IBM ShowCase Suite

Manage your entire business more efficiently and profitably with the IBM ShowCase Suite, the leading end-to-end business intelligence solution for the IBM i computing platform.

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Leverage historical data to make better, faster decisions. IBM ShowCase Suite's powerful reporting and online analytical processing (OLAP) tools deliver measurable benefits in operational areas such as sales, finance, production, purchasing, logistics, and human resources.

IBM ShowCase Reporting Solution

Provide decision makers with efficient tools to access data, create reports, and automate and streamline the process of creating and maintaining relational and multidimensional databases.

IBM ShowCase OLAP Solution

Analyze data from multiple perspectives and explore and interact with it in detail.


IBM ShowCase Reporting Solution

The IBM ShowCase reporting solution provides an operational reporting platform that enables you to share business intelligence with everyone from senior executives to front-line staff:

  • Create customized reports that support better decision making
  • Manage reports, queries, and related information in a single secure, centralized repository based on industry standards
  • Automate the scheduling and distribution of reports, and notify individuals or groups when information is updated
  • Modify and run reports on demand through a Web browser
  • Customize user interfaces for easier access to information
  • Integrate reporting into other business processes
  • Build and manage data marts and data warehouses

IBM ShowCase OLAP Solution

  • Build sophisticated applications that enable more meaningful and relevant analysis
  • Develop reports quickly and efficiently with no programming
  • Provide a broader range of business users with access to analysis through familiar, easy-to-use interfaces
  • Simplify report maintenance and reduce downtime
  • Deliver reports within Microsoft Office applications
Extract Key Concepts
Running a report in a browser

Running a report in a browser



IBM ShowCase Suite Overview

An overview of how the IBM ShowCase Suite delivers analytic capabilities—also known as business intelligence—across the enterprise. You gain additional benefits by combining IBM ShowCase solutions with predictive analytics solutions from SPSS, an IBM Company.

IBM ShowCase Suite Reporting Solution

Learn more about how the Query, Report Writer, Warehouse Manager, and Warehouse Builder components of the IBM ShowCase Suite provide your organization with an enterprise-class operational reporting platform for managing and delivering business intelligence enterprise wide.

What's New in IBM ShowCase Suite 8.0

Highlights of the new features and enhancements available with IBM ShowCase Suite.

IBM ShowCase Essbase for IBM i and IBM Web Analysis for IBM i

This brochure covers the features and capabilities of IBM ShowCase Essbase for IBM i, the leading online analytical processing (OLAP) solution for the IBM i™ platform. It also describes how IBM Web Analysis fr IBM i enables users to view and interact with both Essbase and relational data.

What's New in Essbase® and IBM Web Analysis for IBM i 11

The IBM ShowCase Suite includes IBM ShowCase Essbase for IBM i and Web Analysis for IBM i, best-of-breed online analytical processing (OLAP) components for the IBM i platform, enabling you to gain deeper insight into all of your organization's operations.

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Web Analysis for IBM i

  • Server Requirements
    • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server SP1 (R2 also supported)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server SP1 (Enterprise x64 Edition)
    • 1 GB disk space minimum
    • 1 GB RAM minimum
    • Database Repository using a supported RDBMS
  • Client Requirements
    • Windows 7 (Professional or Enterprise edition) or Windows Vista® (Business or Enterprise edition), Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003
    • 1 GB RAM
    • MS Internet Explorer 6.0-7.0.x or Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x
    • Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0 Update 12

IBM ShowCase Essbase for IBM i

  • Server Requirements
    • IBM i5/OS V5R4 or i 6.1, with latest cumulative PTF package and group PTFs
       

      Note: The numbers below may differ in i 6.1:

      • 5722JV1 Base: IBM Developer Kit for Java
      • 5722JV1 Option 7: Java Developer Kit 5.0
      • 5722JV1 Option 8: J2SE 5.0 32-bit
      • 5722JC1 Base: IBM Toolbox for Java
      • 5722SS1 Option 30: Qshell
      • 5722SS1 Option 33: Portable App Solutions Environment (PASE)
      • 5733W61 Base: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 for i5/OS (or option 1 below)
      • 5733W61 Option 1: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Express (or the base option above)
    • 3 GB RAM minimum
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Minimum 8 GB disk space for installation, 2 GB after installation, plus additional disk space the size of your Essbase databases
  • Client Requirements
    • Windows Vista® (except Home edition), Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003 SP1 (R2 also supported)
    • 1 GB RAM
    • Minimum 8 GB disk space for installation, 2 GB after installation
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0-7.0.x or Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x
    • Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0 Update 12
    • Microsoft Office Excel XP (2002), 2003, or 2007

IBM ShowCase Reporting

Server Requirements

IBM i 6.1 or 7.1 or i5/OS V5R4 with these LPPs installed:
  • IBM Toolbox for Java
  • IBM Developer Kit for Java
  • Java Developer Kit 5.0
  • J2SE 5.0 32-bit
  • J2SE 5.0 64-bit
  • QShell Interpreter
  • Portable App Solutions Environment (PASE)
Latest Java Group PTFs for JDK 5.0 (Apply after JDK 5.0 is installed)  Latest available cumulative, group, and HIPER PTFs

Client Requirements

Client Operating systems (with the latest service packs):
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit) Professional or Enterprise edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32- or 64-bit) Business or Enterprise edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32- or 64-bit)
Other client system requirements:
  • x86 processor, 1.8 GHz or higher
  • At least 512 MB of RAM more than the minimum required by your client operating system
  • 200 MB* or greater available hard disk space (space needed will vary depending on components selected)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8, or Mozilla Firefox 2.x or 3.x
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office 2007
  • Warehouse Manager Server requires a TCP/IP connection to the IBM i Additional disk space (at least 20 GB) is recommended for storing intermediate results of Enterprise Server reports. Additional RAM (1 GB) is recommended to run concurrent reports on the Enterprise Server

IBM Collaboration and Deployment Services Server for IBM i

  • 5722SS1 Option 12: IBM Host Servers
  • SF99291: Java Group PTFs
  • SF99504: Database Group PTFs
  • 5733W61 BASE: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 for i5/OS (or option 1 below)
  • 5733W61 Option 1: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Express (or the base option above)
  • WebSphere V6.1 Group PTF
  • IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services (shipped on separate DVD)
  • IBM ShowCase Suite plug-ins for IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services
  • Client Requirements
    • Microsoft Windows Vista (Business or Enterprise edition), Windows XP Professional, or Windows 2000 Professional
    • Minimum 512 MB of RAM more than the minimum required by your operating system
    • MS Internet Explorer 6.0–7.0.x or Mozilla Firefox 1.5

IBM ShowCase Suite Training

Harness the power of predictive analytics by enrolling in a training program from IBM SPSS You have three options to choose from:

  • Self-paced e-learning: a flexible program with the freedom to learn on your schedule (WBT)
  • Live e-learning: train online and in real time with an SPSS instructor (i-WBT)
  • Live instructor training: group or individual one-on-one sessions available (Live)

IBM ShowCase Reporting Training Courses

  • IBM ShowCase Operational Reporting
    This one-day course introduces you to the major steps of the data mining process. The course goal is for you to be able to begin planning or evaluate your firm's current plan for data mining.

IBM ShowCase Query Training Courses

  • IBM ShowCase Query
    The course provides comprehensive end user training for IBM ShowCase Query—from basic query building to ways in which queries can be run.
  • IBM ShowCase Advanced Query
    This class begins with a discussion of the IBM ShowCase Suite environment and the connectivity required for accessing a database on the IBM® System i5™ (iSeries™) platform.

IBM ShowCase Warehouse Training Courses

  • IBM ShowCase Warehouse Manager
    This class provides comprehensive technical training on the Warehouse Manager product and on the Data Views function in Query.
  • IBM ShowCase Warehouse Builder
    For IT professionals using Warehouse Builder, this course emphasizes the creation of data distribution definitions and the creation and execution of distribution sets for building a relational data warehouse.


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