During every SAP implementation questions will arise on the usability of the standard SAP user interface. Although flexibility and usability of the standard SAP UI has changed a lot over time, the growing numbers of business users accessing the system will ask for even more user friendly UI. Beside this there is a growing demand for integration of SAP business functionality in alternative user interfaces like MS SharePoint, Flex, PHP etc.
Customers are often looking at these alternative platforms since their end users are more familiar to alternative user interfaces. My experience is that most customer do not have a decent process in place that validates the impact of changing the standard UI or developing an alternative UI. For this reason I developed a decision tree to support customers. I often use it in one on one conversations with customers and already had some very positive feedback. It makes it easier to have a more fundamental discussion on the impact of UI development.
A pdf version can be downloaded here.http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BycHpb7okVQvMTQyYWJiZWUtZTQ1YS00ZDg5LTgxZmMtZmE2ZGIzOGQ5Y2E0&hl=en
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