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2728183 - SAP Analytics Cloud Releases, Why is my SAP Analytics Cloud system updated quarterly and not bi-weekly?


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) releases and release information.
  • Why is my SAP Analytics Cloud system updated quarterly (QRC) and not bi-weekly (fasttrack)?
  • Why is my SAP Analytics Cloud system on version 2019.21.8 / 2019.21.X?
  • Previously my SAC system was updated every two weeks (bi-weekly / fast track), however now the system is on version 2019.21.8 /2019.21.X since November 2019.
  • Which individual releases are contained in each quarterly release?
  • For further information and frequently asked questions (FAQS), see: SAP Analytics Cloud > Release Cycle.
  • See what's new in the Q4 2019 release of SAP Analytics Cloud!


  • SAP Analytics Cloud


  • SAP Analytics Cloud is now on a quarterly release schedule that aligns with SAP’s global strategy for cloud application releases. This means you can expect a new version once every quarter.
  • For further information and frequently asked questions (FAQs), see SAP Analytics Cloud > Release Cycle.
  • You will not be able to go back to the fast track release cycle once your system has been moved to the quarterly release cycle (QRC).
  • Partner test and demo systems (T & D) will stay on the fast track release cycle and will not be migrated to the QRC.
  • See the product updates and product plan for what's new including new features and functionality: SAP Analytics Cloud > Learning > Product Updates and Plan.

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