The New & Improved SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition – Understand the Impacts this will have to your experience
Update: April 2016:
SAP Fiori, cloud edition is now Generally Available!
For the list of available apps please visit SAP Fiori, cloud edition – SAP Help Portal Page
Note 2 new apps have been added to the offering: Track Sales Orders and Check Price & Availability
Update to New UI5 version 1.34 with the innovation version being set to 1.34.7.
Update: January 2016:
New design for the Fiori Configuration Cockpit. For more information please see the following blogs
The extended demo edition offering has been extended from 30 days to 90 days. If you haven’t done so already sign up for your chance to experience SAP Fiori, Cloud Edition with 25 transactional apps running against an SAP backend system. You’ll have 90 days to customize, theme and experiment with administrative capabilities in the Fiori Configuration Cockpit.
In the coming week we will release a new version of the SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition. This new release allows us to provide you with updated and additional Fiori apps from additional LOBs, together with a new version of SAP UI5. Please note this upgrade will have the following impacts to you (including a few removed apps):
Some of you may have already familiarized yourself with the 19 additional apps by previously accessing them through the top banner of the SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition site. If you haven’t there’s still time before the update to do so.
Once the update is released you’ll be able to further enhance your SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition experience by extending, theming and managing 14 of the new Fiori apps in the extended demo edition! In addition, all of the Fiori apps in the demo edition and extended demo edition will be updated to a new version. Below is a list of the 19 newly added apps, the ones marked with the symbol in the bottom right corner are only available in the demo edition, the other 14 apps are available in both the demo and extended demo editions. Each tile is linked to the SAP App Reference Library where you can obtain more information and learn about related apps.
My Benefits, My Leave Requests, My Timesheet, and My Paystubs apps will be updated to version 2. With this update the apps will not be backward compatible, meaning you will need to re-do any extensions you made in the previous version. You have a weeks’ time to review your customization’s and prepare accordingly.
Check Price & Availability, Create Sales Orders, Change Shipping Address, Track Sales Orders, Customer Invoices, and Order from Requisitions will be removed from the extended demo offering but will remain available in the demo offering. These apps are not currently customizable in the extended demo offering so we hope this change brings little inconvenience to your SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition experience.
We will be updating to the latest SAPUI5 version which will affect all custom theming you may have previously done. Some of you may be aware that we released theme designer on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform in beta mode, as a result we anticipate this causing issues to custom themes when we update the UI5 version. Therefore, we want you to be prepared and know that you will need to take the following steps to use your custom theme in the SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition:
- From your SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition extended demo account go to customize theme -> launch UI theme designer
- By default the custom blue crystal theme will be displayed in preview mode. From the top right corner choose Theme -> Close
- On the themes page choose Import and re-import your theme into theme designer
- Save a draft of the theme by choosing Theme – Save draft and then export your theme by choosing Theme ->Export and save it to your desktop
- Close out of theme designer and return to your extended demo offering and import your theme again by using the import theme option
For more information on what has changed in the latest SAPUI5 release please reference what’s New is OpenUI5 (Version 1.28).
We regret any inconvenience that is caused to you by these updates. We hope the benefit of the new apps and added functionality will outweigh any discomfort caused to the work you previously did. Please continue to enjoy your SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition experience and we look forward to offering you more in the future and hopefully hearing about your experiences in SCN!