IBM Document Manager V8.4.2 delivers usability improvements, software currency, and roaming profile support in the Citrix Server Farm for the most capable advanced document management environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-235
August 18, 2009

 
 ENUS209-235.PDF (87KB)

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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IBM® DB2® Document Manager V8.4 delivers significant improvements in usability and security as well as platform updates, including:

Capability

  • Roaming profile support, allowing users to access checked out content and user profiles from any Citrix client, as well as non-Citrix clients, in the Citrix Server Farm environment

Usability

  • Validation of new passwords before changing the existing password
  • Select all documents from a list using the "Ctrl" "A" key sequence
  • Software currency

Consumability

  • Improved trouble shooting
  • Better messaging information
  • Enhanced information retrievability
  • Completeness and accuracy of diagnostic information

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

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Overview
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IBM Document Manager V8.4 provides an application level environment for advanced document management on the IBM Content Manager framework. It is designed to help you manage the entire document lifecycle, from initial creation to final disposition or archiving. All facets of a document's use, including application integration with common applications, relationship management of related documents, lifecycle and records management, and document transitions, can be managed fully and efficiently from the IBM Document Manager user interface.

IBM Document Manager incorporates features that help address the specialized challenges of compound documents, comprised of multiple related components, are effectively handled by IBM Document Manager. As an example, a certain process may contain a procedure consisting of a word processing file, an embedded spreadsheet, and a CAD document. IBM Document Manager provides the capabilities to manage all the relationships between these dependent components, inclusive of individual versioning control.

IBM Document Manager's advanced document management capabilities include:

  • A fully extensible and scalable platform with full integration across existing business applications, including tight integration with IBM Content Manager and IBM Records Manager.
  • Full document lifecycle support, with administrative authority to configure lifecycle rules via a simple object-oriented user interface.
  • Automated document retention rules, transparent to end users, which provide records management integration, manual declaration of records, and document classifications, all definable by individual users or groups.

 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability dates
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August 21, 2009: Electronic software delivery

September 11, 2009: Media and documentation


 
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Description
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Document Manager provides advanced document management capabilities on top of IBM Content Manager within the overall IBM Agile Enterprise Content Management (ECM) framework. It provides a scalable and extensible platform for document management that easily integrates across existing business applications and processes.

Document Manager provides a scalable and extensible platform for document management.

  • Easily integrates across existing business applications and processes
  • Has advanced document editing, workflow, storage, and full management capabilities
  • Includes powerful, easy to use tools that manage each document's lifecycle, security, and relationships
  • Provides tools that organizations can use to manage even their most complex document requirements, efficiently developing and distributing critical documents across their enterprise

IBM Document Manager V8.4.2 is designed to help you address multiple issues.

  • Information availability - delivering the right documents to the right person when needed
  • Information reuse - repurposing document saves time and money
  • Reducing risk and improving compliance with laws, regulations, and governance guidelines
  • Full document integration, including complex legal document management and engineering drawing management

Key areas of enhancement to IBM Document Manager V8.4.2 focus on usability and consumability.

Capability

  • Roaming profile support, allowing users to access checked out content and user profiles from any Citrix client, as well as non-Citrix clients, in the Citrix Server Farm environment

Usability

  • Validation of new passwords before changing the existing password
  • Select all documents from a list using the "Ctrl" "A" key sequence
  • Software currency

Consumability

  • Improved trouble shooting
  • Better messaging information
  • Enhanced information retrievability
  • Completeness and accuracy of diagnostic information

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 DB2 Document Manager is capable as of September 11, 2009 , 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

 
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Product positioning
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IBM Document Manager delivers a platform for enterprise document management that is designed to address every stage of the document lifecycle - from creation through the reviews and approval process, to archiving and disposal. You can increase your return on investment (ROI) through accelerated productivity and efficiency while at the same time lowering the cost of deployment and increasing the rate of adoption.

  • Pain points
    • Strict and often complex documentary requirements: Windows® Explorer integration
    • High susceptibility to errors due to multiple parties involved in producing required documentation
    • Knowledge capture and dissemination: Improve employee productivity through faster and easier information retrieval
    • Too many document sources
    • Multiple end-user environments: Leverage other technology investments by scaling Document Management to grow with your needs

IBM Document Manager V8.4.2 addresses these pain points while providing increased capabilities with:

  • Consumability enhancements
  • Usability improvements
  • Software currency
  • Capability enhancements

 
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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
IBM DB2 Document Manager       Multilingual    September 11, 2009
V8.4.2                         (French,
                               Russian,
                               Hebrew,
                               Korean,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               German,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               English,
                               Dutch, Czech,
                               Slovakian,
                               Italian)

 
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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-H90   8.4.2                        IBM DB2 Document Manager

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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

 
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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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.


 
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the latest information on hardware requirements, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/cm/docmgr/requirements.html
Software requirements

IBM Document Manager requires use of one of the following content repositories:

  • IBM DB2 Content Manager V8.3, V8.4, V8.4.1, or V8.4.2
  • 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. IBM Document Manager will no longer support any version of Domino.Doc.

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.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM DB2 Document Manager uses the security 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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Software Services
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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/

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

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM DB2 Document Manager            IBM Database    Database
                                    Management      Management
                                    Other           Other
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM DB2 Document Manager              5724-H90   PA Per
                                                 Authorized User

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM DB2 Document Manager

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM DB2 Document Manager
DB2 Document Manager Authorized User Annual SW S&S Rnwl  E01N9LL
DB2 Document Manager Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo  D54QPLL
DB2 Document Manager Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate    D54QQLL
 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4.2
IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4.2 Windows Multilingual     BF03YML
 Media Pack

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.

IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4.2

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
DB2 Document Manager        IBM DB2 Document Manager    BF03YML
 Authorized User             V8.4.2 Windows
                             Multilingual Media Pack
IBM Document Manager        IBM DB2 Document Manager    BF03YML
 Processor                   V8.4.2 Windows
                             Multilingual Media Pack

 
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Terms and conditions
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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 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.

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM DB2 Document Manager                  5724-H90   L-WMAK-7PKTXU

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

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.

IBM DB2 Document Manager:  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.

Other terms
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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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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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 
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Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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