Monitoring and Optimising SAP BTP: Navigating a Labyrinth in the Dark

With the countless services, subscriptions, and features offered in this open-source environment, navigating the ever-evolving landscape of SAP’s Business Technology Platform is akin to traversing a labyrinth in the dark.  Yet, as a comprehensive suite of tools and services designed to empower businesses in their digital transformation journey, it’s becoming a must for SAP users. In this article, we’ll delve into the importance of monitoring and optimising SAP BTP to maximise your investment and ensure seamless operations.


A shift to The Cloud.

As businesses digitise and modernise their operations, SAP BTP has emerged as a powerful enabler, offering a range of tools and services to streamline processes, enhance customer experiences, and drive innovation. However, harnessing the full potential of SAP BTP requires vigilant monitoring and strategic optimisation.


Understanding SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP)

SAP BTP is a unified platform that integrates database and data management, analytics, application development and more. It serves as a foundation for developing, extending, and running business applications in the cloud. By leveraging its capabilities, organisations can build scalable and intelligent applications that cater to evolving market needs.


The Current State of Monitoring SAP BTP

The current monitoring capabilities of SAP BTP is comparable to only having a candlelight in the labyrinth expanse of digital operations. To do so would involve utilising multiple platforms, including the SAP Cockpit to build up an idea of how BTP is being used. Whilst being essential to understanding and getting more from your investment, it’s currently, at best, clunky and compartmentalised.

The Significance of Monitoring SAP BTP

Monitoring BTP may be limited but nevertheless, monitoring your SAP landscape is a means to take control of your business digitally, enhance visibility and ensure maximum ROI. We are all aware that SAP investments are not cheap- so why leave its success to guesswork?

Monitoring provides real-time visibility into the performance, adoption and sustainability of your BTP applications. This proactive approach empowers businesses to identify and address issues before they escalate, ensuring uninterrupted service delivery.

Key Areas to Monitor and Optimise

License consumption

In the darkness of uncertainty, performance and consumption shine as beacons of reality. Regularly monitoring and optimising the consumption of your SAP BTP applications guarantees the best use of cloud credits and improved user adoption.

User Management

In the digital realm, effective user management is akin to providing clear directions. Monitoring user roles, access permissions, and authentication processes ensures a secure and seamless user experience within the SAP BTP environment.

Application Usage

Monitoring application usage provides insights into user behaviour and how cloud credits are being used. By analysing usage patterns and user feedback, businesses can tailor applications to meet user needs effectively.


Monitoring sustainability metrics ensures long-term viability via awareness of one’s carbon footprint. By tracking resource consumption, energy usage, and environmental impact, businesses can align their SAP BTP operations with sustainability goals.

Overall BTP configuration

Monitoring the overall BTP configuration is essential. Regular assessment and optimisation of configurations ensure a well-structured and high-performing SAP BTP environment.


Shining a light on your BTP landscape: Best Practices

Utilising Analytics and Insights

In the dark corners of business uncertainty, analytics shine a light on hidden opportunities. Leverage data-driven insights from SAP BTP to make informed decisions, predict trends, and identify areas for improvement.

Proactive Maintenance and Issue Resolution

Much like navigating a labyrinth requires agility, proactively addressing issues ensures operational fluidity. Regularly maintain and optimise your SAP BTP environment to prevent downtime and swiftly resolve any arising challenges.

Continuous Learning and Skill Enhancement

Continuous learning is the only path to mastery. Regularly train your team to stay updated on SAP BTP’s evolving features and best practices, enabling them to extract maximum value.


Maximising Your SAP BTP Investment

Cost Optimisation and Resource Allocation

In the labyrinth of resources, wise allocation ensures efficient usage. Continuously analyse resource consumption, identify cost-saving opportunities, and allocate resources based on actual usage.

Innovation and Future-Readiness

To navigate the dark maze of uncertainty, innovation is the guiding star. Embrace SAP BTP’s innovation capabilities to experiment, create, and adapt swiftly to changing market demands.


Purpose-built Monitoring

In an ideal world, all of these key areas and best practices would be accessible & actionable under one application. Well, that’s what we strive for at Bluestonex. We have constructed the BTP Monitor– a single, streamlined hub where you can effortlessly oversee and manage crucial aspects of your BTP ecosystem. No more grappling with scattered information or juggling between different platforms – just simplicity and efficiency at your fingertips. Come and take a look with a 30-minute demo and discover how much light it can shed on how much you are getting out of your BTP investment. Free 1-month trials are also available.

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In the intricate labyrinth of digital transformation, SAP BTP stands as a powerful ally. By diligently monitoring and optimising its various facets, businesses can illuminate their path to success. Navigating your digital landscape becomes significantly easier with a strategic approach that maximises your SAP BTP investment.