Almost any activity we perform in our jobs can have one or more systems and applications associated with it, and depending on your industry or line of business, those apps may need some additional capabilities. Therefore, in this unit, we will build a no-code SAP extension.
We’ll look at how building an SAP extension can help us to make more of the systems we already have, then dive into planning your SAP extension and building along with us, step by step!
In this unit, you will be using the SAP Build Apps system, which is available via SAP Business Technology Platform for enterprise customers. If you don’t already have access to that, please check the prerequisites section of the learning journey.
As a reminder, while the SAP AppGyver Community Edition you used in the previous unit offers a good basic experience, SAP Build Apps offers more enterprise-grade capabilities such as SAP system integrations and collaboration for fusion teams.
Explaining SAP Extensions
- What is an SAP Extension?
- Extensions consist of software that is developed to interact with and enhance the capabilities of core enterprise systems, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Success Factors, SAP Ariba, SAP Business Technology Platform, and any other kind of resource management or business applications that your company might be using.
- Why would you want to create an SAP extension?
- Well, when it comes to a specific type of functionality or use case, it might not always be possible or even sensible to try and customize the entire core product or system itself to perform these new tasks, and a separate extension is more appropriate. That way, the main system can be focused on the core tasks it must perform very well, and citizen developers are free to build extensions that fit their specific needs.