Reasons To Upgrade From SAP ERP 5.0 To SAP ERP 6.0
Why Stuck to SAP ERP 5.0?
SAP Enterprise Resource Planning Central Component which is called ‘SAP ECC’ is an on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. SAP ERP 5.0 was released in 2004 and SAP ERP 6.0 was released in 2005. Between 2005 and 2019 SAP has routinely released multiple enhancement packages to keep up with changing customer requirements. SAP ECC 5.0 is part of SAP ERP 2004 which runs on SAP NetWeaver 2004. SAP ECC 6.0 is a part of SAP ERP 6.0 (2005) which runs on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s).
Globally, almost 80 percent of all the SAP customers are running at least one SAP ERP 6.0 system which means that four out of five customers have moved completely or part of their installation to 6.0 according to Van Rossam. There are many new features in SAP ERP 6.0. It will support Web Dynpro for ABAP. It has a new ABAP Editor.
Do You Really Need to Overpay?
In SAP ERP 5.0 you are almost without support or expensive customer-oriented support which might cost huge. Whereas in SAP ERP 6.0 you will be quite close to nothing i.e. no legal fixes etc. There you will pay as per the incident requirement.
Think About the Increased Security
In most of the cases, it is better to go for the upgraded version. Nothing is different in this case also. SAP ERP 6.0 will provide you more security. SAP ERP 5.0 provides one stack whereas in SAP ERP 6.0 we can install four stacks.
The strong dislike against SAP ERP 5.0 will upgrade to SAP ERP 6.0 and the “skater on thin ice” will stay on SAP ERP 5.0, with the knowledge that a critical failure could turn into an avalanche.
Do You Really Want To Stay With Old Functionalities?
In SAP ERP 5.0 you can’t add new functionalities whenever you need them.
SAP provides several ways of capturing an order within the system.
In SAP ERP 6.0 you will get many new functionalities like :
1.Pickup list – Batch where-used list display in transaction MB56.
2.Usability enhancements for transaction MIGO for the posting of goods movements. The transaction for goods movements MIGO has some new functions like Transfer postings and stock transfers.
3.New report: display list of invoice documents (MIR5). Requirement prioritization in materials management.
4.Mass maintenance of outline agreements.
5.Goods receipt: new movement types in inventory management.
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