Is your SAP landscape ready for 2020? Support end dates and products affected

Is your SAP landscape ready for 2020?

There are a lot of upcoming support end dates and you'd need to start planning now!

 

As we’re coming to the end of 2019, it’s a good time to look forward to the new year.  SAP have some big products coming to the end of their standard maintenance next year, so now is the perfect time to look at upgrading them if they exist in your landscape.  Depending on where your coming from, there could be some additional work apart from a technical upgrade required.

 

Key Products Affected

 

  • BW - This is the big one – all versions apart from BW 7.5 will be out of support by the end of 2020.  If you’re not yet on 7.5, you should start your planning to be now – as depending what version you’re coming from, there could be a lot of old technologies in use which are no longer supported.  Migration options are available for these objects but could potentially be time consuming.  If this is you and you’ve any concerns about what might be affected, get in touch with us and we can help you roadmap your landscape to keep your systems working and fully supported by SAP.
  • ERP -By the end of 2020, any Business Suite not running on NetWeaver 7.1, 7.1 EHP1, 7.2, and 7.3 (Not EHP1) ABAP stacks will be out of support from SAP. All Java stacks below NetWeaver 7.5 will be out of support.
  • PI - As all Java stacks, apart from ones on 7.5 will be out of support by the end of 2020, this affects most PI installations.  You should plan time to make sure all interfaces and content are supported for the move to a NetWeaver 7.5 stack.
  • Standalone NetWeaver - This could include older SAP Gateways for Fiori or custom applications.  Use of ABAP NetWeaver 7.4 or below also goes out of support at the end of 2020.  Only Java SAP NetWeaver 7.5 will be supported, but only until the end of 2024.

 

Unaffected Products

Older ERP systems based on ABAP NetWeaver Only 7.0, 7.0 EHP1, 7.0 EHP2, and 7.0 EHP3, and newer SAP NetWeaver 7.3 EHP1, SAP NetWeaver 7.4 and SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ABAP stacks will be unaffected, and will be maintained until the end of 2025.  Only Java SAP NetWeaver 7.5 will be supported, but only until the end of 2024.

 

Other SAP Products?

SAP have a massive array of products with their own maintenance dates – so all can’t be included in this blog.  In this blog post we have include some of the most common and requiring more urgent action on. 

 

If you’ve any specific concerns about your SAP estate, please do get in touch now.