IBM FileNet Active Content Edition V4.0 delivers foundational capabilities for end-to-end content-centric business processes

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-351
September 30, 2008

 
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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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IBM® FileNet® Active Content Edition V4.0 delivers workflow and business process management (BPM) capabilities with content management to activate content in applications and execute event-driven, information-related decisions. It helps you make the right decision with the right information the first time a specified event happens.

This is a core offering from the IBM BPM Suite, a set of role-based, service oriented architecture (SOA) enabled products that can enable you to continuously optimize processes and adapt them rapidly to changing needs. The products help you maintain continuous alignment between business and IT.

FileNet Active Content Edition includes the following products and capabilities:

  • IBM FileNet Business Process Manager
    • Delivers core content management, security management, and storage management engine for the family of IBM FileNet P8 products through IBM FileNet Content Manager (included product).
    • Combines universal content management and advanced document management capabilities with industry-leading active content process capabilities to drive unstructured information for better and faster use in your organization.
    • Provides comprehensive process management including process design, simulation, and analytics.
    • Automatically manages content and process exceptions to allow agile, immediate responses to internal events or customer demands.
    • Supports process standards such as Business Process Modeling Notation (process modeling) and XML Process Definition Language (definition and execution).
  • IBM FileNet Business Process Framework
    • Empowers the user to achieve faster deployment of process applications while minimizing custom coding.
    • Provides built-in work management capabilities such as queues, search, prioritization, and sorting.
  • IBM FileNet Business Activity Monitor
    • Provides real-time event processing and alerting through visually rich and customizable dashboards, workflow and analysis tools, allowing greater agility in responding to business changes.
    • Collects and correlates data from various sources, including IBM FileNet Process Engine, WebSphere® Process Server, and other third-party applications.
  • IBM FileNet eForms
    • Offers browser-based thin-client eForms that are tightly integrated with IBM FileNet Business Process Manager and IBM FileNet Content Manager.
    • Provides an intuitive and powerful design environment with a single point-and-click user interface for enterprise eForms design without requiring code or back-end scripts.

 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to Hardware and software requirements section for product prerequisites and specifications.


 
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Planned availability dates
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September 30, 2008: Electronic software delivery

October 3, 2008: Media and documentation


 
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All organizations have complicated business processes that form the foundation of operations. Often these processes are not automated and maximized across the enterprise. A proven business process management (BPM) approach that is standards-based and flexible in a wide range of industries shortens deployment time and improves competitive advantage.

IBM FileNet Active Content Edition V4.0 includes electronic forms authoring, user interface design, and business activity monitoring applications enable end-to-end solutions across your enterprise.

The BPM Suite also offers optional, extended-value offerings to help enhance and advance overall capabilities. To make it easier for you to implement BPM, WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition offers the foundational capabilities for integrating end-to-end dynamic business processes across your enterprise, including:

  • Tools to visualize, understand, document, and simulate business processes, including human workflows.
  • Service oriented architecture (SOA)-based process engine that enable dynamic business process capabilities by assembling and storing business services that are managed and whose outcomes are changed with business service policies.
  • Comprehensive Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) for a real-time view of your business processes and operations.

IBM FileNet Active Content Edition V4.0 includes the following:

IBM FileNet P8 Content Engine 4.0.x
IBM FileNet P8 Process Engine 4.0.x
IBM FileNet P8 Application Engine 4.0.x
IBM FileNet Business Process Manager 4.0.x
IBM FileNet Process Analyzer 4.0.x
IBM FileNet Process Simulator 4.0.x
IBM FileNet Business Process Framework 4.0.x
IBM FileNet Business Activity Monitor 3.6 for P8 4.0
IBM FileNet eForms 4.0.x

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM FileNet Active Content Edition is capable as of October 3, 2008 , 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), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

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.


 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
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5724-W03   4.0.0                        IBM FileNet Active Content
                                        Edition, V4.0

 
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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.


 
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

You may also refer to Enterprise Content Management training site for additional education and certification courses.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

For additional information on Enterprise Content Management training, refer to

http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?page Type=page&c=a0000359

 
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IBM FileNet Active Content Edition

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/content-management/filenet-active-content-edition.html

IBM FileNet Business Process Manager data sheet

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/data/ECM/DS/BPM_Suite_IBM_07.pdf

IBM FileNet Process Analyzer data sheet

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/data/ECM/Bro/IBM_ECM_Process_Analyzer_FED_DS.pdf

IBM FileNet Process Simulator data sheet

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/data/ECM/Bro/IBM_ECM_Process_Simulator_FED_DS.pdf

IBM FileNet Business Process Framework data sheet

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/data/ECM/Bro/IBM_ECM_BPF_FED_DS.pdf

IBM FileNet eForms data sheet

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/data/ECM/Bro/IBM_ECM_eForms_FNP8_F ED_DS.pdf

IBM FileNet Business Activity Monitor data sheet

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/data/ECM/Bro/IBM_ECM_BAM_FED_DS.pdf

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements and software requirements

Refer to the following Web site for hardware and software requirements.

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3247&context=SSNVNV&uid=sw g27010002

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM FileNet Active Content Edition V4.0 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.


 
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IBM Software 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 extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/solutions/isv

 
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM FileNet Active Content Edition        5724-W03   L-CADS-7C2W2F,
                                                     L-CADS-7D6N58,
                                                     L-CADS-7CFVKD

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Warranty

IBM warrants that when the Program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the Program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the Program or that IBM will correct all Program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the Program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known Program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM FileNet Active Content Edition                            No
International Passport Agreement
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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, 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agenttm is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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Passport Advantage

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller
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