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SAP announces new business transformation offering

At the recent SAP TechEd conference, SAP announced the launch of a new offering which they say is set to drive the next wave of business transformation by unleashing the expertise of business users.

Drawing on the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), the company says SAP Build is a low-code solution that puts SAPs enterprise technology in the hands of business users, giving them direct, secure access to the end-to-end processes, data and context they need to make smarter decisions and drive innovation quickly.

The offering is said to help business users with minimal technical expertise create and augment enterprise applications, automate processes, and design business sites with drag-and-drop simplicity.

"SAP Build brings together the world's most powerful business applications with a platform that's been designed to rapidly unleash business users' expertise," says Juergen Mueller, member of the Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer of SAP. 

"In a volatile business landscape, SAP Build and the full suite of innovations we're launching today from our new partnership with Coursera to enhancements across our enterprise portfolio help customers future-proof their business and extract maximum value from their technology investments."

With SAP Build, business users will have the full power of SAP BTP and business application data from SAP.

They can easily integrate systems; intelligently monitor, analyse, and automate processes; and build applications for the last mile of innovation without moving their data into an external system. 

With SAP Signavio solutions natively integrated, SAP Build users also get in-depth visibility into all their processes, so they know where to focus and achieve the most significant impact as they innovate and automate. 

More than 275,000 process reference points from 4,000 customers, as well as 1,300 use-case-specific workflows and automations, will let users easily tap into the full spectrum of business expertise built into SAPs technology. 

SAP Build also works with non-SAP systems. The company says the new SAP Builders program helps users ramp up quickly and connect with their peers via hands-on sessions and forums for sharing best practices.

"Given that the demand for contemporary digital solutions is greater than the ability of professional developers to supply them, IDC envisions that business professionals will become increasingly involved in initiatives to create digital solutions to solve pressing business problems," Arnal Dayaratna, Research Vice President, Software Development, IDC. 

"Worldwide, IDC expects more than 100 million business professionals will become involved in the production of digital solutions over the next ten years. SAP Builds low-code development solutions empower business users to harness their domain expertise to rapidly build and iterate on digital solutions at scale."

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