There allready are some blogs trying to solve confusion about S/4HANA versions, like Still confused about the S/4 (On premise) versions and their differences ? .
There is one thing though, which still confuses me:
Is there a difference between a Support Package (SP) and a Feature Package Stack (FPS)?
I tend to say “yes” beacuse when things have different names, they should refere to different things;
But I’m more and more drawing the conclusion that they are the same!
For sure, there are currently 2 versions of S/4HANA 1511 on-premise available:
1. “SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511” ( http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1511 ) ( FPS 0 / Initial Shipment Stack)
2. “SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 Feature Package Stack 01” ( http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1511_001 )
(Oh, this used to be known as “1602” as well, but that name is no longer used)
[Edit: 3. “SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 Feature Package Stack 02” ( http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1511_002 )]
We started out with SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511.
The we applied (as far as I understand) a Service Pack (SP1), now our system looks like this:
So it clearly says “SP-Level” 0001 – but where can I see the FPS (Feature Package Stack) ?
Is it the same thing? I don’t know!
So what S/4HANA 1511 on-premise release are you on? Do you know? (Or do you – like me – just think you know? 😉 )
Your feedback is most welcome!
[Edit: Now that everything is explained very nicely at SAP S/4HANA on premise edition: FPS versus SPS, I know that my system is a “SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 Feature Package Stack 01”-System.
Formerley also know as “SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1602″
(please note that the SAP Fiori apps reference library still uses that term!)
Edit 2016-04-15: I saw this fixed yesterday, so now the (lengthy but correct) term “SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 Feature Package Stack 01” is used everywhere, as far as I can tell!