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Application Development and Automation

SAP offers you the fastest way to develop SAP applications in the cloud and build customized solutions that grow along with you.

App Development with SAP
— from concept to reality

Application development is the process of designing, building, and implementing software applications to help businesses automate processes and increase efficiency. SAP has the application development solutions and tools for enterprise application development or a single freelance developer.

Accelerate time to market

Rapidly build application front ends with low-code solutions. Add custom logic on the server-side using event-driven programming. Easily infuse AI into your apps. And improve workload portability and ease of deployment—without compromising scalability and resiliency—using cloud-native architectures.

Increase reliability and security

Deliver consistent quality and performance at any scale using fully managed databases with built-in high availability, point-in-time backup, and single-digit millisecond latency. Build more securely by integrating controls into your DevOps processes. Increase data security with advanced threat detection and data protection.

Reduce costs

Pay only for what you need and offload maintenance by using on-demand tools and serverless compute and databases. Reduce development costs with low-code solutions. Get proactive and actionable cost optimization and resource management recommendations—including when to use free-tier and spot instances.

Product Overview

SAP Business Technology Platform offers application development solutions for a variety of use cases.

Build apps visually

Our no-code app development environment offers visual tools for creating sophisticated applications for Web and native mobile use – without writing a single line of code​.
  • Drag and drop UI
  • Visual business logic
  • Deep integrations
  • Multidevice support

Automate processes quickly

Our AI-powered, no-code solution enables you to build with simplicity, automate fast, and improve agility with visual drag-and-drop tools and prebuilt, industry-specific content.

  • Workflow Management
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Optimize workplace experiences

Empower people, teams, and departments to be more efficient with self-service communication tools, workspaces, and communities to get work done.
  • Role-based access to information and apps
  • Custom, personalized, and engaging workspaces
  • Ability to find, discover, communicate, and share data
  • Extendable functionality

Building apps and extending SAP solutions with a cloud-based tool

Our integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud supports full-stack scenarios to speed development and innovation for building applications and extending SAP solutions.
  • Professional full-stack development
  • Accelerate development with visual programming
  • Build and deploy native applications or analytical models on SAP HANA
  • Develop SAP Fiori apps for Cloud Foundry and ABAP, on premise and in the cloud


See how customers are succeeding with application development from SAP

30% faster time to market

See how Toyota used its existing SAP solution investments and deployed a comprehensive solution in a highly complex system landscape with a faster time to market.

60% automation in sales order processing

Find out how Alma Media improved its finance productivity with an ultramodern ERP and intelligent robotic process automation.

>9,000 harvest alerts sent

Read how SunRice automated key processes and workflows, delivering an end-to-end experience for farmers and giving them access to the information they need, whenever they need it.

Optimizing the entire journey

Learn how Verge created 10 new apps to optimize the entire journey from order to ownership to meet their evolving business needs rapidly.

Harmonizing lifecycle management

Learn how KAESER KOMPRESSOREN increased efficiency by improving collaboration between internal and external stakeholders with SAP.

Mobile app developed

Learn how TasNetworks empowering its inspectors with accurate, relevant asset data in the field, thanks to an innovative mobile app developed.

Turning a day’s work into a two-minute task

Explore how REHAU automated the upload of 1,000 documents to improve billing workflows, reduce error rate, and enable employees to focus on customer interaction.

6x faster spare parts dispatch

See how Evernex used SAP Business Application Studio to create a suite of role-specific applications to improve productivity.

What are analysts saying about data management solutions from SAP?

SAP is named a Leader in enterprise data fabric

Find out why SAP was recognized as a Leader in the latest Forrester Wave for Enterprise Data Fabric.

SAP is recognized as a Leader in master data management

Learn why SAP was positioned as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management, Q4 2021” report.

SAP is positioned as a Leader in data quality solutions

Discover why SAP is recognized in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions for our "completeness of vision."

SAP is named a Leader in data integration tools

See how data integration products are rated in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.

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