IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler products provide easy-to-use tools for modeling your business processes on demand

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-177
August 10, 2004

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
 
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(Corrected on October 11, 2004)

Minor product text clarifications.
 

At a glance

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition and Entry Edition both:

  • Provide comprehensive, user-friendly business process modeling and collaboration capabilities to graphically design processes across people, partners, and applications
  • Allow businesses to quickly redesign processes as business needs change
  • Support multiple modeling methodologies and industry standards
  • Simulate and validate modeled processes
  • Provide team environment to share and maintain versions of models
  • Help unify in one solution: activity costing, quality documentation, business process re-engineering, costing and return on investment (ROI) data
  • Enable integration with process automation
  • Allow the models to be published on the Web
  • Include Visio import capability

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition also provides:

  • Capability to optimize and project business benefits through "what-if" simulation of models
  • Capability to transform business level models to IT models and artifacts to minimize coding

 
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Overview

As your company strives to become leaner and more competitive, the cost and effectiveness of your business operations continue to be scrutinized. If you require the ability to model and monitor processes as well as the choice of operating environments on which to deploy and monitor these processes, then you will be interested in this first delivery of the next generation of WebSphere® Business Integration Modeling and Monitoring tools. This delivery allows companies to deploy modeled processes to multiple automation environments with WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition and WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition.

IBM has previously stated support for the Eclipse development platform as a standard environment for application development and process modeling tools. Both WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition and WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition are based on and utilize the Eclipse development platform.
 
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Key prerequisites

Microsoft™ Windows™ XP or Windows 2000

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

Electronic delivery:

  • August 12, 2004 — English
  • September 30, 2004 — National Language

Media:

  • September 10, 2004 — English
  • October 29, 2004 — National Language

 
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Description

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler is a core component for Business Performance Management. Business Performance Management allows an organization to understand the status of business processes across business and IT, put that understanding in context against goals and trends, and then take action quickly to improve execution. The solution delivers a structure for continuous business improvement. A core underlying functionality is the ability to analyze and model business processes. WebSphere Business Integration Modeler provides software tools to help you model, simulate, and analyze complex business processes quickly and effectively. Line-of-business managers as well as business analysts can more easily design and develop process flows that improve how you do business. With WebSphere Business Integration Modeler products, you will be able to maximize business effectiveness by optimizing processes that give you competitive leadership in today's on demand business environment.

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition bridges the gap between Line of Business and IT. It provides robust functionality for process modeling, enterprise modeling, essential data and artifact modeling, organization modeling, resource modeling, timeline and location modeling, and business process analysis. The Modeler is intuitive and easy to use with three user profiles for modeling. The three user profiles are: basic, intermediate, and advanced. The Business and IT communities utilize an Eclipse-based shared workspace. The three technology modes, operational, Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), WebSphere MQ Workflow Flow Definition Language (FDL), allow users to work in the profile with which they will be deploying. Business analysis is core for improving your business. Many business process modeling efforts stop at developing flow diagrams or process maps. With the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition, the effort is extended to include simulation, analysis, and redesign.

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition includes a simulation engine that allows users to simulate the dynamic behavior of their process, permitting analysis of workloads and bottlenecks. Users can view analysis on the process, resources, activity, and queue during or after the simulation is complete. The flows are animated in a step-by-step simulation that allows you to see real-time data on the flows. Simulation snapshots are available for reference. The simulation engine enables you to determine the most efficient model prior to implementation by quickly conducting the "what-if" analysis.

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition includes a reporting tool that can automatically create written, numerical, and graphical reports. The reports provide valuable guidance in the process analysis and redesign. Some of the predefined reports are:

  • Process Summary Report
  • Process Comparison Reports — Combines and compares the Process Summary Reports from two process simulations for comparisons and provides ROI comparisons of As-Is and To-Be flows
  • Documentation Report — Provides an overview of the attributes of business items, resource, or other model elements
  • Procedure Report — Documents the sequence of steps within a process, and the relationships of that process to other processes and roles

These reports allow for a detailed weighted average analysis to validate and optimize the processes defined. You can improve your business by understanding the processes' time and cost performances. All of this can be rolled up into comprehensive communication tools through charts, tables, reports, graphs, or diagrams. If a customized report is needed, there is a Report Builder to help you generate it. This release also includes support for publishing models to the Web.

Once the models have been built, simulated, analyzed, and corrected, they can be deployed to multiple code generation tools. The models can be exported to the WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V5.1 for deployment to WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation V5.1 through BPEL, Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and XSDs. WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition also supports the capability to export to Rational® XDE®, under the Business Modeling Profile. And finally, the tool still supports integration with WebSphere MQ Workflow through FDL. The FDL can be exported directly to WebSphere MQ Workflow Build-time.

The WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition is able to import FDL from WebSphere MQ Workflow and models from WebSphere Business Integration Modeler V4.2.4. Included with the product is Visio import capabilities.

The Modeler allows you to support and implement enterprise initiatives, such as:

  • Workflow automation
  • Policy and procedure documentation
  • Application development
  • Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives
  • HIPAA

The WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition provides support for:

  • WebSphere MQ Workflow by exporting in FDL
  • WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation by exporting in BPEL
  • Rational XDE through UML 1.4 export

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition

The WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition is a low-cost entry edition providing basic modeling to capture data. The Entry Edition is for enterprise departments and individual users who do not require the full capabilities of the IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition. The Entry Edition is used for modeling, validation, and documentation. All three user profiles (basic, intermediate, and advanced) are available in the Entry Edition. Once the models are entered, the validation rules still apply, however, to utilize the simulation engine and analysis, the Advanced Edition is needed. The reporting tool and the complete set of static documentation reports are available in this entry release. The models can be captured, validated, and documented in this version. The advanced version is needed to run simulation and export to the multiple code generation tools. This entry edition provides an easy-to-use tool at an affordable price.

Following are the key functional differences between the Advanced and Entry editions:

                        Modeler Entry     Modeler Advanced
Feature                 Edition           Edition
 
Modeling Profiles       Basic,            Basic,
                         Intermediate,     Intermediate,
                         Advanced          Advanced
Editing modes           Operational       Operational, BPEL,
                                           FDL
Teaming                 Yes               Yes
 (check-in/check-out)
Simulation              No                Yes
Static and Dynamic      No                Yes
 Analysis
Reporting (create       Yes               Yes
 reports)
- Query                 Yes               Yes
- Basis Report          Yes               Yes
 Templates (available)
Printing                Yes               Yes
Modeler Project         Yes               Yes
 Import/Export
Delimited file          Yes               Yes
 Import/Export
ADF Import              Yes               Yes
XSD Import/Export       No                Yes
UML Export              No                Yes
FDL and BPEL Export     No                Yes
FDL Import              No                Yes

For more information on WebSphere Business Integration Modeler and other related products and services, visit:


 
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Statement of direction

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler V5.1 is available supporting WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V5.1 and WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation V5.1, as forecasted in the Server Foundation announcement on April 6, 2004.

On July 14, 2004, IBM stated an intent to acquire Alphablox and to utilize the Alphablox product technology within WebSphere Business Integration Monitor. This will enhance the analysis capabilities of WebSphere Business Integration Monitor, as well as the visualization, reporting, and presentation capabilities. Business managers will be able to better understand the trends in business operations set against their key performance indicators, and "drill down" to understand cause and effect. This will, therefore, significantly enhance the ability for companies and IBM partners to deliver business performance management projects.

IBM intends to deliver these enhanced capabilities, as well as support for WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation V5.1, in WebSphere Business Integration Monitor in the first half of 2005.

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

Software Announcement 204-058 , dated April 6, 2004.

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, Rational, and XDE 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.

 
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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

Product documentation is provided for both IBM WebSphere® Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition and IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition.

The following documents are shipped with the product:

  • Installation Guide
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Context-sensitive help

The following documents are available for downloading from the product Web site at

  • Installation Guide
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Migration Guide
  • Release Notes
  • Information Roadmap
  • Product Overview
  • Product Tour
  • Tutorials
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Key Concepts
  • Detailed task information on how to use each component of the product
  • Glossary

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Recommended system requirements:

  • Pentium™ III 500 MHz, or higher
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM minimum (768 MB RAM recommended)
  • Disk space: 500 MB required for installation and additional user files
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum

Software requirements

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ XP or Windows 2000 with service pack 4, or later.
  • To use the team support functionality, you must have network access to a CVS server compatible with the Eclipse CVS Windows client 2.1.1 plug-in. For more information, visit

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition

  • Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000 with service pack 4, or later.
  • Installing and running the product as a plug-in requires IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer, Integration Edition for Linux™ and Windows V5.1, or later.
  • To use the team support functionality, you must have network access to a CVS server compatible with the Eclipse CVS Windows client 2.1.1 plug-in. For more information, visit

Compatibility: WebSphere Business Integration Modeler V5.1 provides support for the following functions:

  • Export UML compatible with Rational® XDE® Modeler 2003.06.00 and 2003.06.12
  • Export BPEL code compatible with WebSphere Application Developer Integration Edition V5.1
  • Import/Export FDL code compatible with WebSphere MQ Workflow V3.5
  • Import from WebSphere Business Integration Modeler V4.2.4
  • Import from Microsoft Visio Professional 2002 and 2003

Planning information

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: WebSphere Business Integration Modeler products are shipped on the following CD-ROMs:

  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

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 group      Product category
title
 
IBM WebSphere           IBM WebSphere      WebSphere Tools
 Business Integration
 Modeler Entry Edition
IBM WebSphere           IBM WebSphere      WebSphere Tools
 Business Integration
 Modeler Advanced
 Edition

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) Modeler AE

Part description                   Part number
 
IBM WebSphere Business
 Integration Modeler Advanced
 Edition
 
WBI Modeler Advanced Edition       E01B1LL
 Users SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
WBI Modeler Advanced Edition       D53V1LL
 Users License & SW Maintenance
 12 Months
WBI Modeler Advanced Edition       D53V2LL
 Users SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months

IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler EE

Part description                   Part number
 
IBM WebSphere Business
 Integration Modeler Entry
 Edition
 
WBI Modeler Entry Edition Users    E01B2LL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WBI Modeler Entry Edition Users    D53V3LL
 License & SW Maintenance 12
 Months
WBI Modeler Entry Edition Users    D53V4LL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12
 Months

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                     Part number
 
WBI Modeler Advanced
 Edition V5.1.0
 
Media Pack English US Windows XP             AF08SNA
 CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660
 Standard V5.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French,             AF08SML
 Russian, Arabic, Korean, Chinese
 -- Simplified, Spanish, Brazilian
 Portuguese, German, Japanese,
 Chinese -- Traditional,
 Hungarian, English US, Greek,
 Turkish, Czech, Italian, Polish)
 Windows 2000, Windows XP CD-ROM
 Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard
 V5.1.0
 
WBI Modeler Entry Edition
 V5.1.0
 
Media Pack English US Windows                AF08TNA
 2000, Windows XP CD-ROM Digital
 Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V5.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French,             AF08TML
 Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean,
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 Brazilian Portuguese, German,
 Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional,
 Hungarian, English US, Greek,
 Turkish, Czech, Italian, Polish)
 Windows 2000, Windows XP CD-ROM
 Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard
 V5.1.0

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active Maintenance or Subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Advanced Edition V5.1.0

Entitled maintenance     Media packs            Part
offerings description    description            number
 
IBM WebSphere            WBI Modeler Advanced   AF08SNA
 Business Integration     Edition English US
 Modeler Advanced Ed      Windows XP CD-ROM
 User                     Digital Disk -- ISO
                          9660 Standard
IBM WebSphere            WBI Modeler Advanced   AF08SML
 Business Integration     Edition
 Modeler Advanced Ed      Multilingual(French,
 User                     Russian, Arabic,
                          Korean, Chinese --
                          Simplified, Spanish,
                          Brazilian Portuguese,
                          German, Japanese,
                          Chinese --
                          Traditional,
                          Hungarian, English
                          US, Greek, Turkish,
                          Czech, Italian,
                          Polish) Windows 2000,
                          Windows XP CD-ROM
                          Digital Disk -- ISO
                          9660 Standard

WebSphere Business Integration Modeler Entry Edition V5.1.0

Entitled maintenance     Media packs            Part
offerings description    description            number
 
IBM WebSphere            WBI Modeler Entry      AF08TNA
 Business Integration     Edition English US
 Modeler Entry Ed User    Windows 2000, Windows
                          XP CD-ROM Digital
                          Disk -- ISO 9660
                          Standard
IBM WebSphere            WBI Modeler Entry      AF08TML
 Business Integration     Edition
 Modeler Entry Ed User    Multilingual(French,
                          Russian, Hebrew,
                          Arabic, Korean,
                          Chinese -- Simplified,
                          Spanish, Brazilian
                          Portuguese, German,
                          Japanese, Chinese --
                          Traditional,
                          Hungarian, English
                          US, Greek, Turkish,
                          Czech, Italian,
                          Polish) Windows 2000,
                          Windows XP CD-ROM
                          Digital Disk -- ISO
                          9660 Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

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

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(s)

                         Program   Form
Program name             number    number
 
IBM WebSphere            5724-I74  L-WBID-5Y9RQC
 Business Integration
 Modeler EE
IBM WebSphere            5724-I75  L-WBID-5Y9PZ5
 Business Integration
 Modeler AE

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

                                             Copy and use on
                                             home/portable
Product name                                 computer?
 
IBM WebSphere Business                       No
 Integration Modeler EE
IBM WebSphere Business                       No
 Integration Modeler AE

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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 product(s) 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/or 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

Other support: Passport Advantage

iSeries™ software subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

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IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. By using the news page, it enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

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