IBM Transformation Extender V10.0 delivers a new, improved web-based user experience and integration with cloud data sources

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP19-0146
March 12, 2019

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Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
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At a glance

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IBM® Transformation Extender V10.0 capabilities:

  • Delivers redesigned and rearchitected next-generation, browser-based user experience
  • Provides modernized capabilities with cloud data source adapters, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • Adds new connection options with Apache ActiveMQ and Java™ Database Connectivity resource adapters
  • Includes updated integration with IBM App Connect Enterprise V11
  • Delivers updated IBM Transformation Extender Packs that include updated industry content and support for new browser-based UI


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Overview

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For companies operating in the highly connected global economy, data and digital connections are critically important to achieving business objectives. As data and the sources of data continue to grow in volume and complexity, creating value from data is increasingly important and challenging. And compliance with rapidly changing industry and regulatory data standards add to data management challenges.

Transformation Extender empowers organizations to transform and validate data and help ensure compliance with data standards. It is specifically designed for high-volume, complex transformation and validation of data across a range of different formats and standards. With Transformation Extender, organizations can automate, accelerate, and scale processes to help reduce complexity and related costs. It includes advanced support for metadata mapping, validation, governance and compliance for specific industries, including finance, healthcare, and supply chain.

New in version 10.0

A new, web-based UI features an improved, more intuitive experience for mapping and transforming data from multiple source to multiple targets. Using the new web browser interface, users can map data quickly and intuitively.

Transformation Extender provides new adapters for Amazon Web Services, along with recently introduced adapters for Apache Kafka, Apache Hadoop, and MongoDB.

New adapters and features:

  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) adapter
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) adapter
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) adapter
  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) adapter for database integration
  • CSV delimited data importer for importing of text data
  • QUIT, RANDDATA, LOOKDOWN mapping functions

Transformation Extender Packs

Transformation Extender supports industry standards for document processing by using packs that target specific industry data standards. The following packs are updated for use with Transformation Extender V10.0.

IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare V10.0

Transformation Extender, with Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare, provides healthcare and insurance payer organizations with an infrastructure that can help enable compliance with government and industry standards that include HIPAA, HL7, and NCPDP components.

IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI V10.0

Transformation Extender, with Transformation Pack for Supply Chain EDI, provides comprehensive transformation support, including metadata, compliance checking, and related processing functions for key supply chain standards that include X12 and EDIFACT.

IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments V10.0

Transformation Extender, with Transformation Pack for Financial Payments, provides comprehensive transformation support including metadata, compliance checking, and related processing functions for key financial payments standards that include NACHA, SEPA, and SWIFT.

IBM Transformation Extender Pack for SAP Applications V10.0

Transformation Extender, with Transformation Extender Pack for SAP Applications, is a unique data transformation technology for interfacing SAP R/3 software applications with third-party applications and legacy systems.



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Key requirements

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Transformation Extender V10.0 works with the following version 10.0 Transformation Extender Packs:

  • Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare V10.0
  • Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI V10.0
  • Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments V10.0
  • Transformation Extender Pack for SAP Applications V10.0

Transformation Extender Packs require a currently supported version of Transformation Extender.

For information about hardware and software requirements, see Technical information.



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Planned availability date

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March 15, 2019

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Description

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Transformation Extender automates the transformation of high-volume, complex transactions. It supports EDI, XML, SWIFT, HIPAA and other B2B data integration standards. Transformation Extender performs transformation and routing of data from source to target systems in batch and real-time. Sources may include files, relational databases, message-oriented middleware, packaged applications, or other external sources. After retrieving the source data, it is transformed and routed to one or more targets, providing the appropriate content and format for each target system.

Transformation Extender delivers the following:

  • Connectivity to a wide range of mainframe, legacy, and enterprise applications, databases, messaging systems, and external information sources
  • A comprehensive library of more than 120 prebuilt functions to reduce development time and simplify specification of rules for validation, transformation, and routing
  • Multiple execution options to support right-time, right-style transformation, whether it is batch, real time, or embedded
  • Enterprise-class capabilities for development, deployment, and maintenance plus high-availability platform support

For more information about Transformation Extender, see:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Product positioning

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Transformation Extender belongs to the Watson™ Supply Chain portfolio and B2B Collaboration solutions. B2B Collaboration solutions improve the management and information exchange across B2B relationships, including MFT and B2B integration offerings. For more information, see Watson Supply Chain and Watson Supply Chain products websites.



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Reference information

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For information about IBM Transformation Extender, see:

  • Software Announcement ZP16-0008, dated January 26, 2016
  • Software Announcement ZP16-0206, dated March 8, 2016
  • Software Announcement ZP16-0532, dated September 13, 2016


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-Q23 10.0 IBM Transformation Extender
5724-T77 10.0 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare
5724-T78 10.0 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI
5724-T79 10.0 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments
5724-Q68 10.0 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for SAP Applications


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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation for Transformation Extender can be accessed in IBM Knowledge Center.

Technical documentation for Transformation Extender Packs can also be accessed in IBM Knowledge Center.

Version 10.0 documentation is available on the planned availability date.

Additional information for Transformation Extender is available at IBM Support website.



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the most current hardware requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports website and select Detailed system requirements. Search for Transformation Extender.

Software requirements

For the most current software requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports website and select Detailed system requirements. Search for Transformation Extender.

Companion products

Transformation Extender can be integrated with the following products to provide additional value from the broader B2B Collaboration portfolio. For details, see Watson Supply Chain and Watson Supply Chain products websites.

  • IBM File Gateway
  • IBM B2B Integrator
  • IBM Connect:Direct®
  • IBM Control Center

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is accessed through the internet. There is no physical media or electronic deliverable.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

Transformation Extender products use the security and auditability features of the host operating system.

The client 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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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner.

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

No changes are announced to ordering information through Passport Advantage.

Charge metric

No changes are announced to charge metrics.



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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.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

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. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: 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 number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-Q23 IBM Transformation Extender V10.0 L-MCOR-B88RNL
5724-T77 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare V10.0 L-MCOR-B88RVW
5724-T78 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI V10.0 L-MCOR-B88RZ4
5724-T79 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments V10.0 L-MCOR-B88S2G
5724-Q68 IBM Transformation Extender Pack for SAP V10.0 L-MCOR-B88S3P

See the License Information documents website for more information.

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, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

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.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

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 by telephone and, if available, electronic access, 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply. Special education prices are available for qualified clients through Passport Advantage.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

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IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

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