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SAP Business Application Studio – A new arena for Next-Gen Application developers

SAP has come up with new cloud-based development environment i.e. SAP Business Application Studio, for multi-cloud environment. SAP Business Application Studio is a very powerful development environment, tightly integrated with the SAP Cloud Platform and well suited for developing business applications.

It works like a one-stop tool to explore many areas simultaneously. For e.g. integrated terminal, modelling workflow, S4HANA extensions, etc.

It provides you desktop-like experience in the cloud. Design of this studio is influenced by Microsoft Visual Studio code, making the developer productive. This is suitable from basic level developer to Full-Stack developer with full control development environment from back-end to front-end.

This would be the only environment for all kind of applications, by replacing all below tools into one tool SAP BAS.

  • SAP UI5 / FIORI apps using templates and elements – webIDE Full-Stack
  • HANA Native – XS & XSJS – HANA webIDE & HANA Studio
  • ABAP on Cloud – RESTful Application Programming – Eclipse with cloud system connectivity
  • Cloud Application Programming (CAP), Node.js & Java apps – Eclipse, Atom


Key benefits:

  • Single environment for all kind of applications.
  • No local installation & setup required
  • No JRE dependency
  • Industry best practices for developers without switching to multiple applications
  • Integration with API HUB, on-premise, on-cloud.
  • Provide the flexibility for all the developers, for e.g. templates, Git, Mock servers, OPA5 testing for FIORI apps, etc.
  • Enhances the productivity with direct command execution through integrated command line.
  • Run configuration feature makes it an easy option and offer single click to simulate the test in locally or deploy your app on cloud directly

Target Audience:

  • UI5/Fiori developer
  • ABAP developer (Planed in future version)
  • Native HANA developer (Planed in future version)
  • Node.js (in future version) developer
  • Java application developer
  • RESTful Application programming (RAP) dev
  • Cloud Application programming (CAP) dev



Discontinuing the trial versions?

NEO environment webIDE will be decommissioned from 13th Nov 2020

Note:- SAP is going to discontinue SAP Web IDE Full-Stack Trial only, but SAP Web IDE Full-Stack licensed customers can continue using SAP Web IDE Full-Stack, it is available and supported by SAP and as of now, no news to discontinue the same.

webIDE personal edition is still available, for your local machine.

Refer below link for UI5 tools

Another useful link for installing the tools


Note: Eclipse & NEO webIDE works on only JRE version 1.8 and it does not work on any other versions of JRE.


You get below warning from SAP, while accessing NEO environment –




SAP has provided below alternatives; in case you want to retain your code: –

  • Migrate all your apps/developments to Business Application Studio


  • Buy webIDE full-stack subscription from SAP Store
  • For HANA developers, they can still use HANA webIDE in the Cloud Foundry environment, please find the snapshots below to access the same.


This temporary solution will be available until SAP HANA development tools are supported in SAP Business Application Studio.


Below are the the snapshots, to continue the HANA developments on webIDE tool:







Transformation of UI5/Fiori development tool: –


UI5/Fiori Tools Transformation



Roadmap: –




Pricing: –

SAP Business Application Studio is available with the following models:

  • Consumption-based pricing

Customers can prepay for consumption of Cloud Platform services with cloud credits.

  • Subscription based pricing

Customers can purchase the SAP Business Application service for a fixed price.


Please look at the below link for detailed costing-


How to start: –


Step 1 – Create SAP Cloud Account


Step 2 – Subscribe & set up to BAS for development



Recommendation: – Try out SAP Business Application Studio.

You can also use SAP provided GW system to connect with or connect to any of your SAP system. There are lot of SAP blogs available on SCN to start with.


Note: – It could be more difficult to learn BAS tool, than webIDE, I believe this is due to Cloud Foundry environment itself, as it makes it more robust and run without JRE support.

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      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar
      Arun Kumar

      Really informatively and elaborately explained.



      Author's profile photo Sebastian Freilinger-Huber
      Sebastian Freilinger-Huber

      Hi Ashok,

      thanks for your blog post. Especially the following point highly caught my attention:

      Target Audience:

      • ...
      • ABAP developer (Planed in future version)
      • ...

      Do you have a source or more information about this point? An ABAP integration into the Business Application Studio would be totally new to me.

      Using the tool to interact with the OData Service of the Backend for the creation of the Fiori Elements App based on a service created by RAP or the ABAP Programming Model for Fiori (BOPF) is already today's use case.

      But when I read your statement this sounds more like a plan to acutally implement ABAP with the tool in the future. Is this really planned or isn't Eclipse+ADT the monopol of modern ABAP development according to SAP?

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Ashok Pratap
      Ashok Pratap
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sebastin,


      By referring to ABAP developer here, is with respect to ABAP on HANA & ABAP on Cloud programming, and not the core-ABAP developments, as of now.

      Apologies if you bewildered by that..



      Ashok Pratap.