In the dynamic realm of modern software development, agility and efficiency are paramount, and SAP CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) stands as a pivotal methodology driving innovation.
From automated testing and seamless integration to rapid deployment strategies, SAP CI/CD fundamentally reshapes how organizations build, test, and deliver high-quality software, ensuring both the speed and reliability of their critical SAP-based applications.
This article takes a closer look at the key features of SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery (SAP CI/CD), how it revolutionizes pipeline development and delivery cycles, and where our team of senior-level SAP consultants can fit in your organization.
What is Continuous Integration?
Continuous integration (CI) involves a software development process in which members from multiple teams can integrate their individual contributions into a single main line of operations.
Before each integration is initiated and approved, changes are verified through complete builds and automated testing processes, ensuring errors are proactively detected, and integration issues are resolved before deployment.
What is Continuous Delivery?
Continuous delivery (CD) extends past the traditional capabilities of continuous integration and accelerates the efficiency of critical delivery cycles.
With a continuous delivery framework, any change that has successfully passed preliminary tests can immediately be deployed into the production environment from a qualitative and technical perspective.
Understanding SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery
SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) is a service that runs on the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and enables business users to configure and run predefined integration and delivery pipelines and resolve integration problems before they become bigger issues.
CI/CD functionality connects directly with the Git SCM repository, making it easier to build, test, and deploy code changes and detect errors. SAP Continuous Integration and Delivery lets users monitor build statuses and prevent implementation issues before deploying changes to the production environment.
The CI/CD platform also offers a ready-to-use platform for the SAP Cloud Application Programming (CAP) model, enabling use on multi-target applications (MTA) and Node.js projects. With SAP CI/CD, users don’t require their own Jenkins instance to configure CI CD pipelines and enable continuous integration and delivery service across the entire SAP landscape.
Common SAP CI/CD Use Cases
By leveraging Continuous Integration and Delivery in SAP, business users can configure and run predefined pipelines that automatically build, configure, test, and deploy code changes to accelerate development and delivery cycles.
Here are a few examples of how the SAP CI module enables users to configure and run predefined continuous integration and delivery pipelines to develop new applications:
- SAP Cloud Application Programming Model: Configure a CI/CD pipeline to develop applications that follow the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model in the Cloud Foundry environment.
- SAP Fiori in Neo Environment: Configure a CI/CD pipeline to develop SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori applications in the Neo environment.
- SAP Fiori in Cloud Foundry Environment: Configure a CI/CD pipeline to develop SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori applications in the Cloud Foundry environment.
- SAP Fiori for ABAP: Configure a CI/CD pipeline to develop SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori applications for the ABAP platform.
- Container-Based Applications: Configure a CI/CD pipeline to develop container-based applications in an existing SAP user interface.
- SAP Integration Suite Artifacts: Configure a CI/CD pipeline to develop SAP Cloud Integration artifacts in the SAP Cloud Foundry environment.
How Can We Help?
Whether you need help implementing Continuous Integration and Delivery for the first time, additional support navigating complex container-based applications projects across business units, or just an extra hand getting started on your journey with SAP, Surety Systems is here to help.
Our senior-level, US-based SAP consultant team has the knowledge, skills, and experience to handle your most critical project needs and help you achieve continued success in the long run.
From outlining pre-implementation plans to navigating complex integrations between modules, leading the implementation charge, or offering long-term support for your SAP applications, we’ve got you covered.
Getting Started with Us
Interested in learning how to run predefined continuous integration scenarios in your existing SAP system or deploying code changes to speed up internal development cycles? Ready to get started on a project with our team of expert SAP consultants?
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