IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition V2.6 helps companies achieve business objectives

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-218
September 5, 2006

 

 ENUS206-218.PDF (57KB)

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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 Statement of direction TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition V2.6:

  • Helps to ensure your work aligns with corporate goals
  • Helps improve management and execution of business objectives
  • Has faster time to value
  • Has more flexibility
  • Has broader connectivity to data sources
  • Is easier to customize
  • Includes IBM Workplace Dashboard Framework V2.6.5
  • Includes IBM WebSphere Portal Extend

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition V2.6 helps make organizations more agile and responsive to change, and better able to achieve performance objectives by:

  • Translating company strategy into specifics for execution
  • Cascading, interlocking, and linking objectives
  • Supporting real time management of interactions, metrics, and dependencies
  • Aiding rapid resolution of existing and projected gaps in plans
  • Providing a dynamic change management system to quickly push, reach agreement, and implement modified objectives
  • Including tools to rapidly build and link composite, role-based dashboards

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, V2.6, includes a full license entitlement to IBM WebSphere® Portal Extend and IBM Workplace Dashboard Framework V2.6.5, as well as many new usability and connectivity features. These features provide significant improvements in flexibility and time to value, broader connectivity to data sources, and easier customization.

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution and Workplace Dashboard Framework provide scorecards and dashboards to help organizations track, communicate, and align performance objectives through a personalized, role-based user experience.

Combining IBM expertise in collaboration and Portal technology, this tool helps automate and streamline strategy management. Users can easily assemble dashboards that can access a range of systems or information. Collaborative tools provide clear line of site and communication to resolve performance gaps.

This Enterprise Edition bundle includes a full entitlement to IBM WebSphere Portal Extend, IBM's market leading middleware platform, as well as IBM Workplace Dashboard Framework V2.6.5.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 6, 2006: Electronic software delivery — English
  • November 1, 2006: Electronic software delivery — National Language versions
  • November 30, 2006: Media and documentation

 
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Description

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? And is the company leadership providing the organization the tools to more help effectively achieve the critical business objectives?

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition V2.6 is meant to address these issues and more. With this release, IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition makes it simple to align employees to the organizational objectives that are the most important. It helps increase visibility across functions to help better predict, prevent, and resolve issues. It also helps provide employees with strategic context around the operational data that they use to do their jobs every day.

Highlights

  • Faster time to value
    • This release includes IBM Workplace Dashboard framework, an intuitive tool to rapidly create custom dashboards without requiring deep java skills
    • Usability enhancements make it easier and faster to define and align objectives between multiple users
  • Flexibility
    • Easier support for organization changes, and changes independent of the corporate directly
    • Templates and support for a broader range of data and objective types
    • More granular access control
  • Broader connectivity to data sources
    • Through Turnkey XML integration with IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory
    • Streamlined scorecard data import/export
    • Click2Action support between the scorecard and portlets
    • Secure Web services interfaces
  • Easier to customize
    • Exposed interfaces and better integration with skins
    • Flexible mini scorecard portlet that lets users see a condensed view on other pages
    • Better integration with preferred skins

This Enterprise Edition bundle includes a full entitlement to WebSphere Portal Extend, IBM's market leading middleware platform.

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition V2.6 also includes a full license entitlement to IBM Workplace Dashboard Framework V2.6.5 to allow for robust dashboard creation. Too often, complex organizations, processes, and infrastructure make it difficult for business decision makers to effectively manage the communication and execution of the corporate strategy. IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution helps meet these challenges. Specifically, it helps:

  • Make sure every employee understands the strategy and how what they do contributes to success
  • Ensure organizational alignment and focus by cascading and interlocking on objectives and targets
  • Visualize status of objectives and respond to exceptions through intuitive status maps
  • Speed response to threats or opportunities by providing accurate status and integrated collaboration tools
  • Receive real-time monitoring of internal and external dependencies or changes
  • Use intuitive navigation through Scorecards and Dashboards with drill down and roll-up capabilities to monitor progress and risk
  • Provide broader access to critical business information, with lower implementation costs
  • Support rapid creation of reusable dashboard portlets without requiring deep java programming skills, via its intuitive user interface

Potential bottom line benefits include improved productivity in meeting objectives, timely visibility to potential performance gaps, and speed in responding to gaps. IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution adds significant new user capabilities to the world's 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 threats or opportunities.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution EE is capable as of November 30, 2006, 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) can be requested via IBM's Web site


 
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Statement of direction

IBM continues to demonstrate its commitment to the growth of the Workplace family of products by leveraging IBM's technical innovations. We are providing and will continue to provide additional business value to the Workplace customer.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 205-298 , dated November 15, 2005.

Availability of national languages

Product
description   Language                     GA date
 
WBSE          Multilingual (Portuguese,    November 30, 2006
 Enterprise    French, Danish, Russian,
 Edition       Hebrew, Arabic, Korea,
 V2.6.0        Chinese -- Simplified,
               Spanish, Portuguese-
               Brazilian, German,
               Swedish, Japanese,
               Chinese -- Traditional,
               Hungarian, Norwegian
               Nynorsk, English, Greek,
               Turkish, Dutch, Czech,
               Italian, Finnish, Polish)

Trademarks

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

 
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Education support

IBM Software Services for Lotus® Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at

The following educational offerings are available as listed below:

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.

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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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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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 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 free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

License entitlements included with IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition V2.6 are:

  • IBM Workplace Dashboard Framework V2.6.5
  • IBM WebSphere® Portal Extend Multiplatform, V5.1.0.1 (1 CPU)
  • IBM Portlet Factory V6.0 (1 copy)
  • IBM Portlet Factory Designer V6.0 (1 user license)

Hardware requirements

Intel®-based systems

  • 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 Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, Enterprise Edition V2.6 and IBM WebSphere Portal Extend 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

For more information about IBM WebSphere Portal Extend, including how this powerful product can be used in addition to its use with IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, visit

Software requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4

For more information about IBM WebSphere Portal Extend, including how this powerful product can be used in addition to its use with IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution, visit

Supported Web browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with Macromedia Flash 7.0 support
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 with Macromedia Flash 7.0 support

Planning information

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: IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition Product CDs
  • Soft copy product documentation including README files are included on the product CDs

    The LI form number for IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution Enterprise Edition is L-JDIS-6R8QL4.

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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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.

IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) has extensive experience in helping organizations derive quantifiable business value from their Lotus software investment. ISSL 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 products based on specific customer needs

For more information, visit the following ISSL Web site

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 Workplace Business      IBM Workplace     WkPlc Business
 Strategy Execution                            Strategy
 Enterprise Edition                            Execution

                                    PID          Charge unit
Program name                        number       description
 
IBM Workplace Business Strategy     5724-N26     Value Unit
 Execution Enterprise Edition

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 proof of entitlement (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

Workplace for Business Strategy Execution EE

                                                     Part
Part description                                     number
 
IBM Workplace Business Strategy
 Execution Enterprise Edition
 
WBSE Enterprise Edition Value Unit                   D59KWLL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
WBSE Enterprise Edition Value Unit                   E031FLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
WBSE Enterprise Edition Value Unit SW                D59KXLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                     Part
Program name/description                             number
 
WBSE Enterprise Edition V2.6.0
Media Pack Multilingual (Portuguese, French,         BU02AML
 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) Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
 CD ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660 Standard V2.6.0

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.

WBSE Enterprise Edition V2.6.0

Entitled maintenance                                  Part
offerings description  Media packs description        number
 
Wrkplc for Business    WBSE Enterprise Edition        BU02AML
 Strategy Execution     Multilingual (Portuguese,
 Entrprs Ed Value       French, Danish, Russian,
 Unit                   Hebrew, Arabic, Korean,
                        Chinese -- Simplified,
                        Spanish, Portuguese-
                        Brazilian, German, Swedish,
                        Japanese, Chinese --
                        Traditional, Hungarian,
                        Norwegian Nynorsk, English,
                        Greek, Turkish, Dutch,
                        Czech, Italian, Finnish,
                        Polish) Windows 2000,
                        Windows Server 2003 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 and License Information document. 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.

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
 
Workplace for Business         5724-N26        L-JDIS-6R8QL4
 Strategy Execution EE

On or near the planned availability date, the LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: 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 FAQ's, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

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

                                               Copy and
                                               use on
                                               home/portable
Product name                                   computer?
 
Workplace for Business Strategy Execution EE   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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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 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.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

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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).

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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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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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, Tivoli, Domino, eServer, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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