Other platform versions were available, notably OV/MVS and OV/400. OfficeVision provided e-mail, shared calendars, and shared document storage and management, and it provides the ability to integrate word processing applications such as Displaywrite/370 and/or the Document Composition Facility (DCF/SCRIPT). IBM introduced OfficeVision in their May 1989 announcement, followed by several other key releases later.
IBM discontinued support of OfficeVision/VM as of October 6, 2003. IBM recommended that it’s OfficeVision/VM customers migrate to Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino environments, and IBM offered migration tools and services to assist.
Example of usage – “OfficeVision/VM was originally named PROFS (for PRofessional Office System) and was initially made available in 1981. Before that, it was a PRPQ (Programming Request for Price Quotation), an IBM administrative term for non-standard software offerings with unique features, support, and pricing.”