SAP Build allows business users to become low-code builders
At its TechEd conference this week in Las Vegas, SAP announced a new low-code development platform targeted at corporate customers.
SAP Build is a low-code solution that takes advantage of the exceptional range of SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). It gives business users immediate, secure access to the end-to-end workflows, data, and context they need to make better decisions. Business users without technical knowledge can now build and enhance corporate apps, automate workflows, and quickly design company websites.
Three parts make up the app development platform SAP Build –
- SAP Build Apps for constructing apps.
- SAP Build Process Automation for generating and automating activities, processes, and workflows.
- SAP Build Work Zone for establishing corporate websites like virtual workplaces.
Business users may access the full capability of SAP BTP and SAP business application data using SAP Build. Users can link systems and intelligently monitor, analyze, and automate processes without putting personal data into an external system. They can then construct apps for the final mile of innovation.
- Facilitated the unification of SAP’s extensive range of cloud services under a standard data format, greatly simplified life for users, and increased SAP’s competitiveness in the app market.
- Showcased SAP’s quickly expanding capacity to cover nearly all segments of the dynamically evolving and developing cloud solutions market.
- Enabled clients and partners to jointly develop a vast set of options and services that supplement what SAP alone can produce.
- Has evolved into a fully-fledged partner in providing those clients with expanded capabilities via low-code so they may start creating their unique products and other innovations vital to the digital economy.
Users of SAP Build benefit from comprehensive insight into their processes by integrating SAP Signavio solutions. This allows them to focus their innovation and automation efforts where they will have the biggest effect. Users may immediately access the entire range of business experiences built into SAP’s technology. Over 275,000 process reference points enable this from over 4,000 clients and 1,300 use-case-focused workflows and automations. Non-SAP systems can also be used with SAP Build.
How can SAP Build stand out?
SAP Build will let users build apps, but because the industry is already crowded, it may have trouble attracting customers. Despite SAP Build’s outstanding appearance, Predrag Jakovljevic, an industry analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, claimed that SAP is late to the low-code/no-code market. He noted that SAP users could find SAP Build helpful in modifying or extending SAP applications. Non-SAP users might not see it as appealing.
SAP Build may still find an audience, according to Jon Reed, co-founder of Diginomica. He says there is a genuine demand for increasing app development. According to him, low-code tools such as SAP Build could be used by businesses in the future. If clients can create a cohesive ecosystem around front-end apps, process automation, and collaboration—SAP may have an edge.
Gavin Quinn, CEO of Mindset Consulting, stated that the process automation feature of SAP Build had received favorable first reviews. But workflow remains a problem for the majority of clients. According to developer Ethan Jewett at Mindset Consulting, SAP Build might be a valuable setting for both experienced and non-developers.
Business users can use build to monitor, analyze, and automate processes without hiring professional developers, and non-technical business users can even “build applications for the final mile of innovation” without transferring data into an external network. Build is designed to work with both SAP and third-party software.
Build may provide a variety of benefits to business users –
- It is made to integrate with both SAP and third-party software.
- Business users may utilize Build to monitor, evaluate, and automate processes without needing outside engineers.
- And without needing to transfer data into a different system, those non-technical business users may even “create apps for the last mile of innovation.”