IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-260
September 30, 2003

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations — New portfolio additions, additional functions

 ENUS203-260.PDF (39KB)

(Corrected on October 22, 2003)

Corrected 6 Passport Advantage part numbers in the Ordering information section. Corrected table in the Software requirements section. Corrected miscellaneous text.

At a glance

New business process templates help the following industries:

  • Retail: Manages critical information about products and vendors more effectively using UCCnet
  • Healthcare: Facilitates healthcare compliance reporting, improved operational efficiency within an emergency room, and processing of electronic medical records

Overview

Businesses require process integration that is specific to their own industry. To address this need, IBM delivers targeted solutions within the WebSphere® Business Integration family. WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations are industry-specific business process templates that can help you jumpstart your business integration project.

IBM is building upon its already robust portfolio of predefined, customizable, industry-specific business process templates to help companies accelerate their integration projects and take advantage of IBM's rich best-practices knowledge. These templates help improve integration projects by delivering industry-specific best-practices in critical areas.

While collaborations are not intended to be used out of the box, they can substantially enhance an integration project by delivering most of the necessary code for a variety of business processes.

New collaborations for retail and healthcare industries have been added to the family of collaborations. Also, the existing retail collaborations are enhanced to make UCCnet interaction even more valuable; the existing HIPAA collaborations are enhanced to provide limited integration capability with WebSphere Data Interchange and Tivoli® Privacy Manager; and the entire business process template portfolio is enhanced to be compatible with WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.0 and V4.2.1.

Key prerequisites

IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Availability date

September 30, 2003: Electronic software delivery

Description

IBM WebSphere Business Integration expands its portfolio of industry-specific business processes to include additional process templates for retail and healthcare industries.

New in this release:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Information Management
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Healthcare

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Information Management provides a highly efficient solution that can jump-start integration into the UCCnet registry, reduce operational costs and errors, increase sales by providing the accurate, timely data needed for educated business decisions, and increase market share by accelerating product-to-retail shelf cycles. This new collaboration offering now includes enhancements to what was formerly known as IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations for Data Storage, Merchandise Qualification, as well as Product Information Management for Retailers. Together these collaborations help with:

  • Sending and receiving data to and from the UCCnet standard registry
  • Validating that the data meets the retailers standards, helping manage the item approval process
  • Storing and retrieving the item data during the item review/approval process
  • Publishing approved item data to other enterprise systems
  • Support for UCCnet Release 2.2 interfaces
  • Support for Global Location Number (GLN) Cascading using Document Type Definitions (DTDs)
  • Support for Complex Filtering
  • Support for over 150 item attributes via new UCCnet XML Schema Definitions (XSDs) by including extensions for industry specific item attributes

Systems supporting the UCCnet DTD only (such as those using IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Collaborations V4.2), are not upward-compatible with systems supporting both the UCCnet DTD and UCCnet XSD (such as those based on IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Collaborations V4.2.1.1 and later).

WebSphere Business Integration for Healthcare enables healthcare companies to integrate business support systems and operations support systems, rapidly providing new services to their staff. Through the use of prebuilt collaborations, the offering effectively provides examples that automate business process steps of end-to-end solutions such as static compliance reporting, patient electronic medical record (EMR) and cascading orders. When used in conjunction with the WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Healthcare Protocols data handler, WebSphere Business Integration for Healthcare enables integration to a best-of-breed solution with existing Health Level Seven (HL7)-enabled legacy systems.

Existing collaborations

Enhancement of Retail Collaborations

The WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Item Synchronization and WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Message Manager have the following enhancements:

  • Support IBM's Peer-to-Peer Agent for iSoft
  • Support for UCCnet V2.2 interfaces
  • Support for Complex Filtering (WebSphere Business Integration-UCCnet Message Manager only)
  • Support for over 150 item attributes via new UCCnet XSDs by including extensions for industry-specific item attributes

Systems supporting the UCCnet DTD only (such as those using IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Collaborations V4.2), are not upward-compatible with systems supporting both the UCCnet DTD and UCCnet XSD (such as those based on IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Retail Collaborations V4.2.1.1 and later).

Enhancement of HIPAA Collaborations

The WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for HIPAA Transactions have the following enhancements:

  • Provides DTDs and corresponding HIPAA message business objects
  • Limited integration capability with Tivoli Privacy Manager
  • Limited integration capability with WebSphere Data Interchange

Updates for all existing collaborations

The entire portfolio of WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations is now updated to the WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2 format.

The following collaborations were previously announced with IBM WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Toolset V4.2, and IBM Business Integration Collaborations. For information, refer to Software Announcement 203-060 , dated March 4, 2003.

Collaborations with additional function with this release.

  • UCCnet Item Synchronization
  • UCCnet Message Manager
  • HIPAA Transaction

Collaborations reformatted for V4.2 support:

  • Chem eStandards
  • AR Invoice Sync
  • ATP to Sales Order
  • Available To Promise
  • Billing Inquiry
  • BOM Manager
  • Contact Manager
  • Contract Sync
  • Customer Account Manager
  • Customer Credit Manager
  • Customer Manager
  • Demand Forecast
  • Demand History
  • Department Manager
  • Employee Manager
  • GL Movement
  • Installed Product
  • Inventory Level Manager
  • Inventory Movement
  • Invoice Generation
  • Item Manager
  • Order Billing Status
  • Order Delivery Status
  • Order Status
  • Price List Manager
  • Product Catalog
  • Purchasing
  • Regen Process Manager
  • Return Billing Status
  • Return Delivery Status
  • Return Status
  • Sales Order Processing
  • Service Order Management
  • Shipments To Date
  • Supply Plan Deployment Regen
  • Supply Plan Input Regen
  • Supply Plan Input Net Change
  • Trading Partner Order Management
  • Vendor Manager
  • Product Development and Retirement
  • Customer Order Handling
  • Customer Service Configuration and Activation
  • Resource Provisioning and Allocation
  • Customer Billing Management
  • Customer Problem Handling
  • Partial Withdrawal Surrender Quote
  • Personal Articles Coverage Quote
  • Home Owner First Loss
  • Traditional Life Policy Addition
  • Service Usage
  • Fault Resolution
  • Collaboration Foundation

Supported platforms

The following WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations are supported for Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000, Sun Solaris 7 and 8, IBM AIX® V5.1 and V5.2, and HP-UX 11i:

WebSphere Business Integration Base

  • Collaboration Foundation
  • Chem eStandards
  • AR Invoice Sync
  • ATP to Sales Order
  • Available to Promise
  • Billing Inquiry
  • BOM Manager
  • Contact Manager
  • Contract Sync
  • Customer Account Manager
  • Customer Credit Manager
  • Customer Manager
  • Demand Forecast
  • Demand History
  • Department Manager
  • Employee Manager
  • GL Movement
  • Installed Product
  • Inventory Level Manager
  • Inventory Movement
  • Invoice Generation
  • Item Manager
  • Order Billing Status
  • Order Delivery Status
  • Order Status
  • Price List Manager
  • Product Catalog
  • Purchasing
  • Regen Process Manager
  • Return Billing Status
  • Return Delivery Status
  • Return Status
  • Sales Order Processing
  • Service Order Management
  • Shipments To Date
  • Supply Plan Deployment Regen
  • Supply Plan Input Regen
  • Supply Plan Input Net Change
  • Trading Partner Order Management
  • Vendor Manager

The following WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations are supported for Microsoft Windows 2000, Sun Solaris 7 and 8, and IBM AIX V5.1 and V5.2:

WebSphere Business Integration for Telco

  • Product Development and Retirement
  • Customer Order Handling
  • Customer Service Configuration and Activation
  • Resource Provisioning and Allocation
  • Customer Billing Management
  • Customer Problem Handling
  • Fault Resolution
  • Service Usage

WebSphere Business Integration for Insurance

  • Partial Withdrawal Surrender Quote
  • Personal Articles Coverage Quote
  • Homeowner First Loss
  • Traditional Life Policy Addition

WebSphere Business Integration for Retail

  • UCCnet Message Manager
  • UCCnet Item Synchronization
  • Product Information Management

The following WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations are supported for Microsoft Windows 2000 and IBM AIX V5.1 and V5.2:

WebSphere Business Integration for HIPAA

  • HIPAA Transaction

WebSphere Business Integration for Healthcare

  • Healthcare

National Language Support:

The WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations provide the same support as the WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.1.

Withdrawal of retail collaborations

The WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Information Management consolidates the functions of:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Data Storage
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Merchandise Qualification

The above collaborations are withdrawn from marketing in this announcement. Customers licensed for these collaborations are eligible for the Collaboration for Product Information Management free of charge.

Statement of Direction

This Statement of Direction represents IBM's current intention, goals and objectives, and is subject to change or withdrawal at any time with or without notice. IBM plans to continue to deliver support for UCCnet schema through solutions provided within the WebSphere Business Integration for Retail portfolio.

With the current product announcements, IBM has chosen to initially provide DTD support and limited schema support in order to better reflect the needs of our customers and to reflect the appropriate interfaces available at this time. IBM plans enhancements to three collaborations in this portfolio in order to deliver support for schema-based cascading as defined in the upcoming version of UCCnet's standards.

These statements apply to:

  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Item Synchronization
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Message Manager
  • WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Information Management

IBM intends to make these enhanced new versions available no more than 90 days after UCCnet's release of schema that supports GLN cascading.

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

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, Tivoli, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information will be available through the Offering Information Web site at:

And, through the Passport Advantage® Web site at:

Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The following product documentation are available to download from the WebSphere® Business Integration product Web site:

  • Industry solution overviews
  • Release notes
  • Installation guides
  • Collaboration template and business object reference information
  • Collaboration implementation and development guides

The following Web site contains the complete set of documentation:

Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

There are no specific hardware requirements for the WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations. Refer to the WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2.1 requirements in Software Announcement 203-186 , dated July 29, 2003.

Software requirements

All WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations require WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2.0 or V4.2.1.

Specific software and IBM WebSphere Business Integration adapter requirements for IBM WebSphere Business Integration collaborations are listed in the following tables:

Collaboration solution                  Adapters and other (software)
 
HIPAA
 
HIPAA Transactions                      JDBC
 
Healthcare
 
Collaboration for                       WebSphere MQ Workflow
 Healthcare                             Healthcare Protocols
                                        (IBM WebSphere MQ
                                         Workflow V3.4)
 
Telecommunications
 
Product Development                     WebSphere MQ Workflow
 and Retirement
 
Customer Order Handling
Customer Service
 Configuration and
 Activation
Resource Provisioning
 and Allocation
Customer Billing
 Management
Customer Problem
 Handling
Fault Resolution
Service Usage
 
Retail
 
UCCnet Item                             Jtext
 Synchronization                        WebSphere MQ
 
UCCnet Message                          WebSphere MQ Workflow
 Manager                                eMail
                                        JDBC
                                        Trading Partner
                                         Interchange Solo
                                        or
                                        Trading Partner
                                         Interchange for
                                         Trading Networks
                                        or
                                        Trading Partner
                                         Interchange
                                         On-Ramp
                                        iSoft Peer-to-Peer
                                         Agent Express
                                        or
                                        iSoft Peer-to-Peer
                                         Agent Advanced
                                        or
                                        iSoft Peer-to-Peer
                                         Agent Enterprise

Planning information

For planning information, refer to the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for Windows™ and the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server System Installation Guide for UNIX® .

Customer responsibilities: It is strongly recommended that IBM WebSphere Business Integration Software Services or Business Partners be used to assist in the installation, design, implementation, and maintenance of the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution.

To implement an IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution, the following skills are required:

  • Ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot IBM WebSphere InterChange Server components including WebSphere MQ, Visibroker, DB2®, Oracle or SQLServer databases. Some network awareness is also required.
  • Java™ programming knowledge
  • Some SQL experience and basic understanding of relational databases and SQL statements, triggers, and stored procedures
  • Thorough understanding of specific packaged applications or client legacy applications to be managed
  • Thorough understanding of the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution

Customers should take full advantage of the educational program provided for the IBM WebSphere InterChange Server solution.

Packaging: This is a Passport Advantage offering for electronic distribution only.

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

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaborations uses the security and auditability features of the system on which the products are installed.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering information

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

Product information

 
Licensed                         Product            Product
function title                   group              category
 
IBM WebSphere                    AIM                WebSphere
 Business Integration                                Business
 Collaborations                                      Integration

The charge unit for this offering is Per Collaboration.

Passport Advantage licensing

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Information Management — per Collaboration

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D52YCLL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D52YDLL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E011ILL

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Healthcare — per Collaboration

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D52YTLL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D52YULL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E011RLL

Enhanced collaborations

The following collaborations have been enhanced in this release.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Item Synchronization — per Collaboration

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D5179LL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D517BLL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E00B5LL

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for UCCnet Message Manager — per Collaboration

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D51BVLL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D51BXLL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E00CKLL

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for HIPAA Transaction — per Collaboration

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D51XNLL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D51XQLL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E00LBLL

Each IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration deployed requires a collaboration instance license. To deploy an additional instance of the same collaboration, an additional license is required.

A collaboration instance license entitles two applications to be connected by the collaboration. For each additional application to be connected by a collaboration, an additional IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Additional Connection license is required.

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration Additional Connection — per Application Connected

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D6DZ0LL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D6DZ3LL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E2DZ2LL

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers

The following Passport Advantage part numbers will be withdrawn on December 31, 2003. Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.

The following collaborations are withdrawn in this release:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Merchandise Qualification
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Data Storage

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Merchandise Qualification

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D51Q8LL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D51QALL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E00J3LL

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Data Storage

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
LIC + SW Maint 12 Months                                 D51QBLL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Months                             D51QDLL
Annual SW Maint Renewal                                  E00J4LL

Replacement product information: IBM WebSphere Business Integration Collaboration for Product Information Management replaces both of these collaborations. Subscription customers are entitled to replacement part numbers without additional purchases required.

Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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.

License information form number: L-JBRL-5NNJNH

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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Copy and use on home/portable computer

                                      Copy and use on
                                      home/portable
Product name                          computer?
 
WebSphere Business                    No
 Integration Collaborations

Volume orders (IVO): No

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iSeries™ Software Subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

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