ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i, V1.1 and ARCAD Observer for IBM i, V1.1 strengthen support for developers of business applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-151
April 11, 2017


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(Corrected on July 12, 2017)

Revised the Ordering information section to remove feature 6485.



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ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM® i automates the conversion of any RPG IV source code to RPG Free Format, achieving near 100% conversion accuracy. It supports unitary or mass conversion.

ARCAD Observer for IBM i supports the understanding of business applications. It includes:

  • Graphical diagramming of dependencies in business applications
  • I/O diagrams, data relationship model, and calling chains
  • Information synthesis and ease of navigation through millions of lines of code
  • Built-in diagram editor that enables enhancement and customization of diagrams and documentation
  • Impact analysis of simple and complex changes to your business applications


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ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i and ARCAD Observer for IBM i represent an important extension of the suite of application modernization tools within the IBM i portfolio of tools. Enterprises wanting to modernize business applications can use these tools to automate key activities of this process.

ARCAD RPG Converter:

  • Converts RPG to free-form RPG
  • Supports the latest language specifications
  • Includes Rational® Developer for i plug-in
  • Provides one-off or bulk conversion

ARCAD Observer:

  • Provides deep dependency analysis and powerful change impact analysis coupled with graphical presentation and reporting, giving analysts and developers a much faster understanding of applications
  • Automates program and application documentation creation
  • Provides impact analysis of simple and complex changes to your business applications
  • Integrates with IBM Rational Developer for i for making dependency information available to developers when and where they need it

Previously, these products were only available in Passport Advantage® (PPA). There are now available for ordering in Advanced Administrative System (AAS).



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Key prerequisites
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One of the following operating systems:

  • IBM i 7.2 or 7.3

For ARCAD RPG Converter, the following is required:

  • Rational Development Studio (5770-WDS)
    • Heritage Compilers feature
    • ILE Compilers Feature
  • Rational Developer for i, V9.1, or later
    • AAS (e-config) ordering system
      • 5733-RDW
    • Passport Advantage
      • 5724-Y99


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Planned availability date
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June 23, 2017



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Description
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ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i

The IBM RPG IV compiler includes the ability to use free-form-style coding, recognized as an important modernization language feature that can help productivity, application maintainability, and skills acquisition. The ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i tool automates the conversion of any RPG IV source code to RPG Free Format, achieving near 100% conversion accuracy. For example, the solution converts calculation specifications (C) and declaration specifications (H, F, D, P), and can even convert GOTO statements.

ARCAD RPG Converter supports unitary or mass conversion. That is, individual modules can be converted in a statement-by-statement fashion under the control of the user or as a bulk operation on many source members at once. Flexible licensing options enable you to purchase the optimum number of conversions based on the size of your application suite.

ARCAD Observer for IBM i

For those programmers needing to modernize and modularize their business application code, the first step is understanding the current code structure. The ARCAD Observer for IBM i provides support for understanding programs and applications, using a variety of techniques, including graphical diagramming of dependencies. It also provides I/O diagrams, data relationship models, and calling chain diagrams. The enhanced graphical diagramming of dependencies enables you to synthesize information and more easily navigate through millions of lines of code. With a built-in diagram editor, you can enhance and customize the diagrams and include them in documentation.

ARCAD Observer includes macroscopic views that enable you to define a functional decomposition of your application and assess dependencies between functional domains more easily. This helps developers do impact analysis of both simple and complex changes, giving them the complete understanding of a project before starting. It also improves productivity by allowing the developer to understand the scope of the changes and know what needs to be changed much faster.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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To learn more about ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i or ARCAD Observer for IBM i, contact your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner and request a briefing, demo, or proof of concept.

Use the appropriate selected support PID that follows to order the programs in the AAS:

  • To purchase ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i, use PID 5733-AC1.
  • To purchase ARCAD Observer for IBM i, use PID 5733-AO1.

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Program number VRM Program name
5733-AC1 1.1.0 ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i
5733-AO1 1.1.0 ARCAD Observer for IBM i

Product identification number

Program PID number

Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5733-AC1 5660-AC1 5662-AC1
  5661-AC1 5663-AC1
    5664-AC1

Program PID number

Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5733-AO1 5660-AO1 5662-AO1
  5661-AO1 5663-AO1
    5664-AO1


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Business Partner information
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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 217-151


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.



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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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Available for IBM i 7.2, or later releases, and can be ordered on IBM POWER7®, IBM POWER7 +, and IBM POWER8® machines.

Software requirements

For ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i or ARCAD Observer for IBM i software requirements, go to the IBM i Technology Updates website.

Limitations

Additional information can be found on the License Information documents found on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

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You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

Not applicable.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and 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.



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ARCAD RPG Converter (5733-AC1)

Feature description Feature number
Process option  
1st Nom-Proc ePoE Upg Reg 6001
Electronic Delivery 3450
Supply information  
ARCAD RPG Converter 5809
Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per 500 Programs 1Y SW Maintenance 0001
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453
Expedite Orders, Customer Pays Charge 3446
Registration only 3444

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-AC1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per 500 Programs NC Registration 2253
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 1Y After License (5661-AC1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per 500 Programs 1Y After License 0916
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-AC1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per 500 Programs 3Y SW Maintenance 1413
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 3Y After License (5664-AC1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per 500 Programs 3Y After License 0001
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD Observer (5733-AO1)

Feature description Feature number
Process option  
1st Nom-Proc ePoE Upg Reg 6001
Electronic Delivery 3450
Supply information  
ARCAD Observer 5809
Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per User 1Y SW Maintenance 0001
Process option  
Expedite Orders, Customer Pays Charge 3446
Registration only 3444
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD Observer SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-AO1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per User NC Registration 2255
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD Observer SWMA 1Y After License (5661-AO1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per User 1Y After License 0917
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD Observer SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-AO1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per User 3Y SW Maintenance 1414
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453

ARCAD Observer SWMA 3Y After License (5664-AO1)

Feature description Feature number
Charge features  
Per User 3Y After License 0001
Process option  
Electronic Delivery Only 3453


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and electronic Proof of Entitlement (ePOE) govern your use of the program. ePOEs are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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 program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

License number Program name
GC52-1404 ARCAD RPG Converter for IBM i, V1.1.0
GC52-1405 ARCAD Observer for IBM i, V1.1.0

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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

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 ePOE 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 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)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Yes

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, go to the IBM Support Handbooks page.

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 this agreement.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

ARCAD RPG Converter (5733-AC1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per 500 Programs 1Y SW Maintenance 0001  

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-AC1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per 500 Programs NC Registration 2253  

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 1Y After License (5661-AC1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per 500 Programs 1Y After License 0916  

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-AC1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per 500 Programs 3Y SW Maintenance 1413  

ARCAD RPG Converter SWMA 3Y After License (5664-AC1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per 500 Programs 3Y After License 0001  

ARCAD Observer (5733-AO1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per User 1Y SW Maintenance 0001  

ARCAD Observer SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-AO1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per User NC Registration 2255  

ARCAD Observer SWMA 1Y After License (5661-AO1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per User 1Y After License 0917  

ARCAD Observer SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-AO1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per User 3Y SW Maintenance 1414  

ARCAD Observer SWMA 3Y After License (5664-AO1)

Feature description Feature number OTC
Per User 3Y After License 0001  

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-217-151-LIST_PRICES_2017_04_11.PDF ENUS-217-151-LIST_PRICES_2017_04_11.PDF

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