Business Objects' Crystal Special Edition transforms your Tivoli products into interactive business solutions

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-006
January 13, 2004

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At a glance Technical information
Overview Ordering information
Key prerequisites Terms and conditions
Availability date Prices
Description  
 
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At a glance

With Business Objects' Crystal Special Edition solutions, you can:

  • Add, modify, and create new presentation quality reports for all Tivoli products with Crystal Reports Special Edition.
  • Increase productivity with individualized reporting access and spend less time waiting for reports.
  • Enable your business to respond faster to change by providing executives, managers, and front line employees with the information needed to make better decisions.
  • Uncover trends and opportunities with the ability to drill into reports and access multiple layers of data.
  • Reduce IT demands by enabling end users to easily create and format their own reports with Crystal Smart Reporting Technology.
  • Deliver report export capability in a variety of formats including Excel, Word, and PDF formats to enable users to access information in a familiar format.
  • Leverage existing in-house Crystal Reports expertise to reduce report development costs and training.

 
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Overview

Business Objects' Crystal Special Edition business intelligence solutions offer maximum scalability and reliability. Products include:

Crystal Reports Special Edition

Crystal Reports lets you transform Tivoli® systems management data into interactive content and generate reports showing alerts, red flags, challenges, trends, and opportunities. With Crystal Reports Special Edition you can modify-and create new reports for all Tivoli products.

Crystal Enterprise Special Edition

Crystal Enterprise is a Web-based system for report delivery from the Tivoli Data Warehouse. Crystal Enterprise ePortfolio offers consumers a single Web application to access systems management information and can be integrated into Portal or OnDemand environments. It includes the scalability and reliability that you expect from an enterprise solution and the flexibility your organization needs to be competitive.

Crystal Smart Reporting Technology Special Edition (requires Crystal Enterprise)

Add on Crystal Smart Reporting Technology Special Edition to Crystal Enterprise to allow end users to customize, create, and modify reports within ePortfolio to meet their specific needs.

The products in this announcement are available as a part of the IBM Developer Sales Channel Software Remarketing program. Product information has been provided by the program supplier, Business Objects.
 
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Key prerequisites

Crystal Enterprise server components:

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 SP3, Server version
  • Microsoft Windows NT4 Server SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3, Advanced Server version
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3, Data Center version

Crystal Enterprise client components:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 98 SE
  • Microsoft Windows ME
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3, Professional version
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3, Advanced Server version
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3, Data Center version
  • Mac OS 9 and 10.1.5 (Web browser support only)

Note: Windows XP Pro is supported only for server components in non-production environments.

Crystal Reports Special Edition:

  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Me
  • Microsoft Windows NT™ Workstation 4.0 (SP6a)
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 (SP6a)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server (SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional

 
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Availability date

January 13, 2004
 
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Description

Crystal Reports Special Edition is a desktop report creation tool that offers a visual environment for the design of highly formatted presentation-quality interactive reports from any Tivoli product.

Crystal Enterprise Special Edition is a server-based report repository and information delivery platform that allows access to and management of reports created using Crystal Reports Special Edition. Report access is through a zero client Web-based application that can be integrated into a portal or on-demand environment. Security can be integrated with any existing LDAP, Windows Active Directory, or Windows Domain security. Crystal Enterprise offers the scalability, reliability, and flexibility required from an enterprise solution.

Crystal Smart Reporting Technology Special Edition (requires Crystal Enterprise) extends the Crystal Enterprise framework to provide report modification and creation capabilities in a Web-based zero-client environment.

Trademarks

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

 
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Technical information

Primary industry: Cross industry

Hardware requirements

  • Memory: Minimum 512 MB
  • Storage devices: Minimum 20 GB

Software requirements

  • Operating system: Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 and Microsoft Windows 2003
  • Other Software: DB2® 7.2

Support

Training and education: Customer training and education, customized and priced to each specific requirement, is available from the program supplier.

On-site installation: On-site installation and program interface services are available from the program supplier.

Program support: Business Objects provides a 30-day defect warranty. Maintenance and support are available from the program supplier. For information, contact Business Objects, at ibm@businessobjects.com.

Packaging: The products are packaged on CD-ROM or electronic download. Shrink-wrapped documentation shipped with the product includes:

  • Getting Started Guide
  • Administrator's Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • ePortfolio User's Guide (ePortfolio is the delivered interface to Crystal Enterprise)
  • Crystal Reports User's Guide
  • Crystal Analysis User's Guide

Media and documentation are shipped from the program supplier.
 
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Ordering information

New licenses

Orders for new licenses will now be accepted and scheduled for shipment by the program supplier.

To order a basic license, specify the program number, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature and the desired quantity (maximum 250) corresponding to the number of copies. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Product support charge (PSC): Standard maintenance and support which entitles the customer to defect support, product updates, upgrades, enhancements, new releases, and extended warranty support as described in the Business Objects License Agreement is available from the program supplier. The program supplier provides all program product services.

                                        OTC
                                        feature
Description                             number
 
Crystal Special Edition (5620-FRJ)
Crystal Reports Special Edition         1811
Crystal Enterprise Special Edition      1812
Crystal Smart Reporting Technology      1813
 Special Edition

Example 1: To order Crystal Reports Special Edition for six users, specify:

Crystal Special Edition (5620-FRJ)
Feature number 1811                     Quantity 6
Feature number 5003                     Media

Basic machine-readable material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution media:

                    Feature
Environment         number              Media type
 
PC                  5003                CD-ROM
PC                  5000                Download

 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: Products presented under this announcement are licensed and distributed by the program supplier. With the exception of billing and payment terms, terms and conditions are as provided by the program supplier.

The IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) must be in effect.

The software is licensed to end users for a one-time licensing charge for their exclusive use. They cannot sell it, transfer it, or otherwise make it available to any other entity.

Prices: Prices listed and payment terms are as provided by IBM. Prices are provided for reference only and are subject to change without notice.

Pricing allowance: Products are not eligible for volume, educational, or other discounts.

Disclaimer of warranty: The information in this document concerning non-IBM products was obtained from the program supplier or from their published announcements. IBM has not tested the program supplier's products and cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to the program supplier's products. Questions on the capabilities of the program supplier products should be addressed to the program supplier.

The program supplier products are not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, is as provided by the program supplier. IBM makes no warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Address any questions pertaining to warranty to the program supplier.

Trial period: No trial period is available for the program supplier products.

Test period: No test period is available for the program supplier products.

Technical assistance: Technical assistance, installation, and usage support, if any, are as provided by the program supplier.

Program services: Program services, if any, are as provided by the program supplier.
 
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Prices

Prices are provided for reference only and are subject to change without notice.

Crystal Special Edition (5620-FRJ)
 
Description                              OTC
 
Crystal Reports Special Edition          $   435
Crystal Enterprise Special Edition        47,850
Crystal Smart Reporting Technology        11,745
 Special Edition

OTC: Customers who pay an OTC and a current PSC for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program for an OTC and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, terms loans, acquisition facilities, and inventory financing credit lines) for Business Partners. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit:

Trademarks

 
DB2 is a registered trademark 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.

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