The software maintenance functions enable you to update your system and implement new functions.
We recommend that you import Support Packages at regular intervals to keep your system as up-to-date as possible. For ABAP Support Packages, you can use the Support Package Manager, while the Java Support Package Manager is provided for Java Support Packages .
To implement minor program corrections or updates from SAP Notes, you can use the Note Assistant .
For ABAP, SAP sometimes updates individual components for your SAP solutions. These updates are shipped as Add-Ons. You can use the Add-On Installation Tool to import new versions of Add-Ons. SAP also ships additional functions, such as industry solutions, as Add-Ons. If you want to enhance your SAP solution with new functions, then you can also use the Add-On Installation Tool to do this.
If you require new functions in Java, you can carry out deployment for both additional SAP components and for non-SAP software components using the Java Support Package Manager.
For ABAP, the following functions are provided:
For Java, the following functions are provided: