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Are you live on SAP S/4HANA private cloud or on-premise – or planning to go live soon?

Or are you using classic standard functionality like LE-WM Basic Warehousing or FI-TV Travel and Expense in SAP S/4HANA?

Then you probably are aware of the compatibility packs in SAP S/4HANA. They are temporary use rights which were defined at the outset of S/4HANA in 2015, and will expire at the end of 2025.

This date is a real hard stop, because continued usage of these functionalities constitutes a breach of contract. For companies in Public Sector or regulated industries like Pharmaceuticals, the usage of unlicensed and unsupported software is a red flag in any IT audit. Do not take this lightly.  

While SAP will not technically disable all compatibility pack functionalities immediately in 2026, there is obviously no more support for them, and SAP does not guarantee their flawless functioning after expiration.

Bad news: December 2025 is not far away.

Good news #1: customers of SAP S/4HANA public cloud are not concerned.

Good news #2: with the upcoming release 2023 in October, SAP provides go-to solutions in S/4HANA or in cloud-based applications.

Good news #3: the Readiness Check and more tools are helping you to find out if you are concerned.

Get the details about compatibility packs and the way forward:

- in this blog from Jan Gilg -> link

- in our webinar from Sept 27, 2023 -> link to recording and slides