Part of our ERP Wiki is to take a look at the history of SAP S/4HANA, which had its first release in November 2015. In opposition to older SAP ERPs, whose maintenance support will end in 2027, SAP announced ‘an innovation commitment for SAP S/4HANA until the end of 2040’.
Like every other software solution, the platform has been continuously updated on a yearly (on-premise) or quarterly (cloud) basis since its initial rollout. Every update has introduced new innovative functionalities and added productive features to the SAP ERP suite.
Knowledge about the history of SAP S/4HANA and its versions is crucial for multiple reasons:
- To determine if all the functionalities that your business requires are integrated in the specific version.
- To decide which version to incorporate in regard of your current IT infrastructure.
- To make predictions on the development of the SAP ERP suite in the future.
The current version SAP S/4HANA 2021 was released on October 13th, 2021. The seventh release of the ERP suite introduced major improvements, which enhances the user friendliness, the automation of processes as well as the performance of data analytics.
We assembled all the details on the simplification lists of each SAP S/4HANA release on the following website.