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SAP S/4HANA for Product Compliance: Deep concern regarding Regulatory Content Update (OnPrem)

Paulo_Pinto
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Dear Community

I was convinced, as is/was my customer, that SAP provides regular Regulatory Content Updates, compliance requirements (legal aspects) and listed substance content, as well as suitable data content and regulatory graphics, outside version upgrades: see note 3055767 - Configuration of the SAP Regulatory Content Service for Product Compliance and Environment, Health,...

This is an especially critical feature regarding OnPrem installations, which only upgrade every two years, risking serious threats to business due to lagging contents.

I just attended the webinar "Ensure Product Compliance with SAP S/4HANA for Product Compliance", with Product Marketing Manager for Product Compliance, Dr. Rüdiger Kreuzholz. At the end he stated that only listed substances, phrases and graphics substances can be updated outside version upgrades. 

Now I'm confused and deeply concerned as without the option of updating compliance requirements, the solution is basically worthless? 

An important note: It's my first implementation of this product - in this case, OnPrem, version 2023 - and the note cited above (as well as its "companion" note 3344198) has not yet been implemented (as of the writing of this post, "we" are waiting for the reply from the "API Business Hub Enterprise").

Thank you for your help in advance.

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Dear Paulo,

the support of compliance requirement updates via a regulatory content service so that customers can update compliance requirements without having to wait for the next release is on the roadmap. SAP plans to support the update of dangerous goods compliance requirements in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition by the end of this year, see the entry in the roadmap explorer: https://roadmaps.sap.com/board?BA=40F2E9281A631ED892E96ED086EE20DC&range=CURRENT-LAST#;INNO=D5DC4756.... The support of the update of other compliance requirements is planned for future releases. We also intend to provide these update features with the next SAP S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition and SAP S/4HANA on-premise releases in 2025. So with that release customers will be able to keep the provided content and compliance requirements up-to-date without having to upgrade to the next release. Please note that these statements are plans and subject to change.

Best regards,

Rüdiger Kreuzholz