SAP S/4HANA On Premise Human Capital Management (HCM) support packages are efficient, high-quality updates enabling you to keep your HCM system in sync with the latest legal requirements and corrections. They offer easy access to these changes: Simply download the support package at your convenience from the SAP Software Download Center or through the Maintenance Planner. Adding a S/4HANA On Premise HCM support package does not require a system restart. For local version specific information please refer to the individual pages.
Please use these dates as a guide to help you to plan your application schedule and to give you a general overview. Be aware that the information contained in the schedule is subject to change. SAP cannot guarantee the availability of the HR support packages on the specified date.
HR Support Packages are released every month and provide HR customers around the globe with the latest legal requirements and corrections. They include all updates for international functions and local versions. Refer to the above schedules and download them from the SAP Software Download Center using the SAP ONE Support Launchpad.
CLC Packages represent a different method of delivering HR legal changes; they are offered in addition to HR Support Packages. CLC Packages include local version-specific legal changes - one CLC Package per local version. CLC Packages enable you to decide when to implement legal changes for their local versions, reducing test efforts and risks significantly. This delivery process is available for the following software component S4HCM. You can find further information here. In addition, a recording is available.
A prerequisite of the CLC process is that the software components are separated by local version and international subcomponents as follows:
|Required sub-components||For S4HCM component|
|Local version subcomponent||S4HCMC<ISO code>|
(Example: S4HCMCIT for Italy)
|Sub-component for international functions reused by local versions||S4HCMRXX|
|Sub-component for general international functions without any local version dependencies||S4HCMGXX|
Two Synchronization HR SPs are provided each year: one in May and one in November. You must implement both. For a consistent implementation of CLC Packages, you must first implement the most recent Synchronization HR SP. For details, see SAP Note 1167891. Note also that SAP Notes are assigned to subcomponents instead of S4HCM.
For a legal change, a CLC Package is created for a local version containing all local version-specific transports
down to the Synchronization HR SP or previous CLC Package for this local version.
For details to FAQs about HR SPs and SP Notes see this link.