IBM InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer and Business Process Analyzer component for z/OS for SAP Applications, V1.2 analyze the impact of changes on SAP systems

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-310
September 6, 2011


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


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InfoSphere® Optim™ System Analyzer for z/OS® for SAP Applications is a web-based application that understands the DNA of SAP and analyzes SAP systems to measure the impact of change on your system and provides real-time diagnostics to address application life cycle management challenges.

It automates analysis across the SAP life cycle and helps you:

  • Perform more intelligent system impact analysis across the SAP landscape
  • More quickly and automatically gain answers to key life cycle questions
  • Reduce learning time with guided customization and composition
  • Support efforts to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) with reusable templates

The Optim Business Process Analyzer component:

  • Includes an embedded database engine
  • Stores business process models on a local server
  • Can be configured to access one or more SAP systems to provide performance history data or integration with SAP Solution Manager

The SAP components required for Solution Manager integration are included as a transport to be installed on the appropriate SAP systems. The Optim Business Process Analyzer server machine requires network connections to each client machine, and to each of the SAP systems used with Optim Business Process Analyzer.

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP Applications is a powerful diagnostic and impact analysis tool that can automatically identify SAP system changes and help users understand the impact of those changes. This tool can transform the entire life cycle process by helping to increase the accuracy of system analysis and reduce the entire project timeline.

The new InfoSphere Optim Business Process Analyzer component can assign business process context to the data that is analyzed by Optim System Analyzer by performing automatic business process discovery and simplifying business process management tasks.

The Optim Business Process Analyzer enables you to create and maintain models that represent an organization's SAP or non-SAP business processes. These models provide a consistent means of documenting and testing an SAP implementation. The Optim Business Process Analyzer Business Definition Layer (BDL) models are presented as a hierarchy of object types in the Optim Business Process Analyzer main screen.

For more information on the IBM InfoSphere Optim family of products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/data-management/optim/


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Key prerequisites
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  • Operating system: z/OS V1.10 (5694-A01), or later
  • One of the following DB2® versions:
    • DB2 8 for z/OS (5625-DB2)
    • DB2 9 for z/OS (5635-DB2)
    • DB2 10 for z/OS (5605-DB2)
    • DB2 8 for z/OS VUE (5697-N29)
    • DB2 9 for z/OS VUE (5697-P12)
    • DB2 10 for z/OS VUE (5697-P31)


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Planned availability date
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September 9, 2011



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Description
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InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for SAP applications is a diagnostic tool that will automatically identify SAP system changes and help you understand their impact. This web-based application combines a powerful analytical engine with nearly 200 prebuilt templates that support major life cycle events such as application upgrades, support packs, and SAP system-to-system synchronization, by automatically detecting any differences and identifying needed test cases.

  • Leverages a drag-and-drop GUI workflow to help identify impacted executables
  • Provides insight on which data elements will be impacted, to help define the subset environment to satisfy those specific requirements
  • Analyzes the "before" and "after" images of the data to automatically detect any differences, eliminating the manual effort of retrieving and comparing SAP data
  • Provides detailed analysis, more precise diagnostics, and advanced reporting directly out of SAP, supporting efforts to reduce the time, cost, complexity, and risks associated with SAP problem solving
  • Is SAP certified


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Program
number    VRM     Program name
 
5655-SAZ  V1.2    InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
                   for z/OS
                   for SAP Applications
 
5655-SA1  V1.1    InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
                   for z/OS
                   for SAP Applications S&S
 

Product identification number

Program PID     Subscription and
number          Support PID number

5655-SAZ        5655-SA1
 


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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

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=211-310


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Publications
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All product publications are provided in softcopy format on the product CD-ROMs and DVDs. In addition, a hardcopy License Information document is provided.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information on hardware requirements, refer to the websites listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

All software requirements for InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP Applications V1.2 and InfoSphere Optim Business Process Analyzer for z/OS V1.2 are available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27020991

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

Packaging

InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP Applications

  • License Information (GI13-1807)
  • DVD: InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP Applications, V1.2 (LCD7-4748)
  • IBM standard IPLA license (Z125-3301)

InfoSphere Optim Business Process Analyzer

  • License Information (GI13-1843)
  • DVD: InfoSphere Optim Business Process Analyzer (LCD7-5233)
  • IBM standard IPLA license (Z125-3301)

Security, auditability, and control

The InfoSphere Optim family of products uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Charge metric
PID       Charge
number    metric       Program name

5655-SAZ  Value Units  InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
                        for z/OS
                        for SAP Applications
 
5655-SA1  Value Units  InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
                        for z/OS
                        for SAP Applications S&S
 
5655-SAZ  Value Units  InfoSphere Optim Business Process
                        Analyzer for z/OS
 
5655-SA1  Value Units  InfoSphere Optim Business Process
                        Analyzer for z/OS S&S
 

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

Value
unit     Program
exhibit  number     Program name

VUE007   5655-SAZ   InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
                     for z/OS
                     for SAP Applications
 
                    InfoSphere Optim Business Process
                     Analyzer for z/OS
 

For each System z® IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00

Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Basic license

On/Off CoD

All products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name:
InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP Applications
Program PID: 5655-SAZ
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S016LJ8      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
              MSU-day TUC      for z/OS
                               for SAP Applications
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S016TNN      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Optim Business Process
              MSU-day TUC      Analyzer for z/OS
 

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP
Applications, V1.2
Program PID: 5655-SAZ
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric

S016LJ8      InfoSphere Optim System       Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Analyzer for z/OS for SAP
              Applications                 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language       Distribution medium

S016LJB                English        DVD
 
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric

S016TNN      InfoSphere Optim Business     Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Process Analyzer for z/OS
                                           Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language       Distribution medium

S016TNP                English        DVD
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-SA1
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric

S016LJ7      Optim System Analyzer   Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
              for z/OS for SAP
              Applications S&S       No charge, decline SW S&S
 
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language       Distribution medium

S016LJ6                English        Hardcopy pub
 
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric

 
S016TNS      Optim Business Process  Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
              Analyzer for z/OS
                                     No charge, decline SW S&S
 
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language       Distribution medium

S016TNT                English        DVD
 




Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.



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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 Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form numbers
Form          Product
number        number    Product name

GI13-1807     5655-SAZ  InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
                          for z/OS
                          for SAP Applications
 
GI13-1843     5655-SAZ  InfoSphere Optim Business Process
                          Analyzer for z/OS
 

These programs' 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 support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Yes. For information on usage restrictions, 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 applies

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name:
InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP Applications
Program PID: 5655-SAZ
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric    Description

S016LJ8      Basic OTC, per    InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
              Value Unit        for z/OS
                                for SAP Applications
             Basic OTC,
              per MSU-day TUC
 
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric    Description

S016TNN      Basic OTC, per    InfoSphere Optim Business Process
              Value Unit        Analyzer for z/OS
 
             Basic OTC,
              per MSU-day TUC
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for z/OS for SAP Applications
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-SA1
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric    Description

S016LJ7      Basic ASC, per    InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer
              Value Unit       for z/OS
              SW S&S           for SAP Applications
 
             Per MSU SW S&S
              registration
 
             No charge,
              decline SW S&S
 
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric    Description

S016TNS      Basic ASC, per    InfoSphere Optim Business Process
              Value Unit       Analyzer for z/OS
              SW S&S
 
             Per MSU SW S&S
              registration
 
             No charge,
              decline SW S&S

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