5 Reasons to Develop Applications with SAP Build

Timo Rüb

October 2, 2023

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Why should life be complicated if it can be easy? More and more companies are accelerating application development and process optimization with no-code/low-code tools such as SAP Build. And that’s a good thing. After all, users usually know exactly where the problems lie. With the help of appropriate solutions, they can make the necessary adjustments quickly and, above all, precisely. According to a recent study by CIO, CSO, and Computerwoche, almost one in three companies (32%) chose to use no-code/low-code for this very reason.

However, the tools are also worthwhile for other reasons. The shift of application development to specialist areas makes less work for the IT department – an advantage that should not be underestimated in view of the continuing shortage of skilled workers. That’s one of the reasons why the Walldorf-based software provider launched the low-code SAP Build solution at the end of last year. The drag-and-drop environment makes it easy to develop enterprise applications.

Why it pays to use SAP Build

There are many reasons why it’s worth considering SAP’s low-code option. Here are the five most important:

1. Comprehensive functionality

As part of the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), SAP Build meets the highest requirements for functionality, security, governance, and authorization management. The solution consists of three key components: SAP Build Apps facilitates application development, SAP Build Process Automation automates workflows and processes, and the SAP Build Work Zone provides employees with centralized access to relevant applications, services, and information. In addition, numerous SAP BTP tools and functions complement the work with SAP Build.

2. Reduced development time

Time is money. Bringing applications to market as quickly as possible and making them accessible to specialist areas are becoming increasingly critical to success. With a variety of templates and pre-built components for user interfaces (UI), SAP Build significantly accelerates development. In addition, new applications can be developed much more cheaply by re-using existing components. This also benefits the return on investment.

3. Best-in-class user experience

SAP Build enables applications to be developed on demand and in a user-centric manner. The platform includes powerful prototyping and design tools to create interactive user interfaces. The close incorporation of users through continuous feedback analyses also contributes to the optimal user experience.

4. Easy to use

No deep programming knowledge is required to develop applications with SAP Build. With drag-and-drop and a comprehensive component library, technology-savvy and process-savvy employees can create mobile solutions and web applications on their own. In addition to the component library, SAP Build provides all the necessary tools and services. At the same time, the intuitive approach reduces the need for training and flattens the learning curve.

5. Less personnel pressure

Software development using a modular principle reduces personnel pressure in the IT department. Thanks to SAP Build, employees from Controlling, HR, Sales, and Logistics can implement their own application ideas and make adjustments independently without support from their IT colleagues. This leaves the IT employees more time for strategic and technically demanding tasks. SAP’s low-code platform makes a significant contribution to ensuring that stress levels and personnel requirements in IT remain manageable.

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