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Architecting Solutions with SAP Business Technology Platform

By : Serdar Simsekler, Eric Du
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Architecting Solutions with SAP Business Technology Platform

By: Serdar Simsekler, Eric Du

Overview of this book

SAP BTP is the foundation of SAP’s intelligent and sustainable enterprise vision for its customers. It’s efficient, agile, and an enabler of innovation. It’s technically robust, yet its superpower is its business centricity. If you’re involved in building IT and business strategies, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with SAP BTP to see the big picture for digitalization with SAP solutions. Similarly, if you have design responsibilities for enterprise solutions, learning SAP BTP is crucial to produce effective and complete architecture designs. This book teaches you about SAP BTP in five parts. First, you’ll see how SAP BTP is positioned in the intelligent enterprise. In the second part, you’ll learn the foundational elements of SAP BTP and find out how it operates. The next part covers integration architecture guidelines, integration strategy considerations, and integration styles with SAP’s integration technologies. Later, you’ll learn how to use application development capabilities to extend enterprise solutions for innovation and agility. This part also includes digital experience and process automation capabilities. The last part covers how SAP BTP can facilitate data-to-value use cases to produce actionable business insights. By the end of this SAP book, you’ll be able to architect solutions using SAP BTP to deliver high business value.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1 Introduction – What is SAP Business Technology Platform?
Part 2 Foundations
Part 3 Integration
Part 4 Extensibility
Part 5 Data to Value

Architectural considerations

In the first section of this chapter, we followed a logical set of steps for building an integration methodology that can also form the foundation of your strategy. This methodology is meant to establish a systematic approach for building integrations in your IT estate.

Now, let’s discuss some other aspects that you need to consider when defining your integration strategy.


When producing integration patterns for your integration methodology, you should consider the integration technologies to be used. In the previous section, we briefly covered the integration technologies that SAP offers. If you are in the process of transitioning to the cloud, you are most likely leveraging several of the solutions in SAP’s hybrid integration platform. However, if your aim is to eventually become a cloud-first or cloud-only company, you need to set your strategy to suggest how the transition of integration content to the cloud will happen...