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Author's profile photo Markus Ganser

Updated Maintenance Terms for SAP Master Data Governance

Since SAP updated the maintenance commitments for SAP S/4HANA and for core applications of SAP Business Suite 7 in February, I’d like to take the opportunity and inform you about the correlated changes in the maintenance terms for SAP Master Data Governance.
As you probably know, there are two versions of SAP Master Data Governance:
  1. SAP Master Data Governance on SAP S/4HANA
  2. SAP Master Data Governance (technically on SAP ERP 6.0).

SAP Master Data Governance on SAP S/4HANA is a fully integrated part of SAP S/4HANA, and therefore the S/4HANA maintenance terms apply.

The general principles of the maintenance strategy for SAP Master Data Governance on ERP have been described in an earlier blog (which is meanwhile outdated in terms of maintenance times), but according to these principles the following terms now apply:

MDG on ERP release Planned end of mainstream maintenance
SAP MDG 9.2 Dec. 31, 2027
SAP MDG 9.1 Dec. 31, 2021
SAP MDG 9.0 Dec. 31, 2020
SAP MDG 8.0 Dec. 31, 2027
SAP MDG 7.0 Dec. 31, 2027
SAP MDG 6.1 Dec. 31, 2020
For details about the release strategy, please also see SAP Note 2881788, and the SAP Product Availability Matrix.
I agree with Stefan Pietsch, DSAG Board Member for Technology, who adressed the maintenance extensions in his keynote at the DSAG Technology Days 2020 in Mannheim, Germany, in the context of the digital transformation and the move to SAP S/4HANA, pointing out that “this news must not be misunderstood. It’s not about using the extra time gained to take a break. It’s quite the opposite. It’s about going for the transformation thoroughly and in a sustained way.”
(Quote translated from German Keynote speech).
In this context, I’d like to add that the extra time gained is a good opportunity to clean up your master data.
But first and foremost, stay safe in these stormy times!

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      Author's profile photo Clifton Morris
      Clifton Morris


      In the "Planned end of mainstream maintenance" chart, where does this version of MDG fit in?

      ERP 6.0 EHP7 part of ERP (MDG_APPL617 + MDG_FND747)

      The EHP7 "part of ERP" is the version that is delivered with EHP7, before an upgrade to MDG 7.0 (upgrade to MDG_FND748).  Being on this version is a bit confusing because in PAM there is only a choice to view MDG 6.1 or MDG 7.0, but not the "part of ERP" version.




      Author's profile photo Tobias Pfeifer
      Tobias Pfeifer

      Hi Clifton,

      The above list only applies to MDG as AddOn on ERP. The maintenance end dates for MDG as part of ERP follow the maintenance end of the respective ERP EhP itself. This is also described in the following note in section "VII: Maintenance":

      1685823 - Release strategy for SAP MASTER DATA GOVERNANCE

      So in your case, the PAM information for ERP 6.0 EhP7 is valid.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Markus Ganser
      Markus Ganser
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Tobias for the clarification.

      Best, Markus