SAP Netweaver 7.4 deadline looming: Time is running out to upgrade BW, EP and PI


SAP announced in February that it would extend maintenance for SAP Business Suite to 2027, with extended support offered to 2030. A key technical condition that SAP applied to this announcement, and one that’s often mistaken, was that mainstream maintenance for standalone deployments on Netweaver releases below 7.5 would cease on 31st December, 2020, with no extended maintenance option on offer.

It’s vital to understand what this means to you, as a SAP customer.

The end of maintenance will impact you if you run SAP’s Business Warehouse (BW), Enterprise Portal (EP), Process Integration (PI) or a bespoke deployment on SAP Netweaver release 7.40 and below. Those of you who are yet to upgrade BW, EP or PI to Netweaver 7.5, you only have a few months left before SAP withdraws support, and now is the time for action.

For further advice on what this means to you, CLOUDWRXS is here to help guide your SAP landscape back to full support up to 2027, providing you with 7 to 10 years to strengthen and develop your SAP core. With a strong SAP core secured and supported for the long term, we can advise and guide you to innovate around the core with industry-leading Google Cloud technologies, such as IoT, AI, ML and advanced analytics to leverage your SAP data to deliver smarter decisions to give your business the edge over your competitors.