SAP Business Suite 7 Extension: What This Means for SAP ERP Human Capital Management Customers

Ralf Wagner February 17, 2020

You may have seen the recent SAP announcement providing clarity and choice on SAP Business Suite 7, which includes SAP ERP 6.0. In this announcement, SAP announced an extended maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 by two additional years for mainstream maintenance until 2027. Customers who want to continue to use the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) beyond 2027, will have an extended maintenance option, available beginning in 2028, until the end of 2030 for a premium of two percent above existing maintenance prices.

SAP ERP HCM & Payroll is part of the SAP Business Suite 7, so the extension of mainstream maintenance until 2027, followed by optional extended maintenance till 2030, applies to on premise HCM & Payroll customers. To be eligible for the additional maintenance beyond 2025, they must be on one of the latest three Enhancement Packages (Enhancement Pack 6, 7, or 8) as outlined in SAP Note 2881788 (log-in required).

The Product Availability Matrix (PAM) will be updated accordingly soon.

SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition

In 2019, SAP SuccessFactors addressed customer feedback with an updated announcement for SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition that extended mainstream maintenance for SAP ERP HCM customers beyond 2025. In order to be eligible, customers need to migrate to the new solution that can be deployed alongside or embedded within SAP S/4HANA. Additional details can be found in this blog post.

Our plans for SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition have not changed and we are have the same scope and planned delivery date of September 2022. The new announcement on SAP Business Suite 7 gives customers interested in this offering additional time to migrate.

Customers Have Choice and Flexibility

In summary, SAP ERP HCM & Payroll customers who wish to keep their current solution can do so under maintenance until 2027, with the option for extended maintenance until 2030.

For those customers wanting to keep their current solution beyond 2030, they have the choice of migrating from SAP Business Suite 7 to SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition beginning September 2022 (modules included in the solution scope are outlined in the blog post).

We have committed to this offering until 2040. Here is a diagram showing the updated options.

SAP ERP business suite 7

This gives SAP ERP HCM customers additional time to explore options on how to transition to our go-forward offering SAP SuccessFactors or migrate to SAP S/4HANA.

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