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From No-Code to Pro-Code: Discover the Diversity of SAP Extension Suite

In today’s fast-paced business world, it’s more important than ever to be flexible, fast, and innovative. This is especially true when it comes to implementing and extending business applications. That’s where the SAP Extension Suite comes in, a powerful tool to take your business into the future. As part of our InnovateSAP initiative, we would like to give you clarity on how you can revolutionize your business processes with the SAP Extension Suite.

Flexible cloud solutions for every need

The SAP Extension Suite offers a wide range of services and runtime environments that are specifically designed to implement cloud solutions with different approaches. Whether you opt for the Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP) or prefer no-code/low-code applications with SAP Build, the Extension Suite has something for everyone. This flexibility allows you to extend existing SAP S4/HANA applications side-by-side or to develop and deploy completely new applications and services in the cloud.

There are 2 general ways to extend S4/HANA and S4/HANA Cloud Apps:

  • In-App Extension
  • Side-by-side expansion

S4 HANA Extensions

The in-app extension takes place purely on S4/HANA and is subject to some restrictions.

  • Only designated apps, fields, and data sources can be extended.
  • Only OData services of custom business objects are supported. OData services of custom CDS views cannot be used.
  • API services in SAP Business Accelerator Hub are not supported. They are only released for external use.
  • API services in the SAP Business Accelerator Hub and OData services of custom CDS views can be consumed by side-by-side extensions in SAP BTP.

Key User App Extension

A side-by-side app is a separate app that accesses services of the “template app” or its replicated data in another database. It can be changed regardless of release cycles.

Unlimited possibilities with cloud services

With the SAP Extension Suite, you not only get access to a variety of environments and programming languages, but also the freedom to adjust the scalability of your deployment as needed. You can break free from the constraints of traditional software development and take full advantage of modern development environments in the cloud. There is no need for local installations, which allows you to use your resources more effectively and react faster to market changes.

Automated provisioning and scaling

Another benefit of the SAP Extension Suite is the ability to automate the deployment of cloud applications. This means that not only do your applications go live faster, but they can also be automatically scaled as demand changes. This kind of flexibility and efficiency is critical to staying competitive in today’s business world.

Become part of InnovateSAP

With our InnovateSAP initiative, we not only want to inform you about the latest technologies, but also support you in using them effectively in your company. Whether you want to optimize existing processes or develop completely new solutions, the SAP Extension Suite offers you the tools you need to be successful.


Digital transformation doesn’t wait, and with the SAP Extension Suite, you have everything you need to take your business processes to the next level. Flexibility, efficiency and innovation are just some of the benefits that await you. Let’s shape the future together and lead your company into the era of digital excellence with the InnovateSAP Initiative and the SAP Extension Suite. Are you ready to take the next step? Contact us today to learn more and become part of this revolutionary journey. We are your navigator through the SAP landscape.