IBM Cloud Pak for Automation V19.0.1 delivers Red Hat-certified container images, intelligent document processing, and IBM Business Automation Insights enhancements

IBM Canada Software Announcement A19-0359
June 3, 2019

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(Corrected on September 17, 2019)

The Ordering information section is revised.


(Corrected on June 18, 2019)

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Overview

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IBM Cloud™ Pak for Automation, previously announced as IBM® Digital Business Automation (DBA) for Multicloud, delivers a robust, end-to-end solution for business automation needs within the clients' enterprise. In the current competitive marketplace, digital companies use software automation to achieve higher revenue per employee than their traditional counterparts. Automation can maximise revenue per employee by reinventing the client experience while reducing costs.

Cloud Pak for Automation platform delivers an integrated and managed collection of containerized or virtualized IBM Automation Platform for Digital Business services that enable rapid deployment and reduce operational costs. Cloud Pak for Automation also digitizes all aspects of business operations and can extend the workforce with digital labour to enable businesses to scale.

Cloud Pak for Automation V19.0.1 delivers enhancements that include the ability to:

  • Upgrade to the latest release of:
    • IBM Operational Decision Manager (IBM ODM) V8.10.2
    • IBM Business Automation Workflow V19.0.0.x
    • IBM FileNet® Content Manager V5.5.3
  • Use Red Hat certified container images for Digital Business Automation workloads.
  • Collect events from FileNet Content Manager into IBM Business Automation Insights and work with a pre-built dashboard.
  • Automatically classify documents and extract key business data from the documents using the newly introduced Business Automation Content Analyzer. This includes the ability to enrich metadata for existing documents in FileNet Content Manager and make them more searchable.

Effective June 28, 2019, see IBM Knowledge Center for additional benefits of IBM Cloud Pak for Automation.



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Key requirements

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IBM Cloud Pak for Automation requires:

  • Workstation with a supported operating system
  • Supported web browser

For additional requirements, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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June 28, 2019



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Description

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The IBM Cloud Pak for Automation V19.0.1 offering includes containerized forms of the following programs:

  • Business Automation Workflow V19.0.0.x (5737-H41)

    Business Automation Workflow combines IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) and IBM Case Manager into one workflow offering. It unites information, process, and users to provide a 360-degree view of work. In addition to process management and case management, it:

    • Uses advanced analytics, business rules, and collaboration to drive more successful, optimised business outcomes.
    • Provides:
      • Tools that simplify designing and deploying business solutions
      • A ready-to-use interface that is flexible and customizable and can be extended to create role-based client experiences
      • An active-content infrastructure that manages the persisted case object model and enables content-based events for case activities
      • A common environment for straight-through processing, human, and case-oriented workflows
      • Rich analytics to track and measure workflow business performance
      • Methods to help users to gather the right content, apply analytics for more accurate decisions, and take necessary actions to assure better business outcomes
      • Ability to identify and incorporate both structured and unstructured content into workflows, regardless of where that content lives either on premises, in the cloud, or in the field with mobile devices

    For additional information about Business Automation Workflow, see the Software Announcements in the Reference information section.

  • IBM ODM V8.10.2 (5725-B69)

    ODM is an advanced business rules management system. It is part of the Automation Platform for Digital Business that helps clients capture, automate, and govern frequent, repeatable business decisions. ODM adds real-time decision making to clients' day-to-day operations. It can help ensure that client applications remain current and well aligned with their changing business objectives.

    ODM V8.10 supports organizations in virtually every industry to:

    • Automate and govern operational decision making across business processes and applications that help to improve business insight and ensure consistent outcomes.
    • Easily and consistently help business stakeholders to implement, test, and deploy decision changes to meet new market demands and policy requirements.
    • Help stakeholders understand how business decisions that drive operations are made.
    • Apply decisions consistently across applications .

    ODM V8.10.2 includes additional features that are integrated in Decision Center Business Console:

    • Users can generate a report describing the content of a decision service.
    • Users can view and edit technical rules and functions .

    For additional information about ODM, see the Software Announcements in the Reference information section.

  • FileNet Content Manager V5.5.3 (5724-R81)

    FileNet Content Manager powers the Automation Platform for Digital Business to enable clients to manage their organizations' content and documents. This scalable software offers:

    • Intelligent content services
    • Document management
    • Content consolidation
    • Content-based application development
    • Compliance and governance
    • Lifecycle management

    It helps clients gain secure, mobile, anytime access to support critical business processes.

    FileNet Content Manager V5.5.3 includes View content dashboards by using Business Automation Insights.

    For additional information about FileNet Content Manager V5.5, see the Software Announcements in the Reference information section.

  • Business Automation Insights

    Business Automation Insights is a platform-level component that provides visualization and insights to business owners. It feeds a unified data lake with business automation data that can be used to infuse artificial intelligence in the Automation Platform for Digital Business. Based on current open source technologies, Business Automation Insights:

    • Allows the capture of events generated by the operational systems implemented with the Automation Platform for Digital Business products.
    • Aggregates operational data in business relevant KPIs.
    • Presents operational data in meaningful dashboards that allows lines of business to have a near real-time view on their business operations.
    • Takes advantage of the valuable data that is generated by operational systems implemented with the Automation Platform for Digital Business, to apply machine learning algorithms that can infuse intelligence in the platform, and that allow guiding knowledge workers and business owners. Potential applications include the ability to:
      • Recommend decisions.
      • Predict process duration.
      • Advise next best task.
      • Predict bottlenecks or Service Level Agreement (SLA) breakage.
      • Optimize processes.

    In this release, artificial intelligence (AI) potential is illustrated in the form of Jupyter notebooks examples that data scientists and developers can take advantage.

    Designed as an open platform, Business Automation Insights can be enriched with new dashboards, new aggregates, and new Machine Learning algorithms to be even more relevant to specific business domains or objectives.

  • Business Automation Content Analyzer

    Business Automation Content Analyzer is an intelligent data component of the platform. It enables organizations to efficiently and securely classify and extract data from large volumes of their content as they transform their business. This can significantly increase productivity and scale of an organization's' digital operations. It provides:

    • A design tool for a business analyst that is fast and easy to configure
    • Document classification
    • Business data extraction into key-value pairs
    • Table identification header and section extraction
    • Conversion to searchable PDF file format
    • An API for developers who need to add intelligent data features to their applications

    FileNet Content Manager and IBM Datacap both provide features that process documents using Business Automation Content Analyzer.

    Business Automation Content Analyzer addresses a variety of use cases that include the ability to:

    • Update and populate metadata properties on documents that are contained in or added to FileNet Content Manager.
    • Complement document capture systems with AI capabilities for better classification and extraction results.
    • Automate and accelerate workflow processes that require data from documents to update systems and make decisions.
    • Extract and transform data from documents to use in analytics and data science applications.
    • Automate document transactions when used together with IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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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Reference information

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For additional information about IBM Cloud Pak for Automation, see the IBM Digital Business Automation for Multicloud Software Announcements:

For additional information about Digital Business Automation offering, see Software Announcements:

For additional information about IBM Cloud Private, see Software Announcements:

For additional information about ODM, see Software Announcements:

For additional information about Business Automation Workflow, see Software Announcements:

For additional information about FileNet Content Manager, see the following Software Announcements:



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-I23 19.0.1 IBM Cloud Pak for Automation
5737-H41 19.0.0.x IBM Business Automation Workflow
5725-B69 8.10.2 IBM Operational Decision Manager
5724-R81 5.5.3 IBM FileNet Content Manager
N/A N/A Business Automation Insights
N/A N/A Business Automation Content Analyzer


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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, see the IBM Skills Gateway 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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Effective June 28, 2019, documentation will be available on 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

Effective June 28, 2019, for current hardware requirements, see the Software Products Compatibility Reports website and specify the product name in the search box.

Software requirements

Effective June 28, 2019, for the current software requirements, see the Software Products Compatibility Reports website and specify the product name in the search box.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

Direct client support

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



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

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 Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

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


Passport Advantage

IBM Cloud Pak for Automation V19.0.1 (5737-I23)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20RULL
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PMHLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D20RVLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D20RNLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.

Description Trade-up part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation Virtual Processor Core from Eligible Programs Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20RWLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation on IBM Z® Virtual Processor Core from Eligible Programs on IBM Z Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20RZLL

Clients must have current Software Subscription and Support (S&S) in place for all of the licenses that will be traded-up by the use of the trade-up parts. Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner if you have any questions.


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z

Order the part numbers when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on IBM Z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and an IBM Z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set.

IBM Cloud Pak for Automation V19.0.1 (5737-I23)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20RXLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PMILL
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D20RYLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D20RPLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program number License Information document title License information document number
5737-I23 IBM Cloud Pak for Automation V19.0.1 L-ASAY-BB3JR2
  IBM Cloud Pak for Automation 19.0.1 for Developers L-ASAY-BB3KHK

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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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.

This product is only available through 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.

Software Maintenance

This program is 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 (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 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

For License Information documents, see the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Program number License Information document title License information document number
5737-I23 IBM Cloud Pak for Automation V19.0.1 L-ASAY-BB3JR2
  IBM Cloud Pak for Automation 19.0.1 for Developers L-ASAY-BB3KHK

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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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 Support Guide.

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program version or release of a specific program within this offering will be available as long as:

  • The program is still supported
  • Your Software Subscription and Support for this offering is in effect

Program technical support terms

  • Technical support of a program product version or release is available for a minimum of two years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This enables you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program.
  • Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates of the program.
  • You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice.

Additional technical support from IBM is available by contacting your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

For additional information on this support lifecycle, see the IBM Cloud Pak for Automation Support Lifecycle Policy website.

License information number

License Information documents are available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

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, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

For any usage restrictions, see the License Information documents listed in this Terms and conditions section.

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 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 centre. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. 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.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

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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Prices

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