IBM SAA PERSONAL APPLICATION SYSTEM/2 VERSION 2.0


Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP90-0243 dated May 15, 1990.

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • General Availability
  • Highlights
  • Description
  • Business Solutions:
  • User Productivity
  • Investment Protection:
  • Growth Enablement:
  • System Management:
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Compatibility
  • Performance Considerations
  • Planning Information
  • Customer Responsibilities
  • Packaging
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Ordering Information
  • Upgrades
  • Charges, Terms and Conditions
  • Charges
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP90-0243 dated May 15, 1990.


    See final section for details of availability & limitations.


    Title

    IBM SAA PERSONAL APPLICATION SYSTEM/2 VERSION 2.0


    Abstract

    IBM SAA Personal Application System/2 (Personal AS/2) Version 2.0 is the second version of the IBM decision support software product for the Operating System/2 (OS/2) environment. The functional content of IBM SAA Personal AS/2 V2.0 has been significantly extended since the original announcement to provide a more flexible end-user decision support product for the personal computing environment.

    IBM SAA Personal AS/2 V2.0 is offered as a base product and four optional products, IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2 V2.0, IBM SAA Personal AS Statistics/2 V2.0, IBM SAA Personal AS Project Management/2 V2.0, IBM SAA Personal AS Business Planning/2 V2.0. The base product is a prerequisite for the optional products. The four optional products can also be ordered and installed on the OS/2 Office Feature Release 2.1 of the OfficeVision/2 LAN Series, OfficeVision/VM Series and OfficeVision/MVS Series.


    General Availability

    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    |            Program Name                 |    Availability   |
    |                                         |                   |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    |IBM Personal AS/2 V2.0                   |                   |
    |    English                              |     1Q91          |
    |    French, Dutch, German                |     2Q91          |
    |    Italian, Spanish                     |     2Q91          |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM Personal AS Development/2 V2.0       |                   |
    |    English                              |     1Q91          |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM Personal AS Statistics/2 V2.0        |                   |
    |    English                              |     1Q91          |
    |    French, German, Italian, Spanish     |     2Q91          |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM Personal AS Business Planning/2 V2.0 |                   |
    |    English                              |     2Q91          |
    |    French, German, Italian, Spanish     |     3Q91          |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM Personal AS Project Management/2 V2.0|                   |
    |    English                              |     2Q91          |
    |    French, German, Italian, Spanish     |     3Q91          |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

    Highlights


    Description

    Business Solutions:

    Both OS/2 Office Feature Release 2.1 and IBM SAA Personal AS/2 V2.0 provide a decision support business tool which delivers a fully integrated solution to business problems. Significant enhancements from Personal AS Version 1 extend the flexibility and breadth of possible solutions. And the provision of two new business tools, Business Planning, and Project Management, make the OS/2 Office Feature Release 2.1 and IBM Personal AS/2 V2.0 function-rich, fully integrated, decision support solutions.

    The following enhancements and new features extend the ability of IBM Personal AS/2 and OS/2 Office Feature Release 2.1 to provide business solutions:

    User Productivity

    Investment Protection:

    IBM Personal AS/2 V2.0 uses the Common User Access (CUA) model, to interact with users. Users already familiar with CUA will benefit from their previous experience and become productive more quickly. Users who are new to CUA will find an interface designed to be intuitive and easy to use.

    Applications created with the Development optional product can be transferred to any other IBM Personal AS/2 V2.0 user either on diskette or by LAN. Users do not need the Development optional product to run an application.

    Growth Enablement:

    Users can develop new applications using the application development language (ASL), or a combination of ASL and C programming language. Both Graphical Procedures and the Development optional product give users the ability to create new business tools and applications. Once created the new tools can be transferred to other users either by diskette or by LAN. In this way, the range of applications which are available to a company can grow in a way that matches the needs of the user.

    System Management:

    Support for Personal AS Version 1.0 has been extended to 30 June 1991.


    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Machine Requirements

    Minimum requirements for Personal AS Version 2.0 are as follows:

    Optional hardware includes:

    Programming Requirements

    The following software is required:

    OS/2 Standard Edition does not support interchange of data between host and OS/2 environments. For full utilisation of IBM Personal AS/2 function, OS/2 Extended Edition 1.2 is required.

    The following software is optional: IBM SAA Personal AS/2 V2.0 can exchange data tables with

    IBM Personal AS/2 V2.0 can exchange Report and Chart specifications with

    Compatibility

    Performance Considerations


    Planning Information

    Customers should examine their plans for current needs and future growth to determine the most appropriate installation method for their company.

    The prerequisite product for each IBM PAS/2 V2.0 optional product is

    Customer Responsibilities

    Installability

    Information pertaining to the installation and operation of IBM Personal AS/2 V2.0 and the optional products is contained in the documentation shipped with the programs. It is the users responsibility to install and operate IBM Personal AS/2 V2.0 and the optional products by following the guidelines contained in the documentation.

    Packaging

    IBM SAA PERSONAL AS/2 V2.0 will be distributed in one package with the following materials:

    IBM SAA PERSONAL AS DEVELOPMENT/2 V2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials: IBM SAA PERSONAL AS STATISTICS/2 V2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials: IBM SAA PERSONAL AS BUSINESS PLANNING/2 V2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials: IBM SAA PERSONAL AS PROJECT MANAGEMENT/2 V2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials:

    Security, Auditability and Control

    IBM SAA Personal AS/2 V2.0 uses the security and auditability features of OS/2 and the PS/2. User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


    Ordering Information

    Upgrades

    Existing Customers of IBM Personal Application System Version 1.0 can obtain the upgrade to IBM SAA Personal AS/2 Version 2.0 by ordering the following codes:

    Part Number  Program Number  Upgrade to
    44F4750      5669-389        IBM PAS/2 V2.0 English
    44F4796      5669-389        IBM PAS/2 V2.0 French
    44F4798      5669-389        IBM PAS/2 V2.0 German
    44F4800      5669-389        IBM PAS/2 V2.0 Italian
    44F4802      5669-389        IBM PAS/2 V2.0 Spanish
    70F6408      5669-389        IBM PAS/2 V2.0 Dutch
    
    Existing Customers of IBM Personal Application System (Development) Ver 1 can obtain the upgrade to IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2 Ver 2.0 by ordering the following codes:
    Part Number  Program Number  Upgrade to
    44F4751      5669-388        IBM PAS Development/2 V2.0 English
    
    Existing Customers of IBM Personal Application System (Statistics) Ver 1 can obtain the upgrade to IBM SAA Personal AS Statistics/2 Ver 2.0 by ordering the following codes:
    Part Number  Program Number  Upgrade to
    44F4752      5669-387        IBM PAS Statistics/2 V2.0 English
    44F4797      5669-387        IBM PAS Statistics/2 V2.0 French
    44F4799      5669-387        IBM PAS Statistics/2 V2.0 German
    44F4801      5669-387        IBM PAS Statistics/2 V2.0 Italian
    44F4803      5669-387        IBM PAS Statistics/2 V2.0 Spanish
    
    Customers should use the Program Upgrade Order Form which is available from their IBM Marketing Representative.

    Charges, Terms and Conditions

    Charges

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative.

    A one-time Upgrade Charge is available to customers who have purchased Personal Application System 1.0

    Proof of Entitlement to Program Upgrade is:

    IBM PAS V1.0 Base - Learning Personal AS front cover (07F9416)

    IBM PAS V1.0 Development - Developing Applications with Personal AS front cover (07F9463)

    IBM PAS V1.0 Statistics - Service Statement (37F9384)

    Program Upgrades will be available until 31 December 1991.

    Customers acquiring IBM SAA Personal AS/2 V2.0 through an upgrade charge will be required to destroy or erase all program material and related documentation of the program for which the upgrade is acquired.

    Terms and Conditions

    Agreement for Purchase

    This program is available from IBM under the Terms and Conditions for Purchase, and is subject to the Conditions of Use contained in the program package.

    The Conditions of Use authorize the customer to use the program on only one machine at any one time.

    Volume Discount

    Volume discount is available under the Terms and Conditions for IBM Volume Discount. This program will be included into Category A of Exhibits 8 (COU-O) and 8E (COU-ED).

    The program is eligible for the Customer Fulfilment Option.

    Educational Allowance

    Educational Allowance is available. Academic Use Allowance is not available for this program.

    Warranty

    IBM standard warranty of media. Warranty period 3 months (or the period required by local legislation, if greater).

    Distribution and Usage Authorization

    This program is eligible for the Distribution & Usage Authorization for IBM programs. The customer may make copies upon receipt of an Authorization form which designates the program which may be copied and the quantity of copies authorized. Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for the applicable Charges, Terms and Conditions.

    This program and its upgrades are eligible for the Distribution & Usage Authorization for IBM programs. The customer may make copies upon receipt of an Authorization form which designates the program which may be copied and the quantity of copies authorized. Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for the applicable Charges, Terms and Conditions

    Program Services

    Assistance with defect related queries will be provided to registered Customer Technical Support Locations (CTSLs) by the country specified technical support group. Such service will be in accordance with the Service Statement included in the program package, and will be available until the Service End Date, 30 June 1994.

    Customer Technical Support Location (CSTL)

    The customer should establish a Customer Technical Support Location (CSTL) to act as the focal point for end-user assistance within the customer's organisation. The CTSL will also be the contact point to IBM for technical queries.


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries ----------------------------------------------------------------- The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.
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