How the new SAP Application Development drastically increases innovation, flexibility and scalability

Is your current SAP landscape fragmented?

Many SAP customers are completely blocked due to their highly customized landscapes. The time required to keep the applications and systems up and running reduces the available time to focus on value-added tasks even more. Due to the non-scalable application development, the dependency on individual developers is very high. The longer SAP customers keep developing with ABAP within the core systems, the more it will cost in the end.

Why migrate to cloud solutions and SAP BTP?

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) enables businesses to achieve greater flexibility and independence in the cloud. With the technology offered by SAP BTP, businesses can move their assets to the cloud, integrate their IT landscape and configure and extend SAP and third-party applications. This provides users with the ability to unlock the full potential of their data and applications, allowing them to turn data into business value and create innovative new solutions.

  1. Connected business processes. Optimize processes that cross lines of business and achieve competitive differentiation with SAP BTP embedded in SAP applications.
  2. Multi-cloud openness. Run SAP solutions in any hyper scaler cloud environment for flexibility and consumer choice.
  3. Fast time to market. Go live quickly, reduce the payback period and monetize investments.
  4. Future-proofed business. Innovate in new ways by adopting a cloud operations-based model on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) technologies.
  5. Tailored transformation. Take advantage of opportunities with fully managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings to meet unique business needs and requirements, no matter if it's in the cloud or a hybrid scenario.

Your application landscape will become fully fragmented

With high dependencies between applications, as well as on the application developers itself. This will drastically reduce your ability to innovate and adapt quickly to fast-changing market conditions. It will be very difficult to add AI and Machine Learning to your existing processes. Every day the customer continues with custom coding in their core systems, the burden of managing the total application landscape becomes greater.

So where do you start?

Let’s take a look at these 5 steps.

  1. Reduce complexity by building applications outside the core system.
  2. Even if you are running on SAP ECC, start moving your custom code to SAP BTP to make the transition to S/4 HANA faster and easier.
  3. Stop ABAP coding within the core and go to widespread programming languages with SAP BTP.
  4. Create modular and interchangeable building blocks to increase flexibility.
  5. Start thinking big. Start incorporating intelligent technologies in your core SAP processes.

Start with an Application Development Maturity Assessment.

This is what we will cover during our first (online) meeting.

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Review your existing Non-SAP and/or SAP landscape.

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Insights into lowering your TCO and how SAP BTP will fit into your new situation.

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Your current solutions, business processes and running applications.

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How we can inspire and help you with the first steps.

Increase your flexibility

  • SAP Customers will increase the flexibility of their application landscape by implementing a composable business. This composable business is a modular set-up with interchangeable building blocks (apps), which ensures the business will be able to rearrange and reorient as needed depending on external (or internal) factors, such as a shift in customer values or sudden change in the supply chain or materials.
  • The key element in this, is the ability to loosely coupled applications. This means that components have little or no knowledge of each other and act independently.
  • In the end, you will improve the flexibility and scalability of your application development. You will increase innovation power, reduce costs and become less dependent on individual developers.
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