Wednesday 5th February, 2020
The German software giant SAP is extending its deadline for support of SAP Business Suite 7 software suite until the end of 2027, followed by optional extended maintenance until the end of 2030.
SAP has also announced a maintenance commitment for SAP S/4HANA until 2040.
The company said, as a result of collaboration with customers, user groups and partners, as well as with other industry stakeholders, SAP offers a commitment to SAP S/4HANA until 2040 combined with longer support for SAP Business Suite 7.
“Our customers show us that SAP S/4HANA is their future direction and that they expect a long-term commitment from SAP to this platform,” said Christian Klein, Co-CEO and Member of the Executive Board, SAP SE. “We know that our customers have deep business transformations underway using the unique capabilities of the solution.”
According to Computer Business Review, the company wants customers to move to its flagship ERP software, S/4HANA, which — unlikely its existing software — will run exclusively on SAP’s own database, HANA. Previously, SAP’s software worked with a number of databases, including Oracle, but businesses migrating to the new system will also need to migrate their entire database.