We recommend the application of support package stacks at least once a year so that all corrections can be implemented. To optimize quality, please note the minimum requirements and apply the support packages and patches specified in the stack together.
Support package stacks allow you to keep productive applications up to date on a regular basis with a minimal cost of ownership.
The introduction of minimum support package stack levels gives you more flexibility in planning your maintenance activities by reducing the range of possible combinations. Benefits include:
Note that you may need more than the minimum recommendations when realizing upgrade or implementation projects.
Since the introduction of the SAP Maintenance Planner, the support package stacks can easily be downloaded using this tool. For some older product versions, the calculation and download still is possible via the previous SP stack calculation tool using the direct links mentioned below. Please be aware, that the old tool won't be enhanced anymore.