IBM SAA Personal Application System/2 Version 2 family --


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IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP91-0284 dated March 26, 1991.

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Program Number
  • Description
  • Improved availability date
  • Software prerequisites
  • Migration Support
  • Report Specifications, Chart Specifications, and Data
  • Applications created with Personal AS(Development) Version 1
  • French language version
  • LAN Support
  • Support for OS/400
  • Marketing Support
  • Publications
  • Publications
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Compatibility
  • Migration Support
  • Report Specifications, Chart Specifications, and Data
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability and Control

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP91-0284 dated March 26, 1991.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations.

    Title

    IBM SAA Personal Application System/2 Version 2 family -- Availability

    Abstract

    Originally announced in PLET ZP89-0232 (PLET ZP90-0243 also refers) IBM SAA Personal AS/2 provides a function-rich decision support solution for the business professional. IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2 provides an object oriented event driven development language designed to enable rapid creation and prototyping of OS/2 application solutions. IBM SAA Personal AS Statistics/2 extends the data analysis capability of IBM SAA Personal AS/2 and provides a broad range of statistical analyses. IBM SAA Personal AS Project Management/2 is the IBM Project Management tool for AD/Cycle and the OS/2 environment. IBM SAA Personal AS Business Planning/2 provides a multi-dimensional business modeling tool.

    General Availability

    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    |          Program Name                 |     Availability    |
    |                                       |                     |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    |IBM SAA Personal AS/2                  |                     |
    |    Version 2.0                        |                     |
    | -- ENGLISH                            | Planned avail 03/91 |
    | -- DUTCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, SPANISH    |   "       "   06/91 |
    | -- FRENCH                             |   "       "   06/91 |
    |                                       |                     |
    |IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2      |                     |
    |    Version 2.0                        |                     |
    | -- ENGLISH                            | Planned avail 03/91 |
    |                                       |                     |
    |IBM SAA Personal AS Statistics/2       |                     |
    |    Version 2.0                        |                     |
    | -- ENGLISH                            | Planned avail 03/91 |
    | -- GERMAN, ITALIAN, SPANISH           |   "       "   06/91 |
    | -- FRENCH                             |   "       "   06/91 |
    |                                       |                     |
    |IBM SAA Personal AS Project            |                     |
    |    Management/2 Version 2.0           |                     |
    | -- ENGLISH                            | Planned avail 06/91 |
    | -- FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, SPANISH   |   "       "   09/91 |
    |                                       |                     |
    |IBM SAA Personal AS Business           |                     |
    |    Planning/2 Version 2.0             |                     |
    | -- ENGLISH                            | Planned avail 03/91 |
    | -- GERMAN, ITALIAN, SPANISH           |   "       "   06/91 |
    | -- FRENCH,                            |   "       "   09/91 |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

    Program Number

    Highlights

    Description


    The following information amends information given in IBM Programming announcements 290-241(May 1990) and 289-214(May 1989).

    Improved availability date

    IBM SAA Personal AS Business Planning/2 previously announced as being available during the second quarter 1991, will now be available, in English, on March 29, 1991.

    Software prerequisites

    The operating system software prerequisite is IBM OS/2 Version 1 Release 3.

    This change ensures that customers benefit from the functional and usability improvements in OS/2 Version 1 Release 3.

    Migration Support

    The IBM SAA Personal AS Family, provide the following levels of migration support for customers moving from Version 1 to Version 2.

    Report Specifications, Chart Specifications, and Data

    A migration tool, delivered in IBM SAA Personal AS/2 enables full migration of Report specifications, Chart specifications, and Data tables. Full details are given in the IBM SAA Personal AS/2 users guide which accompanies the product.

    Applications created with Personal AS(Development) Version 1

    The following package will support conversion of Personal AS(Development) V1 applications to IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2.

    Version 1 code without corresponding Version 2 function, and code with ambiguous mapping will be reformatted as comments.

    Because of substantial usability and operational enhancements made to IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2 Customers are advised that they may prefer to re-design and re-write applications written for Personal AS(Development) Version 1 to exploit the full power of IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2.

    The conversion program and migration guide will be available at no charge to customers of Personal AS Development/2 Version 2, upon proof of license, from 28 June 1991.

    French language version

    Canadian French and French language packages, previously identified as two separate packages, will now be delivered as a single package using the standard French alphabet.

    The following additional function is now announced:

    LAN Support

    The IBM SAA Personal AS Family now supports the following LAN environments:

    Support for OS/400

    IBM SAA Personal AS/2 now supports exchange of relational data with the OS/400 data base.

    Marketing Support

    Publications

    The following publications are now available through normal ordering channels:




    Publications

    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Machine Requirements

    Minimum requirements:

    Recommended configuration:

    Optional hardware:

    Programming Requirements

    OS/2 Standard Edition Version 1.3. or OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.3.

    Note: OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.3 is required to enable exchange of information with host AS running in the IBM S/370 environment.

    Note: OS/2 LAN Server Version 1.3 is required to use Personal AS/2 in a LAN environment.

    Compatibility

    Migration Support

    The IBM SAA Personal AS Family, provide the following levels of migration support for customers moving from Version 1 to Version 2.

    Report Specifications, Chart Specifications, and Data

    A migration tool, delivered in IBM SAA Personal AS/2 enables full migration of Report specifications, Chart specifications, and Data tables. Full details are given in the IBM SAA Personal AS/2 users guide which accompanies the product.

    The following package will be provided to support conversion of Personal AS(Development) Version 1 applications to Personal AS Development/2 Version 2.

    Version 1 code without corresponding Version 2 function, and code with ambiguous mapping will be reformatted as comments.

    The conversion program and migration guide will be available at no charge to customers of Personal AS Development/2 Version 2, upon proof of license, from 28 June 1991.

    Performance Considerations

    For optimum performance:

    Planning Information

    Customer Responsibilities

    IBM Conditions of Use apply to all Dual Media packages, thus the program in a package may only be used on a single machine at any one time, even though the program may be provided in the package on two different sized media. If a customer wishes to use an IBM Conditions of Use program concurrently on more than one machine at a time, irrespective of the size of the medium, he must acquire that number of program packages equal to the number of concurrent users of the program.

    Packaging

    IBM SAA Personal AS/2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials:

    IBM SAA Personal AS Statistics/2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials:

    IBM SAA Personal AS Development/2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials:

    IBM SAA Personal AS Project Management/2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials:

    IBM SAA Personal AS Business Planning/2 will be distributed in one package with the following materials:

    Security, Auditability and Control

    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

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

    Part Number 	Program Number 	Upgrade to
    44F4751 	5669-388 	IBM PAS Developement/2 V2.0 English
    

    Existing Customers of Personal AS Statistics Version(s) 1.0 can obtain the upgrade to IBM SAA Personal AS Statistics/2 Version 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

    A one-time Upgrade Charge is available to customers who have purchased Personal Application System 1.0 Personal AS Development 1.0 Personal AS Statistics 1.0 Personal AS Statistics French 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 (07F9384) IBM PAS V1.0 Statistics - Service Statement (37F9384) 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.

    Program Upgrades will be available until: 12/31/91

    Customers acquiring IBM SAA Personal Application System/2 IBM SAA Personal AS Developement/2 2.0 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

    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 of Exhibit .

    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 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, 31st December 1993

    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.

    Volume Discount

    Volume discount applies to distributed copies and is available under the Terms and Conditions for IBM Volume Discount. This program will be included into Category A of Exhibit 8 (COU-0).

    The program is eligible for the Customer Fulfillment Option.

    Educational Allowance

    Distributed copies are eligible for Educational Allowance under Exhibit 8E. Academic Use Allowance is not available for this program.

    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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