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SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition – Transition Paths

SAP S/4HANA – System Conversion Paths

 At A Glance

The following figure display at a glance how a customer can move to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition within the “System Conversion” Transition Scenario.


Note: This can not be considered as binding information, it displays more the logic of the transition paths.


System Conversion paths basically:

  1. From SAP Business Suite  (ERP6.0, EHP xx, AnyDB or SAP HANA DB)  to SAP S/4HANA
  2. From SAP Business Suite  (ERP6.0, EHP xx, AnyDB or SAP HANA DB)  to SAP S/4HANA Finance oP
  3. From SAP S/4HANA Finance  to SAP S/4HANA oP



  • The transition to SAP S/4HANA does not require the source system to be already on SAP HANA DB
  • SAP S/4HANA Finance is the first offering under the SAP S/4HANA product family. The decision to go for SAP S/4HANA Finance oP should be based on the business benefits, but is not a mandatory prerequisite for any system conversion
  • For older SAP Business Suite releases or systems on Non-Unicode an additional step to SAP ERP 6.0 EHPxx is required.
  • System has to be an AS ABAP-only system. Dual-stack systems (AS ABAP and AS Java combined in one system) are not supported for the conversion. If your system is as dual-stack system, you have to split it before doing the conversion.


The following figure display the system conversion paths in a more detailed manner

The following figure display additional details:

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Kind Regards,


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  • Hi,

    I had different questions regarding the transition path coming from SAP ERP6.0 EHP8. So I decided to make this information available in the S4 SCN

    Kind Regards,


  • The move from SAP ERP 6.0 EHP8 to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 is planned to be supported with SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 Support Release 1 (SR1), which is planned to be avaiulable in July 2016.

    I think this does also apply for the S4/HANA Finance 1605 release (which is based on EHP 8), but just to be sure: please confirm.


    Is the term "S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 SR1" the official name of the next release? I did expect it to be "S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610" (or similar). But I can imagine this is because it is still the 1511 product.



    • Hello Daniel


      (I hope that answers your question) Note 2235268 (Release Information Note) contains the informatin regarding SAP S/4HANA Finance 1605. SAP S/4HANA Finance 1605 is released to customer (I think 31.05.2016 was the release date).

      SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 SR1 is not the "Release" name. The Release name is still SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511. Technically it contains Feature Pack Stack 2 and is a "full-load", so that it is possible directly to install FPS2 (without the going to FPS1 and then FPS2 as delta).

      The next SAP S/4HANA release wil then be SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610 (asuming that we continue using the naming convention ).

      Kind Regards,


      • Hello JA,


        honestly I do not know how it is presented as downloads and DVDs. From a delivery perspective it is (as of today) like this.

        1. The Support Release 1 (allowing to go to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 FPS2) is released for the New Installation

        2. SR 1 will be released for System Conversion in July (based on info in note 2235268)

        Kind Regards,


  • Hello JA,

    I checked - we had an issue with the files for SR1 last week. I was told that the issue was solved at saturday. If something is still missing (I could`nt find out if it should be 2 or 4 DVDs) I would kindly ask you to open an appropriate support ticket.

    Kind Regards,


  • Hi Frank,


    thanks for that overview! I think it's always got to have some graphics to visualize the versions and the possibility.


    I have a question regarding the naming of products and product versions:


    I have heard rumors that in the future the "on-premise edition" -part will be dropped from the name, so it would actually be product version "SAP S/4HANA, 1610"

    Can you comment on this at all?


    ( I have seen you already wrote "asuming that we continue using the naming convention" in another comment…)




  • Hi Frank,


    Thanks for the overview and updates on the upcoming releases. Your information on the Conversion to FPS02 and upgrade from FPS01 to FPS02 is valuable.



    Anil Vempati