Cloud-based IBM SPSS Decision Management SaaS V7.0 helps enable better recommendations and outcomes every time with pay-as-you-go pricing and production readiness in days

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-218
June 12, 2012


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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The benefits of IBM® SPSS® Decision Management Software as a Service (SaaS) V7.0 are:

The benefits of the IBM SPSS Jump Start Consulting Services are:



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Overview
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A complete IBM Analytical Decision Management solution is comprised of three specific IBM SPSS offerings:

The latest IBM cloud offering, IBM SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service (SaaS) V7.0, will benefit organizations that do not have the resources to implement the full on-premises version of IBM Analytical Decision Management.

For more information, refer to Software Announcement 212-199, dated June 12, 2012 .

IBM SPSS Decision Management SaaS V7.0 offers another way of delivering predictive analytics to front-line employees and systems for helping improve recommendations and decision-making every time. As an alternative to an on-premise solution, it provides the foundational technology that allows the combination of predictive models, simple rules, and scoring to automate and optimize decisions.

This offering is available as a monthly subscription and is priced simply on storage requirements. Like the on-premises solution, this tool can be customized to solve specific business problems. But, because the solution is available by way of the cloud, it is easy for large enterprises or small businesses to deploy, collaborate, and standardize around specific business problems.

And, if you would like additional assistance getting started with SPSS Decision Management SaaS, your organization can add the SPSS Decision Management Jump Start Consulting option. This service is delivered either before or concurrently with the IBM SPSS Decision Management SaaS environment, and offers up to six weeks of remotely delivered technical expert services.



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Key prerequisites
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There are no prerequisites or required hardware for IBM SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service V7.0.



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Planned availability date
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June 12, 2012



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Description
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IBM SPSS Decision Management Software as Service V7.0 is a predictive analytics managed, cloud offering based on the on-premise version of IBM SPSS Decision Management V7.0. SPSS Decision Management is one of the offerings that comprises IBM Analytical Decision Management.

IBM Analytical Decision Management (which includes IBM SPSS Modeler Server, IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services, and IBM SPSS Decision Management) revolutionizes how organizations make decisions. It optimizes and automates decisions at the point of impact to consistently help maximize outcomes for the organization. With either the SaaS or on-premise version, organizations aim to outperform the competition by:

This offering is available as a monthly subscription priced based on your storage requirements. IBM SPSS Jump Start Consulting Services are available as an option. SPSS Decision Management SaaS employs predictive models, simple rules, and scoring in generating recommendations. It is a "closed loop" batch system feeding data records into the models that drive actions and enables you to:

The optional IBM SPSS Jump Start Consulting Services provide advice and feedback that assist you in preparing your analytic environment. This may include feedback on one or more of the following:

As background, IBM Analytical Decision Management is the first in a series of IBM Smarter Analytics innovations that will change how organizations weave analytics into the fabric of their business, fueling all processes, decisions, and actions to deliver optimized outcomes.

For example, organizations use IBM Analytical Decision Management to optimize transactional decisions given trade-offs. In most organizations, tactical decisions often rely on a mix of knowledge of corporate policy, experience, and instinct -- and less on data-driven guidance. IBM Analytical Decision Management addresses this challenge by delivering a revolutionary technology platform to optimize and automate decisions using organizational understanding, data, predictive models, risk and other rules, scoring, and best practices. This enables organizations to link execution to strategy to consistently work toward maximizing outcomes for the organization.

Additionally, organizations use IBM Analytical Decision Management to provide automated recommendations at the point of impact. Due to the volume, variety, and velocity of incoming data, front-line workers and systems are unable to analyze data fast enough to inform real-time decisions. Thus, the ability to combine and integrate algorithms, rules, decision logic, and optimization techniques into business systems is critical to success. This gives front-line employees at the point of impact the automated recommendations for the best next action so that they can use it as a valuable tool for making the best possible decisions.

Finally, IBM Analytical Decision Management empowers real-time, adaptive decisions. Today, constantly changing volumes of data reduce the timeliness and effectiveness of analytical models. IBM Analytical Decision Management delivers tailored recommendations to make optimized decisions so organizations can both enable and adapt insights in real time to accommodate changing conditions based on the volume, variety, and velocity of new incoming data.

IBM DB2® Enterprise Edition Server V9.7 offers significantly increased data protection, scalability, and performance for the intensive database operations of SPSS Decision Management SaaS. The IBM DB2 technology is designed to manage data effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest in server technology help deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.

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Product positioning
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In today's growing and dynamic environment, organizations must be able to move beyond reactive decisions and anticipate which actions are most likely to create successful outcomes in the future. Recognizing this need, IBM offers SPSS Decision Management SaaS to provide a method for optimizing and automating business decisions in a quick and cost-effective manner.



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Program number
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Program                Program
number        VRM      name

5725F87       7.0      IBM Decision Management SaaS


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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 program.

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 US) 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, free of charge.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

None

Software requirements

IBM SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service V7.0 is released to work with IBM SPSS Decision Management V7.0 or subsequent releases and modification levels, unless otherwise stated.

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

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

IBM SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service V7.0 is a cloud offering based on IBM SPSS Decision Management V7.0 software as the front-end interface. This offering is available as a monthly subscription price based on a client's storage requirements.



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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.

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

 
Product group: Decision Management

  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  IBM SPSS Decision Management SaaS  5725F87
 
Product category: Software as a Service
Charge metric
 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric

DM SaaS          5725F87              Per 100 gigabyte storage
DM Jump Start    5725F87              Per engagement

Definitions

"Gigabyte" is a unit of measure by which the IBM Software as a Service (SaaS) can be obtained. A gigabyte is defined as a 2 to the 30th power (1,073,741,824 bytes). Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the total number of gigabytes processed by the IBM SaaS during the measurement period specified in the customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.

"Engagement" is a unit of measure by which the service can be obtained. An engagement consists of professional and/or training services including but not limited to a training event, business analysis, or deliverable-based service event. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover each engagement.

Passport Advantage

 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
IBM SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service         D0NLLLL
Daily Fee for Partial Month
IBM SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service         D0NLNLL
Jump Start Establishment Remotely Delivered Service
SPSS DEC MGT SAAS Per 100 Gigabytes Per Month              D0NLKLL
SPSS DEC MGT SAAS Per 100 Gigabytes Overage                D0NLMLL


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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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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

Licensing

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The information provided in this announcement 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 Terms of Use document, and either the International Passport Advantage Agreement or the IBM Passport Advantage Express® Agreement.

This product is only available as an online service via Passport Advantage . It is not available as a download or via physical media or any other means. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes access to IBM Technical Support as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number

The program's Terms of Use 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

The following terms apply to SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service. IBM warrants that SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service (excluding SPSS Jump Start Services) will conform to its specifications as stated in the Terms of Use, Appendix A. If the SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service offering does not function as warranted, and IBM is unable to make it do so, IBM will give the Customer a prorated refund of amounts prepaid by the Customer, and the Customer's right to use SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service will terminate. This limited warranty remains in effect during the subscription period for the SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service offering

Items not covered by warranty

IBM does not warrant uninterrupted, secure, or error-free operation of SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service or that IBM will be able to prevent third-party disruptions of SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service or that IBM will correct all defects. The customer is responsible for the results obtained from the use of SPSS Decision Management Software as a Service.

IBM does not warrant the Jump Start Services and provides the Jump Start Services "as is," with no warranty of any kind. Subject to any statutory warranties that cannot be excluded, IBM makes no warranties or conditions, express or implied, regarding the IBM Decision Management Software as a Service, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties or conditions or merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and title, and any warranty or condition of non-infringement.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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Usage restriction

Yes

For additional information, refer to the Terms of Use document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

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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While your Software Subscription and Support 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 only 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

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IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable



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