Welcome to the first installment of my deep dive series, “Recommendations on the BTP Pillars.” Today, we’ll be exploring the first pillar of SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP) – Application Development, and how it empowers businesses to create personalized and innovative applications.
SAP BTP Application Development enables businesses to build and innovate applications using a range of advanced tools and technologies. One of the core offerings of SAP BTP is the low-code/no-code approach, which allows users to build and deploy apps rapidly with minimal coding knowledge, using tools like Build Apps and Build Work Zone. This visual development approach uses pre-built templates, components, and services to accelerate development cycles while ensuring consistency and quality.
For more experienced developers, SAP BTP offers the Business Application Studio and the ABAP Environment, which provide extensive support for pro-code development. With these tools, developers can create microservices, APIs, and custom logic, integrating them seamlessly with existing SAP applications and external systems.
SAP BTP also embraces the concept of side-by-side extensibility, allowing businesses to enhance and extend their applications without modifying the core code. This approach reduces technical debt and maintenance overhead while enabling a flexible, modular architecture.
The platform’s support for developers allows them to leverage in-app extensions and integration services such as SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite to create a unified and cohesive user experience. At Rizing, efficiency gains of 10%-20% have been experienced in application development using SAP BTP. Thus, we recommend evaluating Cloud Native approaches and specifically the use of SAP’s CAP and RAP frameworks to maximize the platform’s benefits.
In summary, SAP BTP’s Application Development pillar offers a powerful combination of low-code, no-code, and pro-code tools that allow businesses to develop, extend, and maintain applications more efficiently. Stay tuned for the next installments in this deep dive series as we explore the remaining pillars of BTP and provide more technical insights into harnessing this versatile platform.