SAP's Statement to New and Existing SRM Customers

According to a letter from John Zepecki, SVP and GM, SRM, SAP Labs, to SAP customers and partners: "Customers with existing SRM 2007 projects -- These customers will receive maintenance on SRM 2007 according to the 5-1-2 framework.

New Customers -- Recommend that customers interested in starting projects now should start their projects on the proven SRM 2005 release. Those customers that have a project start date beginning in Q4'2008 should target SRM 7.0 which is included as part of the Business Suite release either as part of the SRM 7.0 Ramp-Up Program or with generally availability in 2009.

SRM 3.0 Customers and Below -- Recommend that customers on versions up and to including SRM 3.0 interested in upgrading to start any new projects on the proven SRM 2005 release and then to upgrade to a future version of SRM. This next upgrade could be to SRM 7.0 included as part of the Business Suite release either as part of the SRM 7.0 Ramp-Up Program or with generally availability in 2009.

SRM 4.0 Customers -- Recommended that SRM 4.0 customers upgrading to start any new projects on the proven SRM 2005 release and then to upgrade to a future version of SRM. This next upgrade could be to SRM 7.0 included as part of the Business Suite release either as part of the SRM 7.0 Ramp-Up Program or with generally availability in 2009.

SRM 2005 Customers -- Recommended that SRM 2005 customers take the next step to upgrade to a future version of SRM based on their planned upgrade project schedule. This next upgrade could be to SRM 7.0 included as part of the Business Suite release either as part of the SRM 7.0 Ramp-Up Program or with generally availability in 2009."

Jason Busch

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