IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 helps companies achieve business objectivesIBM United States Software Announcement 207-071
April 17, 2007
|At a glance|
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 is a performance dashboard solution.
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Every organization aspires to great performance. IBM Lotus® ActiveInsight V6.0 offers a solution that interconnects people, processes, systems, and technology to help an organization achieve its business objectives. It can help your workforce understand performance objectives in concrete terms, focus on what is important to the company, be current on status and risks, and actively identify and act upon potential issues before they occur.
Lotus ActiveInsight is an innovative solution to help you manage your goals and objectives. It provides the ability to help speed the creation of standards-based active scorecards and dashboards. It allows business users to understand their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), assign accountability, monitor progress, and accelerate exception resolution. Lotus ActiveInsight provides these capabilities in a flexible, robust platform that leverages an open services oriented architecture to help you get the most of your current and future investments.
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight provides the tools to help make your business more agile and responsive to change, and can help you achieve your business objectives.
- Drive alignment around a common, visible set of performance goals
- Automate today's manual or resource-intensive processes with personalized, graphical user interface tailored to each job role
- Access performance information wherever it resides with integrated, real-time views using an open services oriented architecture
- Take action with intuitive views that enable proactive response to issues via the rich collaboration and workflow integration of IBM WebSphere® Portal
- Help dramatically cut the time, cost, and skills required to build performance dashboards using rapid assembly tools
Lotus ActiveInsight provides tools to build personalized performance dashboards assembled in a
context that makes the most sense for a particular user's role. Its integrated collaboration lets
you take action on issues directly from the dashboard. An intuitive user interface lets you rapidly
create and reuse these dashboard components without the need for deep Java programming
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|Planned availability dates|
- April 17, 2007: Electronic software delivery
- April 30, 2007: Media and documentation
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How often do you hear that a company had the right strategy but failed to properly execute? How many employees in a company can accurately identify the most important strategic objectives that the organization is pursuing, and relate what they do every day to helping achieve those objectives? Can management be sure that divisions are properly aligned, and gauge the impact of potential failures across divisional silos? Do employees have the ability to customize information based on their goals and objectives to properly analyze a situation and take action? Is company leadership providing the tools that the organization requires to achieve its business objectives effectively?
Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 offers a solution that interconnects people, processes, systems, and technology to help an organization achieve their business objectives. It can help your workforce understand performance objectives in concrete terms, focus on what is important to the company, be current on status and risks, and actively identify and act upon potential issues before they occur.
Better insight into performance
- Real-time, customized views of performance data and metrics through active dashboards
- Intuitive, actionable scorecards showing the status of objectives and KPIs
- Ability to view organizational dependencies and key trends
- Easy support for organizational changes and changes independent of the corporate directory
Rapid time to value
- Innovative dashboard capabilities provide tools to rapidly create custom dashboards without requiring deep Java skills
- Intuitive usability features make it easy to define and align objectives between multiple users
Broad connectivity to data sources
- Click2Action support between scorecard and portlets
- Security-rich Web services interfaces
- Turnkey XML integration with WebSphere Portlet Factory
- Streamlined scorecard data import and export
Easy to customize
- Granular access control
- Enhanced webcharts builders, table customizers
- Robust sample application and tutorials to get you started quickly
- Flexible mini scorecard portlet that lets users see a condensed view on other pages
Potential bottom line benefits include improved productivity in meeting objectives, timely visibility to potential performance gaps, and speed in responding to gaps. IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 adds significant new user capabilities to its leading portal, collaboration, and application integration technologies in a single, intuitive product that enables companies to define and communicate objectives, track, monitor, and project progress towards those objectives by assigning KPIs and metrics, and manage change to respond to opportunities.
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight is capable as of April 30, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at
IPLA and subscription and support considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.
Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product
license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the
country in which the agreement is made.
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|Statement of direction|
IBM plans to continue creating dashboard-based solutions such as Lotus ActiveInsight that enhance the value of WebSphere Portal. In addition, you can expect to see this composite application environment work with other platforms, such as IBM Lotus Notes® V8.0 and mobile clients.
All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal
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|Availability of national languages|
General Product description Language availability date IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Multilingual April 30, 2007 V6.0.0 (Portuguese, French, Danish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese Traditional, Hungarian, Norwegian Nynorsk, English, Greek, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Italian, Finnish, Polish) Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed Multilingual April 30, 2007 V6.0.0 (Portuguese, French, Danish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese Traditional, Hungarian, Norwegian Nynorsk, English, Greek, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Italian, Finnish, Polish)
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site
Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Education support will be provided for the products in this announcement.
IBM Software Services for Lotus® Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site
Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site
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No publications are shipped with this product.
The IBM Publications Center
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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.
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The following describes the prerequisites for the following installation options.
IBM Lotus Active Insight V6.0
- IBM WebSphere® Portal Extend V5.1.0.x or IBM WebSphere Portal V6.0.0.x
- IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory V6.0.x
Specified operating environment
- 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 IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 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
- IBM Tivoli Directory Server V5.1
- IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Server V6.5.x
- Microsoft Windows Active Directory 2000
Server operating systems
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Service Pack 4
- AIX V5.3
- SUSE Linux 9.x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Release 4
In addition, the dashboard framework component also supports Sun Solaris 10 (latest patch) as a run time platform.
Supported Web browsers
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0 with Macromedia Flash 7.0 support (supported with Sun JRE 1.4.2 or with Microsoft JVM 1.1)
- Mozilla Firefox 188.8.131.52 with Macromedia Flash 7.0 support (supported with Sun JRE 1.4.2 or with Microsoft JVM 1.1)
User group requirements addressed: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.
Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 media package is distributed in one package with the following:
- IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 product CDs.
- Soft copy product documentation, including README files, are included on the product CDs.
- The License Information form number for IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0 is L-TRRJ-6XDSB9.
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
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IBM Software Services for Lotus has extensive experience in helping organizations derive quantifiable business value from their Lotus software investment. IBM Software Services for Lotus can evaluate your environment and provide recommendations to help mitigate risks, speed deployment, and accelerate returns by:
- Assisting customers in moving from tangible proof points to full scale deployments
- Integrating products into a customer's existing environment
- Creating and customizing solutions based on specific customer needs
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Product Licensed function title Product group category IBM Lotus ActiveInsight IBM Workplace IBM Lotus ActiveInsight IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team IBM Workplace IBM Lotus Edition ActiveInsight PID Charge unit Program name number description IBM Lotus ActiveInsight 5724-S28 SubCapacity Value Unit IBM Lotus ActiveInsight 5724-S28 Value Unit IBM Lotus ActiveInsight 5724-S28 Processor Day IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition 5724-S28 20 Authorized Users
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Processor (Value Unit)
A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the Value Unit table on the following Web site
With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.
Sub-capacity processor (Value Unit)
For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for sub-capacity terms or the program's license information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.
20 authorized users
An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside Your enterprise. A PoE must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the Program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.
A 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.
- Access to the program is restricted to users recorded in the registry.
- Users have a unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
- When multiple, unique registries exist, the registries will be additive for charging purposes even if a specific ID exists in both registries.
- An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single User.
Passport Advantage program licenses
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight
Part description Part number IBM Lotus ActiveInsight IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Value D6135LL Unit License & SW Maintenance 12 Months IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Value D60BKLL Unit License & SW Maintenance 12 Months IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Value E03FLLL Unit SW Maintenance Annual Renewal IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Value D60BLLL Unit SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed 20 D60BALL Authorized Users License & SW Maintenance 1 Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed 20 E03FCLL Authorized Users SW Maintenance Annual Rene Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed 20 D60BBLL Authorized Users SW Maintenance Reinstatement
Passport Advantage supply
Part Program name/description number IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0.0 IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Windows 2000, SUSE Linux BU02PML family, Windows Server 2003 Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed V6.0.0 Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed Windows 2000, SUSE Linux BU02RML family, Windows Server
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.
Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition V6.0.0
Entitled maintenance Part offerings description Media packs description number IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Lotus ActiveInsight Team BU02RML Team Edition 20 Authorized Ed Windows 2000, SUSE Linux Users family, Windows Server
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.0.0
Entitled maintenance Part offerings description Media packs description number IBM Lotus ActiveInsight IBM Lotus ActiveInsight BU02PML Sub Capacity Value Unit Windows 2000, SUSE Linux family,Windows Server 2003 IBM Lotus ActiveInsight IBM Lotus ActiveInsight BU02PML Value Unit Windows 2000, SUSE Linux family, Windows Server 2003
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight
Part number Part description D60VTLL IBM Lotus ActiveInsight SubCapacity Value Unit License & SW Maintenance 12 E03R5LL IBM Lotus ActiveInsight SubCapacity Value Unit SW Maintenance Annual Renew D60VRLL IBM Lotus ActiveInsight SubCapacity Value Unit SW Maintenance Reinstatement
Sub capacity for selected middleware products
Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Compliance Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.
More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site
Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing
To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.
For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.
Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a Primary Business Contact is established for their contracts.
For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements and reporting refer to Software Announcement 205-093 , dated April 19, 2005.
If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process). You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.
IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at
Publication Form Planning, Installation, and SC32-1431 Configuration Administration SC32-1430 Problem Determination SC32-9102 Data Dictionary SC32-1432 Release Notes SC32-1429
For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to
The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.
On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD0
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight
Part Part description number IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Processor Day Per Use-Day, On D60VXLL Off Capacity on demand
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. 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 number
Program Program name number Form number IBM Lotus ActiveInsight 5724-S28 L-TRRJ-6XDSB9
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
Limited warranty applies: Yes
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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 Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
- For programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.
Copy and use on home/portable computer: No
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Passport Advantage applies
Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at
This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require Customer signatures:
IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
Software Maintenance: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.
IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license 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, 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, 7 days a week. 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 the applicable agreements.
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Volume orders (IVO): No
iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No
Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the
corresponding hardware, and the required contract Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries
Temporary Capacity On Demand Software must be signed prior to use.
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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.
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qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a
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