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Author's profile photo Rainer Zinow

Sneak Preview of SAP Business ByDesign HTML5 UI

Dear colleagues,

please find enclosed a short video about the current look&feel of the new HTML5 UI, which will shall be (this is our intention, not a commitment) available for beta customers in 16.02 (Feburary 2016). It is a plain HTML5 UI, no Silverlight plug in required any more. We hope that you like what you see 🙂

As you can see in the video, we start with the desktop UI and use Chrome as target platform. We start with the desktop browsers Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and IE11. The underlying technology is SAP’s UI5 library and we adopt a FIORI style.

Everything you built with the UI Designer via Cloud Application Studio will run unchanged.

In a next Blog, we will talk about the complementary strategy for mobile devices like tablets and smart phones.

Best regards


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      Author's profile photo Rainer Zinow
      Rainer Zinow
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for your kind comment. Merry Christmas to you too. Rainer

      Author's profile photo Andreas Eissmann
      Andreas Eissmann

      Thank you Rainer 🙂 Looks really great...can`t wait for...

      Wish you Merry Christmas an a good start in 2016!

      Best Regards


      Author's profile photo Daniel Berwanger
      Daniel Berwanger

      what a pretty gift for christmas! thank you and merry christmas 😀

      best regards


      Author's profile photo Hanumath Kanamarlapudi
      Hanumath Kanamarlapudi

      Hi Rainer,

      Looks fantastic!!!! 🙂

      Thanks for the change in both look&feel and Performance...

      I wish to have some clarifications if possible (maybe too early but really need this info)

      > As told everything built with UI designer will not change - what does this mean? so if we built custom UI's in old versions (prior to 1502) those will not get adopted into HTML5 UI feel. Will they remain same as it is and will they be still using the silverlight ?

      Can you please be specific on this custom UI's built on the partner bo's and Add-On's developed. How will they get adopted and what are the steps to be taken from Partners to run these with no hiccups after the adoptions completed.

      > Newly built UI's (later to 1602 release) - Do we use the same UI designer available with the cloud application studio? Still the designing part remains same or not and still are we going to use the same ruby scripts if needed.?

      I know a lot of explanation I requested but this will really help us running and wasting time in case if anythings to do from partners end before these changes come and sit on the client systems.

      Hope a soon reply for these with detailed clarifications 🙂

      Wish you a very Happy 2016... 😀


      Hanu K

      Author's profile photo Rainer Zinow
      Rainer Zinow
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Hanu,

      thanks for your feedback and questions.

      As mentioned in the architecutre blog post on ByDesign the UI is built up by patterns (the so called floorplans, e.g. list) and they consist of controls (e.g. buttons). SAP provides HTML5 code for all these components.

      Once you use the UI Designer (part of cloud applicaiton studio), you 'only' compose your UI from these patterns and controls. Those UIs will work without any changes on your side.

      Therefore, every add-on you built using Cloud Application Studio either before 16.02 or after 16.02 shall work out of the box (otherwise we will consider it as a bug and try to fix it).

      Only exception: We offer a technique called custom UI builing blocks. Here, you could use Silverlight or any other technology to build own UI elements. Should you have such an own control, e.g. for visualizing real-time data, you would need to take care of them.

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Hendrik Neumann
      Hendrik Neumann

      Hi Rainer,

      That looks really promising! I look forward to the new UI!

      Best Regards

      Hendrik Neumann

      Author's profile photo Jerome Burgaud
      Jerome Burgaud

      Hello Rainer;

      Happy New Year !

      This post is undoubtedly a very positive signal for the beginning of 2016.

      Thanks a lot for that

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Charles PAULET
      Charles PAULET

      Hello Rainer,

      Thank a lot for this presentation. I hope I will be able to test soon this new UI on solution made via UI Designer

      Happy new year 2016.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Rainer,

      Happy New Year !

      Thanks for bringing again the "wow factor" in Bydesign. The theme looks pleasant. Can't wait to have hands on experience. I will be happy if we have added features on personalizing screens and UI with this new development.

      Thanks for the video. This also reminds me to write you in a separate mail a list of country localizations we doing currently.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      This is a great development.  Will it work with SSO during this beta?