Why is this policy important?

At Seequent, we look to find the best ways possible to provide you with the most reliable, high-quality service that we can. To support this, we have established this policy to gradually sunset (retire) support for older versions of the Seequent portfolio of desktop products.

Why is support for older versions being phased out?

Our focus is providing our customers with reliable, high performing products and support with enhanced performance, powerful new capabilities, improved security and more. To get the very best out of your software, we always recommend being on the latest version.

I pay Support and Maintenance. What are my current rights and expectations?

Over time, Seequent has used different licensing and subscription models for desktop software products.

The following table describes the rights that you have with each subscription type:

Licence Type Customer Rights  
Perpetual Licence with Support and Maintenance 
  • You can use the product. 
  • You are entitled to contact Support. 
  • You are entitled to upgrade to newest release. 
Perpetual Licence no Support and Maintenance 
  • You can use the last version of the product for which you paid support. 
  • Other than help with accessing your product, you are not entitled to any support on the product. 
  • You are not entitled to newest releases. 
Subscription (including annual, monthly, Consultant Daily, Pay as you go and short term subscriptions) 
  • You can use the product. 
  • You are entitled to contact Support. 
  • You are entitled to upgrade to newest release. 

Support and Maintenance. What’s the difference?

Support describes the level of assistance you can expect to receive when you contact Seequent’s Customer Support team.

Maintenance describes the types of software updates you can expect to receive on the applicable versions and depending on the appropriate support “phase.”

 

What are the changes to the Support and Maintenance policy?

The Desktop Software Version Support Policy clearly outlines the new support phases, to be rolled out on a gradual, scheduled basis. The following table outlines the different phases:

Support Phase Description 
Current Release 

This is the most current release of a product.   

Any new releases of software (i.e., new, and improved features, bug fixes, etc.) will be applied to this version. 

This release will be the Current Release until a new version of the software is released.   

This release will be supported until the end of the calendar year 2 years from the release date.  For example, versions of the software released in 2021 will be supported until December 31, 2023. 

Supported Version 

This phase commences after the release of the next major (planned) release of a product and runs to the end of the calendar year 2 years from the end of the versions original release date.   

For example, Oasis montaj 9.9 was released on November 17, 2020, and will be supported until December 31, 2022. 

Reduced Support 

This phase commences at the completion of the “Supported Version” phase and runs for 1 year from that date.   

For example, if a product entered the “Supported Version” phase on November 17, 2020 and exited this phase on December 31, 2022, the “Reduced Support” version would extend from January 1, 2023, until December 31, 2023.  

Self Serve Support 

This phase commences at the completion of the “Reduced Support” phase and runs for 1 year from that date.   

 For example, if a product entered the “Reduced Support” phase on  January 1, 2023 and exited this phase on December 31, 2023, the “Self Serve Support” version would extend from  January 1, 2024, until December 31, 2024. 

Retired Version 

This phase commences at the completion of the “Self Serve Support” phase. 

At this point in time, all support materials and download links related to the product will be removed from the website and with no access to support for this version. 

Note: 
A minor release will be supported in the same Product Support phase as its major release. The support for the minor release will expire on the same date as the major release. 

For example, Leapfrog Geo 6.0, released in November 2020, will be in the “Supported Version” phase until December 31, 2022.
Leapfrog Geo 6.0.4, released in January 2021, will also be in the “Supported Version” phase until December 31, 2022 as this release is an update of the major release (6.0).

What Support and Maintenance do I receive under each of the phases?

When your Support and Maintenance is current, you will be entitled to receive major and minor releases of the software.

Minor releases will only be released against the most currently supported version of the product and not against previously released and supported versions.

A critical bug (issue) that renders the system unusable (i.e., software stops working), renders a major feature unusable (i.e., feature stops working) or produces results that are materially inaccurate or incorrect, may necessitate the unplanned, “immediate” release of a “Minor Release” of the software to address the issue.

Typically, the fix to address the issue will only be performed against the “Current Release” version of the software. The fix will not usually be applied to versions of the software that are in any other support category.

The Support and Maintenance you will receive at each phase is detailed in the tables below.

Technical Support

 Current Release Supported Version Reduced Support Self Serve Support Retired Version 
 Online Support Resources 

 
 Installation and licensing support 

  
 Phone and Email Support workflow support 

   
 Remote Desktop Assistance  

   

Software Support (Maintenance)

 Current Release Supported Version Reduced Support Self Serve Support Retired Version 
 New features 

    
 Enhancements 

    
 Bug Fixes 

    
 Software Hotfixes 

    
 New environment certification 

    

✓ = Included

What is the duration for each of the support phases?

The duration of each phase is outlined in the table below.

Support Phase Duration 
Current Release  Until a new major release or  the end of the calendar year two years from the release date, whichever comes first. 
Supported Version  The end of the calendar year two years from the versions original release date.  
Reduced Support   One year  from the end of the Supported Version phase 
 Self Serve Support One year from the end of the Reduced Support phase 
 Retired Version  N/A.  Begins at completion of the Self Serve Support phase 

The following infographic shows the different phases for a release:

Supported Versions

What support phase will each version of the Desktop software products fall into once this policy is invoked?

Oasis montaj & TargetTarget for ArcGIS ProGeoStudioLeapfrog GeoLeapfrog GeothermalLeapfrog WorksLeapfrog Viewer
Current Version9.102.42021.32021.12021.12021.12021.1
Supported Version(s)9.6 to 9.9.1 inclusive2.0 to 2.2 inclusive2019 to 2021 R2 inclusive4.5.0 to 6.0.5 inclusive3.8.0 to 5.0.4 inclusive2.3.0 to 4.0.4 inclusive4.13.1
Reduced Support Version(s)9.4 to 9.5.2 inclusive1.0 to 1.1 inclusive2018 to 2018 R2 inclusive4.3.0 to 4.4.2 inclusive3.6.0 to 3.7.0 inclusive2.0.3 to 2.2.2 inclusive4.11.1 to 4.11.2 inclusive
Self Serve Support Version(s)9.2 to 9.3.3 inclusiveN/A20164.1.0 to 4.2.3 inclusive3.3.1 to 3.5.3 inclusive1.0.1 to 1.1.0 inclusive4.9.0 to 4.10.2 inclusive
Retired Version(s)9.1.3 and previousN/A2012 and previous4.0.1 and previous3.2.1 and previousN/A4.6.0 and previous

* As of June 31, 2021.

I’m paying Support and Maintenance and using an older software version. Can I still receive support?

This policy provides the framework and guidelines for retiring old versions of the desktop products so that we can better provide you with a reliable, high-quality service. Support may be given as a one-off situation and in exceptional cases.

If I’m not getting full Support or Maintenance on the software version I’m using, why should I pay this?

Not only does this payment renew the support and maintenance phase but allows you to always update to the latest version of our software and to take advantage of improved functionality, performance, security and more.

I’ve already renewed my Support and Maintenance agreement. Am I still covered?

Yes, Seequent is currently supporting many historical versions of the desktop products. When this policy is implemented, some currently entitled to support may be immediately impacted.

If you are an existing customer on versions that have entered any of the support phases other than “Current Release” and “Supported Version” and are entitled to support and software updates – you will fall under the “Supported Version” phase (until the end of your current Support and Maintenance agreement or end of subscription).

Once your current Support and Maintenance agreement or your subscription has terminated, you will be entitled to the appropriate support based on the version and timing outlined in this document.

This table summarises the level of support that will be provided during the transition phase:

ScenarioLevel of Support when policy takes effect
A perpetual licence paying Support and Maintenance using a “Current Release” or “Supported Version”You will continue to receive full support and maintenance as per the “Support Matrix”
A perpetual licence paying Support and Maintenance using a version that is running a “Reduced Support”, “Self Serve Support” or “Retired Version”

You will continue to receive full support and maintenance on the version as per the “Support Matrix” until the end of your Support and Maintenance term.

If you renew support, you will be entitled to the appropriate level of Support & Maintenance on this version as per the “Support Matrix”.

Because you have been paying Support and Maintenance you are entitled to the latest release of the software and we encourage you to upgrade.

A perpetual licence not paying Support and MaintenanceOther than help with accessing your product, no support or maintenance provided.
On an annual subscription

If you are on an annual subscription you should be using the most current version of the software.

However, if you are not, the same rules apply as with a perpetual licence paying Support and Maintenance using a Reduced Support”, “Self Serve Support” or “Retired Version.”

Some terms used in this document that you may not be familiar with:

TermDefinition
SupportThe level of assistance you can expect to receive when you contact Seequent’s Customer Support department.
MaintenanceThe types of software updates you can expect to receive on the applicable versions and depending on the appropriate support “phase.”
New featuresNew features provide new functionality and capability to the product that did previously exist.
EnhancementsEnhancements are improvements to existing features, functions, and capabilities and may also include items that improve the speed and performance of the software.
Bug Fixes

Bug fixes address minor issues that may have been found in the software that produce unexpected results.

Bug fixes may also address minor user interface issues such as spelling mistakes, misaligned fields, and improvements in instructional, warning or error message text.

Bug Fixes will be included in Major and Minor releases of the product, as appropriate.

Software Hotfixes

A software hotfix would be a special release of the software to address major and urgent (critical and blocker) issues with the software.

This would include issues that cause the software to not function, may impact the functionality of a major feature within the software, a security issue or produces results that are materially incorrect.

 

New environment certification

New environment certification would include testing and any relevant changes to the software to support new versions of operating systems, Internet browsers or other third-party applications as appropriate.
Online Support ResourcesOnline Support resources include help files, knowledge base articles, training videos, etc. that are available to be accessed via the Seequent website or via My.Seequent.
Installation and licencing supportThe Customer Support team will provide appropriate guidance and support to install or re-install the software and will help address any issues with licencing, including regenerating licence keys where appropriate.
Phone and Email Support workflow supportYou can contact Customer Support via phone, email or through the website.
Remote Desktop AssistanceThe Support team will use appropriate software to gain access to the user’s computer (upon permission) to assist in troubleshooting an issue.