IBM Operational Decision Management on Cloud Express offers a new lower priced entry point for IBM Operational Decision Management on Cloud

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-387
September 25, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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At a glance

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This latest release of IBM® Operation Decision Manager (ODM) on Cloud is targeted toward Express® users and offers a:

  • Lower priced point
    • Delivers same function as ODM on Cloud, but is provisioned as a single environment only.
    • Designed for non-mission critical applications and High Availability (HA) is not provided.
  • Lower entitlement
    • No required minimum.
    • Offering that is priced as an "Instance" with no overages and users are entitled to not more than 1 Million Decisions and 500 Artifacts. For higher entitlements, the ODM on Cloud offering should be ordered.
  • Fully managed cloud service with the freedom that it offers

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ODM on Cloud Express is a cloud service that is based on ODM on Cloud but is available at a lower priced entry point. ODM on Cloud helps users capture, automate, and manage rule-based business decisions. It is a business rule automation platform that anyone can work with, from IT to business-line leaders. Users can quickly initiate business rule management projects at lower costs by reducing the need for IT assistance, and hardware and software acquisitions. It can quickly authorize a loan, decide on a promotion, or detect a cross-sell opportunity with high precision and customization. This service allows users to remain up to date and aligned with the changing business objectives of their organization.

ODM on Cloud Express provides:

  • Full-decision management. Captures, manages, and automates business policies, practices, and regulations on the cloud. Gain more visibility and control of users' business decisions.
  • An even lower bar of entry. Designed for non-mission-critical, simpler business rule applications with lower entitlements than the starting point for ODM on Cloud.
  • Faster time to value. Provides a single, preconfigured development environment that could be used for development, test, or production to get users started within 48 hours without IT support.

ODM on Cloud Express is available exclusively on IBM Cloud™ infrastructure and managed by IBM. It delivers the market-leading Business Rule Management System (BRMS) benefits that are similar to those available in the on-premises IBM ODM Server product.

For existing capabilities and additional ordering options and products that are available with ODM on Cloud Express, see the Software Announcements that are listed in the Reference information section.

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Key prerequisites

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IBM ODM on Cloud Express requires an internet connection and a workstation with a browser.

For specific browser requirements, see the Technical information section.

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Planned availability date

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October 19, 2018

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

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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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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 IBM ODM on Cloud, see Software Announcements:

For additional information on IBM ODM V8.9, see to Software Announcements

For additional information on IBM ODM on Cloud for US Federal, see Software Announcements 215-232, dated June 23, 2015, and 214-462, dated October 21, 2014.

For additional information on IBM Business Automation Workflow on Cloud, see Software Announcement 218-372, dated August 14, 2018.

For additional information on IBM BPM Express on Cloud Express, see Software Announcement 216-365, dated December 13, 2016.

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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM ODM on Cloud Express October 19, 2018 Multilingual (Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, English US, French, German, Italian Japanese, Korean, Portuguese-Brazilian, Russian, Spanish)

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-W47 Cloud Service IBM ODM on Cloud

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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Skills Gateway website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

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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 for IBM ODM on Cloud Express will be available on October 19, 2018, from IBM Knowledge Center.

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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

ODM on Cloud Express requires:

  • A workstation that supports one of the web browsers as listed in the Software requirements section
  • A direct, internet connection

Software requirements

ODM on Cloud Express requires one of the following supported web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer V11
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR 45
  • Google Chrome 55
  • Microsoft™ Edge 25

Rule Designer support the following operating systems:

  • AIX®
  • Linux®
  • MacOS
  • Windows™ 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012

For a current list of hardware and software requirements, see the IBMSoftware Product Compatibility Reports website.

Planning information


This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.

Access to IBM ODM on Cloud Express instances will be provided to each entitled customer.

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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: Hybrid Cloud

Product: IBM ODM on Cloud (5725-W47)

Product Category: Digital Process Automation

Passport Advantage

IBM ODM on Cloud (5725-W47)

Except for the following new part number, the remaining ordering information is unchanged from information that was announced in Software Announcements:

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud Express Instance per Month D20W2LL

Charge metric

Definitions of the charge metrics for this cloud service can be found in the following Service Description document:

Program name PID number Service Description document number
IBM ODM on Cloud 5725-W47 8177

See the Cloud Services terms website to find the service description that corresponds to the date of this announcement. Select your language, then scroll down to the charge metrics section.

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Terms and conditions

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Technical support

Technical support is provided for Cloud Services and enabling software, as applicable, during the subscription period. Any enhancements, updates, and other materials provided by IBM as part of any such technical support are considered to be part of the Cloud Service, as applicable, and therefore governed by the applicable agreement as defined in Client's quote or transaction document. Technical support is included with the Cloud Service and is not available as a separate offering.

Additional technical support information for this Cloud Service offering may be found in the IBM Support Handbook or in service-specific documentation.

Service description

The following service description document applies to the offering in this announcement.

Program identifier Service Description document title Service Description document number
5725-W47 IBM ODM on Cloud 8177

See the Cloud Services terms website to find the Service Description document that corresponds to the date of this announcement. Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Limited warranty

See the warranty defined in the applicable agreement governing client's acquisition for this offering.

Money-back guarantee


Volume orders (IVO)


Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restrictions


This offering is subject to usage restrictions:

  • Scheduled planned maintenance is not available on weekends
  • An Instance will be provisioned on either US or Amsterdam data centers only depending on customer location

See Service Description document on the Cloud Services terms website for details about these restrictions and for any new or revised restrictions.

Other support

Passport Advantage

Educational allowance available


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Statement of good security practices

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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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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 Passport Advantage 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, 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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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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Additions to CVR will be communicated through standard product announcements. To determine what IBM software is available under CVR, see the IBM Passport Advantage Online for IBM Business Partners website.

For questions regarding CVR, see the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.


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