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 18, v. 14.x Dec 21 Oct 23 Oct 23
BC 2019, release wave 2, v. 15.x Dec 21 Jun 22 Jun 22
BC 2020, release wave 1, v. 16.x Dec 21 Jun 22 Jun 22
BC 2020, release wave 2, v. 17.x Dec 21 Jun 22 Jun 23
BC 2021, release wave 1, v. 18.x Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23
BC 2021, release wave 2, v. 19.x Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 23

 

 

VARCHART and GRANEDA product familiy

 

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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