September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019 | Kurt Moydell | Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

UPDATE: Given SAP’s 2020 announcement of the ECC deadline extension, we have recorded a new video. Click here to read our blog update and watch the on-demand presentation.

In 2018, SAP prolonged the End of Mainstream Maintenance date to December 31, 2025 for its customers on SAP Business Suite 7 and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. Since that announcement, the 2025 deadline has dominated conversations with our customers and with SAP users who are interested in our services. They want to know: “Is the 2025 deadline real…or not?”

To clear the air, we tapped Shawn du Plessis, the leader of our global SAP operations, to address the issue. Shawn’s been in the SAP space for well over 25 years, with experience in consulting, managing large projects, and leading global support teams. He has helped many SAP customers to better understand and optimize SAP’s strategic and technology direction.

Shawn summarized and recorded these perspectives in his new video, “SAP’s 2025 Deadline: Real or Not Real?” Among the issues Shawn addresses are:

  1. SAP’s long history of setting and moving deadlines
  2. The latest data regarding S/4HANA adoption and what that implies
  3. The four strategic approaches SAP customers can take in route to the cloud