The SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1608 release is the first SAP product based on the next iteration of the SAP Fiori design, the award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0. To get an initial impression of the new user experience, have a look at this video:
The main aspects of SAP Fiori 2.0 which are coming with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1608 are:
- Visual Design: the new, more attractive visual theme, which is applied everywhere.
- Navigation and personalization via the new Me-Area, which enhances users’ navigation options by giving direct access to recent activities, i.e. recently used apps. It also provides access to personalization options – you can see how users can personalize the SAP Fiori Launchpad home page very easily.
- Search: the search experience now provides more information directly in the search results list, and gives users flexibility in narrowing down their searches.
Let’s also take a look at one of the new features of SAP Fiori 2.0 which is planned to be released for procurement and sales with the 1611 release:
- Overview Page: The overview page is an important new pattern in SAP Fiori, as an example procurement is one of the first areas supporting it: it gives a buyer an overview of the important information for him or her to get their job done efficiently and effectively, using cards to summarize information from different aspects of the job. These can be list-based or analytical, i.e. chart-based. In addition to giving users an overview, it also provides direct actions for them to address issues shown in the overview. Finally, users can easily personalize their overview page.
For those of you interested in design, have a look at this explanation of the Overview Page by Kai Richter, SAP’s Head of Design Concepts: SAP Fiori 2.0: The Ideal Overview.
The overall Fiori 2.0 concept goes beyond what is included in this first shipment, so you can expect further innovations beyond the Overview Page down the road. To keep up to date with what is planned, have a look at the SAP Fiori Road Map, which is updated on a quarterly basis. If you would like to participate in the SAP Fiori community on SCN, please have a look at All Things SAP Fiori.