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SAP SuccessFactors Suite: Building Extensions Leveraging SAP BTP 

This blog article provides an overview of the recently released SuccessFactors Implementation Design Principle document - SAP SuccessFactors Suite: Building Extensions Leveraging SAP BTP and briefly summarizes the low-code / no-code topic.  

The document provides guidance on the technical design and configuration of SAP SuccessFactors for developing extensions with the SAP Business Technology Platform. The following chapters are discussed in detail: 

  • SAP PartnerEdge - Build Program

  • Basic SuccessFactors Product Knowledge  

  • SuccessFactors built-in Integration Tools and APIs 

  • General information about SAP BTP 

  • SSO configurations of SAP BTP extensions 

  • Embedding 3rd party applications into SAP SuccessFactors 

  • Extending SuccessFactors using SAP Build Apps Low-code/No-code 

  • Extending SuccessFactors using SAP Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP) 

  • Permission handling 


The document is aimed at developers, development architects, testers, and other project members building new SAP SuccessFactors Extensions on SAP BTP or integrating existing partner applications into SAP SuccessFactors. As such, it helps to start establishing the partnership with SAP, provides access to free and commercial coaching services for development, lists available tools and frameworks within SAP SuccessFactors and SAP BTP to build extensions or integrations, and helps to get a quick start into using SAP SuccessFactors as a Developer or Tester who is new to SAP SuccessFactors. 

Summary of Low-Code / No-Code Technology 


The image shows the SAP Build portfolio and capabilities


The demand for professional developers continues to grow faster than supply leading to developers increasingly composing software by working with libraries instead of having to re-write the same lines of code over and over (agility). This has given birth to low-code / no-code trends that are increasingly becoming the order of development, extensibility, and E2E process automation. 

SAP through SAP BTP has service offerings for low-code / no-code to help citizen and professional developers to build and scale their enterprise applications while automating processes and workflows. With SAP Build, you can create applications, automate processes, and build business sites, all with no-code / low-code.  

For no-code development, we have SAP Build Apps, formerly SAP AppGyver, which was acquired in 2021 and recently renamed to SAP Build Apps. This gives you a platform to do your no-code development to create applications without code, regardless of your skills, while integrating seamlessly. 

For process automation, we have SAP Build Process Automation that enables everyone, regardless of skill level, to automate processes and tasks with drag-and-drop simplicity. This is a consolidation of workflow management and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) bundled together to achieve a unified process automation. 

For digital experience, we have SAP Build Work Zone, which is now part of the new SAP Build portfolio. SAP Build Work Zone unifies SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone into a single offering empowering business users to build & publish business sites. This is now offered in two editions: the standard edition (formerly known as SAP Launchpad service) and the advanced edition (formerly known as SAP Work Zone). 

To get an outlook of the whole process from ideation to monetization with regards to extending SAP SuccessFactors with SAP BTP, please refer to this SAP blog Extending SAP SuccessFactors with SAP BTP: From Ideation to Monetization and when you are ready to start your journey to develop your extension or integration for SAP SuccessFactors, don’t forget to start our mission to get direct support from SAP SuccessFactors Experts. 

You will find more information about SAP Build, such as links to tutorials, best practices, and communities, in our new document SAP SuccessFactors Suite: Building Extensions Leveraging SAP BTP. This document can be found on our SAP Community SuccessFactors IDP page, together with all other published Implementation Design Principles for SAP SuccessFactors Solutions and their webinars. 

Register here for the 13 Sep 2023 Webinar: SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite – Building Extensions Leveraging SAP BTP