The Australian government has earmarked S/4 Hana as its wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will be providing the core transactional services to government departments across the country. The government officials announced that this move is a part of the government's shared services program that will be aiming to consolidate, standardize, and automate the delivery of a range of corporate as well as other financial services.
The first tranche of this earmark will form a foundational prototype on an ERP platform for trailing the internal service providers across the country and other hubs that are already operating an SAP-based ERP system. S/4 Hana will provide a core technology system that will help them to test the delivery of common human resource and fintech sectors.
SAP announced that it would extend the mainstream maintenance for core applications of SAP business suite 7, including the SAP ERP 6.0 version by two more years until the end of 2027. The German software giant also pledged to provide maintenance for SAP S/4 Hana until 2040. Eric Robinson, a global vice-president and general manager for SAP stated that "a further acknowledgment that SAP is feeling the pressure from Business Suite 7 licensees' reluctance to embark on huge reimplementation's to S/4 Hana".