SCP is an enterprise platform which enables you to develop cloud applications and solutions and to use them as such. The Platform-as-a-Service offer of the SAP Cloud Platform can also be used when it comes to the individual and agile extension of SAP Business Suite processes or processes of other SAP applications, such as SAP Sales Cloud or SAP SuccessFactors. Thanks to interfaces and the SAP Cloud Connector, the applications can be very easily integrated into SAP S/4HANA landscapes or developed and used as innovative enhancements to the SAP ERP system. On the SAP Cloud Platform, nearly all types of cloud applications can be developed and operated. In doing so, the SAP Cloud Platform uses the high-performance HANA in-memory database for instance. Data Management can also be implemented via further services, such as MongoDB Service, SAP ASE, Big Data Services or PostgreSQL Service.
A seamless integration of SCP apps into SAP (such as SAP ERP) is possible. Furthermore, the cloud solution is based on open standards to enable an integration with other (ERP) software suites as well. Both with the SCP and in the ERP environment, user interfaces can be developed on the basis of UI5. Consequently, the end user can be offered a uniform user experience when using the applications.
Company-specific processes can be transferred to the cloud as enhancements to standard processes. The SAP Cloud Platform can be integrated seamlessly into the existing SAP system landscape and provides easy-to-implement interfaces to a variety of systems, such as SAP S/4HANA. The SAP Cloud Connector, which is installed as a proxy in the network, provides the necessary security and only allows access to data that has been explicitly released in advance.
The integrated SCP tools can be used to considerably simplify the development of user-friendly interfaces in the Fiori design. To implement usability, mockups created with SAP Build, for example, can be used directly in the WebIDE as the basis for application development.