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(Corrected on February 22, 2013)The Description section was revised.
|At a glance|
Rational® Publishing Engine automates document generation from IBM® Rational solutions and third-party applications, allowing you to easily create documents for:
With this latest release, Rational Publishing Engine introduces Central Management, extending support for modular design and single source maintenance of design artifacts. This release also simplifies the report generation process with improved usability, scalability, and performance for remote generation.
Creating documents and keeping them up-to-date can be time consuming and error prone. Documents can even become obsolete by the time you have finished writing them. Despite this, documents are the preferred and most effective way to communicate information across disciplines, both internally and across contractual boundaries.
Rational Publishing Engine automates document generation from disparate applications to help improve efficiency and process maturity, and reduce the effort to meet internal, customer, or regulatory requirements for deliverable documentation. It automates document creation for many purposes, including ad-hoc use, formal reviews, contractual obligations, and standards compliance.
Version 1.2 provides improved document design productivity, reduced technical complexities for report generators, and enhanced remote generation scalability with extended 64-bit server support.
With Rational Publishing Engine you can enhance your team's productivity and achieve a much higher return on investment because you spend less time on the tedious and manual tasks of creating documents and keeping them up to date. Instead, you can focus on your primary business objectives.
|Planned availability date|
December 7, 2012, for:
Rational Publishing Engine is a document generation application that automatically extracts data from your disparate repositories and creates elegant multi-format documents.
Document creation made simple
Rational Publishing Engine is designed for ease of use. You do not have to change the way you work to enjoy the benefits of IBM Rational Publishing Engine. You have the option of generating documents directly from:
Generating documents directly from the Rational Publishing Engine V1.2 Launcher is enhanced starting with a selection from Central Management's repository of shared designs. Prompts are then generated for runtime variables which could consist of drop-down lists of predefined static values or dynamic values based on the data source and text input values.
Features introduced with this release enable designs to be created with increased flexibility and reduced reliance on domain or environment knowledge required by the user generating the document. Consider the impact of defining global variables within Central Management, having logical names representing data source locations. Not only does this eliminate the need for report generators to know specific URLs, it also enables administrators to maintain data source location changes in one place.
Productivity and flexibility in designing high-quality, compliant documents
Extract data from a single source or from multiple sources while IBM Rational Publishing Engine ensures that you get compliant, high-quality documents in Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML, or XSL-FO with complete flexibility in document style. IBM Rational Publishing Engine allows you to effectively present your extracted data with document features such as richly formatted text, images, OLEs, tables, figures and captions, hyperlinks, and tables of contents.
With this release, flexibility and re-use are extended not only by the types of artifacts supported in modular design, but also in how they can be incorporated. Physically embedding or dynamically referencing design assets from Central Management's shared repositories to be sequentially executed or nested increases the extent to which skills can be leveraged, ongoing maintenance can be simplified, and standards compliance can be implemented. As well, variable support in data queries provides dynamic flexibility at run time with no performance costs.
In addition to introducing Central Management for sharing design assets, IBM Rational Publishing Engine V1.2 provides several new editing and debugging aids that will increase productivity of report designers:
Rational Publishing Engine continues to include sample design artifacts with guidelines that help you get up and running quickly. Design the content and format of your documents with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface designed with user-friendly features such as drag and drop and preview capabilities.
High-performance document generation
Rational Publishing Engine is designed for speed, agility, and scalability. Capabilities such as parallel processing have enhanced document generation performance beyond that provided by Telelogic DocExpress and Rational SoDA® , ensuring that quality documents are delivered on time.
With Rational Publishing Engine V1.2, remote generation scalability and performance have been enhanced by:
The ability to view and monitor an organization's document generation jobs is enabled through the Monitor and Control component. Automatically enabled for remote document generations, this component can also be used for local generations. With V1.2, filtering has been enhanced to include date/time as well as status, allowing administrators to view document generation jobs -- current and completed -- to pause, cancel, resume, or delete.
Program number VRM Program name 5724-X79 1.2.0 IBM Rational Publishing Engine
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Memory: Minimum 2 GB virtual memory; minimum 1 GB physical memory
Processor: Pentium Class - 2 GHz or higher
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Java SDK -- IBM Java SDK V6.0.11 and future fix packs
Licensing -- Rational License Key Server V8.1.2 and future fix packs
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Rational Publishing Engine
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Rational Publishing Engine
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Part Program name/description number Ratl Publishing Engine V1.2.0 Rational Publishing Engine V1.2 Multiplatform BT0ICML Multilingual Media Pack
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Ratl Publishing Engine V1.2.0
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Rational Publishing Engine
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Rational Publishing Engine
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