Custom Processes now also Possible in the SAP Public Cloud
SAP developers can breathe a sigh of relief: New solution Embedded Steampunk allows extensions directly in the SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud. Thanks to less complex system landscapes, customized process adaptations no longer involve high costs or an excessive expenditure of time.
Until now, the SAP Public Cloud did not support side-by-side extensions for running ABAP applications and SAP Fiori apps developed in house. Anyone wanting to adapt the SAP standard to their business requirements had to use an external IT system for in-house developments.
Increased Effort and Complexity
One example is the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), which relies on interfaces to communicate with the S/4HANA system in the public cloud. This increases the complexity of the SAP environment as well as the time and costs involved. Many companies therefore decided against the SAP Public Cloud, the reason being that they wanted to be able to customize SAP standard processes without incurring additional costs.
An End to Limitations
Embedded Steampunk puts an end to these limitations. In the future, it will be possible for extensions to be incorporated directly in the S/4HANA Public Cloud without the need for a BTP. The new solution is currently still in the testing and feedback phase at SAP as part of the Early Adopter Program. However, it has already been showcased at several SAP live demos. Although the full product details and pricing are not yet known, this new development is groundbreaking. For developers working within the SAP ecosystem, Embedded Steampunk is set to be a game changer in the public cloud. After all, for many companies, ease of business process customization represents a key factor in the selection process for the right SAP cloud strategy.
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