IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 helps maximize effectiveness of supply chain initiatives

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-284
September 14, 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
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
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IBM® InfoSphere™ Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 helps:

  • Support efforts to compress project time significantly and address risk, compared with custom, in-house data warehouse projects
  • Accelerate stakeholder approval of InfoSphere Warehouse for Supply Chain business analytic initiatives
  • Provide a fully integrated IBM solution with more trusted information -- from business intelligence to data warehouse to data integration
  • Complement investments in Cognos® Blueprints, Cognos applications, and SPSS applications

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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Overview
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IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 is an optional add-on for IBM InfoSphere Warehouse V9.7.1. It:

  • Helps you maximize the effectiveness of supply chain analysis initiatives
  • Facilitates quicker time-to-value of an InfoSphere based data warehouse by using step-by-step business-focused development and rollout
  • Supports the consolidated data requirements of predefined business content based on Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
  • Is packaged and optimized for IBM InfoSphere Warehouse V9.7.1 and IBM InfoSphere Data Architect V7.5.2
  • Helps provide a valuable information building block for consolidated analysis across multiple business initiatives and solutions when coupled with IBM InfoSphere Warehouse and IBM InfoSphere Information Server

Note that IBM does not intend to upgrade and support the Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Report Studio sample reports, the associated Cognos Framework Manager Model, or the sample database structures for IBM InfoSphere Warehouse that are included in the pack. They are provided only as best-practice samples. Also, no formal trade-up part numbers exist for the pack. For example, any trade up to a traditional IBM Industry Model such as the Retail Data Warehouse is handled on a special bid basis only.



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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 17, 2010



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Description
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IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight is designed specifically to address the need for a faster and more reliable source of supply that enables minimizing of inventories to help free up cash and support efforts to improve customer satisfaction. An efficient supply chain often depends on meaningful collaboration with vendors and clear insight into supply side requirements. An organization with multiple operational locations may also have to deal with issues surrounding distribution of products and components. The cost of bulk purchasing with internal distribution needs to be balanced with direct vendor delivery of smaller consignments to individual locations.

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight helps you address business questions such as:

  • How efficient are our vendors?
  • How do vendors deal with problems?
  • Which vendors offer best value?
  • What are our inventory levels?
  • What is our stock cover?
  • What is the status of our inventory?
  • What is our level of stock loss?
  • What is our pick accuracy?
  • What is the processing capacity of our distribution centers?
  • What is the storage and processing cost of our inventory?
  • How efficient is our distribution shipping?
  • Could getting data to the network backbone more efficiently (backhaul) reduce our operating costs?
  • What is the forecast demand?
  • How accurate is our demand forecasting?
  • Can our supply match demand?


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Product positioning
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IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 is part of the IBM InfoSphere software portfolio. Its content is derived from IBM Industry Models V8.2 that are used by companies worldwide in various facets of business-driven IT strategies such as market and campaign insight, supply chain insight, and financial, risk, and compliance reporting.

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight:

  • Is business-ready: The departmental data model, IBM InfoSphere Warehouse, and predefined Cognos 8 Business Intelligence based reports help foster collaboration and approval between business and IT, and enable customization of business requirements into actionable solutions.
  • Enables accelerated delivery of solutions: Delivers out-of-the-box support for a data warehouse and data integration infrastructure that can support supply chain insight projects as well as Cognos based Blueprint and applications.
  • Features a prospective enterprise architecture: Derived from logical industry data models that have been built, sold, and deployed to over 500 customers worldwide, the pack fits the standardized architecture of these data models and enterprise-wide business scope.


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Program number
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Program
number     VRM      Program name
 
5724-Z88   8.2.0    InfoSphere Warehouse Packs


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Education support
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Available training offerings include client on-site training, public training at IBM facilities, and remote learning via FlexLearning. Through client on-site training, IBM delivers standard or customized training to meet the requirements of its clients. IBM can also provide mobile academies for a rental fee to minimize clients' setup activities.

IBM public training simplifies the process by providing the complete environment for standard course deliveries and giving students the ability to learn without the distractions of everyday responsibilities. Public training is offered on a regular schedule worldwide. For more information on public instructor-led training, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/ips/services/learning.html

The newly enhanced FlexLearning program enables clients to attend training on their own schedule at their own location. This program offers state-of-the-art technology to deliver highly valuable training at minimum cost. All current courses are approximately three hours in length and offer a valuable learn-by-doing, self-paced format.

For more information on any of the training offerings, contact:

iiseduc@us.ibm.com


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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Publications
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A Quick Start guide is provided in the product package as either an electronic download, DVD, or printed, depending on the order format selected.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Design time requirements

Irrespective of which physical model customization tool is selected and whether Cognos 8 Business Intelligence is being used, the minimal design time operating environment for IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 is:

  • CPU: Typical high-end Windows® XP machine
  • Memory: 3 GB

Runtime/production requirements

The optimal operating environment for IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 includes:

  • CPU: One 4-way Power® 550 server
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Storage type: IBM System Storage® DS5300
  • Typical storage: 4 TB to 25 TB, depending on customer data warehouse volumes
Software requirements

Design time requirements

The IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 physical model can be customized using either IBM InfoSphere Data Architect or IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Design Studio. Thus, prerequisites for design activity are one of these:

  • IBM InfoSphere Data Architect V7.5.2
  • IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Design Studio V9.7.1

In addition, depending on the extent of the client's design activity, the following may also be required:

IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence V8.4.1

Deployment requirements

Prerequisites for the deployment of IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight V8.2 artifacts:

  • IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Departmental Base Edition V9.7.1
  • IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence V8.4.1

In addition, depending on the client's use of the deployment artifacts, the following may be required:

IBM InfoSphere Data Architect V7.5.2

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 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 with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

One DVD per media pack.

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.

Software Services

Services from IBM InfoSphere Professional Services complement the IBM Information Server platform. You can leverage the deep technical skills and proven methodologies based on years of accumulated knowledge and experience, gained through hundreds of successful implementations. The IBM InfoSphere Professional Services team offers a wide range of services-related packages that are designed to help you achieve success in the design, implementation, and rollout of your information integration projects.

To learn more about IBM InfoSphere Professional Services or to contact a services representative, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/ips/services/professional.html

We also extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit

http://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/gsd/homepage.do


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

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Packs V8.2 can be sold via Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus and the authorized portfolio, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/softwarevalueplus

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus, use the Authorized Business Partner Finder tool at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/abpfinder/

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for   IBM Database    IBM InfoSphere
Supply Chain Insight                Management      Warehouse
                                    Other
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for     5724-Z88   Per Install
Supply Chain Insight

Charge metrics definitions

Passport Advantage program licenses

InfoSphere Warehouse Packs

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Pack for Supply Chain Insight
InfoSphere Warehouse Packs Per Install Annual SW S&S     E097CLL
 Rnwl
InfoSphere Warehouse Packs Per Install Lic + SW S&S 12   D0DXBLL
 Mo
InfoSphere Warehouse Packs Per Install SW S&S Reinstate  D0DXCLL
 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number

InfoSphere Warehouse Packs V8.2.0
IWH Pack for Supply Chain Insight 8.2.0 Windows for      BB154EN
 English 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.

InfoSphere Warehouse Packs V8.2.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse    IWH Pack for Supply Chain   BB154EN
Pack for Supply Chain       Insight 8.2.0 Windows for
Insight per Install         English Media Pack


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

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InfoSphere Warehouse Packs                5724-Z88   L-CNMY-86NH86

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Yes

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Product name
 
InfoSphere Warehouse Packs               No
Volume orders (IVO)

No

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

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Packs V8.2 can be sold via Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus and the authorized portfolio, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/softwarevalueplus

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus, use the Authorized Business Partner Finder tool at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/abpfinder/
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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 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.

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Software Subscription and Support 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.

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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