Digital transformation has fundamentally changed the way companies manage and operate their business processes. With increasing complexity and a certain size, companies cannot avoid the introduction of an ERP system . This used to be done server-based and with a lot of customizing. With the advent of cloud-based solutions, implementations have become faster and less complicated. The systems were often expanded later and equipped with interfaces to other systems. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, the path has now been taken to provide a core system with important business scenarios such as finance, purchasing, logistics, based on best practices, while omitting other business areas. In order to supplement these, it makes sense to connect other SAP systems or third-party systems via the Business Technology Platform (BTP) .

SAP S/4HANA Cloud – An Introduction

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is the modern cloud-based ERP system from SAP, which is aimed at companies that, for example, want to switch from an on-premise system to the cloud or are already using a cloud ERP system , but after a slightly larger one Find a solution in the cloud. The core functions of SAP S/4HANA Cloud are mapped with great functional depth, while other business processes such as CRM and HR are excluded. This makes it necessary to supplement the powerful core with additional applications. The ideal solution for this is the Business Technology Platform (BTP ).

The role of the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP)

An important part of the SAP Business Technology Platform is the Integration Suite, which enables you to connect SAP or non-SAP systems to your SAP S/4HANA Cloud . Connectors are already available for many common systems. In addition, extensions or apps can also be developed and executed in the BTP. By relocating the system extensions to the BTP, you ensure that the actual ERP core runs stably, securely and efficiently. This also gives you flexibility and speed of implementation for innovations.

Extension of SAP S/4HANA Cloud through the SAP Business Technology Platform

The extension of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with the SAP Business Technology Platform offers companies the opportunity to optimize their business processes and improve the user experience. Here are some of the ways the BTP can contribute:

Individual applications and extensions

With the SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite, developers can create custom applications and extensions that integrate seamlessly with SAP S/4HANA Cloud . This allows companies to add specific functionalities that suit their unique needs.

Integration of third-party solutions

The SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite enables companies to easily integrate third-party solutions and other cloud services with SAP S/4HANA Cloud . This opens up opportunities for comprehensive solution development and improves the overall efficiency of business processes.

Analytics and data management

The SAP Data Warehouse Cloud offers powerful possibilities for data analysis and data management. Businesses can aggregate and analyze data from multiple sources in real time to make informed business decisions based on trusted data.

mobility and ease of use

Through SAP Mobile Services, developers can create mobile applications that enable users to access SAP S/4HANA Cloud from anywhere, anytime. An easy-to-use mobile application helps increase employee productivity and improve customer satisfaction.

Benefits of extending SAP S/4HANA Cloud with BTP

The extension of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with the SAP Business Technology Platform offers companies a number of advantages:

agility and flexibility

The ability to develop custom applications and integrate third-party solutions outside of the ERP core makes companies more agile and flexible in adapting to changing business requirements. Innovations can be realized faster.

innovative solutions

By leveraging the powerful analytics and data management capabilities, companies can create innovative solutions to gain competitive advantage and seize new business opportunities.

Optimized business processes

Customization of SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables companies to streamline their business processes and increase efficiencies, resulting in cost savings and better customer care.


BTP offers scalable infrastructure and services that enable companies to keep pace with the growth of their businesses and to further expand their solutions.


The SAP Business Technology Platform is a powerful tool that helps companies customize and extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud to meet their business needs and stay competitive. By programming in the BTP , companies can develop innovative solutions, optimize their business processes and improve the user experience. It is a strategic investment that allows companies to stay up to date and reap the full benefits of digital transformation.

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