Let us support your business processes with information about software releases, upgrades and maintenance

Product Availability Matrix

Through the Product Availability Matrix (PAM), we regularly publish information about SAP software releases: release types, maintenance durations, planned availability, and upgrade paths. The PAM also offers information about platform availability, including database platform and operating systems.

To download your company's SAP software, the SAP Software Download Center (SWDC) is the central location for you. It also provides patches for JAVA and Kernel, for ABAP fixes you will need to access the SAP Notes & KBA search.

The Maintenance Planner provides comprehensive functions to prepare for maintenance activities in your system landscape. It caters to the existing and next-generation SAP products. For example, all current suites and SAP NetWeaver software for ABAP and Java are only deployable through Maintenance Planner. It is also often the starting point for software downloads, and fully automates access to the SAP Software Download Center.

Release & Maintenance Strategy 

We design our release and maintenance strategy to:


  • Support the planning of SAP® software implementations and upgrade projects
  • Provide insight into our strategy for software products and cloud offerings
  • Describe how we make our standard software and cloud services available to customers
  • Show which maintenance strategy rules apply to which software products
  • Describe the length and conditions of maintenance for SAP software releases
  • Explain how various software product versions integrate with each other

Learn more about the SAP Release and Maintenance Strategy

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Upgrade Information

Access information related to SAP Business Suite upgrades and possible transition paths to SAP S/4HANA. Here we provide you with a collection of important links to information, documentation and collaboration platforms that can support your upgrade project.

Upgrade Information

Upgrade Paths & Approach

Gain insight on upgrade approaches, how to identify your upgrade path, and if you should replace or complement your approach by a conversion to SAP S/4HANA.

Upgrade Tools

Get an overview of the most important and helpful upgrade tools and how they can support which upgrade project phase, and you get direct access.

Upgrade Services

Find out how our services can help enhance, enrich, and facilitate the implementation, adoption and usage of SAP solutions throughout their lifecycles.

Application Specific Upgrades

Access specific information and documentation that can help you upgrade your SAP Business Suite core applications including SAP NetWeaver and SAP Business Objects.

SAP Upgrade & Innovations Newsletter

This bi-monthly publication provides you with news related to SAP Business Suite application upgrades and migrations, SAP innovations, and related SAP offerings.

Maintenance Information

See communication of planned release dates for SAP's maintenance deliveries.

Maintenance Information

Maintenance Strategy

The SAP maintenance strategy describes the length and conditions of maintenance for SAP software releases.

Maintenance Planner

SAP Solution Manager's cloud-based Maintenance Planner enables easy and efficient planning of all changes in your SAP system landscape.

Maintenance Certificate

The maintenance certificate enables SAP's software logistics to identify your system and the exact scope of your corresponding SAP maintenance agreement.

Schedules for Maintenance Deliveries

This is the central location for communication of planned release dates for SAP's maintenance deliveries.