IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise and Team Editions help companies manage performance and better execute their strategies

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-298
November 15, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution helps companies:

  • Make sure each employee understands the strategy and how their contribution affects success
  • Ensure organizational alignment and focus by cascading and interlocking on objectives and targets
  • Visualize status of objectives and respond to exceptions through intuitive status maps
  • Speed response to threats or opportunities by delivering accurate status and integrated collaboration tools
  • Receive real-time monitoring of internal and external dependencies or changes
  • Use intuitive navigation through scorecards and dashboards with drill down and roll-up capabilities to monitor progress and risk

For ordering, contact:

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

Companies often feel that they have the right strategies, but fail to execute those strategies to the fullest extent possible. This shortfall happens for a myriad of reasons. However, some of the most common are lack of alignment among business units or processes, lack of accountability among decision makers, and a lag between the recognition of a problem and actions to resolve that problem.

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution solutions allow companies to manage performance and execute their strategies. For additional information regarding Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, refer to Software Announcement 205-265 , dated October 18, 2005.

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Team Edition helps companies manage performance better by aligning organizational objectives. Employees can execute their strategies and targets based on the needs of departments and small- to medium-sized businesses. It features rapid installation, and an embedded Workplace Services Express platform. Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Team Edition integrates intuitive collaborative tools to facilitate action once an issue is raised.

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition software makes it simple to communicate business objectives and align employees to the organizational objectives that are the most important. It helps increase visibility across functions to help better predict, prevent, and resolve issues. Packaged with the powerful WebSphere® Portal Extend V5.1.0.1 platform, this new offering delivers the infrastructure and tools to help companies meet business objectives.

WebSphere Portal Extend delivers one of the most complete portal offerings in the market. In addition to portal application services with advanced search and analytics function, WebSphere Portal Extend delivers collaboration services such as instant messaging and team rooms. These services allow portal users to dynamically interact with each other and with business processes to help improve productivity of their on demand business.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • November 15, 2005, electronic software delivery
  • December 16, 2005, media and documentation

 
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Description

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Team and Enterprise Editions help solve those difficult problems by allowing organizational objectives to be cascaded down an organization to ensure alignment. A company may have a series of high level objectives towards which everyone in the company should be working. Workplace for Business Strategy Execution allows those objectives to be defined and cascaded down an organization in order to provide alignment to those objectives. Additionally, objectives can be linked to each other to show a holistic view of how a strategy impacts different parts of the organization.

By delivering detail on organizational objectives and access to back end systems to provide metrics to employees, Workplace for Business Strategy Execution lets employees be more accountable to those goals and make better decisions faster. Typically, only executives have access to robust scorecards and dashboards. IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution makes creating and rolling out role-based work environments simple and cost effective for any level employee.

Finally, with the tight integration of a myriad of collaborative tools, Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Team and Enterprise Editions make it simple to react once a problem is highlighted in order to solve it quickly.

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Team Edition also includes the Workplace Services Express platform. Workplace Services Express V2.5 delivers the flexibility and choice in the way you access and interact with your company's applications and content by allowing you to do so from a browser. The browser could be one on your work PC, or in a branch office, or in some other location.

In the past, you might have had to use different clients, visit different Web sites, and use different IDs and passwords to work with the variety of applications and content that you need. Workplace Services Express includes an integrated portal that delivers one location to visit, with a single sign-on across multiple applications all from a browser.

In addition to team spaces (online work areas), document management, and instant messaging, your e-mail, calendar, and other business applications and content can be integrated into Workplace Services Express and accessed from a browser. You are not limited by the constraints of being required to use a unique PC with traditional PC-centric software installed on it. Workplace Services Express' portal pages are also customizable. This means you can choose which applications and content appear on which portal page, and how they are arranged on the page. Drag-and-drop technology allows you to simply drag applications from one area of a portal page to another. You wind up with a portal that is more comfortable to use and has the information on it that you need.

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition also includes the powerful WebSphere Portal platform. WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5.1.0.1 is designed for businesses that face pressure to reduce costs and improve revenue in this tight economy. Reducing employee costs while improving productivity and retaining satisfied employees is also a challenge most organizations face today.

Building a sense of loyalty and greater degree of satisfaction with existing customers opens new opportunities for lower cost up-sell or cross-sell revenue for the organization. Attracting new customers, with lower marketing acquisition costs, can both help increase revenue and increase your organization's reach. WebSphere Portal offerings can not only enable improved customer care, acquisition, and retention, but can also help improve business relationships with your suppliers, business partners, channels, and service organizations.

WebSphere Portal delivers a single point of interaction with dynamic information, applications, processes, and people to help build successful business-to-employee, business-to-business, and business-to-consumer portals. WebSphere Portal also supports a wide variety of pervasive devices enabling users to interact with their portal anytime, anywhere. It delivers the IBM unified portal strategy while providing solutions to address the unique portal requirements of an on demand business.

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Team Edition targets the needs of Departments and Small to Medium sized businesses. It features rapid installation, and an embedded copy of the IBM Workplace Services Express platform.

Note: Users are responsible for identifying the business goals and objectives tracked by Workplace for Business Strategy Execution. Users are also responsible for ensuring that the data supplied to Workplace for Business Strategy Execution by a user's other systems are accurate and adequate to track the progress of the user's business against its goals and objectives. IBM does not represent or warrant that use of Workplace for Business Strategy Execution will yield specific business results or that the goals and objectives identified in any demonstration of Workplace for Business Strategy Execution are appropriate for implementation by users.
 
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Statement of direction

IBM continues to demonstrate its commitment to the growth of the Workplace family of products by leveraging IBM's technical innovations. We are providing and will continue to provide additional business value to the Workplace customer.

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

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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

No publications are shipped with these products.

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 (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Intel™-based systems

  • Processor: Dual-processor 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium™ 4 or equivalent processor
  • Physical memory: 2 GB minimum
  • Disk space: 10 GB minimum

The specific details of a company's planned usage such as the percent of the users that are concurrent, and which capabilities of Workplace Services Express are being utilized will affect the workplace sizing for a server. Consult with your IBM representative or Business Partner on your specific requirements.

One of the following LDAP servers:

  • IBM Tivoli® Directory Server V5.2
  • Lotus® Domino® Enterprise Server V6.5.x
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ Active Directory 2000

For more information about WebSphere® Portal, including how this powerful product can be used in addition to its use with IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, visit

To learn more about Workplace Services Express, visit

Software requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4

For more information about WebSphere Portal, including how this powerful product can be used in addition to its use with IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, visit

To learn more about Workplace Services Express, visit

Planning information

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

Packaging: Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Team Edition will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Team Edition media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Team Edition Product CDs
  • Soft copy product documentation including README files are included on the product CDs
  • The LI form number for Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Team Edition is L-JDIS-6GWRJE

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition Product CDs
  • Soft copy product documentation, with README files, — Included on the product CDs
  • The LI form number, L-JDIS-6GWT3H, for Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition

Security, auditability, and control

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
title                   Product group     Product category
 
IBM Workplace           IBM Workplace     WkPlc Business
 Business Strategy                         Strategy Execution
 Execution Enterprise
 Edition
IBM Workplace           IBM Workplace     WkPlc Business
 Business Strategy                         Strategy Execution
 Execution Team
 Edition
 
                                          Charge unit
Program name            PID number        description
 
IBM Workplace           5724-N26          Processors
 Business Strategy
 Execution Enterprise
 Edition
IBM Workplace           5724-N27          20 Users
 Business Strategy
 Execution Team
 Edition

Charge metrics definitions

Processor

In Full Capacity charging — Proof of entitlements (PoEs) must be acquired for all activated "processors" (available for use) that are on the server where the Program or a component of the program is run.

  1. If there are program components included in the offering whose function is not to be included in the charge metric, these must be listed in the program-unique terms of the License Information.
  2. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  3. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. Unless otherwise announced, with multicore technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  4. In the zSeries® Integrated Facility for Linux™ (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor."
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.

20 users

Registered User: A Registered User also known as a named user (user) is an individual, machine, program, or device with a specific identity (ID) within or outside your enterprise which is recorded in a registry (table, directory, and so on.

A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) is required for each 20 users accessing the program or any program component either directly or indirectly through any means on behalf of the users. An example of "indirect" access would be through a multiplexing program, device, or application server.

The program can be accessed by multiple users provided that a user authorization has been obtained for each 20 users.

  1. Access to the program is restricted to users recorded in the registry.
  2. Users have a unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
  3. When multiple, unique registries exist, the registries will be additive for charging purposes even if a specific ID exists in both registries.
  4. An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single User.

Passport Advantage program licenses

                                                  Part
Description                                       number
 
Workplace for Business Strategy Execution (WBSE)
Enterprise Edition
 
WBSE Enterprise Edition Proc                      D56U6LL
 Processor(s) License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Mont
WBSE Enterprise Edition Proc                      E02BWLL
 Processor(s) SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
WBSE Enterprise Edition Proc                      D56U7LL
 Processor(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12
 
Workplace for Business Strategy Execution
Team Edition
 
WBSE Team Edition User 20 Users                   D56U8LL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
WBSE Team Edition User 20 Users                   E02BXLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WBSE Team Edition User 20 Users                   D56U9LL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                  Part
Description                                       number
 
WBSE Enterprise Edition Proc
 V1.0.0
Media Pack English International                  BU01JIE
 Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
 CD ROM Digital Disk -- ISO
 9660 Standard V1.0.0
WBSE Team Edition User V1.0.0
Media Pack English International  BU01KIE
 Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
 CD ROM Digital Disk -- ISO
 9660 Standard V1.0.0

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.

WBSE Team Edition User V1.0.0

Entitled maintenance     Media packs             Part
offerings description    description             number
 
Workplace for            WBSE Team Edition       BU01KIE
 Business Strategy        User English
 Execution Team           International Windows
 Edition User             2000, Windows Server
                          2003 CD ROM Digital
                          Disk — ISO 9660
                          Standard

WBSE Enterprise Edition Proc V1.0.0

Entitled maintenance     Media packs             Part
offerings description    description             number
 
Workplc Business         WBSE Enterprise         BU01JIE
 Strategy Execution       Edition Proc English
 Enterprise Ed            International Windows
 Processor                2000, Windows Server
                          2003 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. 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.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License information form numbers

                         Program
Program name             number        Form number
 
Workplace for            5724-N26      L-JDIS-6GWT3H
 Business Strategy
 Execution EE
Workplace for            5724-N27      L-JDIS-6GWRJE
 Business Strategy
 Execution TE

On or near the planned availability date, the License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQ?s, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, 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.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term 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

Software maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to 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, if 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, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

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. The news page 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 may result in 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.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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. 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

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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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:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
iSeries and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Tivoli, Domino, Lotus, WebSphere, zSeries, and eServer 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 and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
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