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How to Build Analytics Extensions and Join SAP App Center

During the past weeks, we have announced the migration of the existing Analytics extensions to SAP App Center and we have  highlighted three of them specifically.

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.

Some pointers:

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, creating an account for your company, and creating a “product.”

Any questions or help needed? Please write to us here or at

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