Abila Announces End of Support for Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server

End-of-SupportBeginning in the Spring of 2014, Abila (formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions) will no longer support Abila Fund Accounting 100 (formerly Sage 100 Fund Accounting) software if it runs on a Windows XP operating system (OS) and/or a Windows 2003 Server.

Why end support?

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Server 2003 in 2010 and for XP in 2009, 3 and 4 years ago, respectively.

As a courtesy to their customers, Abila has continued to provide support for 2003 and XP through a separate agreement arranged directly with Microsoft. Soon, this extended support agreement with Microsoft will no longer be available and Abila has made the decision to end support to their users in 2014 for both the XP Operating System and Windows Server 2003 of Abila Fund Accounting 100.

Learn more about the retirement of Windows XP Operating System.

Learn more about the retirement of Windows 2003 Server.

What happens if I do not upgrade?

Abila’s support staff will be available for limited installation support, but installation issues will not be addressed for these systems. Also, Abila’s development team will no longer be testing new versions of the product on Windows XP OS or Windows 2003 Server. At this time, they will not prohibit someone from installing Abila Fund Accounting 100 in either of these environments, but they strongly encourage you to upgrade to a supported version.

What should I do?

If necessary, please consult with your internal IT staff or consultant about what is needed to upgrade your operating system and/or server.

As an end-user, Abila recommends an upgrade of your operating system to Windows 7 x64 bit version, or later.

For IT or data center managers, they suggest transitioning to Windows Server 2012.

I still have a few questions. Who can I speak with?

For more information regarding support on the Abila Fund Accounting 100 product, please contact RBP Methods at 503.648.9051. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you have and help you plan your next steps.