5 ways to get started on the SAP BTP

The SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is a must-have this year. The enormous potential of the cloud platform for the rapid development of integrated applications has now reached the minds of the SAP community. But how do you get it started the right way? We provide an overview of SAP products in five exciting categories on the SAP BTP and reveal when they will be used.

1. Extension, Integration & Innovation

A typical case with our customers: The SAP standard is simply not enough. No problem, because with the help of the SAP BTP Extension Suite, cloud and on-premise systems can be extended. Real innovations are created as a side-by-side extension, fully integrated into the existing system landscape, but without changing the core system. In other words, the classic “keep the core clean” approach. And SAP also has the right answer for connecting third-party systems, whether SAP or non-SAP: SAP Integration Suite consists of tools and services that enable companies to integrate their applications and data quickly and easily. In this way, information from various sources such as ERP systems, CRM systems, e-commerce platforms and other applications can be collected and merged on the SAP BTP.

2. Workplaces & Portals

The call for a central digital access for employees, customers and partners to data, processes, applications and workflows is becoming louder and louder in today’s home office culture. For a long time, it has been possible to bundle various applications in one interface via a SAP Launchpad. The typical Fiori tiles are used to jump to the individual tools. SAP Build Work Zone on the SAP BTP takes the digital workplace to a whole new level. Via UI Cards, content, news and other assets can also be integrated on the central interface and tasks can be performed directly there. This creates modern HR portals, attractive customer portals or even a completely individual digital home for a company.

3. Workflows & Process Automation

The path to excellent processes has never been easier. In the cloud, processes are digitized and orchestrated, and recurring tasks are automated. SAP Build Process Automation can help as part of the SAP BTP. The low-code tool enables users, for example, to quickly create release processes with workflow management and automate them via iRPA – where possible. All processes are mapped transparently in one interface. Tasks end up in a central inbox. The process owner sees directly where the processes are and where problems arise. Integration with the SAP Signavio BPM tool also makes potential savings visible and maps additional process parameters.

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4. Intelligent Enterprise

The SAP BTP is the perfect place for AI projects and models. Why? Because this is where different data from different sources come together in one data lake. To become an Intelligent Enterprise, this data must be used in a meaningful way. Date Science consulting supports this in the first step. But also tools like tooka.ai by sovanta can help to make the SAP BTP a working platform for data science teams. Thus, real machine learning takes place on the SAP BTP, which helps to lift the existing treasure trove of data and also to use it. For example, in the use of intelligent chatbots as assistants in an application or in the rapid configuration of complex order processes in an online store. 

5. Analytics

Access to key figures, good analysis as well as planning capabilities are essential. That is why you should make sure that you have the right information at all times. Therefore, the SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is available as a tool on the SAP BTP. Here, role-based dashboards with outstanding UX help ensure that all stakeholders see exactly what they need to make data-driven decisions.

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Christian Heinrich: Marketing & Solutions
Christian Heinrich
Chief Solutions Officer, Executive Board Member

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Christian Heinrich is a member of the Executive Board of sovanta AG and is responsible for Marketing & Solutions, Experience Management and the Design Lab. He combines a deep understanding of customer needs with expert knowledge in the latest technologies in the SAP market to bring both together for innovative solutions.
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