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Update: Check the release dates for 2022 in this blog.

As well as in 2020, cloud products from the top four intelligent enterprise suite end-to-end processes will align on common release dates.

You can find the new features and enhancements in the SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom on the Product Update page, as well as a Road Map for 2021.

SAP Analytics Cloud has moved to a Quarterly Release Cycle to align with SAP’s global strategy for cloud application releases.

The following SAP Cloud products follow the 2021 calendar:
• SAP Analytics Cloud
• SAP Ariba
• SAP Cloud Platform
• SAP Concur
• SAP Enterprise Asset Management
• SAP Fieldglass
• SAP Integrated Business Planning
• SAP Manufacturing
• SAP Product Lifecycle Management
• SAP S/4HANA Cloud
• SAP SuccessFactors

Customer-impacting releases may only take place in February, May, August and November each year.

After each update, when you log in to SAP Analytics Cloud after an update, you’ll see a prominent notification banner with a link to our What’s New help content.

To find out specific dates for 2021,lets turn to the note 2888562:

  • Q1 will be released on the weekend 19-21 of February,

  • Q2 will become available after the weekend of May 21-23,

  • Q3 on the weekend of August 20-22,

  • And latest update of the year, Q4, on November 12-14th.

The planned customer down times will be in accordance with the published service-level agreement document found in the SAP Trust Center site.

SAP Analytics Cloud QRC release calendar 2021

So far there are no approved exceptions as of release date of this note, though it's subject to change.

SAP Analytics Cloud, as all cloud products, may have an optional, no-impact release on harmonized monthly feature delivery weekends.
As with the quarterly releases, each product has the option to release during any or all of these windows. Customers should not need to prepare for or take action for the monthly feature deliveries.

Feature deliveries are scheduled for January 17-19, March 14-16, April 17-19, June19-21, July 17-19, September 18-20, October 16-18, December 11-13.

Note: Content can only be moved between systems on different release cycles at the time of a quarterly release cycle update.