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Introduction

This report provides an overview of the SAP Business Technology Platform and how it helps turn data into business advantage.

Highlights

  • The SAP Business Technology Platform combines four technology categories differentiated by business centric capabilities to enable the intelligent enterprise.
  • Rapid adaptation, continuous innovation, and a rewarding customer experience are the signatures of an intelligent enterprise

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights how the SAP Business Technology platform supports enterprise need to innovate rapidly and turn data into a business advantage.
  • Assesses a new set of integrated value disciplines that are required to speed up digital transformation.

Key questions answered

  • What is the SAP Business Technology Platform and what is it for?
  • Can businesses take advantage of the SAP Business Technology Platform even if they have few or no SAP applications?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for SAP

SAP combines four technology categories differentiated by business-centric capabilities enabling intelligent enterprise

  • The SAP Business Technology Platform enables the intelligent enterprise in mixed and SAP applications landscapes
  • SAP sharpens its messaging by making it more purposeful
  • SAP has raised its game and emerged from its functional process-centric heritage to become an open innovation enabler

Rapid adaptation, continuous innovation and a rewarding customer experience – the signature of an intelligent enterprise

  • Most enterprises across every sector are struggling with digital transformation initiatives – their futures are at risk
  • Operational excellence is an improvement but insufficient to ensure ultimate safety

Innovation, operational excellence, and delivering a rewarding customer experience are a platform combination play

  • The purpose and context of a digital platform as a mechanism for rapid adaptation and innovation
  • Time for an updated set of value disciplines
  • A digital innovation platform offers reusable components for continuous innovation in products, services and customer experiences
  • The SAP Business Technology Platform in context is a major milestone for SAP

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author