With so much focus and talk around the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) the last couple of years, savvy SAP customers want to know more. How is SCP different? What sets it apart from other Platform-as-a-Service offerings? In order to grapple with these questions, which will be the focus of my upcoming webinar on Thursday May 24, it’s important to think about what SAP customers are looking for when considering cloud platforms.
Today’s businesses are all about innovation—making changes, moving forward, evolving their practices and processes. But innovation isn’t just another buzz word—it’s an essential factor for business growth and sustainability. We have to adapt and change to thrive. But here’s the rub—without the proper tools, innovation can be laborious, costly, and even counter-productive.
The SAP Cloud Platform gives customers a competitive foundation for continuous and rapid innovation on a robust platform that is managed by SAP.
SCP provides a set of tools and technologies that allow new applications to be built and standard on-premises or cloud applications to be extended and integrated—like the SAP Business Suite, SAP S/4 HANA, or SAP Success Factors—into the cloud as quickly and painlessly as possible with minimum disruption to existing architecture. All while maximizing security and providing a managed, consistent and best-in-class user experience.
This leads us to SAP Fiori and its cloud service within SCP. The number of stock web-based Fiori applications has grown to over 10,000, but Fiori design elements have branched out beyond simple web —through the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS for example—while still delivering the consistent modern design and quality user experience Fiori is known for. Shell Aviation’s remarkable transformation from a completely paper-based fueling records system to a streamlined, mobile solution engineered with SAP Cloud Platform is a favorite use case that I will share during the webinar.
SAP HANA provides a powerful in-memory data foundation and the SAP Cloud Platform extends it through HANA-managed services in the cloud, along with cloud analytics. And, of course, innovation in the context of data doesn’t end there—SCP adds high speed data ingestion through IoT, blockchain, machine learning for the analyzing and recording of data in new and innovative ways, and even supports enterprise-grade deployments of open source databases to the innovation toolbox.
For those who are eager to hear more detail about what SAP Cloud Platform has to offer and how it truly stands out from the pack, please join me for my webinar live on May 24th. Topics will include use cases, business scenarios, and cloud service capabilities that all make SAP Cloud Platform truly unique in the market.
If you’re thinking about innovation and curious about how SAP Cloud Platform can create your pathway to a modern digital transformation, register now.