Extensibility Guide for SAP S/4HANA Cloud : SAP Extensibility Explorer
Hello SAP Community,
When I first started looking into various ways to extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud, I found a wide range of information from multiple sources. As a result, finding the most recent extension choices required me to browse through several blog posts, which was a cumbersome task. So, I recently came across SAP Extensibility Explorer tool which has various options, and I could find all the information together.
In this post, I wanted to share my knowledge and experience about the SAP Extensibility Explorer tool.
Overview of SAP Extensibility Explorer
SAP Extensibility Explorer is a comprehensive tool that gives the customers the complete overview of how SAP S/4HANA Cloud can be extended through various options. It can help you explore the world of extensibility around SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The SAP Extensibility Explorer’s core functionality comprises of rich repository of Sample Scenarios which show, in a hands-on way, how to realize a requirement leveraging different extensibility patterns.
Extensibility in SAP S/4HANA Cloud could be broadly classified into three major categories :
- Key User extensibility through built-in capabilities
- Developer extensibility through custom ABAP code
- Side-by-side extensibility through SAP Business Technology Platform
*Note: Developer extensibility is only available in a 3-system landscape. Check out System Landscapes in SAP S/4HANA Cloud for additional details System Landscapes in SAP S/4HANA Cloud
*Image Source : SAP Extensibility Explorer tool
Developer Extensibility is an extensibility approach that allows ABAP developers to implement the extensions and apps directly on the SAP S/4HANA Cloud stack using the ABAP Development Tools via released APIs.
Now, the tool has been enhanced with new content related to Developer Extensibility, besides the existing Key User and Side-by-Side Extensibility content. Also, there are new scenarios available which helps the customers appreciate SAP S/4HANA extensibility features better by consuming a set of tangible examples.
Diagram illustrating SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Extensibility
Access SAP Extensibility Explorer
Explore the list of pre-built extension scenarios that you can download and use. Examine each example for details about their scope, architecture, and process flow. See the links to GitHub (which takes you to the source code), set-up instructions, and other related material. The scenarios help you gain a better understanding of the technical aspects of extending SAP S/4HANA Cloud. You can use the scenario’s source code as a template to build similar extensions.
Diagram illustrating Sample Scenarios in SAP Extensibility Explorer
Click on the Sample scenarios tab to navigate to list of scenarios as you could see in above screenshot, Then you will be navigated to SAP Help documentation for detailed steps when you click on setup guide
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extensibility Tools
It is a one stop solution which will help you to navigate to many of the cloud Extensibility tools Like SAP Cloud SDK, SAP API Business Hub, Extensibility Cockpit, SAP Business Application Studio, etc. which acts as a solid pillars of S/4 HANA Cloud,
Diagram illustrating SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extensibility Tools
Explore the patterns available to extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud and select a combination of patterns to browse through relevant information sources and sample scenarios.
We can select a combination of patterns that suits our extension needs. Then use the explore patterns option to see recommended information sources and recommended sample scenarios.
Check below to explore Extensibility Patterns
P.S. You can Logon using the Logon button on right corner to explore more options and set up your preferences to make your search easier
You can find some of the related blogs for your reference below :
In this blog post, we learned about the SAP Extensibility Explorer tool and various offerings provided in the tool which will make smoother transition for customers and partners to create extensions in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
I will soon come up with my next blog with the most interesting topic : Developer Extensibility (“SAP S/4HANA Cloud ABAP Environment”, or “Embedded Steampunk”) with a custom scenario.
I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone who offered assistance to me in writing this, my first post 😄.
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Thank you Shiva, very comprehensive post.