Benefit from the new concept of 'SAP Support Package Stacks' !
At the close of the third quarter, 2003, the SAP Support Package strategy
will be extended for certain product versions to Support Package Stacks
(SP Stacks). The new strategy supports the actual way in which the majority
of customers apply Support Packages (SPs). It will also improve quality
and service and reduce the total cost of ownership.
The increasing diversity of components within a product version calls
for greater transparency when it comes to applying Support Packages and
patches. It also requires clear guidelines on the recommended or permitted
combinations of these. For this purpose, a new “SP Stack”
will be compiled every quarter for each product version included in the
new strategy. This SP Stack will contain the optimal combination of Support
Package and patch statuses for the individual components at the given
The quarterly SP Stacks are sets of Support Packages and patches for
the respective product version that must be used in the given combination.
SAP recommends regular application of these SP Stacks. The technology
for applying Support Packages and patches will not change. SP Stacks should
be seen as an entity in themselves – customers must heed the minimum
requirements and dependencies between individual components, and apply
the Support Packages and patches specified in the SP Stack together.
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