When will maintenance for SAP ECC be stopped?

Mainstream maintenance of SAP ERP Central Component 6.0 (SAP ECC) is guaranteed until at least 2027 at no additional cost. In addition, SAP offers its customers extended maintenance until 2030 for a higher fee. For SAP S/4HANA, SAP has promised maintenance until at least 2040.

In detail, the maintenance commitment covers all core applications of Business Suite 7, which includes SAP ECC. In addition to this ERP solution, Business Suite 7 includes SAP Customer Relationship Management 7.0, SAP Supply Chain Management 7.0, SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0, and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

Previously, mainstream maintenance of SAP ECC 6.0 was only guaranteed until the end of 2025. With the extension, SAP has responded to demands from the field and from DSAG to enable companies to plan for the longer term when switching to SAP S/4HANA. As the Lünendonk market research institute reports, most companies are still in the process of preparing for SAP S/4HANA.