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SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08 now available. Now, faster and easier to build flavors

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08 picks up where SP07 left off, simplifying the flavor building process and making the Slipstream Engine component even more robust. The broad adoption of the Slipstream Engine means we received much valuable customer feedback, which we integrated into the product. In addition, the many partners using SAP Screen Personas to deliver the SAP Fiori user experience to their clients pushed us to make it faster and easier for them to build flavors.

Adoption of SAP Screen Personas among SAP S/4HANA remains strong. These customers rely on SAP Screen Personas to fulfil the SAP Fiori vision of having simple, role-based screens that run on all their devices.

“SAP Screen Personas is a key part of our Fiori and user experience practice. It is a fast and easy way to translate the customer requirements we uncover in design thinking sessions into beautiful Fiori screens that run on any device.”
– Gavin Quinn, Founder, Mindset Consulting

While there are many new features (over 150 backlog items!) in SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08, we will discuss three big innovations in this blog:

  • New editor for creating viewports
  • Adaptive flavor lines that show all available flavor sizes
  • Right-click in the editor

 

New editor for creating viewports simplifies using this powerful feature

In SP07, we introduced viewports to reduce the complexity of large screens and improve their performance by breaking the screen into smaller “virtual” screens. While the customers that implemented this feature loved it, there were others that were intimidated by the scripting involved to make it work.

For SP08, we built an editor for viewports. Now, you can create a set of linked screens to break a complex process into manageable chunks, all without opening the script editor. We hope this will make the powerful viewport feature accessible to more customers.

 

Adaptive flavor lines show all available flavor sizes and allow switching

Adaptive flavors have been very popular since we added this functionality, in response to your requests to run SAP Screen Personas flavors on mobile devices. Now, building a collection of adaptive flavors is even smoother.

You can see the breakpoints for each adaptive flavor, indicated by the vertical lines on the screen below. The bold line marks the flavor you are editing. You can switch to the other flavors by clicking on the adaptive flavor name at the bottom of the screen. Now, you can simplify flavors and see more easily how they will look on your various devices.

 

Right-click speeds flavor development

When you are performing multiple operations on the screen, every mouse click or movement takes time. We heard from some customers that were building large collections of flavors (hundreds, in some cases) that they wanted right-click access to commonly-used SAP Screen Personas functions.

We have created this new feature in SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08. When you select a control, your right mouse-click brings up a subset of the commands you can perform on that control. So, no more moving up to the toolbar for simple actions such as hiding or formatting a button or input field. Now, you should be able to roll out the SAP Fiori experience even faster for classic ERP screens in ECC and SAP S/4HANA.

 

Compare various versions of SAP Screen Personas.

 

Support runs through 2023

Here is our current support strategy for SAP Screen Personas 3.0.

  1. SAP Screen Personas 3.0 will be supported until at least Dec. 31, 2023. This rolling 5-year support is the same as S/4HANA. This is a minimum of five years from the release of this service pack, rounded to end of the calendar year.
  2. We support the current as well as the two previous Service Packs. What does this mean to you?
    • SP08 will receive continuous innovation
    • SP07 will get important fixes and selected down ports
    • SP06 will receive emergency fixes
    • SP05 and earlier will no longer be supported

 

System requirements

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP8 works on a variety of systems from SAP S/4HANA to some much older versions. Specifically:

Basis Minimum Service Pack Additional Notes Required? Supported Kernels
S/4HANA All No 749+
750 All No 745, 749
740 SP03 Yes 745, 749
731 SP07 Yes 722
702 SP09 Yes 722
701 SP10 Yes 722
700 SP25 Yes 722

 

For SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08, the supported kernel releases and their corresponding minimum and recommended (as of December 7, 2018) patch levels are listed below:

Kernel release 773 –> Any patch level

Kernel release 753 –> Minimum patch level 27 –> Recommended patch level: latest available

Kernel release 749 –> Minimum patch level 400 –> Recommended patch level 400 or higher

Kernel release 745 –> Minimum patch level 600 –> Recommended patch level 600 or higher

Kernel release 742 is not supported.

Kernel release 722 –> Minimum patch level 400 –> Recommended patch level 500 or higher

See the SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08 Master Note 2713229 for more details and updated recommendations.

 

Continuous improvement

The SAP Screen Personas team is planning to drive continuous improvement

continue to enhance mobile capabilities and address the growing needs of enterprise customers that are striving to become intelligent enterprises.

Please send us your requests (via email or as a comment to this blog) for anything you would like to see in SP08 and beyond.

 

Next Steps

For the SAP Screen Personas product team, Peter Spielvogel.

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    • Hello Christian –

      Please refer to the section “How to migrate existing flavors” in the SAP Screen Personas documentation

      Currently, it requires a manual step to create viewports, but we are working on an update that will allow for an easier migration process for the existing SP07 flavors using viewports.

      Thanks

      Vandana

      • Hi Vandana,

        indeed I missed that section. But the viewport editor is locked down for flavors with viewport. The issue is known and a fix is in the preparation according to your support team. I will post the note here once it is available

        Best regards

        Christian

        • Hello Christian –

          What do you mean the viewport editor is locked down for flavors with viewport?

          If you are using adaptive flavors then you need to switch to the parent flavor and then create the viewport screens.

          The issue that we are currently working on is to support existing flavors so that by default SP07 flavors with viewports will still continue to render properly.

          Hope this helps

          Thanks

          Vandana

          • Hi Vandana,

            that was my bad. At a first glance, I thought this would also work on the adaptive flavors (which would be more intuitive, but as the same scripting is working in the backend that is logical to have it only on the parent flavor).

            Thanks for the information

            Best regards,

            Christian

  • Hi Peter,

     

    where can I see the backlog items that have been changed? I’m wondering if in SP08 we can increase the height of  “All items” GuiTableControl in “Item Overview” tab.

    Thanks for your work.

     

    Best regard,

    Sérgio Miguel

  • Hi Sérgio,

    The feature you mentioned is not in SP08. We are working on it now.

    Many of the backlog items are listed in the release notes.

    Regards,

    Peter

  • Hi Peter,

    Is SAP Screen Personas 3.0 available (supported) for SAP Banking Services 9.0 (NW7.50)?  Many of the large complex screens in SAP Banking Services are generated via BDT, and I heard a few years back that SAP Screen Personas could not be used with SAP Banking Services.  Was hoping this may have changed??

    Regards

    Shaun

    • Hi Shaun,

      SAP Screen Personas 3.0 supports BDT screens with SP06 or later. To enable the BDT support, please refer to note 2451049.

      NW 7.50 is supported. For specific versions and/or limitations that my be applicable, please also review notes 2713229 and 2050838.

      Thanks and best regards,

       

      Ashley