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SAP Versions Release and History of Evolution

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SAP Versions Release and History of Evolution

SAP sets an unbreakable record by evolved over time with SAP’s product innovation. SAP proved itself as a owner of Solutions that combined processes to improve and provide an advanced in human lives and revolutionize ways of managing business.

So, find below the revolutionized story of SAP ERP Solution and get to know that how it got started and achieving the unpredictable records with the span of time.

Version Releases

SAP Version Year Architecture
SAP R/1 System RF 1972 Financial Accounting system. Runs on IBM Servers and the DOS operating system.
SAP R/2 Mainframe System 1979

Mainframe based real time data processing across accounting, manufacturing processes, supply chain logistics and human resources.

SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 1.0 A Jul-1992

Three tire architecture ERP Solutions, enabling SAP to be used by enterprises.

SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 2.0 1993  
SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 3.0 1995  
SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 4.0B Jun-1998  
SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 4.3    
SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 4.5B Mar-1999

Client Server / mySAP

SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 4.6C April 2001  
SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 4.6F    
SAP R/3 Enterprise Edition 4.7 2003  
SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 5.0 2004

SAP ERP constitutes the foundation of SAP's industry solutions and a spring board to enterprise SOA. It includes SAP ECC (successor of SAP R/3) and EhP

SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0 Oct-2005  
SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP ERP 6.0
Business All-in-One

SAP started focusing on Mid-Sized enterprises and developed this product on the same code base of SAP R/3 on SAP Netweaver platform.

SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP ERP 6.0 Jul-2007

It is designed to help businesses optimize their performance and reduce IT costs. It compresses SRM, CRM, SCM, PLM and ERP on one platform.

SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0
Business Suite 7
SAP enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0 Jun-2012  
SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0 2013  
SAP S/4 Simple Suite for HANA Feb-2015 Imagined platform that combines data processing, database and in-memory processing, provides libraries for planning, text processing, predictive, spatial and business analytics

SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) was the new version of the software, which came with new architecture and was released in 2003-2004, therefore renamed as SAP ERP. The version name for SAP ERP is ECC. Besides this there are other SAP Implementations which can be customized products and can function on the central component.

SAP Versions Release and its History of Evolution

SAP turned out quite dominating for the large business applications market over the next 10 years. SAP ECC 5.0 ERP was the successor of SAP R/3 4.70. The newest version of the suite was SAP ERP 6.0, Enhancement Pack 7.

  • SAP Enhancement Package 1for SAP ERP 6.0: This one released at 21st December 2006 and known as ERP 6.0 EPH1.
  • SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP ERP 6.0: SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP ERP 6.0 is an SAP technique to deliver more innovation, more quickly, in a more accessible way to organizations that have implemented or upgraded to SAP ERP 6.0. The SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP ERP 6.0 enables rapid deployment of select new functionality in a way that minimizes disruption on core production systems.
  • SAP Enhancement Package 3 for SAP ERP 6.0: this one complemented the SAP ERP 6.0 release in a number of focus areas. Far easier to be installed and immediately added incremental value to your business processes without disruption.
  • SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0: this added more value to SAP ERP 6.0 in a number of focus areas. Incase you plan to install enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP, this would give you an overview about the most important documents and notes. This one provided for a better readability.
  • SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0: this one was easy to install and immediately added incremental value to your business processes without any disruption.
  • SAP EHP 6 for SAP ERP 6.0: version for SAP HANA- this was the first version of SAP Business Suite on HANA.
  • SAP EHP 7 for SAP ERP 6.0: Release Information- This enables the maximum areas of the existing SAP ERP functions for SAP HANA to be able to utilize the in-memory technology and also enable better performing business applications.