Strategy of Version Interoperability beyond SAP Business Suite 7 Innovations 2011
In order to use the new JAVA EE 5 capabilities and benefit from the improvements of SAP NetWeaver 7.3 the version interoperability range will be moved upwards for SAP Business Suite core applications with Release to Customer (RTC) from 2013 onwards.This is first effective for SAP Business Suite 7 Innovations 2013 with a planned RTC in Q3/2013.
For the already delivered core applications/enhancement packages of SAP Business Suite 7, SAP Business Suite 7 Innovations 2010 and SAP Business Suite 7 Innovations 2011 the defined range remains within the given maintenance slot.
Consequences for Customers
For SAP Business Suite applications with RTC from 2013 onwards SAP NetWeaver Systems 7.30 or higher are required if SAP Business Suite applications are based on or operating with those central NetWeaver Systems (Enterprise Portal, Business Warehouse, Process Integration).
Customers wishing to utilize SAP Business Suite applications with RTC from 2013 onwards, that require one of these Systems, will have to upgrade their NetWeaver Systems to 7.30 or higher beforehand. Please see also SAP Note 1388258 and SAP HotNews 1951805.
For Industry and Supplementary Applications this is to be checked independently.
All versions/enhancement packages for SAP Business Suite core applications mentioned in SAP‘s Release Strategy for Large Enterprises including
- SAP ERP
- SAP Product Lifecycle Management
- SAP Customer Relationship Management
- SAP Supplier Relationship Management
- SAP Supply Chain Management
with a Release To Customer (RTC) date from 2013 onwards will require SAP NetWeaver Systems 7.30 or higher if they are based on or operate with
- SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal (EP)
- SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW)
- SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI)
Please consider that SAP NetWeaver AS JAVA 7.30 is based on JAVA EE 5 which might require additional migration effort for custom specific application development based on former JAVA EE versions. Please refer to SDN Best Practice Blog SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 – Top 10 lessons learned to know before getting started!.