The SAP Business Technology Platform offers four primary benefits.
Benefit #1: SAP BTP offers the fastest way to convert enterprise data into business value.
74% of C-Suite executives say that their data landscape is so complex that it limits agility, timeliness of answers to questions, and their ability to compete better.
Benefit #2: SAP BTP enables flawless integration of complex enterprise systems, applications, and databases.
The only way to gain greater value from your investment in enterprise systems is for the whole to be greater than the sum of the parts.
Benefit #3: SAP BTP makes it easy to achieve a “custom fit” when purchasing any of SAP’s software applications.
If there is a proven application that fits more than 70% of your requirement, it is always best to buy versus build. BTP offers the best-practice way to extend / customize SAP’s applications, ensuring that off-the-shelf solutions deliver a bespoke fit for your business needs, accommodating the uniqueness of your operations.
Benefit #4: SAP BTP connects and operationalizes the newest technologies with business processes.
I.T. too often has science experiment projects that don’t make it into production, or don’t scale across the company. Best-of-class businesses focus on leveraging advanced technologies within their business process, not as stovepipe one-off silos. BTP is designed to operationalize technology into your business.
The four pillars of the SAP Business Technology Platform are:
1. Application Development & Integration Suites — SAP’s Integration and Extension Suites are designed to solve business problems leveraging an incredible library of pre-built business content, running on top of leading infrastructure clouds such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Alibaba Cloud.
2. SAP HANA & Data Management Suite — HANA is the first system capable of combining real-time transaction processing with real-time analytical capabilities, all on the same copy of the data. Real-time is the only thing that makes sense for modern businesses today. HANA offers extraordinary connectivity to other databases and unstructured data lakes so that economical, large scale deployments are possible, without sacrificing real-time performance. SAP surrounds HANA with a number of finely-matched tools such as Master Data Management to ensure fantastic outcomes.
3. SAP Analytics Cloud — SAC delivers modern analytics while playing the data where it lies. It combines the capabilities large corporations need for timely business intelligence, predictive analytics, interactive self-service ‘humanized’ queries, and collaborative planning in a single, flexible solution.
4. Intelligent Technologies for Business Process Enhancement — SAP BTP includes the latest modern technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Conversational Chatbots, and Intelligent Robotic Process Automation to ensure that companies can run better. The open, modular BTP architecture enables the use of these specialized capabilities, both from SAP and those offered by other leading companies, within your existing business processes and applications.
I’ll explore each one of these pillars in a bit more detail in upcoming blog posts.