Fast Adoption of Functional Enhancements
In June 2006 SAP launched SAP ERP 6.0 which is based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0. With this release, SAP introduced SAP enhancement packages for SAP ERP. Starting with the consolidated SAP Business Suite 7, which contains SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SRM and SAP SCM, SAP enhancement packages have also been provided for SAP NetWeaver systems.
SAP Enhancement Packages deliver new and improved functions and include software innovations like UI simplifications, functional enhancements and enterprise services. SAP Enhancement Packages are no Support Packages. Starting with this new concept there is a strict separation between corrections, legal changes and security updates via Support Packages and new functions via SAP enhancement packages.
The SAP Enhancement Package concept allows customers to choose if, when, and how much new functions they like to implement to their systems.
Previously, customers with a high demand on business improvements had to perform an upgrade as a major business activity every 5-6 years. With SAP enhancement packages you can permanently close functional gaps by implementing new functions in digestible portions. Besides the fact that SAP enhancement packages are optional, they are also cumulative, which means that the newest available SAP enhancement package contains new functions as well as all functions introduced with already shipped enhanced packages.
Getting Started with Enhancement Packages
This is an overview presentation showing the implementation process for SAP ERP 6.0 enhancement packages. The presentation explains the different use cases - new installation, upgrade of an existing system and update of a system with enhancement packages. The Solution Manager Maintenance Optimizer and SAP Enhancement Package Installer are introduced.
Update Guide - SAP Enhancement Package 1 for SAP Solution Manager 7.0 (SMP login required)
This document gives you an overview of the SAP enhancement packages for SAP Solution Manger 7.0 and their installation procedure. Differences to SAP enhancement packages for SAP NetWeaver and SAP ERP are discussed.
More on Enhancement Packages
Learn more about the content and the availability of the SAP Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0
SAP Enhancement Package Installation Guides (SMP login required)
Installation guides for installing enhancement packages on SAP systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0
SAP ERP Enhancement Packages - Installation Information (SMP login required)
Comprehensive information about the installation of SAP enhancement packages for SAP ERP 6.0.
Entry point to a wide range of enhancement package information, mainly for SAP ERP.
Frequently asked questions regarding the SAP enhancement package installation.
In this blog you will get an overview of the different implementation scenarios of SAP Enhancement Packages for the Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver. In addition to examples for specific use cases for Enhancement Packages, you will get insights into the different implementation tools.
Benefit from the advantages of the SAP Enhancement Package Installer (SAPehpi) and use it also for implementing Support Package stacks: You can participate in a pilot program where this use case will be tested and which includes support from the SAPehpi development team. Prerequisites and more details are described in this blog.
This blog provides an example how you can create your own observer mode and alert function for the new upgrade GUI for SAP Business Suite 7, SAP NetWeaver 7.1 and the SAP Enhancement Package Installer. The observer mode allows you to monitor your upgrade or SAP enhancement package installation without sitting in front of the Upgrade GUI. The alert function can be used to inform you via e-mail or sms that the dialogs screen is waiting for your action.