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Crowd-sourced tips for getting started with SAP Screen Personas

In the August 2022 SAP Screen Personas practitioner forum, we had some new attendees who were looking for tips on how to get started. The community responded with some great suggestions. Some of the attendees have many years of experience with SAP Screen Personas, so they have many lessons to share that will accelerate your time to value.


Learn from peers and SAP product experts in the monthly SAP Screen Personas practitioner forum.

Here is an edited digest of the chat from the practitioner forum.

  • Hafeez: Hi. We’re just starting our SAP Screen Personas journey. Would you have any recommendations on how to get started with SAP Personas? And what are the easiest transaction codes to simplify that have the biggest impact in the FI/HR/procurement areas.
  • Dan: Start small with a scenario that adds immediate value.
  • Hans: Do the openSAP courses.
  • Aleksandar: OpenSAP for starters, then start a real-world scenario.
  • David:   Never start with VA01 or similarly complex transactions.
  • Aleksandar: Ha ha @David
  • Cristin: Involve the users early, create some quick wins that make their lives easier with fewer clicks.
  • Dwaine: Get the end user involved early in the process.
  • Farhad: What you do in SAP GUI for HTML may behave completely differently in Slipstream Engine. Take nothing for granted.
  • Elliott:   If you use IW transactions for maintenance, IW24 can be a good transaction to start with.
  • Abril:  Subscribe and watch the SAP UX Engineering videos on YouTube.
  • David: Your first goal is to simplify a simple transaction.  The next goal is to add business logic with scripting.
  • Dan: Use very small UX design techniques (design thinking) and show how quick and easy it is (gets immediate buy in). But there’s a time and a place for using it.
  • Brian: If you don’t know JavaScript, use something like
  • Aleksandar: Restrict to display-only transaction codes to start out.
  • David: Get the SAP Screen Personas e-book – latest and greatest
  • Brian: Don’t start with mobile and viewports. They are too complex for beginners.
  • David: Productivity Power Play videos
  • Hafeez: What a lovely bunch of people – Super ideas – Thank you so much!

Thank you, Hafeez for kicking off such an engaging discussion – and to the members of our SAP Screen Personas community for sharing their ideas.

Do you have any thoughts about how to get started with SAP Screen Personas? Maybe something you wish you knew before you started your UX transformation project. If so, please share your tips for getting started in the comments below.

If you want to join the conversation and learn from colleagues in other companies who have lots of experience with SAP Screen Personas, sign up to join the SAP Screen Personas practitioner forum community.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas.

On behalf of the SAP Screen Personas product team, Peter Spielvogel.

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      Author's profile photo Aleksandar Mijailovic
      Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Great! Hmm.. who might this "Aleksandar" be? 😀


      @Hafeez good luck and do not hesitate to ask the community for support!


      BR Aleksandar

      Author's profile photo Per Lundh
      Per Lundh

      I learned almost everything from the Power Plays on youtube. This is the way/format that every product team should educate their users/customers and inform about new releases. Much appreciated.

      One suggestion to the Personas-team would be to add all Power Play's to a playlist. I can't find such playlist right now on the UX Channel in youtube.

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Per,

      Thank you for the feedback and suggestion. We will look into this. I understand that it would be much easier to go to a playlist to find the latest episode. This will be especially important when we ramp up production, after we release the openSAP course.