As of today, a new version of HCL Sametime 11.5 should have been available. However, HCL has made the decision that I bring you.
Andrew Manby, AVP, Product Management,
HCL Software – Digital Solutions:
HCL was prepared to eGA HCL Sametime v11.5 on July 9 with a significant marketing and sales launch on August 5. This planned launch was a testament to the hard work across the HCL organization, especially the development team.
Precisely, to deliver a critical release that helps our customers own their meeting and data, get off runaway SaaS pricing, and start our journey towards reimagining the digital office of the future.
As with any dynamic market, and in time of COVID, HCL must be ready to react quickly to what our customer’s need. Because of this, HCL has decided to hold the official eGA and marketing launch until November 10th to add essential functionality.
However, between August and November, and to meet the incredible demand from our BPs and Customers, HCL will enable all existing HCL customers and BPs to obtain a no-charge Sametime v11.5 license that’s valid until the end of November. Come November; they can elect to stop using it with no penalty or purchase a full license of the eGA version.
Why are we doing this? We believe this strategy will continue to build excitement about the Sametime release in November, present an opportunity for our customers to experience Sametime, and provide vital product feedback.