Avaya IP Office End of Sale and Support for pre-R10 licences
Avaya have announced the end of sale and support for pre-R10 Avaya IP Office licencing. The affected Software versions include: R6, R7, R8, R9.0 & R9.1.
End of sale date: June 10th 2019
What does Avaya`s latest announcement mean for you?
This does not mean that your telephone system will stop working on June 10th however, if you are using an Avaya IP Office that is running on version 9.1 or older, then you will need to be aware of the following:
If this all seems a bit overwhelming then drop us a call us on 01273 391224 and we will highlight your options in a calm and pressure free manor.
- Products running pre-R10.1 software are not supported by Avaya Tier 3 & 4 technical support or for software repairs/patching.
No licences for Avaya IP Office Products running pre-R10 software will be available for purchase after 10th June 2019. This means that you will not be able to purchase licences to expand your system for ISDN lines, SIP Trunks, IP or 3 party IP licences. The full list can be seen in the link below.
For a full list of affected products and their codes either call us or alternatively you can click here
What are your options?
The affected software versions include: Release 6, Release 7, Release 8, Release 9.0 & Release 9.1.
A: Do nothing - Business risk high
Hardware running pre-R10 software is currently not supported by Avaya, leaving you vulnerable. After June 10th licensing will also not be available.
B: Buy licences at current software version now for future requirements - High business risk
You will be purchasing licences that you may never use. As of June, the 10th, you will not be able to buy any more licences for the system and you are currently not eligible for support from Avaya if there is an issue with your system.
C: Buy an upgrade licence - Medium business risk
You can by an upgrade licence and have the system upgraded to the latest or supported level of software.
D: Buy an IP Office software support contract (IPOSS contract) and get free upgrade licences - Low business risk
You can buy an Avaya 3-year Software Support Contract (IPOSS) and complementary upgrade licence. The IPOSS contract includes free software upgrades for the duration of the contract and Avaya Tier 3 or 4 escalation if necessary.*
E: Migrate to the cloud - Low business risk
We are 1 of just 10 Avaya Tier 1 Cloud Partners.
Details on the complementary upgrade Licence from Avaya
Until the 25th June, Avaya are offering free IP Office 500 Upgrade licences worth up to £266.00 plus (£175.00 if you have voicemail PRO) when purchasing an IPOSS contract of 3 or 5 years. If you have IP Office Server Edition you can still benefit from the free upgrade licences.
3 Year IPOSS Contract
IPO RTS 8x5 - 500 V2 3YPP
RRP (Normally): £1017.00
Our Price: £882.00
Avaya IP Office Essential Edition (customers without voice mail PRO)
Essential & Preferred Edition (customers with voice mail PRO)
Some hardware is NOT compatible with software above 9.xx and will need to be upgraded or replaced. We would like to point out this affects 46xx/56xx/54xx Series Handsets.
For a detailed list of affected hardware call us or click here
Incompatible contact centre software
Compact Contact Centre (CCC) and Customer Call report (CCR) users will need to upgrade to Avaya Call Reporter (ACR) or Avaya Contact Centre Select (ACCS).
What do I need to do next?
In order to discuss your options please call Phillip Du Bois at the office on 01273 391224
who will be able to advise you of your options.
Check out our latest Avaya IP Office Tell Me About Guide
to see the last IP Office features and 3rd party technologies that you could be taking advantage of.
*Terms and conditions apply.
For more information please don`t hesitate to get in touch.
If you would like to discuss any concerns or if have any questions please call us on 0344 264 5522 or please email us.