Tools and techniques to enhance SAP BTP

Introduction

The Business Technology Platform has undeniably been a revolutionary step forward for enterprise technology. Enabling modern enterprises to develop their own intelligent technologies as well as pick and choose existing ones via the cloud has truly been a great way to mix lean IT operations with digital transformation for business scaling.

However, many SAP BTP users have been left scratching their heads post-purchase on what exactly to do next or how to understand their ROI. To harness its full potential and ensure optimal performance, businesses need the right tools and strategies in place. In this blog, we will delve into various tools and techniques that can help you get more from SAP BTP.

Tools to Enhance SAP BTP

It’s important to understand that tools that enhance BTP are already part of the Platform. Like a colony of ants, with there being specialised ants for different jobs, including protecting and maintaining the colony, there are specialised apps within BTP for monitoring and retrieving maximum ROI.

Now that we understand the importance of getting the most out of SAP BTP investments and what we mean by ‘tools’ let’s explore some tools and techniques to enhance this process:

1. SAP Cloud ALM

SAP Cloud ALM is an application lifecycle management tool that complements the BTP landscape. It provides end-to-end visibility into your application’s lifecycle, helping you manage projects and ensure continuous improvement.

2. SAP Cockpit

The SAP Cockpit is SAP’s own interface that streamlines the management of the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). It provides a basic, compartmentalised overview for monitoring, configuring, and optimising BTP services. However, the compartmentalised nature prevents users from gaining a holistic overview of their landscape, preventing strategic level monitoring.

3. SAP BTP Mobile App

Take BTP on the go with the SAP BTP Mobile App. It provides access to all apps whilst away from your desktop, ensuring you can keep an eye on your BTP environment, even when you’re away from your desk.

4. Employee UX surveys

Conducting employee UX surveys is crucial for extracting maximum value from your SAP BTP investment. These surveys uncover employee concerns and dissatisfaction, which often hinder platform or app adoption. By addressing these issues, you can enhance user experience, increase adoption rates, and ultimately optimise the utilisation of SAP BTP, boosting overall ROI.

5. The BTP Monitor

The BTP Monitor is a specialised tool within SAP BTP that offers real-time insights into the performance and health of your applications and services. It enables you to track various key metrics and take informed actions to maintain a seamless operation from one single, streamlined hub.

btp monitor user tracking interface

The Significance of Monitoring

Monitoring your SAP BTP environment is crucial to ensure you are getting the most out of it. It helps in identifying and addressing issues proactively, minimising downtime, and optimising resource utilisation. It also offers insights into your employee’s satisfaction levels, as poor utilisation or adoption can indicate a dislike of specific applications or processes.

Best Practices for Effective Monitoring

To make the most of these tools, consider these best practices:

  • Define clear monitoring objectives.
  • Establish baseline performance metrics.
  • Set up automated alerts for critical thresholds.
  • Regularly monitor licenses and consumptions

Conclusion

For getting the most RO for SAP BTP, having the right tools at your disposal can make all the difference. The BTP Monitor, complemented by the right tools, empowers businesses to maximise their SAP BTP investments. By following best practices for effective monitoring, you can ensure that your SAP BTP environment operates at its peak performance, enabling you to stay competitive in today’s digital landscape.

If you would like to read more about monitoring for SAP BTP, read our guide about why monitoring is the new best practice for SAP BTP here!