The good news: SAP extended maintenance for ERP/ECC 6.0, Customer Relationship Management 7.0, Supply Chain Management 7.0, Supplier Relationship Management 7.0 and Business Suite powered by Hana (SoH) until 2027 – and for an additional fee, customers can enjoy maintenance for all of these products until 2030. This must consequently mean that there has to also be a NetWeaver stack available with the same end-of-support deadline.
The bad news: Customers with Java- or Abap-based SAP NetWeaver dual stack systems should plan to split the dual stack. Customers who want to operate Business Suite 7 including an Application Server (AS) Java until 2030 should update to NetWeaver version 7.5. Abap stack users enjoy (almost) freedom of choice: until 2030, Abap stack is supported in the NetWeaver versions 7.03, 7.31, 7.40 and 7.50.
For more detailed information, see the SAP service note 1648480, version 21, updated on February 4, 2020 or take a look at the table below.
Most Abap and Java stacks will experience their end of life this year (2020), meaning that SAP customers will have to upgrade to more recent NetWeaver versions. Consequently, customers should make sure that enough resources are available and can be allocated to the release changes.
The rules of Business Suite 7 also apply to the NetWeaver stack: mainstream maintenance until 2027, in the three years that follow (2028, 2029, 2030) extended maintenance (comes with a premium of two percentage points on the existing maintenance basis).