IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-445
December 12, 2000
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Provides Fast Access to All Types of Data
At a Glance
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
IBM CommonStore for SAP, a certified e-business solution for SAP, enables you to electronically archive, manage, and distribute SAP data. With CommonStore, you can trim the size of your databases and access SAP data at the click of a button instead of searching through paper files and microfiche. You can even store data from other applications, and expand your solution to an enterprise document management system. CommonStore makes business documents available to every user everywhere in the network within seconds. By Internet, even worldwide. This capability improves customer satisfaction, reduces work cycle times, and improves overall productivity.
CommonStore for SAP can provide many users basic or complete archive support for SAP R/3 using Tivoli® Storage Manager as the storage repository, where the scope of access is from SAP only. This is a highly cost-effective method to get started with SAP archiving.
The basic CommonStore solution can be extended with Content Manager and/or Content Manager OnDemand where there are requirements for:
These products are seamlessly integrated to extend the basic solution at a later time when requirements dictate additional enterprise function. The modularity of the IBM solution provides a means to add and achieve necessary function as it is required.
A Content Manager CommonStore for SAP solution consists of the following:
The basic CommonStore solution can be extended with the use of:
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP is the perfect solution for:
With CommonStore for SAP, mission-critical business documents can be archived, managed, and distributed throughout the enterprise in electronic form. Instead of searching in conventional file cabinets, SAP users can access required information at the click of a button. Business processes can be improved using online documents, and electronic workflow management allows for the automation of routine tasks and document distribution. Forms management can be integrated with the use of the CommonStore archive.
CommonStore for SAP uses the leading storage management technology of Tivoli Storage Manager to support archiving of SAP R/3 data. Regular archiving of old and unneeded data from SAP R/3 is recommended to maintain optimum online performance in using SAP and to minimize time required for database backup and recovery. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager support can also be used to manage all SAP documents that will be accessed from SAP R/3. IBM Tivoli Data Protection is a companion product for the management of backup and recovery of SAP R/3 databases.
CommonStore for SAP can be integrated with Content Manager or Content Manager OnDemand to provide an enterprise solution that covers all areas of data and document archiving for SAP R/3 and other enterprise applications. CommonStore for SAP allows enterprises to store their mission-critical information assets on optical jukeboxes or tape robots, and makes them accessible for the SAP R/3 users at the click of a button.
CommonStore for SAP seamlessly integrates Tivoli Storage Manager, Content Manager, and Content Manager OnDemand with SAP R/3 using the defined SAP ArchiveLink interface. CommonStore has been certified by SAP AG as a complementary software product, and it supports all types of data and documents defined in the SAP ArchiveLink specification:
Moving old, inactive data from the operational database to an external archive for occasional retrieval and long-term storage is an SAP recommended method to trim the size of the R/3 database. Using CommonStore, archived data and documents can be accessed directly via SAP R/3 at any time without having to switch the application or system.
In conjunction with Content Manager or Content Manager OnDemand, CommonStore is the ideal solution for SAP data and document archiving where access is required for non-SAP users and for the management of enterprise data and documents in addition to SAP R/3. This integrated solution can become the base for an enterprise-wide document management solution. The CommonStore archive for SAP documents can be accessed via SAP R/3 as well as via the Content Manager or Content Manager OnDemand clients or any other integrated application, such as Enterprise Information Portal for Multiplatforms, Lotus Notes®, and Web browsers, thus making the system available to any user in the company.
Summary of Product Features and Benefits for IT Managers and Administrators, SAP Project Managers and Administrators, and Marketing Personnel
CommonStore for SAP:
Further information about IBM CommonStore can be obtained from:
This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.
This program is EuroReady.
For more information on the implications of the euro, visit the IBM euro Web site at:
EuroReady Products: IBM considers an IBM product to be EuroReady if the product, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, is capable of correctly processing monetary data in the euro denomination and of respecting the euro currency formatting conventions (including the euro sign). This assumes that all other products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) that are used with this product are also EuroReady. IBM hardware products that are EuroReady may or may not have an engraved euro sign key on their keyboards.
Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.
IBM Hardware Ready: IBM supplies certain IBM products that include third-party software (preloaded or not) and/or third-party attached hardware. In these instances IBM is not in a position to assert that these third-party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.
Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware Ready.
and can clearly demonstrate this by:
The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the solution specification as described in the contracts document.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
No hardcopy publication are shipped with IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V7.1.
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V7.1 manuals are offered in PDF and PostScript format, can be viewed and printed, and are shipped on the IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V7.1 CD-ROM, which is part of the basic machine-readable materials. The IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V7.1 publications are available on the Web at:
You will need a user ID and password to access the publications. You can obtain the user ID and password from your Content Management Worldwide Sales and Sales Support Representative.
Softcopy publications include:
Specified Operating Environment
For Windows NT or Windows 2000:
For implementations where scanning is required, a scan workstation is needed:
For Windows NT or Windows 2000:
For implementations where scanning is required, a scan workstation is needed:
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by Content Manager Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Content Manager Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Softcopy publications include:
Security, Auditability, and Control
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V7.1 uses 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.
The server license for IBM CommonStore for SAP allows for use with a single SAP installation. If you wish to use CommonStore with multiple SAP installations, then you must purchase additional Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs).
Explanation: An SAP installation consists of one production system and usually up to two (three) further SAP systems (for example, for test, integration) that are identified by a common, unique "SAP installation number." The installation number is provided by SAP together with the customer's SAP license and can be obtained through the SAP client program (SAPGUI). Eventually there is also an SAP education system (IDES) associated with the same SAP installation number. Test, integration, and education systems therefore don't require extra CommonStore server licenses. Since each SAP system, for example, the productive system, can in turn consist of multiple servers (one database server, one or more application servers), the licensing of CommonStore is not bound to the number of hardware components (SAP server systems). A 1 User PoE authorizes you to register one additional user to access the CommonStore for SAP server.
A license for the Content Manager CommonStore for SAP User is required for each end user who will store or retrieve SAP data archive files and/or SAP documents (incoming documents such as faxes and scanned images, reports/print lists, outgoing documents, external documents and desktop objects associated with or linked to SAP transactions and business objects, and documents stored in the SAP Document Management System). The charge for the CommonStore User is based on an install basis for each SAP end user who will access the archive; this includes image scanning workstations and servers.
If you are ordering through Passport Advantage:
You should order the appropriate number of: License, License and Subscription, License, Subscription and Support, or Support part numbers that meet your requirements.
Media Packs and Doc Packs must be ordered separately from Program licensing to receive shipment of the appropriate program media and documentation.
If you are ordering outside of the Passport Advantage program, order one or more of the following to meet your requirements:
Part Description Number IBM Content Manager 13P0443 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 with 1 Svr Install Program Package English PoEs IBM Content Manager 13P0445 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 User PoE IBM Content Manager 13P0447 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Install PoE Media and Doc Packs IBM Content Manager BF6HRNA CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Media Package English Upgrades IBM Content Manager 13P0444 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 with 1 Svr Install Upgrade Program Package IBM Content Manager 13P0446 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 User PoE Upgrade IBM Content Manager 13P0448 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Install PoE Upgrade
Part Description Number Media and Documentation Packs Content Manager CommonStore BF6HRNA for SAP V7.1 Media Package English Content Manager CommonStore BF7RLJA for SAP V7.1 Media Package Multilingual IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP -- Server Volume Purchase Option VPO Instl CommonStore for D37FFML SAP Install VPO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37FGML for SAP Install 1 Year Part Description Number VPO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37FHML for SAP Install 2 Years VPO SW Sub Rnwl CommonStore E17FIML for SAP for SAP Install VPO SW Sub CommonStore D37ESML for SAP for SAP Install 1 Yr VPO SW Sub CommonStore D37FKML for SAP for SAP Install 2 Yrs Contract Option CO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37FLML for SAP Install 1st Ann CO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37FNML for SAP Install 2nd Ann CO SW Sub Rnwl CommonStore E17FQML for SAP for SAP Install CO SW Sub CommonStore D37ERML for SAP for SAP Inst 1st Anniv CO SW Sub CommonStore D37FTML for SAP for SAP Inst 2nd Anniv CO Supt CommonStore AQ7ETML for SAP for SAP Inst 1st Anniv CO Supt Rnwl CommonStore E17HGML for SAP for SAP Install CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt D37HJML CommonStore for SAP Inst 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub/Supt D37HLML CommonStore for SAP Inst 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt CommonStore D37HQML for SAP Install 1st Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt Rnwl D37HUML CommonStore for SAP Install for SAP Install IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP -- Client Volume Purchase Option VPO Instl CommonStore D37SAML for SAP Client VPO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37SCML for SAP Client 1 Year VPO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37SFML for SAP Client 2 Years VPO SW Sub Rnwl CommonStore E17SLML for SAP Client VPO SW Sub CommonStore D37SSML for SAP Client 1 Year VPO SW Sub CommonStore D37STML for SAP Client 2 Years Contract Option CO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37SUML for SAP Client 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub CommonStore D37SVML for SAP Client 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl CommonStore E17T0ML for SAP Client CO SW Sub CommonStore D37T3ML for SAP Client 1st Anniv CO SW Sub CommonStore D37T4ML for SAP Client 2nd Anniv
Terms and Conditions
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.
Part One-Time Description Number Charge IBM Content Manager 13P0443 $24,000 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 with 1 Svr Install Program Package English IBM Content Manager 20P4505 24,000 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 with 1 Svr Install Program Package Multilingual PoEs IBM Content Manager 13P0445 195 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 User PoE IBM Content Manager 13P0447 23,990 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Install PoE Part One-Time Description Number Charge Upgrades IBM Content Manager 13P0444 $14,400 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Program Package with 1 Svr Install Upgrade English IBM Content Manager 20P4506 14,400 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Program Package with 1 Svr Install Upgrade Multilingual IBM Content Manager 13P0446 117 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 User PoE Upgrade IBM Content Manager 13P0448 14,390 CommonStore for SAP V7.1 Install PoE Upgrade
Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web site at:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.