- Reduce the functionality: Less is more (fast, that is). Standard SAP mobile applications like MAM are great. They offer maximum functionality. Every customer will find the required business case. But when considering a small mobile device, packing it with the application as it is, complete with even irrelevant functions, serves no purpose. Remove all functionality that is unnecessary (easily achieved with the mCAF enhancement concept).
- Reduce the amount of clicks: Every company works differently and has different workflows. Therefore, the UI screenflow should support the natural way the user works.
- The “right” content: This is maybe the most difficult topic. On the one hand you want to have as much information, on one screen, as possible to avoid unnecessary screen changes (which demands its own share of clicks and time). But on the other hand, huge amounts of data require scrolling and the screens need longer to load. There is no general solution for this problem. This has to be decided case by case. If your user is not satisfied with the application then try to split a screen in two or combine two screens into one.
I haven’t discussed the technical details of the UI design in this post. This is a complete topic in itself. I just wanted you to understand that mobile applications will only be successful if they are easy to use. And the key to this usability is an optimally designed user interface. But enough for today, let’s get the Business in Motion!.