Ariba is pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2012, Ariba will Support On-Premise Service Packs for a year from their General Availability (GA) date. Service Pack cadence will continue to provide releases at 8- to 10-week intervals. Service Packs and Hot Fixes will remain cumulative.
Additionally, this policy applies retroactively. This means that we will support Service Pack 14 (SP14), with a GA date of January 21, 2011, starting January 1, 2012 until January 20, 2012. We will support Service Pack 15 (SP15), with a GA date of March 18, 2011, starting January 1, 2012 until March 17, 2012. Prior to this point, Ariba only supported the last two service packs, but now we will support many more simultaneously. For example on January 1, 2012, we will support SP14 through SP19, inclusive.
Although we strongly suggest that you remain as current as possible to obtain the latest defect fixes and enhancements, the cadence of Service Packs and the new Service Pack Policy allows you to determine your own service pack adoption cycle effectively. We hope you enjoy this flexibility in support of your internal Service Pack adoption practices.