SAP S/4HANA: Let’s simplify how we extend the business core and enhance the user experience
New season, new personal horizons with Cloud ERP UX Engineering
For the last 2 years, I’ve been working with a fantastic and talented team of like-minded colleagues on understanding how we can optimize the user experience of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition for partners, IT administrators, and business users. Building on these insights and my knowledge of integration and extension scenarios for SAP Business Technology Platform, I’m excited to be starting a six-month fellowship working alongside our esteemed product management colleagues in SAP UX Engineering. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing my experiences and knowledge of SAP S/4HANA extensibility scenarios with you, together with considerations for optimizing the user experience. I’m keen to help convey just how easy it is to adapt SAP’s ERP offering to suit individual business requirements by extending and optimizing apps as needed, all while simplifying the user experience, keeping the core lean, and ensuring that maintenance efforts remain at a minimum.
If, like me, you’re passionate about good user experience and want to gain a better understanding of the SAP S/4HANA extensibility options available, I recommend the following resources as a starting point:
- Developing and Extending SAP Fiori Elements Apps | openSAP
- Getting Started with In-App Extensibility in SAP S/4HANA
- Developing Extensions Using SAP S/4HANA Cloud, ABAP Environment
- Developing an SAP Fiori Elements App Based on a CAP OData V4 Service
- Extend SAP S/4HANA in the cloud and on premise with ABAP-based extensions
- Custom Extensions in SAP S/4HANA Implementations – A Practical Guide for Senior IT
In November, I’m looking forward to SAP TechEd in 2023 where we can learn directly from SAP experts and partners about the latest innovations for app development, AI, and how to keep the cloud ERP core lean and clean.
For an overview of user experience sessions, I recommend you check out the following blogs from my colleague, Peter Spielvogel, and sign up:
- User experience sessions at TechEd 2023 Virtual | SAP Blogs
- User experience sessions at TechEd 2023 Bangalore | SAP Blogs
What are you keen to learn about this season?
Of course, it’s all about community here, so the reason I write this blog is to ask that you please share your experiences of developing and extending apps for SAP S/4HANA using SAP Fiori elements and SAP Fiori tools with us. What are your current learning goals? What are your ERP extensibility requirements? Perhaps you have a specific question? If so, let me know and my colleagues and I will do our best to help you.
Here’s to a new season of learning opportunities for us all!