With the upcoming release of SAP Business One 10.0 end of 2019, SAP is planning various changes.
The most important for our horizontal products (B1 Usability Package, CRM for Outlook and B1 iPayment) are the following 2 changes:
- SAP Business One 10.0 will only be offered as a 64-bit Client
- SAP Business One 10.0 will no longer offer Browser Access
With these major changes from SAP, we also thought it was time to evaluate our support of various features in the B1 iPayment.
So here is the planned change for the 2020 releases:
There will be two download packages; one for 9.x and one for 10.x
As SAP Business One 10.0 only support 64-bit we need to also make the Server component 64-bit. In current releases it is 32-bit and we fear that it will cause the issue to change things too much.
For that reason, we have decided to have 2 downloads… One that roughly stays the same as it has been for the last few years if you are on 9.x and a new lean package that is tailor-made for SAP Business One 10.0
What we will deliver…
B1 iPayment for
(aka as things have been for years)
B1 iPayment for
(aka the totally new stuff)
32 and 64-bit Add-ons
32-bit Server Component
64-bit Server Component
Q: I don't agree with the decision. Is there any way I can change your mind?
A: While we are pretty set on making this change and have considered them for over a year before the writing of the document, feel free to voice your opinion and concerns in the comments section below (there might be some scenario we did not consider)?
Q: Will the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit be painless?
A: We will do our utmost to try and make it so, but we also expect there to be some confusions and mistakes (example when we switch from 32-bit to 64-bit server components the 64-bit DI-API and Crystal Report Runtime 64-bit need to be installed, and if you forget you will end up with errors.
This is also the main reason we do 2 releases and leave the old on the 32-bit server component
Q: I've read somewhere on this site that you planned to switch to 64-bit server components in August 2019. Has this changed?
A: Yes, we evaluated this early plan and found that such a change in the middle of the year was too confusing for everyone so we changed it to happen in first 2020 releases instead and only in the SAP Business One 10 release.
Q: What will you do between the SAP Business One 10.0 release in November and the first release in 2020 if SAP only offer 64-bit and your Server Component are 32-bit only?
A: We expect to the versions for SAP 10 in preview for the 10.0 ramp-up. We will give more info about this as we get closer to the release.
Q: What about SAP 9.2 and 9.3. Will you stop support in 2020?
A: No, right now the plan is not to change the minimum required version of our products (SAP 9.2 PL04).
Q: I have more questions. How can I voice them?
A: Feel free to write in the comments below or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: When are your plans for the first release in 2020.
A: As always the first releases are expected in early February (more specifically 10th of Feb. 2020 if all goes as planned). Before that, we will as normal release early previews so you can test ahead of the final release