IBM Offers New CM Software for Medium-Sized Businesses

Oct 28, 2003

IBM has announced new software designed to help companies more easily access, manage, and integrate information from a variety of sources. The new content management software provides support for open standards in the industry, delivers integration across the IBM software portfolio, and offers increased performance capabilities.

IBM is also introducing new software designed to help medium sized organizations implement a digital content management infrastructure. IBM's DB2 Content Manager Express can be installed with one click and incorporates self-managing capabilities designed to help customers simplify and automate many of the tasks required to manage a content management environment.

IBM's content management portfolio features: a commitment to open standards, including major Linux platforms; tighter integration with IBM's software portfolio, enabling WebSphere Business Integrator Server and Lotus Workplace Web Content Management to leverage business content across applications; and enhanced records management and information archiving capabilities, to help facilitate compliance.

DB2 Content Manager now offers tighter integration features with IBM's software portfolio including WebSphere Business Integrator and Lotus Workplace Web Content Management. With the new DB2 Content Manager Adapter for WebSphere Business Integrator, customers can deliver and re-use information across multiple business processes and applications. With Lotus Workplace Web Content Management for DB2 Content Manager, customers can capture and manage different forms of Web content across the enterprise, promote content re-use rather than re-creation, and deliver integrated, consistent information.

IBM DB2 Content Manager Express is priced at $9,375 per server and $1,063.00 per concurrent user. IBM DB2 Content Manager for Linux is priced at $29,000 per Server and $2,500 per concurrent user and is available for RedHat, SuSe, and United Linux. IBM DB2 Records Manager version 3 is priced at $24,000 per server and $250 per concurrent user. Though optimized for Windows 2000, applications running on any platform can be enabled to run on the Records Manager. IBM DB2 CommonStore for SAP is priced at $29,000 per Server and $244 per Named User. IBM DB2 CommonStore for Exchange Server and Lotus Domino is priced at $29,000 per Server, $30 per Registered User and $12,500 per Gateway.