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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 Path

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)
  • Ability to save to Crystal Reports Server.
  • Live Office connectivity
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.

  • Crystal Reports Server provides a portal and secures the dashboards.
  • Crystal Reports Server provides report scheduling and security in addition to dashboarding.
  • Web Service Design Tool is functionality equivalent to the Flynet Web Service Generator.
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.

  • Crystal Reports Server includes Xcelsius viewing licenses for a specific number of named (not concurrent) users.
  • All Xcelsius models that connect to live data that are created with Xcelsius Enterprise require a viewing license.

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.

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