Ability to patch SAP by Module within Core R/3 ECC
A couple of years ago, SAP came out with a statement that in future releases we'd have the ability to 'patch' and / or 'upgrade' the core R/3 modules separately
For example -
You could patch the SD module only
We're on NW2004 ECC 5.0 and I sure don't see this ability to exist - still see the APPL, BASIS, HR support packs without any regard for a specific module (other than HR)
sorry to tell you, but this was perhaps a good "sales gag", but the way is more ore less going the other way around:
This is not possible right now and not "forseeable" at least not for "SD" or "FI" in an ECC system. Perhaps in future for BW in an ERP system. But even this is unlikely because of the basis & kernel dependcies.
Because of the support package stacks (if you like them or not) - the idea of SAP is totally the other way around, because they found out, that only this way it "stays more or less" maintainable ...