Describing the Suite Qualities and Use Cases of the SAP BTP


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describing the Suite Qualities of the SAP BTP
  • Paraphrase the main use-cases for SAP BTP

SAP Business Technology Platform

As the landscape of cloud-based business solutions continues to grow with successful solutions such as SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Ariba, processes may seem increasingly complex. SAP has, however, committed to reducing this complexity and ensuring streamlined integrations that support overall business operations. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud as the core and the SAP Business Technology Platform as the technical foundation, SAP is providing the set of tools for customers, partners and itself to become an intelligent enterprise using advanced technologies and best practices within agile, integrated and AI-powered business processes.

SAP can help your business to become more intelligent and enhance your experience by enabling you to:

  • Use tools to create a consistent technology layer for your company using the SAP Business Technology Platform.
  • Infuse AI and machine learning into your business processes.
  • Employ tools to understand what is happening across your business and why.
  • Build flexible value chains and apply leading-edge industry practices to understand and manage your environmental impact.
  • Implement vertical industry-specific processes in the cloud to run your value chain end to end.

SAP's strategy goes beyond the confines of basic, technical integrations, venturing into comprehensive business integration. This approach allows key business processes, such as the lead to cash cycle, design to operate, and source to pay processes to function seamlessly. At the center of this simplicity lie the SAP suite qualities.

Creating a Seamless User Experience

For a smooth and congruous user interface across all SAP’s cloud applications, the Fiori design guidelines bring a harmonized look and feel to the suite. Imagine using different apps, but everything feels familiar and easy to navigate, just like moving from one room to another in your house, everything is where it should be.

Consistent Security and Identity Management

Managing security and identity provisioning across a suite of applications is no small task. SAP provides uniform mechanisms to ensure authentication, identity provisioning, and role provisioning across the suite to keep the data secure and your identities uniformly managed.

Streamlining Approvals with One Workflow Inbox

Think about scrolling through countless emails, trying to track different approval processes. SAP offers a solution with a seamless and integrated user experience including a unified view of approvals across multiple applications. Now, getting your feedback loop closed is as easy as one-two-click.

Harmonizing Data with Aligned Domain Models

Sharing and managing master data across the SAP portfolio is made easy by using common semantics to harmonize data models. This means making the transition from time-consuming replication and synchronization, to smooth data sharing via a central master data service. This could mean you're no longer toiling to ensure order or customer information is synchronized across applications, it's all in one place, accessible and simplified.

Leveraging Embedded And Cross-Product Analytics

To make intelligent business decisions, you need informative and insightful data. SAP improves decision-making by integrating machine learning and cross-application insights available through the SAP Analytics Cloud. Imagine getting useful suggestions directly within your applications and using unified data analysis to uncover actionable insights.

Simplifying IT Operations with Coordinated Lifecycle Management

Your IT team will certainly appreciate the ease in their operations. SAP simplifies the provisioning, configuration, and monitoring steps for IT operators. Imagine your IT folks focusing more on strategic tasks, instead of getting consumed by day-to-day routine activities.

Guiding Innovation with End-to-End Process Blueprints

SAP shares a reference architecture of the solutions needed to evolve into an intelligent enterprise. This enterprise architecture provides a pathway to transition from your current solution landscape to your target state. It’s like getting a roadmap for your business’s digital journey.

Main Use-Cases for SAP BTP

Based on open standards, SAP Business Technology Platform offers complete flexibility and control over your choice of hyperscalers, frameworks, and applications.

SAP Business Technology Platform is used for several use cases in scope of the intelligent, sustainable enterprise. Benefit from SAP BTP’s capabilities before, during, and after your move to the cloud in disciplines like data and extension migration, integration or consolidation.

Keep the core clean

You should keep the core clean and return to the default implementation for on-premise solutions. Create and operate highly integrated side-by-side solution extensions to individualize your business processes without harming the stable application core. Extensibility allows companies to build and enhance all their application investments to meet their dynamic needs and provide continual value. You can deliver new features agile and fast with SAP BTP as the underlying platform.

Optimize & automate business processes

Automate manual tasks as well as cross-application workflows, leveraging a broad set of pre-defined content. The SAP Business Technology Platform offers SAP Build Process Automation - a low-code/no-code based tooling to enable also business or process experts - besides the classical developers - to create automated processes or process extensions. It also offers automations for manual tasks by leveraging robotic automation technologies. In collaboration with the SAP Business Process Intelligence (BPI) portfolio with solutions like Signavio Process insights or Customer insights from the Qualtrics applications, it provides an opportunity to directly take actions to possible findings from process or experience analysis.

Drive decisions based on data

Support your business users with the information at hand or AI-based recommendations to improve decision speed and quality – leveraging any data sources. It's essential that organizations have a consolidated view across all their data assets and are able to achieve insight and make real-time decisions. Good data quality and data handling is important because of the increasing amount of data. To get value from your data, you must analyze and interpret it. Good data quality and good technologies to handle data is key for a flexible and scalable business.

Key Takeaways of this Lesson

The SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) builds on the technology layer of the intelligent, sustainable enterprise. By using SAP BTP in your company, business processes can not only be integrated, but employees can also get more insights into their company due to good data quality which facilitates decision making.

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