Creating a Strong Technology Foundation to Drive Business Innovation

Leading an Intelligent Future with Boldness

Bold technologies and capabilities equip companies to outperform competitors in a rapidly evolving landscape. SAP® Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and SAP S/4HANA® Cloud, as part of the RISE with SAP solution, are two such investments – providing the tools and services that drive agility and foresight while securely extending your enterprise’s value.

Nearly half of organizations want a digital platform integrated with front-office systems and digital workflows without manual processes. What makes the effort to achieve such a digital transformation worth it for these organizations?

The reason is really quite simple. Moving from static legacy systems to a comprehensive modular cloud ERP is the first step toward running mission-critical operations in real time from anywhere, introducing new business models, and expanding globally with a trusted partner.

By using SAP BTP together with SAP S/4HANA Cloud as part of RISE with SAP, you can strategically navigate those risks with a unified landscape of applications, devices, and processes. The digital foundation takes data discovery, information governance, and business operations to a new level. A blend of in-memory computing, agile services, analytic, and intelligent technologies provides the digital fabric to develop new business models, drive operational efficiency, and modernize mission-critical systems with minimal business risk. “Operating in the Digital World Requires a Focus on Cloud ERP to Reduce Mission-Critical Risk,” IDC Spotlight, Sponsored by SAP, 2022. 

Accelerating Innovation to Unlock Your Potential

By delivering a cloud ERP transition that best meets your needs, RISE with SAP enables your business to become an intelligent, sustainable enterprise in the cloud. The solution can help you take the lead with industry innovation for top-, bottom- and green-line growth. This includes digital next practices for 25 industries that can be coupled with SAP BTP.


In addition, you can continuously improve your business with a steady stream of real-time insights optimizing business processes through instant process analysis, tailored recommendations based on best practices and industry benchmarks, and intelligent process automation capabilities.


And with SAP as your trusted partner, RISE with SAP can help you secure your success during your journey to the cloud. This includes outcome-driven services and tools from SAP and our partners, as well as critical capabilities delivered by SAP BTP for application development, data and database management, analytic, integration and extension, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Speeding Your Transition to the Cloud

When moving to the cloud, you must collect and consolidate your data, processes, workflows, and business systems from across the enterprise. This includes HR, finance, marketing, sales, supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution. Successful completion of this preliminary step calls for a simplified approach to data migration and archiving of low-value business data.


Available through SAP BTP, the SAP Master Data Governance application on SAP S/4HANA Cloud centralizes the creation, transformation, distribution, and integration of master data across your enterprise system landscape. It delivers consistent definition, authorization, and replication of master data, while reducing errors with automation of manual maintenance processes, creating critical records, and mapping duplicates to each other.


The application also natively integrates SAP S/4HANA Cloud to third-party cloud environments and validates data by leveraging existing models, logic, and configuration. In addition, data quality and process analytic are facilitated with collaborative business rules you can use to drill down and investigate root causes.

Maintaining a Clean Core of Your Business Operations

To turn data into action across business areas, you must possess the digital agility to innovate new ways to react, adapt, and expand quickly. You cannot afford to have your digital foundation comprising enterprise data, processes, workflows, and integration hampered by customization that can slow down or block future business innovation.


You can create this edge with secure side-by-side extensions enabled by SAP Extension Suite, as part of SAP BTP. The suite helps keep the core clean and upgrade costs low while standardizing processes quickly without touching SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Developers using the

ABAP® programming language can then move and build applications that function across cloud infrastructure providers and can be deployed globally. More importantly, the user experience features innovative business services accessible on desktop and mobile devices.


The suite decreases the total cost of ownership by reusing existing IT expertise and content

that reduces the need for maintenance and fast tracked upgrades. Furthermore, your employees and developers regardless of skill and experience can work faster to deliver the innovations the business needs with no-code and low-code development tools. 

Responding Quickly to New Realities with Automated Processes

Business automation is gaining increasing attention as companies explore new ways to extend current processes and build new business models to prepare for future growth. But all too often, the vast potential of this technology goes untapped due to a lack of integration.


SAP BTP helps ensure your business is connected by streamlining integration with SAP and third party applications through predefined content. The platform contains SAP Integration Suite, which speeds and simplifies the integration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud by supporting workflows, process orchestration, monitoring, event-driven architectures, and business rules. The suite also facilitates synchronous and asynchronous scenarios, as well as KPI’s for clear and concise visibility into process performance.


SAP BTP also offers built automation for processes running SAP S/4HANA Cloud, as part

the SAP Process Automation solution, to reduce inefficiencies across mission-critical processes. The services work across SAP S/4HANA Cloud and third-party applications and support automation that triggers actions and workflows. They offer more than 150 best-practice bots for various processes supported by SAP S/4HANA Cloud, including finance, procurement, and sales. Plus, ready-to-deploy bots and a set of connectors are available to help reduce implementation time and accelerate development.

Making Decisions with Confidence by Anticipating Change

At the center of every decision is data. But that data must provide the high-quality insight and foresight that can only come from integrated planning and analytic content, real-time visibility, and intelligent technologies such as AI and predictive analytic.


The SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, which is part of SAP BTP, supports this level of intelligence by reducing data complexity and consolidating information across cloud and on-premise data sources with content. The solution centralizes data to support self-service modeling and analytic in SAP S/4HANA Cloud with external data, without impacting performance with redundant data. Additionally, SAP BTP includes the SAP Analytic Cloud solution, enabling decision-makers to interact with real time data and gain a 360-degree view of the business in a simplified analytic landscape to make strategic decisions. You can embed the analytic solution into SAP S/4HANA Cloud to gain live, real-time access to transaction data with no data replication. The solution provides visibility across multiple data sources and facilitates analytic, including business intelligence, business and financial planning, and predictive and augmented analytic. 

Fast-Tracking the Path from Data Silos to Value Creation

SAP BTP combines application development, data and analytic, integration, and AI capabilities into an intuitive, unified, and governed environment. When combined with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, as part of RISE with SAP, the platform delivers a unique digital transformation journey that reduces mission-critical risks with data models, integration, workflows, application templates, and AI business services.


By connecting the dots between data silos and value creation, you can provide users with self-service data discovery, modeling, planning, and analytic capabilities while giving IT and citizen developers the autonomy to innovate. You can also use ERP data and processes from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to increase operational agility and efficiency and support development efforts across cloud and on-premise landscapes while staying compliant.


With this level of value generation, your company can gain real-time insights, human augmentation, and process automation in the cloud, within applications, and across edge devices. Most importantly, your business achieves the resilience to increase efficiency, lower costs, mitigate potential challenges and interruptions, and help ensure compliance enterprise-wide.

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