IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud and IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud deliver migration subscriptions and enhanced IBM On Demand Consulting

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-020
February 16, 2016


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IBM® Business Process Manager on Cloud

IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) on Cloud is a comprehensive and consumable, IBM BPM cloud service that delivers visibility and management of your business processes in a cloud environment. This Software as a Service (SaaS) product includes tooling and runtime to design and run processes. It provides capabilities to monitor and optimize work that is run within the platform. It is specifically designed to enable process owners and business users to get started with business process improvement quickly with a ready-to-use, cloud-based environment that is hosted in IBM cloud data centers and managed by IBM.

This update now provides a new migration consulting subscription option to help you accelerate migrating process applications from on-premise environments into IBM BPM on Cloud.

For existing capabilities and additional ordering options that are available with IBM BPM on Cloud, refer to the Software Announcements that are listed in the Reference information section.

IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud

IBM Operational Decision Manager (IBM ODM) on Cloud is a collaborative, role-based cloud service to capture, automate, and manage frequently occurring, repeatable, rules-based business decisions. Packaged in a monthly subscription, this service provides everything you need to develop, test, and put rules into production, the IBM tooling, governance capabilities, and powerful rule engine. It is available exclusively on IBM Cloud infrastructure, managed by IBM, and delivers the market-leading Business Rules Management System (BRMS) benefits that are similar to those available in IBM ODM Standard.

This update offers new, on-demand consulting subscription options with IBM On Demand Consulting to accelerate and support your decision design and implementation.

For existing capabilities and additional ordering options that are available with IBM ODM on Cloud, refer to the Software Announcement that is listed in the Reference information section.



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IBM BPM on Cloud and IBM ODM on Cloud require an Internet connection and a workstation with a browser.

For specific browser requirements, refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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March 18, 2016

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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IBM BPM on Cloud

IBM BPM on Cloud now delivers migration consulting services that can assist you in the migration of a business process management (BPM) application from an on-premise BPM environment to IBM BPM on Cloud. Migration assessment includes activities such as, the analysis of existing systems hardware and software configuration, the analysis of the existing BPM application, which includes version compatibility and the assessment of migration options that are most beneficial. Migration planning and delivery includes activities such as, helping to build the migration plan and help in the delivery of the migration using artifact migration and application-by-application migration tooling. This subscription includes up to 30 hours of migration activity and unlimited question and answer support per month of subscription. For this subscription, the work is performed remotely by using screen sharing tools.

IBM ODM on Cloud

IBM ODM on Cloud now delivers consulting options that include IBM ODM on Cloud On Demand Consulting. On Demand Consulting is a revolutionary, On Demand Consulting model from IBM, which provides timely access to remote deep technical expertise during critical junctures in your Smarter Process adoption journey. This remote service:

  • Helps you mitigate project risk.
  • Scales your development teams.
  • Enables your teams to deepen their skill in the process.

As your team and your organization progress with process development on IBM ODM on Cloud, you may have questions about a wide variety of topics, such as functionality, solution design approaches, issue diagnosis, tuning, and implementation of best practices. After your first project, your team will have mastered core concepts, but they will still require assistance with complex solution topics. Additionally, IBM clients who are the most successful begin to scale their initiatives to multiple projects with increasing mission criticality.

Growing your teams' skills, while rapidly expanding your development initiatives, can be challenging. The On Demand Consulting addresses these challenges. Through this fixed-fee subscription service, IBM enables your team and your organization with unlimited questions and answers to utilize IBM best practices to scale skills across your development teams at every stage of your journey. This is done through an innovative model that provides access to the best talent in IBM with minimal notice and maximum cost effectiveness.

With On Demand Consulting, individual team members can surface questions or concerns with members of the expert resource pool, and can get additional opinions on important pieces of code. As a subscriber, you can use IBM skills for help on some of your most complex development deliverables. You can also proactively get solution reviews to benchmark your code against best practices.

On Demand Consulting delivers three purchase options:

  • Professional subscription. The basic-level subscription provides direct advice for five team members so that they can receive remote guidance on developing, troubleshooting, and deploying process. IBM is focused on your productivity.
  • Enterprise subscription. The standard-level subscription provides direct access to remote advice for up to 10 team members across one or more projects, weekly meetings with our Customer Success Program Manager, a solution review, and up to 24 hours per month of IBM-owned project delivery during the term of the subscription.
  • Additional Developer option. Additional team members can be added to either subscription above with this option.

Refer to the IBM On Demand Consulting website for more information.



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For additional information on IBM BPM on Cloud, refer to Software Announcements:

For additional information on IBM BPM V8.5.7, refer to Software Announcement 216-010, dated February 16, 2016.

For additional information on IBM BPM V8.5.6, refer to Software Announcement 215-016, dated February 17, 2015. .

For additional information on IBM BPM on Cloud for US Federal, refer to Software Announcements 215-232, dated February 17, 2015, and 214-462, dated October 21, 2014.

For additional information on IBM ODM on Cloud, refer to Software Announcement 215-258, dated September 22, 2015

For additional information on IBM ODM V8.8, refer to Software Announcement 215-347, dated October 6, 2015.

For additional information on IBM ODM V8.7.1, refer to Software Announcement 215-104, dated April 14, 2015.



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Availability of national languages for IBM BPM on Cloud is detailed in Software Announcement 214-347, dated September 16, 2014.

Availability of national languages  for IBM ODM on Cloud is detailed in Software Announcement 215-258, dated September 22, 2015.



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Program number VRM Program name
5725-L63 SaaS IBM BPM on Cloud
5725-W47 SaaS IBM ODM on Cloud


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Education is a key component to ensuring software success. IBM creates a comprehensive portfolio of education material to help clients successfully deploy IBM software products to their maximum potential. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education content available to help your organization prosper in today's competitive marketplace.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most current technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students. Our courses emphasize hands on labs to develop comprehensive skills in using the product to solve business problems. The education offerings from IBM Training span the spectrum of skill needs, from introductory product overviews to advanced programming and product administration courses.

The delivery of IBM education is provided by IBM Global Training Partners.

For more information about available education offerings, refer to the IBM Training website.



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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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IBM BPM on Cloud

Documentation for IBM BPM on Cloud will be available on March 18, 2016, and can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or be downloaded from the IBM BPM Library or IBM BPM on Cloud Knowledge Center.

IBM ODM on Cloud

Documentation for IBM ODM on Cloud will be available on March 18, 2016, and can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or be downloaded from IBM ODM Knowledge Center.



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Software Services

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.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, go to the IBM Software Services website.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM BPM on Cloud and IBM ODM on Cloud require:

  • A workstation that supports one of the web browsers as listed in the Software requirements section
  • A direct, Internet connection

Software requirements

IBM BPM on Cloud

IBM BPM on Cloud requires one of the following supported web browsers:

  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer V9, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox V24, or later
  • Google Chrome V30

Process Designer and Integration Designer tools are provided as downloads for users who will be designing processes and services. These tools can be downloaded from your IBM BPM on Cloud instance and installed on to a desktop system. When run, they connect to the Process Center within your IBM BPM on Cloud instance.

Process Designer

For a current list of hardware and software requirements, refer to the IBM Business Process Manager Tools & Add-Ons detailed system requirements website.

Integration Designer

For a current list of hardware and software requirements, refer to the IBM Integration Designer detailed system requirements website.

IBM ODM on Cloud

IBM ODM on Cloud requires one of the following supported web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer V10
  • Mozilla Firefox 24 ESR
  • Google Chrome 35

Rule Designer supports:

  • Windows™ 7 Ultimate x86-64 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional x86-64 (64-bit)

For a current list of hardware and software requirements, refer to IBM ODM Cloud Knowledge Center .

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

Packaging

These offerings are delivered through the Internet. There is no physical media.

Access to IBM BPM on Cloud and IBM ODM on Cloud instances will be provided to each entitled customer.



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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 Software Value Plus.

More information can be found on the IBM Software Value Plus website.

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

IBM BPM on Cloud

Product Group: IBM Systems, Middleware

Product: IBM BPM on Cloud (5725-L63)

Product Category: Application Connectivity

IBM ODM on Cloud

Product Group: IBM Systems, Middleware

Product: IBM ODM on Cloud (5725-W47)

Product Category: Operational Decision Manager


Passport Advantage

IBM BPM on Cloud (5725-L63)

IBM BPM on Cloud ordering information for licenses and software subscriptions remains unchanged except for the additional part numbers in the following table. Refer to Software Announcement 215-225, dated June 23, 2015, for previous ordering information.

Program name/Description Part number
IBM BPM on Cloud
- On Demand Consulting Migration Services per Engagement monthly subscription D1LIVLL

IBM ODM on Cloud (5725-W47)

IBM ODM on Cloud ordering information for licenses and software subscriptions remains unchanged except for the additional part numbers listed in the following table. Refer to Software Announcement 215-258, dated September 22, 2015, for previous ordering information.

Program name/Description Part number
IBM ODM on Cloud
- On Demand Consulting Professional per Engagement monthly subscription D1LIWLL
- On Demand Consulting Enterprise per Engagement monthly subscription D1LIXLL
- On Demand Consulting Additional developer per Engagement monthly subscription D1LIYLL

Charge metric

IBM BPM on Cloud

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM BPM on Cloud 5725-L63
- User   Authorized User
    Concurrent User
- Author   Authorized User
- Storage   Gigabyte
- Memory   Gigabyte
- One-time Setup   Fixed charge
- Consulting services   Engagement
- Service Level Agreement   No-charge

IBM ODM on Cloud

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM ODM on Cloud 5725-W47  
- Consulting services   Engagement
-IBM ODM on Cloud for Rules   Per Instance


Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. Customer must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each unique Authorized User given access to the IBM SaaS in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the number of Authorized Users given access to the IBM SaaS during the measurement period specified in Customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document .


Concurrent User

Concurrent User is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. A Concurrent User is a person who is accessing the IBM SaaS at any particular point in time. Regardless of whether the person is simultaneously accessing the IBM SaaS multiple times, the person counts only as a single Concurrent User. Customer must obtain entitlements for the maximum number of Concurrent Users simultaneously accessing the IBM SaaS in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means during the measurement period specified in Customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.


Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. A Gigabyte is defined as 2 to the 30th power bytes of data (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 Customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.


Engagement

Engagement is a unit of measure by which the services can be obtained. An Engagement consists of professional and/or training services related to the IBM SaaS. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover each Engagement.


Instance

Instance is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. An Instance is access to a specific configuration of the IBM SaaS. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for each Instance of the IBM SaaS made available to access and use during the measurement period specified in Customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.



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Technical support

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Refer to additional technical support information in the IBM Software as a Service Terms of Use document for the program.

Terms of Use

The program's Terms of Use and CSA Service Description document is available on the Software as a Service terms website.

Limited warranty

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Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

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Passport Advantage applies

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Software Subscription and Support applies

No

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

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Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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