IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7 enables proactive decisions in the business moment

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-415
October 1, 2014


Table of contents
 Overview Overview  Publications Publications
 Key prerequisites Key prerequisites  Technical information Technical information
 Planned availability date Planned availability date  Ordering information Ordering information
 Description Description  Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
 Product positioning Product positioning  Prices Prices
 Program number Program number   Order now Order now


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IBM® Operational Decision Manager (IBM ODM) V8.7 delivers new and enhanced capabilities, plus restructured product packaging:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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Smarter Process is the IBM approach for reinventing business operations to enable greater customer-centricity in the age of mobile social, cloud, and big data. A Smarter Process approach drives greater efficiency and optimization in to end-to-end processes through software capabilities such as operational decision management, business process management, and case management.

IBM Operational Decision Manager (IBM ODM) V8.7 enhances the Smarter Process portfolio by enabling 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 manage frequently occurring, repeatable business decisions. As a result, you can better identify opportunities, respond to market demands, minimize risks, and operate consistently.

In IBM ODM V8.7, end-to-end simulation capabilities empower business stakeholders to define key performance indicators (KPI), simulation scenarios, and custom graphical reports with no support from IT.

The Decision Server offerings are restructured as Advanced, Standard, and Express, to address the incremental requirements from basic rules to full decision management. IBM ODM Express® provides an entry point that is designed for initial business rules projects. IBM ODM Standard offers full transactional decision management across the enterprise. IBM ODM Advanced further extends the offering to include proactive decision automation in the business moment.

The IBM decision management platform is extended with Decision Server Insights that enables real-time, context-rich decision automation for proactive decisions in the business moment, to constantly evaluate opportunities and risks at the time of interaction for immediate business action. Decision Server Insights takes advantage of and expands on the event processing and decision modeling and management capabilities of IBM ODM, introducing rich time modeling, reasoning and analytics to detect and respond to intricate patterns and trends; innovative global analytics to extract valuable insights over populations of business entities in real-time; and generalized, business-friendly modeling over all aspects of the decision model design. In addition, Decision Server Insights delivers built-in integration with IBM SPSS® to easily use predictive analytics at the time of interaction. Decision Server Insights is included with the Advanced edition of IBM ODM V8.7.

IBM ODM V8.7 supports organizations in virtually every industry by:



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IBM ODM operates with a range of operating environments that include AIX®, HP-UX, IBM i, Red Hat Enterprise Linux™, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Solaris, and Windows™.

For details on the specific requirements, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Description
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The ability to effectively automate decision-making within and across business systems helps maximize organizational efficiency. This helps increase employee productivity, and improve the quality and consistency of operational decisions that are made repeatedly in the course of the business day.

IBM ODM V8.7 helps address decision-automation challenges by enabling organizations to build highly flexible, adaptable solutions that can detect and react to threats and opportunities and quickly adapt to changing business conditions.

IBM ODM V8.7 includes:

IBM ODM helps organizations adapt quickly to changing conditions, align across business and IT, and act with precision and reliability. It provides visibility to achieve clearer line of sight to business operations, collaboration capabilities to help foster cross-functional and cross-divisional outcomes, and built-in governance to align business operations with strategic intent in the face of change.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM ODM support is available as of December 5, 2014, 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.

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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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 based on data and situational context, as well as 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).

IBM ODM V8.7 enhances the Smarter Process 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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For additional information on IBM ODM V8.6, refer to 214-147, dated April 22, 2014.

For additional information on IBM ODM V8.5.1, refer to 213-411, dated October 1, 2013.

For additional information on IBM ODM for z/OS®, V8.6 and Business Rules for z/OS, V8.6, refer to 214-137, dated April 22, 2014.

For additional information on IBM ODM for z/OS, V8.5.1 and Business Rules for z/OS, V8.5.1, refer to 213-408, dated October 1, 2013.



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Description               Availability date     Language
 
IBM ODM V8.7              December 5, 2014      Multilingual
 (electronic download)                          (Chinese Simplified,
                                                Chinese Traditional,
                                                Dutch, English US,
                                                French, German, Italian,
                                                Japanese, Korean, Polish
                                                Portuguese Brazilian,
                                                Russian, Spanish)
IBM ODM V8.7               December 12, 2014    Multilingual
 (media pack)                                   (Chinese Simplified,
                                                Chinese Traditional,
                                                Dutch, English US,
                                                French, German, Italian,
                                                Japanese, Korean, Polish,
                                                Portuguese Brazilian,
                                                Russian, Spanish)
 

For the current list of languages supported, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/ilog_supported_languages.html


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Program                Program
number        VRM      name
 
5725-B69      8.7.0    IBM Operational Decision Manager
 


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Consulting and services

Professional services are available to help clients get into production quickly and, if desirable, to assist with planning and growing into full-blown business integration solutions. These services can be provided through our IBM Business Partner community or through IBM Global Services.

To contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services


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Education is a key component to ensuring software success. IBM creates a comprehensive portfolio of education material to help customers 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.

Role-based, training paths can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

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

For more information about available education offerings, search on the product name at

http://www.ibm.com/training


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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IBM ODM documentation is available at IBM Knowledge Center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or run locally. A local copy of the documentation can be downloaded and installed. Any new or updated version of the documentation can be added to a locally installed information center.

A Quick Start Guide is shipped with the product.

Effective December 5, 2014, the English and national language versions of the IBM ODM V8.7 documentation will be available at IBM Knowledge Center:

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSQP76_8.7.0


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For details, refer to the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

The following information is correct at the time of the announcement of IBM ODM V8.7. For the current and full information on system requirements, please consult the IBM ODM detailed system requirements page at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023067
IBM Decision Center V8.7

Supported operating system

AIX (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)

HP-UX (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)

IBM i (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)

Solaris (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)

Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Decision Center Business Console and Decision Center Enterprise Console)

Microsoft™ Windows Decision Center Business Console, Decision Center Enterprise Console and Rule Solutions for Office)

1
Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.

Supported application servers

Supported databases

Browsers

Microsoft Office for Rule Solution for Office

Decision Server Insights component

Supported operating system for Insights Server and Insights Designer

Red Hat Linux

Windows

Supported databases

Browsers

Software Development Kit for Insights Designer

Decision Server Rules component

Supported operating system

AIX (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)

HP-UX (Rule Execution Server)

IBM i (Rule Execution Server)

Solaris (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)

Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)

Windows (Rule Designer, Rule Execution Server and Scorecard Modeler)

1
Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.

Supported application servers

Supported databases

Browsers

Software Development Kit for Rule Designer

Decision Server Events component

Supported operating system

AIX (Event Runtime)

HP-UX (Event Runtime)

Solaris (Event Runtime)

Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Event Runtime and Event Designer)

Windows (Event Runtime and Event Designer)

1
Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.

Supported application servers

Supported databases

Browsers

Software Development Kit for Event Designer

IBM Decision Server Standard V8.7 and IBM Decision Server Express V8.7

Decision Server Rules component

Supported operating system

AIX (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)

HP-UX (Rule Execution Server)

IBM i (Rule Execution Server)

Solaris (Rule Designer in Headless mode only and Rule Execution Server)

Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux (Rule Designer and Rule Execution Server)

Windows (Rule Designer, Rule Execution Server and Scorecard Modeler)

1
Server supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.

Supported application servers

Supported databases

Browsers

Software Development Kit for Rule Designer

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.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction topic in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support
Packaging

IBM ODM V8.7 is distributed via electronic download and a set of physical media packs consisting of multiple DVDs and CD-ROMs. 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

IBM ODM V8.7 uses the security and auditability features of the host software. 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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Software Services
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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, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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This product is only available via 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.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/
 
Product group: Application and Integration Middleware
 
Product: IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7
         (5725-B69)
 
 
Product category: Operational Decision Manager
 

Passport Advantage

 
                                                            Part
Program name/Description                                    number
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced
 
IBM Decision  Center  - Processor Value Unit (PVU)
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0IIZLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0BQ5LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0IJ1LL
 
IBM Decision Server Advanced - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0G80LL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0AI1LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0G81LL
 
IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production Environment
  - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0P08LL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0DK5LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0P09LL
 
IBM Decision Server Advanced - Resource Value Unit (RVU)
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0IM9LL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0BR5LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0IMALL
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard
 
IBM Decision  Center  - Processor Value Unit (PVU)
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0IIZLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0BQ5LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0IJ1LL
 
IBM Decision Server Standard - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0ILMLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0BQWLL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0ILNLL
   
IBM Decision Server Standard for Non-Production Environment
  - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0P0DLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0DK8LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0P0ELL
 
IBM Decision Server Standard - RVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0IQWLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0BSHLL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0IQXLL
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Express
 
IBM Decision  Center  Express - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0Z2ZLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0H9SLL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0Z30LL
 
IBM Decision Server Express - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0Z1ILL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0H93LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0Z1JLL
 
IBM Decision Server Express for Non-Production Environment
  - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0Z2ILL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0H9HLL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0Z2JLL
 

Passport Advantage trade-up

The following list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers.

 
                                                            Trade-up
                                                            part
Precursor product            Trade-up product               number
 
IBM Decision Server          IBM Decision Server            D0IL8LL
 Standard - License           Advanced - PVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server          IBM Decision Server            D0P0ULL
 Advanced Non-Production -    Advanced - PVU
 License + SW Subscription
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express  IBM Decision Server            D0Z50LL
 - License + SW Subscription  Advanced - PVU
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Events   IBM Decision Server            D0IL9LL
 Edition - License +          Advanced - PVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server          IBM Decision Server Advanced   D0IL6LL
 Standard for zEnterprise®     for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 BladeCenter® Extn and Linux   Extension and Linux on
 on System z - License +      System z - PVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
   
IBM Decision Server           IBM Decision Server Advanced  D0P0VLL
 Advanced Non-Production      for zEnterprise BladeCenter 
 for zEnterprise BladeCenter  Extension and Linux on   
 Extn and Linux on System     System z - PVU
 z - License +                
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server           IBM Decision Server           D0LS8LL
 Standard - License +         Advanced - RVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - RVU
 
IBM Decision  Center          IBM Decision Center - PVU     D0Z5KLL
 Express - PVU
 
IBM Decision  Center          IBM Decision Center for       D0Z5LLL
 Express for zEnterprise      zEnterprise BladeCenter
 BladeCenter Extension        Extension and Linux on
 and Linux on System z -      System z - PVU
 PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server Advanced  D0Z51LL
 for zEnterprise BladeCenter  for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension and Linux on       Extension and Linux on
 System z - License +         System z - PVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Events    IBM Decision Server Advanced  D0IL7LL
 Edition for zEnterprise      for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 BladeCenter Extn and Linux   Extension and Linux on
 on System z - License +      System z - PVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server           IBM Decision Server Advanced  D0Q2JLL
 Standard Non-Production -    for Non-Production
 License + SW Subscription    Environment - PVU
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Events    IBM Decision Server Advanced  D0Q2KLL
 Edition Non-Production -     for Non-Production
 License + SW Subscription    Environment - PVU
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server Advanced  D0Z5QLL
 for Non-Production           for Non-Production
 Environment - License +      Environment - PVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server           IBM Decision Server Advanced  D0Q2LLL
 Standard Non-Production      for Non-Production
 for zEnterprise BladeCenter  Environment for zEnterprise
 Extn and Linux System z      BladeCenter for zEnt
 License + SW Subscription    Extn and Linux System z -
 & Support 12 Months - PVU    PVU
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server Standard  D1506LL
 for Non-Production           for Non-Production
 Environment for zEnterprise  Environment for zEnterprise
 BladeCenter for zEnt         BladeCenter for zEnt
 Extn and Linux System z -    Extn and Linux System z -
 PVU                          PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server           D1507LL
 for Non-Production           Standard for Non-Production
 Environment - License +      Environment - PVU
 SW Subscription & Support
 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server           D1508LL
 for zEnterprise BladeCenter  Standard for zEnterprise
 Extn and Linux System z -    BladeCenter Extn and
 License + SW Subscription    Linux and System z - PVU
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server           D1509LL
 License + SW Subscription    Standard
 & Support 12 Months - PVU    - PVU
 
 
IBM Decision Server           IBM Decision Server           D0P0ZLL
 Standard Non-Production      Standard for zEnterprise
 zEnterprise BladeCenter      BladeCenter Extn and
 Extn and Linux System z -    Linux and System z - PVU
 License + SW Subscription
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server           IBM Decision Server           D0P0YLL
 Standard Non-Production -    Standard - PVU
 License + SW Subscription
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Events    IBM Decision Server           D0Q2MLL
Edition Non-Production        Advanced for
 zEnterprise BladeCenter      Non-Production Environment
 Extn and Linux System z -    for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 License + SW Subscription    Extn and Linux System z -
 & Support 12 Months - PVU    PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server           D0Z5RLL
 Non-Production Environment   Advanced for
 zEnterprise BladeCenter      Non-Production Environment
 Extn and Linux System z -    for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 License + SW Subscription    Extn and Linux System z -
 & Support 12 Months - PVU    PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server Express   D0Z1KLL
 Non-Production Environment   - PVU
 License + SW Subscription
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 
IBM Decision Server Express   IBM Decision Server Express   D0Z1NLL
 Non-Production Environment   for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 zEnterprise BladeCenter      Extn and Linux System z
 Extn and Linux System z -    - PVU
 License + SW Subscription
 & Support 12 Months - PVU
 

Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner if you have any questions.

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 Operational Decision Manager V8.7

Media packs                                                 Part
 description                                                number
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced V8.7              B801TML
 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard                   B801UML
 and Express V8.7
 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
 
IBM Operational Decision Server Events Edition V8.7         B801VML
 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack
 

Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines and/or zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and/or the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

                                                            Part
Program name/Description                                    number

IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced
  
IBM Decision Server Advanced for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension and Linux on System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0G7JLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0AHVLL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0G7KLL
 
IBM Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production
 Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension
 and Linux on System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0P05LL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0DK4LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0P06LL
 
IBM Decision  Center  for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension
 and Linux on System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0IIVLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0BQ4LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0IIWLL
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard
 
IBM Decision Server Standard for Non-Production
 Environment for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and
 Linux on System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0P0FLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0DK9LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0P0GLL
 
IBM Decision Server Standard for zEnterprise
 BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0ILBLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0BQSLL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0ILCLL
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Express
 
IBM Decision Server Express for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension and Linux on System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0Z1LLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0H94LL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0Z1MLL
 
IBM Decision Server Express for Non-Production Environment
 for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on
 System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0Z2QLL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0H9LLL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0Z2RLL
 
IBM Decision  Center  Express for zEnterprise BladeCenter
 Extension and Linux on System z - PVU
  License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months             D0Z33LL
  Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                  E0H9ULL
  SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months         D0Z34LL
 

Charge metric

 
Program name                  PID number        Charge metric
 
IBM Operational               5725-B69          Processor Value Unit
 Decision Manager V8.7
 
IBM Operational               5725-B69          Resource Value Unit
 Decision Manager V8.7
 

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the program specific table. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource. Refer to the program specific RVU table.

Notes

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/subcaplicensing.html

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

Program
number      Program name                     Value Unit exhibit

5725-B69   IBM Operational Decision          Processor Value Units
            Manager V8.7
 
5725-B69   IBM Operational Decision          Resource Value Units
            Manager V8.7
 

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:



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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 via 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.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the programs. 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the programs 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 programs as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

IBM ODM V8.7

 
Program name                                        LI number
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced 
 - Decision  Center  V8.7                           L-ASAY-9M9GCE
 
Decision Server Advanced V8.7                       L-ASAY-9M9GTD
 - Decision Server Advanced
 - Decision Server Advanced for Non-Production
    Environment
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Standard
 - Decision  Center  V8.7                           L-ASAY-9M9GCE
 
Decision Server Standard V8.7                       L-ASAY-9M9GNX
 - Decision Server Standard
 - Decision Server Standard for Non-Production
    Environment
 
IBM Operational Decision Manager Express
- Decision  Center  Express V8.7                    L-ASAY-9M9GES
 
Decision Server Express V8.7                        L-ASAY-9M9GQB
 - Decision Server Express
 - Decision Server Express for Non-Production
    Environment
 

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Program technical support

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via 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, via 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.

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, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/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.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
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.

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software pricing, at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, apply when running:

Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:



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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

IBM Global Financing

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 visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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, permits accelerated 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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Email:      callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_criteria

For questions regarding Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_contacts
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i5/OS and AIX 5L are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Express, SPSS, AIX, z/OS, Passport Advantage, POWER, System z, WebSphere, DB2, pureScale, zEnterprise, BladeCenter, System i, System p, OS/400 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

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