#S4HANA 1610 use case series: 5a SAP Fiori 2.0 (biz view)
Welcome back to this series of use cases for the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release, in which we talk about business and technical aspects of these use cases. In the last week we talked about Extended Warehouse Management and this week we will focus on SAP Fiori 2.0.
A Harmonized and Coherent User Experience for SAP S/4HANA
With SAP S/4HANA 1610 SAP introduces the new award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0 design, which is a significant step forward in the design evolution of SAP Fiori. Now SAP Fiori 2.0 is the user experience for SAP S/4HANA.
The SAP Fiori launchpad is the single entry point for users to access all relevant applications: SAP Fiori apps as well as classic SAP GUI and WebDynpro for ABAP applications. All applications have the same SAP Fiori 2.0 visual theme providing users with a coherent and harmonized user experience.
With SAP Fiori 2.0 users will benefit from new innovations that help them to get their job done much faster and more effectively than ever before. They can identify and access relevant information at a glance, act upon what needs their immediate attention, take decisions and perform quick actions in a timely manner.
Some of the highlights coming with SAP Fiori 2.0 are:
- Visual Design – the SAP Fiori 2.0 visual theme is applied everywhere – all applications have one look leading to a harmonized the user experience through a clean look, enhanced navigation patterns, same colors and forms.
- Notifications – they can be viewed anywhere in order to identify urgent tasks such as time critical approval workflows.
- Intelligent search supports users to find quickly what they are looking for while powerful filters help to narrow down results to relevant criteria.
- The Me Area – here users can adjust personal settings and use the App Finder to add missing or additional apps to their own SAP Fiori launchpad – always taking into account the user’s authorizations.
- New SAP Fiori 2.0 floorplans – now called SAP Fiori elements – such as the Overview Page, List Report and Object Page. To highlight one example: The Overview Page is a powerful new SAP Fiori element. For example, it can include an overview of relevant information for the user in a specific context to do the job efficiently. It uses cards to summarize different information related to the job either in list-based or analytical (e.g. chart) format. Furthermore, it offers direct actions on issues shown in the overview. Last but not least, users can easily personalize their overview page.
You can easily develop specific SAP Fiori apps based on these SAP Fiori elements using the SAP WebIDE, SAP’s integrated development environment on the SAP HANA Platform.
The Procurement Overview Page, which we already talked about in the technical view of the procurement use case two weeks ago, is a great example for the new SAP Fiori element, Overview Page.
Existing SAP S/4HANA customers can get SAP Fiori 2.0 by upgrading the backend system to the 1610 release, and upgrading the Front-End Server to version 3.0.
In case of custom built applications and themes, there are implications to be considered as well as additional activities to plan before upgrading.
To get an initial impression of the new user experience, have a look at this introduction video.
To get deeper insight and guidance on upgrading to SAP Fiori 2.0 kindly refer to SAP Fiori 2.0 – What you need to know.
Stay tuned when we take a closer look into the technical aspects of the SAP Fiori 2.0 in the technical view blog.
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