An SAP Cloud Platform overview: Capabilities and benefits
10-Apr-2020
 

An SAP Cloud Platform overview: Capabilities and benefits

 

SAP Cloud Platform An Overview: 

What is SAP SCP?

SCP is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) provided by SAP. It is primarily a custom-built development platform utilized to create custom-built apps that can be integrated with a company’s SAPs back end.

This does not just refer to JavaScript-based development. The SAP cloud platform also possesses the capability of integrating on-premises systems such as on-premises S/4 HANA or ERP with your business’s SAP backend. Integration of SAP SaaS (Software as a Service) tools like Ariba, Concur and SuccessFactors are also possible with the help of SCP.

SAP empowers businesses with the required technological foundation to maximize their business’s responsiveness and agility by bundling together the core-elements of a smart enterprise with a solitary PaaS offering, which is powered by its smooth development and integration platform.

Smart business processes and models will always be the heartbeat of successful business ventures in the near future. You can accelerate and simplify your company’s digital transformation with the help of SAP SCP (SAP Cloud Platform).

SAP Cloud Platform environments

It is not possible to conduct an SCP overview without analyzing its environments. The version of SAP hosted in its data centers is referred to as Neo. The current public cloud version available is Cloud Foundry. Examples of these include Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

SAP’s eventual strategy is predicated on phasing out Neo and investing completely in their current public cloud version that is available, Cloud Foundry.

Most businesses are utilizing the SCP in the form of a platform layer in order to build their apps and house them. Additionally, the SAP cloud platform is also used to build connectors between the two. One of the biggest advantages of SCP is that it allows organizations that run a number of different systems such as SAP or non-SAP systems, or maybe both- to bring everything together.

Here are some important SAP SCP benefits that your business could capitalize from:

  • Smooth Integration Of Existing Solutions And Hybrid System Tools

The SCP (SAP cloud platform) not only ensures effortless integration between SAP’s SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings and core SAP systems, but also guarantees smooth integration of the SAP DATA Hub solution and the SAP HANA Data Management Suite tools.

This high level of SAP SCP integration allows users to procure data from different solutions and systems in a matter of seconds. As a result, SCP brings together hybrid system landscapes and versatile solutions to a unified platform.

  • Quick Deployment Of Pre-Configured Services And Applications

Due to the many SAP SCP capabilities, companies can now access a plethora of pre-configured business solutions. Customers can now easily develop and integrate smart applications in a quick time frame by using integrated functions and off-the-shelf app components for provisioning and authentication.

Additionally, customers are now also able to enjoy partner-built apps and solutions on the SAP cloud platform with the mere click of a button. This means that they continue to reap the benefits of the growing SAP SCP ecosystem.

To date, in excess of fifteen hundred enterprise-level apps are available in the SAP store.

 

  • Simple Development Of Native Business Applications

SCP is an open standard platform that offers IT professionals, a plethora of capabilities and development tools. For instance, developers can take advantage of their current ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) knowledge along with DevOps principles to create new business applications and services. Alternatively, the integration of the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model with the SCP allows programmers to completely focus on business logic for new processes and applications.  

 

  • Comprehensive lifecycle management of all Application interfaces

SCP makes the process of managing your API (application interfaces) extremely easy regardless of whether it’s dealing with newer encapsulated container solutions or legacy systems. As API management forms one of the foundational pillars of any intelligent enterprise, the fact that SCP makes the whole process simpler gives you a crucial competitive advantage.

Additionally, it is not possible to lay a solid foundation with taking into account all the requisite components of bimodal IT. Moving ahead SCP is expected to further enhance cloud-driven life-cycle management of your business.

Customers are now also able to create potent business-driven applications within a Kubernetes setting, for the purposes of management and deployment in the public cloud platform of their choosing.

 

  • Compatible User Experience

The most vital part of a smart business application’s success lies in its user acceptance. This makes it imperative that users are offered intuitive application interfaces across all platforms and end devices. This is easily implementable through the SAP Cloud Platform. This service comes with the requisite SDKs (software development kits) any company requires to build customized, requirement-based interfaces to allow users to work with the same efficiency levels on smart devices such as their tablet or smartphone as their desktop PC.