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Get ahead of the game with an enterprise resource planning system (ERP) from SAP

Stay competitive by relying on our proven ERP system to streamline your processes across procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance, and HR. Learn more about the different types of ERP systems – and explore their benefits – on our What is ERP? page.

Industry-leading ERP system – for good reason


SAP ERP is the de facto industry standard worldwide – offered for 25 industries, 37 languages, and 45 localisations

The reason our ERP system is so successful is that its nearly 50,000 customers have helped shape its scope through programs like Customer Influence. The latest enhancement package (EhP8) is no exception. Release highlights include improved functionalities for:

  • Industries: retail, insurance, oil & gas, utilities, public sector, media, and plant maintenance
  • Lines of business: R&D engineering, finance, commodity management, and HCM
  • Easier conversion to the SAP S/4HANA in-memory ERP suite

Upgrade to Enhancement Package 8 for ERP 6.0  

Transition to SAP S/4HANA  

Learn how the functional and technical capabilities of SAP ERP can simplify the lives of business users and IT:

Functional Capabilities
Procure to Pay
Cut costs with support for end-to-end procurement and logistics processes
Plan to Product
Accelerate your entire manufacturing process – from planning and  scheduling to monitoring and analysis

Learn more about Plan to Product

Order to Cash
Support customer-focused processes – from product sales to service delivery to warranty claims and returns

Learn more about Order to Cash

Request to Service
Boost sales and customer satisfaction by delivering exceptional service in every customer experience

Learn more about Request to Service

Core Human Resources
Get support for recruiting, onboarding, administration, professional development, and promotion

Learn more about Core Human Resources

Core Finance
Streamline and automate your financial operations while ensuring regulatory compliance

Deployment Options

Technical Capabilities
  • Applications – Best-in-class applications built around SAP ERP integration
  • Cloud – Add-on cloud modules that integrate seamlessly with SAP ERP
  • Mobile – A secure and intuitive mobile interface for SAP ERP – available anytime, anywhere
  • Analytics – Integrated, real-time analytics based on reliable ERP data
  • Database and Technology – Tools, standards, speed, and flexibility that reduce landscape complexity
  • Languages – Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

SAP ERP system requirements

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP ERP Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.

System Requirements Description
Web Browsers Apple Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer
Java Platform, Standard Edition SAP JVM 6.1
Java 2, Enterprise Edition J2EE Engine ServerCore

Explore licensing and purchasing options for SAP ERP

SAP ERP can be purchased as a traditional, on-premise application – licensed on a perpetual named-user basis from SAP directly, or as a SAP Business All-in-One solution via an SAP Reselling Partner. The core, SAP ERP Foundation, includes functionality for Human Resources and Finance, as well as essential enterprise processes such as Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, Plan-to-Product, and Request-to-Service.

  • Pay only for the ERP modules you need today – and add more users and functionality as your needs change
  • SAP ERP is also available as a subscription license, hosted on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and through Partner Managed Cloud
  • Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options

Buy SAP software now and pay later — with our flexible payment plans and financing options


Ensure a successful implementation and maximise your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP ERP – from planning and installation to operation.


Plan the installation

Refer to section 3.1 of the Master Guide: SAP ERP 6.0, EHP8* for important planning steps, including scope and requirements, dependencies, landscape planning, business functions, requirements, and testing.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need the authorisation "Request License Keys." Check your authorisations* under myProfile in the SAP Support Portal, or contact an SAP user administrator in your company* to extend your authorisation.

Download the software

Ready to purchase your enterprise resource planning system? Visit the SAP Support Portal* to review the latest release notes, learn about configuration and deployment, and download the SAP ERP 6.0, EHP8 software installation package.


Consider a faster deployment option

Get up and running even faster. Rapid-deployment solutions for SAP ERP Foundation* take advantage of business and implementation best practices. They are published as packages with assets covering solution design and configuration, as well process flow descriptions.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Complete the installation steps

Refer to section 1.3.2 in the Master Guide: SAP ERP 6.0, EPH8. It outlines the installation steps – including system preparation, installation, post-installation steps, content installation, Solution Manager setup, configuration, and testing.


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Integration for SAP cloud solutions
As companies digitise the enterprise, leveraging the best cloud solutions with your SAP solutions helps establish your platform for innovation and business process automation. With sophisticated integration options and built-in integration from SAP, you can connect SAP ERP with SAP cloud solutions.
Explore defined best practice integration scenarios for SAP ERP and SAP Cloud solutions:
Human Resources


Procurement and Sourcing
  • Integration of SAP ERP with SAP Ariba Procure-to-Pay: The integration scenario for self-service procurement enables you to drive compliant, automated purchasing and collaboration with suppliers.
  • Integration of SAP ERP with Ariba Network: The hybrid integration scenarios for streamlined sourcing help you reduce the operational cost of procurement processes and optimise the source-to-pay process.

Manage your SAP applications

Learn how to optimally manage, maintain, and run your SAP ERP software with the Application Operations Guide for SAP ERP 6.0 EHP8*.

Enhance SAP ERP 6.0 security

Read the SAP ERP Security Guide for an overview of security-relevant information for SAP ECC and industry extensions. 


Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


Enhance your knowledge of SAP ERP

View the SAP ERP training and certification catalogue of instructor-led courses and e-courses, so you can learn when and where it’s convenient for you.

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Get role-specific learning maps with implementation and operation information on the latest SAP products and upgrades.


Need expert guidance with your educational needs? Learn about our education consulting services



Enhancement packages for SAP ERP 6.0 are released on a regular basis, offering additional functionality that can be activated selectively by business function.

SAP has released enhancement package 8 for SAP ERP 6.0, with new features, capabilities, and information resources to help you plan and carry out a successful upgrade.


Obtain project planning guidance

Plan and execute a smooth upgrade project with help from the SAP Upgrade Road Map – available for download here.

Download the SAP Upgrade Road Map

Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for our enterprise resource planning modules.

View the product availability matrix

Plan your upgrade

The Master Guide* contains important information about SAP EHP8 for SAP ERP 6.0 installation and upgrade planning.

Read the guide (login required)


Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualise your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyse the potential impact.

Use the planner (login required)



Identify dependencies

Rely on the Upgrade Dependency Analyser to determine whether your upgrade has an impact on other systems in your landscape.

Access upgrade tools


Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your business requirements.

Open the Quick Sizer tool*




Complete the upgrade steps

The Master Guide contains important information about SAP EHP8 for SAP ERP 6.0 installation and upgrade planning.

Read the guide

Ask the community

Visit the SAP ERP upgrade community to join the conversation. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Join the community


Ensure a successful, seamless transition to SAP S/4HANA
Get in-depth guidance for implementing and optimising your SAP S/4HANA software to fit your business, streamline operations, and reduce TCO – with the least possible disruption.

For SAP-led projects

Delivering an end-to-end experience for SAP-led deployments, the structured and packaged approach and services of SAP Advanced Deployment bring together an extensive portfolio of tools, preconfigured services, methodologies, accelerators, and knowledge to accelerate your transition to SAP S/4HANA.

For customer or partner-led projects

From planning to implementation or migration and innovation, SAP Value Assurance service packages support your SAP S/4HANA deployment when you or a system integration partner leads the project.  Flexibly access leading practices,  tools, and methodologies, as well as deep solution expertise to safeguard and accelerate your deployment.


Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade


Get the support you need to keep your SAP ERP software running at peak performance, maximise the value of your software, and take advantage of new business models and capabilities.

Ask the Community

Search for answers, post your questions, and share your knowledge in the SAP ERP community.

SAP ERP Community

SAP ERP Sales & Distribution WIKI

SAP ERP Logistics Execution WIKI

SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade WIKI


Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP ERP implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.


Community for SAP ERP

Ask questions, share ideas, and connect with software users, developers, consultants, and mentors who use the SAP Community Network (SCN).

Community for SAP ERP Financials

SCN has many useful sub-groups for specialised discussions. For example, this opportunity to discuss the financial management solution.

Community for SAP ERP HCM

Join the discussion about SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM), to get even more value from your solution.


*Customer Login Required (S-User) – Information marked with an asterisk is available to current SAP customers only. Your customer login (s-user) is required to access this information. Please contact your local SAP support centre for assistance.

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