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SAP extends the maintenance period for its standard software

Herzogenrath, 8th January 2015. – SAP has extended the maintenance period for standard ERP software and Business Suite up until 2025. SAP should like to offer its customers more planning security with the extended maintenance period and long-term protection of their investment. Those customers who wish to purchase used SAP software will also profit from this. 

The fee for new contracts remains constant here until 2015 at 22%, for contracts already in existence this upper limit is extended until 2020. Even if cloud-based solutions are the future trend for some manufacturers, it is nevertheless important for user companies to decide for themselves, when, whether and at what interval they wish to implement the change from an on-premise product to a cloud-based solution. In the end it may even be expected that users will have no interest in moving customer data and internal data into the cloud. 

For this reason it is important for companies to know that innovative cloud solutions are actually available and they have the opportunity to alter their IT landscapes at any time and change to such a cloud-based solution, that existing IT Investments are not however endangered by so doing and can continue to be used without restriction. It is also important for the trade in used software licenses that customers know that in future used products will continue to be serviced by SAP and to be supported with new developments. 

Bernd Leukert, Board Member of SAP SE, and responsible for Products & Innovations, says of this it is important for companies to be able to trust  in SAP also delivering innovations to them for on-premise products without any interruption in an IT environment increasingly dominated by cloud-based solutions, so that they can plan the transfer to  the cloud at their own tempo, whilst having the security that systems they already have in place  will also continue to be supported long-term by new developments. Leukert said literally: „We continue to offer our customers both innovations and flexibility in choosing their systems. “ 

For this reason there will continue to be product timetables for on-premise software from SAP AG, the market leader for business software, and included in these amongst other things scenarios specially tailored to SAP HANA as well as sector-specific process optimisations. SAP will also deliver these new developments to users of second-hand software licenses with service contracts via SAP extension packets. These extension packets will be complimented by regular smaller deliveries through which the customer has the additional opportunity to implement all new SAP developments simply and quickly. 

On the part of SAP unrestricted use and continuous further development of on-premise products is in this way secured for the next eleven years, which also represents a high measure of planning security for purchasers of used software licenses. This extension of mainstream servicing is valid for all releases of SAP Business Suite 7 core applications, including SAP ERP 6.0, SAP Customer Relationship Management 7.0, SAP Supply Chain Management 7.0, SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0 as well as SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA 2013.



date: 2015-01-08
author: susensoftware GmbH