As of January 25th 2016 SAP Supply Chain Management 7.0 Enhancement Package 04 (EhP4) became Generally Available.
This EhP4 release uses latest NetWeaver version NW 7.50 and will have the following product Versions including the first release of APO PPDS co-deployed on Suite-on-HANA:
EhP4 FOR SAP SCM 7.0
EhP4 FOR SAP SNC 7.0
EhP4 for APO 7.0 on ERP 6.0 EhP8
SCM PPDS 1.0 ON ERP 6.0 EhP8
SAP SCM APO remains a valuable solution for SAP customers with over 2000 benefiting from continued support in line with SAP’s standard Business Suite policy, currently confirmed until at least the end of 2025.
Many customers are continuing to roll out APO and are deploying APO on HANA. Benchmarks have shown up to 40% performance improvements in the end to end planning process by deploying APO on HANA, BSH reduced their PPDS run time by half and explain the benefits in this video.
In addition SAP has integrated APO with new solutions such as SAP Integrated Business Planning to add further value to existing APO customers.
SCM PPDS 1.0 on ERP 6.0 EhP8 is major step towards our commitment for enhancing advanced manufacturing planning. This decreases the TCO, simplifies adoption and lays the foundation for a new S/4 HANA PPDS planned for Q4 2016 release.