There is a lot of buzz currently in the SAP world about the explosion in the availability of SAP Fiori Apps. With the announcement of S/4 HANA, and the pure Fiori user experience, there is going to be a major shift in the perception of SAP in the global business community. The challenge is, how do we get started?
Let’s check on the current state of Fiori available for consumption today. If we go to the App Catalog: we can see there are now 403 Fiori Apps listed.
One common misunderstanding though, is that 112 of these are Fact Sheets and 151 areAnalytical Apps. The Fact Sheets will only work if you run ECC directly on HANA, and the Analytical Apps require you to at least have HANA. With that said, there are still 140 Transactional Apps that anyone with ECC (on a new version) can use.
Talking with a broad array of SAP customers, there is very little chatter about Fact Sheets, which when combined with Fiori search, is clearly the most exciting enhancement in all of these scenarios. Let me explain:
Traditionally in SAP if you want to view a material, you may launch SAP Portal, then launch SAPGUI, type in t-code MM03, search for a material: “CH-3200″, then select the views you would like and tab through those until you find the data you need.
With Fiori search, you can simply type in CH-3200 (or the description) and just like Google, this is what you get:
Then you can click on the Material to get the Fact Sheet with a summary of information, views, and also some KPI’s (in this case unrestricted stock):
You could also easily pull up a goods receipt for this material:
And easily navigate to the related purchase orders:
You could then navigate to any related task for this purchase order:
If there are not yet Fiori apps for these, you can navigate to WEBGUI (change purchase order):
Or right to the Fiori app for approve purchase order:
Overall, this Fiori search and fact sheet approach represents an enormous user experience enhancement, with a clear migration plan. Think how much your users will love not needing to know T-codes, and navigating 10 steps to get a basic information, but simply being able to search for anything and jump right to it?
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