IBM Information Server and IBM WebSphere QualityStage modules enhance global postal addresses and help improve SAP data quality

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-035
February 27, 2007

 

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TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
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At a glance

IBM Information Server and WebSphere QualityStage modules are designed to help you maintain a competitive edge with outstanding data quality in your customer and business partner information.

  • Industry-leading worldwide and exclusive regional address verification and enrichment solution modules provide address cleansing down to the city and street level.
  • Certified data quality integration for the SAP Business Address Services (BAS) DES — Duplicate Check, Error-Tolerant Search — provides extensible search and match capabilities to SAP customers. This interface ensures seamless support for SAP R/3, mySAP™, and SAP ECC (ERP Central Component) customers.

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Overview

IBM Information Server and WebSphere® QualityStage modules enable you to standardize, cleanse, and validate global address information and also enable data quality for SAP implementations.

  • IBM WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES 8.0 standardizes, verifies, and corrects extensive multinational address data against postal reference files for better data integration as well as customer and partner communications worldwide.
  • IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP 2.0 provides SAP-certified matching and search (SAP Interface certification BC-BAS-DES).
    • Error-tolerant search: Search for customers, vendors, and SAP business partners without detailed knowledge of the name or address.
    • Duplicate-check: Efficiently maintain correct address records by preventing duplicate records from being entered by users.

IBM Information Server and WebSphere QualityStage product modules can help your organization derive more value from the complex, heterogeneous information spread across your systems. The effectiveness of this information depends on the quality of data driving the systems and business processes of enterprises. Organizations are unable to remain competitive without the ability to have accurate, concise information to both drive decisions and interact with customers and business partners. The concept of trusted information necessitates a comprehensive approach to data quality. Two main aspects of this offering enhance data quality:

  • Enhanced global address standardization, validation, and certification
  • Prebuilt, certified integration to bring data quality to SAP users for BC-BAS-DES — Business Address Service Duplicate Check, Error-Tolerant Search

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • February 27, 2007 (electronic software delivery, including documentation)
  • April 6, 2007 (media)

 
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Description

IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP provides a trusted means of searching and matching and also empowers users by preventing the creation of duplicate customer and business partner information — thus creating a perimeter defense for an SAP implementation. This solution is certified by the SAP Integration and Certification Center. The result is a powerful, seamless integration made available across the extent of an SAP implementation, including mySAP, CRM, and ERP. You can achieve a multitude of benefits with this solution by increasing the effectiveness of customer and business partner interactions. Functionality includes:

  • High-speed search technology, delivering answers at your fingertips
  • Sophisticated matching implementation that ensures duplicates are caught before they are entered into the system, thereby increasing trust in information
  • Support for tens to hundreds of users for the search and match functionality

Organizations whose business depends on accurate customer and business partner information can recognize significant benefit with the WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES. This module brings standardization, cleansing, and verification of global address information to WebSphere QualityStage. It is important to note that the capabilities of the WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES can be leveraged across an implementation of IBM Information Server thanks to the seamless integration of WebSphere QualityStage within IBM Information Server.

IBM Information Server:

  • Delivers enterprise-class functionality on a global basis for the acquisition, standardization, consolidation, and enrichment of information. The product can be deployed as a stand-alone solution or coupled with other leading WebSphere products for increased functionality, including the enrichment and verification of address data as well as ERP integrations.
  • Leverages a parallel processing environment. When coupled with enrichment functionality, it can quickly process terabytes to petabytes of information. This includes processing for Windows™, UNIX®, and Linux™-based systems.
  • Enables enterprises to easily create service-oriented architecture-based applications for the on demand enterprise. Coupled with IBM WebSphere Information Services Director, the data quality applications can be deployed as industry-leading services through SOAP/HTTP or EJB.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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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.

Trademarks

 
mySAP is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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Publications

No printed publications are shipped with these products.

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. Printed publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center; 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 free of charge in all countries.

The following table includes the titles and order numbers that can be used to locate the publications on the IBM Publications Center.

Title                                Order number
 
Guide to IBM Information Server      LC19-1181
 Data Quality Module for SAP
IBM WebSphere(R) QualityStage User   SC18-9922
 Guide

 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES

WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES runs as an application on WebSphere QualityStage V8.0. WebSphere QualityStage is a product module of IBM Information Server and requires that the hardware requirements of IBM Information Server be met or exceeded. For a list of these requirements, refer to 206-308 , dated December 12, 2006.

IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP

The exact configuration you need to support your environment with satisfactory performance depends on server speed, memory, network, and server workload. Refer to the Installation Guide for more information.

The most current and complete information on hardware and software requirements for the IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP is available in the Release Notes found on the product media.

Recommendation:

  • Four processors with a total capacity of at least 3 GHz
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • A minimum of 100 GB of local disk space

Software requirements

WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES V8.0

Operating systems supported:

  • Windows™ 2003 Server SP1
  • IBM AIX 5L™ 5.2 and 5.3
  • Sun Solaris 9 and 10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ AS 3.0 and 4.0
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 9
  • HP-UX 11i1 (11.11) and 11i2 (11.23) — PA-RISC

IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP

Operating systems supported:

  • Windows 2003 Server SP1

Supported SAP versions:

  • SAP R/3 Enterprise 4.7 unicode
  • mySAP™ Business Suite (ECC 5.0 and 6.0)(available on March 30, 2007)
  • SAP CRM 4.0 and 5.0 (available on March 30, 2007)

Planning information

Packaging

WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES 8.0

  • Passport Advantage Pack Point Sheet
  • Hardcopy license (LI)
  • IBM WebSphere QualityStage WAVES Reference Data 1 of 2
  • IBM WebSphere QualityStage WAVES Reference Data 2 of 2

IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP 2.0

  • WebSphere Application Server V6 Readme
  • IBM OmniFind™ Enterprise Edition 8.4 Quick Start CD
  • DB2® Information Center V9.1 for Windows CD
  • IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP 2.0 for Windows Server CD
  • IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP 2.0 BADI (Client) CD
  • IBM Omnifind Enterprise Edition 8.4 Windows CD
  • WebSphere Application Server V6.0, AS, IHS, Plgins, JDBC App Clt WIN CD
  • WebSphere Application Server 6.0.2 RefreshPack Win CD
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V9.1 for Windows on 32-bit AMD and Intel® systems (x86) CD
  • DB2 Client V9.1 for Windows on 32-bit AMD and Intel systems (x86) CD

Security, auditability, and control

These products use 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.

Global Technology Services

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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 Information Server Data         Information     IBM
 Quality Module for SAP              Integration     Information
                                     Solutions       Server
                                                     Companion
                                                     Products
IBM WebSphere QualityStage Module   Information     IBM
 for WAVES                           Integration     Information
                                     Solutions       Server
                                                     Companion
                                                     Products
 
 
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM Information Server Data Quality   5724-Q45   Additional
 
 Module for SAP                                   Processor
IBM Information Server Data Quality   5724-Q45   4 Base
 Module for SAP                                   Processors
IBM WebSphere QualityStage Module     5724-S25   Server(s)
 for WAVES

Charge metrics definitions

Fixed Term License

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Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices. A POE must be obtained for each server regardless of the number of processors and partitions in the server on which the program runs or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Additional processor means one processor.

Computing environment means either (a) a single physical computer, computer partition, or blade, or (b) two or more physical computers, computer partitions, or blades that are linked by a network and that operate together on the same workloads as if they were a single physical computer.

SAP instance means an individual installation of SAP software for production usage.

IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP is licensed for use in conjunction with a single production SAP instance. The license is valid for use with development or QA SAP instances that are tied to the licensed production SAP instance.

The base entitlement for the IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP includes four processors.

IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP is licensed for use in conjunction with a single SAP instance. The base entitlement limits you to execution of IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP in a computing environment with a specified maximum number of processors. If the number of processors within your computing environment exceeds the maximum specified in the applicable base entitlement, you must acquire a license for each additional processor.

You may license IBM Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP for either nonproduction use, such as development, testing, or quality assurance, or production use. If you acquire a license to the program for nonproduction use, then you are not permitted to use the program for processing production data or for transferring data to any production business system.

You will receive with the program certain components of IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition. Any components of IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition that you receive with the program are included solely for your use with the program for accessing SAP data, and may not be used for any other purpose. Only the following data sources may be accessed from the components of IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition that you receive with the program: IBM DB2 Databases. Your use of any such IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition components is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreements that accompany such components, except as further limited by this license. A single license for IBM WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES limits you to use within a single computing environment.

DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition includes portions of DB2 Enterprise Server Edition. You are authorized to install and use one copy of DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition only in association with your licensed use of Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP for the storage and management of data used and generated by Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP, and not for other data management purposes. DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition may be used only by the internal components of Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP. For example, DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition can be used as a repository for configuration information generated by Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP and cannot be used to build or extend custom applications that store business data; this license does not permit inbound connections to the database from other applications for queries or report generation. You are not authorized to install any separately purchasable features that are available for DB2 unless you purchase a fully licensed version of DB2. If you use Information Server Data Quality Module for SAP with a separately licensed DB2 Version 9 data server, the license terms of that data server take precedence over these terms.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Information Server Data Quality Module SAP

Part description                                        Part number
 
IBM Information Server Data
 Quality Module for SAP
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP 4                            E03ARLL
 Base Processors Annual SW Maint
 Renewal
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP 4                            D6068LL
 Base Processors Lic+SW Maint 12
 Months
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP 4                            D6069LL
 Base Processors SW Maint
 Reinstate 12 Months
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP                              E03ASLL
 Additional Processor Annual SW
 Maint Renewal
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP                              D606ALL
 Additional Processor Lic+SW
 Maint 12 Months
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP                              D606BLL
 Additional Processor SW Maint
 Reinstate 12 Mo
 

WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES

 
Part description                                        Part number
 
IBM WebSphere QualityStage
 Module for WAVES
WS QS Module WAVES per Server                           D6064LL
 Initial Fixed Term Lic+SW Maint
 12 Months
WS QS Module WAVES per Server                           E03APLL
 Subsq Fixed Term Lic+SW Maint 12
 Months

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                Part number
 
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP V2.0.0
Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP Windows V2.0 CD-ROM Media    BY01JNA
 Pack English
WS QS Module WAVES V8.0.0
WS QS Module WAVES Windows/Unix V8.0 CD-ROM Media Pack  BY01KNA
 English

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.

WS QS Module WAVES V8.0.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offering description        Media pack description      number
 
WebSphere QualityStage      WS QS Module WAVES          BY01KNA
 Module for WAVES FTL per    Windows/Unix V8.0 CD-ROM
 Server                      Media Pack English
 

Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP V2.0.0

 
Entitled maintenance        Media pack description      Part
offering description                                    number
 
Information Server Data     Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP  BY01JNA
 Quality Module for SAP 4    Windows V2.0 CD-ROM Media
 Base Proc                   Pack English
Information Server Data     Info Svr Data Qual Mod SAP  BY01JNA
 Quality Module for SAP      Windows V2.0 CD-ROM Media
 Addl Proc                   Pack English

 
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Agreement: The IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) 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.

The FTL option is a new offering under Passport Advantage. The FTL is different from the current OTC license in three key ways:

  • The license is only valid for the length of the term (12 months).
  • There is no volume pricing based on the customer's Passport Advantage Relationship Suggested Volume Price (RSVP).
  • When purchased under the Passport Advantage Express program, IBM will automatically extend the term of the FTL for an additional year at the prevailing price unless, prior to the expiration of the license, the customer notifies IBM of the customer's intent not to extend their license. At the end of the license term, the user has the option to stop using the software, or obtain a new license that will extend the term of the initial license.

License Information form numbers

                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
IBM Information Server Data Quality       5724-Q45   L-SMAT-6VCM2H
 Module SAP
WebSphere QualityStage Module for WAVES   5724-S25   L-SMAT-6W6Q5N

The program's LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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Usage restriction: Yes

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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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 (Z125-6011)

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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