Legacy Stox end-of-life announcement
Dear Stox users,
We are announcing end-of-life developer support for all Stox releases based on the old Filemaker platform.
For regular Stox release for US and Canada public companies end-of-life date is June 30, 2021.
If your company is using custom Stox release end-of-life date is Sep 30, 2021
What does end-of-life mean?
Any further development is abandoned for regular Stox.
For custom Stox releases it will be decided per-case basis in direct communication, but is highly discouraged.
You can continue using existing Stox as long as it is supported by Microsoft Windows.
If you choose not to upgrade to the new FileMaker platform we will still provide your with a support but we will not add new features, nor implement future accounting rule changes.
What is the reason behind end-of-life decisions?
Stox releases based on Filemaker Pro versions 5 - 6 are 20 years old, versions 7 - 11 are more than 15 years old.
A lot has changed during the last decade alone. Fifteen or twenty years is an eternity in Informational Technology.
We are proud that our Stox system withstood all these years with no data loss as a result of technical issues.
Last few years have brought security restrictions in the corporate world and Stox based on this old technology cannot fulfill them.
What are your options?
If you are using regular Stox there is an easy upgrade path.
If you are using a customized version of Stox you will need to contact us for the upgrade process.
In all cases you will need to obtain latest version of Filemaker Pro software from the Claris Corporation
List price is $594 payable to Claris Corporation directly (one time purchase)
Preferred way to upgrade is to send us your current saved backup (Main - Maintenance - Save All, locate STU_ files in the Backup folder, add to zip and send to us) and
we will convert files from your current version to the new version, and send it back to you at no additional cost.
If you want to perform an update on your side we will provide you with the required tools and instructions, however our live upgrade assistance will be subject to additional fee of $975.
Live assistance will be needed if you want to perform file encryption that has to be done on your side.
For all additioanl information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org