SAP currently supports SAP Sourcing/CLM Releases 7.0 and 9.0. Release 10.0 is in the final stages of Ramp-Up and it is anticipated to be Generally Available within 4 to 6 weeks.
We have recently re-evaluated our end of maintenance dates for Release 7.0 and Release 9.0
- The end of maintenance for SAP Sourcing Release 7.0 is and remains to be December 31st, 2017.
- We have however, decided to extend the end of maintenance of Release 9.0 to December 31st, 2016. With the timing of Release 10.0 GA, we have realized that our customers need more time to upgrade to it.
- End of Maintenance for Release 10.0 remains to be December 31st, 2018. (as of 08/12/2016 EOM for Release 10.0 has been extended to 12/31/2019)
SAP still strongly recommends that customers upgrade to the most recent version of SAP Sourcing/CLM regularly. We hope that, for those customers on Release 9, this increased maintenance support time will help them plan for an upgrade to Release 10 before the end of 2016. For those customers still on Release 7 we recommend skipping Release 9 and upgrading directly to Release 10.
SAP intends to continue providing customer-driven innovation to its On-Premise SAP Sourcing/CLM customers on a regular cadence of every 18-24 months. With that said, Release 11.0 is in the final stages of planning and design and its development cycle will begin soon. Release 11.0 Ramp-up, GA and EOM dates will be formally announced soon.
If you have further questions on the SAP Sourcing/CLM release and maintenance plans please contact me at email@example.com.
Product Management – SAP Sourcing / CLM