SAP Development Tools


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What Are SAP Development Tools

Today’s developers face the challenge of developing and rolling out software, with high software quality and mitigation of risks associated with the rapid development and deployment of applications. Submitting an IT ticket and waiting for months or even weeks for application updates is no longer acceptable in most companies.

An SAPinsider benchmark report on Application Strategies and Development for SAP S/4HANA and Cloud found that the top driver for application strategy is the need to maintain or improve business processes rapidly to support changing needs (50%). The next most important driver is the continued demand for SAP and non-SAP applications that connect to core SAP (36%).

What Are SAP Development Tools

Today’s developers face the challenge of developing and rolling out software, with high software quality and mitigation of risks associated with the rapid development and deployment of applications. Submitting an IT ticket and waiting for months or even weeks for application updates is no longer acceptable in most companies.

An SAPinsider benchmark report on Application Strategies and Development for SAP S/4HANA and Cloud found that the top driver for application strategy is the need to maintain or improve business processes rapidly to support changing needs (50%). The next most important driver is the continued demand for SAP and non-SAP applications that connect to core SAP (36%).

Understanding this burgeoning need for application development, SAP has bundled several tools under the name SAP Extension Suite, which is part of the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP).

To deliver the value proposition, SAP Extension Suite includes components such as SAP AppGyver for low-code development, SAP Business Application Studio for extending business applications, SAP Conversational AI for voice and bot applications, SAP Mobile Development Kit (MDK) for mobile applications, SAP native SDKs for iOS and Android, as well as the SAP Fiori design system and design platform for pre-built common applications for thousands of use cases.

This article, Extend Your Core Business Applications and Drive Your Business Forward with SAP Extension Suite,outlines the various ways in which SAP Extension Suite provides extensibility and walks through the various steps in the process of utilizing it.

ABAP code forms the bulk of the legacy customizations and extensions. As part of SAP BTP, ABAP environments provide ways to use the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP), leveraging SAP HANA, SAP Fiori, and a cloud-optimized ABAP language with a clear set of released standard application programming interfaces (APIs). Developers can utilize a development toolset that enables tight integration with Git-enabled lifecycle management that includes ABAP editors, dictionaries, UI painters, and function, class, and web app builders.

Skills are always a major issue in application development. SAP Extension Suite offers different technologies and programming languages through various options and runtime environments available on SAP BTP: ABAP environment, Cloud Foundry runtime, and Kyma runtime.

There is a range of applications that are possible in today’s platforms. Companies like ServiceNow and Pillir.io provide a significant set of prebuilt apps in their low-code platforms. Consultants such as Cognizant, cbs Consulting,Capgemini, and TechMahindra can provide the expertise to drive innovation.

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