In this issue:
1. New SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 End of Maintenance Dates
By SAP support standards, the End of Maintenance dates are defined by a 7+2 years support plan for a product line, this resulted in an End of Maintenance for SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 by December, 31 2016. However, while listening to our customers, SAP learned that the existing End of Maintenance Dates where too short to enable a full adoption of SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1.
To enable all our customers in the adoption of SAP BusinessObjects BI41, SAP has decided to extend the default Mainstream Maintenance with an additional two years.
- End of Mainstream Maintenance for SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 is now December 31, 2018
- End of Priority One Support for SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 is now December 31, 2020
2. Existing SAP BusinessObjects Products Support Overview
Existing SAP BusinessObjects Products Support Overview
Although the Mainstream Maintenance dates for SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 have been extended by 2 year, this is not the case for other SAP BusinessObjects Products. To provide a complete overview of SAP BusinessObjects Products and their End of Mainstream dates the list below is provided.
In case you are currently not running an SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 release, please validate your current Mainstream Maintenance dates. In case the Mainstream Maintenance dates have been passed or are passing in the near future, it is strongly recommended to upgrade your existing environment to SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1. For details on the Upgrade process, please read:
3. Where to find more information about (upgrading to) SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1
SAP has been building up a dedicated webpage with a collection of the most valuable information in regards to the SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 Suite. Wherever you are in your Business Intelligence journey, find resources here that will help your organization be successful with SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions.
The SAPBUSINESSOBJECTSBI.COM Website will enable to
- Be Your Organization’s BI Champion
Leverage the resources below to show what’s possible with SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions and increase BI excitement within your organization.
- Empower Employees with a BI Strategy
A solid BI strategy helps you get the most from your data assets, technology investments and BI initiatives.
- Design and Manage a Successful Implementation
Address organizational and governance needs as well as the technology portion of your implementation.
- Get Personalized Upgrade Advice
Start planning your upgrade with a personalized guide from an upgrade expert. The report will help you get the most out of your BI deployment.
- Advance your skills with BI Academy
Learn more about BI and SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions.
- Events & Webinars
Find new perspectives, alternative approaches, and spark your BI creativity.