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Migrating to PowerBuilder 2017 & InfoMaker 2017

Appeon announced on July 5, 2016 that it entered into an agreement with SAP to develop a new generation of the PowerBuilder development platform, and on June 30, 2017 Appeon released PowerBuilder 2017 & InfoMaker 2017. 

SAP Announcement

Upon the release of PowerBuilder 2017 & InfoMaker 2017, 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.

Existing SAP/Sybase maintenance agreements DO NOT transfer over to Appeon.  SAP customers wishing to receive this upgrade should purchase a new subscription from Appeon or its authorized resellers.  

Step 1 - Understand the New Licensing & Features 

Subscription Licensing 

  • 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 Appeon Website

New Features & Windows 10

Upgrading to PowerBuilder 2017 & InfoMaker 2017 ensures you are supported on Windows 10 and offers a number of new features.

PowerBuilder 2017 DataSheet            InfoMaker 2017 DataSheet

Step 2 - Buy the Correct Edition 

Edition Recommendation  

    The Standard Edition is actually adequate to many existing customers.  Compared to SAP’s Enterprise Edition, the only features excluded are related to creating .NET objects (e.g. .NET Web services).  

    If you’d like to benefit from the new C# development and migration capabilities of PowerBuilder 2018, we recommend purchasing the Cloud Edition or higher.

    Buy Online 

    • 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

    Step 3 - Migrate to PowerBuilder 2017 or InfoMaker 2017

    Easy Migration 

    Appeon PowerBuilder/InfoMaker 2017 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 2017 and InfoMaker 2017 or above is quite straightforward with minimal code changes required (if any).

    Migration Resources

    Free resources here are helping you migrate to PowerBuilder 2017 as quickly and easily as possible: 

    Consulting Partners

    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. 

    Product Roadmap

    Appeon is innovating PowerBuilder in agile 6-12 month cycles.  Significant enhancements are planned for existing apps as well as new C# development capabilities with automatic migration tools.
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