The extension components of the SAP Business Technology Platform can be used in a modular fashion and simplify the company-wide interaction of systems and applications. As a result, companies are able to quickly generate business value from their data, have better access to relevant information, and develop innovative, modern, and enterprise-wide applications that users enjoy using. The open architecture of SAP Business Technology Platform enables smooth integration of SAP and non-SAP solutions, seamless transition between different applications, and a high level of integration.
As part of “intelligent integration,” the focus is directed even more strongly towards automation. A uniform data model (SAP One Domain Model) and SAP Integration Advisor further simplify the integration process. Manual efforts are significantly reduced with the help of low-code/no-code developments and the implementation of SAP projects with partners such as IBsolution is accelerated.
With applications on SAP Business Technology Platform, so-called cloud extensions, companies extend the capabilities of their SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA without having to intervene in the basic functionalities of their digital core. The ERP system remains the central system for ensuring core processes, but can be extended agilely and effectively with the latest innovations without any concerns. The right interaction of SAP Extension Suite and the core ERP (SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA) makes it possible to import new releases in the core without any worries and to always benefit from simplifications and innovations.
SAP Integration Suite plays an important role in the interaction of the components. It enables data from all sources to be brought into a common business context – seamlessly, bilaterally and in real time. Out-of-the-box services make it possible to open virtual doors for suppliers and service providers to share or consume data with them.
SAP Extension Suite offers functionalities as well as technical services and business services to simplify the development and extension of applications and to support users in creating cloud extensions. The extensions are technically decoupled from SAP S/4HANA and can be implemented independently of the ERP core.