SAP User Experience

Simplified Transactions, User-friendly Interfaces

Nowadays there are various opportunities to ease the use of SAP and to shape the usage to be more target-oriented. Besides the classic SAP GUI, transactions can also be output via

  • WebDynpro
  • Fiori and
  • Screen Personas.

To evaluate which technology is the best for your users ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who are your users (Power User, Occasional User, Manager etc.)?
  • How and when do they use SAP?
  • Which requirements do they have on the SAP system?
  • Which devices do they use to access the SAP system?

SAP Fiori - Working on every device with simplified transactions

Our daily life is full of consumer apps with which help us to communicate, shop or get informed quickly and easy. We increasingly place value on easy-to-use and attractive interfaces in business solutions too, which are accessible on any device whether in the office or en route. SAP Fiori enables your users to carry out many work procedures easily and if necessary on mobile devices - as we experience technology at home every day.

Fiori apps are especially applicable to execute worklists (e.g. approvals, converting purchase requisitions to orders, etc.), simple confirmations (time recording, production confirmations, etc.), as well as providing simple analysis.

With S/4HANA SAP transactions are gradually replaced by Fiori apps, because the Fiori framework is meanwhile able to depict complex content as well.

SAP solutions which are based on SAP NetWeaver contain the Fiori license without additional costs.

Advantages

Users
  • Call up business processes and information at any time, place and device
  • Carry out simple tasks on the go
  • Work off your tasks faster with an easy-to-use interface
IT Department
  • Increase the acceptance of staff for business solutions with an intuitive use
  • Exploit the investment in SAP software even better with always available and ease-to-use applications
  • The need for extensive trainings is decreased - investment costs remain low
  • The app collection can be expanded quickly because of the SAPUI5 base
  • SAP Fiori can be flexibly adapted to business processes and supplemented with any user roles
Company
  • Frequently used functions are available at any place, including approval processes and many self-service functions
  • Reduce travel and procurement costs through fast and timely approvals
  • Give employees more space for demanding tasks
  • Motivate each individual with flexible working processes

SAP Screen Personas - user-friendly SAPGUI transactions

With SAP Screen Personas you are able to create attractive and user-friendly interfaces and convince users that have not yet worked with SAP. This increases not only the employee satisfaction, it simultaneously increases the productivity of your processes, because you can decrease the number of clicks for specific processes by 30-50%.

IT managers and users are able to customize the interfaces without the support of developers to improve their working space.

Screen Personas is especially suited for the slimming down of interfaces (e.g. fading out unnecessary fields and title elements, highlighting specify fields and areas), but also for the transformation of transactions to app-like interfaces which reflect all CI-guidelines of your company.

SAP solutions which are based on SAP NetWeaver contain the Screen Personas license without additional costs.

WebDynpro / Floorplan Manager (FPM)

The new User Interface Development Toolkit

WebDynpro (ABAP) enables the creation of web applications with middle or high complexity and focuses on users who do not want to give up on certain, familiar SAPGUI features (e.g. comprehensive search help, ALV-tables, tabs).

SAP provides ready-to-use cockpits based on WebDynpro/FPM for e.g. various ERP-roles (e.g. sales staff). The advantage lies in the good mix of the ability to show complex interfaces paired with the benefits of a web application.

The Floorplan Manager (FPM) itself is a high configurable framework for user interfaces (UI framework), which serves as an easy and efficient application development and customizing.

Thereby you are able to easily and without modifications customize delivered WebDynpro ABAP user interfaces through UI configuration. Furthermore, you can combine application-specific views of one or more business applications in new Floorplan Manager applications. This means depending on the user role more or less information is shown.

SAP UI5

SAPUI5 facilitates easier-to-use user interfaces of SAP applications, fast and platform-independent.

This very powerful JavaScript framework was developed to enable a fast and platform-independent usability (OC, tablet, smartphone) of user interfaces of SAP applications. Moreover, the proven and classic SAP layout was expanded by some modern user interface components.

Data exchange and data consumption is carried out fast, trouble-free and platform-independent via OData services, e.g. provided by SAP Gateway. It is essential that SAPUI5 is suitable for any kind of application - web, mobile, hybrid apps, as well as desktop applications in various sizes.

Unlike SAP WebDynpro for ABAP applications, whose specific focus lies in big and high transactional applications, the benefit of SAPUI5 applications is the trouble-free and platform-independent exchange and preparation of data in form of lightweight applications of daily use.

SAP Fiori apps are based on SAPUI5.

SAPUI5 supports usability

  • No limits – any resolution on any device possible,
  • Adapt user interfaces to your company’s CI,
  • Low training efforts through intuitive navigation
  • Fun to use

Encourages innovation

  • Incomparable scalability in all sizes,
  • Platform-independent and powerful interface to the data from the SAP system
  • Individual extensibility of your application

Based on standards

  • Known standard SAP functionality are supported
  • Platform-independent because of open source standards from the web development
  • Use of modern technology: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

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Wolfgang Mayer
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