IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud delivers usage-based pricing and further improves decision management capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-502
December 6, 2016


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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
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Product positioningProduct positioningTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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IBM® Operation Decision Manager (IBM ODM) on Cloud offers:

  • Usage-based pricing
  • Increased empowerment for Business Console users with dynamic domains, resources, and comprehensive branch management
  • Support for API management with generated OpenAPI descriptions for runtime decision services


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Overview
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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 that includes:

  • IBM tooling
  • Governance capabilities
  • A 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.

ODM on Cloud update:

  • Enables new usage-based pricing that allows you to subscribe to a level based on decisions executed and artifacts managed, rather than on a per Instance that is based on a set configuration. With this new pricing model, you pay for the value you plan to use.
  • The Business Console now supports additional and improved capabilities, such as dynamic domains management, resources management, and comprehensive branch management with compare and merge adapted to decision services. In addition, the decision table editor facilitates work on large decision tables with new support for filtering.
  • Enhances integration of decision service APIs into calling applications. This integration is made easier through OpenAPI description generated for runtime decision services and is compatible with API management products, such as IBM API Connect™.

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



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Key prerequisites
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ODM on Cloud requires 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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December 8, 2016

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



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Accessibility by people with disabilities
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A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Product positioning
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Decision management is a business discipline that enables organizations to automate, optimize and govern repeatable business decisions. It involves both the ability to make the best possible decision at the current moment that is based on data and situational context, and also the ability to use data to discover insights that can be used to continually improve decisions over time. These decisions may be fully automated (for example, through an online application or a self-service, point-of-sale system) or they may be used to provide decision support to people (for example, through a system used at a call center, branch, or store location, or in the back office).

ODM on Cloud enhances the Process Transformation portfolio that enables you to identify business situations and make decisions faster. It provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use platform that allows you to detect situations in real time and capture, automate, and govern frequently occurring, repeatable business decisions. As a result, you can better identify opportunities, respond to market demands, minimize risks, and operate consistently.



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Reference information
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For additional information on ODM on Cloud, refer to Software Announcements:

For information on IBM ODM V8.8, refer to Software Announcements:

For information on IBM ODM V8.7, refer to Software Announcements:

For information on IBM API Connect, refer to Software Announcements:



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

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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


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Education support
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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 that are offered provide the most current technical and product information. The courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. IBM draws from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students. The 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 and Skills website.



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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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Documentation for ODM on Cloud can be viewed from a web browser with internet access or be downloaded from IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services
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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 contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

ODM on Cloud requires:

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

Software requirements

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 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 ODM on Cloud instances will be provided to each entitled customer.



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Ordering information
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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.

Product Group: IBM Systems, Middleware

Product: IBM ODM on Cloud (5725-W47)

Product Category: Operational Decision Manager


Passport Advantage

IBM ODM on Cloud (5725-W47)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud Rules Decisions Million Rules Decisions per Month D1RMALL
IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud Rules Decisions Million Rules Decisions Overage D1RMBLL
IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud Managed Decision Artifacts Thousand Managed Decision Artifacts per Month D1RMCLL
IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud Managed Decision Artifacts Thousand Managed Decision Artifacts Overage D1RMDLL
IBM ODM on Cloud Service Level Agreement D1J68LL
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 ODM on Cloud

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM ODM on Cloud 5725-W47
  • Rules Decisions
  • Managed Decisions Artifacts
  • Engagement


Rules Decisions

Rules Decisions is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. A Rules Decision is the outcome of invoking a ruleset from a rule execution server. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the number of Rules Decisions, rounded up to the nearest Million, executed or processed by the IBM SaaS during the measurement period specified in Client's Proof of Entitlement 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.


Managed Decision Artifacts

Thousand Managed Decision Artifacts is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. A Managed Decision Artifact is an object managed by a decision management server. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the number of Decision Artifacts, rounded up to the nearest Thousand, managed by the IBM SaaS during the measurement period specified in Client's Proof of Entitlement or Transaction Document.



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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 Passport Advantage Agreement, the International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, the Cloud Services Agreement and associated Service Descriptions, or the IBM SaaS Terms of Use.

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

Subscription

The IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM SaaS Terms of Use or the IBM Cloud Services Agreement (CSA) and the Service Description govern your use of this offering.

Technical support

Technical support is provided for IBM SaaS and enabling software, as applicable, during the subscription period. Any enhancements, updates and other materials provided by IBM as part of any such technical support are considered to be part of IBM SaaS or enabling software, as applicable, and therefore governed by the SaaS Terms of Use or the CSA and associated Service Description. Technical support is included with IBM SaaS and is not available as a separate offering.

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

If warranted, refer to the warranty as stated in the Terms of Use document or the Cloud Services Agreement for this offering.

Money-back guarantee

No

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

No

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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