SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences – Release Plan

To combat the global threat of drug counterfeiting pharmaceutical manufacturers are enabling their medical products for verification and tracing by uniquely marking each product pack they produce with a serial number. Likewise, wholesale distributors and dispensers invest in capabilities to manage the data volumes they receive for serialized products, and to enable traceability and verification of individual product packs in their markets.

SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences is a SaaS industry network that supports SAP customers to exchange information for serialized pharmaceutical products along the supply chain and with government agencies globally.

SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences provides two customer environments, STAGING and PRODUCTION. During customer and business partner onboarding, the staging environment is connected to the customers and their business partners’ test systems. Upon go live the connections are transported into the production environment for productive use.

As a true SaaS, SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences releases quarterly updates in a fixed schedule. Each release follows a standardized sequence of events:

  • Day x Production Deployment
  • Day x-16 Staging Deployment
  • Day x-30 Release Announcement ten working days before Staging deployment

The list below shows past release dates and upcoming release schedule.

Release Year Release Dates for Staging / Production Status / Comments
2022 2211 November 10/November 26 PLANNED
2208 August 11 / August 27 PLANNED
2205  May 12 / May 28 PLANNED
2202  February 10 / February 26 COMPLETED
2021 2111 October 21 / Oct. 28 and Dec 4 COMPLETED (Cloud Foundry Transformation)
2108 August 5 / August 21 COMPLETED
2105 May 6 / May 22 COMPLETED
2102 February 4 / February 20 COMPLETED
2020 2011 November 5 / November 21 COMPLETED
2008 August 6 / August 22 COMPLETED
2005 May 7 / May 23 COMPLETED
2002 February 6 / February 22 COMPLETED
2019 1911 November 7 / November 23 COMPLETED
1908 August 8 / August 24 COMPLETED
1905 May 9 / May 25 COMPLETED
1902 February 7 / March 9 (moved from Feb. 23) COMPLETED

Prior Releases:
1810 (Nov 2018)
1804 (April 2018)
1710 FP1 (Jan 2018)
1710 (October 2017, initial release)