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Benefits of upgrading from NW 730 SP12 to SP17


We are almost facing SAP NW 730 upgrade from SP12 to SP17 but still thinking about its real benefit to our business since we have other projects running too.

Can anybody provide information related to the gap between these SPs? Or information regarding most significant benefits and changes of each SP? By the way, I already have the list of notes involved in each SP but I'm looking for a high level technical of business reason in order to decide to prior upgrade project against other business needs, also taking into consideration that next year we are going to run on cloud and we'll invest similar effort on it.

Thanks in advance.



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  • Sep 17, 2017 at 08:52 AM

    Dear Sandra,

    The SP level 12 is lower than the recommended. This could lead to serious issues which are already fixed with the corrections delivered in the latest SPs. Please see note 375631 - Which Support Package is recommended for BW-customers?.

    At a minimum, customers should update the BW system at least once a year as solutions of “priority high/very high” security issues are not provided for Support Packages older than one year and a half.

    Therefore I highly recommend to install the latest SP level which is the SP 18 at the moment.

    Best regards,

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  • Oct 19, 2017 at 03:27 PM

    From NetWeaver Master Data Management point of view it does not matter if you use NW 730 SP12 or SP17.

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