IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4 manages your enterprise documents throughout a full life cycleIBM United States Software Announcement 207-350
December 11, 2007
|At a glance|
DB2 Document Manager V8.4 delivers significant improvements on usability and security enhancements as well as platform updates, including:
- Filters for the Content Management user through group lists and improvements to password handling
- Integration with Office documents through auto-naming capabilities in Microsoft® Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and support for Office 2007
- Support for users who need to disconnect and work remotely
- Offline synchronization, which prompts users to check in documents when they log in to the library
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DB2® Document Manager V8.4 is a client application for DB2 Content Manager and Panagon Content Services that enables you to manage your documents and content as they transition through the various states that occur throughout the life cycle of a document, from creation to final disposition. It brings greater efficiency to your knowledge workers, offering easy-to-use interfaces and deep application integration with common office and CAD applications. It also gives you robust relationship management of related documents as well as their life cycle. It integrates with IBM Records Manager for complete management of documents from creation to disposition or destruction.
- Document life-cycle management enables administrators to configure document business rules using a simple object-oriented, point-and-click interface.
- Integrated records management enables automated document retention rules completely transparent to your users and manual declaration and classification of documents by users or group.
- Scalable and extensible platform integrates across existing business applications and is tightly integrated with DB2 Content Manager and DB2 Records Manager.
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|Planned availability dates|
- December 14, 2007 (electronic software delivery)
- January 18, 2008 (media and documentation)
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Documents are at the heart of many complex and critical business operations, including product development, financial reporting, marketing, customer and channel support, facilities management, regulatory compliance, and ISO 9000/14000 certifications. Document management services are key to the success of these business operations. They include version and rendition management, auditing, compound document support, and life-cycle management based on the rules that your organization establishes for document management.
DB2 Document Manager delivers proven techniques and tools to provide enterprise scale document management services when coupled with a robust, scalable, enterprise-capable repository, such as DB2 Content Manager or Panagon Content Services. DB2 Document Manager manages simple to complex, compound document relationships (documents, for example, comprising multiple components such as a Microsoft Word document with an embedded Excel spreadsheet and an embedded GIFF image). The life cycle and security of each component is managed by DB2 Document Manager while the appropriate interrelationships of documents are maintained.
Interrelationships of managed components can affect the retention of individual components. Through its integration with IBM Records Manager, DB2 Document Manager ensures that the appropriate business rules are applied when related documents of record are processed. Each component is efficiently stored and managed in the DB2 Content Manager repository. You can use the data modeling capabilities of the repository to create the interrelationships while maintaining referential integrity of these related components.
DB2 Document Manager delivers seamless records integration with DB2 Records Manager using common desktop applications. For example, you can declare and classify applications manually, automatically, or by life-cycle state.
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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.
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DB2 Document Manager V8.4 is a secure, robust, document management platform that manages the complete life cycle of business documents. It helps the CIO, senior IT, and LOB executives who need to improve productivity and manage cost effectively the complete life cycle of business documents across the enterprise.
DB2 Document Manager helps ensure that accurate and up-to-date documents are available on demand. When integrated with DB2 Records Manager, DB2 Document Manager also delivers records management capability. Unlike its competitors, DB2 Document Manager provides an open, scalable, and extensible platform for document management that easily integrates across existing business applications and processes. It fosters collaborative document creation and management across groups of globally dispersed creators, contributors, reviewers, and approvers, ensuring that accurate and up-to-date documents are available on demand.
Availability of national languages
Product description Language Availability date IBM DB2 Document Manager Multilingual January 18, 2008 V8.4.0 (French, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, English, Slovenian, Dutch, Italian)
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DB2® Document Manager requires use of one of the following content repositories:
- DB2 Content Manager V8.3 or V8.4
- FileNet Content Services V5.4 or V5.5
Note: On May 11, 2004, the IBM Lotus® organization announced the Domino.Doc® end of service date of September 2005. DB2 Document Manager no longer supports any version of Domino.Doc.
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