SAP announced the end of maintenance of PowerBuilder 12.6 and InfoMaker for June 30, 2018. Appeon recommends existing customers to upgrade in order to receive continued technical support from Appeon as well as benefit from new features. SAP/Sybase PowerBuilder customers wishing to receive this upgrade should purchase a new subscription from Appeon or its authorized resellers.
Step 1 - Understand the New Licensing & Features
- Perpetual licenses are no longer offered. Both PowerBuilder and InfoMaker are sold on a pure subscription basis only.
- A subscription includes a non-perpetual license, updates, and standard technical support.
- Licenses can be readily assigned and reassigned to a named developer through the Appeon Website.
New Features & Windows 10
Upgrading to PowerBuilder 2019 & InfoMaker 2019 ensures you are supported on Windows 10, you can modernize the existing app's UI instantly, develop C# projects, deploy your application to the Cloud easily, and experience a number of new features.
Step 2 - Buy the Correct Bundle
The Professional Bundle is adequate for all existing customers. With this bundle, you can also leverage the C# Web API development feature added in PowerBuilder 2019 to open your business logic to the world. If you want to move to the Web or migrate to C#, we recommend purchasing the CloudPro Bundle.
- Online Purchasing
Appeon accepts the following payment methods: credit card, electronic funds/wire transfer, or check. If you would like a purchase order number included on the invoice you can enter your PO number in the checkout process.
- If you need a referral to an authorized reseller or have problems placing your order through the Appeon Website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3 - Migrate to PowerBuilder 2019 R2 or InfoMaker 2019 R2
Appeon PowerBuilder/InfoMaker 2019 R2 is based on the SAP PowerBuilder/InfoMaker 12.6 source code. As such, most customers on a recent version of PowerBuilder and InfoMaker should find the migration process to PowerBuilder 2019 R2 and InfoMaker 2019 R2 or above is quite straightforward with minimal code changes required (if any). Here's what our customers say about their migration experience.
“I have just migrated a V11.5 PFC application to V2019. The migration was smooth and running in a day.”
“I have migrated around 6 applications to PB2017 from PB12.5, the he migration process is straight but be sure to take backups. ”
“I agree with others that the code migration should go very smoothly. ”
“A couple years ago we migrated out extensive application inventory of rich client PB applications from PB12.5 to PB2017, and the process was basically to open the application in PB2017 and click yes on the prompt to migrate the application. ”
Free resources here are helping you migrate to PowerBuilder 2019 R2 as quickly and easily as possible:
Appeon has a network of authorized consulting partners worldwide that can assist you with your migration project, training, or other consulting needs you may have.
Appeon is innovating PowerBuilder in agile 6-12 month cycles. Significant enhancements are planned for existing apps, such as the ability to convert into desktop cloud apps.