IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1 .1 enables business users to maintain, govern, and share their own business-driven Viewpoints

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-278
August 23, 2011


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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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Overview
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IBM® Cognos® Business Viewpoint is dimension management software that enables business users to maintain, govern, and share their own business-driven Viewpoints.

Business and financial analysts can use Cognos Business Viewpoint to capture and manage multiple hierarchies, structures and definitions for use across performance management applications. This easy-to-use dimension management software aligns critical, business dimensions for business and IT use.

Create and maintain - Enable the business to capture their own current and future Viewpoints

  • Create; import; edit; manage; and compare dimensions, hierarchies, and attributes
  • Address all line item dimensions required for business intelligence and performance management
  • Employ reusable lists and dynamic hierarchies
  • 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 audit-able processes

  • Collaborate through multi-user contribution and multi-step, multi-user workflow
  • Audit the user 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, Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1, and Cognos Controller V10.1

For complete packaging details, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/analytics/cognos/business-viewpoint/


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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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August 23, 2011: Electronic availability

August 30, 2011: Media availability



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Description
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IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint V10.1.1 enhancements include:

Audit and compliance reporting

  • Ability to report history information in Business Viewpoint repository for audit and compliance purposes
  • Ability to compare the changes between two versions of a dimension

Version management

  • Promote and revert dimension versions in IBM Cognos TM1
  • Manage deleted members in source systems

Approval and change management

  • Ability to better system to manage unapproved and rejected members
  • Ability to summarize non-approved members during version process

Usability

  • Import updates to relationship tables
  • Search for a member in the diagram
  • Show the member name and description in a look-up
  • Save and reuse member mappings in a data link
  • Simplify automation for import and links

Security: Permissions and access rights -- Set permissions on a dynamic hierarchies

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              General availability date
 
IBM Cognos Business VPoint     Multilingual          August 30, 2011
V10.1.1                        (French, 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    
number     VRM         Program name
 
5724-W82   10.1.1      IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint
                                        


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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 Guide can be found at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cbv/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 Guide can be found at

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

IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019680

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 restriction 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 Business Viewpoint       Cog Business    Cog Business
 Contributor                         Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Data  Cog Business    Cog Business
 Steward                             Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       Cog Business    Cog Business
 Server - Enterprise                 Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       Cog Business    Cog Business
 Server - Standard                   Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       Cog Business    Cog Business
 Server - Starter                    Viewpoint       Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       Cog Business    Cog Business
 Server Enterprise Non-Production    Viewpoint       Viewpoint
 Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       Cog Business    Cog Business
 Server Standard Non-Production      Viewpoint       Viewpoint
 Environment
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint       Cog Business    Cog Business
 Server Starter Non-Production       Viewpoint       Viewpoint
 Environment
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint         5724-W82   Per Authorized User
 Contributor                                      
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint Data    5724-W82   Per Authorized User
 Steward                                          
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 V10.1.1
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint v10.1.1 Multiplatform      B504EML
 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 Viewpoint V10.1.1

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Contributor per   Viewpoint v10.1.1
 Authorized User             Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Data Steward per  Viewpoint v10.1.1
 Authorized User             Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Server            Viewpoint v10.1.1
 Enterprise for              Multiplatform Multilingual
 Non-Production Environment  Media Pack
 per Install
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Server            Viewpoint v10.1.1
 Enterprise per Install      Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Server Standard   Viewpoint v10.1.1
 for Non-Production          Multiplatform Multilingual
 Environment per Install     Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Server Standard   Viewpoint v10.1.1
 per Install                 Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Server Starter    Viewpoint v10.1.1
 for Non-Production          Multiplatform Multilingual
 Environment per Install     Media Pack
IBM Cognos Business         IBM Cognos Business         B504EML
 Viewpoint Server Starter    Viewpoint v10.1.1
 per Install                 Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack


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Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint             5724-W82   L-LCOE-8FUNVP

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

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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
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
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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

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