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Author's profile photo Raja Prasad Gupta

SAP Smart Business Service

Introduction to SAP Smart Business

SAP Smart Business is a framework for exposing strategic (key) and operational performance indicators (KPIs, OPIs) as Fiori applications without the need to write any code.

It can be used by customers, partners and SAP’s development teams for making highly aggregated analytical data accessible via Fiori Launchpad tiles.

Smart Business is released in various flavors depending on the underlying technology platform. Specifically there are the following separate Smart Business shipments:

  • Smart Business for Suite on Hana (SoH) delivery
  • Smart Business for S/4Hana delivery
  • Smart Business in SAP Cloud Platform as a service

In this blog we will focus on Smart Business in SAP Cloud Platform as a service.


SAP Smart Business Service

In line with SAP’s objective to have SAP Cloud Platform as Extension Platform, we have published Smart Business as a Service in SAP Cloud Platform.

SAP Smart Business Service is a cloud-based solution hosted in SAP Cloud Platform account.

As Smart Business is a Business Service in Cloud, now it is possible to bring together Analytic Content from multiple Business System be it On-Premise or On-Demand into one single Launchpad irrespective of whatever technology they have implemented in.


Documents and Blogs on Smart Business Service

Help Document


Note: A complete implementation guide on Smart Business Service is also available at SAP-Press.


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Raja,

      Thanks for putting together this information. I have few unanswered questions. It would be great if you could share your inputs on this.

      • Is this exclusively SCP based application? Is there any close equivalent of this in HEC (HANA enterprise cloud) or on premise deployments?
      • What is APF (Analysis path framework) - is this totally different tool or is it part of SBS (SAP Smart business)?



      Author's profile photo Raja Prasad Gupta
      Raja Prasad Gupta
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Anup,

      Smart Business service has 3 flavours. As I mentioned in first paragraph, there is also an on-premise and S4HANA version of Smart Business.

      APF is different tool and not related with Smart Business. You can find more information on APF here



      Author's profile photo Hariharan Subramanian
      Hariharan Subramanian



      Is HANA Database a requirement for SAP Smart Business Service or can this run on traditional Oracle Database. I saw blog on SAP Smart Business Service available for SAP TM but this part isn't clear.