SAP has updated its ERP suite SAP ERP 6.0 - formerly MySAP ERP 2005 - to include functionality that can be implemented on an as-needed basis, rather than requiring a single major upgrade. SAP said it plans to maintain its ERP 6.0 platform until 2010, providing upgrades and enhancements in chunks that customers can chose whether to implement.
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SAP said that this allows customers to get new capabilities while meeting a key customer requirement to leave core ERP functionality stable.
"As a result, customers can isolate the impact of software updates and quickly bring new functionality online through shortened testing cycles without impeding core business processes," said a spokesman for the company.
SAP announced its new upgrade strategy for at the end of 2006, to allow customers a more economical and less disruptive way of adopting and managing software releases.
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