SAP now provides three offerings for transportation management:
- SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) 9.6
- SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain for transportation management
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud for transportation management
SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM), which was a part of the business suite based on SAP NetWeaver, underwent functional enhancements starting from SAP TM 8.0 and continued to progress until version 9.6. However, it is important to note that this is no longer considered a mainstream product in SAP's transportation management offerings, and it is scheduled to reach the end of maintenance in 2027. All future enhancements and upgrades will be on the SAP S/4HANA offerings. Customers initiating new implementations should consider either SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain for transportation management (on-premise) or SAP S/4HANA Cloud for transportation management (public and private cloud).
Beginning with SAP S/4HANA 1709, transportation management was seamlessly integrated into SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management. Initially, the 1709 version provided limited functionality, primarily focused on shipper-related processes. Subsequently, with the SAP S/4HANA release in 1809, it achieved functional parity with SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) 9.6. From SAP S/4HANA 1909 onwards, subsequent releases have further expanded the functional scope of transportation management.
SAP S/4HANA releases that did not include transportation management functionality are not specified in the figure Timeline of Transportation Management Offerings in SAP.
The release strategy for SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain for transportation management and SAP S/4HANA Cloud for transportation management editions differ. The on-premise version rolls out a new release annually, while the cloud version, which updates more frequently, launches a major release every quarter.
For a comprehensive understanding of the features and operations of the three transportation management offerings, decision-makers are encouraged to utilize the SAP Road Map Explorer. This interactive tool offers detailed updates for each release, allowing decision-makers to not only review past feature releases, but to also see planned functionality for upcoming versions.
Please note that to use the SAP Road Map Explorer, you need to have S-user credentials.
In the following video you will learn how to navigate and utilize the SAP Roadmap Explorer.