Identifying Solution Areas of SAP and SAP Partners


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify Solution Areas of SAP and SAP Partners

SAP Solutions Portfolio

The solutions of SAP cover the areas of enterprise resource management, spend management, human capital management, customer relationship management, and more. The whole solution layer of the intelligent, sustainable enterprise has the Cloud ERP - SAP S/4HANA Cloud as a central core surrounded by other SAP solutions and maybe even third party applications. These solutions are, for example:

  • SAP Ariba
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • SAP Concur
  • SAP Customer Experience
  • And more
SAP SuccessFactors: HXM Suite

As the next generation of human capital management (HCM), human experience management (HXM) shifts the focus from supporting transactional HR processes to delivering experiences that serve employees first. The SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite is unique in that it builds on the best of HCM while layering in critical employee experience capabilities and insights. SAP SuccessFactors is a cloud-based human resource software, which covers everything from core HR, payroll, and people analytics to the four pillars of talent management: recruiting, learning and development, compensation, and performance management.

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SAP Ariba

Digitally transform your business to collaborate efficiently and safely with suppliers and trading partners anytime, anywhere on SAP Business Network. SAP Ariba's cloud-based solutions make it easier to collaborate and compete.

Now you can manage the entire purchasing process while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings, and building a healthy supply chain. Build stronger relationships through automation, network connections, and data-driven insights. With SAP Ariba's spend management solutions and SAP Business Network, you can consolidate and control all your spend end-to-end on a single integrated platform in the cloud.

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SAP Concur

As part of spend management, SAP Concur provides travel and expense management services to businesses. Simplify expense, travel, and invoice management in the cloud, and get greater visibility.

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SAP Customer Experience

SAP Customer Experience is an integrated offering designed to modernize the sales-only focus of legacy CRM solutions. Following the completed acquisitions of market leaders Hybris, Gigya, and CallidusCloud, SAP now ties together solutions to support all front-office functions, such as consumer data protection, marketing, commerce, sales, and customer service.

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Currently, there are over 750 applications offered by partners that are either developed directly on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) or use the integration capabilities of SAP BTP to integrate into SAP´s business applications.

One instance of successful collaboration between SAP and our partners is the industry cloud. As of today, there are 280 applications from partners that contribute to SAP’s industry cloud. Around 120 out of the 280 applications are built with and run on SAP BTP, and the other 160 applications use SAP’s capabilities for integration into SAP’s business application portfolio.

Key features of the SAP’s Industry Cloud include:

Industry-specific solutions
SAP offers a range of pre-built cloud applications and services tailored to specific industries, providing functionalities that cater to the unique needs and processes of each sector.
Flexibility and scalability:
The platform provides flexible deployment options, enabling businesses to scale their solutions as needed to support growth and adapt to changing business requirements.
Integration with SAP's ecosystem
Industry cloud solutions integrate with other SAP solutions, as well as third-party applications, allowing businesses to leverage their existing investments and create cohesive digital landscapes.
Innovation and agility
Utilizing cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Internet of Things (IoT), SAP’s industry cloud empowers organizations to drive innovation, enhance operational efficiency, and stay competitive in their respective markets.

Overall, SAP's industry cloud provides businesses with industry-specific cloud solutions that enable them to accelerate digital transformation, improve business outcomes, and unlock new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Key Takeaways of this Lesson

The solution areas form another important key element of the intelligent, sustainable enterprise. With SAP S/4HANA as the central Cloud ERP solution, and solutions from the industry cloud portfolio, customers are offered a huge range of functionalities.

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