepackaged and add-on capabilities. Key enhancements include:
    • WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) support — Provide a new transport mechanism used by subsystems to interact with external systems through WBI collaborations. This is done by sending synchronous messages and taking advantage of the existing WC messaging system.
    • Support end-to-end integration with SAP through WBI Reference Application
    • WC messaging system — Existing WC Common Connector Framework (CCF) is enhanced to support Java™ 2 Enterprise Edition Connector Architecture (J2EE/CA) standard including JavaMail Connector, JMS Connector, and File Connector
    • MQ Transport Adaptor — Upgrades to support J2EE/CA compliance
  • Marketing and merchandising — Deliver enhanced targeted e-mail campaign, advanced rules-based discounts or promotions, and improved tooling for merchandising associations such as cross-sells and up-sells.
    • E-mail support:
      • E-mail delivery of news and promotions
      • E-mail activities managed at store level instead of site level and view statistics on e-mail activities
    • Marketing campaigns
      • Support for e-mail as a campaign delivery mechanism
      • Time sharing of multiple initiatives on same spot
    • Advanced discounts and promotions
      • Rules-based discount supports complex promotion models such as shipping discount and buy one get one free
      • Supports advanced scheduler for upcoming promotions
    • eCoupons enhancements allow:
      • Guest shoppers to capture and redeem eCoupons and manage eCoupons using a coupon wallet
      • Merchandiser to create eCoupons promotion, and manage eCoupons promotion and modify eCoupons promotion terms
    • Cross-sells and up-sells
      • Enhancements in merchandising and campaigns toolings allow target product to be recommended at runtime based on the content of the current page, shopping cart, and previous purchases.
      • Predefined merchandising associations in catalog.
  • Catalog management tooling — Simplifies product content management through the following enhancements:
    • Content creation and management toolings — Allows you to perform product and editorial content creation and management task quickly and effectively.
    • Bulk File Aggregation — Enhanced bulk file management tools provide out of the box support for importing content from trading partners and bulk file import support to catalog manager
  • Product advisor enhancements — Creates an interactive online product catalog that provides customers with different ways of finding what they want (shopping metaphors). Enhancements in WC V5.5 include:
    • Creating a search space — Two search methods are supported. Separate search space would perform optimized parametric search with focus on categories and base search space would search the WC database that is created during instance configuration.
    • Creating the product exploration metaphor — Allows you to view a list of products which have matching parameter values within a given category of products.
    • Creating the product comparison metaphor — Allows you to view the related products side by side for similarities and differences.
    • Creating a guided sell metaphor — Provides a series of multiple choice questions to guide you to refine your search to a smaller list of products.
  • Analytics and business intelligence (BI) — WebSphere Commerce Analyzer (WCA), an analytical solution, enables WCPE and WCBE V5.5 customers to analyze information related to their customers' e-commerce activities. WebSphere Commerce customers can improve the effectiveness of their company's marketing campaigns and promotions. WCA significantly extends analytical capabilities provided by the WCA Entry version, which is packaged with WC V5.4 editions. WCA V5.5 provides the following features:
    • A BI infrastructure integrated with the following IBM Data Management programs:
      • DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) Enterprise Server Edition V8.1
      • Intelligent Miner™ for Data V8.1
    • A documented and customizable datamart.
    • Extraction, transformation, move and load (ETML) functions to extract and transform WC operational data sources using aggregation and summarizing techniques. This now includes support for coupons, discounts, and multiple stores.
    • Data mining models, which enable the analyzing of complex data characterizations, relationships, and projections with regard to customer segmentation.
    • End-user Web analytical reporting enablement for WC Reporting Framework.
  • Operational report — Based on WC Reporting Framework, generates reports in real time. These reports can provide useful information about the sales, traffic, and customers from your site. The following types of reports are accessible through the system:
    • Category 
    • Product
    • Order item detail
    • Order item fulfillment
    • Order status
    • Region
    • Region (all stores)
    • Site overview
    • Store activity
    • Store performance evaluation
    • Usage
  • Tivoli® Web Site Analyzer (TWSA) — Helps turn raw Web data into valuable e-business intelligence. It provides you with a clear picture of the over-all health and integrity of your e-business infrastructure supporting business impact management.

    By capturing, analyzing, storing, and reporting on Web site usage, health, integrity, and site content, TWSA provides essential metrics on visitor interactions with the site and the site's overall performance. Its multichannel data collection consolidates globally distributed Web server logs including logs generated in a z/OS® environment into a single open data warehouse.

    In addition, Web page information can be captured dynamically via TWSA Web Tracker function providing a more real-time view. Using these functions, TWSA can create detailed reports and views on Web server activity, visitor statistics and visitor behavior. Integrating the critical end-user experience dimension provides the benefit of deeper, more complex analysis.

  • WC Payments — Provides a secure electronic payment process for Internet merchants through a single, unified interface. Based on open standards-based technology, WC Payments works with plug-ins called "payment cassettes" to support multiple payment protocols. Support for existing cassettes include OfflineCard, CustomOffline VisaNet, and BankServACH cassettes. Enhancements in WC Payments:
    • Support for a new cassette for Paymentech including connectivity is added
    • Add support for SSL Connectivity to VirtualNet system via VisaNet cassette
    • Add support for SSL and Leased Line connectivity to the FHMS system via the VisaNet cassette
    • Automatic restart of Commerce Payments without manual intervention to support 24x7 operation and recoverability
  • Systems management — WC V5.5 provides the following enhancements:
    • Administration — Systems-management options can be separately installed by way of the WebSphere Commerce custom install.
    • Organization and user administration — Separate from Admin Console. This tool can be used by administrator in the customer organization as well as by site administrator to manage all customers
    • Problem determination — WC Problem Determination Tool automatically validates the correctness of WC Installation and instance creation and JRas, the WC logging infrastructure consolidated with WebSphere Application Server (WAS) to allow for use of common tooling and to correlate logging data throughout the system
    • Performance Monitoring — Integrated use of WAS Performance Monitoring Interface (PMI) — enabling WC data to be viewed through the Tivoli Performance Viewer.
  • Installation — Improves ease of installation and configuration to ensure a system is installed correctly and prerequisites are available. Enhancements in WC V5.5:
    • WC V5.5 and all its associated software can now be installed through the WC Install Shield based on Install Shield for Multiplatform Edition (ISMPE).
    • Express Install allows you to quickly install WC and create a WC instance with minimal user interaction.
    • Configuration Manger is enhanced to support remote machine configurations and an addition of Password Manager Tool which lets you manage your WC passwords from a single location.
    • A new problem determination (PD) tool: A Java-base tool that analyzes the up-and-running logs and generates reports for troubleshooting problem.
  • Web services — You can allow WC to be the service provider by enabling its business functions as Web services that can be accessed by external systems. You can also allow WC to be the service requester by enabling it to invoke Web services hosted by external systems.

B2B

  • Channel management — WCBE V5.5 provides a new channel management feature to support value chains for B2B transactions involving multiple enterprises or parties. Products, goods, services, or information are delivered through the parties of the value chain from producers to end users.

    A value chain also has relationship and administrative aspects, that is, you can manage the relationship of the partners or enterprises, in your value chain, as well as offer administrative services to those parties.

    WCBE introduces a number of capabilities to support both demand chains and supply chains such as:

    • Business relationship management between channel partners and suppliers
    • Product information management for channel partners and suppliers
    • Private marketplace
    • Distributed order management
    • Channel inventory visibility
    • Order hand-off and order status tracking
    • Comarketing with channel partners and suppliers
    • Multiparty RFQ and RFP
    • Secured sign-on and access control for channel partners and suppliers
    • Self-provisioning for channel partners and suppliers
    • Collaboration with channel partners and suppliers
    • Self-provisioning for suppliers
    • Collaboration with suppliers

  • Hosting support — WCBE V5.5 provides support for hosting channels partners in the value chain, as well as hosting of merchants or other businesses by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other hosting providers.
  • B2B store enhancement — WCBE V5.5 is enhanced with new types of stores to support value chain and hosting commerce transactions:
    • Direct sales store — Also available in WC V5.4; it can be a B2B store or a B2C store.
    • Commerce hub — Introduced in WCBE V5.5 including a reseller hub, hosting hub, or supplier hub:
      • Reseller hub — A reseller hub in a demand chain is usually owned by a manufacturer or distributor and helps move products from suppliers to resellers, and eventually to consumers. The site owner creates and manages the master catalog in the reseller hub. Resellers log into the reseller hub, browse product catalog, and add products to shopping cart. Resellers can check product availability, supplier location, and prices from multiple remote suppliers. Resellers can split their shopping cart among different remote suppliers based on product availability, prices, and other factors.

        When the order is completed, the shopping cart is handed off to the designated remote suppliers to complete the transaction. In addition, resellers can have a store hosted by the manufacturer, integrated with the reseller hub for fulfillment of orders.

      • Supplier hub — A supplier hub in a supply chain, is usually owned by a large-enterprise buyer such a manufacturer, where suppliers are invited to participate to supply their products to the buyer. In a supplier hub, the buyer can request quotes, compare prices, and negotiate contracts with suppliers. Suppliers can also be hosted on the site to sell directly to the buyer for some of their catalog items without going through the marketplace.

      • Hosting hub — A hosting hub in hosting support is usually owned by an ISP or a large manufacturer, where a set of self-provisioning tools are provided to the merchants or resellers to create and manage their own stores. Merchant or reseller stores can share the master catalog created by the site owner in the hosting hub, or they can build their own independent catalog. Hosted stores can track inventory and fulfill orders from customers. A hosted store usually shares a common page template design and shopping flow with other hosted stores with choices of different style sheets and logo for the hosted stores.

    • Hosted store — Introduced in WCBE V5.5; stores owned by hosted resellers under reseller hub, hosted merchants or resellers under hosting hub, and hosted suppliers under supplier hub.

  • Live help/customer care collaboration — Offers an integrated "live help" and customer care function integrated out-of-the-box and based on Lotus® Sametime®. This feature allows your partners, suppliers, and customers to have real-time communication with you for decision-making and negotiations. Your business decisions and processes can be streamlined with this collaboration tool making it easier and faster to do business. Enhancements in WC V5.5 include support for:
    • Multiple queues and provide enhanced capabilities on queue management
    • Monitoring of customized customer attributes in a store
    • Customer requests to be routed into queues
  • Customer entitlement and contract-based commerce — Available only with the WCBE, beside support for buyer-seller contract, enhanced to provide support for manufacturing-distributor and manufacturing-reseller hosting contracts under channel management. Other enhancements include:
    • Support new XSD format in account and contract create/update notebooks
    • Add Import and Find dialogs to the Business Relationship Management (BRM) contract list
    • Add ability for a contract to refer to another contract through contract notebook such as the common terms and conditions of a base contract
  • Request for Quotation (RFQ) —- Available only with WCBE, it provides the capability for an RFQ to solicit quotes for a specific set of goods and services between buyer and supplier. Enhancements in WC V5.5:
    • Support more RFQ closing rule such as RFQ will be closed if a specific number of responses are received
    • Provide targeted RFQ support, attachments to RFQ, made-to-orders items in RFQ and multi-round RFQ support
    • Allow creation of RFQ without setting up the interest list, add items from the requisition list, grouping of the products in RFQ, substitution of products in response, and specify a fulfillment center in the response
  • Online buyer/seller collaboration — Available only with WCBE, it provides a contract draft and proposal discussion template, based on Lotus QuickPlace™. This template is integrated into the B2B store model included with WCBE. A seller company's sales or account manager can create a draft contract, share this contract with buyers in the buying organization, and also discuss the contract using threaded discussion on Lotus Domino™. Additional features also allow online buyers and sellers to make decisions about the quantity and content of orders, delivery dates, promotions, and designs of new products.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Support interfaces commonly used by screen readers
  • Can be operated using only the keyboard
  • Support interfaces commonly used by screen magnifiers
  • Communicates all information independently of color
  • Support customization of display attributes such as color and font size
  • Support alternatives to audio information
  • Do not flash the screen at rates that could induce epileptic seizures

 
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Statement of direction

IBM plans to provide support for DB2®/390, as an alternative database to DB2 UDB on Linux for Intel™ and Linux for zSeries® and S/390, for WCBE for Linux and WCBE for Linux for zSeries and S/390, V5.5 in fourth quarter 2003.

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

Trademarks

 
Intelligent Miner, QuickPlace, and Domino are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, S/390, zSeries, DB2 Universal Database, Tivoli, z/OS, Lotus, Sametime, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering information

Product information will be available through:


 
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Publications

The WebSphere® Commerce for Linux Quick Beginnings, Version 5.5 (GC09-4970) is shipped with the media pack and the documentation pack, as appropriate.

The WebSphere Commerce Fundamentals, Version 5.5 (GC09-7675) is shipped with the documentation pack only.

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. If you currently subscribe to PNS, you automatically receive notifications by e-mail. To subscribe, visit:

The IBM Publications Center Portal

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can be downloaded free of charge. PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Displayable softcopy publications: The WC publications are part of the product in PDF format on CD-ROM. An extensive online information system is also integrated into the product. Merchants cannot find conceptual, how-to and reference information to help create virtual stores and perform advanced customization. Access the information by:

  • Visiting a Web site on your own system, after installing the product
  • Viewing or printing PDF copies of the information
  • Clicking on Help in the WC Administrator

The IBM Publications Center

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 or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System

The PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Recommended minimum requirements for WC development

For Linux on Intel™:

  • IBM PC Server with Pentium™ III, or compatible processor, at 733 MHz, or faster
  • 1 GB MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of free disk space
  • 1 GB of paging space per processor
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol
  • Graphics-capable monitor

For Linux on iSeries™:

  • IBM eServer iSeries Server model 270-2252 with a CPW rating of 950 or iSeries Server model 820-2396 with a CPW rating of 950
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of free disk space
  • 1 GB of paging space per processor
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol
  • Graphics-capable monitor

For Linux on pSeries®:

  • RS/6000® (44P Model 170, or higher) or IBM eServer pSeries 640, at 375 MHz, or faster
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of free disk space
  • 1 GB of paging space per processor
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol
  • Graphics-capable monitor

For Linux on zSeries® or S/390®:

  • IBM eServer zSeries or S/390
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of paging space per Linux instance
  • 1 full volume (3300 cylinders) free disk space for the Linux system
  • 1 full volume (3300 cylinders) free disk space for WC, WAS, and DB2® Universal Database® (UDB)
  • 1 full volume (3300 cylinders) temporary free disk space for the contents of the WC CDs that are transferred from a workstation to the zSeries or S/390
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol
  • Graphics-capable monitor

Recommended minimum requirements for WC production

Production requirements vary widely depending on many factors associated with the creation and use of your Web site. Contact your IBM representative to help determine your specific requirements.

Recommended minimum requirements for WCA

For Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000:

  • IBM PC Server with Pentium IV, or compatible processor, at 1 GB MHz, or faster
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1 GB of free disk space for software installation
  • 1 GB of free disk space for database (additional space required for data — depends on customer environment)
  • 100 MB of free disk space on the system drive and 100 MB of free disk space on a drive for temporary use
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Graphics-capable monitor
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol

Recommended minimum requirements for TWSA

For Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows NT™:

  • IBM PC Server with Pentium III, or compatible processor, at 500 MHz, or faster
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 90 MB of free disk space after installation (excludes database and log requirements)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol
  • Graphics-capable monitor

For AIX® version:

  • RS/6000 or pSeries, at 500 MHz, or faster
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 90 MB of free disk space after installation (excludes database and log requirements)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol
  • Graphics-capable monitor

For Solaris version:

  • Sun UltraSPARCstation (Ultra 10, or higher), at 500 MHz, or faster
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 90 MB of free disk space after installation (excludes database and log requirements)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN adapter that supports the TCP/IP protocol
  • Graphics-capable monitor

Software requirements

WCPE or WCBE

Requires one of the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS V2.1 for Intel
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for Intel
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for pSeries (64-bit support only)
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for iSeries (64-bit support only)
  • Red Hat Enterprise V7.2 for zSeries and S/390
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for eServer zSeries and S/390

WCA

It is presumed that the customer already has an established installation of WC V5.5 operating on Linux on Intel, pSeries, iSeries, and zSeries and OS/390® platform:

  • Operating system:
    • Windows 2000 Server with Server Pack 3
  • Communications:
    • TCP/IP to WC production database
    • Shared file system (for example, NETBIOS, NFS, SAMBA, or other) between WCA Server and WC Server
  • Database access: WCA can extract data from DB2®V8.1 or Oracle database on the WC Server. For Oracle ODBC support, both Oracle 9iR2 and DB2 Data Joiner V2.1.1 are required on the WC Server.
  • Replication: If WC is installed on iSeries, then data replication requires DB2 DataPropagator™ for iSeries, V8.1 (5722-DP2), which must be acquired separately.
  • Mining: For mining analysis, WCA supports the installation of DB2 Intelligent Miner™ for Data V8.1.

TWSA

It is presumed that the customer already has an established installation of WC V5.5 operating on Linux on Intel, pSeries, iSeries, and zSeries and OS/390 platform:

  • Operating system:
    • Windows 2000 Server with SP1 or SP2
    • Windows NT 4.0 with SP 6a
    • AIX 4.3.3 ML 4330-09, or later, and AIX 5.1 ML1
    • Solaris version 7 or version 8
    • Red Hat Linux V8.0.2.4, Red Hat Enterprise Server AS V2 and SuSE Enterprise Server Edition V8
  • Databases Support: DB2 UDB V8.1 and Oracle 8i and 9i
  • Application Server: WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V5.0

Performance considerations: Response time in an Internet environment depends on a variety of network and telecommunication factors, such as line speeds, local network constraints, and availability processing capacity on the server.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Consider the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the WC system. It is recommended strongly that Global Services or Business Partners be used to assist in these activities, unless adequate in-house skills are available. To implement a complete WC system, you or a business partner should have the following skills:

  • Basic systems and network administration skills
  • Understanding of TCP/IP protocols, including HTTP and SSL
  • Experience in administering a Web server such as the HTTP Server
  • Experience in creating Web Content using HTML and Java™
  • Understanding of relationship database concepts
  • Ability to perform basic SQL queries
  • Java programming skills for advanced customization

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).

Packaging: WC Editions are shipped on CD-ROM media and electronic download. The following are included:

  • Media Pack:
    • WebSphere Commerce Quick Beginnings Guide, V5.5
    • WebSphere Commerce, V5.5 CDs
    • WebSphere Application Server, V5 CD
    • WebSphere Application Server, Deployment Manager V5 CD
    • WebSphere Application Server, Application Server Toolkit V5 CD
    • WebSphere Application Server, Edge Components V5 CD
    • WebSphere Application Server, IBM Directory Server V5.1 CD (not applicable to AS/400®)
    • DB2 Universal Database, Enterprise Server Edition V8.1 CDs (not applicable to AS/400)
    • DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data V8.1 2 CDs
    • WebSphere Commerce Recommendation Engine Powered by LikeMind, V5.5 CD
    • WebSphere Commerce Analyzer for Windows V5.5 CD
    • Tivoli® Web Site Analyzer CD
    • Lotus® Sametime®, V3.0 CDs
    • Lotus QuickPlace™, V3.0 CDs — WebSphere Commerce Business Edition only
    • Lotus Domino™ V5.0 CDs
  • Electronic download only:
    • DB2 UDB Text Extender, V8.1 (not applicable to AS/400)
  • Documentation Pack:
    • WebSphere Commerce Quick Beginnings Guide, V5.5
    • WebSphere Commerce Fundamentals, V5.5

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Commerce Products V5 uses the security and auditability features of the Linux on Intel, iSeries, pSeries, and zSeries and S/390.

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, an Internet open standard, is used to encrypt communications between Web browser and the Web server as well as between WC components.

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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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function                                      Product
title                         Product group            category
 
WebSphere Commerce            Net.Commerce(TM)         WebSphere
 Business Edition                                       Commerce
                                                        Suite
WebSphere Commerce            Net.Commerce             WebSphere
 Professional Edition                                   Commerce
                                                        Suite
 
Licensed function                                      Product
title                         Product group            category
 
WebSphere Commerce            Net.Commerce             WebSphere
 Business Edition                                       Commerce
 for zSeries/S390                                       Suite
                                                        Suite
DB2 Connect(R) for            Net.Commerce             WebSphere
 WebSphere Commerce                                     Commerce
 Bus.  Ed.                                              Suite

The price of WCBE and WCPE is based on the number of processors executing all or any part of the WC program.

Number of processors and stores: For the purposes of WC licensing, a store is defined as a Web-enabled store deployed by WC. Reseller hubs, hosting hubs, and supplier hubs are marketplaces where multiple buyers and suppliers are supported. A hosted store is a Web-enabled store that works with a reseller hub, hosting hub, or supplier hub depending on the business scenarios.

Each processor license for WCPE entitles the licensee to run on one processor and includes an entitlement for a maximum of five stores. The customer must acquire additional processor licenses for each processor executing all or any part of WCPE, or exceeding five stores.

Each processor license for WCBE entitles the licensee to run on one processor and includes an entitlement for a maximum of 5 stores including reseller hub, hosting hub, and supplier hub, and 50 hosted stores. The customer must acquire additional processor licenses for each processor executing all or any part of WCBE, or exceeding 5 stores including reseller hub, hosting hub and supplier hub, or 50 hosted stores of the same type.

Proof of entitlement (PoE) is only required for stores in production use, that is, no store PoEs are required for stores in development, test, or staging use.

To improve performance, a Web site powered by WC may consist of multiple clones of the WC server. Cloning of WC server on a single processor machine does not require additional processor licenses; but additional processor licenses are required when WC is used in a multiprocessor or multimachines environment.

DB2, WC staging, backup servers: DB2 UDB is included with WC to be used exclusively with WC. If WCPE or WCBE is installed, the DB2 client portion must be installed on the same machines as WCPE or WCBE and the DB2 server portion can be installed on a separate server.

In addition, you are authorized to install and use a copy of DB2 UDB components on the same processor as WCA. WCA is allowed to retrieve data used and generated by WC by using DB2 Data Warehouse Center for business analysis.

All WC servers, including staging and backup servers, that use the WC program require their own WC license.

Passport Advantage licensing

                                                  Part
Program Name                                      number
 
DB2 Connect for WebSphere Commerce Business Edition
 
DB2 Connect for WebSphere Commerce                D51NKLL
 Proc License SW Maintenance 12 Months
DB2 Connect for WebSphere Commerce                D51NMLL
 Proc SW Maintenance Reinstatement
 12 Months
DB2 Connect for WebSphere Commerce                E00IJLL
 Bus Ed Proc SW Maintenance Ann Renewal
 
WebSphere Commerce Business Edition
 
WC Business Ed Processor SW                       E006LLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
WC Business Ed Processor SW                       D50SCLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
WC Business Ed Processor License                  D50SALL
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WC Business Ed Processor From WC                  D50SGLL
 Professional Edition Tradeup License
 
WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition
 
WC Pro Ed Processor from WC                       D5B9ELL
 Start Processor Tradeup License
WC Pro Ed Processor from WC Pro                   D515YLL
 Entry Processor Tradeup License
WC Pro Ed Processor from WC                       D52WLLL
 Express Processor Tradeup License
WC Pro Ed Processor SW                            D5B9GLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement
 12 Months
WC Pro Ed Processor License                       D5B9CLL
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WC Pro Ed Processor SW                            E1B9FLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
 
WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for
zSeries/390
 
WebSphere Commerce BE zSeries                     D51NGLL
 Proc License SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
WebSphere Commerce Business Ed                    E00IILL
 zSeries Proc SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
WebSphere Commerce Business Ed                    D51NILL
 zSeries Proc SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
WC BE zSeries Proc from WC Pro Ed Proc            D51NJLL
 License SW Maintenance 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                  Part
Program Name                                      number
 
WC Business Ed for Linux V5.5
 
WC Business Ed for Linux iSeries &                BK043NA
 pSeries English Media Pack
WC Business Ed for Linux xSeries(R)               BK042NA
 English Media Pack
WC Business Ed for Linux xSeries                  BK042ES
 Spanish Media Pack
WC Business Ed for Linux iSeries &                BK043ES
 pSeries Spanish Media Pack
 
                                                  Part
Program Name                                      number
 
WebSphere Commerce BE for Linux xSeries V5.5
 
WebSphere Commerce BE for Linux                   BK047NA
 zSeries English Media Pack
WebSphere Commerce BE for Linux                   BK04DES
 zSeries Spanish Media Pack
 
WC PRO FOR LINUX V5.5
 
WC Professional Edition for Linux                 BK048NA
 xSeries V5.5 English Media Pack
WC Professional Edition for Linux                 BK048ES
 xSeries V5.5 Spanish Media Pack
 
WC Doc Packs for Linus V5.5
 
WebSphere Commerce for Linux V5.5                 BK045NA
 English Doc Pack
WebSphere Commerce for Linux V5.5                 BK045ES
 Spanish Doc Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details: Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled maintenance               Media packs              Part
offerings description              description              number
 
WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for Linux V5.5
 
WEBSPHER COMMERCE BUS              WC Business              BK042NA
 ZSERS390 PROC, DB2                 Ed for Linux
 CONNCT WCBE LINUX                  xSeries English
 ZSERS390 PROC, WBSP                Media Pack
 CMRC BUSINESS ED
 PROCESSOR
WEBSPHER COMMERCE BUS              WC Business              BK043NA
 ZSERS390 PROC, DB2                 Ed for Linux
 CONNCT WCBE LINUX                  iSeries &
 ZSERS390 PROC, WBSP                pSeries
 CMRC BUSINESS ED                   English
 PROCESSOR                          Media Pack
WEBSPHER COMMERCE BUS              WC Business              BK042ES
 ZSERS390 PROC, DB2                 Ed for Linux
 CONNCT WCBE LINUX                  xSeries
 ZSERS390 PROC, WBSP                Spanish
 CMRC BUSINESS ED                   Media Pack
 PROCESSOR
WEBSPHER COMMERCE BUS              WC Business              BK043ES
 ZSERS390 PROC, DB2                 Ed for Linux
 CONNCT WCBE LINUX                  iSeries &
 ZSERS390 PROC, WBSP                pSeries
 CMRC BUSINESS ED                   Spanish
 PROCESSOR                          Media Pack
 
WebSphere Commerce Business Edition for
Linux zSeries V5.5
 
WEBSPHER COMMERCE BUS              WebSphere                BK047NA
 ZSERS390 PROC, DB2                 Commerce BE
 CONNCT WCBE LINUX                  for Linux
 ZSERS390 PROC, WBSP                zSeries
 CMRC BUSINESS ED                   English
 PROCESSOREnglish                   Media Pack
WEBSPHER COMMERCE BUS              WebSphere                BK04DES
 ZSERS390 PROC, DB2                 Commerce BE
 CONNCT WCBE LINUX                  for Linux
 ZSERS390 PROC, WBSP                zSeries Spanish
 CMRC BUSINESS ED                   Media Pack
 PROCESSOR

Entitled maintenance               Media packs              Part
offerings description              description              number
 
WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition for
Linux V5.5
 
WEBSPHERE CMRCE                    WC Professional          BK048NA
 PRO PROCESSOR                      Edition for Linux
                                    xSeries V5.5
                                    English
                                    Media Pack
WEBSPHERE CMRCE                    WC Professional          BK048ES
 PRO PROCESSOR                      Edition for Linux
                                    xSeries V5.5
                                    Spanish
                                    Media Pack

Cross platform product for use on zSeries

Order the part numbers below when there is an intention to acquire this cross platform product for deployment on zSeries/S/390 platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

                                                  Part
Program name                                      number
 
WebSphere Commerce Business Ed zSeries            E00IILL
 Proc SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WebSphere Com.  Business Ed zSeries               D51NILL
 Proc SW Maintenance Reinstatement
 12 Months
WebSphere Commerce BE zSeries Proc                D51NGLL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
WC BE zSeries Proc from WC Pro Ed Proc            D51NJLL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months

 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

LI form number: L-DYUG-5QH2Z9

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized business partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to data bases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.

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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Usage restriction: Yes

All products require the correct licensing terms. The software products provided on the product media are provided solely for use with your licensed use of the WebSphere Commerce product as described in the program-unique LI that is provided to you electronically. If the total number of processors or total number of stores exceeds the number authorized by the applicable PoE acquired under Passport Advantage, you must notify IBM or its reseller as stated in the IPLA.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the programs announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option that is available.

While your Software Maintenance 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 via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:

Software Maintenance 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 this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

iSeries Software Subscription applies: No
 
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Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, iSeries, DataPropagator, Intelligent Miner, QuickPlace, Domino, and Net.Commerce are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2 Universal Database, Passport Advantage, WebSphere, pSeries, RS/6000, S/390, zSeries, DB2, AIX, OS/390, AS/400, Tivoli, Lotus, Sametime, DB2 Connect, and xSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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