Technology has become an indispensable tool for driving growth, efficiency and innovation in today’s modern world of business. From small startups to large corporations, every business relies heavily on technology to stay ahead of the competition. However, not all technology is created equal and having the right technology foundation can make all the difference.

According to Forrester Research, firms that are “Future Fit” – companies that have a flexible technology foundation and a business operating model that can change quickly – grow nearly three times faster than their industry average.

The SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) offers a single, integrated environment for application development, data analysis, integration and AI capabilities. Accelerate your innovation processes and confidently deploy SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud across AWS, Azure and GCP by leveraging SAP BTP.

This guide aims to provide a clear understanding of the benefits and opportunities that SAP BTP and the SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud Edition as a powerful combination can offer businesses.

What is SAP Business Technology Platform?

SAP BTP is an all-in-one platform that enables innovation and supports new business processes. It provides a unified environment for application development, data analytics, integration tools and machine learning.

Developers and business users can leverage its features to extend end-to-end business processes, automate tasks and collaborate on planning.

SAP BTP also offers prebuilt integrations and intelligent services to deliver solutions faster and with lower project risk. It runs on major cloud suppliers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud.


Future-Proof Your SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud by leveraging Extensibility Features

When it comes to choosing between the public and private editions of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, many businesses are concerned about limitations on their ability to customize. While it is true that the public edition does limit customization of the core SAP S/4HANA solution, keeping a clean core system is essential for ensuring stable and reliable operations while being agile and innovative.

A clean core also helps to future-proof your business and remain competitive in a rapidly changing business environment.

This is where SAP BTP (Business Technology Platform) comes in. As a platform-as-a-service, SAP BTP provides a toolbox for both developers and business users to extend the capabilities of the core ERP system through –
  • Addition of Custom Fields
  • Creation of custom apps to extend business processes
  • Integration to other cloud or cloud services & much more
Leverage the capabilities of SAP BTP to expand your multi-tenant SaaS system to address customer-specific requirements. SAP BTP offers this advantages:

Agility with No-Code/Low-Code Environment

Quickly address your unique business needs by creating new apps and services in an agile manner. The platform’s no-code/low-code environment allows both developers and savvy business users to easily utilize the tools and accelerate the process of app creation.

Facilitate Clean Core and Customizations

SAP BTP offers an upgradable SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud Solution that enables businesses to easily adopt new features as compared to complex, customized ERP environments. This platform also ensures that any customizations or extensions are maintained outside the core system.

As a result, businesses can take advantage of new innovations without worrying about long upgrade cycles, ultimately leading to smoother and more efficient ERP upgrades.

Offers Personalized Experiences

SAP BTP is a comprehensive platform that offers everything businesses need to create personalized experiences that work instantly with their SAP applications. Digitize your unique business processes and enrich them with digital assistants, task automation and insights from data everywhere.

  • Innovate on a platform with market-leading capabilities and native integration with SAP applications
  • Enrich user interactions with embedded artificial intelligence and automation
  • Get real-time, complete views of all your data, no matter where it resides, without having to move it

Build Fast to Grow Faster

SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) offers businesses a unique advantage by providing the ability to build faster with business context.

Unlike other platforms that require businesses to stitch together disparate technology pieces and build everything from scratch, SAP BTP allows for more agility and faster development.
  • No matter your skill level, work faster with SAP BTP’s range of development tools, from no-code to code-first
  • Use SAP data instantly without losing its business context and meaning for real-time insights and analysis
  • Jump-start projects with SAP BTP’s wide selection of pre-built industry content and use cases tailored for SAP applications
  • Analyze your data in real-time without burdening IT for faster decision-making

Scale with Confidence

The third key advantage of SAP BTP is that it offers businesses the ability to run with confidence on a trusted, enterprise-grade platform. Business innovation is a serious endeavor, and we understand that many innovation prototypes never make it to production.

SAP BTP allows businesses to innovate efficiently in the cloud without disrupting core business operations and applications. It enables the migration of existing and new SAP application customizations, data models and extractors to the cloud, simplifying maintenance and enhancing the reliability of SAP applications.

Additionally, businesses can work in their preferred strategic environment with an enterprise-grade platform that is managed by SAP and runs on top cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Deploy your applications with trust and security in a mission-critical cloud environment managed by SAP
  • Customize your business processes without worrying about the maintenance and reliability of your SAP applications
  • Work in your preferred cloud environment while seamlessly inter-operating with your existing IT landscape

Top 3 Reasons to Choose SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud for your Business

In today’s economic climate, businesses of all sizes face significant challenges to grow and thrive. Despite the uncertainty, every executive is asking themselves: How can we sustain growth in such volatile times?

The answer lies in having the right systems in place. Leverage a ready-to-run cloud ERP solution that offers the latest industry best practices and continuous innovation with SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud.

As a full SaaS, cloud-native ERP, it enables organizations to move quickly, innovate and improve their top and bottom lines, ultimately accelerating business growth.

Whether you’re a small or large business, SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud is a powerful tool that can help you navigate economic headwinds and chart a path towards sustained success.

  1. Run on Industry Best Practices
    • Run on the industry standard with ready-to-use processes built on proven industry best practices, resulting in faster implementation times
    • Quickly tackle your most pressing business priorities and expand as your needs change, all while leveraging the latest innovations in the industry

  2. Drive Business Growth
    • Accelerate business growth by unlocking new revenue streams through the adoption of new business models
    • Automate common and repetitive tasks with proven business processes tailored to your industry, resulting in improved bottom-line growth

  3. Stay Ahead with Innovation
    • SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud ensures that you stay ahead of the competition by constantly providing the latest process and technology innovation
    • The cloud ERP comes with built-in technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics, allowing your business to make data-driven decisions and improve efficiency
    • Enable your employees to focus on higher value tasks with robotic process automation capabilities

SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud offers automatic updates on a quarterly basis, ensuring that your business is always up-to-date with the latest features and capabilities. SAP makes automatic updates to the public cloud edition on a quarterly basis.

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