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Access New Markets and Extend Your Reach as an ISV on SAP® Cloud Platform

The opportunities for independent software vendors (ISVs) seem endless as we move into the age of the Intelligent Enterprise. By 2022, spending on AI systems will double to $79.2 billion or more as industries invest aggressively in projects that utilize AI software.

As advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced analytics, and blockchain become more mainstream, businesses must adapt or risk getting left behind. This leads to a demand for new applications from ISVs.

As an ISV, you need to accelerate your solution innovation time-to-market and customer experience with a platform that integrates and supports your software applications with a comprehensive cloud strategy. SAP Cloud Platform is an enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS) with a full range of application development services and capabilities for business solutions. It enables ISVs to rapidly create integrated, agile, and optimized enterprise solutions, and accelerate their customers’ digital transformation – with the simplicity, agility, and cost benefits of developing in the cloud.

With this platform, you no longer have to build and maintain an entire infrastructure stack to develop and deploy new applications. Instead, you can do this – without disrupting existing software landscapes – by relying on open, cutting-edge technologies from SAP. You also future-proof your application investments for geographic reach, adaptability, and choice with a multi-cloud foundation that embraces all major hyperscale infrastructures and cloud-native technologies.

Now you can bring modern agile applications to your customers, so they can keep pace with rapidly changing business needs. This is the business reality when you develop swiftly and responsively on SAP Cloud Platform.

Using intelligent technology to detect patterns, predict outcomes, and suggest actions, ISVs can create intelligent solutions designed to answer the three key challenges that enterprises struggle with:

  • Do more with less and empower employees
  • Deliver best-in-class customer experience
  • Invent new business models and revenue streams

SAP Cloud Platform delivers in-memory capabilities, core platform services, and unique microservices for innovating and extending intelligent, mobile-enabled cloud applications.

The platform is designed to accelerate digital transformation by helping you quickly and easily develop applications that deliver on your unique customer requirements. Based on open standards, SAP Cloud Platform offers complete flexibility and control over your choice of clouds, frameworks, and applications. Experience developing on this best-in-class digital platform whether you’re building new commercial applications, extending SAP solutions or integrating with SAP data and business processes.

With SAP Cloud Platform, you can create modern, mobile-ready cloud applications using the development skills your organization already has. SAP Cloud Platform supports capabilities to rapidly extend existing solutions and enable your customers to achieve new levels of business agility with cloud-native applications.

The platform acts as the connective tissue that brings everything together, so you can build the applications of the future while making the most of your existing investments in technology, tools, and development.

Together with Cloud Foundry technology, SAP Cloud Platform allows for agile innovation using any programming language or service, with the freedom to deploy on all major hyperscale infrastructure. It combines a multitude of development choices in one platform to support cloud-based innovation – all while providing rich business services and secure fully dependable integration capabilities.

“There’s a reason why the cloud platform is in the center. Everything we do now – how we connect applications, how we present applications, how we present services – will go through SAP Cloud Platform. The objective is not only that we connect everything with everything else, but also that we can deliver enhancements to products without touching the products. We have to reduce the maintenance effort.” – Dr. Hasso Plattner, co-founder of SAP

With SAP Cloud Platform, ISVs can respond to individual customer needs and engage in new ways:

  • Leverage intelligent technologies and SAP business processes to deliver the perfect solution for your customers.
  • Use end-to-end integration capabilities to seamlessly connect your cloud and on-premise systems across multiple providers, enabling your customers to excel in distributed landscapes.
  • Deliver exceptional experiences to customers, employees, partners, or suppliers, harnessing the power of data and pairing it with intelligence available in today’s devices and sensors.
  • Accelerate your time-to-market by leveraging multiple technologies, design paradigms, and multi-cloud options for deployment.
  • Create business value in a variety of application development scenarios – whether through ABAP® development tools or open standards such as Cloud Foundry or Kubernetes.
  • Drive higher productivity and lower application development costs through integrated tooling and consistent development and deployment experiences.

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