SAP BTP: Foundation of the Intelligent Sustainable Enterprise

SAP Cloud Platform has been rebranded as SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), which is a PaaS cloud computing service offered by SAP. As a result of SAP’s decision to package multiple services and products into a single platform that the business could use to make business decisions, SAP BTP is first introduced in the year 2021. SAP’s intention was to offer different parts to an intelligent enterprise through a single vendor instead of integrating disparate systems from multiple vendors into the core. Throughout SAP’s journey in SAP BTP, SAP has reinforced SAP BTP with different acquisitions. In July 2022, SAP announced the acquisition of Askdata. With the acquisition of Askdata, SAP strengthened its ability to help organizations take better-informed decisions by leveraging AI-driven natural language searches.

Brief history of SAP BTP

SAP BTP in a Nutshell

SAP BTP can also be defined as a unified technology platform that brings together data and analytics, artificial intelligence, application development and integration optimized to on-premises and cloud SAP Applications.

SAP has been helping business with technology driven business innovations for over the last 15 years. Every business is now looking to a new business model in order to differentiate themselves from the competition and the world being disrupted by others. SAP BTP helps organizations to leverage the best practices and investments made over the years on the existing systems while moving to a modern cloud architecture. SAP BTP is the centerpiece of SAP’s overall technology strategy. SAP BTP provides core capabilities to support on-premises, hybrid, and cloud scenarios.

Understanding SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP)

SAP BTP brings together all critical areas of technology which you need to accelerate innovations, in a simple unified environment and optimized to SAP applications and landscapes.

Overview of the Four Key Components of SAP BTP
  1. Database and Data Management: It’s like having a superpower to handle massive amounts of data, both structured and unstructured.
  2. Analytics: Get real-time insights into your business operations, like having a crystal ball.
  3. Application Development and Integration: Create custom applications that fit your business needs perfectly, and seamlessly integrate them with your existing systems.
  4. Intelligent Technologies: Harness the power of AI-based technologies, like machine learning, to automate tasks and make smarter decisions.


SAP BTP isn’t simply a universal solution; it’s an adaptive technology that can be tailored to different industries, providing custom solutions for unique requirements. It’s like a chameleon that adapts to different industries, offering customization options to meet specific needs.

Integrating Operational Systems with Machine Learning Technologies

BTP is a revolutionary solution to bridge the gap between operational systems and machine learning technologies. Its Analytics Cloud component lets you mix operational systems with machine learning, making data valuable and giving you a seamless user experience.

Benefits of integrating operational systems with machine learning

Integrating machine learning brings benefits. First off, it can utilize past information to anticipate future patterns, enabling you to take wise choices and remain ahead of the competition.

Secondly, it automates repetitive tasks, saving time and reducing human error. Lastly, combining big data with AI gives you deeper insights into customer behavior, leading to personalized experiences.

Creating a unified user experience through integrated technology

A unified user experience is key for efficiency and productivity. With SAP BTP’s Analytics Cloud, all your data is in one place, so you can access information easily without switching platforms.

This seamless integration means less time searching and more time analyzing – resulting in quicker decision-making and improved performance. The platform connects various apps and data sources instantly, creating an environment where innovation thrives efficiently.

Addressing Business Challenges with SAP BTP

In today’s fast-paced business world, challenges are as common as coffee breaks. But SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) is here to save the day, armed with super functionalities that can tackle these hurdles with ease.

Enhancing Customer Engagement through Automation

Boosting customer engagement is key, and SAP BTP knows it. With its automation powers, businesses can bid farewell to tedious tasks like accounts payable processing or financial close procedures. Employees can dedicate more of their time to activities they excel at, resulting in better operations and customers who are content with the service.

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance with SAP BTP’s Automated Features

Staying compliant with ever-changing regulations can be a real headache. But SAP BTP’s automated features take care of data collection and report generation, making compliance a breeze. No more sleepless nights worrying about legal requirements.

By leveraging the power of automation offered by SAP BTP, businesses can conquer their challenges and stay align in the face of market changes. So, why wait? Embrace the future with SAP BTP.

Streamlining Processes Across Departments Using SAP BTP

The SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) is a game-changer for improving business process efficiencies. With SAP BTP, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of your financial operations in real time. It’s like having x-ray vision for your finances.

Simplifying Finance Department Operations with Real-Time Insights

SAP BTP is bundled with a comprehensive suite of tools and services that enable businesses to streamline their financial process, enhance decision making, and drive growth.

In today’s fast-paced world, you need real-time insights to make smart decisions. With SAP BTP, the organizations are reinforced with unified view across the organization. With real-time insights, the finance department can monitor cash flows, track financial performance, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Further, BTP’s Integration capabilities enable seamless data exchange and holistic financial management. No more waiting around for reports – it’s like having a financial crystal ball.

Benefits Extended Towards Supply Chain Management & Manufacturing Sectors

SAP BTP isn’t just for finance – it’s a superhero for supply chain management and manufacturing too. Gain instantaneous knowledge of your stock availability with SAP BTP.

And if you’re in manufacturing, SAP’s supply chain solutions have predictive analytics capabilities. You can predict demand fluctuations and optimize your production schedules. Moreover, with sales predictions, warehouse product placement can be optimized to reduce travel distance.

Embracing Digital Transformation with SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP)

Digital transformation is an ongoing journey that involves people, processes, and technology. It’s a shift towards leveraging digital technologies to create or modify business processes, culture, and customer experiences. SAP BTP is a key enabler in this journey.

The Impact of Real-Time Reporting and Key Performance Indicators

Real-time reporting and KPIs are crucial for successful digital transformation. SAP BTP’s advanced analytics provide real-time insights, helping you make data-driven decisions quickly. This improves operational efficiency and identifies potential issues before they escalate.

  • Real-Time Reporting: With SAP BTP’s analytics cloud, access up-to-the-minute reports on sales performance, inventory levels, and more.
  • KPI Tracking: Easily track KPIs across departments, ensuring alignment with company objectives.
Improving Efficiency Without Compromising Service Levels

Companies worldwide seek to improve efficiency without compromising service levels. SAP BTP offers solutions like intelligent robotic process automation and streamlined workflows, saving time while maintaining high-quality standards. Workflow management solutions in the SAP extension suite reduce errors and improve compliance, enhancing overall productivity.

Advantages of Building New Applications on Existing Premises or Hyper Scaler Hosted Platforms

In the digital era, businesses are always looking for ways to optimize and impress. Building new apps on existing premises or hyper scaler hosted platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) seems like a good idea. But hold on, there’s a better approach.

Instant Personalization

Why start from scratch when you can connect the dots? With SAP Business Technology Platform, you can create personalized experiences in a snap. No need to waste time stitching together different pieces of tech. It’s all there, ready to go.

Boosted Agility

No one is keen to take on the task of mastering a whole new suite of instruments. Not developers. With SAP’s low-code environment, they can easily adapt and thrive. Building apps becomes a breeze, without the headache of mastering new technologies.

Cloud Innovation

Want to experiment and innovate without disrupting your core activities? Look no further than the cloud. SAP Business Technology Platform lets you test new ideas, iterate based on feedback, and keep your day-to-day operations running smoothly.

How BTP Supports on New Application Development
  1. Providing the necessary hardware to host, run, and manage applications.
  2. Enabling scaling of the resources on the cloud.
  3. Managing the database requirements.
  4. Managing integration requirements to SAP Applications and other third-party applications through connections.
  5. Managing routing of applications – How an application can be accessed.
  6. Managing security and authorizations.
  7. Providing runtime for the applications. Ex: ABAP, Node JS, JS, etc.
  8. Providing tools like Business Application Studio (BAS) to start off development.
  9. Enabling to consume readily available services in BTP.
  10. Option to enhance exiting application without interrupting the running application.

Getting into the SAP BTP

SAP has offered multiple ways to get started with SAP BTP.

  1. SAP BTP Free Tier

This is a good way to get started with SAP BTP. This provides Instant access to BTP production environment with limited number of services are available.

  1. Pay-As-You-Go Model

Using this option helps users by not having to commit a lot of money up front or meet minimum usage requirements.

  1. Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement.

Provides users with cloud credits option that can be used to utilize on any service available in SAP BTP.  SAP will charge against the pre-purchased cloud credits monthly for actual usage of services. This is ideal for organizations who are willing to use many services from BTP but not at the same time.

  1. Subscription

This provides the option to utilize specific services at a fixed cost over an agreed time duration. This is ideal for organizations who are targeting a specific use case and a specific budget in mind.

Intellect Consulting, a leading SAP consulting company, stands as a dedicated partner ready to empower businesses in their transformative journey through SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). With our expert guidance and team, we are committed to assisting customers across diverse industries in harnessing the full potential of SAP BTP for a seamless and successful digital transformation.

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