IBM WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server V6.0.2 offers enhanced performance and support for publishing to Linux platforms

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-239
September 26, 2006

 

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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 Software Services
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server lets you:

  • Understand and transform your business through superior business modeling, simulation, analysis, and collaboration capabilities
  • Achieve best-practices, business-model design through collaboration and consensus
  • Publish models to a Web-based environment for viewing and reviewing and commenting amongst multiple reviewers, and where final versions may be stored
  • Extend the annotator and viewer roles to users who do not have the Business Modeler installed
  • Post models to a secure server, which now includes the Linux™ platform, and authorized access is through a Web browser

For ordering, contact:

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

WebSphere® Business Modeler Publishing Server, an integral part of the WebSphere Business Modeler family of products, helps organizations fully visualize, comprehend, and document their business processes. Rapid results can be obtained through its collaboration capabilities, where subject matter experts can team to define business models that accurately represent their business.
 
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Key prerequisites

For information on the product prerequisites, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 29, 2006 — electronic delivery
  • October 27, 2006 — media delivery

 
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Description

WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server V6.0.2 provides the following new enhancements:

  • Ability to publish business processes created within WebSphere Business Modeler to the following servers hosted on the Linux on Intel® platforms (32-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise v4.0
    • SUSE Enterprise Server (SLES) 9.0
  • Performance enhancements to the following Publishing Server user actions
    • Opening draft or released projects
    • Opening draft or released model elements
    • Opening administration pages
  • New product documentation for administering the Draft and Released portals, which describes how to administer user access to projects; administer projects, elements, and comments; and administer users and groups
  • Ability to add an attachment at the same time that a comment is created, to simplify and expedite the experience for the user
  • Ability to display hyperlinks in published models as Web sites, to enable direct connectivity to the external destination site
  • National language translations for the following languages
    • Arabic
    • Brazilian Portuguese
    • Czech
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hebrew
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Spanish
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Turkish

More About WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server

WebSphere Business Modeler provides the capability to publish business processes created within WebSphere Business Modeler. Once published, authorized viewers can view and comment on the business processes using a standard Internet browser.

Publish the business process

WebSphere Business Modeler creates visual representations of business processes along with supporting information. The more accurate and detailed the information contained in WebSphere Business Modeler, the more accurate the analysis.

An important step in modeling the business processes is to validate the process and its data by making the business processes available so that subject matter experts and other interested parties can review them. WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server lets you use WebSphere Business Modeler to publish an entire business-process modeling project or just parts of it to a server. The subject matter experts and other reviewers can then view the process diagrams and their supporting information using a standard Internet browser. By more widely publishing business processes, you increase the likelihood of the model being accurate and reduce the risk of a subject-matter expert introducing information that is unique to that user.

A published business process can also serve as training tool for new employees. The business-process model presents new employees with a high-level view of their role in the company and clearly identify the tasks they are expected to perform. It can identify what the employees need to do in certain conditions, if the model has that level of detail.

In addition to just viewing business processes, authorized reviewers can use Publishing Server to comment on a diagram or on its supporting information. Because the comments are visible and other reviewers can respond to the comments, Publishing Server provides a forum for discussing and resolving differences of opinion on a business process. The comments and responses are tracked by originator and date/time at creation. These comments and responses can then be exported permitting the modeling team to update the model, making it more accurate.

WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server also allows authorized reviewers to post attachments such as Microsoft™ Word documents. The attachments let the reviewer provide the modeling team with additional information that they can use to update the business processes.

WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server has three major components:

  • Publisher
  • Publishing server
  • Client

Publisher

The publisher is a plug-in for Business Integration Modeler that takes modeling projects or selected elements from a modeling project and publishes them to the publishing server.

The publisher acts as a gateway to the publishing server. The user performing the role of publisher selects which projects or model elements to publish and which publishing server will host the published project. Projects or model elements can be published in an in-progress mode. An administrator can then publish the information into a released mode.

Information published in both modes is displayed with information contained in the advanced mode of WebSphere Business Modeler. This is beneficial when working with multiple versions of the business-process models because the correct level of information is shown to users at the right time.

Publishing server

The publishing server hosts published business modeling projects. The server consists of WebSphere Portal Server and a database. WebSphere Portal Server displays the business process information in four portal windows and an additional portal for displaying comments. The database stores the comments.

The publishing server also has an administration page that allows an authorized user to perform the administration role to define user access, edit and remove business processes, and edit and remove comments.

Client

The client is a standard Internet Explorer Internet browser with the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Viewer plug-in. The SVG Viewer enables you to zoom in and out of the process diagrams.

To access a published business-process model, the person performing the role of reviewer enters the model's Web site on the publishing server. Once the reviewer has logged onto the publishing server, the client displays the portals served by the server. The information displayed by the portals depends on what elements or buttons the reviewer has clicked in any of the portals.

When viewing published business-process models, you can select information either through the navigation portlet or the view portlet, once a process or element has been selected. Once a business-process model or model element is selected, you can view its associated attribute information as well as any comments or responses or add new comments and responses via the comments portlet. In addition you can associate additional read only documents or Web sites to model elements in the view portlets to help provide additional contextual information about the element.

For more information on WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server and other Modeler products, visit

Trademarks

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

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

Refer to the IBM training Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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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 packaged with WebSphere® Business Modeler Publishing Server. The documentation is translated into the national languages supported in V6.0.2.

The following information will be available:

  • Release notes
  • Installation and migration information
  • Administration information
  • Overview information
  • Troubleshooting information
  • Conceptual and task information on how to use each component or function of the product

 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

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Software requirements

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Planning information

Extended entitlement

IBM plans to protect customers' investments and does not expect current customers to migrate immediately from currently entitled products to WebSphere Business Modeler V6. In order to facilitate the extended migration periods that some customers may require, IBM is offering extended entitlement.

Effective upon the date of electronic software delivery, customers with active subscription to eligible products can activate extended entitlement to WebSphere Business Modeler. For information on extended entitlement activation, eligible products and their equivalent extended entitlement products, and general information about extended entitlement, visit

Customers should contact their IBM sales representatives for questions and additional assistance.

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: WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server consists of:

  • WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server — 1 CD-ROM
  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment — 2 CD-ROMs
  • WebSphere Portal — 3 CD-ROMs
  • Tivoli® Directory Server — 2 CD-ROMs
  • Lotus® Domino® Server — 2 CD-ROMs

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Modeler products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware and 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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Software Services

IBM Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a software services sales specialist, visit

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit


 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

                                                 Product
Licensed function title          Product group   category
 
IBM WebSphere Business Modeler   App             App
 Publishing Server                Integration     Integration
                                  Middleware      Middleware
                                  Other           Other
 
 
Program name                     PID             Charge unit
                                 number          description
 
IBM WebSphere Business Modeler   5724-M23        Value Unit
 Publishing Server

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a proof of entitlement (POE) for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor (commonly called a "CPU" or "core") is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and/or logic unit. With multi-core technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

With full capacity licensing, a POE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processors on the server available to the program or a component of the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server

                                                      Part
Part description                                      number
 
IBM WebSphere Business Modeler
 Publishing Server
IBM WebSphere Bus Modeler                             E02A0LL
 Publishing Svr Value Unit Annual
 SW Maint Rnwl
IBM WebSphere Business Modeler                        D56LALL
 Publishing Svr Value Unit Lic+SW
 Maint 12 Mo
IBM WebSphere Business Modeler                        D56LCLL
 Publishing Svr Value Unit SW
 REINSTATE 12 MO

Passport Advantage supply

                                                      Part
Program name/description                              number
 
WS Bus Modeler Publishing Sv V6.0.2
Media Pack Multilingual(French, Russian, Hebrew,      AF0B6ML
 Arabic, Korean, Chinese — Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Chinese —
 Traditional, Hungarian, English US, Greek, Turkish,
 Czech, Italian, Polish) Windows™ 2000, Windows XP,
 Windows Server 2003 CD ROM Digital Disk —
 ISO 9660 Standard V6.0.2

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 Modeler Publishing Server

Entitled maintenance     Media packs                  Part
offerings description    description                  number
 
WebSphere Business       WebSphere Business           AF0B6ML
 Modeler Publishing       Modeler Publishing
 Server                   Server Multilingual
                          Windows 2000, Windows
                          2003,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.

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. 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.

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
 
IBM WebSphere Business Modeler     5724-M23   L-WBID-6SCQRS
 Publishing Server

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: 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 FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only 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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner pricing information. An ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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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