Rational Publishing Engine

Document publishing automation

IBM® Rational® Publishing Engine automates document generation from Rational solutions and select third-party tools. You can use Rational Publishing Engine to automate the generation of documents for ad hoc use, formal reviews, contractual obligations or regulatory compliance. Built-in capabilities extract data from a range of data sources to help reduce manual work and risk of errors. 

Rational Publishing Engine provides:

  • Documents and reports—generate high-quality documents with flexible formatting as well as composite reports containing data from multiple sources.
  • Outputs—support multiple output formats and concurrent document generation to multiple target formats from a single template.
  • Templates—include predefined templates and provide a graphical template editing environment for custom report design.
  • Data sources—extract data from a single source or combine data from multiple sources.

Documents and reports

With Rational Publishing Engine, you get a document generation application that can help you create elegant, easy-to-read, multi-source documents.
You can run the document generation manually or in batch mode for unattended use.
This software enables you to spend less time on manual document creation and tasks associated with keeping documents current, and focus more on your primary business objectives.


Rational Publishing Engine can create multi-source documents in formats that include Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML and XSL-FO. The document style is flexible.

Documents generated with Rational Publishing Engine support an extensive range of features such as richly formatted text, tables of contents, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and user-defined styles.
The software also supports hyperlinks that provide navigation between items within documents or back to the source application.


Predefined templates include guidelines to help you quickly get started.
You can design the content and format of your documents with a full suite of tools for creating and editing templates.
Template tools are intuitive with features such as drag-and-drop and preview capabilities.

Data sources

Rational Publishing Engine can report upon data from Rational ALM products. Software Product Compatibility Reports provide the full list of Rational product data sources.
It can also access data from third-party applications via XML and REST interfaces.
You can generate reports from within supported applications or generate them directly from Rational Publishing Engine.

  • Technical details
System requirements
Operating SystemSoftwareHardware
Microsoft Windows®
• Windows XP Professional with SP3
• Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition SP1,SP2
• Windows 2003 Server R2
• Windows 7 Enterprise & Professional
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.0

• Intel® Pentium® 500 MHz (minimum)
• Pentium 2 GHz/ 3 GHz (recommended)

Disk Space: 400 MB for Installation

Virtual Memory: 1024 MB


• 512 MB (minimum)
• 1024 MB / 2048 MB (recommended)