IBM Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 delivers a platform refresh for IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.1 and adds support for Java 8

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP18-0411
September 11, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsAP distributionAP distribution

(Corrected on October 2, 2018)

The Software requirements section is revised.

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IBM® Digital Business Automation is a flexible platform that automates:

  • Repetitive human tasks
  • Content management
  • Process workflows
  • Data capture
  • Business decisions:
    • Improves responsiveness and consistency while reducing costs.
    • Allows businesses to make the right decisions at the right time by capturing, automating, and managing repeatable business rules.

IBM Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 can produce complex automated processes that can interact with large, back-end systems and services.

A business process is a set of related activities that produces an output that no activity would produce individually. Currently, software is an important part of the business automation environment. It allows a business to model its processes and can then be automated by integrating applications in the business process instead of requiring manual work. During run time, a business process that is created with software can also be monitored when in use and can improve the efficiency of the business process model.

Integration Designer is a development environment for end-to-end integration of clients' service-oriented architecture (SOA ). It is an Eclipse-based tool for building SOA-based business automation workflows and integration solutions. Clients can run those solutions in IBM Workflow Server runtime environments.

Clients can also provide a process from Integration Designer as an Advanced Integration Service for use by Web Process Designer in IBM Business Automation Workflow.

Capabilities in Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 include:

  • Support for IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.1
  • Support for Java™ 8 runtimes that includes Unit Test Environment (UTE)
  • Upgraded levels for IBM Rational® Application Developer V9.5.0.2 and Eclipse

Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 adopts the IBM Continuous Delivery support model

For additional benefits of Integration Designer, see IBM Knowledge Center.

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Key prerequisites

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Integration Designer requires:

  • Workstation with a supported operating system
  • Supported database server
  • Supported web browser

For details, see the Technical information section.

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Planned availability date

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September 21, 2018: Electronic distribution

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.

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Reference information

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For additional information on Digital Business Automation, see Software Announcements:

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

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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 (electronic download) September 21, 2018 Multilingual (Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Dutch, US English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish)

For the current list of languages supported, see the IBM Support website.

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

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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-C97 IBM Integration Designer

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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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Documentation will be available on IBM Knowledge Center by September 21, 2018.

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For details, see the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

Integration Designer requires:

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems
  • IBM Db2® servers
  • Browsers
    • Internet Explorer
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Google Chrome

For a current list of hardware and more detailed software requirements, see the IBM Support website.

Companion products

The following products complement this offering:

  • Digital Business Automation is a packaged offering that gives clients a simple way to acquire and utilize key offerings from across the IBM portfolio to digitize all aspects of business operations, which include workflow, decisions, content, and data capture.
  • 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, workflow uses advanced analytics, business rules, and collaboration to drive more successful, optimized business outcomes.

Planning information


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

Security, auditability, and control

Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 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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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.

Product group: IBM Cloud™

Product: IBM Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 (5725-C97)

Product category: Digital Business Automation

Passport Advantage

IBM Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 (5725-C97)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Integration Designer Authorized User License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0INXLL
IBM Integration Designer Authorized User Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0BRLLL
IBM Integration Designer Authorized User SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0INYLL

Charge metric

For IBM Integration Designer charge metrics, see the following License Information document on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Program name PID number License Information document number
IBM Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 5725-C97 L-APIG-B36EDS

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

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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.


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

Licenses under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) 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 can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: 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

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5725-C97 IBM Integration Designer V18.0.0.1 L-APIG-B36EDS

Select your language of choice. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies


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).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows 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 product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six 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.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy 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)


Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restrictions

Yes. See the License Information document in the Terms and Conditions section for details of any usage restrictions.

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 center. (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 Software 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.

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 Software Support Handbook.

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.

Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM PartnerWorld® website.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

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 go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

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 clients. Rates are based on a client'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, can help accelerate 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.

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Country/Region Announced
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka


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