UPDATED on March 15th to change the deadline to March 31st from March 13th.
As part of our initiative to simplify our dashboarding and reporting solutions, we discontinued the Xcelsius Engage Server product as of December 31, 2009. SAP no longer distributes any new licenses of the Xcelsius Engage Server product and instead are focusing on enhancing Crystal Reports Server dashboarding capabilities. We are updating our support end of life dates to reflect this discontinuation.
|Product||Version||End of Patch Support||End of Technical Support for Engage Server designer||End of Technical Support for Flynet Web Services Generator*|
|Xcelsius Engage Server||2008||December 31 2009||December 31 2011||December 31 2010|
*Flynet Web Services Generator support is provided and delivered by Flynet and shall be provided through December 31, 2010. Technical support for Flynet Web Services Generator may be available for purchase through Flynet after this date.
The migration path is outlined below. We encourage you to begin migration planning as soon as possible to ensure minimal impact of your use of Xcelsius.
Migration to the New Products are available as per the table below.
|Feature (1)||New Product||Additional Features/Comments(1)|
|Xcelsius Engage Server desktop designer tool (1 NUL)||Xcelsius Enterprise desktop designer tool (1 NUL)||
|Flynet Web Services Generator (5 CAL or 10 CAL)||
5 CAL migrates to 50 NUL Crystal Reports Server
10 CAL migrates to 100 NUL Crystal Reports Server
Web service design tool to be added in Crystal Reports Server service pack planned for late Q1 / early Q2 2010.
|No viewing license required. Unlimited internal deployments allowed.||
Viewing license is included with Crystal Reports Server:
50 NUL of Crystal Reports Server includes viewing licenses for 50 named users.
100 NUL of Crystal Reports Server includes viewing license for 100 named users.
1 The foregoing list and all description of features contained in this document (collectively, “Feature Description”) are provided for information purposes only. All software licensed as a result of the conversion described herein are subject to the license agreement accompanying the software (“Agreement”) and the Documentation as defined in such license agreement. SAP shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the Feature Description. The only warranties for SAP Products are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.
For Customers Current on Engage Server Maintenance
- Customers current on Maintenance as of January 1, 2010 can opt for a no fee conversion to the New Products by signing an Upgrade Certificate and returning it by March 31, 2010. After March 31, you will be required to pay a license fee for the conversion. Expect to hear from our maintenance renewal team shortly.
- There will be no change to renewal fees in 2010 for the remaining current maintenance period, plus a 12 month period (Initial Term).
- 2010 renewal stays at the old Engage Server rate. After the Initial Term, 2011 renewal increases to be based on 22% of the list price of Crystal Reports Server and Xcelsius Enterprise.
For Customers Not Current on Engage Server Maintenance
Customers NOT on Maintenance will qualify for discounted upgrade licensing to Crystal Reports Server 50 NUL and 100 NUL products.
For Customers of Other Xcelsius Products
This announcement has no effect to the support policies and roadmap of other Xcelsius products like Xcelsius Present, Xcelsius Engage, and Xcelsius Enterprise. We continue to invest in this product line to make it the best possible presentation and dashboarding tool available.