The SAP S/4HANA Cloud software development kit (SDK) running on the SAP Cloud Platform is now generally available, SAP announced at last week’s TechEd event.
The SDK allows customers, partners and independent software vendors to develop custom applications to extend the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, using code samples and best-practice content. Developers can also access a data model, set of APIs, and testing tools.
“Organizations today are facing challenges to keep up with the pace of change, while maintaining core business processes and adhering to industry regulations,” said Christian Pedersen, chief product officer, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP.
“With SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK running on SAP Cloud Platform, developers have the tools to create and test high-quality custom solutions that foster innovation. This gives customers, partners and ISVs the opportunity to take an active role in the cloud economy and benefit from the new business that this will inevitably usher in.”
SAP worked with more than a dozen partners to get real-time feedback as it developed the SDK. msg systems ag is one which has already utilised the tools to create a new product.
“SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK empowered us to create an industry reinsurance software-as-a-service offering that we can quickly bring to market,” said Andreas Weiss, head of business development, msg systems. “Our ability to tap the open data model of SAP S/4HANA Cloud on SAP Cloud Platform combined with the hands-on support and expertise of the SAP team has allowed us to create our solution seamlessly to provide a superior, timely offering for customers.”