Now you can see what it is like to experience the S/4HANA interface (Fiori) through the eyes of your users, whether they are in finance, marketing, or project management. The best part is we will take care of setting it all up for you.
The SAP S/4HANA cloud edition trial is available free for a 2 week evaluation. It took me only a minute or so to sign up and the trial was ready for me to logon just a few minutes after that. Once there, the trial edition has 2 choices: you can take a guided tour, or explore on your own.
The project management part is exclusive to the S/4HANA cloud project services edition, designed for the professional services industry. In other words, it is not something offered on premise (unlike the financial parts with Simple Finance).
My favorite part of the trail system is the guided tour since this allows me to learn how the modern S/4HANA UX works with a variety of different user roles, even if I don’t have any experience with those roles.
Here I am investigating the fascinating life (I’m sure, right?) of a G/L accountant. The key concept in this demo is how the user can drill down from summary level all the way to detail without needing additional applications or spreadsheet exports:
Next I spent a few minutes in the life of a marketing segmentation expert, adjusting inputs and criteria on-the-fly to get to the result I need:
It is a good idea for IT professionals to experience user roles like this as it will hopefully give you the ability to describe the new UX in ways meaningful to your users.
If taking tours is not your thing, then you are free to explore the various roles on your own. Either way, you’ll get a good look at the new UX, one of the key benefits of S/4HANA.