Exploring SAP BTP

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After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Interpret how SAP BTP supports the RISE with SAP Methodology by accelerating digital transformation

SAP BTP as an Integral Part of the RISE with SAP Methodology

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) provides the foundation by bringing together data and analytics, AI, application development, automation, and integration in one unified environment. SAP BTP with its integration and extension capabilities is the enabler of a clean core.

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According to a recent IDC analysis, SAP's customers reported that SAP BTP had made their use of SAP and other technology more impactful, innovative, and beneficial. During the RISE transformation journey, our customers experienced substantial value by using SAP BTP in their upgrade to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, achieving a 514% ROI and 8 months to reach payback on their BTP investment. Using BTP also led to an 87% increase in productivity for development teams. (The Business Value of using SAP BTP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud)

The SAP CMI organization's findings further underscore the value of integrating SAP BTP into our solutions. They concluded that the win rate for RISE deals rose by 20 percentage points when SAP BTP solutions were included in the final bill of materials.  Therefore, there's a strong justification for including BTP in every RISE deal, increasing both the customer satisfaction during the transformation, as well as our internal win rate. 

The value SAP BTP provides can be categorizes across four areas:

Accelerate a move to the cloud

Faster data migration, consolidated master data, and reduce risk with end-to-end functional, security, and performance testing:

  • First, our customers achieve faster data migration while prepping, archiving, and cleansing their data. ​ 
  • Second, customers realize improved productivity gains through consolidated master data.
  • Third, business testing is a core concern while moving to a new system and SAP BTP solutions ensure business continuity.

Extend and automate

Deliver business agility, minimize modification, build and automate low-code solutions, and accelerate innovation with cloud extensions:

  • Many of our customers have complex, customized technology stacks that result in slow upgrades and stifle innovation.   
  • Through SAP Build, SAP BTP helps keep our customers’ SAP S/4HANA core clean and delivers business agility through quick upgrades. Any needed extensions can be quickly built and automated with low-code solutions. Existing business processes can be visualized and continuously enhanced.  

Connect end-to-end business processes

Leverage over 2,500 pre-built integrations and connectors for more than 700 third-party applications:

SAP BTP provides substantial value during a RISE with SAP implementation by facilitating the integration of various applications across the customer technology stack. The SAP Integration Suite, running on BTP, aids in connecting end-to-end processes, accelerating innovation, ensuring a faster time to value, and automating business processes.

Plan and analyze

Plan and forecast using an integrated planning and analytics solution, with real-time views of data and the ability to anticipate change/trends proactively via artificial intelligence and predictive analytics:

The fourth area of value that SAP BTP delivers during the customer’s SAP for RISE transformation is in planning and analytics. SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Datasphere, and SAP HANA Cloud enable customers to plan and forecast seamlessly across all departments, get real-time, complete views of all their data, and provide one truth across plan and actuals.

SAP Build as an Integral Part of the RISE with SAP Methodology

In the dynamic landscape of ERP, addressing unique organizational requirements often poses challenges, especially when faced with limitations such as constrained developer resources and extended timelines for customizations. As organizations seek to extend the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP Build emerges as a transformative solution to overcome these challenges.

SAP Build, seamlessly integrated with the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, presents a compelling set of solutions to address these challenges. By providing a natively integrated low-code solution, SAP Build facilitates the extension of SAP S/4HANA Cloud solutions while maintaining the cleanliness of the core system. These core functionalities are enabled by SAP Build App, SAP Build Process Automation, and SAP Build Work Zone.

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How does SAP Business Technology Platform Support the RISE with SAP Methodology?

BTP De-Risks and Accelerates Transformation to an Intelligent Enterprise

A customer starting a digital transformation journey to an intelligent sustainable enterprise does so with less risk and clear benchmarks with SAP BTP:

As customers embark on their RISE with SAP journey, SAP BTP unlocks seven specific sources of differentiating value:

The seven sources of differentiating value are the clean core methodology, pre-built automatons, seamless integration of the cloud ERP with applications in your landscape, 360 degree insights with a single analytics platform, comprehensive business data for making strategic decisions, accelerated migrations based on best practices, and confidence when using reliable master data.
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