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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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christoph_bergemann
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Hello Paulo

from my point of view: you expect to much by using on Prem  2023 S/4 HAna Product Compliance version...

Regarding:

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

1.) as you have statet.. with this version of software you will get updates of "content" (refer to your list); this is the positive piece/story

2.) but according to best knowledge on my side: the software is currently not able to handle the "Requirement" update part; this will come... i am pretty sure

3.) as a consequence: Option 1: check deep the roadmap of Product Compliance and try to understand: at which point of time you will get the missing functionality; Option 2: get in touch with SAP direct to get insight in the roadmap (this option is the best you can do now; this would be my preferred option); option 3: check if the missing functionality will be delivered (somehow) with "cloud" version in the next months; this will not help you as you use "on premise"... but whatever is delivered in the next weeks/months via Cloud Version will come with very high probability with on prem version 2025.

Assumption on my side: the missing functionality will NOT come in the next days/weeks by a "Feature pack" for "on prem" version 2023.

Wish you the best

C.B.

PS: regarding

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

You will get with 2023 on prem: update of "phrases" and "list content" and "graphics" (at any point in time whih you wish (if update is needed) according to my understanding of on prem 2023 capabilities; if you consider in the word "content": the requirement topic: this you will not get.. 

 

Paulo_Pinto
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Hello Christoph