If you haven’t grasped what I’m hinting at here, I’ll expand a little further …
So what do I mean by Fiorier?
We are all very familiar with the ABAP consultant and often use the term ABAPer
“yeah sure we can do that, I’ll just need about 2 days from an ABAPer”
“Give it to the ABAPer he can write an RFC to get the data out”
It’s something we in the SAP world are familiar with and have been so for many years now, and I’m sure for many years to come. To be clear, I’m not writing off the role or future of an ABAPer here, I’m simply saying there is a new role on the horizon that could potentially become as important as the ABAPer.
A Fiorier is someone who will be called upon to make changes / alterations / enhancements to the new UI standard from SAP, just like an ABAPer, but for a different technology.
Why am i predicting the Fiorier Role?
With SAP introducing SAP Fiori What is SAP Fiori UX? Launched by SAP over a year ago for the 25 most used transactions, and then followed up with over 250 more in the recent months, it would be clear to say that the future of SAP UI is being laid out in-front of us. This has been followed with the BIG announcement by Bill McDermott at Sapphire that Fiori was to become included in the user license meaning that every SAP customer will have the option to run the new sap ui on desktop, tablet and mobile with complete ease.
What you may not know about fiori is that it is based on Gateway SAP Gateway (also free) and SAP UI5, which is based on Open UI5 which is open source, this means that if the Track Purchase Order Fiori App doesn’t quite fit your requirements, you need …. no not an abaper but a FIORIER to edit the code and take an app that was 90% perfect out of the box to 100% perfect for your needs.
The comic strip below explains exactly what i mean…..
What would a Fiorier look like?
What would they be worth?
How long will it take to become main stream?
This again is difficult to say but i would make a guess that over the next year you will see major service implementers turn their attention to the role UI5 could potentially play over the next 5 – 10 years. Understanding how to deploy, configure and MOST IMPORTANTLY how to enhance and create. Remember Fiori is showcasing a potential platform for change just as much as an application offering from SAP, I’m sure we will see many fiori styled applications hitting the SAP STORE in the coming months.
Fiorier is probably not the right title but I do feel a new breed of SAP consultant is growing whilst we watch SAP evolve, what we end up calling them … we shall wait and see.
Hope you enjoyed the blog 😆