In the current digital age, many enterprises are making efforts to use different digital tools to increase business efficiency and competitiveness. To solve problems related to business management, enterprises often use the SAP BTP business technology platform. To better understand this technology service, get the details of the advantages and implementation of the SAP BTP platform with BAP Software through the following article!
1. What is SAP BTP?
SAP BTP (SAP Business Technology Platform) is the new name for SCP (SAP Cloud Platform). It is an enterprise technology platform that integrates many different intelligent management applications, providing cloud-based data storage and analysis management as well as many built-in SAP features.
SAP BTP has many features and applications to support the management and performance of business functions such as:
- Application development support
- Enterprise data management
- Support connection and data optimization
- Support the development of AI applications
- Support for business process management
With these features above, SAP BTP has the ability to help enterprises optimize the process of managing and maintaining business systems in an intelligent way.
2. Services provided by SAP BTP
In its four service groups, SAP BTP provides a variety of services, among them:
- Database and data management
- Analytical basis
- Application development and integration
- Smart technology
Each of these 4 types of services are usually associated with “Linkage” related services, among which are “Extension Suite” and “Integration Suite”.
2.1. Extension Suite
The set of extensions is a group of services that build and report on applications. Good examples of this set of utilities are SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Application Studio, AppGyver. These are low-code tools that don’t even need to use code.
2.2. Integration Suite
An integrator is a group of services that provide cloud connectivity and integration functions with cloud services in other enterprises. Simple examples of integrators are Open Connectors and SAP Cloud Integration.
3. Advantages and disadvantages of SAP Business Technology Platform
Each technology platform has its own advantages and disadvantages. This is a table comparing the characteristics of the SAP BTP business technology platform with other technology platforms:
|Other technology platforms
|BTP can link all SAP product data.
|There is no possibility to link product data.
|Capable of providing parallel extension services.
|Inability to provide parallel utility services.
|It is possible to replace, modify application features, add or remove functions on SAP BTP without affecting the update of SAP ERP version.
|It is not always possible to add and edit utilities.
|Be able to take advantage of available ABAP resources
|Not all platforms allow the use of available resources.
|Integrate No – code or Low – code applications to improve development efficiency.
|Only application integration with low code when used with GUI operations.
|Entry data easily regardless of whether you are a professional engineer or not.
|Follow the rules of safe data storage by operating in a secure environment and backing up your data with high reliability.
|In the SAP BTP environment, you can use PoC (Proof of Concept) for free.
|Not all PoC functions are used.
|SAP BTP integrates smart technologies such as AI, Chatbot, RPA…
|Cloud infrastructure can be selected from hyperscaler and public cloud.
4. SAP Business Technology Platform Use Cases
The SAP business technology platform has 3 use cases for SAP BTP, specifically as follows:
Case 1: Connect service processes and improve efficiency
Connect SAP Field Service Management to SAP S/4HANA and SAP BTP through:
- Offer integrated contracts and manage inventory through billing:
This service has features such as using prepackaged workflows; Copy key data such as business partners, products, devices and functional locations; Connect transactional data such as orders, service confirmations including attachments and smart forms.
- Optimize service delivery by developing both corrective and preventive processes, integrate SAP:
SAP provides a solution for the entire business process; Combine the right information, people and processes to achieve the best business results; Increase ROI, reduce time and cost; Improved and extended standard service scenario.
Case 2: Addressing a supply chain disruption
SAP BTP addresses supply chain disruptions, reducing order processing delays through:
- Allow procurement professionals to use customer service to overcome delays.
- Improve on-time delivery and enhance customer experience.
- Increase work efficiency and improve product availability, on-time delivery.
Case 3: Expansion of smart asset management solution
- Smart asset management, maximizing the health and performance of the assets that are right for your business by:
- Personalize workflows.
- Create a personalized interface for devices, models, sales systems…
- Implement personalized visualizations based on key data or actual data.
When expanding IAM smart asset management capabilities, your business assets are managed through ways such as:
- Be enable personalized business processes.
- Expand your business audience with personalized data.
- Adjust and add necessary business or visual functionality.
5. SAP BTP implementation method
Implementing the SAP BTP business technology platform is quite easy. Here are 4 steps to implement and use SAP BTP in business enterprises:
- Step 1: Survey and assess the needs and choose the appropriate service.
Before deploying the SAP BTP business technology platform, enterprises need to survey and choose the appropriate SAP BTP solution for their business size and environment. Enterprises need to understand the features of SAP BTP before using the service.
- Step 2: Choose a service provider.
The SAP BTP business technology platform is a rather complex technology service, so the enterprise needs to find out and choose a qualified service provider expertise and experience to ensure smooth implementation.
- Step 3: Design and implement SAP BTP.
After choosing a reputable SAP BTP service provider, enterprises need to discuss with the unit about the detailed implementation of SAP BTP at the enterprises. The implementation process often includes steps such as tastes analysis, system design, installation, testing, and staff training.
- Step 4: Operation and maintenance.
After deploying the technology platform, enterprises need to operate the system regularly as well as maintain and check for the system to operate safely and effectively, promoting business operations.
It is important in the implementation of the SAP BTP technology platform to check the official data and appoint engineers fluent in foreign languages to implement the system. In addition, it is necessary to understand the features of BTP, how to implement the system in detail, and to regularly check, operate and maintain the installed system.
SAP BTP features typical services such as the Parallel SAP S/4HANA Extension Suite and the S/4HANA Cloud and SharePoint Integration Suite. If you can take advantage of these services into your business, this will be an advantage for your enterprise.
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