SAP Cloud Platform

The Platform for the intelligent Enterprise

Develop, extend and operate business apps in an agile way

The SAP Cloud Platform (formerly SAP HANA Cloud Platform) simplifies the development of new (mobile) applications, enables a faster extension and integration of existing SAP applications and forms the basis for innovative scenarios for the Internet of Things (IoT). The platform accelerates big data projects and supports applications for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Develop, extend and operate modern business applications with the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP). Based on in-memory technology, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provides comprehensive capabilities that enable business users and developers to build world-class, more flexible applications in less time. Take advantage of mobile services, advanced analytics, high-security authentication mechanisms, and social features.

Advantages

Strengthening business divisions
Extend existing applications and develop new, intuitive applications that meet the unique needs of employees, customers and suppliers.

Connecting businesses to the digital business world
Connect your business to the digital business world (such as SAP Ariba, Concur and Fieldglass). Connect your devices, your documents, simply everything with the SAP Cloud Platform – with the Internet of Things and mobile services.

Deliver agile and flexible applications
Development of modern applications based on open standards with familiar programming languages such as ABAP, Java, JavaScript and HTML5. The use of open technologies and the integration of Cloud Foundry and OpenStack into the SAP Cloud Platform guarantee extensive flexibility and agility.

SAP solutions for new business requirements
The SAP Cloud Platform enables the development of personalized, customized solutions for SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Business Suite, SAP Ariba, SAP Hybrid Cloud for Customer and SAP core applications.

Uncoupling key core processes and customer enhancements
The SAP Cloud Platform makes it possible to decouple the software lifecycle from important standard applications and customer-specific adaptations (keyword: bimodal IT). This also makes it easier to switch to the new SAP Business Suite S/4HANA. All extensions developed and operated via the cloud platform have their own software lifecycle. This means that adaptations can be further developed independently of the core application without affecting the standard settings of the enterprise solution. This increases agility and protects critical business processes.

SAP Cloud Platform – The Platform for Business Innovation

Focus on document-based processes in the cloud
Analogous to the on-premise world, CTI also focuses in the new cloud world on the topic of document-based processes in the SAP context with the following focal points:

Document Center & Document Services
SCP Document Center and Services enable secure storage and authorization-controlled provision of business content (especially documents) from SAP and non-SAP sources for employees, customers and suppliers; online and offline; also on mobile devices.

Workflow & Business Rules
SCP Workflow enables the digitization and optimization of business processes. Process participants have a central inbox through which they can process their tasks, even on mobile devices. Modern admin tools are used to manage and monitor workflows.
SCP Business Rules can be used to model and manage business decision rules and automate their execution. By separating the application code, decision logic and criteria can also be maintained directly by the respective department.

User Experience & Mobility
Modern development tools (e.g. SCP Web-IDE) enable an efficient realization of user-friendly user interfaces (SAP Fiori / UI5), which can be used on a classic desktop PC as well as on mobile devices by means