IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-135
June 11, 2002
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V8.1 Leverages All Forms of Digital Content
(Corrected on October 1, 2002)
Hardware Requirements and Ordering Information were revised.
At a Glance
With IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP, an integrated data archival, management, and distribution solution for SAP R/3, you can provide fast, convenient access to your business content while minimizing resource consumption.
Highlights of this new version:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
IBM Content Manager CommonStore is a certified SAP archive solution that boosts user productivity by providing SAP-integrated access to the documents that complement a SAP system. It harnesses the growth of the SAP database and manages the archived electronic documents linked to SAP objects. CommonStore is seamlessly integrated with the SAP Business Workflow. CommonStore for SAP V8.1 provides secure document archiving for users of SAP. The basic CommonStore solution with Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) can be alternately extended with Content Manager and/or Content Manager OnDemand, to provide the foundation for broader enterprise content management.
A Content Manager CommonStore for SAP solution consists of the following:
The basic CommonStore solution can be extended with the use of either:
Planned Availability Dates
IBM CommonStore for SAP is an e-business solution for data archiving and document management that helps SAP users run their business more efficiently and meet the challenge of today's marketplace by:
CommonStore for SAP 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. CommonStore improves the business processes in an SAP environment by allowing the access of archived documents directly from the SAPGUI.
CommonStore for SAP can be implemented with Content Manager 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 Content Manager and Content Manager OnDemand and Tivoli Storage Manager with SAP R/3 using the defined SAP ArchiveLink interface. It 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.
What's New in V8.1
For additional information on these products, visit the CommonStore home page at:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V8.1 publications are shipped in softcopy format.
Language IBM Content Manager CommonStore -- Server Installation and Users Guide English -- Client Installation and Users Guide English
Specified Operating Environment
The exact configuration you need to support your environment with satisfactory response time will vary depending on the size of the objects you are working with and other factors. Individual display response times vary depending on workstation speed, memory, size of objects, and network and server workload. Minimum recommended configurations listed below need to be evaluated and adjusted according to your unique requirements. Disk space recommendations below are for product installation and working space only. The actual hard disk required varies, depending on your installation. The most current and complete information on hardware and software requirements for the IBM Content Manager CommonStore, including additional server descriptions, is available in the support section at:
For UNIX® (AIX®, HP, Sun):
For Windows® 2000:
For IBM iSeries:
For Content Manager CommonStore Server:
Archive client software:
Archive server software:
The IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V8.1 includes the following:
Security, Auditability, and Control
IBM Content Manager CommonStore for SAP V8.1 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.
Charge Structure: Server, Registered User
All orders for this product are placed through Passport Advantage:
Content Manager CommonStore for SAP (CMCSSAP)
Program Server Installs
Your license to CMCSSAP entitles you to install one instance of the program server on one physical server or node. One CMCSSAP program server license authorizes you to access one SAP production system only (refer to below). To install additional program server instances on the same or on additional physical servers or nodes (to access one common or additional SAP production systems), you must acquire additional PoEs.
SAP Production System
A SAP installation consists of one production system and usually up to two or three other SAP systems (for example, for test and integration) that are identified by a common, unique SAP installation number. If, for example, a SAP installation does not consist of a production system but only a test and integration system, then one CMCSSAP program server license is required for each SAP installation environment. Since each SAP system (for example, the production system) can consist of multiple servers (one database server and one or more application servers), the licensing of CMCSSAP is not bound to the number of hardware components (SAP server systems).
You must acquire a CMCSSAP user authorization for each end user who will access the archive through a CMCSSAP program server to archive, restore, and/or retrieve either/or:
The total number of users may not exceed the number authorized by the applicable PoEs or authorized by each product authorization acquired under Passport Advantage. Otherwise, you must notify IBM or its reseller as stated in the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).
Part Program Name/Description Number IBM Content Manager CommonStore BF00JML for SAP V8.1 Media Pack Multilingual
Passport Advantage Media Packs
Part Program Name/Description Number IBM Content Manager CommonStore BF00JML for SAP V8.1 Media Pack Multilingual Passport Advantage Content Manager CommonStore for D5BRRLL SAP Install LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV Content Manager CommonStore for D5BRSLL SAP Install LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV Content Manager CommonStore for E1BRTLL SAP Install SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV Part Program Name/Description Number Content Manager CommonStore for D5BRULL SAP Install SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV Content Manager CommonStore for D5BRZLL SAP Client LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV Content Manager CommonStore for D5BS0LL SAP Client LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV Content Manager CommonStore for E1BS1LL SAP Client SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV Content Manager CommonStore for D5BS2LL SAP Client SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Entitled Maintenance Offerings Description Content Manager CommonStore for SAP
Media Packs Part Description Number IBM Content Manager CommonStore BF00JML for SAP V8.1 Media Pack Multilingual
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. 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.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it for a refund within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Yes, through the Passport Advantage Web site at:
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the product announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the Coverage Period, the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The Coverage Period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your:
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. Consult your IBM Software Support Guide for further details:
Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:
For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.