IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4 manages your enterprise documents throughout a full life cycle

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-350
December 11, 2007


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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Software Services
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
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At a glance

DB2 Document Manager V8.4 delivers significant improvements on usability and security enhancements as well as platform updates, including:

  • Filters for the Content Management user through group lists and improvements to password handling
  • Integration with Office documents through auto-naming capabilities in Microsoft® Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and support for Office 2007
  • Support for users who need to disconnect and work remotely
  • Offline synchronization, which prompts users to check in documents when they log in to the library

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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DB2® Document Manager V8.4 is a client application for DB2 Content Manager and Panagon Content Services that enables you to manage your documents and content as they transition through the various states that occur throughout the life cycle of a document, from creation to final disposition. It brings greater efficiency to your knowledge workers, offering easy-to-use interfaces and deep application integration with common office and CAD applications. It also gives you robust relationship management of related documents as well as their life cycle. It integrates with IBM Records Manager for complete management of documents from creation to disposition or destruction.

  • Document life-cycle management enables administrators to configure document business rules using a simple object-oriented, point-and-click interface.
  • Integrated records management enables automated document retention rules completely transparent to your users and manual declaration and classification of documents by users or group.
  • Scalable and extensible platform integrates across existing business applications and is tightly integrated with DB2 Content Manager and DB2 Records Manager.

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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
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Planned availability dates
  • December 14, 2007 (electronic software delivery)
  • January 18, 2008 (media and documentation)

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Documents are at the heart of many complex and critical business operations, including product development, financial reporting, marketing, customer and channel support, facilities management, regulatory compliance, and ISO 9000/14000 certifications. Document management services are key to the success of these business operations. They include version and rendition management, auditing, compound document support, and life-cycle management based on the rules that your organization establishes for document management.

DB2 Document Manager delivers proven techniques and tools to provide enterprise scale document management services when coupled with a robust, scalable, enterprise-capable repository, such as DB2 Content Manager or Panagon Content Services. DB2 Document Manager manages simple to complex, compound document relationships (documents, for example, comprising multiple components such as a Microsoft Word document with an embedded Excel spreadsheet and an embedded GIFF image). The life cycle and security of each component is managed by DB2 Document Manager while the appropriate interrelationships of documents are maintained.

Interrelationships of managed components can affect the retention of individual components. Through its integration with IBM Records Manager, DB2 Document Manager ensures that the appropriate business rules are applied when related documents of record are processed. Each component is efficiently stored and managed in the DB2 Content Manager repository. You can use the data modeling capabilities of the repository to create the interrelationships while maintaining referential integrity of these related components.

DB2 Document Manager delivers seamless records integration with DB2 Records Manager using common desktop applications. For example, you can declare and classify applications manually, automatically, or by life-cycle state.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

DB2 Document Manager is capable, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations: IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
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Product positioning

DB2 Document Manager V8.4 is a secure, robust, document management platform that manages the complete life cycle of business documents. It helps the CIO, senior IT, and LOB executives who need to improve productivity and manage cost effectively the complete life cycle of business documents across the enterprise.

DB2 Document Manager helps ensure that accurate and up-to-date documents are available on demand. When integrated with DB2 Records Manager, DB2 Document Manager also delivers records management capability. Unlike its competitors, DB2 Document Manager provides an open, scalable, and extensible platform for document management that easily integrates across existing business applications and processes. It fosters collaborative document creation and management across groups of globally dispersed creators, contributors, reviewers, and approvers, ensuring that accurate and up-to-date documents are available on demand.

Availability of national languages

Product description            Language        Availability date
IBM DB2 Document Manager       Multilingual    January 18, 2008
V8.4.0                         (French,


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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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No Hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

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Software requirements

DB2® Document Manager requires use of one of the following content repositories:

  • DB2 Content Manager V8.3 or V8.4
  • FileNet Content Services V5.4 or V5.5

Note: On May 11, 2004, the IBM Lotus® organization announced the Domino.Doc® end of service date of September 2005. DB2 Document Manager no longer supports any version of Domino.Doc.

Security, auditability, and control

DB2 Document Manager uses the security features of the host hardware or software.

The customer 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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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the IBM lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends its Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, they provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.
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Ordering information

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

Product information

Licensed function title      Product group   category
IBM DB2 Document Manager     IBM Database    Database
                             Management      Management
                             Other           Other
                             PID             Charge unit
Program name                 number          description
IBM DB2 Document Manager     5724-H90        Authorized

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A PoE must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM DB2 Document Manager

Part description                                         Part number
IBM DB2 Document Manager
DB2 Document Manager Authorized                          D54QPLL
 User(s) Lic & SW Maint 12 Mo
DB2 Document Manager Authorized                          E01N9LL
 User(s) SW Maint Annual Renewal
DB2 Document Manager Authorized                          D54QQLL
 User(s) SW Maint Reinstatement
 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 number
IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4.0
IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4 Windows(R) Multilingual    BF02SML
 Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM DB2 Document Manager V8.4.0

Entitled maintenance                                       Part
offerings description       Media packs description        number
DB2 Document Manager        IBM DB2 Document Manager       BF02SML
 Authorized User             V8.4 Windows Multilingual
                             Media Pack

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Terms and conditions

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.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and 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.

License Information form number(s)

Program name                      number             Form number
IBM DB2 Document Manager          5724-H90           L-TMQN-74MSTY

The program License Information is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
IBM DB2 Document Manager            No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

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 Reference:  YE001

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