SAP Fiori is the user interface or user experience (UX) that can be used with or instead of the SAP GUI. This simplified application groups everyday tasks into tiles, like approving purchase requests, viewing sales orders, and approving timesheets. How does SAP Fiori work? This is still an excellent question to ask since the UX has changed and become more complex since its launch in 2013.
What is SAP Fiori?
Fiori is a streamlined application that gives users an experience based on their roles and can be changed across all business lines, tasks, and devices. It groups tasks like looking at sales orders or approving timesheets into tiles. SAP made the SAP Fiori UX with user-friendliness and ease of use in mind based on what customers told them. The UX also has deployment options for mobile devices, so users can work even when they don't have access to a computer.
There is a big difference between the SAP GUI and the SAP Fiori UX. The older GUI was big and hard to learn and train on, but SAP Fiori has smooth controls and movements that you would expect from any mobile app. The screens are easy to use, modern, and customizable. They don't have any of the extra tabs and fields that the old UX did.
SAP Fiori 2.0
SAP Fiori 2.0 came out in October 2016 as an update to Fiori. It added UX features that the first version didn't have, such as better navigation, managing multiple applications, and proactive system notifications. Version 2.0 is the latest version of SAP HANA and S/4HANA. It has a new look that lets Fiori UIs fit in with corporate identities. In SAP Fiori 2.0, there are also list reports, object pages, an app launchpad, and an overview page that makes it easier for information to flow.
The launchpad lets you search for apps that may be needed for new tasks and ways to organize tools in an easy-to-understand way. A Viewport makes the desktops of users bigger to the right and left. SAP's new design goal is SAP Fiori 3.0, which will comprehensively improve the design system to support the Intelligent Suite fully.
The benefits of Fiori
What are some good things about SAP Fiori? Users say that Fiori makes them more productive. Research shows that Fiori cuts the time it takes to finish a task by 64% compared to SAP GUI. It's easier to use and learn, so it gets used by more people and takes less time to train them. Employees are also less likely to get upset when they use Fiori.
SAP Fiori has workflows that are easier to understand because they use business logic instead of SAP logic. This is easier for people who don't know much about SAP. People can move around more quickly in the organization. To switch roles, they don't have to learn SAP again. The UX also makes it easier to move around. Unlike the SAP GUI, built around a mouse and keyboard, Fiori-based applications can be used by mobile employees on many devices.
People who use SAP Fiori on HANA can make fewer of their tools when making applications. This is partly because the Fiori library is getting bigger. The partnership between SAP and Apple also gives users several pre-made app choices.
Key features of SAP Fiori Mentor for Android
- Preview all UI components
- Customize the component style to meet your needs and see the effect immediately in a live preview
- View the ready-made code snippet for your customized control
- Check your components in both phone and tablet layouts