For many customers, the consumption of the SAP Enterprise Portal on mobile devices is a major enhancement for their existing SAP Enterprise Portal implementation and, in some cases, a key component in the corporate mobile strategy.
Since the release of SAP Fiori and the introduction of the Fiori launchpad with a clear strategic direction to (1) apply the Fiori launchpad on multiple platform (ABAP, SAP Enterprise Portal and Cloud) (2) align the User Experience of the different clients (Portal, NWBC) with the Fiori User Experience – the new Fiori framework page is the recommended framework page for consuming the SAP Portal on mobile devices in a launcher/launchpad scenario.
Additional enhancements and new functionalities will be delivered as part of the new Fiori framework page.
While designing and developing the new Fiori framework page (a.k.a FLP@EP) we put special attention to minimizing the transition effort between the previous mobile framework pages and the new Fiori framework page (by using the same configurations and settings), while providing more capabilities with the new one, such as:
- Rich end user experience for desktop and mobile consumption
- Responsive design running on both desktop and mobile devices with an aligned User Experience across devices, following the SAP Fiori design
- Extended PAM support
- Theme customization with the UI theme designer
- Developed on top of SAPUI5 libraries
Customer running the existing mobile framework pages (i.e. Personalized Launcher and smartphone/tablet framework pages) are advised to evaluate and plan to implement the new Fiori framework page for mobile (and optionally desktop) consumption.
Customer who are now starting a project to consume the SAP Portal on mobile devices are advised to use the new Fiori framework page.
Finally, the renewal of the portal with the Fiori design is not complete without the integration of the Fiori applications in the portal, and this is also already available for a subset of the Fiori apps. For the veteran portal experts, you can think about the Fiori apps as the new multichannel business content for the portal, across devices.