SAP rolls out new low-code developer tools, next-gen UI and integrations

SAP launched low-code and no-code tools for both business users and developers, a new design language and more integration options for SAP HANA Cloud.

The announcements, made at the SAP TechEd conference, are part of a wider rollout for developers.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Unified low-code experience for SAP AppGyver and SAP Business Application Studio. SAP said it will open citizen developer access for SAP AppGyver and SAP Business Application Studio, allowing customers to build new apps or automate tasks.
  • SAP Fiori Next, a new design language. SAP gave developers and customers a taste of the next-generation Fiori user experience. The update includes a new look and color palette, improved information hierarchy, typography improvements, increased contrast and simplified aesthetics. The preview is available to developers using the SAP Business Technology Platform with SAPUI5 1.93.3. SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2011 users can activate the new theme with a switch.
  • New integration packs on the SAP API Business Hub. The prepackaged integrations include connections between SAP Ariba and non-SAP systems, more document compliance scenarios, and integration with SAP Marketing Cloud and Qualtrics. SAP Integration Suite will also be available on Google Cloud by the end of 2021. It is already available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud.
  • The free tier of SAP Business Technology Platform includes more options for individual developers. SAP HANA Cloud and SAP Integration Suite are added to the free tier.
  • New features in SAP Conversational AI include the ability to transport bots between tenants, initialize skills with memory or language, and web client configuration tools.
  • SAP launched SAP Recommendation Service, a neural network-based recommendation engine that leverages historical user behavior and metadata. Tools include a cold-start option for new items and users, explainability of recommendations, and the ability to drive promotions.
  • SAP AI Core and SAP AI Launchpad are now generally available to partners.
  • SAP has rolled out an overhaul for SAP Learning Site to offer free access courses to developers.


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