2025 Becomes 2027 – Why you Should Push the Transition to SAP S/4HANA Right Now
Many expected it, others were pleasantly surprised: SAP has announced that maintenance for the core applications of Business Suite 7 and thus ERP 6.0 will be extended to the end of 2027.
- until 2027: mainstream maintenance
- from 2028 to 2030: optional maintenance with corresponding extra costs
Up to now, SAP has guaranteed support for the SAP ERP solution Business Suite 7 until 31 December 2025.
SAP S/4HANA 2027: lean back, plug along or finally make the transition?
“Many companies breathe freely because the time pressure for switching to SAP S/4HANA is now easing. However, companies should not lose steam now but rather use this freedom to plan and implement their S/4HANA projects. The available time should not only be used to apply existing processes. Right now, the opportunity should be taken to completely rethink processes and to develop new, sustainable and comprehensive business cases. Several of our customers have already switched to SAP S/4HANA with our solutions and we know that most of them will pursue this way at some point, simply because SAP S/4HANA is the platform of the future and innovative and modern working will only be possible there,” says Torsten Rexin, one of the two managing directors of AFI Solutions, about the maintenance renewal of SAP.