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Now That SAP Fiori and Screen Personas Are Free, Here’s How to Get Started Quickly

Fiori3.pngIn case you missed SAP CEO Bill McDermott’s keynote yesterday at Sapphire Now, I’ve embedded below the one-minute recap that highlights the exciting news that SAP Fiori and SAP Screen Personas are now included (i.e., free!) for SAP customers. In a nutshell, these two user experience (UX) products from SAP basically make it possible for SAP’s world-class enterprise software to be delivered as a consumer user experience.

So what’s the quickest way to take advantage of this new consumer user experience? Much in the same way that Fiori (download here) and Screen Personas (download here) are now “included” for SAP customers, so are the user experience rapid-deployment solutions (RDS). These solutions are the quickest way to take advantage of Fiori and Screen Personas and have a broad appeal as a set of solutions applicable for nearly all SAP customers.

Each is designed to have a predictable price, predictable scope, predictable implementation time, and predictable outcome and can be delivered either by SAP Services or SAP Partners. And, of course, the predictable price can be free if you are an SAP customer and choose to download the solutions directly and walk through the step-by-step guides yourself. See below for a quick overview of each of the four UX RDS packages including links for more details and direct downloads.

  • SAP Fiori Apps rapid-deployment solution: Quickly deploy and configure any combination of up to 44 Fiori apps! Now with a new scoping fit option to help you easily find the best Fiori apps to implement for your landscape.
    (Service Marketplace Page | Direct Download)
  • SAP Fiori Infrastructure rapid-deployment solution: Interested in leveraging the full innovative power of Fiori? Quickly deploy and configure your landscape to take advantage of hundreds of analytical, factsheet, and smart business Fiori apps optimized to run on SAP HANA.
    (Service Marketplace Page | Direct Download)
  • SAPUI5 Design rapid-deployment solution: Fiori apps deployed but still want more Fiori? Learn how to create your own Fiori-designed apps predictably with a “Design Thinking” workshop, Fiori design best practices, and a proof-of-concept Fiori design service including several sample apps.
    (Service Marketplace Page | Direct Download)
  • SAP Screen Personas rapid-deployment solution: Focused on quickly improving key desktop-based user experiences? Streamline implementation and configuration of SAP Screen Personas, the fastest way to take SAPGUI screens and transform them into delightful user experiences.
    (Service Marketplace Page | Direct Download)

And for anyone attending Sapphire, stop by and say hi! We are at at the technology campus launch pad (ID TE313). Otherwise, as always, feel free to comment or ask questions via the comment section below.

Here’s to a new era of great user experiences at SAP!

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Indeed the beginning of a new era of an intuitive user experience.  To gain a deeper understanding of Fiori and Persona configuration and implementation, customers and partners can also choose to register for additional training as follows:

      1. Fiori course title, SAPX03 - https://training.sap.com/shop/course/sapx03-sap-fiori-implementation-and-configuration-classroom-095-us-en/

      2. Personas course title, SAPUX - https://training.sap.com/shop/course/sapux-sap-screen-personas-20-development-classroom-099-us-en/

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      Former Member

      A welcome move by SAP by making Fiori, Free-ori 😛
      I would like ot know what this decision will mean to existing customers.. do they still have to pay any licensing fees apps?

      Author's profile photo Bob Caswell
      Bob Caswell
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Shivam,

      Glad to hear you like this news! As for existing customers, they will receive a credit for licensing fees previously paid and then they, like new adopters of Fiori or Screen Personas, will not need to pay any licensing fees moving forward.

      Hope this helps!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Bob

      This is a great news.

      Many thanks

      Shivam

      Author's profile photo Mauricio Cruz
      Mauricio Cruz

      Hi Bob! I have a small question: Fiori apps need oData services to grab data from ECC, therefore, customers will be charged for a Gateway license, despite Fiori being free?

      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Bob Caswell
      Bob Caswell
      Blog Post Author

      Yes, Fiori does use oData services and does require NetWeaver Gateway. So Gateway is a prerequisite, but Gateway itself is already included in various licensing options from SAP. Meaning, many SAP customers will already have it independent of Fiori while other SAP customers will need to acquire a Gateway license in order to deploy Fiori.

      Hope this helps!

      Author's profile photo Mauricio Cruz
      Mauricio Cruz

      Thanks Bob! I bet many clients doesn't know they already have Gateway bundled in one of their licenses. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Naga Prakash
      Naga Prakash

      Hi Bob,

      Can SAP partners will get Fiori for free of charge, so that we can develop some POCs on it.

      Thanks,

      Naga

      Author's profile photo Bob Caswell
      Bob Caswell
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Naga,

      The announcement that Fiori is now included is valid for partners as well.

      Regards,

      Bob

      Author's profile photo Arun Santhanam
      Arun Santhanam

      Will there be any maintenance fee for this? If so then how does that gets computed.

      Thanks

      -Arun

      Author's profile photo Bob Caswell
      Bob Caswell
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Arun,

      I don't believe there are additional fees. But you'd need to talk to your account executive for how the maintenace fee structure works for your specific case. In general, the idea is for existing SAP customers to have access to Fiori without additional fees.

      Best,

      Bob

      Author's profile photo Arun Santhanam
      Arun Santhanam

      Thanks for response Bob.

      -Arun

      Author's profile photo Arvind Elayappan
      Arvind Elayappan

      This is a great opportunity, any idea if there are any interactive tutorials available;

      Author's profile photo Bob Caswell
      Bob Caswell
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Arvind,

      You can learn more about the product itself at experince.sap.com and there is also a 30-day free trial of a full blown ERP system with Fiori. Learn more here: Interested in SAP Fiori but not yet ready to deploy? Play with it in the Cloud for free.

      Hope this helps,

      Bob

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      Former Member

      Hey Bob,

      Excellent post. Quick follow-up question.

      Above you mention the SAP Fiori Apps RDS solution applies to 44 apps. Do you know if this will be extended to the catalog of Fiori apps listed in the link here: SAP Fiori for SAP Business Suite - SAP Library?

      Thanks in advance!

      Sincerely,

      Joseph

      Author's profile photo Bob Caswell
      Bob Caswell
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Joseph,

      Great question. Yes, the SAP Fiori Apps RDS does allow for more options beyond the 44 apps mentioned. If you follow the link given above in the post for the Service Marketplace landing page for the SAP Fiori Apps RDS, then look in the left-hand column for the link "Package Extension." Click on that to learn more details.

      Hope this helps,

      Bob

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi All,

         

      As a developer if I want to explore the features of SAP PERSONAS, how should I install it. Should I need to inform our BASIS team to install the software in the server or can I install it in my Personal System.

      Thanks,

      Kishore

      Author's profile photo Naga Prakash
      Naga Prakash

      Hi Kishore,

      SAP PERSONAS is an Add-on to the system.You can get the Add-on from service market place and you need to inform BASIS to install it. For more details

      http://scn.sap.com/community/gui/blog/2013/11/11/sap-screen-personas--how-to-validate-your-installation

      http://scn.sap.com/community/gui/blog/2013/08/28/sap-screen-personas--how-to-configure-the-system-troubleshooting-faq

      Thanks,

      Naga