IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2 — gather and monitor information about controls in a more consistent and organized manner

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-048
March 30, 2004

 ENUS204-048.PDF (33KB)

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At a glance Publications
Overview Technical information
Key prerequisites Ordering information
Planned availability dates Terms and conditions
Description IBM Electronic Services
Education support Prices
Offering information  
 
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At a glance

IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2 provides a technology solution to support internal business controls and reporting to help companies in their efforts to address the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. For CEO's and CFO's, compliance with these new reporting procedures is not a matter of choice — it is a cost of doing business.
 
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Overview

IBM, with advice from KPMG, designed IBM Lotus® Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2 to help companies manage processes, controls, and information that may be useful in complying with the internal-control reporting requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2:

  • Combines IBM's software with KPMG's knowledge of internal control to create an end to end solution
  • Is intended to provide a foundation for a company's financial reporting processes, and an organized approach to gather information, and to better assess the effectiveness of internal controls

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2 prerequisites.


 
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Planned availability dates

March 30, 2004: Electronic software delivery — Windows™ (English only)

April 26, 2004: Electronic software delivery — Windows and AIX® (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese)

April 18, 2004: Media and documentation — Windows (English only)

May 21, 2004: Media and documentation — Windows and AIX (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese)
 
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Description

IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting is a portal-based collaborative Web application designed to assist companies in their efforts to assess internal controls. Companies can now increase their focus on the management of disparate forms of information. Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting can assist companies to pro-actively share information with relevant participants in the reporting chain.

Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting provides a dynamic work environment in a single, scalable, reliable platform that can be easily deployed. The solution helps provide greater visibility into a company's internal controls and business processes to help respond more efficiently and effectively to new legislative requirements, now and in the future. Role-based access to disclosure controls documents, internal controls matrices, testing procedures and results, residing in a single repository, helps individuals to quickly identify issues and help mitigate risks. Capabilities are modular in approach and can be expanded, as required, to meet changing business needs.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting has the following accessibility characteristics.

  • Features for visually impaired users:
    • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen readers (Windows only)
    • Can be operated using only the keyboard
    • Allows the user to request more time to complete timed responses
    • Supports customization of display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
    • Communicates all information independently of color
    • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen magnifiers (Windows only)
    • Supports the attachment of alternative output devices
    • Provides documentation in an accessible format
  • Features for users with mobility impairments or limited hand use:
    • Can be operated using only the keyboard
    • Allows the user to request more time to complete timed responses
    • Supports the attachment of alternative input and output devices
  • Features for the deaf and hard of hearing users:
    • Supports alternatives to audio information
    • Supports adjustable volume control
  • For cognitively impaired users, the user can request more time to complete the activity
  • Does not flash the screen at rates that could induce epileptic seizures

IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2.0 is capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Trademarks

 
Lotus and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

The following educational offerings are available as listed below.

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM Learning Services Web sites

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information Web site at

and through the Passport Advantage® Web site at


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

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 USA). or customer number for 50 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.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS)

The PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center. The site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware server requirements

                                             Hardware
Server           Server purpose              minimum
 
1                IBM WebSphere(R)            - CPU: Dual 2.4
                  Portal Server                GHz P4 Intel(TM)
 
                                             - RAM: 2 GB
 
                                             - Disk: 60 GB
                                               configured for
                                               RAID 1
 
2                IBM Content                 - CPU: Dual 2.0
                  Manager Server               GHz P4
 
                                             - RAM: 2 GB
 
                                             - Disk: 2x18 GB
                                               configured for
                                               RAID 1 for OS
                                               and swap, 4x36
                                               GB configured
                                               for RAID 1 for
                                               database and
                                               object storage
 
3                Reporting Server            - CPU: P3 1 GHz
 
                                             - RAM: 512 MB
 
                                             - Disk: 1 GB free

Software requirements

Client requirements

  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 6.1 (Windows™)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2® (Windows)

Server software requirements: (The customer's servers must have these software prerequisites installed prior to installation of the software.)

  • IBM WebSphere Portal Server V5.0.2
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server with Service Pack 2, or 3
    • IBM AIX® V5.1 (modification level 3 or 4), V5.2
  • Directory and Reporting Engine Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000, or Windows NT™ 4.0 with Service Pack 6, or later
    • IBM AIX V5.1 (modification level 3 or 4), V5.2
  • IBM Content Management Server V8.2
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, or later
    • IBM AIX V4.3.3 (modification level 9), or later versions of AIX

Software server requirements

                 Server                     Operating system and
Server           purpose                    application software
 
1                IBM WebSphere              - Microsoft
                  Portal and                  Windows 2000
                  LDAP Server                 Server or
                                              Advanced Server
                                              with Service
                                              Pack 2, or 3
 
                                            - IBM AIX V5.1 (ML
                                              3 or 4), V5.2
 
                                            - IBM WebSphere
                                              Portal Server
                                              Extend V5.0.2
                                              with included
                                              WebSphere
                                              Application
                                              Server V5.0
 
                                            - IBM DB2(R) UDB EE
                                              V8.1 with
                                              fixpack 2,
                                              client only
 
2                IBM Content                - Windows 2000
                  Manager                     with Service
                  Server                      Pack 2
 
                                            - IBM AIX V4.3.3
                                              (modification
                                              level 9), or
                                              later versions
                                              of AIX
 
                                            - IBM Content
                                              Manager V8.2
 
                                            - IBM DB2 UDB EE
                                              V8.1 with
                                              fixpack 2, or
                                              later
 
                                            - IBM DB2
                                              Information
                                              Integrator for
                                              Content V8.2,
                                              installs as
                                              Enterprise
                                              Information
                                              Portal
 
                 Server                     Operating system and
Server           purpose                    application software
 
                                            - IBM WebSphere
                                              App Server
                                              V5.0.2 (actually
                                              V5.0 with
                                              fixpacks to
                                              V5.0.2) with
                                              included IBM
                                              HTTP Server and
                                              IBM JVM V1.3.1
 
                                            - License Use
                                              Management
                                              V6.4.4
 
                                            - Microsoft Visual
                                              C++ V6 or V7
                                              (Windows),
                                              Visual Age C++
                                              V5 (AIX)
 
3                Reporting                  - Crystal
                  Server                      Enterprise
 
                                            - Microsoft
                                              Windows 2000
                                              Server or
                                              Advanced Server
                                              with Service
                                              Pack 2, or 3
 
                                            - IBM AIX V5.1 (ML
                                              3 or 4), V5.2

Planning information

Direct customer support: Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products 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.

Packaging: IBM Lotus® Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2 will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD). It is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting V2 product CD
  • Prerequisite software CDs
  • Soft copy product documentation including README files are included on the product CDs

The LI form number is L-JDIS-5W9MGT.

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

Product information

Licensed                   Product                 Product
function title             group                   category
 
IBM Lotus                  Lotus                   IBM Lotus
 Workplace                  Workplace               Workplace
 for Business                                       for Business
 Controls and                                       Controls and
 Reporting                                          Reporting

IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting is priced on a 100 user basis.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
Bus Ctrls and Rpt PA per 100 User                        D53I4LL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
Bus Ctrls and Rpt PA per 100 User                        D53I5LL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement
 12 Months
Bus Ctrls and Rpt PA per 100 User                        E0177LL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
Media Pack English International                         BU006IE
 Windows 2000 CD-ROM Digital Disk
 -- ISO 9660 Standard V2.0.0
Media Pack Multilingual (English                         BU008ML
 International, French, Korean,
 Chinese - Simplified, Spanish,
 Brazilian Portuguese, German,
 Japanese, Chinese - Traditional,
 Italian) Windows 2000, AIX V5.x
 CD-ROM Digital Disk - ISO 9660
 Standard V2.0.0

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.

Business Controls and Reporting V2.0.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings               Media packs                      Part
description             description                      number
 
Lotus Bus               Bus Ctrls and Rpt                BU006IE
 Cntls Report            English International
 Tool 100 Usr            Windows 2000 CD-ROM
                         Digital Disk - ISO
                         9660 Standard
 
Entitled
maintenance
offerings               Media packs                      Part
description             description                      number
 
Lotus Bus               Bus Ctrls and Rpt                BU008ML
 Cntls Report            Multilingual (English
 Tool 100 Usr            International,
                         French, Korean,
                         Chinese - Simplified,
                         Spanish, Brazilian
                         Portuguese, German,
                         Japanese, Chinese -
                         Traditional, Italian)
                         Windows 2000, AIX
                         V5.x 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. Proofs of Entitlement (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.

License information form numbers

                               Program
Program name                   number              Form number
 
IBM Lotus Workplace            5724-I30            L-JDIS-5W9MGT
 for BC & Reporting

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, 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. This 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 Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products 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 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 that is available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides you assistance for your (1) routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and (2) 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 (1) the design and development of applications, (2) your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment or (3) failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

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

IBM operational support services — support line: No

iSeries™ software subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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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 on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive 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. By using the news page, it 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 maintains 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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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the Passport Advantage offering, visit the following Web site

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our 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 the Web at

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.

Trademarks

 
iSeries and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, WebSphere, SP2, AIX, DB2, and Lotus are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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