SAP rebranded its industry leading platform as a service (PaaS) to SAP Cloud Platform (“SAP CP”). With this platform, formerly known as “SAP HANA Cloud Platform “ (HCP), customers can extend cloud or on-premises applications.
SAP Cloud Platform has evolved into a PaaS with over 40 application services designed to leverage innovative technologies such as IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data on a cloud platform.
SAP Cloud Platform continues to be an agile in-memory cloud development and deployment platform with SAP HANA as a core capability, but now has a number of apps development services that enable customers to integrate, extend and build applications in the cloud to meet their business needs. To date, SAP has introduced into the market a number of enterprise cloud applications on top of SAP Cloud Platform (e.g. SAP Business Objects Cloud, Digital Boardroom, SAP Product Stewardship Network, etc.). It is also the platform for SAP Leonardo, SAP’s portfolio of IoT applications that connects intelligent devices with people and processes, and SAP Clea, the portfolio of Machine Learning apps. SAP Cloud Platform is also one of three strategic pillars of SAP solutions alongside SAP HANA Platform and SAP S/4 HANA.
There are currently 6500 SAP Cloud Platform customers and over 600 Partners who have built innovative apps on SAP Cloud Platform.