A new era for SAP has started, this is obvious. Two major keywords are shaping the whole ecosystem: Simplification and Cloud. I would like to leave “Cloud” for another blog posting.

Relatively freshmen are more lucky than experienced SAP consultants and developers, since SAP’s new strategy is very inline with their well known world. Consumerization is the main approach for new product development studies, this is clear, no doubt. However if we dig through Consumerization, we’ll find : transform of existing user interfaces into a consumer centric experience.

Consumerization

At this phase experience over existing SAP functionality appears in the stage: reorientation of product and service designs. To develop a new user experience for SAP, existing products, solutions and services should be understood well. Existing / traditional user experiences’ pain areas should be determined and documented in order to build a consumer friendly and simple user interface. Only mature SAP specialists can manage this, this means heritage should be kept and transformed.

Fiori

Fiori is the new brand for the Design Thinking in SAP, by Fiori, SAP will be available in anywhere, on anytime and on any device. It’s simple, designed-to-fit for the hectic life pace. Fiori enables you carry all detailed and complex business flows with you during your life journey. It’s like packing up your office and teammates, and travel with them anywhere you go.

To make the real impact of Design Thinking, we, the mature SAP consultants should not leave the stage ONLY to young developers, they need our expertise and guidance through this new simplification journey. It’s like racing in Tour de France, we need to act like domestics of the team, we’ll carry them, they will bring us the trophy.

At the end of the race we’ll celebrate together.

Cheers,

Sarhan.


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