The future of SAP IS‑U and SAP Utilities

End of support for SAP IS‑U and migration to SAP S/4HANA Utilities

SAP IS‑U is due to expire at the end of 2030, which means that energy supply companies must have migrated to the successor solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA Utilities or SAP C4U, by this time. The migration from SAP IS‑U to SAP S/4HANA Utilities requires careful planning and imple­men­tation to ensure that the business partner master data is of high quality and adapted to the new data model.

SAP S/4HANA Utilities as a future solution

SAP S/4HANA Utilities offers a holistic solution for the ever-growing demands of the utilities industry and enables utilities companies to manage all business processes. The new solution offers a wide range of benefits, including the ability to process large amounts of data at maximum throughput, in-memory techno­logies, complex queries in real time and an intuitive SAP Fiori UI design.

Conti­nuous development and innovation

The transition to SAP S/4HANA Utilities began back in 2016 with the switch to the HANA database and is taking place gradually from classic SAP IS‑U to SAP S/4HANA Utilities. It is important to note that not all functions of the classic solution are yet available under SAP S/4HANA, but SAP is conti­nuously working on the further development and intro­duction of new function­a­lities. Today, new function­a­lities and innova­tions are only available for the SAP S/4HANA variant, which under­lines the future viability of this solution.

Changes in the utility industry

The utilities industry is under­going a major trans­for­mation charac­te­rized by deregu­lation of energy markets, changing customer demands and stricter environ­mental regula­tions. SAP’s goal is to create an “intel­ligent” utility company that can develop new business models and manage the changes in the industry in the best possible way. A modern IT archi­tecture and flexible, fast appli­ca­tions are the prere­qui­sites for meeting these challenges.


The future of SAP IS‑U and SAP Utilities lies in the migration to SAP S/4HANA Utilities and the conti­nuous further development of the solutions in order to meet the changing requi­re­ments of the energy industry. Companies need to address the quality of their data at an early stage, as data quality is an integral part of a successful migration and lays the foundation for a successful project.

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