IBM Business Automation Workflow delivers an IBM PureApplication System pattern that offers a comprehensive platform to simplify designing and deploying business solutions

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP19-0105
April 9, 2019

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberAP distributionAP distribution
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Overview

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IBM® Business Automation Workflow delivers an IBM PureApplication® System pattern configuration. The pattern is based on Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2 that:

  • Simplifies the installation, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring experience for production deployment environments.
  • Uses elastic scaling policies to automatically detect when the configuration capacity should be increased to meet increasing demands on your clients' process solutions.
  • Accelerates setup of complex, highly available environments with optimized Business Automation Workflow high-availability patterns.
  • Enables users to focus critical resources on value-add activities and not on installation and configuration.
  • Expands Business Automation Workflow from program to transformation throughout your clients' company with proven, customizable patterns.
  • Enables system administrators to upgrade an existing IBM Business Process Manager V8.6 pattern-based deployment to Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2.
  • Allows deployment of new Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2 pattern-based deployments by using PureApplication System pattern configuration.



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Key requirements

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Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2 requires a:

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

Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2 pattern deployments require PureApplication System or PureApplication Service.

For details, see the Technical Information section.



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Planned availability date

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April 10, 2019: Electronic delivery



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Description

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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 on Business Automation Workflow, see IBM Marketplace.

For additional information on capabilities and ordering information for Business Automation Workflow V18.0, see Software Announcements:



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-H41 18.0.0.2 IBM Business Automation Workflow


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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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The pattern documentation will be available on April 10, 2019, on IBM Knowledge Center.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Specific hardware requirements for Business Automation Workflow Pattern V18.0.0.2 will be available on April 10, 2019, on the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website.

Software requirements

Specific software requirements for Business Automation Workflow Pattern V18.0.0.2 will be available on April 10, 2019, on the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website.

Planning information

Packaging

Business Automation Workflow 18.0.0.2 was delivered as a fix pack. That means:

  • Business Automation Workflow Pattern 18.0.0.2 is available as an electronic download with Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.1.
  • Business Automation Workflow 18.0.0.1 eAssembly is updated to include Business Automation Workflow pattern 18.0.0.2.

Business Automation Workflow is also available from IBM Marketplace.

On IBM Marketplace, clients can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.



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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

Use IBM Business Automation Workflow Pattern V18.0.0.2 from Passport Advantage to deploy new instances of IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2.

Note: IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2 was delivered as a fix pack, so Business Automation Workflow Pattern V18.0.0.2 is available with the eAssembly download for IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.1.

Use the IBM Business Automation Workflow Pattern V18.0.0.2 eFix from Fix Central to upgrade existing IBM Business Process Manager V8.6 deployments to IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2.

Ordering information remains unchanged from Software Announcements:

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IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2 (5741-H41)

License Information document title License Information document number
IBM Business Automation Workflow Enterprise V18.0.0.2 L-APIG-B5KGXG
IBM Business Automation Workflow Enterprise for Non-Production Environment V18.0.0.2 L-APIG-B5KGZW

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.

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

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International 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

See the following License Information documents on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0 (5741-H41)

License Information document title License information document number
IBM Business Automation Workflow Enterprise V18.0.0.2 L-APIG-B5KGXG
IBM Business Automation Workflow Enterprise for Non-Production Environment V18.0.0.2 L-APIG-B5KGZW

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents 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 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 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 technical support 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.
  • If you require additional technical support from IBM, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

For additional information on this support lifecycle, see the IBM Business Automation Workflow Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

License information number

See the following License Information documents 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

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

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 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.

Other support

Passport Advantage

Variable charges apply

No

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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Prices

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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.

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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, 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 customers.



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AP distribution

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Country/Region Announced
AP
ASEAN * Yes
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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