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Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel

Comparing SAP Fiori and SAP Screen Personas 2016

SAP provides two paths to a delightful user experience

SAP Fiori apps and SAP Screen Personas are two ways to achieve the SAP Fiori user experience.

  • The Fiori UX strategy aims to transform the transactional operational model to a role-oriented one.
  • SAP Screen Personas simplifies scenarios not yet covered by Fiori applications or for your custom transactions.


Two complementary approaches to improve productivity and delight your users:


SAP Fiori

SAP Screen Personas

Role-based user experience

The new look and feel for SAP software

Simplify interaction with SAP ERP

For SAP GUI screens or WebDynpro ABAP applications

Example screen (Material Inventory)


Example screen (Change Production Order)


SAP provides 100s of Fiori apps

For the most common business roles

Personalize custom transactions

Or streamline your business processes

Intuitive screens make people more productive

SAP designed Fiori apps around the way people work

Intuitive screens make people more productive

Personalize screens around your users’ jobs

Build anything with UI5 controls and Web IDE

Developers can create applications that connect to your SAP data sources

Start with existing business logic

Business analysts can remove extraneous fields, merge screens, and automate actions to simplify transaction flows

Experience Fiori UX today

Fiori is the new look and feel of SAP software

Experience Fiori UX today

Follow the Fiori design guidelines and use Fiori-Inspired examples

Included with S/4HANA

The future and present SAP user experience

S/4HANA approved add-on

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Perfect to give your custom transactions a Fiori look and feel


For the User Experience and Design Team, Peter Spielvogel.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Peter, probably a minor point. I think you might want to choose a different Fiori screenshot example. Although technically it may be classed as Fiori app by SAP, the example for Material Inventory fails a number of Fiori principles (responsive, delightful, task based, etc). There are better examples out there 🙂

      Author's profile photo Kenneth Moore
      Kenneth Moore


      I saw a '15 SAP TechEd presentation, UX109, that stated SAP GUI 7.4 is planned to support Screen Personas by end of year 2015.  Can you give us a status update on this? When will Personas be supported in GUI?



      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kenneth,

      The functionality of SAP Screen Personas in SAP GUI is documented here:

      We are continuing to enhance the SAP Screen Personas rendering in SAP GUI so it aligns with the capabilities in Web GUI.



      Author's profile photo Kenneth Moore
      Kenneth Moore


      Author's profile photo Anders Bang Christoffersen
      Anders Bang Christoffersen

      See that it is two very different use cases for SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori - the use scenarios is very well described by SAP on the current MOOC covering SAP Screen Personas. I highly recommend the course. Please also check out the Rapid Deployment option for SAP Screen Personas. Best regards Anders -