Evaluating Extensibility Options

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate factors to consider in choosing the appropriate extensibility approach

The Right Extensibility Option

To choose the right extensibility option, consider the following points:

  • Extension use case: whether the extension is a new application, or an extension to an SAP app.
  • Extension architecture: whether the extension is loosely or tightly coupled to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Does the extension exclusively use SAP S/4HANA Cloud data, or does it integrate data from multiple products?
  • Extension scope and size: who provides the extension for which purpose? For example, is the extension a small extension that is provided by key users in a line of business organization, a custom development project that is provided by a development organization, or a partner SaaS application that is provided to many customers (even independent from the core product)?
The three options are not mutually exclusive. Many extension use cases need a combination of the three approaches to work.

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