How to Build Analytics Extensions and Join SAP App Center
Today, let me explain how to join the club. Here’s how to build your first extension and publish it on SAP App Center.
The Platform Play: Many Extension Opportunities
Even though we do our best to deliver the most complete products, we must admit that we can’t cover 100% of our customers’ needs out of the box.
This is where the opportunity for our partner ecosystem lies—in providing the missing piece for a perfect solution.
This is what we call the Platform Play: we (SAP) provide the platform, and you (partners) extend it.
And we mean extending in the widest sense:
- Plug-ins (data connectors, visualizations)
- R components
- Admin / productivity tools
- Applications (e.g. for Design Studio)
- Starter kits / predefined customizations
- Rapid Deployment Solutions
- And even methodologies and packaged service offering
No, You Don’t Need to Change Your Business Model
We know each partner has its own culture and business model, and we don’t want you to change it.
Are you an Independent Software Vendor? Great! You’ll be happy to leverage the “try & buy” built-in features to extend addressable market to SAP customers.
Value Added Resellers and System Integrators? Don’t miss the opportunity to be freely listed and showcase your expertise.
Leverage Analytics Products’ Extensibility
Now, here comes the techy part.
All SAP Analytics products have extensibility mechanisms, and the best resource to discover them is the Community website.
- SAP Lumira extensions
- SAP Design Studio extensions
- SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence developer’s guide
- SAP Cloud Platform predictive service API documentation
Another cool page to bookmark and regularly check is the Analytics Partner Tests one. Here, you can discover some free, hands-on sessions moderated by experts from the Product Group close to you.
Your First Submission Is a Couple of Clicks Away
Submitting an extension is as easy as logging in to www.sapappcenter.com, creating an account for your company, and creating a “product.”
Any questions or help needed? Please write to us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org