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SAP Named a Leader in Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDP) 

SAP has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDP). This is the second year in a row SAP has been named a leader in this Magic Quadrant, with our position in the quadrant significantly improving over last year. Gartner evaluated the SAP Business Technology Platform Extension Suite against 13 other vendors. The report recognized SAP as a leader based on our market understanding, our corresponding product strategy, and our execution in the market. Gartner cited several strengths in these areas: 

  • Market understanding: Gartner noted the integrated development experience for building multi-touchpoint digital experiences combining mobile and web applications, microapp components, and digital assistants. The report further noted the thousands of reusable components available both out-of-the-box and through our marketplace. 
  • Product strategy: Gartner noted the strength of our product strategy, especially the “best-in-class” user experiences we deliver for each device, including mobile and web, and the multiple modalities delivered through these devices. Gartner noted the strength of our underlying architecture supported by reusable UI elements such as mobile cards based on the Fiori design system. 
  • Sales Execution: Gartner noted the significant size and industry breadth of SAP’s customer base and highlighted the benefits to customers of our “innovative dual pricing” options with pay-as-you-go and Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA). 

In order to accelerate business outcomes with integration, data to value and extensibility, SAP’s multiexperience development offering consists of SAP Business Technology Platform Extension Suite’s Low-Code and No-Code (LCNC) and professional application development portfolio, including SAP Business Application Studio, SAP AppGyver, SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services and native SDKs for iOS and Android, SAP Fiori development tools, and SAP Conversational AI services. 

This rich portfolio of cohesively integrated development tools enables customers to create value from all of their data and solution landscapes to meet evolving business needs, by building modern web and mobile apps, chatbots for SAP applications, and custom apps on SAP Business Technology Platform. SAP supports flexible and high-productivity development by providing low-code and no-code tools for citizen developers, as well as professional and cloud native developer tools, supporting native architectures, cross-platform and web-based app architectures. Its backend multiexperience architecture is based on SAP Cloud Application Programming Model, and ties together the front-end tools and software development kits with enterprise data and services. 

Overall, the Extension Suite gives customers the flexibility to simplify development of their application extensions and to deliver consistent, personalized, and unified experiences across multisensory touchpoints and modalities, such as modern web, mobile, conversational (chatbots), and immersive (AR/VR). Customers can extend SAP applications or build custom apps on SAP Business Technology Platform to boost productivity and engagement. 

Customer experiences and testimonials factor heavily into Gartner ratings. Here is just one of many examples of how our customers our using Extension Suite to deliver innovation and transform their businesses: 

CLAAS, a global agricultural machinery manufacturer, uses SAP Extension Suite which helped them to achieve a 95% employee satisfaction, a 40% reduction in development costs and faster time to market.  

“By unifying our technology in the field of digital applications, with SAP Extension Suite we can respond quickly and efficiently to the requirements of our internal customers and employees, said Bernhard Schuchert, CIO Claas. And we can provide innovative web and mobile solutions that are otherwise only experienced in the end user context.” 

Extension Suite’s multiexperience development portfolio is vital to SAP’s evolving strategy to support our customers on their journey to becoming intelligent enterprises. The shift and demand for cutting-edge experiences means that customers expect consistency, personalization, and unification across all channels and touchpoints. SAP exceeds expectations with its leading application development and integration capabilities, and provision of intelligent technologies that leverage data, AI, and end-to-end innovation possibilities for our customers to flexibly build and scale a strong digital foundation for their businesses.  

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      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham

      Great to see SAP being recognized as a leader in this category again. Good work #ExtensionSuite team.