SAP MaxAttention Innovation Workshop “User Experience Strategy for Intelligent Enterprise” May 26-27, 2021, Virtual
Dear Valued Customer,
On May 26th-27th, we delivered a virtual SAP MaxAttention Innovation Workshop sharing the latest details and experiences for “SAP User Experience Strategy for Intelligent Enterprise”, providing our SAP MaxAttention customers with the One User Experience (UX) vision for the consistent web experience, responsive and intelligent interface for their Intelligent Enterprise; offering the harmonized set of recommendations, guidance, leveraging UX best practices on the journey to Intelligent Enterprise. The agenda for this workshop can be found here.
The enterprise user experience is a key success factor for the Intelligent Enterprise. SAP Fiori is the UX of the Intelligent Enterprise that changes the way users work. It equips designers and developers with a set of tools and guidelines to create apps for any platform faster than ever – providing a consistent, innovative experience for both creators and users. SAP Fiori enables you to turn new ideas into great apps as quickly as the market demands.
(One User Experience is Key)
The first day has started with the Introduction of SAP User Experience Strategy and Product Roadmap, providing the Big Picture for SAP Fiori and an overview for SAP Fiori 3 technology.
(SAP Fiori big picture)
Next, we moved to session SAP Fiori Deployment Options & System Landscape Recommendations, learning the key UX Integration capabilities to establish a central entry point for business users. We spoke about SAP Fiori Frontend Server Strategy, Deployment Scenarios, SAP Fiori Launchpad as a Central Entry Point: SAP Launchpad Service in SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Work Zone, and SAP Enterprise Portal Migration Options.
(Transition Paths: Decision Tree)
Concluding the first day of the workshop we spoke about Implementation Best-Practices for a great UX for the Intelligent Enterprise. Overall Key Take-Aways was that SAP Fiori should be implemented from a workplace or business role perspective to ensure maximum value (“top-down” instead of “bottom-up”). We presented how to adopt the workplace centric implementation for different project scales. Different roles within SAP S/4HANA implementation project need to work closely together and use a dedicated guideline containing all relevant aspects to be designed and configured across all work-streams. Starting with pilot workplaces to design a SAP Fiori launchpad increases business satisfaction. Deriving tailored guidelines and process definitions from these helps to achieve a scalable SAP Fiori Adoption. On top, we introduced the SAP S/4HANA tools supporting your SAP Fiori implementation.
Improving the user experience of your current software goes beyond making good looking interface screens. Task effectiveness, task efficiency and user satisfaction are key elements in the evaluation of a successful user interface.
The second day of the SAP MaxAttention Innovation Workshop started with Mobilization Strategy for Intelligent Enterprise. We introduced the SAP’s new UX mobile strategy. We learned how the Extension Suite can deliver enterprise mobile applications for the Intelligent Enterprise with SAP Business Technology Platform Mobile Services (BTPms) and the mobile SDK’s and how to make the move from on-prem mobile solutions to SAP Business Technology Platform Mobile Services (BTPms).
(SAP Business Technology Platform Mobile Services)
Next, we moved to the session about SAP Fiori Application Development & Extensibility. We presented an end-to-end toolset how to build modern business applications accelerated with SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori Elements, provided an overview about SAP’s major REST-based enterprise programming models: SAP Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP) & ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP). Finally, we introduced the SAP S/4HANA Extensibility Concept including Side-by-Side Extensibility based on SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).
(SAP S/4HANA Extensibility Concept – The Road to S/4HANA)
Concluding the second day of the workshop we introduced the SAP MaxAttention service portfolio for User Experience. UX Strategy service can be used as a starting point for your UX Transformation Journey. These are the Focus and Objectives of the UX Strategy service:
- Clarification on SAP`s UX Strategy, SAP Fiori Concepts, UI Technologies and Roadmap.
- Guidance on SAP Fiori Deployment Options, System Landscape Recommendations and Entry Point Options.
- Best practices on SAP Fiori Implementation Project process, timelines, milestones, required roles and decision trees.
- Experience how a workplace for a business role should be designed like by designing a sample SAP Fiori Launchpad based on customer situation, system relevance analysis and further requirements.
- Value of key topics like SAP Fiori Analytics and SAP Fiori Extensibility Options including demos for the business.
- Overview of SAP Fiori custom development infrastructure, tools and relevant technical components to create high quality custom applications.
(Possible Follow-Ups of the SAP UX Strategy Workshop)
After the UX Strategy workshop, there are additional Follow-Up services that show the strong value for your UX implementation. According to your project phase (Discover/ Plan/ Realize/ Run) the services can be planned in a following sequence:
(Overview of SAP Fiori and UX related services)
We would like to thank all the presenters that contributed to the success of the event.
Please note that a wrap up blog will be published shortly on this page.
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