End of Product Life Cycle: Overview

Products reach the end of their Product Life Cycle for a number of reasons. These reasons may be due to market demands, technology innovation, and development driving changes in the product, or the products simply mature over time and are replaced by functionally richer technology.

While this is an established part of the overall product life cycle, NETRONIC Software recognizes that end-of-life milestones often prompt companies to review the way in which such end-of-sale and end-of-life milestones impact the usage of their NETRONIC Software products in their companies. With that in mind, we have set out below NETRONIC Software's end-of-life policy to help customers better manage their end-of-life transition and to understand the role that NETRONIC can play in helping to migrate to alternative NETRONIC offerings.

 

Product Life Cycle Milestones

The following milestone definitions apply to all EOL policies:

End-of-Life (EOL)

Announcement milestone – the date on which NETRONIC Software announces via website and blog posting, that a specific product has reached his EOL. The EOL announcement provides dates by which time Marketing, Sales, development, and overall maintenance/support will end for the affected product.

End of Sales and Marketing (EOSM)

The date until which – after the EOL – customers and prospects still can purchase new and upgrade licenses for the respective product; as well as they can agree new maintenance period until the end of the service period (EOS). As a general rule, the EOSM period following the EOL announcement will be a minimum of 3 months, if NETRONIC still observes a reasonable market demand for that product. During this period, the product will no longer get functionally enhanced. However, NETRONIC Software will provide bug fixes for reported bugs of the most current version at the EOL announcement. NETRONIC Software also will eventually publish Service Releases of the most current product version.

End of Service (EOS)

The final date for support via maintenance contracts. As a general rule, the period between EOL and EOS will be a minimum of 2 years, but could also be much longer (or shorter in exceptional cases). In the period between EOSM and EOS, no new software licenses of the affected products are available. NETRONIC Software will provide bug fixes for reported bugs of the most current version at the EOL announcement. NETRONIC Software also will eventually publish Service Releases of the most current product version.

 

Current EOL-Products

 

Add-ins for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (C/AL integration)

In December 2021, we decided to align our product lifecycle management with Microsoft's (modern) lifecycle.

Read this blog post to learn all the details of this decision.

As a consequence of this decision, the following milestone dates apply.

 

Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) for Dynamics NAV

NAV version

End of product development

End of Marketing & Sales

End of support

NAV 2009 R2

Dec 21

Mar 22

Jun 22

NAV 2013

Jun 22

Jun 22

Dec 22

NAV 2013 R2

Jun 22

Jun 22

Dec 22

NAV 2015

Jun 22

Jun 22

Jun 23

NAV 2016

Jun 22

Dec 22

Dec 23

NAV 2017

Jun 22

Jun 23

Jun 24

NAV 2018

Jun 22

Dec 23

Dec 24

BC fall 2018 update, v. 13.x

Jun 22

Dec 22

Dec 23

BC spring 2019 update, v. 14.x

Jun 22

Dec 22

Dec 23

 

Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) for Dynamics NAV

NAV version

End of product development

End of Marketing & Sales

End of support

NAV 2013

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2013 R2

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2015

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2016

Dec 21

Mar 22

Jun 23

NAV 2017

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 23

NAV 2018

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 23

BC fall 2018 update, v. 13.x

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 23

BC spring 2019 update, v. 14.x

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 23

 

Visual Service Scheduler (VSS) for Dynamics NAV

NAV version

End of product development

End of Marketing & Sales

End of support

NAV 2013

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2013 R2

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2015

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2016

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2017

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

NAV 2018

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

BC fall 2018 update, v. 13.x

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

BC spring 2019 update, v. 14.x

Dec 21

Mar 22

Dec 22

 

 

Extensions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (AL integration)

In December 2021, we decided to align our product lifecycle management with Microsoft's (modern) lifecycle.

Read this blog post to learn all the details of this decision.

As a consequence of this decision, the following milestone dates apply.

 

Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), and Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Business Central version

End of product development

End of Marketing & Sales

End of support

BC spring 2019 update, v14.x

Dec 21

Oct 23

Oct 23

BC 2019, release wave 2, v15.x

Apr 20

Apr 21

Apr 21

BC 2020, release wave 1, v16.x

Apr 21

Apr 22

Apr 22

BC 2020, release wave 2, v17.x

Apr 21

Apr 22

Apr 22

BC 2021, release wave 1, v18.x

Oct 21

Oct 22

Oct 22

BC 2021, release wave 2, v19.x

Apr 22

Apr 23

Apr 23

BC 2022, release wave 1, v20.X

Oct 22

Oct 23

Oct 23

BC 2022, release wave 2, v21.X

Apr 23

Apr 24

Apr 24

BC 2023, release wave 1, v 22.x

Oct 23

Oct 24

Oct 24

 

VARCHART and GRANEDA product family

 

VARCHART JGantt

Product

VARCHART JGantt

EOL

01 December 2022

EOSM

30 March 2023

EOS

31 December 2024

 

Resource Scheduling Module

Product

Resource Scheduling Module for VARCHART XGantt

EOL

31 December 2020

EOSM

1 January 2021

EOS

31 December 2022

 

VARCHART XGantt/ XNet/ XTree ASP.NET Edition

Product

 VARCHART XGantt/ XNet / XTree ASP.NET Edition

EOL

7  December 2018

EOSM

7  December 2018

EOS

31 December 2020

 

GRANEDA Dynamic 4.2 

Product

GRANEDA Dynamic

EOL

18 December 2012

EOSM

30 June 2013

EOS

31 December 2016

 

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