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I am sharing my recent experience with SAP Fiori. There are 200+ apps that have been delivered on SAP. SAP Fiori enable you to use your tablet, iphone or any Android phone to access SAP applications.

Purpose

Approve Purchase Orders, you can view pending purchase orders and approve them. If necessary, you can forward approvals to a different employee for further processing.


Key Features

  • You can search for specific purchase orders.
  • You can display details for each purchase order, for example, the line items with detailed information, such as account assignment and conditions.
  • You can approve or reject purchase orders, and you can forward them to a colleague.


Prerequisites

  1. Configuration of release strategy is done with Workflow
  2. Fiori Add-On Components are installed on your system
  3. You also need SAP Gateway to use add-on component as O data service


Configuration Requirement


SAP Fiori Inbox on SAP workflow tasks assigned to user in his SAP inbox. You can also check pending requests available in SWBP transaction.


SPRO–>Materials Management–>Purchasing–>Purchase Order–>Approve Purchase Order App


I used Standard Workflow Task-TS20000166


In this Customizing activity, you can specify the workflow tasks that are used for approving purchase orders in SAP ERP.  You must do this to enable the approval workflow in the Approve Purchase Orders app.


Note

  • If you are using the user interface software component UIAPP002 from the add-on FIORI PURCHASEORDAPPR 1.0,  this Customizing activity is not relevant.
  • If you have previously used the user interface software component UIAPP002, you have performed Customizing steps in the Gateway system under SAP NetWeaver -> Gateway Service Enablement -> Content -> Task Gateway Service -> Scenario Definition.  This Customizing is no longer relevant if you are now using the user interface software component UIX01EAP. However, you do not need to delete this Customizing.


Requirements

You are using the user interface software component UIX01EAP from the add-on FIORI ERP APPLICATIONS  X1.

Activities

To find the workflow tasks you need to enter in this Customizing activity, proceed as follows:

    1. Start transaction SWETYPV.
    2. Find a line to which the following applies:
  • The ObjectType is BUS2012 (purchase order).
  • The Event is RELEASESTEPCREATED.
  • The checkbox Type linkage active is selected.

3. Copy the entry for Receiver Type in the same line to your clipboard.

4. Start the Workflow Builder (transaction SWDD).

5. Enter the content of the clipboard into the Workflow field and press ENTER. In the Navigation Area, you see a list of steps.

Approval Steps

1. Log on the website link using any browser or configure your Fiori App on your Android system

2. Enter Username and password

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3. Scroll down to “Buyer” Section and Click “Approve Purchase Orders” logo

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4. Select the Purchase Order number on Left side to look into details

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You can also see the items details such as Price, Discount and any other information.

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Now user have option to click on “Approve” Button or “Reject” Button or “Forward” button.



Approver can also maintains his comments while approving the purchase order and these comments get maintained in the purchase order header level text



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Back-Text PO approval notes is maintained.

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  1. S. Rao K

    Hello Jagdeep,


    Thanks for sharing the information. I know that SAP Fiori is also cloud based sap system and we are using it for booking hours currently. Fiori will be used for P2P Business process for both stock and non stock items procurement (IM Purchases including services) Or only for IM Purchases. So it is similar to Ariba? Can you let me know the main difference between Ariba and Fiori. Can you share any information on this piece.


    Thanks,

    Srinivas

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    1. Jagdeep Singh Choudhary Post author

      SAP Fiori is not separate component as SAP Ariba, SAP Fiori use existing procurement infrastructure. You can use if for Materials as well as services as it fetch the data from SAP R/3 only. SAP Gateway enable R/3 to share the data using O-data services. You have to have SAP Gateway. SAP FIori you can have it as Cloud solution or In-house solution depending hardware or hardware infra requirement.

      SAP Fiori is pre-fabricated Apps installed on you R/3 and SAP Gateway. I hope this answer your questions.

      Also SAP Fiori APPs and Gateway can be add on existing SAP R/3.

      Ariba have its own database for P2P processes where SAP Fiori is just set of programs and it does not have any database.

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  2. Tayo Adegbola

    Hi,

    Thanks for the documents and knowledge shared.

    However i have an issue which i will like to share.

    I have implemented the po app for approval and in fiori am getting the purchase oder displayed in my group for approve.

    However when i approve the po in fiori i expect it to go to the next agent for approval defined in my release strategy but it doesnt,it just shows empty but i discovered that just before the approval if i login as the second agent in fiori  i see the order which is strange.

    In the business workplace of the second agent i see for workflow item but when i log into fiori i dont see it.

    Kindly advice me on what to do

     

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