Formally, the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) is positioned as a so-called Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Using a cloud-based provisioning model, current and technically innovative functions are to be implemented on this platform in the form of services. This will provide companies with easy access to new technologies such as Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT) or Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
SCP is a central component of the Business Technology Platform. Its integrated solution modules can be used modularly and simplify the company-wide interaction of systems and applications. This enables companies to quickly generate business value from their data, have better access to relevant information and develop innovative applications. The open architecture of the Business Technology Platform enables smooth integration of SAP and non-SAP solutions.
With applications on SAP Cloud Platform, so-called Cloud Extensions, companies can 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 with the latest innovations in an agile and effective manner without hesitation. The right interplay of SAP Cloud Platform, Cloud Extensions and Core ERP (SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA) allows new releases to be implemented in the core without any worries and always benefit from simplifications and innovations.
SAP Cloud Platform Integration 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 allow suppliers and service providers to open virtual doors to share or consume data with you.