IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-253
September 7, 2010

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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices


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In many organizations, the flow of business changes dictates a constantly moving definition of the business. Organizations roll up data and responsibilities, product rollups (such as family, brand, and associated product managers), and ownership, customer account management structure and sales organization changes are all examples where business change typically exceeds the capacity for companies to manage and coordinate their business views across reporting, planning, and analytics.

IBM® Cognos® Business Viewpoint enables business users, such as financial analysts, business analysts, and other domain experts, to maintain their business definitions of the dimensions they use to manage and measure performance, whether they are creating new dimensions or adding to existing structures. The business user impacts access to the data domains they require to drive performance and are now empowered to quickly respond to changes in the business as they happen in domains such as chart of accounts, cost center changes, and product hierarchies.

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint also enables these business users to collaborate in a workflow-oriented environment to govern the dimensions related to how enterprises analyze and manage their business. Business users are given the responsibility and authority to manage dimensions in their areas of domain expertise. By using workflows, proposed changes and additions to dimensions, hierarchies, and attributes are approved and validated by stewards before being distributed throughout the enterprise.

Create and maintain: Enable the business to capture their own current and future viewpoints they require to drive decisions

  • Create, import, edit, manage, compare dimensions, hierarchies, and attributes
  • Assemble multiple hierarchies, current and future views, and versions
  • Notify interested parties by role as changes occur

Govern and collaborate: Replace manual, error-prone efforts with fully transparent, automated and auditable processes

  • Collaborate through multiuser contribution and multistep, multiuser workflow
  • Audit who makes changes and what changes are made
  • Apply version control with ability to roll back

Share and synchronize: Share approved viewpoints across the decision-making process and systems

  • Selectively publish changes or provide subscription services to authorized applications
  • Leverage prebuilt integration across Cognos performance management system for Cognos 8 Planning, Cognos 8 Business Intelligence, Cognos 8 Controller, Cognos TM1®, Cognos 8 Transformer, Cognos 8 Framework Manager

For complete packaging details, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/products/cognos-8-business-viewpoint/


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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 date
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September 7, 2010: Electronic availability

September 17, 2010: Media availability



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Description
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What's new in IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint V10.1

Advanced hierarchy modeling and collaboration

  • New Relationship Tables allow business modelers to create advanced hierarchies using simple tables
  • View as hierarchy in grid view

Improved coordination with enterprise reporting databases

  • Streamlined wizard and guided user interface for importing and updating dimensions in databases and reporting datamarts
  • Manage alternate hierarchies in TM1 by subscribing to multiple Business Viewpoint hierarchies in a single TM1 dimension

Business user data management

  • Connect approved dimensional views to data for consistency and accuracy
  • Coordinate the flow of business information in performance management systems
  • Address challenges with data quality and consistency by applying approved dimension mappings to update facts and measures

Governing through business rules

  • Establish validation rules
    • Key attributes, such as name and description
    • Rules that reference lookups and picklists
  • Flexibility to enforce business rules including default values and custom messages
  • Uniqueness rules across lists, hierarchies, relationship tables, or dimensions

Packaged dimension templates

  • Save the dimension structure (lists, hierarchies, sets, and optionally members) as a template
  • Package key dimensions for reuse by others
  • Use a packaged template as starting points for new similar dimensions

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


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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
IBM Cognos Business VPoint     Multilingual    September 17, 2010
V10.1.0                        (French,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               German,
                               Swedish,
                               Japanese,
                               English US)


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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-W82   10.1.0                       IBM Cognos Business
                                        Viewpoint


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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 complete details concerning the minimum hardware requirements to install and run IBM Cognos software, refer to the Installation and Configuration Guide for each product. The Installation and Configuration Guide can be found at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cbv/v10r1m0/
Software requirements

For complete details concerning the minimum software requirements to install and run IBM Cognos software, refer to the Installation and Configuration Guide for each product. The Installation and Configuration Guide can be found at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cbv/v10r1m0/

Software environment statement

IBM Cognos product strategy includes leveraging industry-standard platforms such as operating systems, databases, and application servers. In order to provide the best service possible, IBM certifies each of our products to run on specific versions of these platforms. For complete details concerning supported software environments for IBM Cognos software, refer to the following links:

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Information_Management/Cognos_Business_Viewpoint

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.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Installability

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

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet®.

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/IBM_SW_ValueNet.html

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet in your geography for a specific Software ValueNet portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       C8 Business     C8 Business
 Contributor                         Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Data  C8 Business     C8 Business
 Steward                             Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       C8 Business     C8 Business
 Server - Enterprise                 Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       C8 Business     C8 Business
 Server - Standard                   Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       C8 Business     C8 Business
 Server - Starter                    Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       C8 Business     C8 Business
 Server Enterprise Non-Production    Viewpoint       Viewpoint
 Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       C8 Business     C8 Business
 Server Standard Non-Production      Viewpoint       Viewpoint
 Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       C8 Business     C8 Business
 Server Starter Non-Production       Viewpoint       Viewpoint
 Environment
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint         5724-W82   Per Authorized
 Contributor                                      User
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Data    5724-W82   Per Authorized
 Steward                                          User
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server  5724-W82   Per Install
 - Enterprise
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server  5724-W82   Per Install
 - Standard
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server  5724-W82   Per Install
 - Starter
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server  5724-W82   Per Install
 Enterprise Non-Production
 Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server  5724-W82   Per Install
 Standard Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server  5724-W82   Per Install
 Starter Non-Production Environment

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.

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Starter
 Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Starter NPE Ins SW  D0G5HLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Starter NPE         E0AGLLL
 Install Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Starter NPE         D0G5GLL
 Install Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Data Steward
IBM Cognos Busines Viewpoint Data Steward Auth User SW   D0ESMLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Busines Viewpoint Data Steward per Auth User  E09STLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Busines Viewpoint Data Steward per Auth User  D0ESLLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Contributor
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Contributor Auth User SW   D0ET2LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Contributor Per Auth User  E09SULL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Contributor Per Auth User  D0ESNLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server - Starter
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Starter Install SW  D0ET3LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Starter Per         E09SVLL
 Install Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Starter Per         D0ESPLL
 Install Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server - Standard
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Standard Install    E09SWLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Standard Install    D0ESQLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Standard Install    D0ET4LL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12Mo

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server - Enterprise
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Enterprise Inst SW  D0ET5LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Enterprise Install  E09SXLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Enterprise Install  D0ESRLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Standard
 Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Standard NPE In SW  D0G5KLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Standard NPE Inst   E0AGMLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Standard NPE Inst   D0G5ILL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Enterprise
 Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Enterprise NPE      E0AGNLL
 Inst Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Server Enterprise NPE      D0G5JLL
 Inst Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Srv Enterprise NPE Inst    D0G5LLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Business VPoint V10.1.0
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint v10.1.0 Multiplatform      B5038ML
 Multilingual 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 Cognos Business VPoint V10.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Contributor per   Viewpoint v10.1.0
 Authorized User             Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Data Steward per  Viewpoint v10.1.0
 Authorized User             Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Server            Viewpoint v10.1.0
 Enterprise for              Multiplatform Multilingual
 Non-Production Environment  Media Pack
 per Install
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Server            Viewpoint v10.1.0
 Enterprise per Install      Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Server Standard   Viewpoint v10.1.0
 for Non-Production          Multiplatform Multilingual
 Environment per Install     Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Server Standard   Viewpoint v10.1.0
 per Install                 Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Server Starter    Viewpoint v10.1.0
 for Non-Production          Multiplatform Multilingual
 Environment per Install     Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B5038ML
 Viewpoint Server Starter    Viewpoint v10.1.0
 per Install                 Multiplatform 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.

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

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint             5724-W82   L-GLBC-86BNUQ

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

Limited 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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found 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 version or release 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 (modifications or fixes), 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

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

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.

Usage restriction

Yes

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

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 Agent™ 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, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet, if applicable. 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
Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Cognos, TM1, Passport Advantage, Express and ValueNet are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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