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NetWeaver 2027/2030

SAP will provide maintenance for the core applications of Business Suite 7 (ERP/ECC 6.0) until the end of 2027 and then offer optional Extended Maintenance until the end of 2030. There are no official statements on AnyDB, NetWeaver and the Compatibility Packs.
E-3 Magazine
April 2, 2020
2027 2030
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

As a result of cooperation with existing customers, user groups and partners as well as other industry representatives, SAP is offering maintenance for S/4 until 2040 as well as longer support for Business Suite 7.

Customers are thus able to use innovations to fundamentally change their business processes while protecting their existing investments.

Michael Kleinemeier, member of the Executive Board of SAP and responsible for SAP Digital Business Services, emphasized:

"We are resolutely committed to the success of our customers.

With extended maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 and long-term support for SAP S/4 Hana, we are underpinning this and offering our customers freedom of choice and flexibility as they move into the future.

We would like to thank our customers and, above all, our user groups for their close cooperation in making this possible."

This means that maintenance for the core applications of the Business Suite will be extended by a further five years to the end of 2030, during which time customers can continue to receive the mainstream maintenance functions.

Until 2027, the tried-and-tested maintenance will continue unchanged without additional fees. From 2028, the familiar Customer Specific Maintenance model will run at unchanged fees.

Alternatively, those who require a longer, more comprehensive conversion phase to S/4 Hana can take advantage of the tried-and-tested Extended Maintenance offer for Business Suite 7, which is subject to an additional charge and runs for a further three years from the beginning of 2028 to the end of 2030.

NetWeaver roadmap and Abap/Java availability from SAP Service Note 1648480, version 21 dated February 4, 2020.

Suite 7 substructure

SAP has not yet made any official statements about the necessary substructure of the Business Suite. In an interview, SAP CTO and Executive Board member Jürgen Müller told E-3 Magazine that further releases are planned for the "maintenance extension" of NetWeaver and AnyDB.

On the subject of AnyDB, the database options from IBM, Oracle and Microsoft for Suite 7, E-3 Magazine has received commitments from Microsoft and IBM. Oracle does not intend to make a statement on a possible

"maintenance extension" beyond 2025. Originally, there was a view in the SAP community that SAP had terminated all database contracts with IBM, Oracle and Microsoft.

However, SAP Business Suite 7 will still need the NetWeaver stack after 2025, particularly the Abap and Java application servers. SAP has not yet made a public statement on this either.

However, existing SAP customers will find a sufficient AS-Abap and AS-Java roadmap in Service Note 1648480. The availability table from this SAP Note is printed here.
AS Abap or AS Java

The different runtimes of the NetWeaver versions also result from the availability of Abap and Java. SAP has been pointing out for many years that the dual Abap/Java stack once offered should be discontinued in order to gain more design freedom when using the NetWeaver stack.

Anyone who wants to use the Java application server (version 8) with Business Suite 7 until 2030 is therefore dependent on NetWeaver version 7.5. (pmf)

E-3 Magazine

Information and educational outreach by and for the SAP community.

Working on the SAP basis is crucial for successful S/4 conversion. 

This gives the Competence Center strategic importance for existing SAP customers. Regardless of the S/4 Hana operating model, topics such as Automation, Monitoring, Security, Application Lifecycle Management and Data Management the basis for S/4 operations.

For the second time, E3 magazine is organizing a summit for the SAP community in Salzburg to provide comprehensive information on all aspects of S/4 Hana groundwork. All information about the event can be found here:

SAP Competence Center Summit 2024


Event Room, FourSide Hotel Salzburg,
At the exhibition center 2,
A-5020 Salzburg

Event date

June 5 and 6, 2024

Regular Ticket:

€ 590 excl. VAT


Event Room, Hotel Hilton Heidelberg,
Kurfürstenanlage 1,
69115 Heidelberg

Event date

28 and 29 February 2024


Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT
The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house AG. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected SAP partners. The ticket price includes the attendance of all lectures of the Steampunk and BTP Summit 2024, the visit of the exhibition area, the participation in the evening event as well as the catering during the official program. The lecture program and the list of exhibitors and sponsors (SAP partners) will be published on this website in due time.