New viewer license option supports broader enterprise rollout of IBM Blueworks Live

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-375
October 2, 2012

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Ordering information Ordering information
Product positioning Product positioning Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Statement of direction Statement of direction Prices Prices


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IBM is introducing a new viewer license option so that you can make the process information captured in Blueworks Live™ visible to a larger portion of your organization.

The viewer capabilities are targeted to the occasional viewer of processes and offered at a lower price point than licenses for editors or contributors.

With the viewer license option:



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Overview
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IBM® Blueworks Live is a premiere destination for business discovery and provides a helpful introduction to business process management (BPM).

Blueworks Live provides a single shared repository for business documents as well as social and collaborative capabilities to help you drive enterprise-wide innovation and business-led change.

IBM is introducing a new viewer license option so that you can make the process information captured in Blueworks Live visible to a larger portion of your organization. The viewer capabilities are targeted to the occasional viewer of processes and offered at a lower price point than licenses for editors or contributors.



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Key prerequisites
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Supported environments include:



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Planned availability date
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December 1, 2012



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Description
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IBM Blueworks Live is software as a service (SaaS) for business discovery, providing a single shared repository for enterprise-wide innovation and business-led change.

IBM is introducing a new viewer license option so that you can make the process information captured in Blueworks Live visible to a larger portion of your organization.

This new licensing option enables you to quickly and efficiently share process information across your enterprise.

To learn more about previously announced capabilities of Blueworks Live , reference Software Announcement 212-097, dated April 24, 2012 .

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


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Every company functions based on a set of processes. These processes allow a company to repeat a service or offering with enough efficiency to make money. While every company uses processes, not every company has a high level of visibility into their processes. For example, companies often have to check with individuals every time they need an update on the status of a process, and some companies have only vague notions of what their processes are, how long they take to complete, and how to improve them. In addition, many employees do not think about their jobs as processes, and they certainly do not think about BPM.

Every day, more and more companies are kicking off process improvement projects. When a process improvement project is successful, the business value delivered can be significant, resulting in less effort, lower costs, lower risks, increased productivity, higher agility, and a more competitive position in their industry.

For a process improvement project to be successful, it is imperative that everyone involved in the process is aligned on the fundamentals, and able to collaborate in a tool that accurately reflects the company process.

Today, companies have a variety of resources available to deal with process problems. They can visit web-based community sites to read blogs and articles, but often these provide only generic guidance, as companies will not share anything that gives them a competitive advantage. They can use collaboration software to create and assign simple tasks, but there is little tracking and visibility into the state of these processes. They can use traditional or cloud-based offerings to document and diagram processes, but this process documentation is often not shared broadly in the organization. They can purchase a BPM solution to model and execute processes, but these teams have the capacity to implement only the few processes with the largest impact to the business. They can create and deliver process education, but do not have a good way to track education history or the overall skill level of the organization.

Blueworks Live enables subject matter experts and analysts to document their processes and provides users with visibility and the tools to communicate about processes. There are many document-based collaboration tools in the market. Blueworks Live distinguishes itself from those other tools by engaging users in a process-focused, collaborative environment.

Blueworks Live provides an easy-to-use environment for the rapid discovery, definition, and documentation of business processes. Its graphical design and visualization tools are specifically designed to make it easy for process owners and business users to engage directly in the analysis and improvement of their business processes. As a cloud-based offering, it allows new contributors to the team to be added on demand and as needed, with no extensive training.

Blueworks Live provides the single, shared repository where participants can find the 'single version of truth' about any process. In this way, Blueworks Live helps facilitate successful process improvement projects by enabling users on the project improvement team to get aligned on process goals, problems, and areas for improvement. When the BPM team is ready to inventory, discover, and analyze the details of their own processes, Blueworks Live can be used as the 'system of record' for storing and sharing the detailed information for the client processes. As processes and improvement opportunities change over time, the details can be documented in Blueworks Live so that there is a single spot where users can go to access the latest up-to-date information.

Blueworks Live directly integrates with IBM Business Process Manager for implementation, execution, and optimization of business processes.



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Statement of direction
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IBM intends to make translated versions of Blueworks Live available for the following languages.

IBM also intends to offer new customers the option to host their Blueworks Live account on IBM SmartCloud™ Enterprise+, including locations in Europe and the United States.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Program number
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Program              Program
number               name
 
5725-G68             IBM Blueworks Live


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Education support
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IBM offers a full range of education support offerings for Blueworks Live .

Get Started Quickly

Blueworks Live features a Getting started guide, forums, expert advice, and a wide range of video tutorials to help you get started quickly. For more information, visit

http://www.blueworkslive.com

Go In Depth courses

ZB026 Process Modeling with IBM Blueworks Live

This introductory, self-paced course explains how to use Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and IBM Blueworks Live to define and model business processes. The course begins with an introduction to business process management (BPM) concepts and methods, and then covers process discovery, process definition, and creating process diagrams. The course teaches core modeling skills and best practice methods that improve the speed and quality of process definition using BPMN. Students also learn the core product skills and best practice methods needed to model processes with IBM Blueworks Live .

For more information about IBM Blueworks Live training, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/blueworks/index.html

IBM Business Process Manager courses complement Blueworks Live and combine the ideal mix of BPM coursework and practical experience into role-specific education tracks for analysts, developers, program managers, administrators, and executives. Complementing the coursework is mentoring that helps ensure BPM best practices are integrated into BPM projects.

IBM Business Process Manager experts work side-by-side, providing hands-on training. For more information about available WebSphere® Education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, visit

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


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Offering Information
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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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Product documentation, including a Getting started guide, FAQs, and video tutorials, is provided online for customers logged into IBM Blueworks Live at

http://www.blueworkslive.com


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Workstation running one of the supported browsers

Software requirements

One of the following:

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.

Planning information

Packaging

No software is shipped with this service offering.

Blueworks Live is available at

http://www.blueworkslive.com


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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. 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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Ordering information
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This product is available either by Passport Advantage or directly from the Blueworks Live website for purchase by credit card, in authorized geographies. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

 
Product group: WebSphere
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  IBM Blueworks Live            5725-G68
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
Charge metric
 
                    Part number or
Program name        PID number           Charge metric
 
IBM Blueworks Live  5725-G68
  - Editor                            Per authorized user
  - Contributor                       Per authorized user
  - Viewer                            Per 1000 authorized users

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Passport Advantage

 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number
 
IBM Blueworks Live
 
  Editor - Per authorized user
   Annual Subscription                                     D0PQILL
    12 Mo without support
 
   Daily Fee for Partial month                             D0PQKLL
    without support
 
  Contributor - Per authorized user
   Annual Subscription                                     D0PQJLL
    12 Mo without support
 
   Daily Fee for Partial month                             D0PQLLL
    without support
 
  Viewer - Per 1000 authorized users
   Annual Subscription                                     D0TEBLL
    12 Mo without support
 
   Daily Fee for Partial month                             D0TECLL
    without support


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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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is available either by Passport Advantage or directly from the Blueworks Live website for purchase by credit card, in authorized geographies. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing

The IBM Blueworks Live Terms of Use 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.

Technical support

Technical support is included with subscriptions purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® and is provided for this IBM SaaS offering and Enabling Software, as applicable, during the Subscription Period as set forth in the Terms of Use Agreement.

For details and to request support, visit

http://www.blueworkslive.com/terms

Technical support is included with the IBM SaaS and is not available as a separate offering.

Terms of use

The program's Terms of Use document is available on the IBM Software as a Service Terms of Use website

http://www.blueworkslive.com/terms
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

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 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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 customer 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 customers.

Trademarks

Blueworks Live and IBM SmartCloud are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, WebSphere, Passport Advantage and Express are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation 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

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/