Digital Transformation Strategies with SAP Cloud Platform

These days many traditional companies are adapting their existing business to the demands of the Digital World in which we live. Smaller, faster, and more manoeuvrable startups are challenging their leadership position. In a fast-paced digital environment, having financial resources and economies of scale are not enough for creating more competitive products and services. Innovation and execution speed are becoming the main sources of competitiveness.

Unfortunately, instead of choosing to become leaner and meaner, a good number of companies have chosen to get into long, big and expensive transformation projects. Frequently, these big transformation programs do not aim to develop new digital streams of revenue or rethink their existing businesses, but rather to become more efficient and profitable in their existing backend business processes. Additionally, these transformation programs imply performing a technical upgrade of their large core IT systems. For instance, their Financial and Logistic IT system such as SAP Business Suite.

These big transformation projects follow the same old patterns and approach used in the Business Process Re-engineering performed during the nineties. Moreover, they are even more complex to execute since organizations have grown in size and complexity. At the same time they are doomed to fail in the initial expectations since they lack ambition.

A transformation is not a series of incremental changes. Rather, it is a fundamental reboot that enables a business to achieve a dramatic, sustainable improvement in performance and alter the trajectory of its future. The Transformations That Work—and Why By Hans-Paul Bürkner , Lars Fæste , Jim Hemerling , Yulia Lyusina , and Martin Reeves NOVEMBER 7, 2017

A Digital Transformation Strategy do not require to perform another long business and IT project. Similarly to consulting companies such Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG’s), we are convinced that simplifying IT and performing multiple smaller project is the best approach for accelerating Digital Transformation. At an article titled Simplifying IT to Accelerate Digital Transformation, published at bcgperspectives, BGC indicates that agile and shorter time to market for delivering IT Services are critical foundation for digital transformation

To fight back, traditional companies need to become much more agile, by shortening time to market and delivering IT services more quickly; flexible, by scaling IT volume up and down quickly, for example; and efficient, by reducing IT costs. Simplifying IT is an essential task for any IT organization that wants to stay competitive. It is also a critical foundation for digital transformation.

It focus on agility, speed as the main They explore strategies on how to develop Microservices Architectures using SAP Cloud Platform. To develop Hybrid Cloud Strategies

This series is structured in the following articles:

  1. Digital Decoupling using SAP Cloud Platform
  2. Microservices Architecture with SAP Cloud Platform
  3. Deploy a Microservice at SAP Cloud Platform CloudFoundry Environment
  4. Create your SAP Cloud Platform CloudFoundry Development Environment
  5. Create a Sample NodeJS Microservice at SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry Environment
  6. Update our Sample NodeJS Microservice at SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry Environment
  7. Create a Sample Go Language Microservice at SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry Environment
  8. Create a Sample Python Microservice at SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry Environment

Often, other articles fail to combine both architecture and implementation details.

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