Hello all,

I would like to share my knowledge, which I gained from SIT (SAP Inside Track), 2014. Before getting started with a particular topic, I would like to share my experience on SIT, which was conducted in Hyderabad. It was a great pleasure for me to be a part of SIT. There were many valuable sessions throughout the day for 3 tracks (Technical, Functional and Analytical). As basically I am from technical side, the topics which they chosen are really excellent and presented in a very good manner.

All the sessions conducted consists of entirely new topics, which made me to think out of ABAP. One of the best topics which I got impressed due to the technology and wonderful presentation from Tanmay Hoshing, is ‘SAP – FIORI’ (FIORI meaning Flowers) and luckily that is the first topic of SIT.

Let me share you some of the points in ‘SAP – FIORI’ which I learnt from the sessions, along with the points I collected apart from sessions, which I hope will be useful for you all to get the overview of this topic.

INTRODUCTION:

  • SAP-FIORI is basically a web based tool, which is a collection of 190+ apps.
  • It represents the new SAP user experience paradigm.
  • It offers various business roles a simple, easy-to-use experience for SAP software functions, and works seamlessly on desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
  • It provides enhanced user productivity and personalization for customers using SAP Business Suite on any database and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.
  • The apps provided by SAP FIORI offer users the ability to conduct transactions, get insight and take action, and view fact sheets and contextual information.

PROPERTIES:

  • Role based:
    • FIORI apps decompose complex applications into a task-based experience with one central entry point for each user.
    • Based on Roles, the applications will be accessible for each user which makes the applications more secured.
  • Responsive:
    • FIORI apps adapt to all sizes, devices, versions, and channels to provide a common user experience across all channels.
    • Below are the screenshots which shows, how FIORI is responsive based on size of the devices.

FIORI on Desktop:

Desktop_FIORI.png

FIORI on Tablet:                                                                                 FIORI on Mobile:

Tab_FIORI.jpg                 Mob_FIORI.png
       

  • Simple:
    • FIORI apps follow the 1-1-3 experience (1 user, 1 scenario, 3 screens).
    • They know and provide the right context and meaningful data integration.
    • This property makes user to handle FIORI in a simple way with a simple and flexible UI.
    • Below are the screenshots which shows how FIORI is simple to use.

         Travel Request App:

     Travel_FIORI.png

  • Coherent:
    • User experience with apps that speak the same design language. This implies
      coherence for common activities as well as coherence for your brand.   
  • Instant value:
    • With a low barrier to adoption, enabling customers to adapt and users topersonalize.

SAP FIORI ARCHITECTURE:

  • Architecture of SAP FIORI consists of following blocks.
    • Web Client (Smartphone / Desktop / Tablet)
    • SAP ABAP Netweaver
    • SAP Business Suite
    • SAP HANA
  • SAP FIORI apps are HTML5 apps which call OData services to ERP backend.
  • Below is the screenshot of the FIORI architecture which shows how the blocks are interconnected with each other along with the sub-components of each block.

   ARCH_FIORI.png

CONCLUSION:

  • SAP FIORI increases productivity by empowering managers and employees to get the job done anytime, anywhere.
  • Easy implementation, seamless rollout to different devices, and ease of use improves time to value, lowers risk and reduces total cost of ownership.
  • There are many advantages of SAP FIORI which makes FIORI more reachable to users.
  • As it is web based application and it has attractive UIs, FIORI consumes some time to load UIs and then to transfer data to server.
  • Hence to overcome this disadvantage, SAP has planned to create a platform in which all the UIs are inbuilt which takes very less time to load and at the end only transferring of data takes place.

Thanks & Regards,

Imran Khan.

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    1. Imran Khan Post author

      Hi Mahesh,

      First of all I would like to thank you for arranging such a great event in Hyderabad… Thank you 🙂

      And Thank you for your comments. 🙂 Awaiting for many such events..

      Regards,

      Imran.

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  1. Suseelan Hari

    Hi Imran,

    In SCN garden in which SAP FIORI blossom everywhere. Thanks for sharing your experience about SAP Inside Track which is very useful for others to understand about the event.

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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      1. Suseelan Hari

        You are welcome. I liked the blog very much and I believe it is valuable blog which help each and every one. Keep posting different and interesting blogs in future. I wish you great success and career in your life & SCN.

        All the best!

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        1. Imran Khan Post author

          Hi Suseelan,

          Thank you very much for your appreciation and encouragement. 🙂 Will surely try to post many useful blogs in future.. 🙂

          Regards,

          Imran.

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    1. Imran Khan Post author

      Hi Jitendra,

      Thanks for your comments.. 🙂 This blog was mainly intended to convey the basics of SAP FIORI..

      Regards,

      Imran.

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