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/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/bill_keynote_465610.pngDid you hear SAP CEO Bill McDermott’s keynote today? One of the major themes was how SAP is improving the user experience with innovative and non-disruptive solutions. To ensure that customers have access to these exciting new tools, apps, and designs, we are now including SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori with the underlying licenses. This is detailed in a press release that went out today.

I see this as a huge win for customers. They can now mix and match SAP’s UX solutions (including SAP Screen Personas, SAP Fiori, and SAP UI5) to personalize SAP for their specific user needs, without worrying about license costs. They can use a combination of off-the-shelf solutions (Fiori apps), fast personalization (Personas), and in-house development (SAP UI5 libraries) to optimize deployment time and cost. We are also introducing some new service packages to accelerate adoption of Personas and Fiori.

The hundreds of companies that have already started on the SAP Screen Personas journey have a great start on improving usability. Their input drives our ongoing product development. You can hear some of their stories at SAPPHIRE NOW. There are some amazing examples of how organizations are driving productivity through personalization. SAP Screen Personas customers speaking at SAPPHIRE NOW include Colgate, University of Warwick, Nestle, and Freescale.

We are working closely with our customers to incorporate their feedback into the next version of Personas. We will be discussing this process and providing specific examples at ASUG Education session 0705. In addition, we will show a lab preview of the upcoming version of SAP Screen Personas.

How customer feedback shaped the future of SAP Screen Personas

While customers embraced SAP Screen Personas as a way to simplify their screens, the early versions left room for improvement. An architectural shift to HTML5 provided the opportunity to reimagine SAP Screen Personas and incorporate some constructive feedback on usability and performance. This session will discuss the specific user feedback and how we integrated it into the next generation of the product. We will focus on customer case studies and show a lab preview of the upcoming release of SAP Screen Personas.

Wed June 4, 2014

08:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. 

S310E: S. Concourse, L3

At 4:30PM, in session PERS5495, product owner Sebastian Steinhauer and I will host a discussion about the SAP Screen Personas product roadmap and how to prepare your current Personas environment and flavors for a smooth migration. We plan to release the new version of Personas later in 2014.

We are looking forward to meeting with you at SAPPHIRE NOW and afterwards to discuss your usability challenges and how SAP Screen Personas can help you increase adoption of SAP, improve user productivity, and greatly increase user satisfaction regarding classic SAP GUI screens.

June 10, 2014 Update

Please read these summaries of the show:

SAP Screen Personas SAPPHIRE NOW highlights and more myths busted by Peter Spielvogel

SAP Screen Personas at SapphireNOW by Steve Rumsby

For the SAP Screen Personas product team, Peter Spielvogel.

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  1. Patrick Brandicourt

    Good news it may help to increase the adoption and then increase the customer value.

    But it is pitty that this approach was not taken right first time.

    I posted a comment on SDN around FIORI a year ago on this licensing model ….. highlighting it shiuld be for free.

    Maybe one day the SAP organidation in charge of the licensing strategy will learn from the past

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