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As you probably know, Clean Core is a motion with a large spectrum of playing fields mainly related  to Apps, Data, and Integrations, to succeed with a “Composable Enterprise” hybrid-architecture aiming modern, flexibility, agility, innovation, and resiliency in solving known Client’s business needs in an unpredictable world.

Clean Core is a journey to concretize Cloud promises, moving from historical SAP monoliths to a modern Agile architecture able to re-new Enterprise solutions, to adapt properly versus the disruptors, to quickly adapt properly versus Company merges, spin-offs, and acquisitions.

Clean core is a method that require a new Cloud mindset, supported by architectural best-practice where we can address business needs not covered by SAP Packages (mainly S/4HANA) with the SAP BTP Cloud Platform, complemented by Hyperscalers (Azure, AWS, GCP).

Clients having a SAP ECC installed based, Clients not yet mature for a S/4HANA journey for different reasons, both are eligible - like Clients already there with S/4HANA investments on-going - to approach Clean Core mindset to be able to avoid additional technical debts on-top on what they already have from the past. We need to support Clients in carve-out customizations from the package, rearchitecting those on SAP BTP, simplifying the SAP backbone for the coming S/4HANA transformation, reducing risks and costs.

SAP BTP represent for us the right place where we can configure and consume the new out-of-the-box SAP solutions, by Industry, by LoB, and where we can implement additional innovative custom solutions, complementing overall what it is not covered by SAP Packages.

SAP BTP allow us to achieve a new “zero-ABAP” mindset, following the clean core principle, approaching each SAP Products like a pure SaaS solution, independently from the deployment options (on-premises, RISE Private/Public cloud, IaaS on hyperscalers). This is the suggested approach, preparing the next waves of S/4HANA Public cloud editions.

Knowing that Clean Core is not just the method to avoid ABAP stuffs into the packages, we can push SAP BTP also for a modern integrations pattern (mainly Event-Driven integrations to decouple new complexity coming from the Composable enterprise), we can push SAP BTP for a modern data platform.

Clean core is not just a topic for technical engineers: It is a new mindset and method E2E relevant, from Sales to Delivery team, from Program Management to Operations. Succeeding with Clean Core means also to know exactly what we can leverages from the standard SAP, from Packages and from SAP BTP, reducing customizations. For this reason, we can invest in training and certifications to be sure that SAP Consultants known 100% how and what they can leverage from SAP Products. When business needs can not be solved by standard, the trained Consultants can design and implement modern in-app and side-by-side extensions, following master-guide and decision-trees, supporting the paradigm shift from ABAP/Netweaver traditional stuffs to a SAP BTP cloud-native Low-Code/No-Code (mainly SAP Build) or Pro-Code (API, containers, microservices) implementations.

We are all just in the transition period, moving from historical monolith to cloud native and composable architecture. We all have in front of us a new complexity to manage. We all need more flexibility in implementing new solutions (from S/4HANA Public edition to the last innovative BTP AI/ML service) and we all need SAP supporting us in the journey, having the right Cloud Mindset as well.

To discover how Capgemini and SAP helped retail giant Carrefour to achieve a clean core, click here to watch the video”.

I'm the Capgemini’s Chief Technology Officer for our Global SAP Center of Excellence.

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about this. Enjoy 😉
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