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Business Technology Platform

The fastest way to turn data into business value.

SAP’s Integration Plan in the Cloud

Learn how SAP can facilitate seamless integration of end-to-end business processes, spanning across our integrated intelligent suite solutions as well as third-party solutions.

SAP CTO Keynote

Juergen Mueller presents the Business Technology Platform strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise.

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What is the business technology platform?

SAP's Business Technology Platform is a portfolio of integrated solutions that accelerate transformation of data into business value. It includes database and data management, application development, integration and analytics as well as intelligent technologies –from on-premise to the cloud.

74% of enterprises say their data landscape is so complex that it limits agility.

SAP, State of the Big Data study
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Database and Data Management

Make better decisions faster with in-memory database management systems that safeguard compliance and optimise storage and analytics.

Run advanced analytics alongside high-speed transactions

Choose from cloud, on-premise, or hybrid deployment

Access real-time data at your fingertips

Gain a single view of the truth across the organisation

Database and Data Management
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Discover deep insights and simplify access to critical information to drive better business outcomes and accelerate growth.

Visualise insights with intuitive business intelligence

Drive better business outcomes with collaborative enterprise planning

Turn insights into action with end-to-end capabilities

Accelerate growth with augmented analytics powered by AI and machine learning


67% of companies fail to become insight-driven companies.

NewVantage Partners, 2018, Big Data Executive Survey 2018 Executive Summary of Findings

50% of executives believe that IT must shift from support to value creation within five years.

Mckinsey survey, IT’s future value proposition, July 2017
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Application Development and Integration

SAP's open business technology platform allows you to integrate, extend, and build intelligence at scale.

Build and integrate innovative business applications

Personalise the user experience for fast adoption and effectiveness

Gain access to solution partners

Extend solutions with prepackaged integration and connectivity

Application Development and Integration
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Intelligent Technologies

Leverage intelligent technologies like AI and IoT to help you optimise business processes and resources and ignite innovation in any area of your business.

See end-to-end benefits from using a single business-first solution

Leverage industry-specific capabilities

Innovate with partners on an open business platform

Support all go-to-market models with AI and machine learning

Realise a fast ROI with prebuilt integrations

Intelligent Technologies

64% of companies struggle to keep up with executing on the internal demand for predictive analytics or machine learning.

Forrester Consulting, Powering the Intelligent Enterprise with AI, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics

What makes our business technology platform different?

The business technology platform is designed to provide flexibility and agility for developing business applications for customers and employees, allowing organisations to extend SAP applications, integrate entire landscapes, and build new applications that have high impact on business processes to deliver superior business outcomes.


Integrate processes and data across all SAP and other business applications.
  • Simplify and optimise multi-party processes
  • Streamline end-to-end business processes for impactful experiences that extend your SAP investments
  • Embed intelligence into every interaction 


Extend SAP’s intelligent suite with flexibility and innovation for line-of-business applications.
  • Enable business stakeholders to control intuitive extension tools
  • Provide a seamless user experience on all architecture layers via APIs
  • Decouple extensions for agility in both in-app and side-by-side extensibility


Find partners from around the globe who provide services that create additional value on the open platform.

  • Access an ecosystem of over 17,000 partners who are ready to engage
  • Gain interoperability with partners’ platform solutions
  • Choose from a range of complementary solutions based on open APIs


Build new applications that enhance your business processes and leverage your data.

  • Simplify the creation of intuitive enterprise apps your users will love
  • Create and share interactive prototypes without writing code
  • Speed the build, deployment, and improvement of differentiating business apps 

Leverage the business technology platform to turn your data into business value

SAP’s strategy, “The Experience Company powered by the Intelligent Enterprise,” aims to help customers thrive in the new economy, where being a data-driven enterprise and delivering exceptional experiences is key to your success.

With SAP’s strong business and technology assets, and our close collaboration with customers and partners, we are well positioned to deliver a unique business technology platform that provides enterprises with the fastest way to turn data into business value.

This white paper covers the platform and technology direction of SAP and outlines how we support our customers in becoming data-driven companies in the experience economy by understanding customer needs across the main technology markets. SAP’s unique position and our respective strategic aspirations help customers become intelligent enterprises and deliver the next-generation experience for your customers, employees, product, and brand.

What are analysts saying about business technology platform solutions from SAP?

Measuring the actual business impact of innovating with SAP HANA

IDC's study demonstrates the significant value organisations can achieve by using SAP HANA. IDC projects that these SAP customers will realise value worth $8.19 million per year in business gains and operational efficiencies, which could result in an average five-year ROI of 679%

How to become an insights-driven business: A guide for midsize companies

Find out how midsize companies can extract more value from Big Data with more advanced pull-style analytics, eliminate business silos, keep data sources consistent, and find and use proper tools.

See how customers are succeeding with business technology platform solutions

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Support the end-to-end customer journey

Explore the flagship products that comprise the business technology platform.

SAP Cloud Platform

Build the exact application you need quickly, easily, and economically. Gain flexibility and control over your choice of clouds, frameworks, and applications with a platform-as-a-service based on open standards.


Leverage the capabilities of SAP HANA to combine your operations and experience data to enable everyone in your organisation to make impactful, fast, and confident decisions.

SAP Analytics Cloud

Gain all the analytics capabilities you need for business intelligence, augmented analytics, and collaborative planning in a single solution. Empower your team to make better decisions backed by data.

SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation

Support intelligent robotic process automation (iRPA) to execute processes across multiple systems, cloud solutions, and software-as-a-service offerings.

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