IBM Cognos Controller V10.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-182
June 14, 2011


Table of contents
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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IBM® Cognos® Controller V10.1 continues to focus on resolving the challenges in the close, consolidate, and report process by enabling organizations to renew financial consolidation and corporate reporting.

Cognos Controller V10.1:

  • Reduces the length of time to close
  • Reduces resources consumed during the close process
  • Eliminates data and calculation errors
  • Ensures accurate collection of financial results
  • Automates financial consolidation procedures
  • Provides auditable financial results
  • Delivers financial statements
  • Delivers financial reporting and analysis

IBM Cognos Controller V10.1 solution offers capabilities focused on three key themes.

Finance managed account - Can be deployed and maintained by finance users directly and are not required to rely on systems professionals. IBM Cognos Controller continues to be unique in the market as the only financial consolidation solution that is built for finance users. The complete application approach enables finance users to define and maintain all financial consolidation rules and processes. The solution provides end-to-end process control and audit for the consolidation process including data input and reconciliation.

Built-in best practices - IBM Cognos Controller delivers a complete range of default settings for global and local consolidation and reporting requirements integrated into an application framework. Local jurisdictions can meet their reporting requirements as well as global mandates such as US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

A complete performance management system - IBM Cognos Controller is part of an enterprise performance management platform that contains all the building blocks and solutions to deliver reporting and analysis, score-carding, planning and budgeting, financial consolidation, and reporting requirements.

IBM Cognos Controller V10.1 contains the following conformance items:

  • IBM DB2® native support. IBM Cognos Controller V10.1 supports IBM DB2 V9.7 as the transaction data system. This conformance item is particularly important if you standardized on IBM systems.
  • IBM Cognos TM1® V9.5.2. IBM Cognos Controller ships with IBM Cognos TM1 for use with Financial Analytic Publisher. This conformance item is particularly important if you are integrating planning and forecasting systems leveraging IBM Cognos TM1 with IBM Cognos Controller.
  • IBM Cognos Controller V10.1 supports IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10 as part of the application offering.
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • Microsoft Excel 2010.

For complete licensing and packaging details, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/cognos/controller/


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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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June 14, 2011: Electronic availability

June 17, 2011: Media availability



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Description
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IBM Cognos Controller V10.1 extends the application values by delivering these important new capabilities.

Enterprise readiness

Audit trail on data - Cognos Controller continues to deliver market leading capabilities for audit and control. Updates in this release enable administrators to configure, track, and audit data flow with the consolidation process.

Updates to Financial Analytic Publisher - Content in the published IBM Cognos TM1 cube is enhanced to include:

  • Weekly periodicities
  • Consolidated values (form source)
  • Text and commentary
  • Flexible changes of dimension names
  • Execution of TMI scripts and procedures

Restricted use licensing for DB2

  • IBM DB2 Workgroup Server Edition is provided exclusively for use by IBM Cognos Controller.

Consolidation process

User defined business rules - The ability to structure, control, and execute consolidation rules designed for customized, repeatable processes enables IBM Cognos Controller to maintain the configurable foundation for finance users, while allowing for special consolidation cases to be constructed on a case-by-case basis.

Contribution at a top level - Developed to support analysis for an individual company's contribution at the top level. This capability is designed to allocate transactions, for example, indirect minorities or acquisition calculations to an individual company.

Automatic Journals at a sub-level - You have a new way of storing that enhances reporting options with automatic journal types that can be retrieved at subgroup level. This makes it possible to drill down in Trial Balance by automatic journal type and original company.

Conformance

Support latest versions of surrounding third-party software, specifically Excel 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

  • Support IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1 and V10.1 FP1
  • Support IBM Cognos TM1 V9.5.2
  • New language support for Italian, Japanese

Two user-type licenses

IBM Cognos Controller V10.1 is licensed using a combination of server-type and user-type licenses. The server-type license depends on the number of users accessing your program.

There are two user-type licenses. You should buy at least one Cognos Controller Application Builder user so a user is permitted to use the full program including the full use of IBM Cognos Controller, access to Cognos Controller configuration, to Cognos Controller Financial Analytic Publisher, IBM Cognos TM1 Architect, and IBM Cognos TM1 Turbo Integrator components.

You should buy Cognos Controller Contributor for users so they are permitted to use only the following components or functions of the program or supporting program:

  • IBM Cognos Controller with the exception of write access to items under the Maintain menu
  • IBM Cognos Controller Link
  • IBM Cognos Connection

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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 Controller V10.1.0  Multilingual    June 17, 2011
                               (French,
                               Russian,
                               Korean,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               German,
                               Swedish,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               English US,
                               Italian)


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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-W24   10.1.0                       IBM Cognos Controller


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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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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 Guides can be found at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cfpm/v10r1m0/index.jsp
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 Guides can be found at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cfpm/v10r1m0/index.jsp

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, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27014433

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 website

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 Value Plus.

For more information about Software Value Plus, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/itsolutions/softwarevalueplus/

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

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Cognos Controller Application   Cog Controller  Cog Controller
 Builder
IBM Cognos Controller Contributor   Cog Controller  Cog Controller
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise    Cog Controller  Cog Controller
 Edition
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise    Cog Controller  Cog Controller
 Edition for Non-Production
 Environment
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition   Cog Controller  Cog Controller
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition   Cog Controller  Cog Controller
 for Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Controller Standard      Cog Controller  Cog Controller
 Edition for Non-Production
 Environment
IBM Cognos Controller Standard      Cog Controller  Cog Controller
 Edition.
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Cognos Controller Application     5724-W24   PA Per
 Builder                                          Authorized User
IBM Cognos Controller Contributor     5724-W24   PA Per
                                                  Authorized User
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise      5724-W24   Per Install
 Edition
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise      5724-W24   PA Per Install
 Edition for Non-Production
 Environment
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition     5724-W24   Per Install
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition     5724-W24   PA Per Install
 for Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Controller Standard        5724-W24   PA Per Install
 Edition for Non-Production
 Environment
IBM Cognos Controller Standard        5724-W24   Per Install
 Edition.

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 Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller Standard Edition.
IBM Cognos Controller Standard Edition Per Install       E0633LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller Standard Edition Per Install Lic   D0735LL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller Standard Edition Per Install SW    D0736LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Edition
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Edition Per Install     E0634LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Edition Per Install     D0737LL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Edition Per Install SW  D0738LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition Per Install Annual SW  E0632LL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition Per Install Lic + SW   D0733LL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition Per Install SW S&S     D0734LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller Application Builder
IBM Cognos Controller Application Builder Auth User Lic  D0C2SLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller Application Builder Auth User      E08BZLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller Application Builder Auth User SW   D0C2TLL
 S&S Reinstate

IBM Cognos Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller Standard Edition for
 Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Controller Stand Ed Non Prod Env Install      E08C1LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller Stand Ed Non Prod Env Install Lic  D0C2WLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller Stand Ed Non Prod Env Install SW   D0C2XLL
 S&S Reinstate

IBM Cognos Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller Contributor
IBM Cognos Controller Contributor Per Authorized User    E08BYLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller Contributor Per Authorized User    D0C2QLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller Contributor per Authorized User    D0C2RLL
 SW S&S Reinstate

IBM Cognos Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller SME Edition for Non-Production
 Environment
IBM Cognos Controller SME Non Prod Env Install Ann SW    E08C0LL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller SME Non Prod Env Install Lic + SW  D0C2ULL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller SME Non Prod Env Install SW S&S    D0C2VLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Cognos Controller

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Edition for
 Non-Production Environment
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Non Prod Env Install    E08C2LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Non Prod Env Install    D0C2YLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Cognos Controller Enterprise Non Prod Env Install    D0C2ZLL
 SW S&S Reinstate

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Cognos Controller V10.1.0
IBM Cognos Controller V10.1.0 for Windows® Multilingual   B503XML
 Media Package

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 Controller V10.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
Cognos Controller Ent Ed    IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Inst                        V10.1.0 for Windows
                             Multilingual Media Package
Cognos Controller SME       IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Edition Inst                V10.1.0 for Windows
                             Multilingual Media Package
Cognos Controller Standard  IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Edi Inst                    V10.1.0 for Windows
                             Multilingual Media Package
IBM Cognos Controller       IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Application Builder per     V10.1.0 for Windows
 Authorized User             Multilingual Media Package
IBM Cognos Controller       IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Contributor per Authorized  V10.1.0 for Windows
 User                        Multilingual Media Package
IBM Cognos Controller       IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Enterprise Edition for      V10.1.0 for Windows
 Non-Production Environment  Multilingual Media Package
 per Install
IBM Cognos Controller SME   IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Edition for Non-Production  V10.1.0 for Windows
 Environment per Install     Multilingual Media Package
IBM Cognos Controller       IBM Cognos Controller       B503XML
 Standard Edition for        V10.1.0 for Windows
 Non-Production Environment  Multilingual Media Package
 per Install


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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 Controller                     5724-W24   L-AMIR-8DWTFK

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

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 website 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 website

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 website 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 Value Plus. 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, DB2, TM1, Passport Advantage and Express are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft 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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