Upgrading OpenText ApplicationXtender 6.5 or 7.0 to 8.0

How to Take Advantage of all AX 8.0 Has to Offer

If you're using OpenText ApplicationXtender 6.5 or 7.0, it's time to upgrade to 8.0 to take advantage of the following:

  • New software interface for improved ease of use
  • Review and approve invoices, other docs remotely with browser-agnostic mobile interface using RESTful services
  • Streamlined administration and remote management
  • Improved performance and scalability
  • Broadened support for authentication engines within the organization and beyond

Upgrade Installation

Though there are a few variables, AX users can expect the upgrade process to be a two-day engagement: one day of installation and testing for in-place upgrades on the same server, and one day of training.

If your AX installation is running on an old server or database, like running 6.5 on Windows Server 2003 or SQL 2005, then you may need to migrate your system that could add an additional day or two. Minimum AX 8.0 system requirements include:

  • Operating Systems: 2008 SP2 minimum
  • Workstations: Windows 7 minimum
  • Browsers: IE 10, Firefox 40, Chrome 45, Safari 8.03
  • Database: SQL 2012 and 2014 32 and 64 bit, Oracle 11g and 12c (no My SQL or SQL Express)

Custom Integrations

If your current AX installation has been customized through web services/API, we can upgrade it with our professional services team.

Other ApplicationXtender 8.0 Upgrade Notes

  • To upgrade you need to uninstall previously installed ApplicationXtender components
  • After upgrading the AX database, do not connect to the database with an older version of ApplicationXtender
  • When you upgrade your AX database, we recommend upgrading all workstations at the same time and before upgrading the database
  • Server components from any previous release of AX must be uninstalled prior to upgrading the AX system, including ApplicationXtender Web, Reports Management and Index Server


Contact us to upgrade your OpenText ApplicationXtender document management software