Report 21 Dec 2023

A Close Look at SAP's Business Technology Platform - InSight Analysis - Worldwide

SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) plays a central role in SAP’s future planning. The company positions the BTP alongside SAP S/4HANA as the control center for all relevant business processes in the customer organizations, in which the BTP provides a uniform, company-wide data and process integration model. In light of the great importance that SAP attaches to the BTP, we examine the BTP in detail and in terms of the following aspects:

  • What is the scope of the BTP and what functions and options does the BTP have? What does the underlying architecture look like?
  • Why is SAP placing BTP at the center of its business and solution strategy? What is the background to this realigned strategy that focuses on BTP?
  • What strategic role can BTP play in the digital transformation projects of client organizations?
  • How do customer organizations currently assess the possibilities and what criticism do they have of the BTP?
  • How should service providers respond to the growing importance of BTP and what business opportunities are opening up for them?


PAC’s Analysis

  • Management summary
  • PAC’s opinion
  • PAC’s recommendations

The current SAP S/4HANA boom is not here to stay

The strategic role of SAP BTP

  • How SAP sees the role of BTP in companies
  • What is the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP)?
  • The architecture of SAP BTP
  • The functional blocks of the BTP
  • The role of BTP as a platform for the intelligent enterprise
  • Examples of companies using the BTP

The status of BTP: user acceptance, criticism, and competition

Why SAP BTP will play an important role in the future

  • PAC’s comment: SAP BTP will establish itself in the long term
  • What does this mean for service providers?