SAP Business Client* and SAP S/4HANA**
(Updated September 2016)
We are receiving more and more questions about SAP Business Client and SAP S/4HANA.
“We are considering transitioning from Business Suite to Business Suite on HANA. However, we are heavily invested in NWBC and are happy with our solution. If we move to SAP S/4HANA, would our investment be wasted?”
Fiori is the preferred UI technology for SAP S/4HANA. SAP Business Client is fully integrated into SAP S/4HANA on-premise. And SAP S/4HANA still contains a footprint of Web Dynpro ABAP and SAP GUI Screens, which means that navigation will be familiar to Business Suite users. So SAP Business Client is building a bridge between the familiar SAP GUI world and SAP‘s strategic Fiori UX
With SAP Business Client 6.0, you simply open a new connection type for the Fiori Launchpad (Picture1) and display the Launchpad as your start page. Then, open your SAP GUI transaction from a Fiori tile (Picture2). With SAP Business Client 6.0, you still have all your Business Suite functionality, with significantly enhanced ease of use.
Picture1: SAP Fiori Connection Type in SAP Business Client (Integration of SAP Fiori launchpad, Blue Crystal theme*)
Picture2: SAP Fiori launchpad (Blue Crystal theme) with SAP GUI native experience
And SAP Business Client 6.0 is the only SAP UI client that provides one single point of entry to all of th following:
- SAP GUI for Windows native transactions (also Portal**)
- Side panels (only SAP Business Client, only for transactions)
- FPM applications (also Portal)
- Fiori apps (also Portal)
- Fiori Launchpad (also Portal)
*Blue Crystal theme: See the roadmap (cross topics =>SAP Fiori) for the new visual design (Belize).
**integrate SAP applications in SAP Enterprise Portal as an iView (Creating SAP Application iViews)
Slide Deck: SAP Business Client Overview