SAP Fiori Cloud for S/4HANA – It’s Prime Time
We are happy to announce a major release of SAP Fiori Cloud for S/4HANA. With over 6,000 apps, SAP Fiori Cloud will offer content covering business roles across 13 lines of business and 30+ industries. This marks a major milestone to ease the adoption of SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA via Cloud services.
This means if you are running SAP S/4HANA or SAP Business Suite on premises, you can keep your core business systems on premises, while easily and seamlessly accessing the UI layer from the Cloud. That makes it incredibly easy to innovate quickly – and release any of the apps whenever you want – without impacting your on-premises release cycles.
Let me summarize the news for your and explain with this diagram:
- Your SAP S/4HANA or SAP Business Suite back-end system stays on premises. You do not move any core business systems to the cloud – only the UI layer is served from the Cloud
- You don’t need to upgrade or patch your Fiori / Portal landscape (Dev, TEST, PROD,…) any more. SAP runs the Fiori apps and launchpad in SAP Cloud Platform for you.
- New functionality is available bi-weekly
- You can leverage any of the 6,000+ SAP Fiori apps or develop your own custom apps
- Leverage the best architecture for your company to ensure best security and performance (External Access Point or Internal Access Point)
- SAP provides a preview environment, enabling you to preview and test new functionalities in advance
For a more technical look, read the SAP Fiori Cloud Blueprint.
|Enable a modern, intuitive user experience for SAP business processes, SAP S/4HANA & SAP Business Suite, with minimized cost and effort|
Provide access to SAP business processes from anywhere at anytime via a secured connectivity between on-premises to cloud
Combine SAP and non-SAP business processes with consistent UX
|Simplify your on-premises landscape with efficient cloud services, enabling fast innovation cycles.
So, what are the big news here?
With this new release of SAP Fiori Cloud, we are delivering a major content release for SAP S/4HANA (on premise) 1709. This will include content across lines of business and roles, allowing customers to leverage SAP Fiori Cloud across their S/4HANA implementation
If I am already running SAP Fiori Cloud, can I leverage this new functionality?
Yes. All existing SAP Fiori Cloud customers can leverage this new release and implement SAP Fiori for their SAP S/4HANA systems.
On which data center is SAP Fiori Cloud available?
SAP Fiori Cloud is available on all SAP Cloud Platform (NEO) data centers. To benefit from the best performance, it is recommended to run your Fiori Cloud instance in the closest data center to your end users. A list of SAP data centers can be found here.
Where can I read and get more details about SAP Fiori Cloud?
The best resources to read about SAP Fiori Cloud are: learning journey, blueprint, documentation.
Great to see Fiori Cloud providing full UX coverage for S4HANA.
Thanks for sharing this exciting news, Aviad Rivlin. I think the disparity between the number of apps supported for on-prem launchpads and Cloud Platform was discouraging some customers from making the move. Out of the '6000' apps, how many are for S/4HANA 1709? Are all the new apps for S/4?
As of today, there are 1255 apps listed in the Fiori Reference library for S4HANA 1709 release.Its important to note that its a combination of SAPUI5 & Classical apps
The number of supported apps has gone up to 8785 in the reference library.
This sounds like great news but just to clarify:
On a different note; I would love to see more posts on how the various versioning is handled in more detail (e.g. Handling of front end Fiori fixes that have a dependent back-end note to be applied) but for now, I'm loving it if we can finally have a frequently updated Fiori Launchpad/UI5 libraries in the S4 world.
ps. Time to ensure our automated Test scripts for custom Fiori apps are up to scratch!
I would like to try and respond to your questions. Aviad can correct me if I am wrong 🙂
Thanks for stepping in Murali (I'm sure Aviad is busy getting down to Justin Timberlake right now).
I'm sure the issue with S4 previously was the fact that the customer was responsible for deploying the Fiori apps and any maintenance of these would require redeployment which is less than ideal. That combined with the fact you don't want to have to set-up all your catalogs manually the first time but use references when defining your FLP UX is probably enough in my books to not recommend Fiori Cloud.
OData Provisioning is not such a big deal if we simply use S4 without a hub for this so all good (though I suspect their may be some performance improvements if this was a preferred option). Regardless, this is an easy switch when it does become the recommendation.
Versioning in deed is going to be the most interesting aspect for those on S4/HANA and not S4/HANA Cloud as most customers I've worked at require a lot of manual effort when it comes to any application patching. Will be interesting to see what SAP Best Practices are for Fiori Cloud regression testing for those running S4. Look forward to the post!
Is there any plans to have the SAP Fiori Cloud available in the cloud foundry environment with 100% feature parity ? ( SAP Cloud Portal is there but with no 100% feature parity )
Yes, it is on our roadmap to have SAP Fiori Cloud available on CloudFoundy, though it will take some more time.
We are also working on closing the gaps in Cloud Portal and making it fully avilable on CF.
Blog is updated: we are now GA with Fiori Cloud for S/4HANA 1709 SP2.
Thanks for the blog.
When will S/4HANA 1809 on-premise be supported?
Also, Fiori Cloud is part of the SCP environment?
Still no Fiori Cloud version for S/4 1809, right?
Hi Aviad, is still supported Fiori Cloud for S/4HANA 1809 and subsequents releases? It does not appear at Fiori apps Library:
Thanks in advance,
Dear Juan Miguel,
Thanks for your interest in SAP Fiori Cloud for SAP S/4HANA (on premise).
Please note that SAP offers only selected Fiori applications and content packages on SAP Cloud Platform. You can find an overview of available apps for SAP S/4HANA 1610 & 1709 in SAP Fiori App Library.
At this point in time SAP does not plan to replicate and release additional standard SAP Fiori (on premise) apps and business content on SAP Cloud Platform.
Background: SAP Fiori is an integral part of the SAP S/4HANA (on premise) product. The general recommendation for SAP S/4HANA 1809 systems is an embedded SAP Front-end server deployment. SAP significantly enhanced the tools for rapid activation and configuration, to offer the modern SAP Fiori user experience “out of the box” and simplify the overall lifecycle management.
Please feel free to get back to me, in case you have additional questions.
Today for s/4hana 1909 on-premise SAP Fiori Cloud is obsolete ? Or i don't understand your answer
SAP Fiori Cloud indeed only offers selected Fiori apps and business content for SAP Business Suite and SAP S/4HANA 1610 / 1709.
As of SAP S/4HANA 1809, SAP Cloud Platform is no longer a deployment option for the Fiori Frontent and the recommendation is to to run the Fiori Frontend "embedded" in the backend.
Going forward, we are aiming at establishing a central launchpad on SAP Cloud Platform, which allows to INTEGRATE and ACCESS such applications from the respective backend. See the latest roadmap about Fiori launchpad on https://www.sap.com/products/roadmaps/finder-all.html?search=user interface
Hope this helps and clarifies your question.
Can we use Fiori cloud with a S/4 HANA 1909 system as the Backend system.
the “SAP Fiori Cloud” bundle offers selected services SAP Cloud Platform (NEO) to extend or develop custom SAPUI5 applications, e.g. for SAP Business Suite or SAP S/4HANA.
Please note that the standard SAP Fiori apps offered SAP Cloud Platform only fit for SAP S/4HANA 1610 / 1709 backend, as the deployment recommendations changed towards “embedded deployment”. You can learn more in the following guides: https://www.sap.com/documents/2018/02/f0148939-f27c-0010-82c7-eda71af511fa.html and https://blogs.sap.com/2020/04/01/sap-fiori-deployment-options-and-sap-fiori-front-end-server-strategy-update-2020/
Thanks for your quick response. While I understand that standard fiori apps aren't available for S4/HANA 1809 or 1909 , Is it possible to use S/4HANA 1909 as the backend system for a similar scenario for custom apps,